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4 Human Rights Scholarships For 2016 – 2018


Ph.D. in Human Rights and Global Politics: Legal, Philosophical, and Economic Challenges

Offered through the Instituto Di Diritto Politica E Sviluppo—in Pisa, Italy—this Ph.D. scholarship opportunity is given to six students each year. Of these, two will be reserved for students who are non-residents of the EU, and one is reserved for a special research project. The programme deals with both the political and legal aspects of global human rights movements. Each of the scholarships available is for €14,000, which will be paid in monthly installments. Students will also receive free lunches, a lump sum payment of €3,000 for personal expenses, and up to €2,800 for research expenses. This scholarship is open for students who have received a MSc degree, and applications will be accepted until June 7. The list of applicants selected for interviews will be available by June 22.

Santander Human Rights Scholarship

Students interested in obtaining a part-time Master’s degree in International Human Rights Law are eligible for a one time payment of £10,000 to aid in their studies at the University of Oxford. There are three awards of this type available. Taking this degree part-time involves twenty-two months of study. Half of the education will occur on campus and half via distance. As well as meeting the requirements for the programme itself, students interested in the scholarship must show a demonstrated interest in the field of human rights, as well as have obtained a GPA of at least 3.7 on a 4.0 scale in their previous studies. The deadline for applications to the Master’s programme has passed for this year, though students interested in the September 2017 programme can apply in January of 2017. Applicants are considered automatically when they apply to the International Human Rights Law Programme, so no further documentation is required.

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships for Human Rights Advocates

These are a series of scholarships offered to students from the Commonwealth who wish to obtain their Master’s degree at the University of Oxford, in the area of International Human Rights. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide these students with the opportunity to build their education while remaining in their own country. Students from almost all of the Commonwealth countries are eligible to apply. There are up to ten of these scholarships available. Though the actual amount of funding is not disclosed, recipients will have their course and material fees covered, as well as return airfare for the periods of study that need to be completed on campus. Consideration for these scholarships is determined automatically when students with a minimum GPA of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale apply for the programme. Though the application date for the 2016/2017 academic year has passed, students will be able to apply for the 2017/2018 year in January of 2017.

Brunsfield Oxford ASEAN Human Rights (BOAHR) Scholarships

Another set of scholarships offered for students at the University of Oxford, the BOAHR Scholarships are offered yearly to students from ASEAN countries entering into the Master’s programme for International Human Rights Law. ASEAN countries include Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. The successful applicants will receive full funding for their course, accommodation for the periods of study carried out on campus, and a stipend of £3,200. In order to be eligible, ASEAN students must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.7 or higher on a 4.0 scale. As with the other Oxford Scholarships, consideration for this scholarship will be determined automatically upon application to the programme for the 2017/2018 academic year.

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