MSc Scholarships at London School of Economics 2016/2017
This is to inform intending postgraduate students particularly candidates looking to pursue an MSc abroad about the MSc Scholarships at London School of Economics (LSE) 2016/2017 academic session. London School of Economics and Political Science invites applications for Sub-Saharan Africa scholarships. Scholarships are available for pursuing MSc programmes at LSE.
The main objective of the university is to provide high quality, comprehensive educational and training opportunities that are compatible to changing needs of the students. The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is a world class centre for its concentration of teaching and research across the full range of the social, political and economic sciences.
Details of the MSc Scholarships at London School of Economics 2016/2017
The Scholarship will be taken at London School of Economics, UK. A full scholarship 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 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.
The MSc Scholarships at London School of Economics are awarded in the following programmes:
List of Subjects: Development Management; International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies; African Development; Development Studies; Anthropology and Development; Environment and Development; Political Economy of Late Development; Population and Development; Urbanization and Development; Media, Communications and Development.
Eligibility for 2016/2017 MSc Scholarships at London School of Economics
The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for this scholarship:
- Applications are invited from ambitious, hard-working and committed candidates from sub-Saharan Africa who aspire to take up leadership positions in their home countries following their degree. The following applicants are particularly encouraged to apply:
- Applicants who have not previously studied outside Africa
- Applicants from Kenya, South Sudan, and Uganda.
- Applicants from Nigeria and Ghana, particularly those with interest in public sector careers
- 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. (Click on a country/region, then chooses 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 (Phase 3).
- 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.
Nationality: Applicants from Sub-Saharan Africa can apply for this scholarship. Applicants who have not previously studied outside Africa. Applicants from Kenya, South Sudan, and Uganda. Applicants from Nigeria and Ghana, particularly those with interest in public sector careers.
English Language Requirements: If English is not applicant’s first language and if the language of instruction for their first degree is not English, school will ask them to provide evidence of their command of English. The most common qualification is the IELTS test. Applicants do not need to have the required marks when they apply, but they would form a condition of any offer that they received, and would have to be achieved before their arrival at LSE. In each case school require the test of English for Academic Purposes.
Their test should be no more than two years old by 1 October in the year they intend to start their programme. Other tests may be acceptable if they have already taken them, but conditions attached to offers will be set as required scores in the IELTS. If they are entering the UK on a student visa (tier 4), their language test scores must meet not just LSE’s requirements, but also those of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). Please note that test scores must be achieved from one sitting of the relevant qualification.
How to Apply for London School of Economics MSc Scholarships – 2015/2016
Application for the MSc Scholarships at London School of Economics is online. You can access the application form here
Supporting Material: The following materials are to be processed and written in English and to be submitted promptly. It is very important that all financial information is provided in £ sterling.
- Personal details
- Study details
- Current personal circumstances
- Household circumstances
- During your programme at LSE
- Summary of secured funding
- Personal statement
The application deadline for the MSc Scholarships at London School of Economics 2016/2017 is 27th, April 2016