Rio Tinto Fully Funded Postgraduate Scholarships at University of Dundee in UK

Scholarship details
The applications are invited from the candidates for the fully funded Postgraduate scholarships at University of Dundee which leads to Masters of laws (LLM) in mineral law and policy.

Scholarship study subjects
The scholarship is exclusively offered for studying the Master of Laws (LLM) in Mineral Law and Policy programme.
Eligibility criteria
The candidate applying for the scholarship is eligible if he/she satisfies the below given criteria.

1.       The candidate should already be holding a degree of good equivalent standard or a degree to which at least a good UK upper class honours degree.
2.       The candidate should be able to demonstrate a high level of English language ( a minimum score of 6.5 or no less than 6.0 in IELTS)
3.       The candidate should be able to display good leadership skills and intellectual ability.
4.       The employees and the relatives of the employee of Rio Tinto plc and the University of Dundee are not eligible to apply for the scholarship.
5.       The candidates who have preferably some work experience in mining in the government, private sector, or academia.
6.       The candidates should have a track record of rising to the potential of influence.
7.       The candidates mentioned in the below countries are eligible for the application and can go on to complete the degree within 12 months and return back to the country at the end of their fellowship programme.

Scholarship Open for the International candidates
The scholarship is open for the students of the countries such as Algeria, Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, China, Zambia, Kazhakstan, Laos, Botswana, Gabon, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Namibia, new guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Russia, Madagascar, Serbia, South Africa, Uzbekistan, Gabon, Mongolia, Mozambique are some of the members countries whose students are eligible for the scholarship.

Number of Scholarships
The number of scholarship awards per year is a maximum of around six fully funded postgraduate scholarships.

Duration of scholarships
The duration of the scholarship is for a period of twelve months (1 year).

Selection criteria
The selection criteria are based on the candidate’s personal statement and his/her motivation for a career to the position of leadership in mining sector.

How to apply
The application form is not separate for the Rio Tinto programme scholarship. The candidates who apply for LLM post graduate degree in Mineral law and policy programme and have obtained an unconditional offer of admission can submit the 250 word length personal statement. The email can be sent as an attachment to the k.a.shortt@dundee.ac.uk.

Last date for the scholarship application to be submitted
The submission of the application has to be done on or before the last date of 30th April, 2015 for the commencement of study in September 2015.  




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