APPLY: LSE International Development 2016/17 Scholarships

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The Programme for African Leadership (PfAL) at the London School of Economics and Political Science is delighted to announce it is making available scholarship funds for bright African students applying to the eligible Masters programmes listed below for the upcoming 2016/17 academic year.

Confirmed eligible programmes:

MSc Development Management
MSc International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies
MSc African Development
MSc Development Studies
MSc Anthropology and Development
MSc Environment and Development
MSc Political Economy of Late Development
MSc Population and Development
MSc Urbanisation and Development
MSc Media, Communications and Development

A full scholarship will cover fees and living costs, but the value for each student will be assessed according to financial need. As well as studying for a prestigious London School of Economics MSc programme, all PfAL Scholarship recipients will benefit from an additional study seminar series plus automatic enrolment into the PfAL@LSE leadership programme which takes place throughout the year.

Commitment and benefit beyond LSE

PfAL scholarships are for people who share the vision and values of the PfAL Foundation and as such display a commitment to ethical, authentic and effective leadership in Africa. Beyond the initial award of a prestigious 12-month Masters scholarship, PfAL alumni also benefit from membership of the PfAL network of emerging African leaders. All applicants should be prepared to sign up to the PfAL Leadership Code and commit to active participation in the Network.


Applications are invited from ambitious, hard-working and committed candidates from sub-Saharan Africa who aspire to take up leadership positions in their home countries following their degree. The following applicants are particularly encouraged to apply:

Applicants who have not previously studied outside Africa
Applicants from Kenya, South Sudan, Uganda.
Applicants from Nigeria and Ghana, particularly those with interest in public sector careers
In order to be considered for one of these awards, you must have a bachelor’s degree and meet the minimum entry requirements for LSE’s graduate programmes. You can find details specific to your country/region here. (Click on a country/region, then choose the country where you took your degree qualification. Click on the flag to access specific country requirements)

If you meet the entry requirements, please complete a PfAL Phase 1 application form. If your initial application is approved then you are eligible to apply for one of the selected MSc programmes (Phase 2) and complete a financial assessment form (Phase 3).

Only Phase 1-approved candidates holding an offer of a place on one of the approved MSc programmes will be assessed for an award. Assessment for an award will be made by the LSE Financial Awards Panel and on the basis of financial need.

Notification of the Award

All successful candidates will be notified of the outcome by email before 30th June 2016.

To apply and for more information click HERE

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