Waverley – African Studies Centre Joint Scholarship

The Waverley Fund was established in 2001. It aims to assist academically excellent students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have shown the potential to make a significant contribution in their future careers.

The African Studies Centre was launched in October 2004, and attracts extremely high quality graduates. The Centre is a unit of the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies (SIAS), a department in the Social Sciences Division.

One scholarship will be awarded in 2012-13 for an MSc in African Studies.

Am I eligible?

Candidates should be applying to start an MSc in African Studies. Deferred students are not eligible.

Eligible candidates must be ordinarily residents in the sub-Saharan Africa. Applicants must intend to return to their home country at the end of their studies.

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of outstanding academic merit.

Please ensure you meet the requirements for entry to your course, including English language requirements. See the Course Guide for more information.


What does it cover?

100% of university and college fees, and a grant for living expenses of £13,590 p/a (including return flights).

Award is made for the full duration of a student’s fee liability for the agreed course.

How do I apply?

All eligible candidates that apply for the MSc in African Studies by Application Deadline 2: 20 January 2012 will be considered.

You do not need to submit a separate application form.

How will I know if I have been successful?

Successful candidate will be notified by email by mid April 2012.

This webpage will be updated to show when all decisions have been made. If you have not heard from us by the time this notice is posted, then your application to this scheme has been unsuccessful. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact unsuccessful applicants individually or provide feedback on applications.

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