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PfAL-LSE Scholarships in UK for Sub-Saharan African Students 2016-2017

Application Deadline: 27th April 2016 | Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: sub-Saharan Africa

To be taken at (country): The London School of Economics and Political Science, London

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

Eligible Field of Study

  • 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

About Scholarship

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.

Scholarship Offered Since: not specified

Scholarship Type: Masters degree


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.

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).

Number of Scholarships: Not specified

Value of Scholarship: 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 [email protected] leadership programme which takes place throughout the year.

Duration of Scholarship: For the period of study


Phase 1: Pre-Application: March 4th 2016.

Phase 2: MSc Application – 31st March 2016

Phase 3: Financial Application – 27th April 2016

How to Apply

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 the final deadline is 23:59 GMT on Friday March 4th 2016. Candidates will be informed of the Phase 1 outcome within 10 working days of submitting.

Phase 2: MSc Application

Deadline: 17.00 GMT, Thursday 31st March 2016
Application fee: GBP £50

Applications are made online using the School’s graduate application form.

For your application you should also note the following important points:

  • Academic Transcripts
  • References
  • Application Fee: Once you’re ready to submit your online application you will be asked to pay an application fee ofGBP£5
  • English Language Requirement

Phase 3: Financial Application

Deadline: 17.00 GMT, Wednesday 27th April 2016

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.  The online application form will be available until 17.00 GMT on Wednesday 27th April 2016 only.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Scholarship Provider: The Programme for African Leadership (PfAL)

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

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