Scholarship Description:

The University of California, Los Angeles School of Law (UCLA Law) and Sonke Gender Justice Network (Sonke) is now accepting applications for UCLA Law – Sonke Health & Human Rights Fellowship commencing in August 2019. Fellowships are available for African legal professionals.

Host College/University:

Sonke’s vision is a world in which men, women and children can enjoy equitable, healthy and happy relationships that contribute to the development of just and democratic societies. Sonke Gender Justice works across Africa to strengthen government, civil society and citizen capacity to promote gender equality, prevent domestic and sexual violence, and reduce the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS.

Degree level:

Fellowship is available to pursue Master of Law Program (LL.M.).

Field of Study:

Fellowship is awarded to study Law (LLM) programs.

Scholarship Award: 

The Fellowship offers a full-tuition grant to enroll in UCLA Law’s Master of Law Program (LL.M.) and assists Fellows in securing living and travel expenses for their studies. It also offers the opportunity to apply for a one-year Fellowship placement with Sonke’s Policy Development and Advocacy unit.


Fellowships are available for African legal professionals.

Eligibility Criteria:

Entrance Requirements:

The UCLA Law – Sonke Health & Human Rights Fellowship is open to legal professionals and law graduates holding LL.B. degrees classified second class (division one) or higher from South African law school programs. Competitive applicants will also have a demonstrated commitment to health, human rights, or gender equality, and work or volunteer experience in this area. Note that non-South African applicants must have a valid work permit.

As a condition of the award, Fellows will be asked to certify that they will return to Africa upon completion of their LL.M. degree, and commit to a public interest career that promotes health, human rights, and gender equality in the African region for at least one year.

English Language Requirements: 

Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Applying procedure Instructions:

Applicants must complete the online application for UCLA Law’s LL.M. program and the supplemental application for the UCLA Law – Sonke Health & Human Rights Fellowship.

UCLA Law’s LL.M. online application is at

Scholarship Official Web Links:

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Scholarship Deadline:

 February 1, 2019.


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