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Apply for GREAT scholarships 2023 at Sheffield Hallam University for Nigerians

One Nigerian Student who can demonstrate excellent academic achievement will win a scholarship worth £10,000 as tuition fee waiver in the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign scholarships.

This scholarship scheme is part of the GREAT Scholarships annual campaign, launched by the British Council together with 49 institutions across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to support postgraduate students from selected countries to access world-class UK higher education opportunities.

The Sheffield Hallam University scholarships are exclusively for students domiciled in India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Nigeria starting a full-time postgraduate taught course in September 2023. One applicant from each country will win £10,000 tuition fee waiver for the first year of study on postgraduate taught courses in 2023-24 academic year. 

Scholarship details

The GREAT Scholarships for justice and law is a new time-limited programme from the Study UK campaign and the Ministry of Justice.

One Nigerian based student will win the scholarship to go to the UK and study one of the following courses:

  • MA Applied Human Rights
  • LLM Applied Human Rights
  • MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • LLM Legal Professional Practice

Requirements and Eligibility

To be eligible for one of these scholarships you must:

  • be an international fee-paying student who is fully self-financing your studies. This means that you are not receiving any funding for your studies from an external source such as a government, a scholarship provider, a company or an employer
  • be domiciled in India, Indonesia, Malaysia or Nigeria. There is 1 scholarship available for each country: India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Nigeria.
  • have achieved a minimum 2.1 or equivalent in your undergraduate honours degree and must meet the English and academic entry requirements for your course
  • have applied for a full-time taught postgraduate course at Sheffield Hallam University starting in September 2023
  • be able to pay the remainder of your tuition fee and any additional fees your course may require, for example field trips.
  • be domiciled in Nigeria. There is 1 scholarship available for Nigeria.
  • have achieved a minimum 2.1 or equivalent in your undergraduate honours degree and must meet the English and academic entry requirements for your course
  • have applied for one of the following full-time taught postgraduate courses at Sheffield Hallam University starting in  September 2023: MA Applied Human Rights, LLM Applied Human Rights, MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice, LLM Legal Professional Practice.
  • be able to pay the remainder of your tuition fee and any additional fees your course may require, for example field trips.
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You cannot apply for or receive this scholarship if you:

  • are already enrolled upon the Sheffield Hallam University course for which you are applying for a scholarship
  • have previously received a GREAT or GREAT Justice & Law scholarship
  • are applying to study a Sheffield Hallam course at a partner institution outside the UK
  • They reserve the right to only consider applicants for a scholarship if they have accepted an offer for their course of study. We strongly advise applicants to accept their offer of a place on the course by the scholarship closing date.
  • Scholarships are competitive and selection is based on the information provided in the online scholarship application form only.
    You must be able to evidence the level of academic achievement stated on your scholarship application by submitting a transcript or certificate stating your final result (including percentage/GPA/CGPA) by the scholarship closing date
  • You must provide your eight-digit Student Identifier (SI) number on the online scholarship application form. This is given to you by the University when your course application has been processed. We reserve the right to only consider applicants for a scholarship if they provide this number on their scholarship application.
  • Scholarships are awarded as a tuition fee reduction and apply to fees payable in the first year of study only. No cash alternative is available.
  • Scholarships are not transferable and cannot be deferred to a later start date.
  • Only one financial incentive (scholarship, award, bursary or discount) is permitted for each course of study. If you are eligible for more than one type of fee waiver or discount, the highest value offer will apply.
  • The University reviews and updates our scholarship offer annually, therefore the offer is subject to change each academic year.
  • All decisions on eligibility for scholarships and award of scholarships are at the University’s discretion and are final.
  • We do not provide individual feedback on unsuccessful applications.
  • You must meet the entry requirements in your offer letter before you can enrol.
  • If you are awarded a scholarship, you are still required to pay any relevant deposits and 50% of your reduced tuition fee before enrolment.
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Method of application

Before students will be considered for the scholarship, they must have applied to and receive admission letter from Sheffield Hallam University. Successful students who have received their student identifier (SI) number can proceed to the application portal HERE.

The course starts in September 2023. Closing date for this scholarship is Closing date 31 May 2023.

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