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3 Excellent Human Rights Scholarships at University of Oxford, Essex and Lincoln


University of Essex PhD in Human Rights (UK)
The Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex (UK) is accepting ongoing applications for PhD scholarships in the broad sphere of Human Rights. The position is available for either part or full time study. Scholarships are supported by the Consortium of Arts and Humanities South East as well as the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The latter has £17 million in funding for five years which makes this opportunity a potentially lucrative one. To qualify for a scholarship, you either have to hold a UK passport or be from an EU country. Applicants are encouraged to apply through the University’s online system. To apply, submit English language tests (IELTS, TOEFL, Pearson), transcripts of your undergraduate and MA level studies, certificates of previous awarded degrees, a personal statement, personal reference, and a research proposal. For your research proposal, it is recommended that you contact academic staff in the department to potentially find a research supervisor.

Oxford University (UK) Masters of Law in Human Rights – multiple new scholarships
This Masters of Law degree is in International Human Rights Law and is a two-year opportunity offered by Oxford University. This course seeks to increase your knowledge of international human rights law and can set you on a salient path of working for a major international NGO. There are a number of scholarships available for this opening according to the residency and nationality of the applicant. The Oppenheimer Scholarship is available to two students per year who have studied at a South African University in their past. The Oxford Kobe Scholarship is for Japanese nationals while the Saïd Foundation Oxford Scholarship is available to Middle Eastern students. The Santander Human Rights Scholarship offers three £10,000 stipends towards this course and has a deadline of March 31, 2016. This latter offer is provided for students from countries that are part of the Santander Network which includes over a dozen countries.

University of Lincoln (UK) – PhD Scholarship in Human Rights
The University of Lincoln Law School (Lincoln Law School) is offering a 36-month scholarship for applicants who are interested in researching how the European Union promotes human rights through external avenues. Beginning on October 3, 2016, the research project will be based on literature having to do with the international law and the changing objectives of the EU in promoting its principles abroad. There are no tuition fees for you if a scholarship is granted and you will be provided with a 14,296 per year stipend. Applicants should have a research interest and background in European Union affairs or International Law. An additional interest in human rights and economic law is highly preferred. Applications are due by April 1, 2016.

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