9 April 2018

Fully Funded Mo Ibrahim Foundation MSc Scholarships in Governance and State-building in UK, 2018

The International Development Department is currently accepting applications for Scholarship opportunity Mo Ibrahim Foundation MSc in Governance and State-building.

The scholarship is for two years to enable the applicant to complete the MSc and undertake a one year internship, including six-months with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. Applicants must have a first class Honours degree, or equivalent, and be African nationals domiciled (or permanent residents) in an African country. Preference will be given to scholarship candidates living in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Application Deadline: May 20, 2018

A world top 100 universities and part of the prestigious Russell Group, the University of Birmingham makes important things happen. The university was ranked 14th in the UK and 84th in the world in the QS World University Rankings for 2018.

Scholarship Description:
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue MSc programme.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in Governance and State-building.
  • Nationality: Open to African students
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Scholarship Award: The scholarship includes:
  • Full tuition fee
  • Airfare to and from the United Kingdom and visa
  • Monthly stipend of £950 for 18 months
  • Arrival allowance of £950

The remaining six months of the internship will be funded directly to the successful candidate by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

Eligibility for the Scholarship:
Eligible Countries:  Open to African students
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and  Zimbabwe.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have a
  • The entry requirements consist of A first class Honours degree or equivalent from an approved university.
  • Good written and spoken English. For those whose first language is not English, evidence of this capacity is required. Applicants should reach at least level 6.5 in the IELTS or 580 /93 for TOEFL. Please check the University website for more information on English language requirements. Applicants must be African nationals domiciled (or permanent residents) in an African country.
  • Preference will be given to scholarship candidates living in Sub-Saharan Africa.

English Language Requirements: Good written and spoken English. For those whose first language is not English, evidence of this capacity is required. Applicants should reach at least level 6.5 in the IELTS or 580 /93 for TOEFL. Please check the University website for more information on English language requirements.

Application Procedure:
How to Apply:
Applications must be received through the University online application system, accessed via www.birmingham.ac.uk by the 20th May 2018. In addition to the usual documents to be submitted, applicants should also upload a 500-word statement and CV. This statement should set out why the applicant is the best candidate for the scholarship. Applicants must then send an email to Mrs Debra Beard (d.l.beard-at-bham.ac.uk) informing her of their wish to be considered for the Mo Ibrahim Scholarship and their ID number. Please include ‘Mo Ibrahim Scholarship’ in the subject line of the email.

The scholarship is for two years to enable the applicant to complete the MSc and undertake a one-year internship, including six-months with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

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