Durham University 2022 Ruth First Scholarship


Ruth First Educational Trust Scholarships for Southern African Students Scholarships is inviting credible applicants who are willing to partake in its ongoing 2022 Scholarship programme at Durham University.

  • Durham University is a distinctive institution with a residential collegiate university with long traditions and modern values.
  • The university is of the highest distinction in research and scholarship and is committed to excellence in all aspects of education and transmission of knowledge.
  • Durham University is one of the top best universities in the UK enriched with a lot of history and modern infrastructure.

Durham University was founded in the year 1832 by the Act of Parliament. it is ranked among the top 5 universities in major UK league tables.

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Benefits of Ruth First 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
  • 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

Requirements for Ruth First Scholarship Qualification

Applicants should:

  • hold a relevant honours degree of sufficient standard to be admitted to your chosen Master’s course; and
  • not hold a Master’s degree, nor have previously studied at a university outside southern Africa, and
  • show evidence of active involvement in and commitment to voluntary work for the benefit of causes such as rural or urban community development; young people or educational projects; charitable organisations; health or AIDS awareness projects; student welfare or guidance; the defence of human rights; the promotion of equal opportunities or social justice; environmental sustainability. If you have a paid job that involves working in such areas, you should show evidence of leadership and commitment beyond the requirements of the job

Applicants must be a national of one of the following countries:

  • Angola
  • Botswana
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Republic of South Africa
  • Swaziland
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

How to Apply

  1. Apply for a courseSubmit an academic application to Durham University for one of the eligible programmes by 24th March 2022.Durham University Applicant Portal 
  2. Complete a scholarship applicationSubmit an online scholarship application form by 24th March 2022.Applications accepted from16th February 2022Application Deadline24th March 2022When candidates will hear the outcome of their applicationEnd May 2022Scholarship application 
  3. Ask usFor further information or advice:Email: m.p.thompson@durham.ac.uk
  4. Telephone: +44 (0)191 334 3436