Deadline: May 18, 2015
The International Development Department, University of Birmingham, is offering one scholarship for their MSc in Governance and State-building, for the academic year starting in September 2015. The scholarship is a two-year programme, provided by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, which includes a full MSc programme and one year internship being integral to the programme. The internship will consist of six months with IDD and six months with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation in London.
The Governance and Statebuilding programme is one of the specialised streams within international development, and takes an interdisciplinary standpoint, combining the theoretical rigour of political economy and the practical experience of development. The good governance agenda occurs now increasingly alongside debate on state-building, which encompasses issues such as accountability and transparency, corruption, conflict, political settlement, human rights, participation, access to justice and democratisation.
The scholarship includes:
- Full tuition fee
- Air fare to and from the United Kingdom and visa
- Monthly stipend of £920 for 18 months
- Arrival allowance of £920
The remaining six months for the internship will be funded directly to the successful candidate by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.
The entry requirements consist of:
- A first 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. Please check the University website for more information on English language requirements.
- Experience in economics and statistics, demonstrated through a good mark received for at least one course at undergraduate level.
- Applicants must be African nationals domiciled (or permanent residents) in an African country. Preference will be given to scholarship candidates living in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Applications must be received through the University online application system, accessed via www.birmingham.ac.uk by the 18 th May 2015. In addition to the usual documents to be submitted, applicants should also upload a 500 word statement and CV. This statement should set out why the applicant is the best candidate for the scholarship.
Applicants must then send an email to Mrs Debra Beard ([email protected]) informing her of their wish to be considered for the Mo Ibrahim Scholarship and their ID number. Please include ‘Mo Ibrahim Scholarship’ in the subject line of the email.
For more information download the Mo Ibrahim Foundation MSc Scholarship.