The Bartlett Promise Scholarship 2022/2023 for Sub-Saharan African Students

Application for the Bartlett Promise Scholarship 2022-2023 is ongoing!

This scholarship is open to applicants who are nationals of a Bartlett-approved list of Sub-Saharan African countries pursuing a Bartlett master’s program. 

About The Bartlett Promise Scholarship

The Bartlett Promise represents a long-term commitment to attract and support students from a broader range of backgrounds to study at The Bartlett, in order to tackle the lack of diversity in the built environment sector.

The scholarships cover fees, living and study costs for scholars, as well as professional and personal support and careers advice for the duration of their program.

Now, in its second year, the scheme currently supports 21 UK undergraduates, 13 Master’s and 4 PhD students with help from our valued donors Jestico + Whiles, Derwent London, and the Aziz Foundation.

Having established a unique UK focused scholarship that will grow with each successive year, The Bartlett is now extending their efforts internationally. Four scholarships will be open to students from Sub-Saharan Africa to join The Bartlett from September 2022, with applications opening from 1 March 2022.

The scholarships are open to nationals of 48 Sub-Saharan African countries who have an offer of a place in a Master’s program in any of The Bartlett’s nine schools and are in financial need.

Which Fields are Eligible?

Postgraduate taught master’s programs

Who can apply for The Bartlett Promise Scholarship?

The Bartlett Promise aims to enable students from backgrounds which are underrepresented in The Bartlett, to pursue postgraduate studies at The Bartlett, UCL’s Faculty of the Built Environment.  For The Bartlett Promise Sub-Saharan African scholarship, candidates must:

  • be a national of one of The Bartlett’s approved list 2 of Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries and resident in an eligible SSA country
  • must not hold a British or dual British citizenship
  • have an offer of admission to a Bartlett master’s programme for study in 2022/23 which is either unconditional or conditional only on English language
  • be in financial need as assessed by UCL 

In addition to these, candidates should ideally also meet at least one of the additional criteria:

  • be a forced migrant
  • be the first generation in the family to attend university at undergraduate level
  • be the first generation in family to attend university at postgraduate level 

Selection Criteria

We will consider your educational, personal, and financial circumstances. You will need to demonstrate these in your application. Assessment of applications will be made in relation to the eligibility criteria.

Which Countries are Eligible?

  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Republic of Congo
  • Cote D’Ivoire
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Eswatini
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Where will Award be Taken?

UCL (University College London), UK

The Bartlett Promise Scholarship- Benefits

Full overseas tuition fees, an allowance to cover living and study expenses (£15,364) for the normal duration of the program at UCL, a flight to/from the UK, UK Study Visa costs, English language assessment costs, health test costs, master’s program application fee costs and the NHS health supplement charge in the UK. All Promise scholars will also receive ongoing academic and career support during their studies.

How to Apply for The Bartlett Promise Scholarship:

You must first secure a place on a Bartlett master’s program.  Please see FAQs below for more details on how to identify a suitable program and how to apply.  

You must apply as early as possible, and no later than 14 February for applications to The Bartlett School of Architecture and 28 February for all other Bartlett schools.  

UCL aims to make a decision within six weeks of receiving your completed application, academic transcripts, and references. However, please note it can take three to four months when application volumes are high.  You are strongly recommended to apply early; a six-week turnaround cannot be guaranteed.

For information on how to get your application fee waived, please see the FAQs. 

Once you have an offer of a place, you can apply to The Bartlett Promise for a scholarship.  

Application Deadline

The Bartlett Promise application form will open on 1 March 2022 and close on 18 April 2022 at 23.45BST. 

Please see the FAQs for details on how to apply. If you wish to receive an email notification when the application form is available please register your interest in studying at The Bartlett.







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