Scholarship Name: Newcastle University Nigeria Scholarships
Masters Scholarship for Nigerian Students to study at Newcastle University, UK for 2012 academic year
Accepted Subject Areas?
Humanities Arts and Social Sciences (HASS),
Science, Agriculture and Engineering (SAgE), an
Medical Sciences (FMS)
The International Office at Newcastle University, UK will award 2 Newcastle University Nigeria Scholarship (NU Nigeria Scholarship) awards to high achieving Nigerian students applying for entry onto postgraduate taught degree or research programmes within the Faculties of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences (HASS), Science, Agriculture and Engineering (SAgE), and Medical Sciences (FMS) commencing their studies in September 2012.
Scholarship Offered Since: Not Specified
By what Criteria is Selection Made?
Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of best qualified students and content of personal statement – in consultation with Head of International Recruitment and faculty representatives.
Who is qualified to apply?
You could be eligible to apply for a NU Nigeria Scholarship if:
You have been offered a place on any postgraduate degree programme in the faculties of HASS, SAgE or FMS
You are a Nigerian national and have been assessed as international/overseas for fees purposes.
You have a First Class Bachelors degree from a recognised Nigerian University and satisfy all other requirements
You intend to register to start your studies during the 2012-13 academic year
You are a self-funded student and not in receipt of other University or external awards
How Many Scholarship Positions are available? Two
What are the benefits?
Each scholarship will have a value of £3,000, payable towards the first year of tuition fees.
How long will sponsorship last?
The financial award is onetime money to support postgraduate programme
Eligible African Countries
To be taken at (country): Newcastle University UK
What time of year does Application Close?
Application deadline is 30th June 2012
Offered annually? Yes
How can I Apply?
You can apply for the scholarship award for students from Nigeria via a separate application form including a personal statement of no more than 500 words.
Completed application forms should be sent to: africa.io[at]ncl.ac.uk
How can I get more information?
If you need more Information about this scholarship, kindly visit the Postgraduate Application Webpage
Please note that NU Nigeria Scholarship applications cannot be considered for candidates unless they have already applied for and been offered a place to study at the University.
English Language Requirements
Students from Nigeria require an English language qualification to enter programmes at the University. English language requirements can vary from programme to programme. See below for the Newcastle University equivalence of Nigerian English language qualifications to IELTS score as published in NU online prospectuses at www.ncl.ac.uk:
IELTS Requirement (score)
Equivalent Nigerian Qualification Requirement (WAEC/SSCE)
IELTS 6.0 C6
IELTS 6.5 C5
IELTS 7.0 C4
IELTS 7.0 C4
IELTS 7.0 C4
IELTS 7.5 B3