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UK- Waverley Fund Full Masters Scholarship in African Studies 2015/2016

Scholarship Name: Eldred-Waverley Scholarship at Linacre College

Brief description:

The Eldred-Waverley Scholarship at Linacre College funds students from sub-Saharan Africa to study the MSc African Studies at Oxford.

Accepted Subject Areas: Masters (MSc) in African Studies

About Scholarship

The Eldred-Waverley Scholarship at Linacre College was established in 2012. It funds students from sub-Saharan Africa to study the MSc African Studies at Oxford.

Scholarship Offered Since: 2012


You should be applying to start the MSc African Studies at Oxford and you must be ordinarily resident in sub-Saharan Africa. You should be intending to return to your country of ordinary residence once your course is completed.

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.

This scholarship is only tenable at Linacre College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to Linacre College in order to take up the scholarship.

Number of Scholarship: One

Scholarship benefits: The scholarship will cover 100% of University and college fees, a grant for living costs (of at least £10,397) and a return flight from your home country to UK.

Duration of Scholarship: For the Period of fee liability

Eligible African Countries: Scholarship is for candidates ordinarily residents in the sub-Saharan Africa

To be taken at (country): Linacre College., University of Oxford, UK

Application Deadline: 23 January 2015

Offered annually? Yes

How to Apply

There is no separate application process for this scholarship: in order to be considered, you must submit your application for graduate study by 23 January 2015.

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Sponsors: The scholarship is funded from three sources:

  • The Waverley Fund, which was established in 2001 and aims to fund excellent students from disadvantaged backgrounds;
  • Linacre College, which is a college of the University of Oxford; and
  • The University’s African Studies Centre, which is one of the world’s leading centres for African Studies.

Important Notes:To be eligible for consideration for this scholarship, applicants must be successful in being offered a place on their course after consideration of applications received by the relevant January deadline for the course.

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