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The Desmond Tutu masters programme at University of Edinburgh in UK, 2019

The University of Edinburgh is inviting applications for Desmond Tutu Masters funding for Africans. The sponsorship 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.

The sponsorship will cover the full overseas tuition fee and a maintenance allowance of £5,000. The award will be tenable for one academic year. The application deadline is 1st April 2016.

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Study Subject(s): The studentships are provided to study within the School of Divinity at University of Edinburgh.

Course Level:  The studentships are available for pursuing master’s degree level at University of Edinburgh.

Scholarship Provider: University of Edinburgh, UK

The award can be taken in UK

Eligibility: –The sponsorship 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 sponsorship 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.

Open for International Students: The students of Africa (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 this application .

Description:  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.” The sponsorship will cover the full overseas tuition fee and a maintenance allowance of £5,000. The award will be tenable for one academic year.

Number of award(s): Not Known

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

What does it cover? The sponsorship 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 sponsorship will be awarded broadly on the basis of academic merit.

Notification: A Selection Committee will meet in May 2016 to select the program holder. The winner of the support will be announced by June 2016.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. Eligible applicants should complete an online application. All applications must be submitted no later than 1st April 2016. Please note 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.

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Application Deadline: Closed

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