The Allan and Nesta Ferguson Scholarship

​The Allan and Nesta Ferguson Scholarships are available to international students who have applied to study a full-time one year Master's course in the School of International Development* at UEA.

Applicants must be a national of, or permanently domiciled, in one of the following countries*:

*This list is from the United Nations Human Development Index Report 2020.

  • Afghanistan
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Congo (DRC)
  • Côte d'Ivoir
  • Djibouti
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Eswatini
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Tanzania
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • Vanuatu
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Each scholarship will fund the student's international tuition fees and provide them with a maintenance grant of £12,000 so that they can live in the UK and be able to cover the costs of living/ travel/ visa. 

This scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need to applicants from any of the listed countries.

To be considered for this scholarship, you will need to apply by submitting an application form by the 2 June 2023.

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Type of Course

  • Postgraduate Taught

Funding Type

  • Tuition Fees
  • Maintenance

Total Value


Total Value

Tuition=£17,952 + £12,045 grant

Number Available per Year


Years Available

  • 2023
  • 2024


  • International Fees
  • Self Funded
  • Demonstrate genuine financial need


  • International Development


International Development*

Country / Region

  • Any

Academic Excellence

​​Must meet course requirements.

Applicant’s Nationality

  • Any

Country of Domicile

  • Any

Further Criteria

Applicants must be a national of, or permanently domiciled, in one of the countries listed in the 'Eligible Countries' tab at the top of the page

Restrictions with other scholarships

​​Cannot be in receipt of any other scholarships/awards.

Application Process

​​To be considered for this scholarship you will need to complete an application form. The deadline for applications is 2 June 2023.

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Terms and Conditions

General Terms and Conditions

*As part of their 50th anniversary celebration, the School of International Development is changing its name to the School of Global Development from 1 August 2023.