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School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London 2022 GDAI PhD Scholarships

The Centre of African Studies offers 1 PhD scholarship to African nationals as part of the Governance for Development in Africa Initiative funded by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

Applications are invited for PhD studentships focused on the area of state capacities, governance and bureaucracy for development. This may include projects designed to understand public sector governance capabilities, political settlements, state business relations, the governance of state owned enterprises, the governance of development policy design and implementation, and so on. But applications must focus on the public sector/state/civil service, on governance, and on development. 

About SOAS University of London

SOAS University of London is the leading Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. SOAS is a remarkable institution. With our vast repository of knowledge and expertise on our specialist regions, we are uniquely placed to inform and shape current thinking about the economic, political, cultural, security and religious challenges of our world. Our programmes are taught by respected academics engaged in fieldwork and research which influences government policy and the lives of individuals across the globe. SOAS scholars grap... read more


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School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London PhD Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London PhD Scholarship

  • Tuition fee waiver.
  • A Stipend of £16,000 per year.

Requirements for School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London PhD Scholarship Qualification

  • The candidates should be nationals of Africa.
  • The candidates applying for GDAI PhD Scholarships 2022 should have an unconditional offer for the PhD.
  • The applicants can apply for the scholarship once the place is secured.
  • The applicants for GDAI PhD Scholarships 2022 will be assessed based on their academic merit.

Checkout: Scholarships for African students 2021/2022

Interview date, Process and Venue for School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London PhD Scholarship

  • The applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a research proposal, and a copy of the unconditional offer.
  • The candidates should also submit a statement explaining knowledge and interest in governance-related issues in not more than 2 pages.

Application Deadline

March 31, 2023


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to SOAS University of London on docs.google.com to apply

Please apply via this online application form.

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