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UK Varsity Offers £33k Scholarships, £4k Flight Allowances To Nigerians, Others

This opportunity is open to Nigerians and international students interested in pursuing master’s degrees under scholarship programs.

By Karo Oghenetega

The University of East Anglia, based in Norwich, UK, has introduced scholarships totaling £33,150 (equivalent to N44.3 million) along with a transportation allowance of £4000 (N5.3 million) for Nigerian students pursuing master’s programs.

As per the details provided on the university’s website, these scholarships, known as the David Sainsbury Scholarships in Global Plant Health, cover all expenses for students intending to study in the UK.

This opportunity is open to Nigerians and international students interested in pursuing master’s degrees under scholarship programs, encompassing travel expenses.

Applications for the David Sainsbury Scholarships in Global Plant Health are specifically for individuals aiming to pursue an MSc in Plant Health at the University of East Anglia during the 2024/2025 academic session.

In addition to covering tuition fees and providing living stipends, the scholarship also includes transportation allowances.

The scholarship provides funding amounting to £33,150 (N44.3 million) and transportation costs of £4000 (N5.3 million).

Prospective applicants must first apply for and gain admission to the University of East Anglia before being eligible for consideration for the scholarships, as stated on the university’s website.

The information on UEA website reads, “Provided you meet the eligibility criteria, you will automatically be considered for the scholarship, on a competitive basis – no separate application is required. 

“You will be evaluated for the scholarship based on the same criteria used to evaluate your application to enrol on the course. 

“The criteria are: academic achievement and academic awards together with knowledge/experience/potential of molecular biology, genetics, molecular interactions, data science such as bioinformatics and statistics, laboratory skills, and independent study.” 

Addressing interested Nigerian applicants, it says, “All self-funded Nigerian students applying to a Master’s course at UEA starting in September 2024 will automatically be awarded the UEA Nigeria Award scholarship. 

“The scholarship is worth £4,000 – if you meet UEA entry requirements, £5,000 – if your final undergraduate grade is a CGPA 4.1 and above. Amounts will be deducted from your tuition fees, in line with terms and conditions.”

Applications for the scholarship are presently available and anticipated to conclude on May 31, 2024.

Established in 1963, the University of East Anglia (UEA) is situated in Norwich, a picturesque city in the eastern region of England.

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