Ruth First Educational Trust Scholarships at Durham University in the UK for 2023

The Ruth First Educational Trust strives to make study programs at the University of Durham accessible to southern African students from historically underprivileged homes.

Scholarships play a significant role in the social, academic, and economic growth of the area. They are valuable to people individually, but they also have significant developmental effects within and outside of southern Africa.

Concerning the Durham University

Durham University is a collegiate public research university in Durham, England, founded by an Act of Parliament in 1832 and incorporated by royal charter in 1837. It was the first recognized university to open in England for more than 600 years, after Oxford and Cambridge, and thus follows the standard historical practice in defining a university, as the third-oldest university in England. As a collegiate university, its main functions are divided between the academic departments of the university and its 17 colleges. In general, the departments perform research and provide teaching to students, while the colleges are responsible for their domestic arrangements and welfare.

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Scholarship Details

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Republic of South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Type: Taught Master’s Degree programs

Value of Scholarship: 

  • Full payment of tuition fees
  • Stipend for living expenses – 12 monthly payments
  • One return air ticket from the home country to the UK and the cost of return travel between the UK airport and Durham City

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  • Fully funded accommodation and meals at St Chad’s College
  • ‘Settling in allowance’ on arrival
  • A contribution towards the cost of a UK visa and the UK Health Surcharge

Eligibility Criteria for the Scholarship

To be eligible for this scholarship program, applicants must:

  • be citizens of the above-mentioned countries.
  • have completed their bachelor’s degree program at any Recognized Institution.
  • show evidence of active involvement in and commitment to voluntary work for the benefit of causes such as rural or urban community development.
  • have applied or applied to the University of Durham.
  • have excellent results from previous educational programs.

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Application Procedures

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