UEA has introduced a scholarship scheme with the University of Lagos (UNILAG), in Nigeria. The scheme will cover the full tuition fees for one Law student to study a Master of Laws (LLM) at UEA, as well as allowing an unlimited number of students to receive a discount of between £4000 and £6000 off the cost of tuition.
Dr Hakeem Seriki, Associate Professor of Law at UEA, explained while speaking to hundreds of law students at UNILAG, that the selection process will be done by the university’s faculty of law, who will shortlist three students and submit their names to UEA. “We will ask the nominated students to write an essay on why they think they should get the scholarship while the best of them would get 100 percent scholarship.”
Deby Okoh, UEA’s recruitment manager for East and West Africa, said, “The university has over 100 West African students studying a variety of courses, and that the partial scholarship was open to Sub-Saharan Africa.” However, she added that, “The full scholarship is for UNILAG students because of the reputation of the Faculty of Law.”