The Africa Postgraduate Excellence Award is the University of Nottingham’s scholarship award, designed to support international students who have achieved academic excellence and show true passion for their chosen field of study.

Unlock your potential with our Africa Postgraduate Excellence award, a tuition fee scholarship for masters students who live in Africa.


  • We’re offering scholarships covering a contribution of between £4,000 to £8,000 towards full-time masters tuition fees for high-achieving international students who live in Africa.


To apply for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be domiciled in Africa
  • Be classed as an overseas student for fee purposes
  • Hold an offer to start a full-time masters (including MRes) for 2024/25 in any subject area at the University of Nottingham UK

Selection Process

In your application, you will be asked about your achievements, study plans, reasons for choosing to study with us and details of predicted grades (if applicable). Make sure you have enough time to prepare strong answers. We will assess your responses and academic merit when making scholarship decisions.

Please note that there is a strict word count limit for all questions, which is outlined at the end of each question. The system does not automatically limit this, so you would be encouraged to check your application before you submit. Any responses submitted that exceed the outlined word count may not be reviewed.

Method of Application

Click Here to Apply

  • You must apply for and receive an offer to study a full-time masters (including MRes) for 2024/25 at the University of Nottingham before applying for this scholarship. Search for courses and find out how to apply.
  • If you have an offer for a taught masters course, you can apply through the scholarships section of our application system, NottinghamHub.
  • If you have an offer for an MRes course, email the scholarships team on for instructions on how to apply.

For More Information,

Visit the Official Webpage

Application Deadline: May 15, 2024.