Shared Scholarship Scheme for African Students - School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
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Shared Scholarship Scheme for African Students:
The Shared Scholarship Scheme is a joint initiative between the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission with funding from UK Department of International Development (DFID), and UK universities.
It supports scholarships for students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the United Kingdom.
At SOAS, there are three Commonwealth Shared Scholarships available.
Full-time MSc Development Studies
Full-time LLM in Law, Development and Governance
Full-time MSc Development Economics
Full-time MA Social Anthropology of Development
Part-time programmes are not eligible.
In order to be eligible, applicants should:
Be nationals of (and permanently domiciled in) an African Commonwealth country, and not currently be living or studying in a developed country
Hold a first degree at either first or upper second class level
Hold an unconditional offer by the scholarship closing date
Have not previously studied for one year or more in a developed country
Be able to confirm in writing that neither they nor their families would otherwise be able to pay for the proposed course of study
Be willing to confirm that they will return to their home country as soon as their period of study is complete
Candidates will be assessed on academic merit by an Advisory Panel consisting of three academic members.
The assessment of your application will be based on the information in your application.
Selectors will be looking at the degree results and also at academic references, statement and other relevant information.
Deadline: 31 January
For more information and application materials, see: Shared Scholarship Scheme for African Students
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