Fully Funded Study in UK: Ruth First Educational Trust Scholarships 2019/2020

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Fully Funded Study in UK: Ruth First Educational Trust Scholarships 2019/2020 for Southern Africans

The aim of the Ruth First Educational Trust is to enable southern African students from historically disadvantaged backgrounds to undertake postgraduate study at the University of Durham. Southern Africa is defined for this purpose as comprising the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Republic of South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Application Deadline: March 1st 2019

Applicants must be a national of one of the following countries:

  • Angola
  • Botswana
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Republic of South Africa
  • Swaziland
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Applicants should:

  • hold a relevant honours degree of sufficient standard to be admitted to your chosen Master’s course; and
  • not hold a Master’s degree, nor have previously studied at a university outside southern Africa, and
  • show evidence of active involvement in and commitment to voluntary work for the benefit of causes such as rural or urban community development; young people or educational projects; charitable organizations etc


  • Full payment of tuition fees
  • Stipend for living expenses – 12 monthly payments
  • one return air ticket from the home country to the UK and the cost of return travel between the UK airport and Durham City
  • Fully funded accommodation and meals at St Chad’s College
  • ‘Settling in allowance’ on arrival
  • A contribution towards the cost of a UK visa and the UK Health surcharge


One year

Application deadline

1st March 2019

When candidates will hear the outcome of their application

Mid-May 2019

For further information or advice:

Email: m.p.thompson@durham.ac.uk

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Ruth First Educational Trust Scholarships 2019/2020

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