The University of Edinburgh Southern African Scholarships

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.

Eligibility

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
  • Botswana
  • The Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • South Africa
  • Swaziland
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Zambia
  • 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.

Criteria

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.

Applying

To apply for a scholarship you must first apply for admission for an eligible programme of study at the University of Edinburgh.

Once you have applied for admission you will receive your University Username (UUN). Your UUN is the letter 's' followed by your matriculation number; for example, s0987654.

Only applicants who have received an offer of admission (conditional or unconditional) on the closing date of the scholarship are likely to be considered by the panel.

Eligible students should complete an online scholarship application by 25 April 2015.

Please note that you will not be able to access the online application form unless you have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh and have full EASE authentication.

Selection Procedure

A Selection Committee will meet in May 2015 to select the scholarship holders. All applicants will be notified by June 2015.


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