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 TWAS-CIIT Fellowship Programme for Postgraduate Research offers fellowships to young scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to obtain all or part (sandwich or full-time) of their PhD in natural or social sciences.
Application Deadline: 31st August, 2017
Offered annually? Yes
Eligible Countries: Developing countries
To be taken at (country): Pakistan
Eligible Field of Study: An eligible candidate must hold an MSc degree in a field of natural sciences(Structural,
Applications are invited for the 33rd cycle of 18 PhD Scholarships in Biomolecular Sciences at the University of Trento for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. Italian and foreign applicants are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.
Application Deadline: 23rd August 2017
Eligible Countries: Italian and International
To be taken at (country): Italy
About the Award: The University of Trento is an Italian university located in Trento and nearby Rovereto.
The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) program helps Canadian institutions attract highly qualified doctoral students.
Application Deadline: 1st November, 2017 20:00 EDT
Offered Annually? Yes
Eligible Countries: All
To be Taken at (country): Canada
About the Award: The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) was created to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and to brand Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning.
The EDUFI Fellowships programme is open to young Doctoral level students and researchers from all countries and from all academic fields. Master’s level studies or post-doctoral studies/research are not supported in the programme.
Application Deadline: There are no annual application deadlines in the EDUFI Fellowship programme. Applications may be considered at all times.
The Government of Poland, through the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Nairobi, offers partial scholarships to students from the following countries below
Application Deadline: 30th June 2017
Eligible Countries: Kenya, Burundi, the Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda.
To be taken at (country): Poland
About the Award: The language of studies is Polish.
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 August 2017
University of Pretoria MasterCard Scholarship (Undergraduate &
Virginia International University (VIU) offers a unique opportunity to acquire an excellent, multi-disciplinary education at an affordable cost by offering students access to scholarships.
- Fall 2017 : 26th May 2017
- Spring 2018: 1st September – 6th October 2017
Eligible Countries: International
To be taken at (country): USA
About the Award: VIU has been attracting individuals who take their VIU experiences into their own cultures,