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University of Edinburgh PhD Scholarship 2021

The Catto Combined MSc and PhD Scholarships at CAS, 2021 is offered for Masters, PhD degree in the field of International Development and African Studies.  The deadline for the sending your application is 30 Mar 2021. This scholarship is provided by University of Edinburgh and the value of this scholarship is Full Funding, Tuition fees and Stipend . This scholarship is open for: Open to African citizens.


The Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships for suitable applicants to study for an MSc in Africa and International Development and subsequent PhD in African Studies. Successful applicants will start their studies in September 2021. These Scholarships were made possible through generous funding from the Stephen Gordon Catto Charitable Trust and will cover full fees as well as a monthly maintenance stipend throughout the one-year MSc and subsequent three years of PhD study.

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University of Edinburgh PhD Scholarship

Application Deadline30 Mar 2021
School to studyUniversity of Edinburgh
TypePhD
Course to studyView courses
SponsorUniversity of Edinburgh
GenderMen and Women

Aim and Benefits of University of Edinburgh PhD Scholarship

Successful applicants of the The Catto Combined MSc and PhD Scholarships at CAS, 2021 will receive full fees as well as a monthly maintenance stipend throughout the one-year MSc and subsequent three years of PhD study.  


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Requirements for University of Edinburgh PhD Scholarship Qualification

  • Applicants must be a citizen of, and be normally domiciled in, an African country,
  • Applicants must have received an excellent undergraduate degree (minimum of a high 2.1) in the social sciences from an accredited university in Africa (a Masters degree achieved with distinction will be an advantage).
  • Applicants must not have previously received a degree from a university outside Africa,
  • Applicants must demonstrate commitment to studying for a PhD in African Studies.
  • Applicants must demonstrate leadership potential and intention to maximize the impact of their research.
  • Applicants must have received an offer to study for the MSc in Africa and International Development and/or the PhD in African Studies at the University of Edinburgh.

Application Deadline

March 30, 2021


How to Apply

1. A summary of your research proposal (maximum 2 pages) 

2. A cover letter indicating your motivations, leadership experience and future plans (maximum 1 page)

3. An academic CV, clearly showing class of degree and previous educational achievements (maximum 2 pages)

4. 1 letter of reference 

Applications must be submitted in a single pdf document on or before 12: Noon GMT on March 30th, 2021 to [email protected]

All applications must use the subject line CATTO SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

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