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2019 Mo Ibrahim Fully Funded Scholarship for African Students

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation (MIF) is an African foundation, established in 2006 with one focus: the critical importance of governance and leadership in Africa. It is our belief that governance and leadership lie at the heart of any tangible and shared improvement in the quality of life of African citizens. LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE IN AFRICA Leadership is about making choices, defining priori... read more

The International Development Department, University of Birmingham, is pleased to offer one scholarship for our MSc in International Development (Governance and State-building), for the academic year starting in September 2019. 

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Aim and Benefits

The scholarship is provided by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation and is for a two-year programme, with the successful candidate undertaking the full 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.

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 scholarship includes:

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

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


Requirements for Masters Qualification

The entry requirements consist of:

  • A first class Honours degree or equivalent from an approved university.
  • 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.

The pathway for the Foundation scholarship comprises the following modules:

  • International Development (20 credits)
  • Governance and State Building (20 credits)
  • One of the following four modules (20 credits)
  • Development Policy and Politics
  • Development in Practice
  • Conflict and Development
  • Post Conflict Reconstruction and Development
  • 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.

 


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Application Deadline

April 28, 2019 .


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Mo Ibrahim Foundation on sits.bham.ac.uk to apply

Applications must be received through the University online application system, by 19 May 2019. In addition to the usual documents to be submitted, applicants should also upload a 500 word statement and CV. This statement should set out why the applicant is the best candidate for the scholarship. Applicants must then send an email to Mrs Debra Beard ([email protected]) informing her of their wish to be considered for the Mo Ibrahim Scholarship and their ID number. Please include ‘Mo Ibrahim Scholarship’ in the subject line of the email.


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