Graça Machel Scholarships for African Women 2014

Graça Machel ScholarshipsDescription: The key aim of the Graca Machel Scholarship Programme is to help provide the female human resources necessary for economic, social, and cultural development in the Southern African region and to develop an educated and skilled workforce that can benefit the wider community.

Host Institution(s): Not Specified

Field of Study: Health, Education, Science & Technology, Economics & Finance, Development

Number of Awards: 60

Target Group: Female Students from Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is for women who have experienced significant struggle in their life and who have sought to overcome those barriers, be they related to gender, disability, poverty, age or racial discrimination.

Scholarship Value/Inclusions: All scholarships are for Postgraduate Study, either for one academic year if based in the UK or for two years if based in South Africa. The scholarship includes payment of a maintenance allowance, travel, health insurance, and tuition fees.

Eligibility: Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to women on the basis of academic/ professional merit, financial need, intended academic programme, leadership potential and commitment to work for constructive change in Africa. Applicants must have at least two years relevant work experience.

Application Instructions: This Scholarship is currently closed for applications and will reopen in June 2014.

For study in UK, the application deadline is every December 10 and courses start September/October of the following year. For study in South Africa, the application deadline is every August 10 and courses will start February of the following year. It is important to visit the website (found below) or read the complete scholarship information and application details here.

Official Scholarship Website: http://www.canoncollins.org.uk/gracamachel.html

Graça Machel Scholarships for Women from SADC Countries in South Africa, 2014

South African universityEligibility: To apply for a scholarship under this programme you must be:
-Female
-A national of and normally resident in one of the SADC countries: Angola, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
-In possession of a good first degree (minimum second class, upper division or equivalent) or about to graduate in the year of application
-Studying or applying to study at a South African university.

Subject: Various Courses

Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing Postgraduate Degree at a South African university.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Provider: This scholarship is generously funded by The Sol Plaatjie Trust, MacSteel International and others.

For Which CountrySouth Africa

For Whom: International (Students of Angola, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe)

Description: Canon Collins Trust invites applications for the Graça Machel Scholarships for Women, for postgraduate study in South Africa in 2014. We will provide funding for up to a maximum of one year for Honors, two years for Master’s and three years for PhD. Continued funding will depend on satisfactory progress and academic reports.

Number of award(s): There is no set number. The Trust makes awards on the basis of available funding and suitable applicants. It is, however, highly competitive. They make awards to less than 5% of those who apply.

Duration of award(s): Funding for up to a maximum of one year for Honors, two years for Master’s and three years for PhD will be provided.

What does it cover? Full tuition, stipend, mentoring and other support for Honors, master’s and PhD study at South African universities.

Selection Criteria: Applicants for all schemes within the 2014 SA Scholarship Programme will be assessed on the basis of the information that they supply on their application form against the criteria outlined below:
1. Academic Record and References: Applicants should have a minimum of an upper second-class (merit) undergraduate or Honours degree and excellent references. Applicants with a first class degree will have a distinct advantage.
2. Relevance: They favour applicants who are able to articulate how their course of study is relevant to the development needs of southern Africa. We favour applicants who can describe why their chosen institution and course choice fits with their ambitions to make a difference in the sector.
3. Work Experience: They favour applications where there is a demonstrable continuity between applicant’s past study and career and their proposed course of study.
4. Leadership Competencies: Canon Collins places a great deal of emphasis upon the leadership potential of individuals. Applicants are expected to demonstrate how they have developed their leadership skills in the workplace, academia or in their personal life.
5. Commitment to Country/Community: They will favour applicants who most clearly show a desire to be part of and to contribute to the future prosperity of southern Africa.

Notification: The trust will be interviewing shortlisted applicants by telephone in October 2013. We will let you know the outcome of your application in November 2013.

Deadline: Applications will close on 4 August 2013 for study commencing in 2014.

Graca Machel Scholarships for African Women

Graca Machel (Canon Collins Trust)
Postgraduate Degree

Deadline: 10 Dec/10 Aug (annual)
Study in: UK/South Africa
Next course starts Sept 2012

Brief description:The key aim of the Graca Machel Scholarship Programme is to help provide the female human resources necessary for economic, social, and cultural development in the Southern African region and to develop an educated and skilled workforce that can benefit the wider community.

Host Institution(s):unspecified

Field of study:Health, Education, Science & Technology, Economics & Finance, Development

Number of Awards:60

Target group:Female students from Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.  It is for women who have experienced significant struggle in their life and who have sought to overcome those barriers, be they related to gender, disability, poverty, age or racial discrimination.

Scholarship value/inclusions:All scholarships are for postgraduate study, either for one academic year if based in the UK or for two years if based in South Africa.  The scholarship includes payment of a maintenance allowance, travel, health insurance, and tuition fees.

Eligibility:Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to women on the basis of academic/professional merit, financial need, intended academic programme, leadership potential and commitment to work for constructive change in Africa.  Applicants must have at least two years relevant work experience.

Application instructions:For study in UK, the application deadline is every December 10 and courses start September/October of the following year.  For study in South Africa, the application deadline is every August 10 and courses will start February of the following year.  It is important to visit the website (found below) or read the complete scholarship information and application details here.

Contact information:

Canon Collins Trust

22 The Ivories

6 Northampton Street

London N1 2HY, UK

Graça Machel Scholarships for Women

Graça Machel Scholarships for WomenThis scholarship is currently closed for applications.

In partnership with the Graça Machel Trust, we award this scholarship on an annual basis.

 

Are you eligible?

To apply for a scholarship under this programme you must be:

  • Female
  • A national of and normally resident in one of the SADC countries: Angola, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • In possession of a good first degree (minimum second class, upper division or equivalent) or about to graduate in the year of application
  • Studying or applying to study at a South African university

 

What we offer

Full tuition, stipend, mentoring and other support for Honours, masters and PhD study at South African universities.

 

How to apply

The application process normally opens in June and closes in August, for study commencing in September the following year. When we are open applicants can access the application forms and guidelines on this webpage. Applicants must apply to their chosen universities separately and awards are conditional on the applicant being offered a place at the relevant university.

NB. When the application process is closed there will not be application forms available on our website. Please do not submit applications using old forms–these will not be processed.

This scholarship is generously funded by The Sol Plaatjie Trust, MacSteel International and others.