Desmond Tutu/Church of Scotland Fully-funded Masters Scholarship for African Students 2017/2018


The scholarship is offered to a student from Africa who is accepted on a full-time basis for a postgraduate Masters programme of study within the School of Divinity for the 2017-2018 academic session.

Eligible Countries: African countries

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

Eligible Field of Study: Master’s programme of study within the School of Divinity

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.”

Offered Since: 2009

Type: Masters


  • The scholarship will be awarded to a student from Africa who is accepted on a full-time basis for a postgraduate Masters programme of study within the School of Divinity.
  • Applicants should already have been offered a place at the University and should have firmly accepted that offer or be intending to do so.
  • 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.

Selection: 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.

Number of Scholarships: 1

Value of Scholarship:The scholarship will cover full overseas tuition fee and accommodation within a Church of Scotland flat within Edinburgh and a maintenance allowance of £4,800. The award will be tenable for one academic year.

Duration of Scholarship: one academic year.

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

Visit scholarship webpage for details

Application Deadline: 3rd April 2017 | Offered annually? Yes

Sponsors: University of Edinburgh, UK

Important Notes: A Selection Committee will meet in May 2017 to select the scholarship holder. The winner of the scholarship will be announced by June 2017. Protection Status



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