Bicentenary Global Futures Scholarships (Botswana)

Academic year 2024
Amount £7,000 Each Year
Manchester, England


To celebrate its bicentenary in 2024, Manchester is proud to offer more than 200 awards to international students commencing their studies in September 2024. The total value of scholarships offered will be over £3.5 million, and awards will be open to prospective bachelor’s and master’s students. 

Undergraduate awards

The University of Manchester is proud to offer more than 100 merit-based undergraduate scholarships of £21,000 to international students from a selection of countries across the globe.  

The Bicentenary Global Futures Scholarships for Africa are open to applicants domiciled in the following countries: Botswana, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Zimbabwe. 

Please note the application form will only be made available to you once you have applied and received an offer. 

Award details

Each award comprises £7,000 for the first year of study with a further £7,000 awarded in the second and third years of study, conditional on attainment of 60% average in each year. Scholarships will be awarded in the form of a discount on published overseas tuition fees. 

Students must be taking one of the following qualifications: A-level, IB, South African Matric (NSC or IEB), NCUK International Foundation Year. 

Scholarships will be awarded based on academic excellence, predicted grades and your responses to questions in the online application form, which will be emailed to all eligible offer holders. 

Awardees will be selected based on academic merit, but we will endeavour to achieve a balance in the allocation of the awards by gender, domicile, qualification type and course of study. 

Eligibility criteria

  • Applications will be considered from international fee-paying students domiciled in the following countries:  Botswana, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

  • Applicants must be applying for direct first-year entry in 2024 and have, or be working towards one of the following qualifications: A-levels, IB Diploma, South African NSC or IEB NCUK International Foundation Year.

  • Applicants for the African awards must have accepted (made firm) a conditional or unconditional offer to study a full-time programme at Manchester and must submit an online scholarship application form by 23 May 2024.

  • Scholarship applications from A Level, IB and NCUK IFY students will be assessed on any previous examinations, predicted grades in the above-listed qualifications and the strength of the personal statement.

  • Scholarships for South African NSC/IEB students will be based upon grades attained following the results release in January 2024 and the strength of the personal statement.

  • Applicants must be self-funded (not sponsored).

  • Applicants for Medicine (MBChB), Dentistry (BDS), Architecture, or any courses with an integrated foundation year are not eligible for the award.

  • Applicants must have selected The University of Manchester as their FIRM UCAS choice by 23 May 2024.

  • Applicants who have previously studied at a higher education institution in the UK are not eligible for the award.

  • Applicants for blended and distance learning programmes are not eligible for the award.

  • The application form will be emailed automatically to all eligible applicants shortly after an academic offer is made.


Application will close on 23 May 2024


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