Application Deadline: August 14th 2016
Applications are now been accepted from eligible African Students for the Windle Trust International Postgraduate Scholarships 2016.
These criteria reflect currently identified development priorities and may change in the future.
Priority is given to applicants of particular merit taking into account academic ability, need, development impact, leadership potential and personal qualities.
Status: Applicants should be refugees, internally displaced or be otherwise affected by conflict.
Origin and location:
Applicants should be from the countries of East, Central or the Horn of Africa and be resident in Kenya, Uganda, Sudan and South Sudan.
The programme is open to Ugandan candidates who demonstrate a clear, long-term link with the following regions of Uganda that have been affected by or are emerging from conflict: West Nile, Karamoja, Acholi, Lango, Teso regions. In practical terms applications will be considered from Ugandan candidates who were born in the districts of these regions and/or have lived or worked there for at least three years.
The programme is open to Kenyan candidates from Garissa and Turkana who have demonstrated leadership and personal commitment to reducing marginalization and conflict and the underlying causes of these in the following counties in the Arid region of Kenya: Garissa, Turkana, Baringo, Isiolo Mandera, Marsabit, Samburu, Tana River and Wajir. In practical terms applications will be considered from Kenyans who:
• were born in Garissa or Turkana counties and
• are currently working in one of the above Arid region counties and
• have demonstrated leadership and personal commitment to reducing marginalization and conflict and the underlying causes of these in the above counties of the Arid region
Applicants must be academically qualified to undertake the proposed course with success, and they must meet the normal entry requirements. Language ability: Applicants must be capable of studying effectively in the language in which instruction will take place.
Commitment and leadership:
Applicants must demonstrate the potential, initiative, will and commitment to put what they learn into practice in future for the benefit of their wider community and region. A previous track record of community involvement will be considered favourably.
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