Desmond Tutu Masters Scholarship for Africans at University of Edinburgh in UK, 2014/15

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University of Edinburgh is offering one masters scholarship for students from Africa in the  UK. The scholarship will cover the full overseas tuition fee and a maintenance allowance of £5,000. The award will be tenable for one academic year. 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. A Selection Committee will meet in mid May 2014 to select the scholarship holder. The winner of the scholarship will be announced in late May 2014.  The application deadline is 1 April 2014.

Study Subject (s): Scholarships are provided to study within the  School of Divinity at University of Edinburgh.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing masters degree level at University of Edinburgh.
Scholarship Provider: University of Edinburgh, UK
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

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 and should have firmly accepted that offer or be intending to do so.
-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.

Scholarship Open for International Students: The students of Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and Zimbabwe can apply for these scholarships.

Scholarship Description: This scholarship will be awarded to a student from Africa for postgraduate Master’s study within the School of Divinity for the 2014-2015 academic session.This scholarship was set up in 2009 to commemorate the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Divinity conferred by the University on the Most Reverend Desmond Tutu. During the graduation ceremony Archbishop Tutu spoke of the historic links between Africa and the University of Edinburgh: “Some of our first black physicians were people who had trained here and there is a long tradition that links this university with our part of the world.”

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): The award will be tenable for one academic year.

What does it cover? The scholarship will cover the full overseas tuition fee and a maintenance allowance of £5,000. The award will be tenable for one academic year.

Selection Criteria: The scholarship will be awarded broadly on the basis of academic merit.

Notification: A Selection Committee will meet in mid May 2014 to select the scholarship holder. The winner of the scholarship will be announced in late May 2014.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. Please note that you will not be able to access the online application form unless you have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh and have full EASE authentication.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 1 April 2014.

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