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

The University of Edinburgh offers Desmond Tutu/Church of Scotland Masters Scholarship to study in the UK. Applicants from Africa are eligible to apply for this application . The university offers a number of general and subject-specific funding schemes. The aim of The grants is to attract the best and most motivated people to Edinburgh.

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Applicants must be liable to pay tuition fees at the rate applicable to overseas students and must have already applied for admission to a full-time PhD research programme of study. University accepts all of the English language qualifications for entry to the University, including IELTS qualifications from any IELTS test centre.


  • Application Deadline: April 2, 2019, 23:59 BST
  • Course Level: award is available to pursue Master degree programme.
  • Study Subject: award is awarded within the School of Divinity for the 2019-2020 academic session.
  • Award: The sponsorship will cover:
    • Full overseas tuition fee
    • Accommodation within a Church of Scotland flat within Edinburgh
    • £440 per calendar month for living costs
    • Visa costs
    • One return airfare
    • Insurance from Church of Scotland business travel, underwritten by Aviva.

    The award will be tenable for one academic year.

  • Number of Awards: Not given
  • Nationality: Africa
  • The award can be taken in the UK


  • Eligible Countries: Applicants from Africa (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) can apply this application .
  • Entrance Requirements: The sponsorship will be awarded to a student from Africa who is accepted on a full-time basis for a one year postgraduate Masters programme of study within the School of Divinity. Shortlisted candidates will require to have the official endorsement from the General Secretary or the Principal Clerk of their Church.
  • Applicants must be a member of a Church of Scotland partner church in Africa.
  • Eligible partner churches are:
    Evangelical Presbyterian Church,
    Ghana Presbyterian Church of Ghana
    Presbyterian Church of East Africa
    Synod of the Nile of the Evangelical Church of Egypt
    Church of Central Africa Presbyterian
    Igreja Evangelica de Cristo em Mocambique
    Presbyterian Church of Nigeria
    Uniting Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa
    Presbyterian Church of South Sudan
    United Church of Zambia
    Uniting Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa
  • 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.
  • English Language Requirements: All students of every nationality are required to prove their English language competence. Even native speakers of English must demonstrate that they meet our minimum language requirements to gain entry to the University. University accepts all of the English language qualifications for entry to the University, including IELTS qualifications from any IELTS test center. Applicants who require an IELTS test as part of an application for degree-level studies may take this test at any IELTS center.

Application Procedure:

How to Apply: The online application form is located in EUCLID and can be accessed via MyEd our web-based information portal. Eligible applicants should complete an online application

In order to gain access to the application system applicants must have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh.  Please note that, following the submission of an application for admission, it can take up to five working days for all system checks to be completed and for access to be granted.

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