The following competitions and scholarships for students from Africa and Developing Countries will close application in May 2017. Some of these scholarships are offered for international students generally. Please note that participation for most of these scholarships require that you already have or in the process to gain admission to corresponding or participating university(ies) for 2017/2018 academic year.
The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at KNUST provides academically talented yet economically disadvantaged young people in Ghana and Africa with access to quality and relevant university education.
University of Cambridge offers Bursary for African students to pursue MBA programme. A bursary worth up to £18,000 will be awarded to a successful African candidate. The School believes that Africa will be an increasingly important region, both economically and politically and is committed to developing the African talent pool.
Rotary International offers the fully funded Rotary Peace Fellowship for Masters Degree and Professional Development Certificate for young professionals around the world
The University of Sussex, UK is offering Chancellor’s International Scholarship for Overseas students to study for postgraduate Masters and Diploma
Thanks to the generous support of the Stephen Gordon Catto Charitable Trust, the Centre of African Studies will offer a fully-funded scholarship to an outstanding African applicant starting the doctoral programme in African Studies.
Three scholarships in postgraduate studies are being offered for students seeking to enroll in Postgraduate Studies at the University of Malta commencing in October 2017. Each scholarship will focus on one of the three key areas recognised as essential pathways for ensuring effective climate action on a national level.
The Netherlands Government through the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science as well as several Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences is offering the Holland Scholarship for International students to study for Undergraduate and Master’s programme.
The UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education honours outstanding innovation and contributions made by individuals, institutions and organizations to advance girls’ and women’s education.
Each year the Nigerian Women Association of Georgia -NWAG- offers undergraduate Scholarships for Nigerian female students in Nigerian universities on any course of study. In 2017, NWAG plans to award 37 one-time scholarships, one per state of origin as well as one for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)
The Queen’s Commonwealth essay competition 2017 is an international essay competition open for entries for young commonwealth citizens under age 18 with diverse backgrounds, to make their voice heard on a global platform.
The Newcastle University International Postgraduate Scholarship (NUIPS) awards are available for international students starting their studies in September 2017, in the 2017-18 academic year.
With three fully-integrated campuses in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and over 80 different nationalities in the classroom, INSEAD scholarships are most sought-after source of financial assistance. They are limited in number and there is significant competition for each award.
Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarships Program for Masters, PhD and non-degree postgraduate studies to study at USA Universities. Scholarship is open for approximately 4,000 international students of more than 155 countries worldwide
The University of Westminster is offering the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship, the University’s most prestigious award, aimed at fully funding a student from a developing country to study a full-time Masters degree.
The IDFA Bertha Fund aims to stimulate and empower the creative documentary sector in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe by supporting the development, production and/or post-production of documentary projects by filmmakers from developing countries. The Fund not only provides financial support to realize this endeavour, but plays a crucial advisory role as well.