July 13, 2014

Patrick and Margaret Flanagan Scholarship for African Women to Study Overseas

Patrick and Margaret Flanagan Scholarship

Course(s) Offered: Not restricted
Course Level: Postgraduate
Provider: The P&M Flanagan Committee
Country to Study in: Any country (preferably UK / Ireland)

Scholarship Description
The Patrick & Margaret Flanagan Scholarship is offered to women in line with the will of the late Mrs Margaret Ellen Flanagan who bequeathed a sum of money to Rhodes University, South Africa for that singular purpose.

The scholarship is willed to the benefit of all African women who are English speaking, in the sense that either their home language is English or they have a real love and affection for the language.

Rhodes University invites potential high flyers in their fields, without restriction to any particular field of human endeavor, to apply for this prestigious scholarship for international full-time postgraduate study.

Women with an excellent academic record and outstanding personal qualities are eligible to apply. Generally, conditions include:
  • The scholarship is available to women graduates.
  • The scholars are selected on academic merit but broader qualities of intellect and character are also important considerations.
  • Preference is given to applicants who are of South African descent and are English speaking in the sense that their home language is English or that they prefer to express themselves in English.
  • The scholarships are available for the purpose of higher education for postgraduate students only.
  • Other factors being equal, preference is given to applicants whose parents could not afford them such an opportunity.
  • Scholars are advised that they should return to RSA on completion of their studies so as to impart their skills for the benefit to fellow South Africans
Eligible groups
Citizens of English speaking African countries (with strong preference for South Africans)

Participating Institutions
Any university or tertiary institution abroad, but preferably Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh, St Andrews or Trinity College (Dublin).

Fields of study
Not restricted to any field.

All postgraduate level courses and/or subjects offered by the applicants' chosen university are eligible.

Number of awards
Not specified, please certify from the provider

Sponsorship duration
Two years of FULL-TIME study.

The awarding of the scholarship is subject to the applicant's acceptance at the university of her choice.

The scholarship is awarded for TWO years only. Those who upgrade from MPhil to a PhD in their second year, will have to secure their own funding for the third year.

Scholarship benefits
To a maximum of R450,000 per annum for two years to assist with the costs of travel to and from South Africa to the university abroad, tuition fees, residence fees, book allowance, clothing allowance, pocket money etc.

Method of Application
To apply, submit the following pgfunding@ru.ac.za:
  • a covering letter of motivation,
  • detailed ACADEMIC CV (including email contact details of three ACADEMIC referees, one of which must be a Head of Department),
  • a full certified academic transcript and
  • a certified ID copy.
Ensure that a working email address is provided with your CV for correspondence purposes.

There is NO application form until the short-listing stage (short listed candidate will be notified).

Incomplete and late applications will NOT be considered. Please see updated deadline dates below.

Scholarship providers may change information about their scholarship programme without notice. You are advised to check the official website (link to it is below) for detailed and current information.

This scholarships is offered annually. The Scholarship Application Deadline is 15th August every year.

If you have not been contacted for interviews by the 30th October, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

While there is a preference for Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh, St Andrews or Trinity College (Dublin); any other suitable university or tertiary institution abroad may be approved by the Chairperson of the Selection Committee.

Except by special permission of the Selection Committee, a student to whom a scholarship is awarded must begin the tenure of the scholarship within a period not exceeding twelve months from the date of award.

The scholar shall normally be enrolled as a FULL-TIME student for the degree course at the university or institution specified in the letter of award.

Any course changes must be ratified by the Chairperson of the Selection Committee.

The scholar may not accept any other awards during the tenure of the scholarship without the approval of the Chairperson of the Selection Committee.

Scholarship holders may accept employment as members of the university staff in a remunerated capaci-ty during the tenure of the scholarship subject to the approval of the Chairperson of the Selection Com-mittee.

Application Deadline: 15 August 2014
Open to International Applicants: No (ONLY Africans)

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