African Commonwealth Human Rights Law Scholarships: now accepting applicati

Applications are being accepted until 30 March, 2012, for five new scholarships for human rights advocates from African Commonwealth countries to study for the part-time Master's in International Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford.

The aim of the Master's programme is to train and support future leaders in the field of International Human Rights Law. The five scholarships provide fully-funded opportunities for the programme; the next intake will be September 2012.

Applicants must be citizens of a developing African Commonwealth country, and will normally hold a law degree and or have extensive human-rights experience.

Eligible countries include Botswana, Cameroon, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. (Please note: Applications from candidates living and working in Zimbabwe cannot be accepted although Zimbabwean citizens who are living/working in another Commonwealth Southern African country and who have refugee status may apply.)

The course website can be found at and details about the scholarships, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, can be found on the fees and funding pages at

Published 18 October 2011