MSc Scholarship in Politics and Development Policy by Mo Ibrahim Foundation

The International Development Department at the University of Birmingham is offering scholarships for the MSc in Development Policy and Politics program (with Mo Ibrahim Foundation Internship).

The scholarship is provided by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation and is for a two-year program, with the successful candidate undertaking the full one-year MSc program, as well as an integrated one-year internship. The internship enables the successful candidate to spend six months with IDD working on research with academics and the GSDRC and then six months with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation in London working alongside the team on a variety of the Foundation’s initiatives that aim to “put governance at the center of Africa’s development”. This includes participating in the Now Generation Forum, a new forum for African emerging leaders and young professionals as part of the Ibrahim Forum and the Ibrahim Governance Weekend.

Benefits

The MSc Scholarship in Politics and Development Policy by Mo Ibrahim Foundation cover the following:

  • Full tuition fee
  • Air fare to and from the United Kingdom and visa
  • Monthly stipend of £950 for 18 months
  • Arrival allowance of £950

Eligibility

The entry requirements for MSc Scholarship in Politics and Development Policy by Mo Ibrahim Foundation consist of:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Application Process

Interested applicants for this scholarship are to upload a 500 word motivation statement and Curriculum Vitae and send their application ID number to d.l.beard@bham.ac.uk.

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Deadline: March 31, 2023.

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