December 31, 2010

UK: Melvyn Cornish Master’s Scholarship for Students from the Southern African Countries

Melvyn Cornish Master’s Scholarships

Course(s) Offered: Any Subject
Course Level: Graduate (masters)
Provider: The University of Edinburgh
Country to Study in: UK

Scholarship Description
The Melvyn Cornish Master’s Scholarships will be awarded to a student from a Southern African country for postgraduate Master’s study for the 2011-2012 academic session.

The scholarship will be awarded to applicants from any of the Southern African countries who are accepted for admission on a full-time basis for a postgraduate Master’s programme of study at the University of Edinburgh.

Applicants may apply from the countries listed below.

Selection Criteria:
The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, the international equivalent of a UK first class or 2:1 Honours degree at undergraduate level.

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.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY of the following Southern African countries:
  1. Angola
  2. Botswana
  3. The Democratic Republic of Congo
  4. Lesotho
  5. Malawi
  6. Mozambique
  7. Namibia
  8. South Africa
  9. Swaziland
  10. United Republic of Tanzania
  11. Zambia
  12. Zimbabwe
Participating Institutions
Graduate School, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Fields of study
All FULL-time postgraduate Masters level programmes at the University

Number of award
Not specified by the providers

Sponsorship duration
This award will be applied throughout the duration of your masters level course - one year

Scholarship benefits
You may inquire specific details of the scholarship value from the university (link to it below)

Method of Application
Applicants should already have been offered a place at the University of Edinburgh and should have firmly accepted that offer or be intending to do so.

Candidates should indicate within the personal statement of their scholarship application, the benefits and impact of undertaing their particular programme of study on the development of the candidate’s home country. Note that this is an important part of your application and would be used as a criteria of selection.

Please visit the official website (link to it si below) for complete details on how to apply for this scholarship award.

All applications must be submitted on or before April 1, 2011

It is important for all applicants to note that late applications will NOT be considered.

Application Deadline: 1 April 2011
Open to International Applicants: No (ONLY South Africans)

Further Scholarship Information and Application

Related: List of UK Scholarship for International Students

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