Applications are invited for Windle Trust Scholarships open to outstanding African students. These scholarships will be awarded for pursuing one-year, full-time, taught master’s degree course at partner institutions in the UK.
The Windle Trust International Scholarships are presented to assist students who were affected by conflict in Africa. It assists them with training and education.
Windle Trust International is a registered UK charity based in the university city of Oxford, with offices also in Sudan, and sister organisations in Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia. The Trust’s work is funded by a wide range of donors and supported by universities and colleges in Britain and Africa.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing one-year full-time, taught master’s degree course at partner institutions.
Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study the subjects offered by the universities.
Scholarship Award: A scholarship usually includes the following
- Return airfare to and from the United Kingdom
- Pre-university orientation on arrival in Oxford on issues such as adapting to life in the UK and dealing with culture shock, managing finances, study methods and accessing health care in the UK as well as practical scholarship arrangements
- Fully paid/waived overseas student tuition fees
- Maintenance (upkeep) stipend for the entire period (12 months) of study
- Leadership training and coaching programme
- Themed Conference and Workshop in January and July respectively on issues relevant to students and the challenges they face on return such as CV writing, job searching and interview skills
- Visits and pastoral support during the course of the studies
Scholarship can be taken in the UK
- For the 2017/18 academic year successfully selected, applicants will usually be expected to obtain unconditional admission to an eligible one-year full-time, taught master’s degree course at partner institutions by 31 March 2017.
- University is keen to encourage applications from women and individuals from other, particularly disadvantaged groups. This includes those who are resident in the refugee camps and settlements, those who have lost close family members to war or conflict, as well as those who are particularly vulnerable such as people with disabilities and those who have themselves been victims of violence.
- Eligible applicants are welcomed from all religious backgrounds and ethnic groups.
Nationality: African students are eligible to apply for these scholarships.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have obtained unconditional admission to an eligible one-year full-time, taught master’s degree course.
Test Requirement: No
English Language Requirement: Short-listed candidates for interview are advised to start arranging the process of taking the English language test (IELTS) and score at least 6.5 and not less than 6.0 in all components, as this is a usual admission requirement of UK Universities.
How to Apply: Before submitting the application for a scholarship to Windle student may independently apply for admission from any of their partner universities or for admission and scholarships from other universities and funding institutions in the UK regardless of whether they select the student or not.
Application Deadline: The deadline for submitting completed applications is 14 August 2016.