Mo Ibrahim Foundation MSc Scholarship in Governance and State-building in UK, 2013

Mo Ibrahim Foundation is funding one MSc Scholarship in Governance and State-building to start in September 2013 at University of Birmingham, UK. Student must have a first class honors or equivalent degree. English proficiency is required. African nationals are eligible for this scholarship. Preference is given to nationals of sub-Saharan African countries. Applicants have an opportunity of a six-month internship at IDD and six months with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation in London with a full scholarship.. The International Development Department is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity to undertake the MSc in Governance and State-building, followed by a six-month internship at IDD and six months with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation in London with a full scholarship. Applicants must have the equivalent of a first class UK bachelors degree and be African nationals domiciled (or permanent residents) in an African country. Preference will be given to scholarship candidates living in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Governance and State building programme is one of the specialized streams within international development, and takes an interdisciplinary standpoint, combining the theoretical rigor 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 democratization. Governance and state-building are of particular interest to governments, non-governmental organizations and development agencies, as well as to a growing and vibrant academic community.. This scholarship is for pursuing Master’s-MSc degree level at University of Birmingham.
The research areas of this scholarship are: The scholarship is provided to study MSc in governance and state-building at University of Birmingham in UK.
Who can apply to this scholarship?
· The entry requirements consist of:
· 1st class Honors 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 or 580 /93 for TOEFL. 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.
Benefits of the scholarship: The scholarship includes: 1.Full tuition fee 2.Air fare to and from the United Kingdom and visa 3.Monthly stipend of £920 for 18 months 4.Arrival allowance of £920 The remaining six months for the internship will be funded directly to the successful candidate by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: The scholarship will be for a two-year programme, with the successful candidate undertaking the full MSc programme and then six months within the Foundation as an intern, based in London.
Number of scholarships:  Mo Ibrahim Foundation is providing one scholarship for our MSc in Governance and State building, to start in September 2013.

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