International Scholarships for African Students

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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) Fund– graduate scholarships for African scientists to gain funding for a master’s degree in an area related to disease controlin Africa. Scholarship winners can choose to study in the UK at London’s Institute of Tropical Medicine, the London School of the Hygiene and Tropical Medicine or Nagasaki University in Japan.

Aga Khan Foundation Scholarship Programme – need-based graduate scholarships for African students at master’s and PhD level to study anywhere in the world.

Borlaug LEAP Fellowship Program– scholarships for African students from USAID-assisted countries to gain funding for an agriculture-related master’s or PhD program in Africa or the US.

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships– international scholarships for African students within the Commonwealth* to study a master’s degree by distance learning from selected universities in the UK and worldwide.

The Beit Trust Scholarships – international master’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 Scholarships– 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 Kenya– scholarships for students from Kenya to gain funding to study at undergraduate level at an accredited university in Kenya.

Mandela Rhodes Scholarships– scholarships for Africans with strong leadership skills to study for an honors or master’s degree at a recognized university in South Africa.

MCDC PhD Programme– PhD scholarships for African students to fund PhD study in Africa (Ghana, Malawi, Senegal, Tanzania or Uganda), with research opportunities in Europe.

MUSTE Scholarship– scholarships for Nigerian students to gain funding to study at undergraduate level in Nigeria.

TRECCAfrica Scholarships– master’s and PhD scholarships for African students to gain partial and full funding to study at partnered African universities.

WAAW Foundation Scholarships– 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:

Master’s Degree ABE Initiative– scholarship for Africans to study in Japan on a development-related master’s degree program at an accredited university.

Australia Awards Africa– Australian government scholarships for Africans to gain funding to study in Australia on a professional training course or master’s degree.

To study in Europe:

To study in Belgium:

VLIR-UOS Awards Scholarships– graduate scholarships for international students from Africa, Asia and Latin America to study inBelgium on a development-related master’s degree or training program.

To study in Germany:

DRD-DAAD Merit Scholarships– scholarships for sub-Saharan Africans to study a development-related master’s or PhD program in Germany.

To study in the Netherlands:

Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP)– short course, master’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 Graduate scholarships @ UCL– scholarships for Africans to study in the UK at UCL (University College London) on a master’s degree program within the Institute for Global Health.

African Postgraduate Scholarships @ Edinburgh Napier University– merit-based scholarships for Africans to gain partial funding to study in the UK at Edinburgh Napier University.

Commonwealth Scholarships @ SOAS – Commonwealth scholarships open to students from African commonwealth countries* to study in the UK at SOAS (London) on a development-related master’s degree.

Ruth First Scholarship @ Durham University– 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 – Commonwealth Scholarships – Commonwealth scholarships for African students from Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Kenya to study a development-related master’s degree in the UK.

Lalji LSE PfAL Scholarship Programme @ LSE– academic scholarships for African students with leadership potential to study at the London School of Economics (LSE) on a related master’s degree program.

Oppenheimer Fund Scholarships @ Oxford University– scholarships for African students who have previously studied at South African universities to study in the UK at Oxford University.

Southern African Scholarships @ The University of Edinburgh – merit-based graduate scholarships to study in the UK at the University of Edinburgh (Scotland) on a master’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.

The Ibrahim Scholarship Programme – master’s degree scholarships for aspiring African leaders to study in the UK at London Business School, SOAS or the University of Birmingham.

Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme – 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:

7UP Harvard Business School Scholarship– scholarships for Nigerian students to gain funding for the MBA program at Harvard University’s business school (HBS).

Fulbright Foreign Student Program– 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 Leaders – scholarships for African students from sub-Saharan Africa to study in the US and gain leadership and business skills.

MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program – scholarships for African students to study in the US and Africa.

MSFS Full-Tuition Scholarship @ Georgetown University– 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 University– scholarships for Africans wishing to study at Stanford University’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 Women – 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 – 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).

To be eligible for the exclusive QS Scholarships scheme, and to get face to face advice and information about studying abroad, join us at an upcoming QS World Grad School Tour event.

* 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 d’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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