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Ferguson Scholarships

The School of Life & Health Sciences is offering ten scholarships of £15,000 to students from Africa and South America. Scholarships are supported by the Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust which is dedicated to improving educational opportunities for students who would not otherwise be able to consider study in the UK.

Ferguson scholarships are available to students applying to on campus postgraduate taught programmes including: 

If successful, you will have to contribute approximately £2,550 towards your MSc tuition fees. Please note you will be required to provide evidence to the UKBA that you have this amount plus living costs.

Eligibility criteria

  • Hold a conditional or unconditional offer for one of the above courses
  • Be a national from an African or South American country
  • Hold a 2:1 degree or equivalent in a relevant subject for the course you are applying for
  • Be a self-funded student
  • Provide a strong personal statement when submitting your course application.


How to apply

If you wish to be considered for one of these scholarships and you meet the above eligibility criteria you will need to:

  • Submit an application for your chosen course via our online application form before the scholarship deadline (please see below)
  • You will then be automatically considered for this scholarship, and will be notified of the outcome via email.

Applications for this scholarship close 31 March 2018* and announcement of awards will be in May 2018 via email. 

*It is possible to submit an application to study a course at Aston University after this date, however the application will not be considered for this scholarship.

Hear from a current Aston University Ferguson Scholar

Aisosa Imas Iyoha

Aisosa Iyoha, MSc Pharmaceutical Science

The scholarship is the only reason I am able to advance my education in the UK. This generous support is helping me fulfill a lifelong dream of schooling in the UK. I chose Aston University because it is one of leading universities in the UK located in a serene environment and known for its world-class teaching and research quality. Aston University is a welcoming and safe place for students to live and study. 

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