The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission/Oxford Scholarships For African Human Rights Advocates.

oxford-university-scholarship-for-The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission/Oxford Scholarships For African Human Rights Advocates.

 Application Deadline: April 15 2013

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission and the Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University are jointly funding five scholarships for candidates from developing African Commonwealth countries to study on the MSc in International Human Rights Law, starting September 2013.

The awards are intended for human rights advocates from developing African Commonwealth countries who would be unable, without assistance, to take up their place on the course. They provide course and college fees at the University of Oxford over two years, a stipend to cover living costs and return air travel from the scholar’s home country for each residential session.

In order to apply for this scheme applicants must submit their application to the University of Pretoria by 15 April 2013 where an initial assessment of applications will take place. Shortlisted applications will then be forwarded to the University of Oxford for further assessment.

Eligibility & Criteria-

  • Applications from persons in all fields of human rights practice (e.g. from international, governmental and non-governmental agencies, private practice, academics, the armed forces, medicine, the media) are invited to apply.
  • be Commonwealth citizen of a developing African Commonwealth country, refugees or British protected persons AND be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country. Applicants should also be intending to remain in a developing African Commonwealth country on completion of the course.
  • applicants must already hold a degree to a ‘high standard’
  • Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to human rights based on work experience, volunteer activities or concentration on human rights and international law at university
  • have access to computing facilities sufficient to take an online course
  • meet the minimum requirements for English proficiency as set out by the University for graduate study

For More Information

Check the Scholarship Guideline for the African Human Rights Advocates Scholarship here

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