Applications for the Governance for Development in Africa Initiative PhD Scholarships in UK are now invited. The scholarship is funded by Mo Ibrahim Foundation, and focused in the areas of state capacities, governance and bureaucracy for development. The best winners will be selected to receive the funds.
Only PhD studentships from African countries are welcome to apply for these scholarships, who must have secured their admissions with SOAS University, UK.
The Centre of African Studies offers through the Governance for Development in Africa Initiative PhD Scholarships in UK, 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.
The GDAI – 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 at SOAS University of London in the United Kingdom.
Eligibility and Criteria
To be eligible to apply for the Governance for Development in Africa Initiative PhD Scholarships in UK:
- 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.
The citizens of African countries are invited to apply.
To apply for the Governance for Development in Africa Initiative PhD Scholarships, send your unconditional offer of admission, research proposal, CV, and one reference to:
Angelica Baschiera, Coordinator, Mo Ibrahim Foundation Governance for Development in Africa Initiative.
Please check the official application page foe updated and accurate details before you apply.
31 March every year.