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University College London DPU70 Scholarships For Students From Sub-Saharan Africa 2024

The DPU70 Scholarships aim to support two students from Sub-Saharan Africa to study our master's courses in the 2024-25 academic year.

The Bartlett Development Planning Unit (DPU) has had many long and vital partnerships with colleagues on the African continent. Indeed, those relationships extend to the very origins of the DPU and underpin much of our work. Yet we work in an educational context in which the programmes we offer are financially beyond the reach of many international partners, and disproportionately so with regard to those based in Sub-Saharan Africa. The DPU70 Scholarships are intended to go some small way to helping to support the collaborations that are so fundamental to us all.

The DPU70 Scholarships are powered by The Bartlett Promise Scholarship, and funded by The Bartlett Development Planning Unit


UCL Postgraduate Scholarship

Application DeadlineApril 3, 2024
Value£16,008
Country to studyUnited Kingdom
TypePostgraduate
SponsorUniversity College London (UCL)
GenderMen and Women
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Benefits of UCL Postgraduate Scholarship

  • Full overseas tuition fees, an annual allowance of £16,008 to cover living and study expenses for the normal duration of the programme at UCL.
  • Additionally, a flight to/from the UK, UK Study Visa costs, English language assessment costs, health test costs and the NHS Immigration Health Supplement charge.
  • All Promise scholars, including DPU70 scholars, will also receive on-going academic and career support during their study. 
  • Full international fees plus living stipend and travel to and from the country of domicile for the one-year duration of the master's programme. The exact value will vary slightly, depending on airfares and other costs of travel.

Requirements for UCL Postgraduate Scholarship

The DPU70 Scholarships aims to enable students from backgrounds which are underrepresented at The Bartlett Development Planning Unit (DPU) to pursue postgraduate studies at the DPU. For The DPU70 Scholarships, candidates must:

  • Be a national of one of The Bartlett’s approved list 2 of Sub Saharan African (SSA) countries and resident in an eligible SSA country must not hold a British or dual British citizenship
  • Have an offer of admission to a master’s course at The Bartlett Development Planning Unit for study in the 2024-25 academic year which is either unconditional or conditional only on English language assessment
  • Be in financial need as assessed by UCL 3

In addition to these, candidates should ideally also meet at least one of the additional criteria:

  • Be a forced migrant 4
  • Be the first generation in the family to attend university at undergraduate level
  • Be the first generation in family to attend university at postgraduate level.

We will consider your educational, personal and financial circumstances. You will need to demonstrate these in your application. Assessment of applications will be made in relation to the eligibility criteria.

Selection Process

We will consider your educational, personal and financial circumstances. You will need to demonstrate these in your application. Assessment of applications will be made in relation to the eligibility criteria.

Timeline:

  • Apply to a master's course at The Bartlett Development Planning Unit: From 16 October 2023
  • Receive an admission letter for a master's course at The Bartlett Development Planning Unit: From December 2023
  • Apply for a DPU70 scholarship: 15 February to 3 April 2024

Application Deadline

April 3, 2024

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to University College London (UCL) on forms.office.com to apply

Please note: To be eligible for The DPU70 Scholarships, you must have an offer of a place on a master's course at The Bartlett  Development Planning Unit. Please review our postgraduate courses pages and identify the course that you would be interested in studying. Only when you have an offer to study on one of our master's courses can you apply for The DPU70 scholarships.

Also note: You should apply using The Bartlett Promise Sub-Saharan Africa Master’s application form below, and select the DPU70 scholarship. Within your application, you will also be considered for The Bartlett Promise Sub-Saharan Africa Master's Scholarship

For more details, visit UCL website


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