The Centre of African Studies, School of African Studies(SOAS) University of London offers 2 PhDs to AfricanÂ nationals as part of the Governance for Development in Africa Initiative funded by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.
Course Level:Â PhD
Eligible Countries:Â African countries
To be taken at (country):Â University of London, UK
Fields of Study:Â The eligibleÂ PhD are only those within the following departments:
- Development Studies
- International Relations/Politics
- CISD (Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy)
- DEFIMS (DepartmentÂ for Financial and Management StudiesÂ )
- Distance Learning:Â CEFIMS(Centre for Financial and Management Studies),Â DEFIMS
- CandidatesÂ must be domiciled (or permanent residents) in an African country.
- Preference will be given to scholarship candidates living in Subâ€Saharan Africa.
Selection Criteria:Â Candidates will be assessed on academic merit by a panel consisting of SOAS academic members. The assessment of your application will be based on the information in your scholarship application.
Number of Awardees:Â 2
Value of Scholarship:Â
- PhD:Â The scholarship is on a partâ€present form and it provides for fees for three years. However, accommodation and living cost are covered for the first year only.
- The scholarship will also cover in total 2 return flights : one during the first year, and one for the viva (plus one weekâ€™s accommodation around the viva).
- In year 2 and year 3, the successful candidate will also receive an annual stipend of Â£5,000.
- We also cover visa cost, provided receipts are submitted to the Centre of African Studies office.
- We expect students to be on fieldwork during the second year, and to write the thesis in the third year in their country of origin.
Duration of Scholarship:Â 3 years
How to Apply:Â
- In order to be considered for funding, applicants must first secure anÂ UNCONDITIONAL OFFERÂ forÂ theÂ PhD by applying directly to theÂ SOAS Doctoral School.
- Once the place is secured, the applicants can apply for the scholarship.
- TheÂ guidance notesÂ and theÂ reference formÂ can be downloaded on the right hand side of the Program Webpage (See Link below).
Scholarship Application Deadline:Â 31st March 2019.
Award Provider:Â Mo Ibrahim Foundation, School of Africa Studies (SOAS) University of London
Important Notes:Â Please note that CAS reserves the right not to award scholarships and will only award them where there are applicants judged to meet sufficiently high academic standards and with demonstrable interests in fields relevant to the objectives of the GDAI.