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Open Society Foundations / University of Essex Scholarships in Human Rights

The Open Society Foundations / University of Essex Human Rights Scholarships provides scholarships for suitably qualified students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan to pursue taught postgraduate programs within the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex.


The programs offered under the program are: the MA in the Theory and Practice of Human Rights, the MA in Human Rights and Cultural Diversity, the LLM in International Human Rights Law, and the LLM in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.

Applicants must:
  • be nationals of and normally resident in one of the selected countries in the academic year in which they apply for the award; applicants who are temporarily out of the country (for a total period of less than three consecutive months) may be treated as being resident;
  • display intellectual ability and leadership potential;
  • already hold (or expect to hold by the time of taking up the award) a relevant first degree of an equivalent standard to a good UK second-class Honours degree;
  • have passed an IELTS test at an appropriate level (this must be at least 7.0 overall with no individual band less than 6.5) at the time of taking up the award;
  • previous relevant practical experience will be considered;
  • commit to returning to their home country at the end of their scholarship period to continue their studies/ work there.
Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously studied outside of their home country.
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