University College London (UCL) and the Africa Educational Trust (AET) have agreed to collaborate in a scheme to enable students from Africa, who are financially unable to study in the UK, to pursue full-time undergraduate studies at UCL. With this scheme UCL supports the aims of AET to help the people of Africa to help themselves.
Under the scheme, two full bursaries are available annually for AET-nominated students who have accepted offers of places at UCL.
- be a national of any African country (including Madagascar), currently living in an African country, and have one or both parents living in an African country, or are orphaned; AND
- be currently attending school or have completed school in an African country; AND
- hold a current offer of admission from UCAS (either conditional or unconditional) to a full-time undergraduate degree programme of study at UCL starting September 2007, which you have firmly accepted (accepting UCL as the insurance offer choice does not satisfy the conditions of the bursary); AND
- be liable to pay tuition fees at the rate applicable to Overseas students, as assessed by UCL; AND
- lack the financial means necessary to pursue undergraduate degree studies at UCL.
Scholarships are awarded based on the aims of the scholarship.
Value: Benefits and Duration
Each bursary will consist of full tuition fees and a maintenance allowance for the duration of the student’s programme of study, as well as economy air travel to/from the UK at the beginning and end of the bursary-holder’s degree programme. The maintenance allowance will normally rise each year in line with inflation but at the absolute discretion of UCL. In addition, the bursary includes an allowance (on request and up to a specified maximum sum per bursary holder) to permit two members of the bursary-holder’s family to attend their graduation ceremony. Annual renewal of the bursary is subject to good academic progress by the student.
Applications Deadline and Procedure
If you fulfill ALL the eligibility requirements above, please email email@example.com to request an application form. You will be required to prove that you have applied to UCAS for undergraduate admission to UCL and have been offered a place.
Applications must be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org by 25 May (deadline extended from 30 April) prior to the start of the programme of study. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for funding. Your application is deemed incomplete without a valid UCAS application number.
AET will select 10 applicants from the eligible applications received – with attention to the financial circumstances of the applicants. The 10 short-listed applicants will be contacted by AET in late May/early June (by email), and asked to write and submit a short essay on a topic which is set each year by UCL. AET will also require applicants to provide documentation in support of the information provided in the application form. Essays and any supporting documentation required must be submitted to AET in June.
The full applications including essays will be forwarded by AET to UCL at 30 June. UCL will select the two academically most promising candidates to receive the bursaries.
Notification of Results
The two successful applicants will be contacted by UCL in August.