PhD Studentships in Islamic Studies for UK or EU and International Students in UK, 2018

Photo Of The Family of Five Including 9-Month-Old Baby Killed In Ethiopian Airline Crash

A photo of a family of five including their 9-month-old baby killed in the fatal Ethiopian airline crash has been revealed. One of the youngest victims of a tragic Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people Sunday is nine-month-old Rubi Wangui Njuguna, who was heading from her family’s home in Hamilton to Kenya to meet her grandfather for the first time this Easter.
The grandfather, Quindos Karanja, says Rubi’s 60-year-old grandmother, Ann Wangui Karanja, was also on the flight — as was Rubi’s 34-year-old mother, Carolyne Karanja, her seven-year-old brother Ryan, and her sister Kelly, who was four.
Rubi was the only Canadian citizen in the family.
Quindos Karanja said the family was on its way back to Kenya to see him. On Tuesday, the 60-year-old retired school teacher was trying to come to terms with the shock of losing so many loved ones.

“We don’t know what’s next,” he said in a telephone interview from Kenya.
The Ethiopian Airlines plane went down moments after takeoff from Addis Ababa’s airport Sunday, killing all 157 passengers and crew on board, including 18 Canadians.
Carolyne, a Kenyan, had applied to be a permanent resident in Canada. Ann Ktraveled Travelled to Canada for a visit in August and was supposed to be there for three months but had extended her stay.
The grandfather said he knows he has to be strong and accept reality, but he doesn’t know how to do that.Quote“It’s just hard to accept that this has happened. I feel so much loss. And pain. I’m lonely.”

The Alwaleed Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World at the University of Edinburgh is inviting applications for PhD Studentships in Islamic Studies for a September 2018 start. UK or EU and International students are eligible to apply for this studentship.

The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1582, is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland’s ancient universities.

University accepts all of the English language qualifications for entry to the University, including IELTS qualifications from any IELTS test centre.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: April 12, 2018
  • Course Level: Studentships are available to pursue Ph.D. programme.
  • Study Subject: Studentships are awarded in Islamic Studies: Islamic Civilisation or Muslims in Europe.
  • Scholarship Award: Each studentship will cover the required fee to the University of Edinburgh (either UK/EU or international), a living allowance of £14,553for 2018-19 (increasing in-line with Research Council UK rates thereafter) and a yearly research budget of £1000.
  • Nationality: UK or EU and International students
  • Number of Scholarships: Up to two studentships are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: UK or EU and International students are eligible to apply for this studentship.

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

Essential qualifications:

  • An undergraduate and normally a Masters degree in a relevant subject
  • Proven research skills
  • Ability to undertake research which may involve both the study of texts and be engaging with individuals and communities
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Diplomacy, including religious, cultural and political sensitivity
  • The ability to work to deadlines
  • A willingness to be flexible and work non-standard hours, if required

Desirable qualifications

  • Experience in conducting and explaining research to a wide variety of audiences, both within and beyond a university context.
  • Knowledge of a relevant language (e.g. Arabic, Persian)
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Experience in designing material for websites
  • Experience of working with the media

English Language Requirements: University accepts all of the English language qualifications for entry to the University, including IELTS qualifications from any IELTS test centre.

PhD Scholarships

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Applications for the PhD can be made via the online admissions portal by clicking the link below:

  • PhD in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
  • For applicants whose first language is not English, evidence of English language proficiency will be required. Click here for further details.
  • Studentship applications should include a covering letter, a curriculum vitae and an outline research proposal (circa 1200 words) submitted via email to:
  • Click here for guidelines on how to write a suitable PhD research proposal.
  • If you are shortlisted for a studentship you will be invited to an interview where you will be required to make a 10-minute presentation on your proposed research project.

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