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15 March 2024

African Leadership Centre offers scholarship in leadership and peacebuilding

The Richemont International Scholarship, valued at £13,380, will support a UK student of African heritage to study the MSc Global Leadership & Peacebuilding.

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The African Leadership Centre is offering one master’s award for a full-time student who wishes to enact transformative change within Africa and within their communities.

The award to study on the MSc Global Leadership & Peacebuilding course in the 2024-25 academic year is open to UK students of African heritage who are eligible for ‘Home fees’.

The MSc Global Leadership & Peacebuilding looks at the mutually reinforcing links between global leadership, peace and society, especially in developing nations. The course equips students to be next-generation leaders who can solve global problems and advance peacebuilding.

The scholarship, supported by Richemont International, also covers the £400 cost of a Leadership Weekend Workshop which is a part of the MSc programme. The workshop is an opportunity for students to analyse different scenarios and learn how leadership styles affect outcomes.

To apply, interested candidates must complete the King’s online application process for the MSc Global Leadership & Peacebuilding including a line in their personal statement on why they are applying for this award.

Applicants also need to submit a 1-2 minute video recording in which they identify a leadership and peacebuilding challenge relevant to Africa and the change they want to make with respect to that challenge. The video should be emailed to

For more information on the eligibility criteria and application process, visit the scholarships page. Please email for any questions.

Applications to the MSc Global Leadership & Peacebuilding for students with ‘Home fee’ status remain open until 1 August 2024. Students are encouraged to apply early to secure a place on the course.