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Funding, Research and Study Opportunities

The FLCA provides a range of opportunities for students, scholars and professionals to further their research and engagement with Africa.

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Study at the world's leading dedicated social science institution

LSE offers various opportunities for African nationals to undertake study or research at the institution. Every year, over 200 Africans from at least 30 countries come to LSE on short courses, fellowships and taught and research programmes that are available across 19 departments.

At LSE, you will be part of an international student body of over 150 nationalities. During your time here you can tap into the knowledge and expertise of leading thinkers and experts in social science, participate in widely attended events with speakers from across the globe and build a network in one of the most diverse campuses in the world.




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.

We will continue compiling a list of funding opportunities to study at LSE for the 2020/21 academic year. 

Current funding opportunities here.


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LSE Africa Dissertation Prize

Aimed at encouraging and celebrating outstanding fieldwork and research on Africa, the Masters Dissertation on Africa Prize will be awarded to the year's most innovative and significant Master’s dissertation which furthers our understanding of the continent.

Entries must be an Msc Dissertation submitted for the 2019/20 academic year, which can be from any department at LSE and in any discipine, the deadline for submission is 10 September 2020.

Four winners of the prize will each receive £500, and all winners will also be invited to contribute a blog piece related to their research to Africa at LSE.

Find out more about eligibility for Dissertation Prize



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Dissertation Fieldwork Funding

Are you a Master’s student at the LSE with an interesting research question? Does your research proposal engage with questions concerning Africa? Would funding significantly enhance your fieldwork?

If you answered yes to the above questions, then you are probably a perfect match for the MSc Dissertation Fieldwork support from the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa (FLCA). If your dissertation project is selected for funding, you may receive up to £1,000 to undertake fieldwork in Africa.

The grants contribute to the FLCA's overall mission to support research on Africa and to ensure that the field of African Studies continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of the continent.

Find out more about eligibility for Dissertation Fieldwork Funding.



Programme for African Leadership

The Programme for African Leadership is an extracurricular leadership and networking programme for African graduate students studying at LSE.

The Programme was established at by the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa (FLCA) to empower a new generation of African leaders who will promote best practices of economic and social development in their organisations and countries.

Go to the Programme for African Leadership