From students to young and professional entrepreneurs, various scholarships and awards exist for African scholars and organisations every year. Typically, AfterschoolAfrica compiles a list of these awards and their (annual) deadlines to enable readers browse through available scholarships and encourage early application entries.
Below is a list of scholarships with application deadlines in the month of July
Visiting research fellows use their time in Leiden for data analysis and/or writing, often on a joint project with one or more ASCL staff members and with Africanists at other institutes or faculties of Leiden University. Apart from the regular visiting research fellowship programme, the ASCL also offers a joint fellowship programme with the IIAS (International Institute for Asian Studies).
Newcastle University offers partial scholarship awards to encourage well-qualified graduates assessed as international for fees purposes to undertake taught postgraduate and undergraduate study. Each award is worth £3,000 for one year payable to the student’s tuition fee account. Research postgraduates and fully funded taught postgraduates are not eligible to receive these awards.
Application Deadlines: May-July Offered annually? Yes Programme: Undergraduate
Islamic Development Bank offers the IDB Scholarship Programme for Muslim Communities in Non-Member Countries (SPMC). The Programme provides scholarship on merit to financially needy but bright, young Muslim students to pursue undergraduate or first-degree study in professional courses. Under this Programme, the scholarships are given as interest-free loan to the students but grants to the communities to which they belong. After graduation and gainful employment, all graduates are obliged to repay their loan amount to the community (IDB Local Trusts) for recycling and awarding additional scholarships to the local needy students.
International Development Office Scholarships program is offered by Swansea University’s International Development Office, UK. The scholarships will be awarded to international students who have excellent academic records and can describe financial need. The International Development Office recognises the ambition and talent of many international students and offers scholarships up £6000 for undergraduate study and up to £4000 for postgraduate taught study.
The R&D Systems Scholarship Program will be awarded to students pursuing a degree in a science related field. A $1500 (or international currency equivalent) scholarship will be awarded twice a year for one student in the fall semester and one student in the spring semester. The main objective of R&D Systems is to provide high quality, comprehensive educational and training opportunities that are compatible to changing needs of the students. R&D Systems is proud to support education in science with a scholarship program established to students who are pursuing a degree in a science related field.
The Rhodes University, South Africa, through the University Council, has established the Rhodes University Postdoctoral Fellowships for South African students. The Fellowships are intended to foster existing research and scholarly or creative activities within Rhodes University departments and institutes. Ideally a Fellow’s proposed work will closely complement existing programmes in the host department. Each Fellowship is a package of R160 000 per annum with an additional allocation of a maximum of R10 000 to be used at the discretion of the Head of Department and the Fellow. The Fellowship cannot be held concurrently with any supplementary funding.
In order to adequately prepare the next generation of leaders through research-oriented training, the Research Training Institute is offering scholarships to applicants from Sub-Saharan African countries with an excellent academic record. The DRD – Institute of Development Research and Development offers DAAD merit scholarships per year. The scholarship will be taken at University of the Western Cape, South Africa and Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany.
To celebrate fifty years of shaping science, technology and innovation research, teaching and policy, the University of Sussex have launched a new scholarship programme to enable the very best students from around the world to study a Masters at SPRU.
This year, the IBS introduces a new program called “Young Scientist Fellowship (YSF)” to play an active role in fostering next-generation basic science leaders. The YSF offers opportunities for young, promising scientists to do their own basic research work in one of the IBS Research Centers while sharing ideas and utilizing state-of-art infrastructures. The fellowship grant is offered to scientists from all over the world who want to undertake challenging and high-risk basic research within the special nature of designated Research Centres of YSF. The goal of the fellowship is to advance the frontiers of knowledge and to train the leading scientists of Africa.
INSEAD has launched the INSEAD Africa Leadership Fund scholarship to support its goal of admitting talented candidates from the African region. For those who are set back by financial difficulties, this scholarship will help them realise their dream of achieving an MBA at one of the top business schools in the world.
Total E&P Nigeria Limited through the Institute of Petroleum Studies, University of Port Harcourt is offering scholarships to Postgraduate Nigerian students of the University of Portharcourt for Post Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Technology programme.
The focus on selected African countries is motivated by a dearth in existing funding opportunities for well qualified African students. Our Masters programmes in both economics and development economics also benefit from having students from African backgrounds who bring important personal experiences from developing countries that can be shared with other students from more developed countries.
Up to 30 awards of £3000 will be awarded towards the first year of full time study (undergraduate and postgraduate taught). The awardees will be selected at the discretion of the International Admissions Team. Please also note that this scholarship can not be combined with any other scholarships or early payment discounts.
The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation offers the exceptional Allan Gray Fellowship to Southern Africa’s pioneering bright young students. This initiative aims to develop students, known as Allan Gray Candidate Fellows, into Southern Africa’s future high impact responsible entrepreneurs.
The Award targets young entrepreneurs or entrepreneurial individuals who challenge technological or social needs in the real world. The Takeda Foundation believes that the challenging activities of young individuals trying to address real technological and social needs will lead to the creation of goods and services that enhance the well-being of people throughout the world, which is the mission of the Foundation.
The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation aims to stimulate and reward engineering entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa. The Africa Prize will encourage ambitious and talented sub-Saharan African engineers from all disciplines to apply their skills to develop scalable solutions to local challenges, highlighting the importance of engineering as an enabler of improved quality of life and economic development.