Brunsfield Oxford ASEAN Human Rights Scholarships

The BOAHR Scholarships are five fully funded scholarships (one per year) for candidates from ASEAN countries to study for the Master’s in International Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford, a part-time degree taught over 22 months and consisting of two residential sessions in Oxford and two periods of distance learning. The first scholarship has already been awarded (for the course starting September 2014). The second is available for the course starting September 2015.

The Scholarships are funded by the Brunsfield Foundation in Kuala Lumpur and are aimed at human rights advocates from ASEAN countries (Brunei, Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) who can demonstrate exceptional academic merit and/or potential. Each scholarship provides the tuition and college fee and a maintenance grant for the full duration of the student’s course.

The Scholarships cover tuition and college fees in full plus accommodation during the two compulsory summer residences and a generous maintenance grant of approximately £3200 per annum. The maintenance grant is intended to assist with travel, insurance and living costs associated with the compulsory summer residences. The Scholarships are offered for the full period that you are liable to pay tuition fees to the University. For the Master’s in International Human Rights Law, this is two years.

Applications for BOAHR Scholarships for entry in 2015-16 open on 1 September 2014. You must submit an application for the Master’s in International Human Rights Law at the University by 23 January 2015 in order to be considered for the BOAHR Scholarship. By applying for a place on the course you will automatically be considered for a BOAHR Scholarship if you meet the eligibility requirements. You do not need to submit any additional documents specifically for the BOAHR Scholarship and there is no separate scholarship application form.

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