Centre for Human Rights Christ of Heyns Human Rights Scholarship for PhD Students 2021

In the legacy of Prof.Heyns, this scholarship is aimed to support deserving but economically disadvantaged African students for a PhD program in a human rights-related course at the University of Pretoria.

About Centre for Human Rights

The Centre for Human Rights is a non-profit organization founded in 1986 as part of the movement to confront the apartheid system in South Africa. The organization is situated at the University of Pretoria, Faculty of law and has broadened its activities beyond South Africa and has partnered with various networks across Africa.

More so its members are individuals from various spheres of life such as national and international civil servants, academic lawyers and human rights practitioners across the continent

The goal is to advocate for equality and human rights in Africa and international development law in general.

Requirements for Christof Heyns Human Rights Scholarship

Applicants must:

  • meet all the requirements for admission to doctoral studies in human rights at UP; 
  • be a citizen of an African country;
  • have an excellent academic record, based on previous tertiary studies; and
  • demonstrate the need for economic support to achieve their academic goals.

How to Apply for the Christof Heyns Human Rights

To apply for the ongoing Christof Heyns Human Rights is not as difficult as you think. All Interested and qualified candidates are to click on the “Apply Now” button below to get started

Application Deadline

It should be noted that all Interested and qualified candidates are to apply for the Christof Heyns Human Rights on or before October 4, 2021