King’s College London Africa Studentships 2025/24| Fully Funded

King’s College London Africa Studentships
King’s College London Africa Studentships

Applications are welcomed from appropriately qualified African students who want to learn about how African fashion makers do business to apply for the King’s College London Africa Studentships 2023/24.

The PhD studentships will be focused on collecting new data on fashion economies that are useful to industry and on idea development on lead enterprises in the global South. The program’s goal is to help students expand their perspectives beyond Africa’s limited resources and focus on creativity, ideas, and innovation.

Scholarship Sponsor(s): King’s College London

Scholarship Type: Full Funding

Host Institution(s): African Leadership Centre, King’s College London

Scholarship Worth: Not specified

Application Deadline: 30th June 2023

Number of Awards: Several

Study Level: Postgraduate (PhD)

Nationality: Africans

King’s College London Africa Studentships 2023/24 | Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be considered for the King’s College London Africa Studentships:

  • Be Africans and live in an African country permanently.
  • Plan to begin a full-time MPhil/PhD program at King’s College London in the 2023-24 academic year (ideal applicant would begin in October 2023 but no later than January 2024).
  • Meet the academic requirements for admission to the PhD program at King’s College London’s Faculty of Social Science and Policy.
  • You should have or anticipate to have a Master’s degree (or equivalent) with a High Merit or Distinction in any discipline.
  • International Political Economy; Political Economy; Fashion Management; Business;
  • Development Studies; Culture, Media & Creative Industries; Policy; Sociology; Geography; Social Sciences are disciplinary areas of particular significance.
  • A strong intellectual, professional, and personal interest in fashion and the creative economy.
  • Excellent teamwork, observation, organization, and communication abilities.
  • Knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.

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Scholarship Benefits

For four years, the studentship covers the following:

  • Tuition at the highest international/international rate.
  • An annual stipend (living allowance) at the UKRI rate (fixed at £19,688 for the fiscal year 2022/23).
  • An annual research budget of up to £5,000 is required.

    How to Apply

Applicants interested in the King’s College London Africa Studentships 2023/24 should complete an online application and provide all required documentation to Dr Ikpe and Dr England prior to applying through the KCL portal.

  • Curriculum vitae are required documents.
  • Cover letter describing the applicant’s interest in the project and how previous experience is relevant.
  • Written work sample (MSc/Ma thesis).
  • Visit the Official Website for Further Details


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