UK: Fully Funded Mo Ibrahim Foundation Scholarship for African Students at University of Birmingham, 2018

Europe, International, Masters, Scholarships, Social Science, UK

The scholarship is for two years to enable the applicant to complete the MSc and undertake a one year internship, including six-months with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. Applicants must have a first class Honours degree, or equivalent, and be African nationals domiciled (or permanent residents) in an African country. Preference will be given to scholarship candidates living in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Country of Study: UK Institution/ University: University of Birmingham
Application Deadline: 20 May 2018 Level of Study: Master’s and Internship

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.


Birmingham has been challenging and developing great minds for more than a century. Characterised by a tradition of innovation, research at the University has broken new ground, pushed forward the boundaries of knowledge and made an impact on people’s lives. We continue this tradition today and have ambitions for a future that will embed our work and recognition of the Birmingham name on the international stage.



Mo Ibrahim Foundation (MIF)

Scholarship Benefits

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.

Study Subject

International Development (Governance and State-building)

Eligibility Requirement

  • 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


2 Years (1 Master’s and 1 year internship)

Application Procedure

Applications must be received through the University online application system, accessed via by the 20th May 2018. 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 ( 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

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