Ferguson Trust Scholarship
Ferguson Trust Scholarships are made available through the generosity of The Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust to support students wishing to pursue our Peace and Conflict Studies and Maritime Security academic streams. The scholarships are designed for candidates from low-income countries and lower middle-income countries, which, ordinarily, are conflict-affected.
View the PDF of our Peacebuilding Scholarship.
How to Apply
Students wishing to apply for a bursary or Ferguson Trust Funding should refer to the individual course directory for further information on the application process and eligibility criteria.
MA Peace and Reconciliation studies, 2014 Para-Legal Officer, Afghanistan
“Afghanistan is a society where violence has been ruling for the last four decades but concepts such as ‘peace, love and forgiveness’ remain foreign leading to greater struggle and civil conflict.
Working with the UN family for ten years is where I sought to seek reconciliation, or at least to understand the process, and how it can be applied.
However, this quest to understand the essence of ‘peace’ and how best to achieve it remained unfulfilled. In this journey I faced contradictions, challenge and confusion until I came to know about the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) at Coventry University and its tremendous capacity in all peace related subjects.
I joined the Centre in September 2013 and at my first approach I realised how huge and professional this peace family was. Being a student at CTPSR, I have not only learned about peace itself but also understand how important it is in forming a base for a humane life. Getting to know people from different cultures and attending seminars are yet another privilege that added to my capacity of
being inclusive and more understanding.
Doing my MA in Peace and Reconciliation was an informed decision I made about my academic career. Indeed, studying at this Centre has played a critical role in expanding my capabilities and knowledge, as well as building the confidence I needed for working in any post-conflict state through my knowledge of peacebuilding.
I will forever be grateful for the financial support provided by the Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust.”