Types of Scholarships
There are Four types of scholarships
1.University Specific scholarships
This is a common scholarship, mostly available only to the university you want to study at. These scholarships can be applied for after you have received an offer from that university.
Scholarships from UK universities
If you have a good academic history, you are able to secure generous funding from top universities like;
- King’s College London
- Imperial College London
- University College London (UCL)
- University of Cambridge
- University of Oxford
- London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
If you are interested in more scholarships or any form of financial aid, it is recommended to go to the “fees and funding”, “funding” or “Scholarships” section of their website, to check for your eligibility. You can also email the University for More Details.
2. Course specific scholarships
This is another common scholarship , available only to applicants who want to study a particular course. For example, some of the best scholarships for women engineers are;
- The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) Scholarship
- The BHW Group’s annual Women in STEM Scholarship
- The Virtix IT STEM Studies scholarship
- Scholarships provided by The Society of Women Engineers
3. Country Specific Scholarships
These are scholarships available only to nationals of a specific country, and not tied down to any particular program, university or course.
For example, Cameroon specific scholarships are
- Cameroon Erasmus Mundus Scholarships
- Scholarships for Cameroon Muslims
- UNDP-TEF Youth Entrepreneurship Grants in Sahel Africa
4. Global Scholarships.
These are scholarships that are not tied to any country, university or course. They are available for applicants around the world, who are seeking financial support for their education abroad.
You can read about global scholarships here Best Global Scholarships for African Students.
Best Undergraduate Scholarships for African Students
These are available to specific universities for applicants from a specific list of countries. Please check the link below for more details
3. International Scholarship (Kingston University) https://www.kingston.ac.uk/internatio…
4. Africa Undergraduate Excellence Award(Universirty of Nottingham) https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/studywit…
5. International Excellence Scholarship https://www.swansea.ac.uk/internation…
6. University of Birmingham Nigeria Outstanding Achievement Scholarships https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/undergra…
7. Vice-Chancellor’s International Attainment Scholarship https://www.qub.ac.uk/International/I…
8. Warwick Global Excellence Scholarships
- 20 Full ride undergraduate scholarship
- 13 half scholarships
- 70 x £2000 funding help https://warwick.ac.uk/study/undergrad…
You should also check the links below for more scholarships
c. You can explore the complete list on the official Commonwealth Scholarships website.
d. African students can access more scholarships here 411 Scholarships in Africa – Scholarship Portal
e. You can also access the study portals Scholarship International Distinction award here https://bit.ly/3jzx6GZ.
Despite the tight competition, the UK offers some of the best financial aids for needy students. However, it is important to perform an effective research on the funding options for your dream university, reach out to the local foreign embassies, large organisations and even the local government education bodies.
The UK will be a fantastic study destination for you.