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University of Manchester Engineering the Future Scholarships for African Students in the UK for 2023/2024

Engineering the Future Scholarships are being offered by the University of Manchester’s School of Engineering to outstanding overseas students who will begin their postgraduate taught studies in September 2023.

About the University of Manchester

Manchester, England is home to the University of Manchester, a public research institution. On Oxford Road, the main campus is located south of Manchester City Centre. The Manchester Museum, The Whitworth Art Gallery, The John Rylands Library, The Tabley House Collection, and the Jodrell Bank Observatory—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—are among the significant cultural institutions that the university owns and manages.

The University of Manchester, a creation of the municipal university movement in the late 19th century, is known as a red-brick institution. The Victoria University of Manchester and the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) merged to become the modern University of Manchester in 2004. The two institutions had been closely collaborating for a century before this.


The University of Manchester dates back to the establishment of the Mechanics’ Institute (later known as UMIST) in 1824, and its history is intertwined with Manchester’s pride in being the first industrial metropolis in the world. The Mechanics’ Institute was founded by Manchester businesses and manufacturers and English scientist John Dalton to ensure that employees could study the fundamentals of science.

The University of Manchester is the third-largest institution in the UK, behind University College London and The Open University. International students come to the University of Manchester from 160 different nations.

The university’s current academic faculty includes well-known figures such as economist Richard Nelson, author Jeanette Winterson, computer scientist Steve Furber, and 2002 Nobel Prize winner Sir John Sulston in biochemistry. Manchester is the institution that the top 100 graduate companies in the UK are most interested in recruiting from, according to the 2020 Graduate Market Review released by High Fliers.

According to QS rankings as of 2021, the University of Manchester is the 27th-best institution in the world. The college held the sixth-best national ranking. The Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020 placed the University of Manchester in position 36. On this list, it was ranked fifth among universities in the UK. On the list of the World’s Most Innovative Universities published by Reuters in 2019, the university came in at number four overall.

Manchester “has a formidable reputation spanning most disciplines, but particularly in the life sciences, engineering, humanities, economics, sociology, and the social sciences,” according to The Sunday Times in 2006. The 2010 Times Higher Education Awards presented Manchester with a major prize for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts.

Benefits of Engineering the Future Scholarships

  • One complete remission of tuition fees up to £33,500. This honor pertains to the MSc Management of Projects program group. 
  • 4 partial waivers of tuition fees totaling £10,000.
  • 10 partial tuition fee waivers totaling £6,000.

Engineering the Future Scholarships – Eligibility

Be a citizen of one of the following regions to qualify for an Engineering the Future Scholarship: 

  • South Asia, South East Asia, or Africa;
  • Keep a conditional or unconditional offer on hold for a full-time, master’s-level (taught) program starting in September 2023 at The Faculty of Science and Engineering. (If you have an offer from a previous admissions round, you will still be taken into consideration; if you win the prize, your offer will be reissued.);
  • possess a certification in English that satisfies the course’s requirements;
  • by the registration deadline, have completed enrollment for the course of your choice;
  • possess, or be on track to possess, a bachelor’s degree with at least a respectable Upper Second class (2:1) (or foreign equivalent);
  • Be self-funding (for instance, not sponsored) for your study and, for tuition price reasons, be categorized as an international applicant.
  • Scholarship overview
  • You will be given consideration for the scholarships if you have an offer from one of the departments listed below:

Application Procedure

No further application is necessary for the Engineering the Future Scholarships opportunity; all offer holders are taken into consideration based on academic merit. Candidates who have been shortlisted could be approached for a written statement that will be used for further evaluation. 

Please email the University of Manchester at: if you have any queries.

Deadline for Application

July 13, 2023

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