The PhD topic must be clearly related to the continent of Africa. Interdisciplinary projects are strongly encouraged, and all projects should lie at the crossroads of two or more of the subjects or disciplines listed below:
Conflict, Peace, and Security: The study of violent conflict, peace, and security at King’s is world-renowned. The African Leadership Centre focuses on leadership studies in the security-development nexus, while the School of Security Studies and the School of Global Affairs offer a variety of programs relevant to Africa.
Students in this discipline are exposed to a unique international and interdisciplinary context that includes topics 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, and the environment and health.
Development is studied across a range of disciplines at King’s, with a particular focus in the School of Global Affairs, including development studies with a focus on emerging economies in the Department of International Development; environment and development in the Department of Geography, with the potential to examine disasters and adaptation; and leadership and development at the African Leadership Centre.
Digital Technology: Students in this subject do research in the Faculty of Natural and Mathematical Sciences on new and developing internet technologies, as well as the various ways in which digital technologies and approaches are altering.
About the Scholarship:
King’s College London, founded in 1829 by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington, is England’s third oldest university. It is one of the top ten UK institutions in the world (QS World University Rankings 2022), and its alumni and current and previous professors include 12 Nobel Laureates. It presently has approximately 26,000 students enrolled across five sites in central London. King’s College London was a major contributor to many of the breakthroughs that have impacted modern life, including the discovery of the structure of DNA, and it is today Europe’s largest center for the education of doctors, dentists, and other healthcare professionals. It also has the most Medical Research Council centres of any British university, as well as Europe’s largest dental school and the world’s oldest professional nursing school. Studying at King’s College London will provide you with a variety of international study possibilities. Over 150 global partner universities allow you to study abroad for a semester, a year, or a summer at the University.
Over 50 sports clubs (including the Boat Club, which row on the River Thames, and the Rifle Club, which uses the College’s shooting range beneath the Strand Campus), 60 societies, a wide range of volunteer opportunities, two bars, and two nightclubs are available through King’s College London Students’ Union. For students who desire or need to enhance their English score before commencing, King’s College London offers pre-sessional English classes up to 17 weeks before the start of term. During the academic year, classes on general study skills (such as academic writing and note-taking) are offered in addition to academic English lessons. All students can get help from the Student Advice Service with legal and immigration issues, as well as information about the area. Students at King’s College London have access to both the college’s and the University of London’s halls of residence. The majority of the accommodations are near to the teaching campuses and are located within Zone 1 or 2 of the London Underground. There is also a large choice of private housing options available, which the Student Support Officer can help with. Across catered halls of residence, interdisciplinary halls, studio apartments, and shared flats, King’s College London has about 5,000 beds. Four of King’s College London’s five campuses are located inside a single square mile along the Thames between Westminster and London Bridge, making it the city’s most central university. The Strand Campus, Guy’s Campus, Waterloo Campus, St Thomas’ Campus, and Denmark Hill Campus are the five.
The Strand is King’s original site, located next to Somerset House on land bequeathed to the College. For centuries, medicine has been taught at the Guy’s and St Thomas’ campuses. Students at King’s College London have access to both the college’s and the University of London’s halls of residence. The majority of the accommodations are near to the teaching campuses and are located within Zone 1 or 2 of the London Underground. There is also a large choice of private housing options available, which the Student Support Officer can help with. Across catered halls of residence, interdisciplinary halls, studio apartments, and shared flats, King’s College London has about 5,000 beds.
Scholarship Sponsor(s): King’s College London
Host Country(s): United Kingdom
Scholarship Worth: £15000
Study Level: PhD
Nationality: African Students
The scholarship covers the following topics:
- A stipend (living allowance) at the UKRI rate per year.
- International tuition fees in full
- Research Support Grant (up to £5,000 per year, depending on faculty)
Eligibility for Scholarship
These factors should be considered while applying for the University of Miami Stamps Scholarship:
Candidates must meet the following requirements:
- Be African citizens with a permanent address in the relevant country.
- Be responsible for higher international/overseas tuition fees.
- Enroll in a full-time MPhil/PhD program at King’s College London in the academic year 2021-22. (from October 2021 and by no later than July 2022)
- Make plans to undertake research on Africa that intersects two or more of the listed subjects or fields, as outlined below.
- Hold a King’s admissions offer for an MPhil/PhD program by April 30, 2022.
- Submit an application for the scholarship by April 30, 2022.
The Kings College London 2022 Africa International PGR Scholarships for PhD Students is open to all African Students
STEP 1: For general information on how to select an appropriate doctoral degree and supervisor at King’s College London, as well as how to apply, see our ‘How to apply: Research courses’ page. Before applying, please make sure you understand the entry requirements for the program you want to apply to. Please also think about how your proposed research topic relates to Africa and how it corresponds with at least two of the themes/disciplines we’ve identified (see above).
STEP 2: By the deadline of March 18, 2022 (23:59 GMT), you must have completed the following tasks:
– Use the King’s online admissions application system, King’s Apply*, to apply to King’s College London for a full-time MPhil/PhD degree program with a start date in 2022-23 (i.e., no sooner than 1 October 2022 and no later than June 2023). If possible, submit all relevant supporting materials by this point – see Step 3 for more information on supporting documentation.
– You MUST check the box at item 5 (Award Scheme Code or Name) and input the financing code: 2223-AFRICA on the ‘Funding’ section of your King’s Apply application. (Please make sure you copy and paste the code correctly!) Simply log back onto King’s Apply to change the ‘Funding’ portion of your application if you submitted your admissions application before incorporating the funding code. If you have any issues, please contact the admissions office through the messaging portion of your application for help.
– Fill out a separate ‘Africa International PGR Scholarships 2022-23 Form’ and upload it to the ‘Funding’ section of your King’s Apply application using the ‘File Upload’ option at the bottom of the page; pick ‘Sponsorship Document’ or ‘Other’ from the ‘Document Category’ dropdown menu. Simply log back into King’s Apply to edit the ‘Funding’ portion of your application if you submitted your admissions application before uploading the Africa International PGR scholarship form. If you have any issues, please contact the admissions office through the messaging portion of your application for help.
STEP 3: By April 1, 2022 (23:59 GMT), you must have completed the following tasks:
– Make sure your admissions application is comprehensive, including all required supporting materials for your PhD program. By this time, all outstanding supporting materials/documents, such as references, transcripts, certifications, research proposals, and personal statements, must be sent. Check the online prospectus page for your chosen PhD program for more information on what you’ll need to give. Any outstanding stuff is your duty to follow up on.
Note that while documentation of a valid English language proficiency exam (if required) is not required at this time, any outstanding English conditions (if applicable) must be satisfied in time for the commencement of your PhD program if you are awarded a scholarship.
*If you have already applied for an MPhil/PhD degree at King’s that meets the eligibility criteria, you do not need to reapply; however, you must ensure that your programme start date matches the eligibility criteria, and you must still include the funding code and attach a completed ‘Africa International PGR Scholarships 2022-23 Form’ to your admissions application by March 18, 2022, as instructed above. Furthermore, step 3 (above) must be completed.
Please keep in mind:
We do not charge an application fee because this scholarship is offered directly by King’s College London.
Students who do not accurately enter the funding code and upload a completed ‘Africa International PGR Scholarships 2022-23 Form’ will not be picked up when we extract information from King’s Apply, thus it is critical that the application guidelines are followed!
IMPORTANT: The scholarship will only be considered for individuals who have followed the instructions and meet the eligibility requirements.
The application deadline for Kings College London 2022 Africa International PGR Scholarships for PhD Students is March 18, 2022