Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation 2023 at University of Pretoria
The University of Pretoria is currently open for applications from outstanding and motivated candidates who wish to enroll for Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation 2023/2024 academic session. This program is eligible to Master students.
This scholarship is a fully funded opportunity for successful Master students. This program is hosted and sponsored by the University of Pretoria, South African. Qualified candidates 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 organizations including the African Union and the United Nations. Individuals from all African countries are invited to apply for admission to study for the Master’s degree (LLM/MPhil) in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa at the Center for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa.
The University of Pretoria is a multi-campus public research university in Pretoria, the administrative and de facto capital of South Africa. The university was established in 1908 as the Pretoria campus of the Johannesburg-based Transvaal University College and is the fourth South African institution in continuous operation to be awarded university status. The university is organized into nine faculties and a business school. Established in 1920, the University of Pretoria Faculty of Veterinary Science is the second oldest veterinary school in Africa and the only veterinary school in South Africa. In 1949, the university launched the first MBA program outside North America, and the university’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has consistently been ranked the top business school in Africa for executive education, as well as being placed in the top 50 in the world. In 2012, the Financial Times ranked the GIBS Executive MBA 1st in Africa and 60th in the world.
Scholarship Sponsor(s): University of Pretoria, South Africa
Host Institution(s): University of Pretoria, South Africa
Scholarship Worth: Full Funding
Number of Awards: Several
Study Level: Masters
Requirement and Eligibility Criteria for Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation 2023:
- Individuals from all African countries are invited to apply for admission to study for the Master’s Degree (LLM/MPhil) in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa at the Center for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa.
- Applicants must be in possession of the first degree in Law (LLB, licence en droit or licenciatura em direito) or an Honors degree relevant to human rights and democratisation.
In addition to the general admission requirements, the following specific selection criteria are used in combination to select the eligible students:
- A demonstrated professional, academic and personal interest in and commitment to human rights and democratisation in Africa.
- An indication that the applicant would be likely to put the qualification to good use in his or her future career, preferably in his or her country of origin (the ‘multiplier effect’);
- Geographic representation(in the sense that an over representation of students from a particular African country will be avoided, given the pan-African scope and ambitions of the program);
- Gender representation (in the sense that an equitable balance between women and men is sought);
- Equitable representation of persons from vulnerable communities (such as persons with disabilities, persons belonging to indigenous communities and LGBTI persons).
- A limited number of up to 30 students are selected per year. Depending on the availability of funding, full-scholarships covering at least tuition, accommodation and official program activities are covered for up to 25 citizens of Africa.
- Students who do not receive scholarships may be admitted as self-funding or partial-self funding students, provided they meet all the minimum admission criteria and provided they guarantee payment of all or at least a significant part of tuition, accommodation and official program activities, to an amount set by the Center annually.
Application Procedures for the 2023/2024 Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation (how to apply):
Documents Required for Application
The following documents will be requested during your application:
- Previous academic records/transcripts
- Previous degree certificate(s)
- Copy of bio-data page of passport
- A good quality photograph of yourself
- For applicants who did not obtain their qualifications in English: TOEFL, SAT1 or IELTS Test certificate.
Application Deadline: Not Specified
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