Mo Ibrahim Foundation Scholarship at University of Birmingham

Mo Ibrahim Foundation Scholarship at University of Birmingham in the UK


Deadline : May 6, 2020 .  

Apply for the Mo Ibrahim Foundation Scholarship at University of Birmingham for a MSc in International Development, The International Development Department, University of Birmingham, is pleased to offer one scholarship for their MSc in International Development (Governance and State-building), for the academic year starting in September 2020.

The scholarship is provided by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation and is for a two-year programme, with the successful candidate undertaking the full MSc programme, with a 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 pathway for the Foundation scholarship comprises the following modules:

  • International Development (20 credits)
  • Governance and State Building (20 credits)
  • One of the following four modules (20 credits)
  • Development Policy and Politics
  • Development in Practice
  • Conflict and Development
  • Post Conflict Reconstruction and Development
  • Choice of optional modules (60 credits) – choose from over 25 IDD modules plus others from across the University. Dissertation (60 credits) – in depth focus on a topic of particular interest, with support from a supervisor. This may involve overseas fieldwork in a country chosen by the candidate.


Benefits for applicants are as below.

  • Full tuition fee
  • Air fare to and from the United Kingdom and visa
  • Monthly stipend of £950 for 18 months
  • Arrival allowance of £950
  • The remaining six months for the internship will be funded directly to the successful candidate by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.
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To be eligible, you must fulfill the following criteria

  • Have a first class Honours degree or equivalent from an approved university is essential.
  • Have Good 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.
  • 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.


To apply you must follow the following procedure

  • Applications must be received through the University online application system, by 6 May 2020.
  • In addition to the usual documents to be submitted, you must also upload a 500 word statement and CV. This statement should set out why you are the best candidate for the scholarship.
  • You must then send your application ID number to (Debra Beard). Please include ‘Mo Ibrahim Scholarship’ in the subject line of the email

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For more information, visit University of Birmingham


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