The University of Sheffield in the UK is pleased to call for applications from Kenyan students and other international students for the International Undergraduate Merit Scholarships 2023.
Only eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship program. Hurry now and apply!
About the program:
We are offering 150 Alumni Fund scholarships worth £3,600 each for students starting their studies in September 2023. These are fully funded by donations from alumni and friends of the University from around the world.
You will need to be eligible for a Student Finance maintenance loan of at least £5,256 (household income less than £50,000). You must also have received an academic offer to study a full-time undergraduate course at the University of Sheffield starting in September 2023.
International Undergraduate Merit Scholarships are for candidates seeking a course in any undergraduate program.
The institution at which the International Merit Scholarships program will be taken is the University of Sheffield, UK.
- Applicants must have applied for and been offered a place of study for an undergraduate program at the University of Sheffield to be eligible to apply for the scholarship.
- Applicants must apply for a study place by April 2023 for entry in September 2023 to be eligible to apply for the scholarship.
- The scholarship will not be available to applicants who have made the University of Sheffield their insurance choice.
- The scholarship application is a separate online process for applying for a course. A link to the online scholarship application will be sent via email to all eligible students.
- The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and a statement of support. The final decision will be made by an academic panel.
- The scholarship is guaranteed in the first year of study and you can also receive it in each subsequent year of study, subject to achieving 60% or higher in the previous academic year. This excludes any years in the industry or periods of study abroad. This applies to all undergraduate programs except Medicine and Dentistry. Medicine or Dentistry students will only receive the scholarship for non-clinical years (years 1 and 2 of Medicine and year 1 of Dentistry)
- The scholarship may be awarded alongside the other University of Sheffield scholarships provided the individual has not been fully funded, for tuition purposes, as a result of the sum of these awards.
- The scholarships will take the form of a tuition fee reduction only.
- You must be self-funded and classified as a foreigner for tuition purposes.
- The scholarship will not be awarded where funding is applicable from an external body* and there is already an agreement in place between the external body and the University of Sheffield to offer a tuition fee discount to the student.
- The scholarships are for full-time and part-time students only. Students studying online or through distance learning are not eligible for the scholarship.
- Part-time students will receive a full year’s worth of scholarship divided over a full-time equivalent academic year.
To be eligible for the International Undergraduate Merit Scholarships, the applicant must be a national or permanently domiciled in one of the following:
|East and South Africa: Kenya, Uganda, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Mauritius||Middle East and North Africa: Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt, Sudan, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco|
|Southeast Asia: Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam|
The scholarships are competitive awards worth 50% of the tuition fee for an undergraduate program commencing in September 2022. The scholarship is available to new international (non-EU) students who meet the eligibility criteria.
You must submit an offer to study at the University of Sheffield before applying for this scholarship.
This is a competitive process and not all applications will be successful. A panel of senior staff members will select the strongest applications and look for the following:
- The applicant has provided a clear justification for applying for a course at the University of Sheffield.
- An applicant has clearly articulated future ambitions, these goals relate to the degree they have applied for.
- The applicant has a strong academic profile.
- You are due to start your studies at the University of Sheffield in September 2022.
- The International Undergraduate Merit Scholarship 2022 is limited to one award per person.
- The International Undergraduate Merit Scholarship 2022 cannot be awarded in conjunction with any of the following scholarships: International Undergraduate Scholarship 2022, Subgraduate Merit Scholarship of International Baccalaureate 2022, GEMS International Merit Scholarship 2022, NCUK Undergraduate Scholarship 2022, NCUK 2022 Undergraduate Merit Scholarship
- The scholarship may be awarded in conjunction with any available scholarship from the Department or Faculty in which you will be studying, subject to not becoming a sponsored student*. Use the funding calculator to find out if there are any scholarships available from your Department/Faculty.
- The scholarship cannot be awarded in conjunction with any funding from an external sponsor**, excluding a loan, which must be repaid in full.
- If you are selected for a merit scholarship, subject to eligibility and award criteria, you will be guaranteed an award in your first year of study. The scholarship is available in each of the following academic years of your course subject to a grade of 60% or higher and achieving a minimum of 120 credits in the previous academic year.
- The Merit Scholarship is not applicable for any year in industry or any compulsory or non-compulsory year abroad as part of your degree.
- If you are selected for a merit scholarship and do not meet the conditions of your course offer, you will no longer be eligible to receive the award.
- If you are selected for a merit scholarship and change your degree program to begin your studies again at level 1 of a new degree program, you may lose your scholarship.
- If you change your study program during your studies and transfer to the concurrent academic year, for example, from Year 1 BA English to Year 2 BA English Literature and Language, subject to eligibility and award criteria, you may continue to receive a scholarship from merit.
- The merit scholarship can be provided for a maximum number of 4 academic years. This does not include years in the industry or years abroad.
- The scholarship will be applied only as a tuition discount.
- The decision of the scholarship panel is final. Scholarship applications and decision appeals will not be considered.
- All decisions made by the University are made in good faith, if a scholarship is awarded based on predicted grades and you do not achieve your predicted grades but are allowed to enter the University, the University reserves the right to remove the scholarship.
- If you are selected for a merit scholarship and subsequently join the University through compensation, you will no longer be eligible to receive the award.
- This scholarship cannot be deferred to a future entry year. If you decide to postpone entry to another year, you will forfeit this award.
- The scholarship cannot be provided during any intercalated year of study.
- Part-time students will receive the equivalent value of the scholarship division pro rata for the duration of a single full-time academic year.
- If you are offered the scholarship, we will ask you to confirm your acceptance of your scholarship and sign your offer on a fixed date.
Deadline for application
- A link to the online scholarship application will be emailed to all eligible students beginning in January.
- Applicants must have applied for a study place before April 2022.
- The deadline for scholarship applications is April of each year.
- The results of the scholarships will be announced in May of the same year.
How to apply:
Click on the link to start an online application online.
International Merit Scholarships for Undergraduates: Frequently Asked Questions
International students are not eligible for some types of financial aid, including federally subsidized student loans, grants, and some scholarships. While opportunities are limited, there are chances to qualify for merit scholarships, and awards based on talent and ability rather than need.
A merit scholarship is a financial award that students receive based on their academic success in high school. Merit-based scholarships are not only limited to a student’s grades, but also consider factors such as leadership roles, ACT and/or SAT scores, extracurricular activities, and school or community involvement.