Updated: Looking for scholarships for African students and developing countries, offered annually by universities, organization and foundations around the world?
Below is a comprehensive list of Scholarships for African students to study abroad offered yearly. These scholarships were offered last and previous years at the time of publishing this list. If the deadline has passed, you can take note of them for future application. Subscribe to receive email notifications on scholarship awards for students from Africa.
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Scholarships in USA
Arizona State University USA is partnering with the MasterCard foundation scholars program to offer scholarships to students from sub-Saharan Africa to study for full bachelors degree
Duke University, USA in Partnership with MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is offering Undergraduate Scholarships to Students from Sub-Saharan Africa
- Undergraduate & Masters MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program at University of California, Berkeley
At University of California Berkeley, the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program will provide holistic support – financial, academic, social, and career counselling – to 113 students from Sub-Saharan Africa from 2012 to 2020. UC Berkeley will receive $30 million in funding
The MasterCard Foundation Scholarship for African Students is open for Application at Michigan State University USA
The MasterCard Foundation is partnering with over 10 recognized universities and higher institutions around the world to offer the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program, a $500 million education initiative that will provide talented yet economically disadvantaged students from developing countries, particularly from Africa,– with comprehensive support for secondary and university education. The scholarship will be offered to 15,000 African Students for a period of 10years.
The 7UP Harvard Business School Scholarship was created by Seven Up Bottling Company Plc of Nigeria to commemorate its 50th anniversary and aligns with the Company’s overall vision of creating a greener future for promising Nigerians. The scholarship is for a Nigerian citizen. The scholarship covers tuition, board and travel expenses for both years of the MBA programme.
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), with financial support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, announces competitions for Dissertation-completion fellowships and Early-career postdoctoral fellowships in Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, and South Africa
Previous Application Deadline: 1 November
The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund– MMMF provides grants to women from developing countries to help further their education and strengthen their leadership skills to improve the lives of women and children in developing countries. The MMMF offer scholarships for women from developing countries who are currently studying in the United States or Canada. The MMMF awards grants are approximately $12,000 each.
Previous Application Deadline: January 9th
The African Presidential Scholars Program offers early career faculty from Ghana, Liberia, South Africa and Uganda the opportunity to collaborate with faculty and students at the University of Michigan USA during residencies of two to six months Uganda in the field of African Heritage, African Social Research, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, And Mathematics). At the University of Michigan, scholars will have access to library and research materials to forward their own research programs, scholarly writing, course development, doctoral work, or other relevant activity.
Previous Application Deadline: from August 15-October 15.
The Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) Fellowship Program was founded in 1993 at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., in order to train women’s human rights lawyers from Africa who are committed to returning home to their countries in order to advance the status of women and girls in their own countries throughout their careers. Over 50 women’s human rights advocates from Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe have participated in the LAWA Program, and we hope to include Fellows from additional countries in the future. The LAWA Fellowship provides the tuition for the Foundations of American Law and Legal Education Course (a U.S. $2,200 benefit) and for the LL.M. degree (a U.S. $42,065 benefit) at the Georgetown University Law Center, as well as professional development training.
Previous Application Deadline: February 1
Since 1974, IFS has provided more than 7,000 Research Grants to young scientists in some 100 developing countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean. New applicants wishing to apply for a research grant to IFS are invited to submit their research application form before the deadline. Maximum budget of USD 12,000
Previous Application Deadline: 9 October and 29 January
The International Peace Research Association Foundation (IPRA), USA invites applications for the Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship for Women from Developing Countries in Peace and Development Studies. The scholarship is awarded biennially since the first award made in Groningen, Netherlands in July 1990. Every other year one woman receives school expenses in the amount of $5,000 per year for two years.
Previous Application Deadline: January 15
Scholarships in Canada
The McGill University, Canada is partnering with the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program to offer undergraduate Scholarships for African students over a period of 10 years. Scholarships will be available at the Masters level beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year.
Application Deadline Period: December/January
The University of Toronto and The MasterCard Foundation are pleased to offer The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at the University to develop Africa’s next generation of leaders. Thanks to the Foundation’s visionary support, U of T can now provide 67 African students with one of the world’s top-ranked educations—in one of the world’s most multi-cultural cities.
Application Deadline Period: December/January
- University of British Columbia – MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program for African Students – Canada
The University of British Columbia, Canada partner with the MasterCard foundation Scholars Program to grant $25 Million Scholarships for African students; Over the next 10 years, 77 undergraduate and 35 master’s degree students will go through the Program.
- Microsoft research PhD Fellowship Program in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Mathematics
This is a two-year fellowship program for outstanding PhD students nominated by their universities. To be eligible for this fellowship, you must apply during your second or third year of PhD studies. Fellowships are granted by Microsoft Research at the discretion of Microsoft.
Application Deadline Period: August to October