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The University of Sheffield has a strong commitment to International Development. One of the themes of the University’s strategy is ‘celebrating, promoting and increasing the volume of the work that we do to improve the lives of others through our international relationships, locally and abroad’. Building on this commitment the University, in collaboration with the Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust and the Sheffield Institute for International Development, is now able to offer 10 scholarships (over 3 years) targeted at international students from developing countries for a number of courses that are affiliated with the Sheffield Institute for International Development.

2020 Scholarships

There are three scholarships available to academically strong individuals from developing countries. Each scholarship offers the following:

  • A full tuition fee waiver

  • Maintenance for University accommodation and a monthly stipend

To get this scholarship,

  1. You must hold an offer for one of the following courses to study at the University of Sheffield in 2020 by Wednesday 6 May 2020:

  1. You must be classified as overseas for tuition fee purposes.

  2. You must be self-funded to receive this award, i.e. not funded by a research council, government, private enterprise, charity or any similar organisation.

  3. This scholarship cannot be awarded in conjunction with any other funding awards, either from the University of Sheffield or external sources.

  4. Your mode of attendance must be full time.

  5. You must begin your studies at the University of Sheffield in 2020. This scholarship cannot be deferred.

  6. Receipt of the scholarship is subject to successfully meeting any condition(s) attached to your offer before the deadline provided by the Admissions Service.

  7. Receipt of the scholarship is subject to successfully receiving a visa to study at the University in September 2020.

You will be automatically considered for the scholarship if you receive an offer to study one of the eligible courses and you are a national of, or permanently domiciled in, one of the eligible countries or territories.Your course application will be assessed by a panel of academic judges to decide whether you will progress to the final stage of the application process. If you are selected for the final stage of the application process we will contact you by Monday 25 May 2020. At this point we may ask you to submit a short personal statement to support your application. If you do not receive an email by Monday 25 May 2020 asking you to submit a personal statement for the Allan & Nesta Ferguson Scholarship you have not been selected for this award. If you have any questions about this award please email

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