Deadline:

31 March 2020.

Location:

UK

(Fully Funded)

Description

GDAI – Fully Funded PhD scholarships For African Students.

The Centre of African Studies offers 2 PhD scholarships to African nationals as part of the Governance for Development in Africa Initiative funded by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

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The Centre of African Studies offers 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. This may include projects designed to understand public sector governance capabilities, political settlements, state business relations, the governance of state owned enterprises, the governance of development policy design and implementation, and so on. But applications must focus on the public sector/state/civil service, on governance, and on development.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • 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

Required Languages

English.

Eligible Countries

EGYPT,  TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA, SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA, COMOROS, & OTHER COUNTRIES ARE NOT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.

Program Period

Three years.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Applicants must be domiciled (or permanent residents) in an African country.
  • PhD Programme (full-time) research undertaken by scholarship applicants must directly address or be applicable to the issue of Governance in Africa.
  • Scholarship candidates will be assessed based on their intended research, academic merit and references.
  • SOAS is committed to accepting only those scholarship candidates who can demonstrate an ability to complete a PhD within three, or at most, four years.
  • The English Language requirement for all SOAS, University of London postgraduate programmes is 60% overall in FDPS Academic English course, or the standard IELTS requirements.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

  • The scholarship provides 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

How to Apply

First Step: Prepare the following documents:

  • Complete application form from here.
  • A copy of the unconditional offer received from SOAS admissions office.
  • CV (please include your email address).
  • 2 pages max statement outlining knowledge and interest in governance-related issues  (approx. 1000 words).
  • Your research proposal (as sent to the SOAS Admissions Office).

Second Step:
You should print out the Application Form, sign and scan it and email this along with the Supporting Statement in a single email to: Ms Angelica Baschiera at ab17@soas.ac.uk.

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