Ibrahim Scholarships United Kingdom


The Ibrahim Scholarships support aspiring African leaders at a number of distinguished academic institutions. The scholarships develop the talent of outstanding young Africans in selected disciplines. The scholarships listed below are for African nationals only: 1. London Business School The MIF scholarship for Africa supports outstanding students on a full-time MBA programme. Each year one scholarship, providing full payment of fees, is awarded to an exceptional African candidate with financial need. 2. School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) Scholarships are offered on the Governance for Development in Africa Initiative, a programme which studies the socio-economic, political and legal links between governance and development. Two PhDs per year are offered. 3. University of Birmingham One MSc in Governance and State-Building per year is offered. This two-year programme includes a six-month internship at the Foundation Secretariat. Full tuition fees, a living allowance and airfare to the UK are covered.


Name of Primary Programme
Ibrahim Scholarships
Region from which participants are selected
African diaspora, Northern Africa, West Africa, East Africa, Central Africa, Southern Africa
Telephone Number - alternate
+44 20 7898 4370
Programme Type
Leadership Impact Platform
African country or countries of programme delivery
South Africa
Organisation website
Programme Funders
Region of programme delivery
Southern Africa, Europe
Programme Contact email
Philanthropic funders
Mo Ibrahim Foundation
Are programmes continuing?
Country of operation
United Kingdom
Programme Start Date
Telephone Number
+44 20 7000 7000
Organisation Name
Mo Ibrahim Foundation
Numbers of programme participants annually
25 - 250

Leadership organisation location

35 Portman Square, Marylebone, London W1H 6LR, UK
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About AFLI



The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.