2015 Mo Ibrahim Full Fee Scholarship for African Students


Scholarship Name:  Mo Ibrahim Foundation funded Masters Scholarship at University of Birmingham

Brief description: Mo Ibrahim Foundation funded Masters Scholarship in the field of International Development (Governance and State-building) for the applicants of Africa at University of Birmingham, 2015 UK.

Accepted Subject Areas?

International Development (Governance and State-building)

About Scholarship

The International Development Department is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity to undertake the MSc in Governance and State-building, followed by a six-month internship at IDD and six months with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation in London with a full scholarship. Applicants must have the equivalent of a first class UK bachelors degree and be African nationals domiciled (or permanent residents) in an African country. Preference will be given to scholarship candidates living in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Scholarship Offered Since: Not specified

Scholarship Type: Full Masters scholarship

Selection Criteria

The entry requirements consist of:

  • At least an upper second-class Honours degree or equivalent from an approved university.
  • Adequate capacity in 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.


  • Be a scholar from an African country.
  • Experience in economics and statistics, demonstrated through a good mark received for at least one course at undergraduate level.

Number of Scholarship Awards: Several positions

Value of Scholarship

  • Full tuition fee
  • Air fare to and from the United Kingdom and visa
  • Monthly stipend of £920 for 18 months
  • Arrival allowance of £920

Duration of Scholarship: Two years (2yrs)

Eligible African Countries

All African countries

To be taken at (country): UK

Application Deadline is 19 May 2014

Offered annually? Yes

How to Apply

Applications must be received through the University online application system, accessed via www.birmingham.ac.uk by the 18 May 2015. In addition to the normal University requirements for supporting documents, candidates must also upload a 500 word statement and CV. This statement should set out why the applicant is the best candidate for the scholarship. Candidates must also send an email to Mrs Debra Beard (d.l.beard@bham.ac.uk) informing IDD of their wish to be considered for the scholarship. Please include ‘Mo Ibrahim Scholarship’ in the subject line of the email.

Visit the Scholarship Webpage

Sponsor: Mo Ibrahim Foundation

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

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