Scholarships for students from Ghana

The University is pleased to offer a range of scholarships to students from Ghana who show exceptional academic potential and are starting their studies at the University of Sheffield in September 2016.

Undergraduate Scholarships (e.g. BA, BSc, BEng, MEng)

Faculty Undergraduate Scholarships

We are pleased to offer scholarships to all international students commencing their studies in the Faculties of Engineering, Pure Science, Arts and Law in September 2016:

Engineering International Scholarships

Pure Science International Scholarships

Law International Scholarships

Arts International Scholarships

Postgraduate Scholarships (e.g. MA, MSc)

The University offers a range of scholarships for Ghanaian students who show exceptional academic potential starting a Postgraduate Taught Masters programme at the University of Sheffield in September 2016.

Ghana Sheffield Scholarships 2016

We are pleased to offer the Ghana Sheffield Scholarship to all Ghanaian students starting a Taught Masters programme in September 2016.

The scholarships are:

  • £2,000 if your tuition fees are between £15,250 and £17,250


  • £2,500 if your tuition fees are £17,251 and upwards


  • You are a student of MSc in Global Marketing Management, or any of our MSc Nanofolio courses jointly run with the University of Leeds. Under these circumstances your Scholarship will be £1,250 only, the £2,000 and £2,500 discounts above will not apply.

Eligibility and Award Criteria:

  • You must hold an offer of a study place and begin your postgraduate Taught Masters programme in September 2016.
  • You must be a national or permanently domiciled of Ghana.
  • You must be self-funded and classified as overseas for fee purposes.
  • The scholarships will be awarded automatically – no application is required.
  • The scholarships will take the form of a tuition fee reduction only.
  • The scholarships are for full-time and part-time students only. Students studying via Distance Learning are not eligible for the scholarships.
  • Part-time students will receive the full value of a one year of scholarship split pro rata over the duration of an equivalent single full-time academic year.
  • The scholarships will not be awarded where partial funding is applicable from an external body* and there is an agreement already in place between the external body and the University of Sheffield to offer a tuition fee discount to the student.
  • The Scholarship is for each year of the Taught Masters Programme, however it is not available for each year of a New Route PhD course. The scholarship is only available for the first year of study.
  • Overseas students registered on partnership programmes will only be eligible for a proportionate amount of scholarship reflecting the percentage of the programme studied at and percentage of the tuition fees paid to the University of Sheffield. E.g. Studying a 50:50 course with the University of Sheffield and another institution where the fees paid to the University of Sheffield are £8000, a scholarship of £1000 will be applied, representing 50% of the full scholarship amount.

West African Merit Postgraduate Scholarships 2016 (tuition fee discount of up to 50% of tuition fees)

There is one Merit Postgraduate Scholarship 2016 available for West African students starting their postgraduate taught masters programme in September 2016.

The scholarship is worth up to 50% of your postgraduate taught masters degree tuition fee per year, for one year of study. The scholarships will take the form of a tuition fee reduction.

To be eligible for the West African Merit Postgraduate Scholarships 2016 (50% tuition fee discount), applicants must be self-funding and classed as 'overseas' for fee purposes AND a national or permanently domiciled in one of the following countries: Benin, Cameroon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Togo; apply for a study place by Friday 17 June 2016 and hold an offer of a study place for entry in September 2016.

The deadline for applications is Friday 24 June 2016 and results will be announced by Friday 29 July 2016. The West African Merit Postgraduate Scholarship 2016 (50% tuition fee discount) is awarded on the basis of academic merit.

If you wish to be considered for this scholarship you need to apply. Eligible students will automatically be sent details of how to apply from January onwards.

Applicants cannot apply for the scholarship before being offered a study place at Sheffield.

For full Terms and Conditions, please

Shared Commonwealth Scholarships 2016

There is one award available for individuals with a strong academic background beginning their postgraduate study at the University of Sheffield in September 2016.

Shared Commonweath Scholarships

Postgraduate research degrees (e.g. PhD, MPhil)

The University of Sheffield does not offer research studentships or funding specifically for Ghanaian students. There are, however, studentships and funding for which students from Ghana can apply:

Other Postgraduate Research Scholarships

Full details of other available scholarships and funding for research programmes can be found on the Graduate Research Office website. The link below will open in a new window:

Find out more about postgraduate research scholarships

Other Sheffield Scholarships

Alumni rewards

Sibling and Spouse rewards

International Baccalaureate scholarships

External Sources of Funding

There are a number of external organisations that offer scholarships and funding to international students who wish to study in the UK.

More information about external sources of funding

* Government or governmental organisation – international, national or regional; Research council; Charity; private enterprise; or any similar organisation.

If you have any further questions, please contact our West Africa Office representative.