Apply For GAI-MA Scholarships For African residents To Study In UK, 2016

Apply For GAI-MA Scholarships For African residents To Study In UK, 2016

The Centre of African Studies offers 3 MSc GAI-MA Scholarships to African residents as part of the Governance for Development in Africa Initiative funded by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.In order to be considered for funding, applicants must first secure a place for the MSc by applying directly to the SOAS admissions office.

‣ The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has generously provided SOAS with three MSc scholarships per year for African students undertaking full?time MSc programme in the field of Governance for Development in Africa.

‣ The scholarship provides for fees, for accommodation and living cost for the year.

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School(Institutions/ Country): SOAS, University of London| UK

Level: master program

Field(s): Scholarships are available for fulltime MSc programme in the field of Governance for Development

Deadline: 30 April 2016

Funded By: The Mo Ibrahim Foundation

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): This Scholarship is targeted for African students


To be eligible for GAI-MA Scholarships, applicants must meet the following criteria:

‣ Domicile/Residency: Applicants must be domiciled (or permanent residents) in an African country.

‣ Preference will be given to scholarship candidates living in Sub?Saharan Africa.

‣ Eligible Programmes: MSc (Full?time) undertaken by scholarship applicants must directly address or be applicable to the issue of Governance in Africa.

Selection criteria:

‣ Assessment: Scholarship candidates will be assessed based on their academic merit and references. SOAS is committed to accepting only those scholarship candidates who can demonstrate an ability to complete a MSc in one year.


‣ Only complete applications will be accepted. Incomplete applications will not be considered for a scholarship.

‣ The Advisory Panel expects to have made a final decision on the Mo Ibrahim Foundation MSc Scholarships by May of each year.

‣ All scholarship candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application.

Scholarship Application Method

‣ Applications send by email or post.

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 30 April 2016.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

For more Information about GAI-MA Scholarships


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