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Scholarships awarded to Commonwealth students


The University of Wolverhampton has secured four Commonwealth scholarships to support international students during their studies.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are available each year to fund Commonwealth citizens’ study in the UK.

The students are doing full-time postgraduate qualifications and are jointly supported by their university.

The Scholarships support candidates from the least developed and lower middle income Commonwealth countries and the University of Wolverhampton is supporting four students from Nigeria, Ghana and Pakistan.

The scholarships have been awarded to:

  • Toyyib Oladimeji Abdulkareem from Nigeria, who is studying for a Master’s in Public Health.
  • Eugnia Agnes Gillette from Ghana; Mary Ogwuma Ogaga from Nigeria and Muhammad Awais Paracha from Pakistan who are all Master of Science in Health and Social Care students.

Commonwealth scholar Mary Ogwuma Ogaga, from Nigeria, said: “Being granted the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship to study in the University of Wolverhampton is an opportunity of a lifetime.  It is a chance to get high-quality education in one of the UK's universities, renowned for high academic standards and research excellence."

Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Commonwealth Shared Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK.

The University of Wolverhampton has opened applications for 2018/19. For further information, visit:

Further information

For more information please contact the Media Relations Office on 01902 32 2736 or 01902 518647.

Date Issued: Thursday, 22 November 2018

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