Florence Congleton Scholarships for African Women at University of Birmingham

Birmingham School of Education
MS/PhD Degree

Deadline: 28 May 2010 (Annual)
Study in:  London, UK
Course starts September 2010

Brief description:

This award was set up in 1986 to enable an African woman to study full time in the School of Education.  The School of Education is an Associated School of UNESCO and the Florence Congleton Scholarship is now assigned to a female student from Africa who wishes to pursue study in one of the UNESCO themes of education for peace, democracy, human rights and sustainable development (or related issues). The Master’s and Doctorate programmes are available for this scholarship.

Host Institution(s):

University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Field of study:

Masters or Doctorate in Education specifically under UNESCO themes (education for peace, democracy, human rights and sustainable development or related issues)

Number of Awards:


Target group:

The scholarships are targeted to female students from Africa

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The scholarship pays fees for one year of full time study and a contribution of £6,000 towards accommodation is also included. Students wishing to continue to the PhD programme would have to find the remaining fees and costs themselves.


•  They must have an unconditional offer of a place of study at the School of Education. To apply for admissions, read this page.

•  The scholarship is open to applications from women aged between 22 and 35 years of age on 1st October in the year in which they take up the Scholarship.

• They must be a citizen of an African Commonwealth country or non-white residents of Southern Africa.

Application instructions:

Applicants must hold an unconditional offer of a place of study at the School of education before they can be considered for this scholarship.

To apply for this scholarship, please send a personal statement to the Centre for International Education and Research (contact details found below), outlining why you think you should be considered and how your research will contribute to the UNESCO mission.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Contact information:

For further information, please contact :

Sue Gallagher
Centre for International Education and Research
School of Education, University of Birmingham
B15 2TT
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3967
Email: s.gallagher@bham.ac.uk


Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.international.bham.ac.uk/prospective/scholarships/country/florencecongleton.shtml

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