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African Studies Centre Leiden Afro-Centric Masters Thesis Scholarship 2024 For African Researchers


The African Studies Center Leiden is the national knowledge center on Africa in the Netherlands. The ASCL undertakes research and is involved in teaching about Africa and aims to promote a better understanding of and insight into historical, current, and future developments in Africa. It is an interfaculty institute of Leiden University and has a world-famous library and documentation center that is open to the general public.


The award aims to encourage students’ research and writing on African topics and to promote the study of African cultures and societies. It is presented annually to a student who has completed a master’s thesis based on research conducted on an African topic. The award consists of a €500 prize and the publication of the winning thesis in the ASCL’s African Studies Collection. All submitted theses will be made available in full-text online via the ASCL’s library catalog.


Master students who have completed their thesis at a university on the African continent or in the Netherlands between 31 August 2023 and 31 August 2024 can apply for the Africa Thesis Award 2024. Students in the Netherlands must have received an 8 out of 10 or above.

Students from non-Dutch universities with a grade A (or equivalent) may apply if the accompanying letter from the supervisor confirms the thesis’ excellence and supports the grade score.

Deadline: August 31, 2024

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