The Centre of African Studies at SOAS, University of London, is offering one Ph.D. scholarship to African nationals as part of the Governance for Development in Africa Initiative, funded by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, for study beginning in 2023.
Candidates’ research subjects should focus 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.
In order to be considered for funding, applicants must first secure an unconditional offer for the Ph.D. by applying directly to the SOAS Doctoral School.
Deadline: 31 March 2023 to apply for the scholarship. Please note that it takes 8 weeks to receive an offer of admission for Ph.D.; therefore apply for the Ph.D. before 31 January 2023.
Type: Ph.D. or Other Doctoral Degrees
Who: Arab students from African Countries interested in studying in the UK
What: Tuition fees, Allowance, and visa expenses
Where: SOAS University of London
Program Length: 1 year
Deadline to Apply: 31 March 2023
Citizenship: Algeria, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia
Destination Countries: UK
Academic Subject(s): International Development, Law and Government, Social Sciences
Applicants must be residents (or permanent residents) of an African country.
The eligible Ph.D. programs are only those within the following departments:
– Development Studies
– International Relations/Politics
– CISD (Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy)
– DeFiMS (Department for Financial and Management Studies )
– Distance Learning: CeFiMS (Centre for Financial and Management Studies), DeFiMS
– A copy of the unconditional offer received from SOAS admissions office
– CV (please include your email address)
– A statement (two pages maximum) outlining knowledge and interest in governance-related issues
– Your research proposal (as sent to the SOAS Admissions Office)
– One academic reference (to be sent directly by referee to [email protected])
How to Apply:
You can apply through this link.