Desmond Tutu Masters Scholarship for African Students 2018

Deadline: April 2, 2018

Call for application is ongoing for the Desmond Tutu/Church of Scotland Masters Scholarship 2018. The scholarship will be awarded to a student from Africa who is accepted on a full-time basis for a one year postgraduate Masters programme of study within the School of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh and who has the official endorsement from the General Secretary or Principal Clerk of their Church.

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.”

Scholarship

The scholarship will cover:

  • Full overseas tuition fee
  • Accommodation within a Church of Scotland flat within Edinburgh
  • £440 per calendar month for living costs
  • Visa costs
  • One return airfare
  • Insurance from Church of Scotland business travel, underwritten by Aviva.

The award will be tenable for one academic year.

Eligibility

  • Open to student from Africa who is accepted on a full-time basis for a one year postgraduate Masters programme of study within the School of Divinity;
  • Shortlisted candidates will require to have the official endorsement from the General Secretary or the Principal Clerk of their Church.
  • Applicants must be a member of a Church of Scotland partner church in Africa.  Eligible partner churches are:
    • Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana
    • Presbyterian Church of Ghana
    • Presbyterian Church of East Africa
    • Synod of the Nile of the Evangelical Church of Egypt
    • Church of Central Africa Presbyterian
    • Igreja Evangelica de Cristo em Mocambique
    • Presbyterian Church of Nigeria
    • Uniting Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa
    • Presbyterian Church of South Sudan
    • United Church of Zambia
    • Uniting Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa
  • 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.

Application

Please note you will not be able to access the online application form unless you have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh. When logging in to MyEd, you will need your University User Name and password. If you require assistance, please go here.

The online scholarship application form is located in EUCLID and can be accessed via MyEd the web based information portal. All applicants will be notified of the outcome by the end of June 2018.

Apply Now!

For more information, visit Desmond Tutu/Church of Scotland Masters Scholarship.

 

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