The Ruth First Educational Trust seek applications for its Scholarship program to enable southern African students from historically disadvantaged backgrounds to undertake postgraduate study at the University of Durham. Ruth First Scholars have played positive leadership roles in their communities and are chosen for their active commitment to good causes, as well as for their academic ability.
Eligible African Countries: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Republic of South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Eligibility: Applicants should:
* hold a relevant honors degree of sufficient standard to be admitted to your chosen Master’s course (further conditions apply to the MBA programme), and
* not hold a Master’s degree, nor have previously studied at a university outside southern Africa, and
* show evidence of active involvement in and commitment to voluntary work for the benefit of causes such as rural or urban community development; young people or educational projects; charitable organizations; health or AIDS awareness projects; student
welfare or guidance. If you have a paid job that involves working in such areas, you should show evidence of leadership and commitment beyond the requirements of the job.
Number of Awardees: 1
Value of Scholarship:
* Full payment of tuition fees
* Stipend for living expenses – 12 monthly payments
* one return air ticket from the home country to the UK and the cost of return travel between the UK airport and Durham City
* Fully funded accommodation and meals at St Chad’s College
* ‘Settling in allowance’ on arrival
* A contribution towards the cost of a UK visa and the UK Health surcharge
The Trust cannot provide additional support for dependants, nor for travel during the period of the Scholarship.
Duration of Scholarship: One year
How to Apply: Visit link below.