University of Nottingham Postgraduate Excellence Award 2024: A Scholarship for Outstanding African Students


Are you an African student who wants to pursue a master’s degree at one of the UK’s leading universities? Do you have a strong academic record and a passion for your chosen field of study? If yes, then you may be eligible for the University of Nottingham Postgraduate Excellence Award 2024.

This is a prestigious scholarship award that covers a contribution of between £4,000 to £8,000 towards full-time masters tuition fees for high-achieving international students who live in Africa. The award is open to students from any subject area and any country in Africa.

The University of Nottingham is a world-class research institution that offers a diverse and stimulating learning environment. By studying at Nottingham, you will benefit from the expertise of its faculty, the facilities of its campuses, and the opportunities of its global network.

To apply for this scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be domiciled in Africa
  • Be classed as an overseas student for fee purposes
  • Hold an offer to start a full-time masters (including MRes) for 2024/25 in any subject area at the University of Nottingham UK

You can apply for this scholarship through the scholarships section of the University of Nottingham’s application system, NottinghamHub, after you have received an offer to study a full-time masters course. If you have an offer for an MRes course, you can email the scholarships team at [email protected] for instructions on how to apply.

The application deadline is Wednesday 15 May 2024. You will be asked to provide information about your achievements, study plans, reasons for choosing to study at Nottingham, and details of predicted grades (if applicable). Your application will be assessed based on your responses and academic merit.

You do not need to accept your offer before applying for this scholarship, but you must do so if you are awarded the scholarship. You will be notified of the outcome of your application by the end of July 2024.

If you are awarded this scholarship, it will be deducted from the tuition fees charged to you as a student at the University of Nottingham. The scholarship will not be paid to you directly.


  • Q: Can I apply for more than one scholarship at the University of Nottingham?
  • A: Yes, you can apply for more than one scholarship, but you can only be awarded one. If you are eligible for more than one scholarship, you will be awarded the one with the highest value.
  • Q: What is the difference between the Postgraduate Excellence Award and the Developing Solutions Masters Scholarship?
  • A: The Postgraduate Excellence Award is a merit-based scholarship that recognises academic excellence and passion for your chosen field of study. The Developing Solutions Masters Scholarship is a specialised award that requires you to demonstrate vision, passion, and a plan for a specific developing solution. You can apply for and be considered for both scholarships, but you can only be awarded one.
  • Q: How can I find out more about the University of Nottingham and its courses?
  • A: You can visit the University of Nottingham’s website at www.nottingham.ac.uk to explore its courses, campuses, facilities, and student life.