Application Deadline: 17.00 GMT on Wednesday 27th April 2016
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
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.
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 Lalji 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.
Notification of the Award
All successful candidates will be notified of the outcome by email before 30th June 2016.
How to apply for a scholarship
Early application is essential as MSc programmes make offers on a rolling basis and may close to new applicants much earlier than the deadlines stated below.
Please note there are three steps in the application process, all of which must be completed in order to be considered for a PfAL scholarship.
Phase 1: Pre-Application
This is the pre-application phase and it will remain open until Friday February 19th 2016 initially. Once the February 19th deadline has passed, any subsequent applications will be considered on a rolling basis only up until a pre-determined quota is reached
Phase 2: MSc Application
Phase 3: Financial Application
Once you have submitted your MSc application, it may take up to 10 working days for it to be processed and uploaded into the School’s systems. You will then be sent detailed instructions regarding the LSE Graduate Financial Support Application.
While you are waiting you may familiarise yourself with the guidance for completing this form. The online application form will be available until 17.00 GMT on Wednesday 27th April 2016 only.
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