The Waverley Fund was established in 2001. It aims to assist academically excellent students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have shown the potential to make a significant contribution in their future careers. The African Studies Centre was launched in October 2004, and attracts extremely high quality graduates. The Centre is a unit of the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies (SIAS), a department in the Social Sciences Division. One scholarship will be awarded in 2013-14 for an MSc in African Studies, and one scholarship for a DPhil student. Eligible candidates must be ordinarily residents in the sub-Saharan Africa. Applicants must intend to return to their home country at the end of their studies. Candidates should be applying to start an MSc in African Studies, DPhil Development Studies, DPhil Politics, DPhil History or DPhil Social Anthropology. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of outstanding academic merit. Please ensure you meet the requirements for entry to your course, including English language requirements. See the Course Guide for more information. Deferred students are not eligible.