Refugee Protection and Forced Migration fully funded scholarship

Forced Migration fully funded scholarship, The Refugee Law Initiative at the University of London’s School of Advanced Studies, in partnership with the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission, is offering 10 full scholarships for its acclaimed distance learning MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies.

This is for students from the following Commonwealth countries in Africa: Botswana, Cameroon, Eswatini, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, the Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, and Zambia.

What qualifications do you need?

You need an undergraduate degree (e.g., a bachelor) that is comparable to a UK upper second-class honours degree in the social sciences, humanities, laws, or other related subject areas. You can still apply without this, and we will consider each application on its merits.

English Language requirements

You need a high standard of English to study this programme. You will meet our language requirements if you have achieved the following within the past three years:

(IELTS) International English Language Testing System: overall score of at least 7.0 with at least 6 in reading and writing.

(TOEFL) iBT Test of English as a Foreign Language with an overall score of 95 or above, including a minimum of 24 attained on the reading and writing skills sub-tests, a minimum of 25 attained on the speaking sub-test, and 22 attained on the listening sub-test.
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English.
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (at grade C or above).
Duolingo must achieve an overall score of at least 130.
Tests from other providers will be considered on an individual basis. Even if you have not formally met these requirements, the university may still consider other evidence.

Computer requirements

We set minimum basic computer requirements because your study resources are accessed via the Student Portal, and it is vital that you can access them regularly. For this degree, you will also need to be able to view video material and a media player (such as VLC) to play video files.

Time commitment

This MA is designed to be studied over two to five years. Students wishing to complete the programme in two years can take the two core modules in the first year and four elective modules (two per session) in the second year, alongside the dissertation component.

Each module study session lasts 16 weeks, and the dissertation component accounts for 12 weeks per year. We recommend that you study for 15-20 hours per week during this time.


Core modules: five online assessments known as E-tivities (30 percent overall grade) and a final item of coursework (70 percent overall grade).
Elective modules: three E-tivities (30 percent overall grade) and one coursework item of 3,000–4,000 words (70 percent overall grade).
The dissertation is assessed in two parts: the research methods course and research proposal (15 percent overall grade) and the dissertation thesis (85 percent overall grade).

The deadlines for the program and the scholarship are approaching, but the application process isn’t too onerous.

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