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.
African Scholarships: Eligibility
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:
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.
Scholarships for Africans: Criteria
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.
Scholarships for Africans: 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.
Follow the links below for more details and application contacts.
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: [email protected] Fax: +44 131 650 6535
The closing date for applications is 1 April.
See website announcement: African Scholarships at University of Edinburgh