Scholarships for students from selected African and South Asian developing Commonwealth countries

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Up to ten full scholarships will be available for candidates who are nationals of and ordinarily resident in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda or Zambia to study on the MSt in International Human Rights Law starting September 2018. Candidates usually need to be Commonwealth citizens of one of the eligible countries AND be permanent residents and currently resident in a developing Commonwealth country at the time of application and throughout the programme.

Each scholarship provides programme and college fees at the University of Oxford for the duration of fee liability (usually two years) plus a study support grant intended to assist with travel and insurance for the two residential sessions. All students on the course are provided with compulsory reading materials and books.

Since 2012, these scholarships have been funded with generous support from donors including the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC), the Alistair Berkley Charitable Trust, Kellogg College and the Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust. Since that time, we have been able to offer over 40 full scholarships to enable human rights advocates from the selected developing African and South Asian Commonwealth countries to undertake the Master’s in International Human Rights Law.

To be considered for these scholarships you must submit your course application by the January deadline. The first stage of the selection process is expected to take place by 31 March 2018. If you are successful at this stage you will be notified and may be asked to submit a separate application to the primary  funder of the scheme. If you have not heard from us by 31 March, then your application for an award from this fund has been unsuccessful. Final selection is expected to take place by 15 August 2018.