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Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust-University of Leeds Masters Scholarships 2021-2022 for Developing Countries

University of Leeds Scholarships are available to applicants from developing countries to undertake a one-year taught Master’s programme of study in selected Schools, with areas of study related to the economic, social or technological development of the applicant’s home country.

 The Scholarships are funded jointly between the Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust and the University of Leeds. The Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust was set up in memory of two generations of the Ferguson family to promote their particular interests in education, international friendship and understanding, and the promotion of world peace and development.

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About University of Leeds

The University of Leeds is a public research university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was established in 1874 as the Yorkshire College of Science. In 1884 it merged with the Leeds School of Medicine (established 1831) and was renamed Yorkshire College. It became part of the federal Victoria University in 1887, joining Owens College (which became the University of Manchester) and University College Liverpool (which became the University of Liverpool) The university's history is linked to the development of Leeds as an in... read more


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University of Leeds Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust Masters Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of University of Leeds Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust Masters Scholarship

Fees, maintenance of £13,320 (in session 2021/22), return economy travel and other allowances


Requirements for University of Leeds Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust Masters Scholarship Qualification

Applicants must:

  1. Be citizens of, and permanently resident in, one of the developing countries according to the International Development Association list of Borrowing Countries
  2. Not have undertaken studies lasting one year or more in a developed country
  3. Be unable themselves, or through their families, to pay to study in the UK
  4. Agree that they will return to their home country as soon as their period of study is complete
  5. Awards must be taken up in September 2021

Selection: Each School selects a shortlist of applicants who they wish to recommend for the award. The Group on Scholarships, Studentships and Prizes then meets to consider the shortlists and select the successful applicants and reserves. Applicants can expect to be notified of the outcome of their application within 8 weeks of the scholarship closing date. The University will publish the names of the successful applicants within the University and externally on the University website.


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Application Deadline

February 1, 2021


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to University of Leeds on leeds.onlinesurveys.ac.uk to apply

Stage 1

  1. Applicants MUST first apply for a relevant taught programme of study and be in receipt of a Student Application Number to be eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applications without a valid Student Application Number will be rejected.
  2. These awards are only available to applicants who are liable to pay academic fees at the International fee rate;
  3. Applicants must hold, or expect to hold by September 2021, a First Degree at undergraduate level equivalent to at least a UK Upper Second Class Honours degree. Applicants should either have graduated with the appropriate First Degree or be in their final year of study;
  4. Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the University’s English Language requirements by 1 February 2021. Some Schools require a standard of English higher than the University minimum. You should have a valid test result, which is no more than two years old by your official start date at the University of Leeds.

Stage 2

  1. Once you are in receipt of your Student Application ID complete the online application form.

Please note that, due to the large volume of applications, the Postgraduate Scholarships Office will not enter into any correspondence regarding the progress of an application until the outcome is known.

For more details, visit the programme webpage



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