Ruth First Scholarship Trust 2024/25 – Durham University, UK

Ruth First Scholarship Trust

This is to inform the general public on the ongoing Ruth First Scholarship Trust 2024/25 open for interested and qualified international student from southern Africa. Hurry now and see the eligibility, requirements and how to successfully complete your application.

It will interest you to know that many former Ruth First Scholars now hold important positions in the public and private sectors in southern Africa and have become inspirational role models for young people.

About Ruth First Scholarship Trust

The Ruth First Educational Trust aims to enable southern African students from historically disadvantaged backgrounds to undertake postgraduate study at Durham University. 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.

The Trust and Durham University aim to award the Scholarship to individuals who not only have the academic and personal qualities to enable them to complete and benefit from a postgraduate course but who will also act as positive ambassadors for their home countries in Durham and put their enhanced knowledge and skills to good use for the benefit of the societies to which they return in Africa.

Scholarship Benefits
  1. Full payment of tuition fees
  2. Stipend for living expenses – 12 monthly payments
  3. One return air ticket from the home country to the UK and
  4. The cost of return travel between the UK airport and Durham City.
  5. Fully funded accommodation and meals at St Chad’s College
  6. Settling in allowance on arrival
  7. A contribution towards the cost of a UK visa and the UK Health surcharge

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

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

All applicants should:

1. Hold a relevant honours degree of sufficient standard to be admitted to your chosen Master’s course.

2. Not hold a Master’s degree, nor have previously studied at a university outside southern Africa, and

3. Show evidence of active involvement in and commitment to voluntary work for the benefit of causes such as rural or urban community development in;

  • Young people or educational projects;
  • Charitable organisations;
  • Health or AIDS awareness projects;
  • Student welfare or guidance;
  • The defence of human rights;
  • The promotion of equal opportunities or social justice; environmental sustainability.
How to Apply
  • Submit an academic application to Durham University for one of the eligible programmes by 10 March 2024.
  • Provide evidence of your Ruth First Scholarship application to colleagues in our admissions service.
  • Complete a scholarship application
  • Submit an online scholarship application form by 10 March 2024.
Please Note

Successful candidates will hear the outcome of their scholarship application at the End June 2024.

Additionally, please keep an eye on our website for more updates on Ruth First Scholarship Trust and do not forget to use the comment section below if you have any question.

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