Southern African Scholarships at University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh
MS/PhD Degrees

Deadline: 1 April 2010 (annual)
Study in:  UK
Course starts September 2010

Brief description:

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

Host Institution(s):

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Field of study:

Any postgraduate programme offered at the University.

Number of Awards:

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.

Target group:

The scholarships are targeted for Southern African Countries:  Angola, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Swaziland, Lesotho, United Republic of Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

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

Eligibility:

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.

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.

Scholarship 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.

Application instructions:

Eligible applicants for the one-year Master’s Scholarship should complete this online scholarship application. Eligible applicants for the PhD Scholarship should complete this online scholarship application.

Within the personal statement candidates should outline 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.

Further details on how to make a postgraduate application can be found on the University website at this link.  It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Contact information:

The Scholarships and Student Finance Office
The University of Edinburgh
Old College
South Bridge
Edinburgh EH8 9YL

E-mail: scholarships@ed.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 131 651 4070

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.scholarships.ed.ac.uk/postgraduate/internat/sas.htm

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