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Centre of African Studies

GDAI - MA Scholarships

The Centre of African Studies offers 3 MSc 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.

Once the place is secured, the applicants can apply for the scholarship. Candidates will be assessed on academic merit by a panel consisting of SOAS academic members. The assessment of your application will be based on the information in your scholarship application. Selectors will be looking at the following:

  • academic achievement and evidence of critical analytical capabilities;
  • references;
  • supporting statement;
  • evidence of interest in and knowledge of linkages between governance and development

Please note that CAS reserves the right not to award scholarships and will only award them where there are applicants judged to meet sufficiently high academic standards and with demonstrable interests in fields relevant to the objectives of the GDAI.

Deadline to apply: 30 April 2015