PfAL students on graduation day

Scholarships


During my year at LSE, I gained a deeper understanding of the central role of politics and the complexities of bringing about change and development.

LSE and external organisations offer a number of scholarships for African students to study at LSE. The value of support ranges in value from 10 per cent of the tuition fee to a full fees and maintenance award.

Approximately 19 per cent of taught masters offer holders are successful in obtaining some form of financial support from the School.

Below you will find a list of some of the scholarships available to African nationals.

Please note: though this list includes scholarships offered by external organisations, it might not be exhaustive and it is possible other awards are available that are not listed here.

 

Funding from LSE for undergraduate programmes

Undergraduate Support Scheme

The Undergraduate Support Scheme provides funding for overseas students on the basis of financial need.

For applicants from:
All countries in Africa

Eligibility
The LSE Undergraduate Support Scheme (USS) is designed to help overseas students who do not have the necessary funds to meet all their costs of study.

Deadline
5pm GMT, 26 April 2019
 
More information and how to apply >> 

 

Funding from LSE for taught master's and diploma programmes

Antoine Faure-Grimaud MSc Scholarships

LSE is pleased to offer the Antoine Faure-Grimaud MSc Scholarships in the Department of Finance for the 2019/20 session.

For applicants from:
All countries in Africa

Eligibility
The scholarships will be offered to an applicant studying either MSc Finance (Full Time) or MSc Finance and Private Equity.

Deadline
The Department will select candidates on a rolling basis and will consider academic merit and financial need.
 
More information and how to apply >> 



Atlantic Fellowship for Social and Economic Equity

The Atlantic Fellows programme for Social and Economic Equity at the International Inequalities Institute is a fantastic new opportunity for experienced academics and senior practitioners to dig deeper into the causes of inequalities.

Via two tracks, Residential and Non-Residential, the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme combines rigorous academic coursework with practical approaches to fostering social change.

For applicants from:
All countries in Africa

Deadline
Applications for the 2019/2020 intake are closed. However, you can register your interest for the 2020/2021 programme by emailing afsee@lse.ac.uk

For more information on applying to future fellowships >>



Carsten Stoehr Scholarship in Government 

LSE is pleased to offer the Carsten Stoehr MSc Scholarship in Government.

For applicants from:
All countries in Africa

Eligibility
This scholarship is for a student to pursue any full-time MSc programme within the Government Department.

It will be awarded on the basis of both financial need and academic merit.

Deadline
5pm GMT, 26 April 2019

For more information and how to apply >>



Claudio Ciborra Scholarship Fund 

This scholarship is support MSc study in the Department of Management 

For applicants from:
All countries in Africa

Eligibility
This scholarship is available to any applicant to the MSc Management of Information Systems and Digital Innovation programme.

Selection will be made within the department based on both academic merit and financial need. There is one award of approximately £5,000.

Deadline
5pm GMT, 26 April 2019

For more information and how to apply >>



Firoz and Najma Foundation Scholarship

The mission of the Firoz and Najma Foundation is to provide educational support for students from underdeveloped countries, to support the arts in selected communities, and to initiate ground level education and health programmes aimed at assisting young women.

Firoz Lalji, an alumnus of LSE, said: 'LSE has had a great and positive impact on my life. This is my way of connecting my alma mater to Uganda and to see a steady flow of future leaders that in turn will benefit not only the deserving students, but also Uganda's development'.

For applicants from:
Uganda 

Eligibility
The Foundation has established an endowed scholarship for students from Belize or Uganda. If no suitable student from Belize or Uganda is found, students from other countries may be considered.

The scholarships has a value of £8,000.

Deadline
5pm GMT, 26 April 2019  

For more information and how to apply >>



Hilde Himmelweit Scholarship 

In 1964 the late Professor Hilde Himmelweit founded the Department of Social Psychology at LSE. The scholarships are a tribute to her work.

For applicants from:
All countries in Africa

Eligibility
This scholarship is available for those applying for study full time on the MSc Social and Cultural Psychology. 

There are normally up to three scholarships with a value of £2,000 each.

