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Offer: PhD Scholarships for Afghanistan Women to study at Durham University in UK 2012

Study Subject(s): Law and Social Sciences (including but not limited to human rights, international relations, conflict resolution, human geography), Political Sciences and Psychology
Course Level: PhD
Scholarship Provider: Open Society Foundations / Durham University
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility:
-Be female nationals of, and normally resident in Afghanistan.
-Applicants who are in the process of completing their MA studies in 2011-12 at the Durham University are eligible to apply;
– Be a graduate of or working at Kabul University and intend to pursue academic work at Kabul University on completing their studies;
-Be graduates who have satisfied the entry requirements for the Durham University, including English language and academic requirements (to Masters level);
– Demonstrate exceptional academic potential, language competency, familiarity with the chosen field of study, and clear commitment to open society goals as evidenced by previous work or academic experience; Gain admission into one of the eligible PhD courses at the Durham University;
– Be selected jointly by the representatives of OSF-London and Durham University for this scholarship.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes

Scholarship Description: The scholarships aim to provide opportunities for independent postgraduate study in the United Kingdom for female Afghan students who have demonstrated both academic excellence and the potential to become leaders, decision-makers and opinion formers in their own country. Upon completion of their studies in the UK, scholars are expected to return to their home country to pursue academic career at Kabul University. Subject to satisfactory progress, the scholarships lead to the award of a PhD degree. Applications are welcome in the field of law and related social sciences subjects (including but not limited to human rights, international relations, conflict resolution, human geography), political sciences and psychology. Each scholarship provides three years’ tuition fees at the Durham University and a stipend to cover living costs (for one person only) for four years (the fourth year being a write-up period subject to satisfactory progress), as well as return air travel from the scholar’s home country

Scholarship Application Deadline: February 14, 2012, 4pm GMT (email) February 10, 2012

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