Kings College London Africa International PGR Scholarships 2022/2023

Do you have research interests that relate to Africa? Could you take an interdisciplinary approach to your research? If yes, there is an opportunity for you!. Hurry and apply for the Kings College London Africa International PGR Scholarships.

Eligible Countries

Open to residents of the following countries

  • Zimbabwe
  • Zambia
  • Uganda
  • Tunisia
  • Togo
  • Tanzania
  • Sudan
  • South Africa
  • Somalia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Seychelles
  • Senegal
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Rwanda
  • Nigeria
  • Niger
  • Namibia
  • Mozambique
  • Morocco
  • Mauritius
  • Mauritania
  • Mali
  • Malawi
  • Madagascar
  • Libya
  • Liberia
  • Lesotho
  • Kenya
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guinea
  • Ghana
  • Gambia
  • Gabon
  • Ethiopia
  • Eritrea
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Egypt
  • Djibouti
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Congo
  • Republic of, Congo
  • Democratic People’s Republic
  • Comoros
  • Chad
  • Central African Republic
  • Cap Verde
  • Cameroon
  • Burundi
  • Burkina Faso
  • Botswana
  • Benin
  • Angola
  • Algeria

The topic of the PhD must clearly be relevant to the continent of Africa. Interdisciplinary projects are especially encouraged and all projects should fall at the intersection of two or more of the following themes or disciplines:

  • Conflict, Peace and Security: King’s is world renowned for the study of violent conflict, peace and security. The School of Security Studies and the School of Global Affairs provide a range of programmes of relevance to Africa, with the African Leadership Centre offering particular focus on leadership studies at the security-development nexus.
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  • Global Health: Students in this discipline are exposed to a unique international and interdisciplinary context covering broad areas such as healthcare partnerships, global surgery, palliative care, maternal health, global health governance and policy, mental health, ageing, cancer, oral health and mucosal biology, diabetes and other conditions, conflict and health, migration and health, environment and health.
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  • Development: The study of development at King’s cuts across a range of disciplines with particular concentration in the School of Global Affairs including, development studies with reference to emerging economies in the Department of International Development; environment and development with a potential to examine disasters and adaptation in the Department of Geography; leadership and development at the African Leadership Centre.
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  • Digital Technology: Students in this discipline undertake research into new and emerging internet technologies in the Faculty of Natural and Mathematical Sciences; and the different ways in which digital technologies and methods are transforming 

Type: PhD

Eligibility: Candidates must:

  • Be African nationals and permanently resident in the relevant country
  • Be liable for tuition fees at the higher international/overseas rate
  • Plan to commence a full-time MPhil/PhD programme at King’s College London in the 2021-22 academic year (from October 2021 and by no later than July 2022)
  • Plan to conduct research that is relevant to Africa, at the intersection of two or more of the given themes or disciplines, as described below.
  • Hold an admissions offer for an MPhil/PhD programme at King’s by 30 April 2021
  • Apply for the scholarship by no later than 30 April 2021

Number of Awards: 3

Value of KCL Africa International PGR Scholarships: The Scholarship covers:

  • An annual stipend (living allowance) at the UKRI rate
  • Full international tuition fees
  • Research Support Grant (up to £5k/year, depending on the faculty)

Duration of Award: 4 years

How to Apply Kings College London Africa International PGR Scholarships:

STEP 1. Refer to our ‘How to apply: Research courses’ page for general guidance on how to find a suitable doctoral degree and supervisor at King’s College London, and how to apply. Please ensure that you are fully aware of the entry requirements for your chosen programme before applying.

Please also carefully consider how your proposed research project is relevant to Africa and aligns with at least two of our specified themes/disciplines (see above).

STEP 2. By the deadline of 18 March 2022 (23:59 GMT), you MUST:

  • Submit an admissions application to King’s College London for a full-time MPhil/PhD degree programme with a 2022-23 start date (i.e., no earlier than 1 October 2022 and no later than June 2023) using the King’s online admissions application system – King’s Apply. Please upload all necessary supporting materials by this stage where possible – Refer to Step 3 for further guidance on supporting documentation.
  • On the ‘Funding’ Section of your King’s Apply application, you MUST tick the box at item 5 (Award Scheme Code or Name) and enter the funding code: 2223-AFRICA (Please copy and paste the code exactly!)If you submitted your admissions application before including the funding code, simply log back into King’s Apply to update the ‘Funding’ section of your application. If you experience any problems with this, please contact the admissions office via the messaging section of your application for assistance.
  • Complete a separate ‘Africa International PGR Scholarships 2022-23 Form’ and attach this to the ‘Funding’ Section of your application on King’s Apply using the ‘File Upload’ option at the bottom of the page; under the ‘Document Category’ dropdown menu select ‘Sponsorship Document’ or ‘Other’. If you submitted your admissions application before uploading the Africa International PGR scholarship form, simply log back into King’s Apply to update the ‘Funding’ section of your application. If you experience any problems with this, please contact the admissions office via the messaging section of your application for assistance.

STEP 3. By the deadline of 1 April 2022 (23:59 GMT), you MUST:

  • Ensure that your admissions application is complete with all relevant supporting materials, as required by your chosen doctoral programme. Any outstanding supporting material/documents, such as references, transcripts, certificates, research proposal and personal statement, etc., must be provided by this deadline. For guidance on what you need to provide, please check the online prospectus page for your chosen doctoral programme. It is your responsibility to follow up on any outstanding material.

Note that proof of a valid English language proficiency test (where required) is not absolutely necessary at this point, but any outstanding English conditions (if applicable) must eventually be met in time for the start of your doctoral programme if you are successfully offered a scholarship.

*If you have already submitted an application via King’s Apply for an MPhil/PhD degree at King’s that meets the eligibility criteria, you do not have to reapply, but you must ensure that your programme start date matches the eligibility criteria and you must still add the funding code and attach a completed ‘Africa International PGR Scholarships 2022-23 Form’ to your admissions application by 18th March 2022, as instructed above. In addition, step 3 (above) must also be met in time.

Please note:

  • This scholarship is offered directly by King’s College London, and we do not charge an application fee.
  • Students who fail to input the funding code and upload a completed ‘Africa International PGR Scholarships 2022-23 Form’, exactly as instructed, will not be picked up when we extract details from King’s Apply, so it is vital that the application instructions are followed correctly!

IMPORTANT: Only those who have applied as instructed and meet the eligibility criteria can be considered for the scholarship.

Application forms

Africa International PGR Scholarships 2022-23 Form (0.17 MB) 

Terms and conditions

Conditions & Regulations of Funding 2022-23 (0.09 MB)


Application Deadline

The closing date for submitting entries is 18th March 2022

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