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Scholarship at Centre of African Studies, Edinburgh for student from Burundi, Malawi or Zambia

January 11, 2013

The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF), in association with the Scottish Government, will offer one fully-funded scholarship to students from Burundi, Malawi or Zambia for the 2013-2014 academic session. 

The scholarship is open to students applying to the MSc in African Studies or the MSc in Africa and International Development.

The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund, SCIAF, is the official aid and international development charity of the Catholic Church in Scotland. Funded principally by voluntary donations, SCIAF works in partnership with local communities, of all faiths, in Africa, Asia and Latin America, helping some of the world’s poorest people free themselves from poverty.

The SCIAF Zambia Scholarship will cover the cost of the overseas tuition fee, travel to and from the UK, research activities in Zambia and a £12,000 stipend.

The successful candidate will be required to travel to Zambia for a one-week SCIAF workshop in early 2014 and an eight-week internship with a SCIAF project in May/June 2014 as part of the masters dissertation.
The scholarships will be tenable for one academic year.

Eligibility Criteria
The scholarship is open to students from Burundi, Malawi or Zambia who are accepted for admission to the MSc in African Studies or the MSc in Africa and International Development.

Academic

The scholarship is awarded broadly on the basis of academic merit. In select instances we may consider significant and relevant work experience in lieu of academic qualifications.

• Zambia: Applicants must hold a bachelors degree with distinction (a grading of 75% or
above).

• Malawi: Applicants must hold a bachelors degree with a grading of 80% or above.

• Burundi: Applicants must hold a Diplome d'Ingenier, Diplome de Licence or Diplome d'Etudes Approfondies with a grading of 80% or above.

English Language

If English is not your first language, you must submit one of the following:
• IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.5 in each module)
• TOEFL-iBT 100 (with at least 23 in all sections)
• CPE Grade B
• CAE Grade A
• Pearson Test of English: Total 67 (with at least 61 in each of the ‘Communicative Skills’ sections

Applying
The closing date for applications to the SCIAF Zambia Scholarship is 1st April 2013.

By this date applicants should already have been offered a place at the University of Edinburgh. To apply for the scholarship applicants must submit a one page supporting statement indicating why they wish to be considered for the award. Supporting statements should be emailed to: pgadmissions.sps@ed.ac.uk

We will announce the scholarship winner in early May 2013.