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UK varsity offers £33,150 scholarships to Nigerian MSc applicants


The University of East Anglia, located in Norwich, United Kingdom, has unveiled scholarships worth £33,150 (N44.3 million) alongside travel grants of £4000 (N5.3 million) for Nigerian and other prospective students interested in pursuing a master’s in Plant and Health at the institution.

This funding opportunity, known as the David Sainsbury Scholarships in Global Plant Health, offers fully-funded support for students intending to travel to the UK for their studies, as disclosed on the university’s website on Wednesday.

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The scholarships encompass the total tuition fees for the 2024-25 academic session, with the maintenance grant to be determined later, which was £18,622 in the previous academic year.

Highlighting the application details for the 2024/2025 Academic Session, to commence in September, the university extended an invitation to potential candidates, stating, “The Sainsbury Laboratory offers the prestigious David Sainsbury Scholarships in Global Plant Health to a limited number of applicants on the MSc in Global Plant Health.”

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Eligibility for the full scholarship entails meeting specific criteria, including receiving an offer of a place on the UEA MSc in Global Plant Health and being a national or domiciled resident of a least-developed, low-income, or lower-middle-income country or territory, as defined by the Overseas Development Agency Development Assistance Committee (DAC) list for the 2024-25 academic year.

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With scholarships awarded on a rolling basis throughout the year, applicants are encouraged to submit their applications early due to the limited number available.

Furthermore, the university emphasized that once admission criteria are met, applicants become eligible to receive an offer of a place on the UEA MSc in Global Plant Health while advising prospective students to monitor their website for updates on additional scholarships scheduled to be updated in May.