USA: Fully Funded Scholarships for Africans for Human Rights Law at UCLA California which can be taken in South Africa, 2019

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The University of California, Los Angeles School of Law (UCLA Law) and Sonke Gender Justice Network (Sonke) is now accepting applications for UCLA Law – Sonke Health & Human Rights Fellowship commencing in August 2019. Fellowships are available for African legal professionals.

UCLA School of Law is the youngest top law school in the U.S., has pioneered innovative specialisations and cutting-edge research centers, and has long been committed to skills training courses that offer students hands-on lawyering experience as they master legal doctrine.

Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Country of Study: South Africa Institution/ University: University of California
Application Deadline: Feb 1st, 2019 Level of Study: Master of Law Program (LL.M.)


University of California, Los Angeles  USA


Sonke’s vision is a world in which men, women and children can enjoy equitable, healthy and happy relationships that contribute to the development of just and democratic societies. Sonke Gender Justice works across Africa to strengthen government, civil society and citizen capacity to promote gender equality, prevent domestic and sexual violence, and reduce the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS.


Scholarship Benefits:

The Fellowship offers a full-tuition grant to enroll in UCLA Law’s Master of Law Program (LL.M.) and assists Fellows in securing living and travel expenses for their studies. It also offers the opportunity to apply for a one-year Fellowship placement with Sonke’s Policy Development and Advocacy unit.

  • Nationality: Fellowships are available for African legal professionals.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in South Africa

Study Subject:

Master of Law Program (LL.M.)

Eligibility Requirements:

The UCLA Law – Sonke Health & Human Rights Fellowship is open to legal professionals and law graduates holding LL.B. degrees classified second class (division one) or higher from South African law school programmes. Competitive applicants will also have a demonstrated commitment to health, human rights, or gender equality, and work or volunteer experience in this area. Note that non-South African applicants must have a valid work permit.

As a condition of the award, Fellows will be asked to certify that they will return to Africa upon completion of their LL.M. degree, and commit to a public interest career that promotes health, human rights, and gender equality in the African region for at least one year.

Eligible Countries: Fellowships are available for African legal professionals.

Application Procedure:

Applicants must complete the online application for UCLA Law’s LL.M. programme and the supplemental application for the UCLA Law – Sonke Health & Human Rights Fellowship.

UCLA Law’s LL.M. online application is at

Official Scholarship Website




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