The University of Exeter is accepting applications for the Global Excellence Scholarships (Sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean) in the 2020/21 academic session.

The University is at the forefront of global collaboration. This scholarship has been created to provide the opportunity for more students from this region to develop their academic talents and contribute to our thriving campus community of students and staff from over 170 countries.

Global Excellence Scholarships recognise high academic achievement and are some of the highest valued awards offered by the University.

s there are a limited number of scholarships available we encourage early submission of your Masters course application and the prompt completion of your scholarship application on receipt of an offer.

Worth of Award

The scholarship is awarded as a £5,000 – £10,000 reduction in 2020 tuition fees. No cash alternative is available.


You can apply for this scholarship if you:

  • hold one of the following nationalities: Angolan,Batswana, Beninese, Burkinabe, Burundian,Cameroonian,Central African, Chadian, Comoran, Congolese, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinean, Eritrean, Ethiopian,Gabonese, Gambian,Ghanaian, Guinea-Bissauan, Guinean,Ivorian,Kenyan,Liberian,Malagasy,Malawian,Maldivian,Malian,Mauritanian,Mauritian,Mosotho,Motswana,Mozambican,Namibian,Nigerian,Nigerien,Rwandan,Sao Tomean, Senegalese,Seychellois,Sierra Leonean,Somali,South African, Sudanese, Swazi, Tanzanian,Togolese,Ugandan,Zambian,Zimbabwean AND
  • are classified as an international student for fees purposes AND
  • already hold an offer to start an eligible full-time Masters degree (see below)* at the University of Exeter, commencing in September 2020. If you are yet to make your Masters programme application then please visit their postgraduate study pages where you will find links to their online programme application system

Scholarship recipients are selected on academic merit, based on the information you have supplied in your programme application. Awardees will be expected to demonstrate that they have achieved or are able to achieve the equivalent of a UK upper second class degree.

*Eligible programmes are all full-time campus-based taught MA or MSc degrees with the exception of the following courses: MBA, MSc Accounting and Taxation, MSc International Business, MSc Marketing, MSc Human Resource Management, MSc International Human Resource Management, MSc International Tourism, MSc Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management, MSc Finance and Investment, MSc Finance and Management, MSc Finance and Marketing, MA International Film Business, MA Creativity: Innovation and Business Strategy, MA Applied Security Strategy, MPA / MPA with Applied Studies, MA Education Online, MSc Island Biodiversity and Conservation, MSc Extreme Medicine. If you hold an offer for an ineligible course please check the funding database for other funding opportunities.

How to apply

To apply, once you have your offer, please complete the webform

Click here for more details and  to apply

Deadline: Scholarships will be offered on a rolling basis until June 30, 2020, OR all allocated funds have been distributed, whichever may be earlier.