Fully funded 2017/2018 Desmond Tutu/ Church of Scotland Masters Scholarship

Application Deadline: 3rd April 2017 | Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: African countries

To be taken at (country): University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Eligible Field of Study: Master’s programme of study within the School of Divinity

About the Scholarship: The 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 link between Africa and Edinburgh: “some of our first black physicians were people who had trained here and there is a long tradition that links this university without part of the world”

Offered since: 2009

Type: masters


  • The scholarship will be awarded to a student from Africa who is accepted on a full-time basis for a postgraduate Masters programme of study within the School of Divinity.
  • Applicants should already have been offered a place at the University and should have firmly accepted that offer or be intending to do so.
  • 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.

Selection: in addition to the above academic qualification, the selection panel will also take in to account the financial circumstance of the candidate to ensure that as far as possible the student’s financial situation does not impede a university education.

Number of Scholarships: 1

Value of Scholarship:The scholarship will cover full overseas tuition fee and accommodation within a Church of Scotland flat within Edinburgh and a maintenance allowance of £4,800. The award will be tenable for one academic year.

Duration of Scholarship: one academic year.

How to Apply: Eligible applicants should complete an online 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.
  • The online scholarship application form is located in EUCLID and can be accessed via MyEd our web based information portal at https://www.myed.ed.ac.uk
  • When logging in to MyEd, you will need your University User Name and password. If you require assistance, please go to http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-systems/support-guidance

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