Scholarships for Master’s in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa at University of Pretoria 2019/2020

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the University of Pretoria Master’s degree (LLM/MPhil) in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa (HRDA) scholarships. The deadline for submission of applications is 30th June, 21019.

University of Pretoria Master's in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa Scholarship

The Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa (HRDA) is 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. They are taught by eminent lecturers in the field of human rights and undergo many practical training exercises.

It is the only course of its kind in 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.


  • Law students (LLM option): Applicants must have a degree allowing access to the legal profession
  • Non-law students (MPhil option): Applicants must have an Honours degree in a discipline relevant to human rights and democratisation
  • Applicants must have excellent academic credentials and demonstrate human rights experience or interest;
  • Women, as well as members of minority groups such as indigenous people, LGBTI persons and persons with disabilities, are particularly encouraged to apply.


  • There are up to 25 FULL Scholarships available for African citizens.
  •  Partially or fully self-funded students are also encouraged to apply for this programme.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates who meet the criteria listed above should apply by clicking on the “Apply” button below:

Apply Here Official Link

The deadline for applications is 30 June 2019.

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