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The University of Edinburgh’s mission is the creation, dissemination and curation of knowledge.
As a world-leading centre of academic excellence we aim to:
- Enhance our position as one of the world’s leading research and teaching universities and to measure our performance against the highest international standards
- Provide the highest quality learning and teaching environment for the greater wellbeing of our students
- Produce graduates fully equipped to achieve the highest personal and professional standards
- Make a significant, sustainable and socially responsible contribution to Scotland, the UK and the world, promoting health and economic and cultural wellbeing.
As a great civic university, Edinburgh especially values its intellectual and economic relationship with the Scottish community that forms its base and provides the foundation from which it will continue to look to the widest international horizons, enriching both itself and Scotland.
About the Desmond Tutu Masters Scholarship
Applications are currently ongoing for the Desmond Tutu Masters Scholarship for Africans who wish to pursue their Masters Degree in the United Kingdom.
University of Edinburgh is inviting applications for Desmond Tutu Masters Scholarship for Africans. The scholarship 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 scholarship 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.
Scholarships are provided to study within the School of Divinity at University of Edinburgh.
Scholarships are available for pursuing master’s degree level at University of Edinburgh.
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The scholarship 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 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.
Scholarship 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 scholarship.
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 scholarship 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):
Duration of award(s):
The award will be tenable for one academic year.
What does it cover?
The scholarship will cover the full overseas tuition fee and a maintenance allowance of £5,000. The award will be tenable for one academic year.
The scholarship will be awarded broadly on the basis of academic merit.
A Selection Committee will meet in May 2016 to select the scholarship holder. The winner of the scholarship will be announced by June 2016.
How to Apply:
The mode of applying is online. Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship 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.
Online Scholarship Application
Scholarship Application Deadline:
The application deadline is 1st April 2016.