Africa Scholarships at University of Edinburgh

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Africa Scholarships at University of Edinburgh: The University of Edinburgh will offer two scholarships for postgraduate study in any subject offered by the University to students from several 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.

Africans' Scholarship Application Eligibility Criteria:

The scholarship will be awarded to applicants from 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. 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

    Applicants should already have been offered a place at the University of Edinburgh and should have firmly accepted that offer or be intending to do so.


    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.

    Application Procedure

    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. The referees may send their letters separately.

    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. The referees may send their letters separately.

    Scholarship applications should be sent to: The Southern African Scholarships Committee, Centre of African Studies, The University of Edinburgh, 21 George Square, Edinburgh. EH8 9LD. UK. E-mail: African.Studies [at] Fax: +44 131 650 6535

    The closing date for applications is 1 April.

    For more information and scholarship applications, see: Africa Scholarships at University of Edinburgh

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