Apply for the Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s University of Birmingham Fully-funded Scholarship 2024

The is delighted to announce the opening of applications for the University of Birmingham scholarship, offered in collaboration with the International Development Department.

This prestigious scholarship presents a remarkable opportunity for individuals aspiring to pursue a two-year master’s degree in MSc Development Policy and Politics, complemented by an internship at the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. The successful candidate will embark on a comprehensive one-year MSc program encompassing modules such as International Development, Development Policy and Politics, Governance and State-Building, and Democracy, Dictatorship, and Development.

Moreover, recipients will engage in an integrated one-year internship, dividing their time equally between conducting research with academics at IDD and the GSDRC, and contributing to the impactful initiatives of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation in London. This internship promises invaluable hands-on experience, focusing on initiatives aimed at placing governance at the forefront of Africa’s development agenda.

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One of the distinctive advantages of this scholarship is the opportunity to become part of the Now Generation Network (NGN). Comprising Ibrahim alumni of Fellows and scholars, as well as participants of the annual Now Generation Forum (NGF), this network serves as a vibrant platform for emerging African leaders and young professionals. With members hailing from all 54 African nations, the NGN offers a diverse pool of expertise and backgrounds, fostering collaboration and growth.

Eligibility and Requirements:

  • A first-class Honours degree or equivalent from a recognized university is mandatory.
  • Applicants must be under 30 years of age at the time of application.
  • Candidates must be African nationals residing in an African country, with preference given to those in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Proficiency in English is essential. Non-native English speakers must demonstrate strong written and verbal English skills, with a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS or 580/93 on the TOEFL.

Scholarship Benefits:

  • Full tuition fees covered.
  • Airfare to and from the United Kingdom, as well as visa expenses.
  • Monthly stipend and arrival allowance.

Application Process:

Please note that applications for the Mo Ibrahim Scholarship must be submitted through the University’s online application system by 8 April 2024. In addition to the standard documents, you are required to upload a 500-word statement and CV. Your statement should highlight why you are the strongest candidate for this scholarship.

If you are interested in learning more about the application process, please visit the official website of the University of Birmingham.

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