The University of Edinburgh Southern African Scholarships

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The University of Edinburgh Southern African Scholarships:

University of Edinburgh offers two scholarships for postgraduate study in any subject offered by the University to students from Southern African countries.

One of the scholarships will be available for a one year Master's degree programme and the other scholarship for a three year PhD degree programme.

The scholarship covers the overseas rate of tuition fee and University accommodation for the duration of the postgraduate degree programme.

The scholarship will be awarded to applicants from Southern African countries who are accepted for admission on a full-time basis for a postgraduate Master's programme of study or PhD degree programme at the University of Edinburgh.

Southern African Scholarships: Applicants may apply from the following countries

Angola, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Swaziland, Lesotho, United Republic of Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe.

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.

Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, the international equivalent of a UK first class or 2:1 Honours degree at undergraduate level.

Candidates applying for the one-year Master's scholarship should send a two page statement outlining what they expect to gain from their Master's programme and how it will enable them to make a future contribution in their home country.

In addition, applicants should send a transcript and the names of two referees (who may be the same referees as those used for the programme application).

Candidates applying for the PhD scholarship should send a statement (around three pages) of their intended research including a rationale for the project and the intended methodology; a transcript of results obtained in a relevant first degree; and the names of two referees (who may be the same referees as those used for the programme application).

The referees may send their letters separately.

Southern African Scholarships: Application Deadline - April

For more information and application, visit: The University of Edinburgh Southern African Scholarships Website

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