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Fully Funded Mo Ibrahim Foundation Scholarship 2024 | University of Birmingham

Fully Funded Mo Ibrahim Foundation Scholarship 2024 | University of Birmingham
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Mo Ibrahim Foundation Scholarship 2024 | University of Birmingham

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation Scholarship for African Students at the University of Birmingham is for a two-year program that includes a full one-year MSc program and an integrated one-year internship.

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation Scholarship is a fully funded opportunity that includes the selected candidate’s full tuition fee, visa and round-trip airfare, £17100 in living expenses, and a settling allowance upon arrival in the UK.

Beneficiaries of the scholarship also benefit from an internship that allows the successful candidates to spend six months working on research with academics and then six months with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation in London, working alongside the team on a variety of the Foundation’s initiatives.

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Mo Ibrahim Foundation Scholarship Details

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation Scholarship At University of Birmingham is is provided by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation and brings about a new forum for African emerging leaders and young professionals as part of the Ibrahim Forum and the Ibrahim Governance Weekend.

This MSc makes a direct link between academic and practical policy approaches to development, rooted in theory and in evidence.

Mo Ibrahim Foundation Scholarship Requirements

To be eligible for the Mo Ibrahim Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must satisfy the following criteria;

  • Hold a first class Honours degree or equivalent from an approved university is essential.
  • Applicants must be under 30 years of age at the time of applying.
  • Good 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.
  • 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.
  • Development Policy and Politics (20 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits). An in depth focus on a topic of particular interest, with support from a supervisor. This may involve overseas fieldwork in a country chosen by the candidate.

Choose on of the following modules:

  • Governance and State-building (20 credits)
  • Democracy, Dictatorship and Development (20 credits)

Optional modules (60 credits)

Choose from any module from across the School of Government. You may choose a module from another school or college with the agreement of the Programme Director.

Required Documents for Mo Ibrahim Foundation Scholarship

In addition to the usual documents to be submitted, you must also upload;

  • a 500 word statement and CV.
  • This statement should set out why you are the best candidate for the scholarship.

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How To Apply for the Mo Ibrahim Foundation Scholarship

To apply for the Mo Ibrahim Foundation Scholarship At University of Birmingham, interested and qualified applicants should follow the procedures below;

  • Click on the button below to visit the application page
  • Apply through the University online application system, by the deadline.
  • You must then send your application ID number via email to Debra Beard. Please include ‘Mo Ibrahim Scholarship’ in the subject line of the email. Please do not include any supporting documents in this email. 

Deadline: April 8, 2024

Apply here

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