The Desmond Tutu Master’s Scholarship For Africans- University of Edinburgh

The Desmond Tutu Master’s Scholarship For Africans- University of Edinburgh

Deadline: April 1, 2016

University of Edinburgh is accepting applications for the 2016 Desmond Tutu Master’s scholarship. This full tuition scholarship will be awarded to a student from Africa for postgraduate Master’s study within the School of Divinity for the 2016-2017 academic session.


Applicants must be:

  • African who is accepted for admission on a full-time basis for a postgraduate Master’s programme of study within the School of Divinity.
  • Only applicants who have received an offer of admission (conditional or unconditional) on the closing date of the scholarship will be considered by the panel.
  • 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.

Scholarship Worth

  • The scholarship will cover the full overseas tuition fee and a maintenance allowance of £5,000. The award will be tenable for one academic year.

How to Apply

  • Apply for admission at the University of Edinburgh. Apply here.
  • Proceed to Desmond Tutu Scholarship Application. Whilst completing this application you will be asked to provide the following:
    (i) Your personal details;
    (ii)Details of any degrees you hold or expect to hold;
    (iii)A personal statement of no more than 300 words;
    (iv) Any additional information that you believe would assist us in evaluating your application;
    (v) Details of any other scholarships or awards you hold or have held.

For more information, visit the Desmond Tutu Scholarship.