The Bartlett Promise Scholarship 2023/2024 for Sub-Saharan African Students

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The Bartlett Promise Scholarship 2023/2024: This scholarship is open to applicants who are nationals of a Bartlett approved list of Sub-Saharan African countries pursuing a Bartlett master’s programme. Read the full eligibility criteria, selection process and FAQs.

When is the Application Deadline:

31st March 2023, 23.45 BST

Please note: you must have an offer of a place to study on a Bartlett master’s programme before you can apply so please make your programme application now.

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Tell Me About The Bartlett Promise Scholarship:

The Bartlett Promise represents a long-term commitment to attract and support students from a broader range of backgrounds to study at The Bartlett, in order to tackle the lack of diversity in the built environment sector. The scholarships cover fees, living and study costs for scholars, as well as professional and personal support and careers advice for the duration of their programme. Now, in its second year, the scheme currently supports 21 UK undergraduates, 13 Master’s and 4 PhD students with help from our valued donors Jestico + Whiles, Derwent London and the Aziz Foundation.

Having established a unique UK focused scholarship which will grow with each successive year, The Bartlett are now extending their efforts internationally. Four scholarships will be open to students from Sub-Saharan Africa to join The Bartlett, with applications opening from 15 Feb 2023. The scholarships are open to nationals of 48 Sub-Saharan African countries who have an offer of a place on a Master’s programme in any of The Bartlett’s nine schools, and are in financial need.

Which Fields are Eligible?

Postgraduate taught master’s programmes

What Type of Scholarship is this?

Masters

Who can apply for The Bartlett Promise Scholarship?

The Bartlett Promise aims to enable students from backgrounds which are underrepresented in The Bartlett, to pursue postgraduate studies at The Bartlett, UCL’s Faculty of the Built Environment.  For The Bartlett Promise Sub-Saharan African scholarship, candidates must:

  • be a national of one of The Bartlett’s approved list 2 of Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries and resident in an eligible SSA country
  • must not hold a British or dual British citizenship
  • have an offer of admission to a Bartlett master’s programme for study in 2023/24 which is either unconditional or conditional only on English language
  • be in financial need as assessed by UCL 3

In addition to these, candidates should ideally also meet at least one of the additional criteria:

  • be a forced migrant4
  • be the first generation in the family to attend university at undergraduate level
  • be the first generation in family to attend university at postgraduate level 

Prospective students who are nationals of Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Republic of Congo, Cote D’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Assessed household income of less than £42,875
Refugee, asylum seeker or those who have been granted a temporary form of leave as the result of an asylum or human rights application (e.g., limited leave to remain, discretionary leave to remain, humanitarian protection, UASC leave).

How are Applicants Selected?

We will consider your educational, personal and financial circumstances. You will need to demonstrate these in your application. Assessment of applications will be made in relation to the eligibility criteria.

Which Countries are Eligible?

Prospective students who are nationals of Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Republic of Congo, Cote D’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Where will Award be Taken?

UCL (University College London), UK

How Many Scholarships will be Given?

Four scholarships are available to students starting September 2023.  

What is the Benefit of The Bartlett Promise Scholarship?

Full overseas tuition fees, an allowance to cover living and study expenses (£15,364) for the normal duration of the programme at UCL, a flight to/from the UK, UK Study Visa costs, English language assessment costs, health test costs, master’s programme application fee costs and the NHS health supplement charge in the UK. All Promise scholars will also receive on-going academic and career support during their study.

How Long will the Program Last?

2 Years

How to Apply for The Bartlett Promise Scholarship:

You must first secure a place on a Bartlett master’s programme.  Please see FAQs below for more details on how to identify a suitable programme and how to apply.  

For information on how to get your application fee waived, please see the FAQs. 

Once you have an offer of a place, you can apply to The Bartlett Promise for a scholarship.  

Visit Award Webpage for Details