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Open Philanthropy/University of Edinburgh Masters Scholarships in Applied Animal Behaviour & Animal Welfare 2019/2020 for African Students


The Open Philanthropy Project and the University of Edinburgh have come together to provide scholarships for three African veterinarians or animal scientists to complete the Masters programme in Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare. 

Application Deadline: 29th March 2019

Eligible Countries: African countries

To be taken at (country): UK

About the Award: The Open Philanthropy Project sees this grant as largely devoted to building a talent pipeline for farm animal welfare research in Africa, which could account for a large number of new farm animals in the next 50 years.

Type: Masters


  • Applicants must have been accepted for admission on a full-time basis for the MSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare commencing in the 2019-2020 academic session. 
  • Applicants must also be a national and resident of a country in Africa.

Selection Criteria: 

  • Awards will be made on academic merit and the potential to excel both within the MSc and in the future following completion of the MSc.
  • Successful applicants must hold the equivalent of a UK 2.1 or first class honours undergraduate degree in the area of veterinary or animal sciences. Merit will also be applied to professional experience, achievements, awards or publications relevant to the field of applied animal behaviour and animal welfare.

Number of Awards: 3

Value of Award: These scholarships will cover full international tuition fees and a stipend.

Duration of Programme: 2 years

How to Apply: In order to apply for the scholarship you must complete the standard application process for the MSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare- 1 Year (Full-time). You can find the application link here. You will be required to fill in an application form and please ensure that you state that you intend to apply for this scholarship within Section 7 (Finance)

You will then be required to upload the following documents to the University’s admissions system.

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Degree Certificate
  • Transcript
  • Proof of English language competency (IELTS total 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each module) or equivalent). Please see here for further information.
  • One academic reference

Once you have completed your application to the programme we require you to submit two further documents to the following email address [email protected]

  • Another reference: This can be another academic reference or a work related reference.
  • Letter of Motivation: This should include your motivation for undertaking the programme, the aspects of the programme you find most interesting or you think will be most beneficial to your future plans and also what you plan to do once you have completed the MSc.

Visit Programme Webpage for Details

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