The course of study is taught over 22 months and consists of two residential sessions in Oxford and two periods of distance learning.
The scholarships are funded by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission and the Foreign Office’s Chevening Scholarship Fund and are intended for human rights advocates from African Commonwealth countries who would be unable, without assistance, to take up their place on this course.
Subject to satisfactory progress, the scholarships lead to the award of a Master of Studies (MSt) in International Human Rights Law.
Each scholarship provides course and college fees at the University of Oxford over two years, a stipend to cover living costs and return air travel from the scholar’s home country for each residential session.
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A preference will be given to applicants who have not previously studied outside of their home country.
Please note: Applications from candidates living and working in Zimbabwe cannot be accepted although Zimbabwean citizens who are living/working in another Commonwealth Southern African country and who have refugee status may apply.
Before making an application, please check that you meet both the eligibility requirements for the scholarship.