18 Scholarships Available for African Students

British Chevening Scholarships for International Students in the UK

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The programme offers awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study for a master’s degree in any subject at any UK university.

Application Deadline: 3 November 2020

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Mo Ibrahim Foundation Leadership Fellowship Program

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation offers Leadership fellowship program for Outstanding Africans and the fellowships are to be hosted at African Development Bank (AfDB), The International Trade Centre (ITC) and The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).

Application Deadline: 14th October

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University of Michigan African Presidential Scholars Program

The U-M African Presidential Scholars Program (UMAPS) brings early-career faculty members from Ethiopia, Ghana, South Africa, Liberia, Uganda, and other African countries to the University of Michigan for residencies lasting up to six months.

Application Deadline: 15th October

FA Hayek Scholarship in Economics/Political Science for International Students

F A Hayek Scholarship at the University of Canterbury for Honours or master’s in economics or Political Science for the academic year.

Application Deadline: 15th October

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University of Cambridge Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships for International Students

The University of Cambridge has opened the application window for all scholarships that require you to apply to the University of Cambridge via the normal online application form, and most scholarships that require you to apply by the relevant deadline.

Application Deadline: 15th October

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University of Nottingham Developing Solutions Scholarship for Third-World Countries

Ten awards of 100% tuition fee scholarships are available for students from the developing and third world countries who registered for taught master’s programmes at Malaysia Campus in areas related to science, technology, and education, including the following courses.

Application Deadline: 18th October

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University of Melbourne Human Rights Scholarship for International Students

The Human Rights Scholarship was established by the University of Melbourne and awarded to students who are researching the field of human rights.

Application Deadline: 31st October

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Camargo Core Fellowship Program in Arts and Humanities

The Camargo Foundation welcomes applications from all countries and nationalities for the Arts and Humanities Residency and Fellowship Program.

Application Deadline: 1st October

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Slovak Government National Scholarship Program for International Students, Teachers, Researchers and Artists

The National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic supports mobility of international students, PhD students, university teachers, researchers and artists for scholarship stays at higher education institutions and research organisations in Slovakia.

Application Deadline: 31st October

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The Cecil Renaud Trust Scholarship for South Africans to Study in the UK

The Overseas Scholarship, granted annually, is awarded for a maximum of two years for postgraduate study (Master’s degree (or equivalent) or PhD) in the United Kingdom at a university of the student’s choice.

Application Deadline: 31st October

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Georg Forster Research Award for Developing and Transition Countries

The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany through the Humboldt Foundation is offering six Georg Forster Research Awards for students from developing countries. Women researchers are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: 31st October

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DAAD MIPLC Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries

The Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC) is offering scholarships to students from developing countries as a part of the DAAD’s program for “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses”.

Application Deadline: 15th October

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Lutheran World Federation Scholarships in Theology, Diaconal and Development for Developing Countries

The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is inviting scholarship applications for studies and training related to theological, diaconal and development work.

Application Deadline: 1st October

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Nestle MBA Scholarships for Women from Developing Countries

The Nestlé Scholarship for Women was first awarded in 1997 and was initiated by a group of IMD MBA participants who wanted to encourage women to take the MBA.

Application Deadline: 1st September

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Kent State University Global Diversity Scholarship for International Students

Global Diversity Scholarship is dedicated to diversifying the student body and make sure specific regions are represented at Kent State campus.

Application Deadline: 1st October

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Rhodes Trust Scholarships for African/International Students at University of Oxford

Each year, the Rhodes scholarship is offered to 95 Rhodes Scholars selected from 20 Rhodes constituencies (64 countries) worldwide to study for a postgraduate degree at the University of Oxford.

Application Deadlines: 

East Africa: 31st August 2020

Kenya: 31st August 2020

Southern Africa: 15th August 2020

West Africa: 30th September 2020

Zambia: 31st September 2020

Zimbabwe: 31st August 2020

Apply now

UNIL Master’s Grants in Switzerland for Foreign Students

The University of Lausanne in Switzerland offers the UNIL Master’s Grants on a competitive basis to international students who wish to pursue a master’s degree at the University.

Application Deadline: 31 November

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Lex: lead International Essay Competition for Undergraduate Students in Developing Countries

Up to 17 US$500 awards will be made in February 2021 for the top-ranked essays answering this year’s essay question.

Application Deadline: 31st October

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