Ruth First Educational Trust Scholarships 2017 for Southern Africans to study in the United Kingdom (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: 9 March 2017

The aim of the Ruth First Educational Trust is to enable southern African students from historically disadvantaged backgrounds to undertake postgraduate study at the University of Durham. Southern Africa is defined for this purpose as comprising the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Republic of South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Scholarships make an important contribution towards social, educational and economic development in the region. In addition to their value to individuals they have wide developmental impact, within and beyond southern Africa.

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants should:

  • hold a relevant honours degree of sufficient standard to be admitted to your chosen Master’s course (further conditions apply to the MBA programme), and
  • not hold a Master’s degree, nor have previously studied at a university outside southern Africa, and
  • show evidence of active involvement in and commitment to voluntary work for the benefit of causes such as rural or urban community development; young people or educational projects; charitable organizations; health or AIDS awareness projects; student welfare or guidance. If you have a paid job that involves working in such areas, you should show evidence of leadership and commitment beyond the requirements of the job.

Applicants must be a national of one of the following countries:

  • Angola
  • Botswana
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Republic of South Africa
  • Swaziland
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Scholarship Worth:

  • Full payment of tuition fee
  • Stipend for living expenses – 12 monthly payment
  • one return air ticket from the home country to the UK and the cost of return travel between the UK airport and Durham Cit
  • Fully funded accommodation and meals at St Chad’s College
  • Settling in allowance’ on arriva
  • a contribution to the cost of sending belongings home before departure

Timeline:

Application deadline

9 March 2017

When candidates will hear the outcome of their application

July 2017

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Ruth First Educational Trust Scholarships 2017

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