GDAI PhD Scholarship for African Students at SOAS in UK, 2017

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Applications are invited for Mo Ibrahim Foundation scholarship available for African students at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). The scholarship is awarded to undertake Ph.D. research programme (full-time) in the field of Governance for Development in Africa.

The Centre of African Studies & SOAS in partnership with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation run this initiative with the aim of building skills, developing talent, and enabling Africans to improve the quality of governance in their countries.

SOAS, University of London is the only Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the near and Middle East. SOAS is a remarkable institution.

The English Language requirement for all SOAS, University of London postgraduate programmes is 60% overall in FDPS Academic English course, or the standard IELTS requirements.

Course Level: Scholarship is available for undertaking Ph.D. research programme (full time).

Study Subject(s): Scholarship is awarded in the field of Governance for Development in Africa.

Scholarship Award: The scholarship is on a part?present form and it provides for fees for three years. However, accommodation and living cost are covered for the first year only. The scholarship will also cover in total 2 return flights : one during the first year, and one for the visa (plus one week's accommodation around the viva). In year 2 and year 3, the successful candidate will also receive an annual stipend of £5,000. It also covers visa cost, provided receipts are submitted to the Centre of African Studies office.

Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility: Applicants must be domiciled (or permanent residents) in an African country. Preference will be given to scholarship candidates living in Sub-Saharan Africa. Eligible Programmes: Ph.D. Programme (full-time) research undertaken by scholarship applicants must directly address or be applicable to the issue of Governance in Africa.

Nationality: Applicants from Africa (Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte d'Ivoire, 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) can apply for this Mo Ibrahim Foundation scholarship. Preference will be given to scholarship candidates living in Sub-Saharan Africa.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Candidates should normally have a good UK master's degree (or overseas equivalent) in a relevant subject.

English language Requirements: Applicants (new admissions, i.e. starting in September 2016) must meet the English language condition of their offer of admission to study at SOAS as soon as possible but no later than 1 June 2016. If their offer is conditional on English, they have to arrange their English test and ensure they meet the English requirements as soon as possible.

How to Apply: Applicants should print out the Application Form, sign and scan it and email this along with CV and Supporting Statement in a single email. The application should also be sent by post. In order to apply for the Ph.D. scholarship, applicants will need to first have a confirmed place in the Ph.D. programme from the SOAS Admissions Office.f

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 30 April 2017.

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