There are numerous funding opportunities for the MSc in African Studies.
The School of Social and Political Science postgraduate funding website also offers a self-assessment tool for applicants.
The British Council guide provides a useful starting point for overseas students searching for funding.
The Centre of African Studies has a £10 000 bursary on offer for African women applicants. It has an additional £4 276 bursary that is open to all applicants.
- November - The Chevening Scholarship Scheme, funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, provides funding for international students to pursue 12-month master's degrees at UK universities.
- The Beit Trust provides funding for postgraduate students who are domiciled in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe to undertake postgraduate study in the UK.
University of Edinburgh scholarship schemes
The Canon Collins Trust sponsors MSc scholarships for students from Southern Africa. Apply today!
University of Edinburgh offers one DfID Shared Scholarship for citizens of African Commonwealth countries. Applicants should also apply for the open Commonwealth scholarship competition. These scholarships cover full-time tuition fees, subsistence, and travel to study for the MSc in African Studies.
The Julius Nyerere Scholarship fully funds a Tanzanian citizen for a full-time postgraduate Master's programme at the University of Edinburgh. Applicants must first be accepted to the MSc programme and those who already hold a degree from outside Tanzania are not eligible.
University of Edinburgh alumni receive a 10% discount in postgraduate tuition fees. The Graduate Discount scheme applies to both home and overseas students.