Finding funding for your PhD is not always easy. They are rare and are not too often publicized as Masters and Bachelors scholarships. However, tens of thousands of these types of scholarships exist all over the web especially for students from Africa and other developing regions. A few of these scholarships have been identified as some of the top scholarships for intending PhD and Post-doctoral students.
PhD Scholarships for international students
List of PhD Scholarships for African and International students seeking opportunity to pursue research in different major across the world.
The Ghanaian Engineers & Architects Association of America (GEAAA) announces its Annual Scholarships & Grants availability for students from secondary, university and other tertiary institutions as well as researchers.
Application Deadline: 31st January, 2017
Eligible Countries: African countries
KAAD is working with partner countries in the regions mentioned below to provide scholarship opportunities to citizens who are interested in research. There are so-called Partner Committees in these countries and applications are channelled via them. Applications from other countries can be considered only in exceptional cases.
Application Deadline: 30th June 2017 for the September academic session.
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is inviting CARTA fellows from the Eastern Africa region to apply for PhD scholarships.
Application Deadline: 10th February, 2017
Offered annually? Yes
Eligible Countries: Eastern African countries
About the Award: The long-term impacts of the scholarships are: strengthening teaching and research at higher education institutions in Eastern Africa region,
Thanks to a generous donation by the Simons Foundation, NY the Commission for Developing Countries (CDC) of the International Mathematical Union (IMU) is launching the IMU-Simons African Fellowship Program to support research visits of mathematicians living and working in developing countries in Africa.
- 15th January,
The Federal Scholarship Board by the Federal Ministry of Education of Nigeria is now offering the 2017/2018 Bilateral Educational Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Awards for Undergraduate, Masters and PhD students to study Overseas.
Application Deadline: The 2017/2018 BEA interviews are between Monday 13th February – Thursday 16th February 2017 across the six geopolitical zones.
This scholarship, provided by Shanghai government for international students studying in Shanghai, is in two types: A, B. Type A, exclusively for those who study for Master’s or Doctoral degrees, is full scholarship, including tuition, free accommodation,accident insurance, allowance for living; Type B, only for those who study fordegrees, is partial scholarship, only including tuition accident insurance
Application Deadline: 15th April,
The Foundation announces the twenty-third (23rd) annual Fellowships Program for International Scholars starting on October 1st, 2017, addressed to non-Greek nationals, University Professors of all levels, Postdoctoral Researchers and Ph.D. Candidates.
Application Deadline: 28th February, 2017
Offered annually? Yes
Eligible Countries: International (Non-Greek citizens)
To be taken at (country): Greece
Field of Study: The Program covers courses in the following academic fields:
- Social Sciences
The consideration of an eventual interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary approach/dimension for the proposed research would be highly appreciated.
Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust Scholarship for second degree students of medicine, dentistry or veterinary science, and postgraduate students in all fields of study 2017/2018.
Application Deadline: The deadline for submissions is either 31st March 2017, or the first 300 completed applications received, whichever comes first.
The Middle East and North Africa Centre at the University of Sussex offers three PhD scholarships (fully funded for three years) available from September 2017, made possible by the generous support of the Pears Foundation.
Application Deadline: 9th February 2017.
Eligible Countries: UK/EU/International
To be taken at (country): University of Sussex
Eligible Fields of Study: The doctoral project proposed must fall into one of the Centre’s main areas of study: Middle Eastern,
Application Deadline: 1st March 2017. Offered annually? Yes
Eligible Countries: Developing countries
To be taken at (country): Any scientific institution offering a program in the fields of Maternal and/or Child Health and Nutrition
Brief description: The Nestle Nutrition Institute Fellowship Program is offering Young professionals in healthcare the opportunity to study Nutrition and Maternal and/or Child Health in leading institutions.