Mo Ibrahim Foundation Scholarship in Development Policy and Politics (With Internship).


The International Development Department, University of Birmingham, is delighted to provide
the Mo Ibrahim Foundation scholarship for our Masters in Development Policy and Politics (with
Mo Ibrahim Foundation Internship).

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The Mo Ibrahim Foundation scholarship is offered by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation and is for a
the two-year program, with the successful recipient embarking on the full one-year Master’s
the program, as well as an integrated one-year internship. The internship encourages the
successful recipient to spend six months with IDD working on research with educational
institutions and the GSDRC and then six months with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation in London
laboring with the group on a combination of the Foundation’s partnership that intends to “put
governance at the center of Africa’s development”. This comprises participating in the Now
Generation Forum, a recent forum for African-appearing (emerging) leaders and young
professionals as an aspect of the Ibrahim Forum, and the Ibrahim Governance Weekend.

The pathway for the Foundation scholarship includes the subsequent compulsory modules:

  • International Development (twenty credits)
  • Development Policy and Politics (twenty credits)
  • Dissertation (sixty credits). An in-depth emphasis on a subject of a particular attraction, with
    sponsorship from a supervisor. This may pertain to overseas fieldwork in a country selected by
    the recipient.

Select one of the subsequent modules:

  • Governance and State-building (twenty credits)
  • Democracy, Dictatorship, and Development (twenty credits)

Optional modules (sixty credits)

Select from any module from across the School of Government. You may select a module from
different college or institute with the  understanding between the entities to follow a particular course of conduct of the Programme Manager.

Qualification Standards For The Mo Ibrahim Foundation Scholarship in Development Policy and Politics

The admission prerequisites include:

  • A first-class Honors degree or equivalent from an approved university is important.
  • Candidates must be under thirty years of age at the time of applying.
  • Acceptable written and uttered (spoken) English. For those whose their initial language is not official language(English)
    proof of this capability is mandated. Candidates should attain at least level 6.5 in the IELTS or
    580 /93 for TOEFL. Please check out the University website for additional information on
    English language prerequisites.
  • Candidates must be African residents domiciled (or permanent citizens) in an African country.
    Preference will be provided to scholarship recipients for occupancy in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The scholarship

The scholarship comprises:

1. Full schooling payment
2. Travel stipend to and from the United Kingdom and visa
3. Monthly allowance worth the sum of £950 for eighteen (18) months
4. Arrival allowance worth the sum of £950

The remaining six months of the internship will be sponsored literally to the successful recipient
by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

Application procedures

  • Applications must be accepted through the University’s online application system, by 31st of
    March 2023.
  • In addition to the typical documents to be presented, you must also upload a five hundred (500)
    -word statement and curriculum vitae. This statement should set out why you are the promising
    recipient of the scholarship.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage

Application Closing Date: 31st of March 2023

See Also: Approved University of Stirling Postgraduate Jordan Scholarships 2023-2024

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Mo Ibrahim Foundation based?

  • Ibrahim is the chairman. the rest of the board members are Nathalie Delapalme,
    Lord Simon Cairns, Abdoulie Janneh, Sir Ketumile Masire, Jay Naidoo,Hadeel Ibrahim, Mary Robinson, and Salim
  • Ahmed Salim. The Foundation’s secretariat is founded
    in London.

How did Mo Ibrahim make his money?

Mohammed “Mo” Ibrahim established Celtel International in 1998, one of the first mobile phone
companies serving Africa and the Middle East. He sold Celtel to Kuwait’s Mobile
Telecommunications Company for the sum of $3.4 billion in 2005 and pocketed $1.4 billion.

What ethnicity is Mohamed Ibrahim?

Personal life. Ibrahim’s father, Mohamed, moved from Nigeria to the United States and his mother, Latoya, is a native of Minnesota.


The Mo Ibrahim Foundation scholarship is provided by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation and is for a
the two-year program, with the successful scholars partaking in the full one-year Master’s
the program, as well as an incorporated one-year internship.


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