Deadline: 18 March 2022
Applications are invited from international students from Africa for three full scholarships to undertake a full-time PhD at King’s College London starting in 2022/23. Funding is available for up to 4 years.
The topic of the PhD must clearly be relevant to the continent of Africa.
Interdisciplinary projects are especially encouraged, and all projects must 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, the School of Global Affairs and the School of Politics & Economics provide a range of programs of relevance to Africa, with the African Leadership Centre offering particular focus on leadership studies at the security-development nexus.
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.
Development: The study of development at King’s cuts across a range of disciplines with particular concentration in the School of Global Affairs and School of Politics & Economics 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; international political economy including with reference to North Africa and Sub-Saharan African.
Digital Technology: Students in this discipline undertake research into new and emerging digital technologies, and the different ways in which digital technologies and methods are transforming society. Relevant areas may include, but are not restricted to: the Faculty of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, and the Department of Digital Humanities.
Please note: The above weblinks are given as guidance. Candidates may apply for PhD programmes that fall within any academic Faculty/School/Department at King’s College London, as long as the proposed research project is relevant to Africa and relates to two or more themes/disciplines. Applicants must be able to justify/explain the connections via our Africa International PGR Scholarships form (see Application Process, below).
- Full international tuition fees
- An annual stipend (living allowance): at the UKRI rate (for the year 2021/22, this was set at £17,609)
- Research Support Grant: up to £5000/year, depending on the research project
- Be African nationals and be permanently resident in an African 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 2022-23 academic year (from October 2022 and by no later than June 2023);
- Plan to conduct research that is relevant to Africa and which must fall at the intersection of two or more of the given themes or disciplines, as described in the ‘Award Details’ section;
- Have applied to King’s College London for the scholarship (as instructed in the ‘Application Process’ section below) and meet the given deadlines.
- Existing doctoral degree students are not eligible to apply;
- The scholarship cannot be held on a part-time basis;
- Professional doctorate degrees are not eligible;
- Distance learning programs are not eligible;
- Clinical PhDs (those with the higher clinical rate tuition fees) are not eligible;
- The scholarship cannot commence prior to October 2022.