Ahead of the upcoming QS World Grad School Tour events in Accra (6th May 2015), Lagos (9th May),Nairobi (12th May) and Johannesburg (14th May), we wanted to bring you a selection ofinternational scholarships for African students. The list below includes a range of currentgovernment scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships and university scholarships offered specifically for Africans. While most of those featured are graduate scholarships, there are also some opportunities for undergraduates.
To study anywhere:
Africa London Nagasaki (ALN) Fundâ€“ graduate scholarships for African scientists to gain funding for a masterâ€™s degree in an area related to disease controlin Africa. Scholarship winners can choose to study in the UK at Londonâ€™s Institute of Tropical Medicine, the London School of the Hygiene and Tropical Medicine or Nagasaki University in Japan.
Aga Khan Foundation Scholarship ProgrammeÂ â€“Â need-based graduate scholarships for African students at masterâ€™s and PhD level to study anywhere in the world.
Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarshipsâ€“ international scholarships for African students within the Commonwealth* to study a masterâ€™s degree by distance learning from selected universities in the UK and worldwide.
The Beit Trust Scholarships â€“ international masterâ€™s degree and PhD scholarships for African students from Malawi, Zambia or Zimbabwe to study in the UK, Ireland or South Africa at a leading university.
Wells Mountain Foundation Scholarshipsâ€“ need-based international scholarships for students from developing countries (including African nations) to gain funding for university at home and abroad.
To study in Africa:
ACCES Kenyaâ€“ scholarships for students from Kenya to gain funding to study at undergraduate level at an accredited university in Kenya.
Mandela Rhodes Scholarshipsâ€“ scholarships for Africans with strong leadership skills to study for an honors or masterâ€™s degree at a recognized university in South Africa.
MCDC PhD Programmeâ€“ PhD scholarships for African students to fund PhD study in Africa (Ghana, Malawi, Senegal, Tanzania or Uganda), with research opportunities in Europe.
MUSTE Scholarshipâ€“ scholarships for Nigerian students to gain funding to study at undergraduate level in Nigeria.
TRECCAfrica Scholarshipsâ€“ masterâ€™s and PhD scholarships for African students to gain partial and full funding to study at partnered African universities.
WAAW Foundation Scholarshipsâ€“ scholarships for female African students looking to pursue a STEM-focused undergraduate program (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) at a recognized African university.
To study in Asia-Pacific:
Masterâ€™s Degree ABE Initiativeâ€“ scholarship for Africans to study in Japan on a development-related masterâ€™s degree program at an accredited university.
Australia Awards Africaâ€“ Australian government scholarships for Africans to gain funding to study in Australia on a professional training course or masterâ€™s degree.
To study in Europe:
To study in Belgium:
To study in Germany:
To study in the Netherlands:
Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP)â€“ short course, masterâ€™s degree and PhD scholarships for African students to study in the Netherlands. 50% of budget goes to female applicants, while the other 50% is prioritized to applicants from sub-Saharan Africa**.
To study in the UK:
African Postgraduate Scholarships @ Edinburgh Napier Universityâ€“ merit-based scholarships for Africans to gain partial funding to study in the UK at Edinburgh Napier University.
Ruth First Scholarship @ Durham Universityâ€“ scholarships for Africans from Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe to undertake postgraduate study in the UK at Durham University.
IOE â€“ Commonwealth ScholarshipsÂ â€“ Commonwealth scholarships for African students from Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Kenya to study a development-related masterâ€™s degree in the UK.
Lalji LSE PfAL Scholarship Programme @ LSEâ€“ academic scholarships for African students with leadership potential to study at the London School of Economics (LSE) on a related masterâ€™s degree program.
Southern African Scholarships @ The University of Edinburgh â€“ merit-based graduate scholarships to study in the UK at the University of Edinburgh (Scotland) on a masterâ€™s or PhD program. Open to Southern African students from Angola, Botswana, the Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme â€“ postgraduate scholarships for African students from Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and Uganda to study in the UK at selected universities. Students from the Ivory Coast and Mauritania also have opportunities to study in France.
To study in the US:
Fulbright Foreign Student Programâ€“ international scholarships for graduate students, young professionals and artists across the globe to study in the US for a year or more.
Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African LeadersÂ â€“ scholarships for African students from sub-Saharan Africa to study in the US and gain leadership and business skills.
MasterCard Foundation Scholars ProgramÂ â€“ scholarships for African students to study in the US and Africa.
MSFS Full-Tuition Scholarship @ Georgetown Universityâ€“ scholarships for Africans from sub-Saharan Africa to study in the US on the Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) program atGeorgetown University in Washington DC.
Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship @ Stanford Universityâ€“ scholarships for Africans wishing to study at Stanford Universityâ€™s Graduate School of Business on the MBA program.Applicants should show commitment to the development of their home country.
Zawadi Africa Education Fund for Young African WomenÂ â€“ scholarships for female students from Uganda, Ghana, and Kenya to study in the US.
Keep in mind that there are a great number of scholarships open to African students which are not included in this list â€“ in order to find more opportunities, you should check on the website of your chosen university as well as by researching other funds from government schemes or external organizations (e.g. the IET offers funds for engineering students).
* African Commonwealth countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia.
** Sub-Saharan African countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Republic of the Congo, Cote dâ€™Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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