Ruth First Educational Trust Scholarships for Southern Africans to study in the United Kingdom, 2019/2020(Fully Funded)

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Description

    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.
    Level
    Master’s
    Field(s)
    Any field available for study
    Benefits
    1. Full payment of tuition fees
    2. Stipend for living expenses – 12 monthly payments
    3. one return air ticket from the home country to the UK and the cost of return travel between the UK airport and Durham City
    4. Fully funded accommodation and meals at St Chad’s College
    5. ‘Settling in allowance’ on arrival
    6. A contribution towards the cost of a UK visa and the UK Health surcharge
    Eligibility
    1. Applicants must be a national of one of the following countries:
  • Angola
  • Botswana
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Republic of South Africa
  • Swaziland
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
    2. Applicants should:
  • hold a relevant honours degree of sufficient standard to be admitted to your chosen Master’s course; 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; the defence of human rights; the promotion of equal opportunities or social justice; environmental sustainability. 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.
    Deadline
    March 1, 2019
    Application Process
    Application is online
    To read more, click here

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