Rwanda: UK varsity extends scholarships to Rwandans

UK varsity extends

Rwandan students will this year 2013 be able to benefit from a scholarship programs offered by the University of Manchester. These scholarships aimed at supporting the less privileged.

The university is offering scholarships for full-time campus-based postgraduate taught masters to applicants from Rwanda starting in September 2013. The scholarships cover full tuition fees, return international air fares and living expenses.

Scholarships are available in a wide range of subjects including Engineering, Environment, Medical and Life Sciences, Law and Education. Eligible students will be required to send in their applications before the deadline is 29 March 2013.

Applicants will however have to take English language tests (IELTS) in Kigali, or in Kampala and Nairobi, by getting in touch with the British Council for details. They are advised to do this as soon as possible and the next tests are on 12 January, 2 February and 14 February 2013.

The University of Manchester is a public research university located in Manchester, United Kingdom.

It was formed in October 2004 by the amalgamation of the Victoria University of Manchester (established in 1851) and the University of Manchester Institute Of Science and Technology (established in 1824).

The university is also a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive British universities, theN8 Group and is recognized as a British “red brick” university since 1880; the year its federal Victoria University predecessor gained its royal charter.

The main site of the university is centred around Oxford Road south of Manchester city centre. In 2012, the university had around 39,000 students and 10,400 staff, making it the largest single-site university in the United Kingdom. The University of Manchester had an income of £808.6 million in 2010–11, of which £196.2 million was from research grants and contracts.

For more details, interested students are advised to visit the university’s official website (



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