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2024 University of Pretoria LLM Scholarship | Fully Funded

The University of Pretoria LLM Scholarships are now open for interested and qualified African students willing to pursue a postgraduate degree in South Africa.

The scholarship is a fully-funded opportunity covering at least tuition, accommodation, and official programme activities for successful candidates.

In this post, we will highlight the details of the scholarship, its eligibility requirements, benefits, duration, and its method of application.

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University of Pretoria LLM Scholarship Scholarship Summary

University of Pretoria LLM Scholarship Details:

The University of Pretoria LLM Scholarship is a prestigious one-year intensive course where 25-30 exceptional individuals spend six months in Pretoria and six months at one of the 12 partner universities all over Africa. 

Graduates become members of the HRDA Alumni Association whose 537 members are currently active in the full spectrum of human rights work: from grassroots, through civil service, to international organisations including the African Union and the United Nations. 

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University of Pretoria LLM Scholarship Requirements:

To be considered for the University of Pretoria Scholarship, you must:

  • Be an individual from all African countries
  • Be invited to apply for admission to study for the Master’s Degree (LLM/MPhil) in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa.
  • Be in possession of the first degree in Law (LLB, licence en droit or licenciatura em direito) or an Honours degree relevant to human rights and democratisation.

In addition to the general admission requirements, the following specific selection criteria are used in combination to select the eligible students:

  • a demonstrated professional, academic and personal interest in and commitment to human rights and democratisation in Africa.
  • an indication that the applicant would be likely to put the qualification to good use in his or her future career, preferably in his or her country of origin (the ‘multiplier effect’);
  • geographic representation(in the sense that an overrepresentation of students from a particular African country will be avoided, given the pan-African scope and ambitions of the programme);
  • gender representation (in the sense that an equitable balance between women and men is sought);
  • equitable representation of persons from vulnerable communities (such as persons with disabilities, persons belonging to indigenous communities and LGBTI persons).


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University of Pretoria LLM Scholarship Duration and Reward

  • Depending on the availability of funding, full scholarships covering at least tuition, accommodation and official programme activities are covered for up to 25 citizens of Africa.
  • Students who do not receive scholarships may be admitted as self-funding or partial-self funding students, provided they meet all the minimum admission criteria.
  • Candidates are taken a one-year intensive course where 25-30 exceptional individuals spend six months in Pretoria and six months at one of the 12 partner universities all over Africa.

Required Documents for University of Pretoria LLM Scholarship

To apply, candidates must be ready to submit the following documents;

  • 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.

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How To Apply for University of Pretoria LLM Scholarship (Step-by-Step)

To apply for the University of Pretoria LLM Scholarship, interested and qualified applicants should;

  • Click on the button below to visit the scholarship official website
  • Click on “Click Here to Submit” to enter the application page
  • Fill out the application and submit
  • All complete applications, received in a particular year, are processed and considered by the LLM Programme Coordinator/Manager and the Academic Coordinator of the programme.
  • Each applicant is then contacted and required to write an essay, make a video or an audio recording within a restricted period (for example, 24 hours) of being given the topic.
  • A final selection is made by the full Admissions Committee of the programme.
  • All applicants will be notified whether they were successful or not by 30 September 2024.
Click on the button below to begin your application if you are eligible and interested.

Deadline: July 31, 2024

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