Loughborough University is delighted to present the Global Impact Scholarship.This scholarship is from 50% up to 100% off the course fees for your chosen postgraduate taught course for 1 year.

The scholarship will cover from 50% up to 100% off the course fees for your chosen postgraduate taught course (replacing any departmental or other Loughborough University scholarships or bursaries you may already have been awarded). 

The University will award a limited number of scholarships, and the standards required are very high.

Students will be expected to fund their travel and maintenance costs through other sources. Evidence of maintenance funds must be included in the scholarship application.

The scholarships are being 100% funded by university funds.


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

  • Currently holding an offer (conditional or unconditional) for an eligible postgraduate taught programme
  • Currently domiciled (permanently living) in country listed in the table below.
  • Evidence of exceptional academic achievement (normally a first-class honours degree)
  • Commitment to contribute to the development of your home country after graduation.
  • Full understanding of the costs involved in coming to study and live in the UK
  • Evidence of strong motivation and initiative to secure funds to cover the remainder of the costs involved
  • Applicants should be high calibre graduates with the personal, intellectual, and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership and driving sustainable change within communities.

Applicants are advised to spend considerable effort ensuring that this application reaches the selectors in a form that is clear, well presented and which reflects their abilities and motivation.

Eligible country list

The scholarship application is open to students currently domiciled (permanently living) in country listed below.

  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cabo Verde
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo, Dem. Rep
  • Congo, Rep.
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt, Arab Rep.
  • El Salvador
  • Eritrea
  • Eswatini
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Lao PDR
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Micronesia, Federated States
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • São Tomé and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands  
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vietnam
  • West Bank and Gaza
  • Yemen, Rep.
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

How to apply

The scholarship application procedure is an open competition. Students may only apply for the scholarship after an offer for a place in one of Loughborough University’s Masters programmes has been made. Students who are in possession of an offer (conditional or unconditional) of a place on a postgraduate taught course can apply for the scholarship using the application form.

Applications will be initially shortlisted and the final decision on the awards will be made by a selection panel of senior staff of the University. 

The deadline for applications is now closed.

Applications will be reviewed during May and June 2024.

Important note

Scholarship applications will not be considered unless the applicant is holding an offer or a place at the time of submission (this offer may be conditional or unconditional).

Please do not submit your scholarship application until you have received your offer letter. Applications will only be considered if all parts of the form are completed in full.

Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. A confirmation email will be sent when your application has been received. All those applying will be notified of the outcome of their application by email. If your application is shortlisted, you will be given further guidelines on what will happen next.  

Any award made to an applicant holding a conditional offer will be subject to those conditions being met in full. Applicants will also be expected to provide evidence of funds to cover their travel, living and maintenance costs and may be asked to pay a deposit towards their living costs as part of the conditions of the scholarship offer.

Why is Loughborough offering the Global Impact Scholarship?

Loughborough University has committed to be an internationally engaged research‐intensive university that delivers meaningful impact and keeps students at its heart. Our Creating Better Futures 2030 strategy encourages us to use our distinctive strengths to support, inspire and empower people to achieve extraordinary things.

The Global Impact Scholarship is one of the many practical steps for us implementing this strategy while recognising the importance of our external influence and the impact of our actions on the world around us and the challenges that face us as a society.​

Further information

For further details about these awards, please contact the Global Engagement team.