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Apply for Scholarship to study LLM/MPhil (Disability Rights in Africa) at the University of Pretoria

Brief Description The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria offers an LLM/MPhil Disability Rights in Africa (DRIA) degree programme as one of its Master’s programmes. The programme was launched in 2018 and is the first master’s degree programme in Africa focusing specifically on the rights of persons with disabilities in Africa.


  • LLM degree requirements; The Master’s degree LLM in Disability Rights in Africa degree is open to individuals with an LLB degree or equivalent.

  • MPhil degree requirements; The MPhil degree is open to non-lawyers with at least an honours degree in an academic discipline relevant to disability rights in Africa, OR any other qualification in an academic discipline relevant to disability rights in Africa that allows admission to a master’s programme at the institution where the undergraduate qualification was obtained. If that qualification has a duration of less than 4 years, substantial proven practical or professional experience in disability rights in Africa, subject to the discretion of the Dean, is further required.

  • Other relevant requirements

  • Foreign qualifications are subject to South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) requirements.

  • Applicants must have excellent academic credentials and demonstrate human rights experience or interest.

  • A maximum of fifteen students will be accepted for the 2021 academic year.

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