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Desmond Tutu/Church of Scotland Fully-funded Masters Scholarship for African Students



Application Deadline: 2nd April 2018

Applications are currently ongoing for the Desmond Tutu/Church of Scotland Fully-funded Masters Scholarship for African Students. Interested students should see the details below.

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Scholarship Details and FAQs

The scholarship 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 and who has the official endorsement from the General Secretary or Principal Clerk of their Church.

When is the application deadline?

2nd April 2018

Which countries are eligible for the scholarship? African countries.

Eligible Churches: 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

In which host country will I be studying?

University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

What are the eligible courses and fields of study?

Master’s programme of study within the School of Divinity

What is the scholarship about?

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.”

What is the category of this opportunity?

Masters

How do I know if I’m eligible for the scholarship?

  • The scholarship 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.
  • 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.

Number of Scholarships

1

What are the benefits of the scholarship?

The scholarship 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.

Duration of Scholarship

one academic year.

How to Apply for the Programme

Eligible applicants should complete an online application

  • Please note you will not be able to access the online application form unless you have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh.
  • The online scholarship application form is located in EUCLID and can be accessed via MyEd our web based information portal at https://www.myed.ed.ac.uk
  • When logging in to MyEd, you will need your University User Name and password. If you require assistance, please go to http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-systems/support-guidance

Scholarship Webpage

Please Note:

A Selection Committee will meet in May 2018 to select the scholarship holder. The winner of the scholarship will be announced by June 2018.


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