Application for the Mo Ibrahim Foundation Scholarship 2023 for African Students is now open. The Mo Ibrahim Foundation Scholarship for African Students at the University of Birmingham is provided by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation and is for a two-year programme, with the successful applicant undertaking the full one-year Masters programme, as well as a one-year integrated internship.
The internship allows the successful candidate to spend six months with IDD working on research with academics and the GSDRC, followed by six months with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation in London working alongside the team on a variety of research initiatives. Foundation which aims to “put governance at the centre of Africa’s development”.
This includes participation in the Now Generation Forum, a new forum for emerging African leaders and young professionals as part of the Ibrahim Forum and the Ibrahim Governance Weekend.
- Host Country: United Kingdom (UK)
- Study Abroad: Study in the UK
- Category: Graduate scholarships | Master’s scholarships
- Eligible Countries: All African Countries
- Reward: Full scholarship | Monthly allowance of £950 for 18 months | Arrival fee of £950 | Plane ticket
- Deadline: March 31, 2023
This MA establishes a direct link between academic and practical policy approaches to development, rooted in theory and evidence.
IDD’s cutting-edge research on governance, leadership, democracy, political thought and work and much more inform our teaching, and students are exposed to innovation and rigour, complexity and debate, linking theory and practice.
The entry requirements are as follows:
- A first-class honours degree or equivalent from an approved university is essential.
- Applicants must be under the age of 30 at the time of application.
- Good written and spoken English. For those whose first language is not English, proof of this ability is required. Applicants must achieve at least level 6.5 for IELTS or 580/93 for TOEFL. Please check the University website for more information on English language requirements.
- Applicants must be African nationals domiciled (or permanent residents) in an African country. Preference will be given to scholarship applicants living in sub-Saharan Africa.
Mo Ibrahim Foundation Scholarship 2023 for African Students Duration and Award
The scholarship includes:
- Full tuition
- Flight ticket to and from UK and visa
- Monthly allowance of £950 for 18 months
- Arrival allowance of £950
The remaining six months of the internship will be funded directly to the successful candidate by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.
The path for the Foundation scholarship includes the following compulsory modules:
- International Development (20 credits)
- Policy and Development Policy (20 credits)
- Dissertation (60 credits). An in-depth focus on a particular topic of interest, with support from a supervisor. This may involve overseas fieldwork in a country chosen by the candidate.
Choose one of the following modules:
- Governance and State Building (20 credits)
- Democracy, dictatorship and development (20 credits)
Optional modules (60 credits)
Choose from any module in the School of Government. You can choose a module from another school or college with the agreement of the program director.
Application method – Mo Ibrahim Foundation Scholarship 2023 for African Students
Applications must be received through the University’s online application system, by March 31, 2023. In addition to the usual documents to submit, you must also upload a statement and a 500-word CV. This statement should explain why you are the best candidate for the scholarship.
You must then send your Application ID number to Debra Beard. Please include “Mo Ibrahim Scholarship” in the subject line of the email. Please do not include supporting documents in this email.
Deadline: March 31, 2023