Fully-funded King’s College London Africa International PGR Scholarships 2022-2023

Do you have any African-related research interests? Could you approach your study from a multidisciplinary perspective? The King’s College London Africa International PGR Scholarships 2022-23 are now accepting applications.

Three (3) full scholarships are offered for students from Africa who want to pursue full-time doctoral research degrees (PhD) at King’s College London in 2022/23.

All projects must lie at the intersection of two or more of the following topics or fields, and they are strongly encouraged to be interdisciplinary.

  • Peace, Conflict, 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 provide a variety of programs relevant to Africa.

  • Global Health

Students in this program 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, aging, cancer, oral health, and mucosal biology, diabetes and other conditions, conflict and health, migration and health, and the environment and health.

  • Development

The study of development at King’s spans a number of disciplines, with a particular focus in the School of Global Affairs, such as 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 at the Faculty of Natural and Mathematical Sciences on new and emerging internet technologies, as well as in King’s pioneering Department of Digital Humanities on the many ways in which digital technologies and approaches are reshaping society.

Worth of Scholarship

The Scholarship includes:

  • International tuition costs in full
  • A yearly stipend (living allowance) at the UKRI rate (fixed at £17,609 for the fiscal year 2021/22).
  • Depending on the study endeavor, a Research Support Grant of up to £5,000 per year is available.

Requirements for the Africa International PGR Scholarships

Candidates must:

  • Be African nationals with a permanent address in an African country;
  • Be accountable for increased international/overseas tuition expenses;
  • Plan to start a full-time MPhil/PhD program at King’s College London in the 2022-23 academic year (from October 2022 until no later than June 2023).
  • Plan to perform research relevant to Africa that falls at the intersection of two or more of the provided topics or disciplines, as indicated in the ‘Award Details’ section.
  • Have applied for the scholarship at King’s College London (as advised in the ‘Application Process’ section below) and met the deadlines.

Please keep in mind:

  • Pre-existing doctoral students are ineligible to apply.
  • The scholarship is not available on a part-time basis.
  • Professional doctorates are ineligible.
  • Programs based on distance learning are ineligible.
  • Clinical PhDs (those with higher clinical tuition rates) are ineligible.
  • The scholarship cannot begin until October 20, 2022.

How to Apply for the Africa International PGR Scholarships

STEP 1: Review the ‘How to Apply: Research Courses‘ page for basic information on how to select an appropriate doctorate degree and supervisor at King’s College London, as well as how to apply.

Before applying, please verify that you are completely informed of the entrance criteria for your selected program.

Please also carefully evaluate how your planned research topic is relevant to Africa and corresponds with at least two of the themes/disciplines they have identified (see above).

STEP 2: By the deadline of March 18, 2022 (23:59 GMT), you must have completed the following tasks:
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) through the King’s online admissions application system – King’s Apply.

Where feasible, please submit all essential supporting documents at this point – see Step 3 for further information on supporting paperwork.

You must check the box at item 5 (Award Scheme Code or Name) and enter the financing code: 2223-AFRICA in the ‘Funding’ section of your King’s Apply application.

(Please make sure to copy and paste the code precisely!) If you submitted your admissions application without including the financing code, just log in to King’s Apply and change the ‘Funding’ part of your application.

If you have any issues with this, please contact the admissions office using the message portion of your application.

Complete a separate ‘Africa International PGR Scholarships 2022-23 Form’ and attach it to the ‘Funding’ Section of your application on King’s Apply using the ‘File Upload’ option at the bottom of the page; pick ‘Sponsorship Document’ or ‘Other’ from the ‘Document Category’ selection menu.

If you submitted your admissions application before uploading the Africa International PGR scholarship form, just log in to King’s Apply and change the ‘Funding’ part of your application.


You must ensure that your admissions application is complete with all appropriate supporting documentation, as needed by your selected PhD program, before the deadline of 1 April 2022 (23:59 GMT). 

By this time, all outstanding supporting materials/documents, such as references, transcripts, certifications, research proposals, and personal statements, must be sent. 

Please consult the online prospectus page for your selected PhD program for further information on what you’ll need to submit. Any outstanding stuff is your duty to follow up on.

Note that although documentation of a valid English language proficiency exam (if needed) is not required at this time, any remaining English conditions (if applicable) must be satisfied in time for the commencement of your PhD program if you are awarded a scholarship.

Deadline for application: March 18, 2022

Visit King’s College London for additional information.

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