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GDAI – PhD Scholarship Program in UK

Last updated: Mar 13, 2022

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GDA - PhD Scholarship Program in UKApplications for the GDAI – PhD Scholarship Program in UK are invited. The scholarship is funded by Mo Ibrahim Foundation. Two winners will be selected to receive the funds. Only students from African countries are welcome to apply.

Scholarship Description

The Centre of African Studies offers through the GDA – PhD Scholarship Program in UK 2 PhD scholarships to African nationals as part of the Governance for Development in Africa Initiative funded by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. Applications are invited for PhD studentships focused on the area of state capacities, governance and bureaucracy for development.

Award Value

The GDA – PhD Scholarship Program in UK provides for fees for three years and an annual bursary of £16.000 per year. The scholarship also covers visa costs, HIS and TB (if undertaken), provided receipts are submitted to the Centre of African Studies office.

Level and Area of Studies

PhD program in Development Studies, Law, Economics, International Relations/Politics, CISD (Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy), DEFIMS (Department for Financial and Management Studies), Distance Learning: CEFIMS(Centre for Financial and Management Studies), DEFIMS

Place of Study

The study will be taken in the United Kingdom.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • 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.

Applicants’ Nationality

The citizens of African countries are invited to apply.

Submission Deadline

31 March every year.

Website and Application Link


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