Southern African Scholarships at University of Edinburgh, UK

Started by sparrow, Mar 28, 2010, 05:01 AM


The University of Edinburgh will offer two scholarships for postgraduate study in any subject offered by the University to students from Southern African countries. One of the scholarships will be available for a one year Master's degree programme and the other scholarship for a three year PhD degree programme.

The scholarship covers the overseas rate of tuition fee and University accommodation for the duration of the postgraduate degree programme.


The scholarship will be awarded to applicants from Southern African countries who are accepted for admission on a full-time basis for a postgraduate Master's programme of study or PhD degree programme at the University of Edinburgh. Applicants may apply from the following countries:
•   Angola   
•   Namibia
•   Botswana   
•   South Africa
•   The Democratic Republic of Congo   
•   Swaziland
•   Lesotho   
•   United Republic of Tanzania
•   Malawi   
•   Zambia
•   Mozambique   
•   Zimbabwe

Applicants should already have been offered a place at the University of Edinburgh and should have firmly accepted that offer or be intending to do so. Further details on how to make a postgraduate application can be found on the University website at  Postgraduate home | Postgraduate study


The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, the international equivalent of a UK first class or 2:1 Honours degree at undergraduate level.
Application Procedure

Eligible applicants for the one-year Master's Scholarship should complete an online scholarship application. Within the personal statement candidates should outline what they expect to gain from their Master's programme and how it will enable them to make a future contribution in their home country.

Eligible applicants for the PhD Scholarship should complete an online scholarship application.

Completed application forms must be received by the Scholarships and Student Finance Office no later than 1 April 2010.

For more information and application: Southern African Scholarships, University of Edinburgh, UK