University of Sheffield Southern Africa Student Scholarship Fund (SUSASSF) 2017 for study in the United Kingdom (Funded)

Application Deadline: Friday 5 May 2017.

In partnership with SUSASSF, the Department of Geography are pleased to offer a scholarship for a taught postgraduate student from Southern Africa.

Scholarship Award

The scholarship offers the following support:

  • A full tuition fee waiver
  • Maintenance for University accommodation and a monthly stipend

Eligibility Criteria

1. You must have applied to study on one of the following courses to study at the University of Sheffield, starting in 2017:

2. You must be classified as overseas for tuition fee purposes.
3. You must be self-funded to receive this award, i.e. not funded by a research council, government, private enterprise, charity or any similar organisation.
4. This scholarship cannot be awarded in conjunction with any other funding awards, either from the University of Sheffield or external sources.
5. Your mode of attendance must be full time.
6. Receipt of the scholarship is subject to successfully meeting any condition(s) attached to your offer before the deadline provided by the Admissions Service.
7. Receipt of the scholarship is subject to successfully receiving a visa to study at the University in September 2017.
8. You must be a national of and permanently domiciled, in one of the following countries or territories:

South Africa Zambia
Zimbabwe Malawi
Lesotho Botswana
Swaziland Namibia

Selection process

This is a competitive process and not all applications will be successful; a panel of senior members of staff will select the strongest application.

The panel will be looking to see in particular if you have:

  • provided a clear rationale for applying for a postgraduate course at the University of Sheffield,
  • outlined challenges to academic progress and detailed how these barriers have been overcome successfully,
  • outlined examples of work experience in the field of International Development,
  • clearly articulated future ambitions; these goals relate to the postgraduate degree you have applied for, and how your learning will benefit others from your country.

The outcome of your application will be announced, via email, before Friday 30 June 2017.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the  University of Sheffield Southern Africa Student Scholarship Fund


  1. Hi, I am Amb J Moses Tarkulah from Africa specifically Liberia. How can I be a part of this scholarship program? I am a student majoring geography and I am a Liberian.


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