The Lalji PfAL Scholarships

Programme for African Leadership (PfAL) Foundation Scholarships 2016/2017 for study in the United Kingdom (Fully Funded)

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:

Eligibility Requirements

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.

Scholarship Worth:

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

Download the Pre-Application form here.

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

Applications are made online using the School’s graduate application form. Please ensure you first read through the guidance for applicants before you begin your 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.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Programme for African Leadership (PfAL) Foundation Scholarships



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