University of Pretoria LLM in International Trade & Investment Law in Africa (TILA) Scholarships 2021 for African Students

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The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria is pleased to announce scholarships available for the International Trade & Investment Law in Africa (TILA) Masters degree.

Application Deadline: 31st July 2020

Eligible Countries: African countries

To be Taken at (Country): University of Pretoria

About the Award: The Master’s of Law (LLM) degree in International Trade and Investment Law in Africa is the first of its kind to be offered in Africa. It establishes a higher education and training programme based in and focused on, Africa with full exposure to the international world of trade and investment.

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The degree was developed under the auspices of the Centre for Human Rights and is presented by the University of Pretoria and the University of the Western Cape(UWC) in partnership with Makerere University in Uganda, American University Washington College of Law in the USA and the University of Amsterdam and Erasmus University in the Netherlands.

As a result of the change in the timing, the LLM students will now have the opportunity to interact with the students and lecturers of other master’s programmes in the Centre for Human so that both groups can understand the evolving international approaches to the human rights, social and environmental responsibilities of business and their implications for international lawyers.

Field(s) of Study: Law

Type: Masters

Eligibility: Applications are welcome particularly from students in Africa. Applicants from Africa qualify for sponsorship consideration if selected for the programme. Applications are also welcome from other parts of the world and a few students have been admitted from countries like Germany, France, and Jamaica. However, applicants who are not citizens of African countries do not qualify for financial sponsorship and must cover all expenses to attend the programme.


Duration of Award:

  • 2020 intake: January – December 2020
    University of the Western Cape, South Africa
  • 2021 intake: January – December 2021
    University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • 2022 intake: January – December 2020
    University of the Western Cape, South Africa

How to Apply: Prospective students must apply at the University of Pretoria for the 2021 intake and applications for the 2022 intake at the University of Western Cape will open in 2021.

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

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