The Beacon Scholarship

  • Bachelor
  • Two thirds of tuition fees are paid.

The Beacon Scholarship is a change-maker programme that offers access for financially disadvantaged students from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to undergraduate programmes of study at world class schools and universities.


• their normal residence is in Kenya, Tanzania or Uganda • leadership capabilities: • academic excellence • achievement in sport, music or drama • social influence and communication • citizenship • a capacity to study independently overseas • financial need for study, ie annual gross household income not exceeding £80k (US$100k) • that they are aged 18-21 • a commitment to return to their home country within one month of degree completion.

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• Tuition and maintenance fees are split three ways, with a third coming from the university partner, a third from Beacon, and a third from the scholar's parents, sponsor or guardians. • The programme includes leadership training and development, an away and home country mentor network, and a goal-setting performance management system.

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