The Waverley Fund in collaboration with the African Studies Centre, University of Oxford is offering a fully funded scholarship to an African resident in Sub Saharan Africa to study at the Centre for the 2012 – 2013 session. The scholarship aims to assist academically excellent students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have shown the potential to make a significant contribution in their future careers.

The African Studies Centre was launched in October 2004, and is considered the leading centre for the study of Africa in Europe. It attracts extremely high quality graduates. The Centre is a unit of the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies (SIAS), a department in the Social Sciences Division.

One scholarship will be awarded in 2012-13 for an MSc in African Studies.


Candidates should be applying to start an MSc in African Studies. Deferred students are not eligible.

Eligible candidates must be ordinarily residents in the sub-Saharan Africa. Applicants must intend to return to their home country at the end of their studies.

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of outstanding academic merit.

Please ensure you meet the requirements for entry to your course, including English language requirements. See the Course Guide for more information.

Worth of scholarship

100% of university and college fees, and a grant for living expenses of £13,590 p/a (including return flights).

Award is made for the full duration of a student’s fee liability for the agreed course.

How to Apply

All eligible candidates that apply for the MSc in African Studies by the January admission deadline will be considered. You do not need to submit a separate application form.

Deadline: January 20, 2012. Successful candidate will be notified by email by mid April 2012.

To learn more about the African Studies Centre, including their admission entry requirements, click here.

For more information about the scholarship, click here. 

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