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Desmond Tutu Masters funding for Africans from University of Edinburgh, UK

The University of Edinburgh is inviting applications from suitably qualified applicants for Desmond Tutu Masters funding for Africans. Kindly read through this publication to see how you can start your online application. Do not forget to use the link here to apply online.

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.

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The Desmond Tutu Masters funding for Africans sponsorship will cover the full overseas tuition fee and a maintenance allowance of £5,000. The award will be tenable for one academic year.

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

Eligibility 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.
  • 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 in any of these African countries: 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.

Desmond Tutu Masters Scholarship Description

This Desmond Tutu Masters funding for Africans 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 to select the program holder. The winner of the support will be announced by June.

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How to Apply

The mode of application for the Desmond Tutu Masters funding for Africans is online. Eligible applicants should complete their online application. All applications must be submitted no later than 1st April. 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.

Application Deadline: Not Specified.

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