We are excited to announce that seven scholarships of £10,500 will be exclusively available to students from Africa and India for the 2023/24  academic year.

Please note that applications for 2022/23 have now closed and allocations made.

These scholarships are supported by the Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust who are dedicated to improving educational opportunities for students who would not otherwise be able to consider studying in the UK.

Who can apply?

The Ferguson Scholarships are available to students applying for one of the following postgraduate taught programmes:

What is the eligibility criteria?

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

If successful, you will have to contribute approximately £9,600 towards your MSc tuition fees. Please note you will be required to provide evidence to the UKVI that you can contribute this amount plus living costs.

How do I apply?

  • Submit an application for your chosen course via our online application form at the bottom of this page before the scholarship deadline (19th May 2023).
  • Next, register your interest for the scholarship by filling in the online form below.
  • The announcements for the applications for this scholarship are to be made by by 30th June 2023 (midnight UK time). Please note that this is the final extended deadline for applications.

Please note we do not accept applications via agents for this scholarship. 

What happens next?

The announcement of the awards will be in June 2023 via email. 

If you have any further questions or queries regarding this scholarship, please contact Bhavisha Koner b.koner@aston.ac.uk.


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Student testimonials 

Many of our graduates go on to achieve amazing careers in the Health & Life Sciences industry, just like Favour who now coordinates clinical trials for the NHS in London. Hear more about our successful graduates.

Pauline W. Haaksma

(MSc Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine) Kenya

Ebrima Sise

(MSc Biomedical Science) The Gambia