postgraduates | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans

MA Scholarships for International Students in History at University of Leeds, UK

All of the following are available to UK, EU and International postgraduates applying to study in the School of History, University of Leeds. Figures quoted reflect the 2011/12 UK / EU fee rates. 2012/13 fees for UK / EU students will probably be set in April and are likely to increase substantially due to changes in government fundingt. Thanks to a generous donation from the late Professor Maurice Beresford, we can offer three Beresford MA scholarships this year (offered for the last year in 2011/12):
The Beresford MA Scholarships are for full fees at the UK/EU rate plus a partial maintenance grant (pro rata over 2 years for part time students). International scholarship holders may opt to amalgamate the scholarship into one payment as a substantial contribution towards International fees or may choose to receive the UK/EU arrangement which would cover £4,200 of your fees and provide you with an additional funding as a maintenance contribution.
In order to be eligible to be considered for these scholarships, you must:
-have applied, and received an offer, for a place in the School of History or the Institute for Medieval Studies *
-have supplied us with copies of transcripts from previous degrees and one academic reference by the deadline in late June 2011
-have fulfilled our entry requirements before official acceptance of any scholarship
-be starting your course in the next academic year (2011/12)
not already have an MA in History

Scholarship Application Deadline: Late June 2011.

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South Africa Rhodes Scholarships for Postgraduate Study at University of Oxford, UK

Applications are invited from outstanding young students who excel academically, demonstrate leadership, are committed to making a difference in the world, and have the energy to fulfil their ambitions. The Trust covers all costs, including University and College fees, and travel to and from Oxford. A comfortable living allowance is also provided. Candidates must be at least 19 and younger than 25 years as at 1 October 2012. The age limit has been extended by three years for MBChB
applicants who are doing their medical internships. Four scholarships are available for South African residents in general; one for KwaZulu-Natal; and one each for the alumni of Diocesan College, Paul Roos Gymnasium, St Andrew’s College, and South African College School. There is a further scholarship available for residents of Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia and Swaziland..

Scholarship Application Deadline: 15 August 2011

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UJ-CANSA Scholarships for Master’s and Doctoral Study 2011, South Africa: Carcinogens – Environmental (e.g. Pollution) • Health Sciences – Cancer prevention and treatment • Animal Studies and Zoology – Elephant Bio-detection (opportunity available) • Socio-Psychological issues • Business Management – Non-profit

All applicants must submit the following documents:
• A completed application form
(available at Library, Level 1 (APK) or download from the Research and Innovation Division section of
• Curriculum Vitae (clearly indicating your study field).
• ID document.
• Full official academic record including all levels of tertiary study prior to your current qualification.
Please note that academic records from student portals will NOT be accepted.
(Do not submit certificates. Academic records must include marks.)
• For Master’s and Doctoral students – A brief (max one page) outline of your project
(clearly indicating the research area).
• Letters of Reference (see table below for specific letters of reference required per level of study)

Level of study in 2011 Reference reports required
1st year Master’s Two references (at least one academic lecturer or HOD) and potential supervisor
(if already identified).
2nd year Master’s Supervisor of Master’s and two references (at least one academic lecturer or HOD).
Doctoral Supervisor of Master’s; HOD of Master’s and one other reference
(preferably an academic lecturer).

Scholarship Application Deadline:6 May 2011

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