The Florence Congleton Scholarship Award

Level of study
Postgraduate taught masters
Subject area
Botswana, Cameroon, Gambia, The, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
Type of Award
Charity/Trust, University
Deadline for applying
None. Open all year.

Award Description

This award was set up in 1986 to enable a selected candidate to study full time in Education at the School of Education at the University of Birmingham. The Florence Congleton Scholarship is to support an African woman studying here in the School of Education.

The School of Education is an Associated School of UNESCO and the Florence Congleton Scholarship is now assigned to a female research student from Africa who wishes to pursue study in one of the UNESCO themes of education for peace, democracy, human rights and sustainable development (or related issues). The award will be made each year, providing sufficient funds are in the Award Account and will be for one year's study fees. 

Please be aware that this scholarship may not be available every year.

Value of Award

The scholarship pays overseas tuition fees for one year of full-time study, which would lead to MA/MEd. A contribution of towards accommodation is also included. A student wishing to continue to the PhD programme would have to find the remaining fees and costs themselves.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must:

  • Study Education
  • Be a woman aged between 22 and 35 years of age on 1st October in the year in which they take up the Scholarship
  • Be a citizen of an African Commonwealth country or non-white resident of Southern Africa and not normally a resident in the UK

How to Apply

Applicants should complete the normal research application form but indicate that they are applying for the Florence Congleton Scholarship and show on their proposal how their research will contribute to the UNESCO mission. Please contact Paul Lynch if you intend to apply for this Scholarship.


Doctoral Research Enquiry Service
0121 414 5005