KSP Excellence Scholarship 2016 For Least Developed Countries
The Kuwait Program at Sciences Po is a partnership between Sciences Po and the Kuwait
Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS). Working together, the two institutions are
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.
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 KSP Excellence Scholarship for Least Developed Countries is directed to outstanding
students, covering full tuition. The current call for applications is dedicated to students admitted
at the Master level at Sciences Po, in any field of study.
Eligibility to apply
Nationals from Least Developed Countries may apply: 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.
Please note that the Kuwait Program also offers scholarship opportunities for students holding other
nationalities: visit our website for more details.
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 any one of Sciences Po’s master programs are eligible (oneyear
master programs as well as two-year master programs).
Students applying to a dual degree program are not eligible.
Please note that only applicants successfully admitted to Sciences Po will be considered for the
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.
The KSP Excellence Scholarship is offered for the entire length of study at Sciences Po on condition
of sufficient academic performance (top 50% of the class). Students who do not meet this
requirement will have their scholarship withdrawn.
Two-year master programs:
Each recipient is awarded full tuition each year.
In principle, the scholarship is offered for both years of study. Students enrolled on this
program must show sufficient academic performance over the course of the first year or
their scholarship will be withdrawn in the second year.
One-year master programs:
Each recipient is awarded full tuition.
In principle, the scholarship is offered for one year. Students enrolled on this program
must show sufficient academic performance during the first semester or their scholarship
will be withdrawn in the second semester.
The scholarship is dependent on the awardees completing their course of study at Sciences
Po. A change in master program will lead to the withdrawal of the scholarship.
Please note that the scholarship is offered for students beginning their studies in September
2016 and may not be deferred.
To apply, please send the following materials by email to [email protected] with
‘KSP Excellence Scholarship LDC Application 2016’ in the subject line.
CV in English
Cover letter in English of 1000 words (indicating which master program at Sciences Po you are
applying for) addressed to the members of the joint selection committee,
Copy of passport
Completed and signed release form (see page 3)
A joint selection committee will review all eligible scholarship applications.
The deadline to apply is Sunday 10th January 2016, at 11:59pm, French time.
Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. The 2016 Sciences Po admissions
campaign begins in October 2015.
Results will be announced by mid-March 2016.
More information Website:
Kuwait Program at Sciences Po — Inquiries: [email protected]
Sciences Po Admissions — Sciences Po Master programs
More information on other Kuwait Program opportunities for students and faculty