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Disability Rights Scholarship Program 2018

Applications are invited for Fully Funded Disability Rights Scholarship in your own place. Application is open for International Students to pursue Master degree in 2018-2019 academic year.

The aim of this scholarships is to encourage and support academically able and talented students.

Deadline : 1 December 2017
Study in :
Providers : Open Society Foundation
Course Level : Masters
Field of Study : Law

Benefits for Disability Rights Scholarship:

  • Tuition and mandatory university fees;
  • Monthly stipend for room, board, and other living expenses;
  • Program-related travel;
  • Accident and health insurance during the program;
  • Funds for educational materials and professional development;
  • All costs associated with pre-academic summer program and annual conference;
  • Support for students with disabilities to obtain reasonable accommodations necessary for participating in the program of study.

Eligibility for Disability Rights Scholarship:

  • The program does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. Candidates with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply
  • Be a citizen and legal resident of China, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Mexico, or Peru at the time of application
  • Have work experience in the legal profession or advocacy focusing on human/disability rights
  • Have an excellent academic record with a bachelor of laws (LLB; in exceptional circumstances, those without a LLB but with substantial relevant experience may be considered)—a degree must be awarded by the application deadline
    have demonstrated leadership in the field of disability rights
  • Be proficient in spoken and written English or French and able to meet university-designated minimum scores on standardized language tests
  • Be able to participate in an intensive academic writing program in summer 2018
  • Be able to begin the graduate program in August or September 2018
  • Be able to receive and maintain visa or study permit required by the host country
  • Demonstrate a clear commitment to return to home country to contribute to advancing the inclusion and full participation of persons with disabilities in their communities
  • The fellowship does NOT provide funding for dependent family members.

Eligible Regions: China, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Mexico, or Peru.

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