University College London: DPU70 Master’s Scholarships 2024 for Students from Sub-Saharan Africa

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The DPU70 Scholarships aim to support two students from Sub-Saharan Africa to study our master’s courses in the 2024-25 academic year. Apply below.

When is Application Deadline:

 3rd April 2024

Tell Me About Award:

The Bartlett Development Planning Unit (DPU) has had many long and vital partnerships with colleagues on the African continent. Indeed, those relationships extend to the very origins of the DPU and underpin much of our work. Yet we work in an educational context in which the programmes we offer are financially beyond the reach of many international partners, and disproportionately so with regard to those based in Sub-Saharan Africa. The DPU70 Scholarships are intended to go some small way to helping to support the collaborations that are so fundamental to us all.

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The DPU70 Scholarships are powered by The Bartlett Promise Scholarship, and funded by The Bartlett Development Planning Unit. 

Applications for the DPU70 Scholarships are now open. 

Which Fields are Eligible?

Any master’s courses at The Bartlett Development Planning Unit.



Who can Apply?

The DPU70 Scholarships aims to enable students from backgrounds which are underrepresented at The Bartlett Development Planning Unit (DPU) to pursue postgraduate studies at the DPU. For The DPU70 Scholarships, candidates must:

  • Be a national of one of The Bartlett’s approved list 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 master’s course at The Bartlett Development Planning Unit for study in the 2024-25 academic year which is either unconditional or conditional only on English language assessment
  • 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.

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?

Anyone who is a national of and domiciled in a Sub-Saharan African country, including: 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 (including Somaliland), South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

How Many Awards?

Two scholarships are available, only for the 2024-25 academic year.

What is the Benefit of Award?

Full overseas tuition fees, an annual allowance of £16,008 to cover living and study expenses for the normal duration of the programme at UCL. Additionally, a flight to/from the UK, UK Study Visa costs, English language assessment costs, health test costs and the NHS Immigration Health Supplement charge. All Promise scholars, including DPU70 scholars, will also receive on-going academic and career support during their study. Full international fees plus living stipend and travel to and from the country of domicile for the one-year duration of the master’s programme. The exact value will vary slightly, depending on airfares and other costs of travel.

How to Apply:

Please note: To be eligible for The DPU70 Scholarships, you must have an offer of a place on a master’s course at The Bartlett  Development Planning Unit. Please review our postgraduate courses pages and identify the course that you would be interested in studying. Only when you have an offer to study on one of our master’s courses can you apply for The DPU70 scholarships.

Also note: You should apply using The Bartlett Promise Sub-Saharan Africa Master’s application form below, and select the DPU70 scholarship. Within your application, you will also be considered for The Bartlett Promise Sub-Saharan Africa Master’s Scholarship

Apply for the DPU70 Scholarships now

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