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Fully-funded Desmond Tutu/Church of Scotland African Students Masters Scholarship 2018/2019 – APPLY

Applications are currently been invited for the Fully-funded Desmond Tutu/Church of Scotland African Students Masters Scholarship 2018/2019, eligible African persons are by this notice charged to apply as soon as possible

About Scholarship: This 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 links between Africa and the University of Edinburgh: “Some of our first black physicians were people who had trained here and there is a long tradition that links this university with our part of the world.”


Eligible Field of Study:

Master’s programme of study within the School of Divinity
Value of Scholarship:

The scholarship will cover:

Full overseas tuition fee
Accommodation within a Church of Scotland flat within Edinburgh
£440 per calendar month for living costs
Visa costs
One return airfare
Insurance from Church of Scotland business travel, underwritten by Aviva.

Eligible Countries:

African countries.

Eligible Churches: Applicants must be a member of a Church of Scotland partner church in Africa. Eligible partner churches are:

Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana
Presbyterian Church of Ghana
Presbyterian Church of East Africa
Synod of the Nile of the Evangelical Church of Egypt
Church of Central Africa Presbyterian
Igreja Evangelica de Cristo em Mocambique
Presbyterian Church of Nigeria
Uniting Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa
Presbyterian Church of South Sudan
United Church of Zambia
Uniting Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa

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


  • The scholarship will be awarded to a student from Africa who is accepted on a full-time basis for a one year postgraduate Masters programme of study within the School of Divinity. Shortlisted candidates will require to have the official endorsement from the General Secretary or the Principal Clerk of their Church.
  • 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.

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
  • When logging in to MyEd, you will need your University User Name and password. If you require assistance, please go to

Application Deadline: 2nd April 2018

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Important Notes: A Selection Committee will meet in May 2018 to select the scholarship holder. The winner of the scholarship will be announced by June 2018.

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