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30 Human Rights Scholarships for 2018

We have compiled 30 human rights scholarships for your consideration.

Human Rights Scholarships Provided By Schools and Universities

1. American University – Human Rights Essay Award

Two essay winners will receive a full scholarship to attend the Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, as well as other benefits.

2. Columbia University – Human Rights L.L.M. Fellowship

Highly qualified students admitted to the Human Rights LLM are eligible for a full scholarship along with career growth opportunities.

3. University of York – Centre for Applied Human Rights (CAHR) Scholarships

One applicant each to the MA in Applied Human Rights and to the LLM in Human Rights Law and Practice may receive an award of £2,770.

4. Lancaster University – Faculty Postgraduate Scholarships

Students admitted to the LLM International Human Rights Law or LLM International Human Rights and Terrorism Law are eligible for a variety of scholarships with a value of up to the level of a fees bursary.

5. London School of Economics – Marchant Foundation LLM Scholarship

A scholarship worth £10,000 is available for an applicant to the Human Rights Law LLM. Preference is given to Indians currently residing in India.

6. London School of Economics – Sir Siegmund Warburg Scholarship

One scholarship worth £28,000 will be awarded to a student admitted to the MSc in Human Rights who is a current resident of Israel, Palestine / Occupied Territories, or Palestinian Camps in Syria, Jordan, or Lebanon. The recipient must demonstrate commitment to promoting human rights in this area.

7. Regent’s University London – India Postgraduate Taught Masters Scholarships

Indian students admitted to the MA in International Human Rights are eligible for an award of £3,000.

8. Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies – Master in Human Rights and Conflict Management Scholarship

One student will be awarded a full scholarship to the Master’s in Human Rights and Conflict Management Program.

9. Ulster University – Anna Eggert Bursary for Gender, Conflict, and Human Rights

One student admitted to the LLM Gender, Conflict, and Human Rights will be awarded a scholarship with a possible value of £1,000.

10. Ulster University – Garfield Weston Trust Bursary

Students from or resident in Northern Ireland who are applying to either of the University’s Human Rights LLM programs are eligible for an award of £3,000.

11. Ulster University – Transitional Justice Institute Bursary for Human Rights and Transitional Justice

One student accepted to the LLM Human Rights and Transitional Justice will receive a scholarship with a possible value of £1000.

12. University of Birmingham – Masters Scholarship Scheme

UK and EU students applying to the LLM International Law: Crime, Justice, and Human Rights are eligible for one of one hundred scholarships worth £2,000.

13. University of Denver – Donald W. Hoagland Endowed Scholarship Fund

Applicants to the MA in International Human Rights who have demonstrated a commitment to improving the lives of people in the developing world are eligible for this scholarship.

14. University of Denver – Jane Page Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is available for female applicants studying Human Rights, Conflict Resolution or are in the Master’s International Program at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.

15. University of Denver – SIE Cheou-Kang Fellowship Fund

Applicants to the MA in International Human Rights who are interested in international security and diplomacy are eligible for a full scholarship to the program, as well as admission to a selective program within the MA.

16. University of Edinburgh – Binks Trust Scholarship for the LLM in Human Rights

Three awards worth up to £5,000 are available for students admitted to the LLM in Human Rights.

17. University of Groningen – EU Talent Grant Law

International students from the EU who have been admitted to the LLM International Human Rights Law may apply for one of 18 scholarships worth €500.

18. University of London – James Manor Bursary

A scholarship covering up to 50% of tuition is available for up to four students admitted to the MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights.

19. University of London – Routledge Studentship

Students from the commonwealth applying to the MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights may receive an award of £12,000 and a 50% fee waiver.

20. University of London – Yusuf Ali Scholarship

Applicants to the MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights who are of Indian, Pakistani, and/or Bangladeshi descent are eligible to receive awards ranging from £3,000 to £7,795.

21. University of London – Paul Webley Alphawood Scholarships

An award covering the full cost of tuition will be given to an applicant of either the MA in Human Rights Law or the LLM in Human Rights, Conflict and Justice who has demonstrated commitment to the protection of human rights for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people.

22. University of Melbourne – Human Rights Scholarship

Students who will be conducting research in human rights as part of their Master’s or Doctorate degree are eligible for a living allowance and relocation grant.

23. University of Oxford – Commonwealth Scholarships

Up to ten full scholarships are available for students from developing countries within the commonwealth who are applying to the MSt in International Human Rights Law.

24. University of Oxford – International Human Rights Law Scholarship Fund

Applicants to the MSt in International Human Rights Law are eligible for awards ranging from £500 to £5,000.

25. University of Oxford – Oxford Brunsfield ASEAN Human Rights Scholarships

A full scholarship is awarded to two students admitted to the part-time MSt in International Human Rights Law who are from countries within the ASEAN.

26. Åbo Akademi University – Scholarship Program

Applicants to the Master in International Law and Human Rights are eligible for one of three types of scholarships, ranging in value from full to partial funding.

Human Rights Scholarships Provided by Organizations

27. American Civil Liberties Union of Utah – Youth Activist Scholarship

Two awards of $3,000 and $2,000 each are available to high school seniors living in Utah who are committed to promoting civil liberties.

28. European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) – Kreuzberger Kinderstiftung Scholarship

Those interested in participating in the ECCHR’s legal training may apply to receive a scholarship in the form of a paid internship.

29. Fritt Ord Foundation – Fritt Ord Student Stipend

Students from select Norwegian universities who are working on an MA in human rights or a related issue are eligible to apply for an award of up to NOK 60,000.

30. Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) – Minoru Yasui Memorial Scholarship

Active members of the JACL who are interested in human rights may apply for this scholarship to help cover the cost of graduate school tuition in the United States.

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Human Rights Careers

Human Rights Careers (HRC) aims to help human rights students, recent graduates and young professionals to pursue a career in the highly competitive field of human rights.