31 July 2018.


6 months in university of Pretoria, South Africa  and 6 months at one of the 13 partner universities all over Africa.

(Fully  Funded)


Master’s degree (LLM/MPhil) in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa

The LLM/MPhil in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa is a one-year intensive course programme  that is mainly sponsored and funded by the European union. it gives away  25 full scholarships to people who aim to be experts in the field of human rights.  It is the only course of its kind in Africa. 6 months of the master will be in the university of pretoria and the other 6 months will be in a partner university in Africa. Students cannot be posted to universities in the region where they come from as The CHR and partner universities make the final decision on where students will spend the second semester.


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the aim of this program is to  train human rights experts who can be employed in government ministries and bodies concerned with human rights and democracy, Expand collaboration among African universities, expose students to new experiences and new environments and develop the relationship between the African master and other regional masters.accepted students will be taught by eminent lecturers in the field of human rights and undergo many practical training exercises. Graduates become members of the HRDA Alumni Association whose 482 members are currently active in the full spectrum of human rights work

All applicants will be notified whether they were successful or not by 31 October 2018



Specializations for studying on this opportunity:

– Human rights.


Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

 January – December 2019


Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

Applicants with the following degrees and preferably experience in the field of human rights are eligible:

  • Law students
    A degree allowing access to the legal profession (eg LLB or licence en droit)
  • Other students
    At least an Honours degree in a discipline relevant to human rights and democratisation

general Requirements :

-Applicants must have excellent academic credentials.

-Applicants must have demonstrate human rights experience or interest.

-Women, as well as members of minority groups such as indigenous people, LGBTI persons and persons with disabilities, are particularly encouraged to apply.

-Applicants must have good writing skills and  the ability to cope with the intense nature of the programme.

– applicants should motivate why they should be considered for financial assistance when submitting the application.

-Due to the intense nature of the course, students are required to dedicate themselves fully to the Masters programme.

-All documents uploaded must be typewritten.
-The following documents will be requested when during your application:
  • Previous academic records/transcripts
  • Previous degree certificate(s)
  • Copy of bio-data page of passport
  • A good quality photograph of yourself
  • For applicants who did not obtain their qualifications in English: TOEFL, SAT1 or IELTS Test certificate are required.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

Approximately  US$ 15 000 are available to fund up to 25 scholarships for African citizens.

scholarships cover the following:
(a) Tuition at the University of Pretoria and the partner university where the student spends his/her second semester.
(b) Monthly stipend of R1650
(c) Accommodation as provided to students on the programme.
(d) Medical aid with a University approved company.
(e) Prescribed text books.
(f) Travel and related expenses during the programme, e.g. study visits and travel to and from the partner university.
(g) Photocopying of study materials as identified by lecturers.

How to Apply

First Step: create an account on submittable. click here 

Second Step: fill in the application.

Third Step: submit your application.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Salma Aladdin/ Egypt 

Reviewed by” Mohamed khairy/ Egypt
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MARJ3 Scholarships team