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Apply for the Desmond Tutu/Church of Scotland Masters Scholarship at the University of Edinburgh

Brief Description

The scholarship will be awarded to a student from Africa who is accepted on a full-time basis for a one-year postgraduate programme of study within the School of Divinity and who has the official endorsement from the General Secretary or Principal Clerk of their Church.


The scholarship will cover:

  • Full overseas tuition fee

  • Accommodation within a Church of Scotland flat within Edinburgh

  • £500 per calendar month for living costs

  • Visa costs

  • One return airfare

  • Insurance from Church of Scotland business travel, underwritten by Aviva.


The scholarship will be awarded broadly on the basis of academic merit with candidates requiring a Bachelor's Degree equivalent to a UK first-class or 2:1 Honours degree.

Applicants must be a member of a Church of Scotland partner church in Africa. Eligible partner churches are:

  • Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana

  • Presbyterian Church of Ghana

  • Presbyterian Church of East Africa

  • Synod of the Nile of the Evangelical Church of Egypt

  • Church of Central Africa Presbyterian

  • Igreja Evangelica de Cristo em Mocambique

  • Presbyterian Church of Nigeria

  • Presbyterian Church of South Sudan

  • The Programme of Christian Muslim Relations in Africa'

  • United Church of Zambia

  • Uniting Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa


5th of April 2021

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