Mo Ibrahim Foundation MSc Scholarship For Africans To Study In UK, 2016


Deadline: 16 May 2016.

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.

Mo Ibrahim Foundation MSc 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.

School(Institutions/ Country): University of Birmingham | UK

Level:MSc programme

Field(s): Scholarship is awarded in governance and state-building programme.

Funded By: Mo Ibrahim Foundation

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Mo Ibrahim Foundation MSc Scholarship is targeted for Students of Africa (Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, São Tomé and Príncipe, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe)


The entry requirements for  Mo Ibrahim Foundation MSc Scholarship 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.

‣ 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.

Scholarship Application Method

‣ Applications must be received through the University online application system.

Application form 

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 ( informing IDD of their wish to be considered for the scholarship.

Please include ‘Mo Ibrahim Scholarship’ in the subject line of the email.

Scholarship Applications are due on 16 May 2016.

Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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