Scholarships for African Students at Birkbeck in UK

Posted: May 22, 2017 in Apr-Jun Deadline, Europe, Masters, UK
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Birkbeck, University of London is offering scholarships for African students to study postgraduate progranmme during the 2017-2018 academic year.

Birkbeck, University of London, is a public research university located in Bloomsbury, London, England, and a constituent college of the federal University of London.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing postgraduate programme.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study the subjects offered by the university.

Scholarship Award: These scholarships will cover the followings:

  • Fully funded: covers the full amount of the tuition fees and the full amount of accommodation fees.
  • Partially funded: covers a part of the tuition fees.

Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility: Scholarships are available for students who will be studying at postgraduate level at Birkbeck during the 2017-2018 academic year.

Nationality: Students from Africa are eligible to apply.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement:

  • The minimum entry requirement fixed by the University of London for postgraduate study is a second-class honours degree in an appropriate subject from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification.
  • If the main subject of your degree is not directly relevant to your proposed postgraduate programme, you may be asked to complete a qualifying programme of study.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement:

  • Please be aware that we cannot accept test certificates that were taken more than two years ago.
  • Cambridge Test of English (Advanced English): overall score of 176, with 169 in each subtest.
  • Cambridge Test of English (Proficiency in English): overall score of 176, with 169 in each subtest.
  • Please note that for both tests you must provide Birkbeck with your unique Candidate ID number and your Candidate Secret Number.
  • IELTS (Academic): overall score of 6.5, with 6.0 in each subtest.
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): overall score of 62 with 60 in each subtest. (Please note that you must inform Pearson that you give permission for Birkbeck to verify your scores.)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test): overall score of 92, with 22 in Reading, 21 in Listening, 23 in Speaking, 24 in Writing. (Please note that you must quote Birkbeck’s institution code to TOEFL: 9961.)
  • Trinity College London – Integrated Skills in English: ISE II. However, Admissions Tutors may ask for a higher score, depending on specific course entry requirements.

How to Apply: Students must first submit an online application through the course web page. After receiving an unconditional offer, applicants must submit an essay of no more than 500 words to with the subject line ‘Scholarship for students from Africa’ answering the following question: Why are you the ideal candidate to receive a scholarship?

Application Deadline: The application deadline is June 1, 2017.

Scholarship Link

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