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Africa Thesis Award ASCL 2023

The award aims to encourage student’s research and writing on African topics and to promote the study of African cultures and societies. It is presented annually to a student whose master's thesis has been completed on the basis of research conducted on an African topic. The award consists of a prize of € 500,- and publication of the winning thesis in the ASCL’s African Studies Collection. All theses submitted will be made available fulltext online via the ASCL’s library catalogue.

For who

Master students who have completed their thesis at a university on the African continent or in the Netherlands between 31 August 2022 and 31 August 2023 can apply for the Africa Thesis Award 2023. Students in the Netherlands must have received an 8 out of 10 or above. Students from non-Dutch universities with a grade A (or equivalent) may apply if the accompanying letter from the supervisor confirms the thesis’ excellence and supports the grade score.


The deadline for applications is Wednesday 31 August. The prize will be presented to the winner during a special Africa Thesis Award Ceremony, where the winner will present his/her/their thesis.

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