Desmond Tutu’s Masters Scholarships for Africans

University of Edinburgh
Masters (MS) Degree

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

Brief description:

The University of Edinburgh will offer a Scholarship to a student from Africa for postgraduate Master’s study within the School of Divinity for the 2010-2011 academic session.

Host Institution(s):

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Field of study:

Any Master’s Programme of study offered within the School of Divinity.

Number of Awards:

Not specified.

Target group:

The scholarships are intended for African nationals.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The Desmond Tutu Master’s Scholarship will cover the full overseas tuition fee and a maintenance allowance of £5,000. The award will be tenable for one academic year.

Eligibility:

The scholarship will be awarded to a student from Africa who is accepted for admission on a full-time basis for a postgraduate Master’s programme of study within the School of Divinity.

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 broadly on the basis of academic merit with candidates requiring a Bachelor Degree equivalent to a UK first class or 2:1 Honours degree.

In addition to the above academic qualifications, the selection panel will also take into account the financial circumstances of applicants to ensure that as far as possible a student’s financial situation does not impede a university education at the University of Edinburgh.

Application instructions:

Candidates may complete an online scholarship application or request one to be sent to the Scholarship and Student Finance Office (contact details found below).

Candidates should make specific reference within their online scholarship application at Section 3 (Personal Statement) of the intended focus of their dissertation which they will carry out as part of their Master’s degree.    Completed application forms must be returned to the Scholarships and Student Finance Office no later than 1 April 2010.

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/tutu.htm

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