Mo Ibrahim foundation Msc Scholarship for African Student in UK

Awesome opportunity for African Student to study in UK with a full sponsored Scholarship is open for application.

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These award is in partnership with Birmingham Univeristy International Development Department to study MSc in International Development (Governance and State-building), for 2020 academic year.

These full scholarship is funded by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation for a duration of two-year , and successful applicant will undertake MSc programme, with a one year internship being integral to the programme. The internship will consist of six months with IDD and six months with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation in London.

About University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham is a public research university located in Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom.

About the International Development (Governance and State-building) Programme.

The Governance and Statebuilding programme is one of the specialised streams within international development, and takes an interdisciplinary standpoint, combining the theoretical rigour of political economy and the practical experience of development.

The good governance agenda occurs now increasingly alongside debate on state-building, which encompasses issues such as accountability and transparency, corruption, conflict, political settlement, human rights, participation, access to justice and democratisation. Governance and state-building are of particular interest to governments, nongovernmental organisations and development agencies, as well as to a growing and vibrant academic community.

The pathway for the Foundation scholarship comprises the following modules:

  1. Development Policy and Politics
  2. Development in Practice
  3. Conflict and Development
  4. Post Conflict Reconstruction and Development
  5. International Development (20 credits)
  6. Governance and State Building (20 credits)
  7. One of the following four modules (20 credits)
  8. Choice of optional modules (60 credits) – choose from over 25 IDD modules plus others from across the University. Dissertation (60 credits) – 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.

Deadline: 6th May 2020

Host Institution:  University of Birmingham

Award to be taken in UK

Awarding Institution: More Ibrahim Foundation


  1. Monthly stipend of £950 for 18 months
  2. Arrival allowance of £950
  3. Full tuition fee
  4. Air fare to and from the United Kingdom and visa


  • A first class Honours degree or equivalent from an approved university is essential.
  • 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. 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 candidates living in Sub-Saharan Africa.

How To Apply

Applications must be received through the University online application system, by 6 May 2020. 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.

You must then send your application ID number to Debra Beard. Include ‘Mo Ibrahim Scholarship’ in the subject line of the email. Please do not include any supporting documents in this email.

To Apply click on the link below

Official Link

For more information please click here

Please Note: The remaining six months for the internship will be funded directly to the successful candidate by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

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