Deadline
5pm GMT, 26 April 2019

For more information and how to apply >>



Graduate Support Scheme

LSE makes available £3.2 million annually in the form of awards from the Graduate Support Scheme (GSS) for students applying for diploma and taught master's programmes.

For applicants from:
All countries in Africa

Eligibility
The GSS is needs based and provides funding for UK, EU and overseas students. This scheme is aimed at supplementing applicants who already have some form of funding secured and need a bit more to cover all the costs at LSE. If there is a greater need, and you submit a personal statement with your Graduate Financial Support Application, you will be considered for other LSE scholarships  which can offer a higher level of funding.

The value of awards ranges from £5,000 to £15,000, depending on financial need.

Deadline
5pm GMT, 26 April 2019

For more information and how to apply >>



LSE Access to Education Graduate Scholarships 

LSE has significantly increased its funding for scholarships for asylum seekers and refugees, in response to the ongoing crisis across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. 

For applicants from:
All countries in Africa

Eligibility
Students who have an offer of a place to study at the School and have the following classification will be considered for this scholarship:

  • an asylum seeker;
  • or a refugee;
  • or a person with humanitarian protection. 

Scholarships are based on financial need, and are designed to help with the tuition fees and living costs.

Deadline
5pm GMT, 26 April 2019

For more information and how to apply >>



LSE Master’s Awards

LSE Master’s Awards (LMAs) are part of LSE’s portfolio of funding for taught master’s students. The primary scheme for these students is the Graduate Support Scheme (GSS), which is designed to supplement other funding secured by a candidate (by way of savings, loans and external scholarships).

For applicants from:
All countries in Africa

Eligibility
Preference is given to those from low and middle income countries, particularly if loans are not available or if those countries are under-represented in other award schemes administered by the School.

Awards can range in value from £5,000 to a full award.

Deadline
5pm GMT, 26 April 2019

For more information and how to apply >>



Margaret Bennett Scholarship

Margaret Bennett is an LSE graduate (LLM,1968) who has established an endowed scholarship.

For applicants from:
Africa, with a preference given to applicants from north Africa.

Eligibility
This scholarship is available to support female students from Africa intending to study for the LLM. 

The scholarship is expected to be to the value of £5,000.

Deadline
5pm GMT, 26 April 2019

For more information and how to apply >>



The Snowdon Scholarship Scheme at LSE - Beyond equality

The aim of Snowdon Scholarships is to give a small number of exceptionally talented disabled people an opportunity to achieve their true potential. If you are successful in your application the Snowdon Trust will provide you with financial support and encouragement to help you excel in a Master's degree programme that will make a difference to both your future and to the lives of others. There is one Snowdon Scholarship at LSE for 2019/20 entry. 

For applicants from:
All countries in Africa

Eligibility
You can apply for an LSE Snowdon Scholarship if you have:

  • an eligible disability*
  • demonstrate the values set by the Snowdon Trust 
  • have an offer for any taught Masters programme at LSE by 26 April 2019

*the definition of disability in this context is  - an impairment that has a substantial and long term adverse effect on day to day activities and would have a significant impact on your opportunity to undertake study at LSE.

The scope of disabilities are; physical disabilities, sensory impairments, autistic spectrum conditions and long term health conditions such as MS, chronic fatigue, Lupus, Crohns Disease,Ulcerative Colitis.

For entry in September 2019, the scholarship will cover tuition fees up to a value of £15,000 and provide a maintenance stipend of £15,000 to support your living costs.

Deadline
5pm GMT, 26 April 2019

For more information and how to apply >>



The Standard Bank Derek Cooper Africa Scholarships

LSE is pleased to confirm three Standard Bank Derek Cooper Africa Scholarships for the 2019/20 session.

For applicants from:
Applicants will ordinarily be resident in one of Standard Bank's African presence countries, with a preference for residents of South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Angola, Mozambique and South Sudan.

Eligibility
The scholarships are for offer holders on the following LSE master's programmes:

The three scholarships will each provide £40,000, towards the fees for the programme and the remainder towards living costs.

