Each year, Ruth First Educational Trust offers a master scholarship of Ruth Scholarship. This scholarship is exclusively targeted to applicants from southern African countries. This scholarship will support a one-year taught course leading to the award of a Master’s degree at Durham University. The successful applicants of this Ruth Scholarship will receive a loving allowances for one academic year. Expired 496 days ago, try next time!
The Durham University South African Scholarship Fund was set up in 1964-65 by students and staff of the University of Durham. Funds were raised in order to “bring to Durham one of the many South African young men and women who are fully qualified to benefit from a higher education but who are denied it for purely racial reasons”, and over the next three decades a dozen students from disadvantaged backgrounds in southern Africa successfully took Bachelor’s degrees at Durham. After the death of Ruth First in 1982, the Fund was renamed in her honour. Many of the students supported by the Ruth First Memorial Studentship Fund came to Durham from exile and could only return to South Africa after the end of apartheid.
The selected applicants may expect to receive a monthly allowance to cover living and other expenses for 12 months, as well as free accommodation and meals at St Chad’s College (the cost of which is shared between the Trust and the College) plus other benefits.
Level and Area of Studies
Postgraduate degree in all subjects.
Place of Study
At Durham University, UK
Eligibility and Criteria
The main requirements of this Ruth Scholarship as follow:
- Applicants must hold a relevant honours degree of sufficient standard.
- Applicants not hold a Master’s degree, nor have previously studied at a university outside southern Africa, and
- Applicants must show evidence of active involvement in and commitment to voluntary work for the benefit of causes such as rural or urban community development
- Meet the minimum standard of English proficiency requirements.
Only those coming from southern Africa (Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Republic of South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe) will be considered.
The application form can be downloaded at the application link below. The application and references may be submitted as e-mail attachments. Academic results transcripts should be sent by post, or by e-mail as scans of the original documents (please compress image files sent electronically).
1 March 2019.