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Mo Ibrahim Foundation Scholarship For African Students

Mo Ibrahim Foundation 2014 Scholarship For African Students application has started. Qualified students from Africa can now start applying for this scholarship.

Course(s) Offered: Social sciences
Course Level: Graduate (masters)
Provider: Mo Ibrahim Foundation
Country to Study in: UK
Scholarship Description

The International Development Department is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity to undertake the MSc in Governance and State-building, followed by a six-month internship at IDD and six months with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation in London with a full scholarship.

Applicants must have the equivalent of a first class UK bachelors degree and be African nationals domiciled (or permanent residents) in an African country. Preference will be given to scholarship candidates living in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The entry requirements consist of:

  • 1st class Honours degree or equivalent from an approved university.
  • Adequate capacity in 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.
  • Experience in economics and statistics, demonstrated through a good mark received for at least one course at undergraduate level.
  • 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.

Eligible groups
Citizens of countries in Africa

Participating Institutions
International Development Department (IDD), University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Fields of study
International Development (Governance and State-building). The Governance and State-building programme is one of the specialised streams within international development, and takes an interdisciplinary standpoint, combining the theoretical rigour of political economy and the practical experience of development.

Number of awards
Not specified, but several will be given

Sponsorship duration
Over a two (2) years duration

Scholarship benefits
The scholarship includes:

  • Full tuition fee
  • Air fare to and from the United Kingdom and visa
  • Monthly stipend of ¬£920 for 18 months
  • Arrival allowance of ¬£920

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

Method of Application
Applications must be received through the University online application system, accessed via the official website at www.birmingham.ac.uk by the announced deadline date (see below).

In addition to the normal University requirements for supporting documents, candidates must also upload a 500 word statement and CV. This statement should set out why the applicant is the best candidate for the scholarship.

Candidates must also send an email to Mrs Debra Beard ([email protected]) informing IDD of their wish to be considered for¬†the scholarship. Please include ‚ÄėMo Ibrahim Scholarship‚Äô in the subject line of the email.

The announced deadline date for this current academic session is the 19th of May, 2014

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has been established to promote African development, with a special focus on promoting good governance in sub-Saharan Africa.

It was established in 2006 with a focus on the critical importance of leadership and governance in Africa. By providing tools to support advancements in leadership and governance, the Foundation aims to bring about meaningful change on the continent.

The Foundation, which is a non-grant making organisation, helps to define, assess and enhance governance and leadership in Africa.

Application Deadline: 19 May 2014 (Source: Studyandscholarships.com)

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