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25 Full Master Scholarships for African Students at University of Pretoria, 2018-2019

­The University of Pretoria is offering up to 25 full Master’s degree Scholarships (LLM/MPhil) in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa. Scholarships are available to African citizens.

This prestigious degree is presented by the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, in partnership with 13 leading African universities.

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Wonderful opportunity to get an education with US$ 15 000 in South Africa.

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The University of Pretoria’s new Future Africa campus will be the place where Africa’s leading scientists and scholars from across the world and from a broad range of disciplines will come together to leverage the benefits of transdisciplinary research to address the grand challenges that face Africa and the world.

Why at the University of Pretoria? The University of Pretoria is one of Africa’s top universities and the largest contact university in South Africa. They have a high quality of teaching and learning in the classroom, online, or in communities.

Brief Description

University or Organization: The University of Pretoria
Department: NA
Course Level: Master degree program
Award: US$ 15 000
Access Mode: Online
Number of Awards: Up to 25 full scholarships
Nationality: African students
The program can be taken in South Africa
Application Deadline: Closed


Scholarships are available to African citizens:

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Ivory Coast, 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.

  • Scholarships are awarded to study Human Rights at the Center for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria in South Africa.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

The LLM/MPhil in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa is a unique program to which 25 to 30 applicants from African countries with the following degrees and preferably experience in the field of human rights are admitted:

  • Law students
    A degree allowing access to the legal profession (eg LLB or licence en droit)
  • Other students
    At least an Honours degree in a discipline relevant to human rights and democratization

During an intensive one-year course, they are taught by eminent lecturers in the field of human rights and gain invaluable practical exposure. It is the only course of its kind in Africa.

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How to Apply

  • How to Apply: The mode of application is online.
  • Admission requirements: Applicants must have excellent academic credentials and demonstrate human rights experience or interest. Women, as well as members of minority groups such as indigenous people, LGBTI persons and persons with disabilities, are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

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