Deadline
5pm GMT, 26 April 2019

For more information and how to apply >>



Wellcome Award MSc in Health and International Development

LSE is pleased to announce the Wellcome Award MSc in Health and International Development scholarship for the 2019/20 session. The MSc in Health and International Development programme will award a full scholarship to one student per year, for 3 years starting in 2019/20. 

Funded by the Wellcome Trust, these scholarships will support the very best students seeking a career in health-related social science research. 

For applicants from:
All countries in Africa

Eligibility
This scholarship is open to all applicants to the MSc in Health and International Development programme. 

Deadline
5pm GMT, 26 April 2019

For more information and how to apply >>

  

Funding from LSE for research programmes

LSE PhD Studentships on 'Analysing and Challenging Inequalities'

For applicants from:
All countries in Africa

For 2019 entry, LSE is offering a minimum of three new prestigious LSE PhD Studentships for PhD study in any Department whose research addresses ‘Analysing and Challenging Inequalities’.

Topics may cover any aspect of economic, social, cultural and political inequality, in any part of the world, addressing whether, why and how such inequalities are intensifying. Students may propose to use quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods.

Deadlines

  • Funding deadline for first round of PhD Studentships and for ESRC funding for 2019 entry: 07 January 2019
  • Funding deadline for second round of PhD Studentships deadline for 2019 entry (some departments only): 26 April 2019

For more information and how to apply >>



LSE PhD Studentships

For 2019 entry, LSE will offer over 100 major studentships to new PhD students in the form of LSE PhD Studentships and LSE ESRC Studentships.

For applicants from:
All countries in Africa

LSE PhD Studentships
LSE has its own prestigious PhD Studentships, which are available on all MRes/PhD and MPhil/PhD programmes, for UK, EU and overseas students.

Studentships are tenable for four years and cover full fees and an annual stipend, which is £18,000 for students starting in 2019.

For more information >>

ESRC funding
LSE has an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) and has ESRC studentships in a number of programmes for UK and EU students.

Studentships are tenable for three or four years, depending on the programme of study. They cover full fees (UK and EU level) and an annual stipend, which for 2018 entry was £16,777.

For more information >>

Deadlines

  • Funding deadline for MRes/PhD Economics for 2019 entry (including PhD Studentships and ESRC funding): 12 December 2018
  • funding deadline for first round of PhD Studentships and for ESRC funding for 2019 entry: 7 January 2019
  • funding deadline for second round of PhD Studentships deadline for 2019 entry (some departments only): 26 April 2019

 

Funding from external organisations

The Black Heart Scholars Programme

In 2013 The Black Heart Foundation launched The Black Heart Scholarship Programme, which awards bursaries to qualified candidates studying in the UK and US. The bursaries are open to all stages of education from preparatory education to post graduate schooling. 

For applicants from:
All countries in Africa

For more information and how to apply >>



Commonwealth Scholarships

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC) provides the main UK government scholarship scheme led by international development objectives. The CSC is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for International Development (DFID). 

For applicants from:
Botswana, Cameroon, Eswatini, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, The Gambia, Uganda, Zambia

For more information, deadlines and how to apply >>



Chevening Scholarships

Chevening is the UK Government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders. Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, Chevening offers two types of award – Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships – the recipients of which are personally selected by British embassies and high commissions throughout the world.

Applications for the 2019/2020 year are now closed. Applications for he 2020/2021 year will open in August 2021.

For more information and how to apply for the next cycle >>


 

Qalaa Holdings Foundation Scholarship

The Qalaa Holdings Scholarship Foundation was created in 2007, out of a strong will to contribute to national development through creating high caliber professionals to help enhance Egypt’s growth in all sectors. The Foundation is funded by an endowment from Qalaa Holdings to grant academic scholarships for talented and promising young Egyptian men and women to pursue master degrees abroad in all fields of study.

For applicants from:
Egypt

Eligibility
To be eligible for the scholarship, candidates must be Egyptian nationals and reside in Egypt. Additional criteria can be found in the foundation’s website.

Deadline
15 April 2019

For more information and how to apply >>