Scholarships for Master’s in Human Rights & Democratisation in Africa 2020 at the Centre for Human Rights

Scholarships for Master’s in Human Rights & Democratisation in Africa 2020 at the Centre for Human Rights

Deadline: June 30, 2019

The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, South Africa, is calling for applications for the Master’s degree (LLM/MPhil) in Human Rights and Democratisation (HRDA) for the Class of 2020.

HRDA is a one-year intensive course where 25-30 exceptional individuals spend six months in Pretoria and six months at one of the 12 partner universities all over Africa. They are taught by eminent lecturers in the field of human rights and undergo many practical training exercises.

It is the only course of its kind in Africa. Graduates become members of the HRDA Alumni Association whose 537 members are currently active in the full spectrum of human rights work: from grassroots, through civil service, to international organisations including the African Union and the United Nations.

Cost/Scholarship

  • There are up to 25 FULL Scholarships available for African citizens. Partially or fully self-funded students are also encouraged to apply for this programme.

Eligibility

  • Law students (LLM option): Applicants must have a degree allowing access to the legal profession
  • Non-law students (MPhil option): Applicants must have an Honours degree in a discipline relevant to human rights and democratisation
  • Applicants must have excellent academic credentials and demonstrate human rights experience or interest;
  • Women, as well as members of minority groups such as indigenous people, LGBTI persons and persons with disabilities, are particularly encouraged to apply.

Application

Click here to apply

For more information, visit Scholarships at the Centre for Human Rights.

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