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.
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University or Organization: University of Birmingham
Course Level: MSc program
Award: Full tuition fee
Access Mode: Online
Number of Awards: NA
Nationality: African students
The program can be taken in the UK
Application Deadline: Closed for 2019/20 (check back next year)
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.
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.
- Scholarships are awarded in Governance and State-building.
How to Apply
- How to Apply: Applications must be received through the University online application system, accessed via www.birmingham.ac.uk by the 20th May 2018. 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.
- Supporting Documents: 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.
- 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.
Benefit: 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.