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Fully Funded Mo Ibrahim Foundation 2023 GDAI PhD Scholarship for Africans - London


The Centre of African Studies is offering a fully funded PhD scholarship to African nationals as part of the Governance for Development in Africa Initiative funded by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

Applications are invited for PhD studentships focused on the area of state capacities, governance and bureaucracy for development. This may include projects designed to understand public sector governance capabilities, political settlements, state business relations, the governance of state owned enterprises, the governance of development policy design and implementation, and so on. But applications must focus on the public sector/state/civil service, on governance, and on development.


The scholarship provides for fees for three years and an annual bursary of £16,000 per year.

The scholarship also covers visa costs, HIS and TB (if undertaken), provided receipts are submitted to the Centre of African Studies office.


Applicants must;

  • secure an unconditional offer for the PhD at SOAS University of London in eligible departments.

  • have obtained relevant bachelor and master’s degrees from a recognized institution of higher learning.

  • demonstrate excellent educational and leadership abilities.

Application Deadline: 31st March, 2023

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