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Lalji LSE PfAL Scholarships for Sub-Saharan African Students in UK, 2015-2016

London School of Economics and Political Science invites applications for Sub-Saharan Africa scholarships to undertake MSc programmes. A minimum of 15 places will be reserved for applicants from Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda. Applicants who have not previously studied outside Africa are particularly encouraged to apply. A full support will cover fees and living costs, but the value for each student will be assessed according to financial need. The application deadline is 1st March 2015.

Study Subject(s): The studentships are awarded in the following programmes: (Confirmed eligible programmes): Development Management or the International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies (IDHE), African Development and Development Studies; (programmes subject to final confirmation): Anthropology and Development, Environment and Development, Political Economy of Late Development, Population and Development, Urbanisation and Development and Media, Communications and Development.
Course Level: award is available for pursuing MSc programmes at LSE.
Scholarship Provider: Lalji family and the Programme for African Leadership (PfAL) Foundation
Award can be taken at: UK

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Eligibility:
-In 2015/16, the opportunities are open to applicants from across the whole of sub-Saharan Africa, however a minimum of 15 places will be reserved for applicants from Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda. Applicants who have not previously studied outside Africa are particularly encouraged to apply.
-In order to be considered for one of these awards, you must have a bachelor’s degree and meet the minimum entry requirements for LSE’s graduate programmes. You can find details specific to your country/region here. (Click on a country/region, then choose the country where you took your degree qualification. Click on the flag to access specific country requirements)
-If you meet the entry requirements, please complete a PfAL Phase 1 application form. If your initial application is approved then you are eligible to apply for one of the selected MSc programmes (Phase 2) and complete a financial assessment form.
-Only Phase 1-approved candidates holding an offer of a place on one of the approved MSc programmes will be assessed for an award. Assessment for an award will be made by the LSE Financial Awards Panel and on the basis of financial need.

Open for International Students: Students of Sub-Saharan Africa (Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (DRC-Kinshasa), Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland , Tanzania , Togo, Uganda and Zambia) can apply for these endowments. However a minimum of 15 places will be reserved for applicants from Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda.

Description:  The Lalji LSE PfAL programme is highly competitive and provides funding to enable bright young Africans to undertake a full-time Masters degree programme here at the School.  Generously supported by Firoz and Najma Lalji, the individual opportunities are worth up to GBP£30,000 with the final award dependent upon an assessment of financial need. Candidates for PfAL funding must be able to demonstrate academic ability, leadership potential, determination to succeed and a desire to effect change. Additionally, preference is given to candidates who have not previously studied outside of Africa.

Number of award(s): Not Known (A minimum of 15 places will be reserved for applicants from Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda).

Duration of award(s): Not Known

What does it cover? A full support will cover fees and living costs, but the value for each student will be assessed according to financial need. As well as studying for a prestigious London School of Economics MSc programme, all Lalji PfAL Scholarship recipients will benefit from an additional study seminar series plus automatic enrolment into the PfAL-at-LSE leadership programme which takes place throughout the year.

Selection Criteria: Assessment for an award will be made by the LSE Financial Awards Panel and on the basis of financial need.

Notification: All successful candidates will be notified of the outcome by email before 30th June 2015.

How to Apply: If you meet the entry requirements, please complete a PfAL Phase 1 application form. If your initial application is approved then you are eligible to apply for one of the selected MSc programmes (Phase 2) and complete a financial assessment form (Phase 3). The first 50 successful Phase 1 applicants will be granted a fee waiver worth GBP£50 when applying for graduate study.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 1st March 2015.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application