Friday, April 10, 2015

Master’s in International Human Rights Law Commonwealth Scholarships

The University of Oxford is inviting applications for Commonwealth Scholarships. The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission of the United Kingdom is for funding to enable up to ten human rights advocates to undertake the Master’s in International Human Rights Law at the university.

The scholarships will be open to candidates from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

Candidates usually need to be Commonwealth citizens of one of the eligible countries AND be permanent residents and currently resident in a developing Commonwealth country at the time of application and throughout the program. They will also need to meet the eligibility criteria for the course itself which are set out on the university admissions pages. The scholarships will not be open to students who have deferred entry from a previous year.

The Commonwealth Scholarships are funded by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission and a secondary donor. They provide course and college fees at Oxford University over two years plus return air travel from the scholar’s home country for each residential session.

The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 17 April. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

For further details and application please visit the Master’s in International Human Rights Law Commonwealth Scholarships page.

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