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We are excited to announce that seven scholarships of £10,500 will be available to students from Africa and South America for the 2021/22 academic year. These 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 £8,800 towards your MSc tuition fees. Please note you will be required to provide evidence to the UKVI 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).
  • Following this, you will be required to register your interest for the scholarship by filling in the form below. 
  • Applications for this scholarship close 30 April 2021* and the announcement of awards will be in May 2021 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.

We do not accept applications via agents for this scholarship. If you have any further questions or queries regarding this scholarship, please contact Bhavisha Koner b.koner@aston.ac.uk.

Aston University Ferguson Scholarship

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. 

  • Disclaimer: Please ensure you have submitted an application to our relevant postgraduate programmes before applying for the Ferguson Scholarship.
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