KSP Excellence Scholarship 2016 for Students in Least Developed Countries Planning to Enrol in a Master program at Sciences Po

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Deadline: 10 January 2016

The Kuwait Program at Sciences Po is currently inviting applications for its KSP Excellence Scholarship 2016 to supporting research and teaching of excellence in the social sciences and the humanities with special emphasis on the study of the Arab World and the Gulf Region.

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The Kuwait Program expands its Excellence Scholarship flagship program which was first established in 2013. Building on this success, scholarships are now offered to an even larger group of incoming students, enrolled in a Master program at Sciences Po. The current call for applications is dedicated to students admitted at the Master level at Sciences Po, in any field of study.

Eligible Countries

Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia.

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  • The KSP Excellence Scholarship for Least Developed Countries is directed to outstanding students, covering full tuition.
  • Multiple scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis in 2016-2017 to the best candidates based on their academic record and their project at Sciences Po.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must have completed their undergraduate studies in one of the above-mentioned Least Developed Countries.
  • Applicants must have already submitted a full application to Sciences Po for the 2016 intake through the Sciences Po Admissions Portal (including all supporting documents and references).
  • Students applying to Sciences Po’s master programs are eligible (oneyear master programs as well as two-year master programs).

How to Apply

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  • Applicants must send the following materials by email with ‘KSP Excellence Scholarship LDC Application 2016’ in the subject line.
    • CV in English.
    • Cover letter in English of 1000 words addressed to the members of the joint selection committee,
    • Copy of passport.
    • Completed and signed release form.
    • A joint selection committee will review all eligible scholarship applications.

For more information, please download the PDF KSP Excellence Scholarship.


  1. Avatar ADEME WASSIE says

    Hello, I am Ademe from Ethiopia, I am so interested in this program,so how can I apply?
    I need urgent help.I am undergraduate at Addis Ababa university.

    • Avatar Ritu Saini says

      Hi Ademe,
      To apply for this program, please visit the link given on the last line of the article.

      Thank you!