Applications are open for bachelors and masters scholarships for African students to study abroad or anywhere in the world. These scholarships are provided by institutions and organizations in Africa and around the world.
Students from most African countries usually do not have sufficient privileges to pursue higher education abroad or even in their home countries due to financial obstacles. For this reason, there are a number of scholarships available exclusively for African students. These African scholarships are only funded by a number of sources such as universities themselves, governments, private donors, corporations, the Commonwealth, etc.
Who is eligible to apply for Masters scholarships for African students?
All eligible Commonwealth citizens can access this scholarship once they meet the criteria. Selected candidates are entitled to full tuition fees, visa fees, travel, accommodation fees, feeding allowance, books allowance and other expenses. This scholarship helps students from Commonwealth countries fulfill their educational dreams.
Scholarships for African students to anywhere in the world
1. African Excellence Fee Waiver at the University of Glasgow
International Scholarships for African Students eligible for full tuition for a Master’s degree at the University of Glasgow, starting in September 2019. Applicants will be automatically considered based on academic merit.
2. African Graduate Scholarships at UCL
Scholarships for Africans to study in the UK at UCL (University College London) on a master’s program within the Institute for Global Health. (The deadline for 2019 has passed; check again at a later date for the next round of applications.)
3. African Postgraduate Scholarships at Edinburgh Napier University
Merit-based scholarships for Africans to gain partial funding to study in the UK at Edinburgh Napier University.
4. Commonwealth Scholarships at SOAS
Commonwealth Scholarships are open to students from African Commonwealth countries * to study in the UK at SOAS (London) with a development related Masters degree.
5. Fulbright Foreign Student Program
International scholarships for graduate students, young professionals, and artists worldwide to study in the United States for a year or more.
6. MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program
Scholarships for African students from Sub-Saharan Africa to study in the US and gain leadership and business skills.
7. Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP)
Short, Master’s and PhD scholarships for African students to study in the Netherlands. 50% of the budget goes to female applicants, while the other 50% is given to sub-Saharan African applicants.
8. African Foundation for the Gifted Scholarships
Sponsored by the African Talented Foundation, these scholarships are available for participation in the African Academy of Sciences in Ghana. The awards are awarded at the undergraduate level and the target students are African students. The institution offers a wide range of undergraduate and short-term courses that have profound international value. The awards have a value of £ 5,000 which will be sufficient to cover the tuition and accommodation fees for the recipients.
9. American University in Cairo Fellowships
The American University in Cairo’s Graduate School of Education (GSE) offers fellowships at the master’s level. Within the fellowship, recipients will be able to work under the supervision of a faculty member and will conduct direct research in their chosen field of study. The fellowship provides tuition fee waiver for up to three semester credits. Students may also receive funding to take English language courses and / or any other remedial course they may be learning. The application is open to both Egyptian and international students.
The Diversity Scholarships offered by Mediterranean Business School awards a tuition fee waiver of up to 30%. The awards are awarded at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and preference will be given to students from emerging or developing countries (including African countries in particular). Applicants should have impressive academic records and must possess an active CV / curriculum. The demand for the MBA program offered by the university is increasing.
11. Makerere University in Uganda PhD Fellowship
Makerere University in Uganda has two vacancies to pursue PhD. Citizenship Certificates in Africa Research Program (CITIZENS). This award is available in the Department of Development Studies, and is open to international students including students from other parts of Africa. PhD. Fully Funded i.e. all educational expenses for students including living expenses, healthcare, research costs and travel costs for the purposes of attending conferences and conducting fieldwork will be covered.
12. University of Ghana Fellowship
The UG-Tullow Tertiary Scholarships Program at the University of Ghana is open to both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The scholarship is fully funded and covers tuition, healthcare, and accommodation costs for students. It also offers a monthly stipend to cover living expenses and a small amount for a laptop. The duration of the scholarship is four years for the undergraduate program and one year for the postgraduate master’s program. Applicants must be citizens of Ghana and must be financially in need of the scholarship.
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