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40+ Fully-funded Scholarships to Apply for Before January 2018. Apply Now!


40+ if the coming Numerous INSEAD MBA scholarships for you are counted as ONE (big) scholarship, that is. If not, then it is 70 and counting. Apply today.

The following top scholarship programmes are currently open for African students with varying closing dates in January 2018. View other scholarships with January deadlines in your AfterSchoolAfrica archives. More scholarships will be added to this list in coming days.

Scholarships in France

French Government (Eiffel Excellence) Masters and PhD Scholarships for Developing Countries 

The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme was established by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development to help shape the future foreign decision-makers of the private and public sectors, in priority areas of study, and encourages applications from emerging countries at master’s level, and from emerging and industrialized countries at PhD level.

The Emile Boutmy Scholarship for International Students at Sciences Po – France

Sciences Po created the Emile Boutmy scholarship after the founder of Sciences Po (1871) in order to welcome the very best international students from outside of the European Union. This scholarship is not automatically awarded. A request for it must be made in the section designated for the purpose on the application form.

Scholarships for Women

Margaret McNamara Educational Grants (Formerly Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund) Scholarships for Women from Developing Countries in US & Canada

Margaret McNamara Educational Grants (MMEG) scholarship applications for female students from Developing Countries to assist women pursue their education with the aim of improving the lives of these women and children. Grants will be used in schools in the USA and Canada.

US Government TechWomen Programme for Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Fields

The TechWomen initiative will identify 100 women in STEM fields from countries in Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Middle East to participate in the 2017 program.

Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) Fellowship Programme

The LAWA Program helps defray the costs for women’s rights attorneys from Africa who would not otherwise be able to afford a Master of Laws degree focusing on international women’s human rights and the additional leadership training.

Margaret McNamara Educational Grants (MMEG)/Trinity Washington University Scholarships for Women in Developing Countries

In 2016, MMEG initiated a partnership with Trinity Washington University in Washington DC to award grants for up to two women students studying at Trinity Washington university. 

MasterCard Foundation Scholarships

MasterCard Foundation Scholarships for Women at Wellesley College

As part of the Scholars Program, Wellesley will provide nine (9) African women with comprehensive support that includes scholarships, mentoring, counseling, and internship opportunities.

MasterCard Foundation Masters Scholarships at University of California, Berkeley USA 

At University of California Berkeley, the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program will provide holistic support – financial, academic, social, and career counselling – to Masters students from Sub-Saharan Africa from 2012 to 2020. UC Berkeley will receive $30 million in funding over the next eight years as part of MFSP.

Duke University, MasterCard Foundation Scholarships for African Students – USA

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars at Duke University represent the intellect and energy of the youth of Sub-Saharan Africa. With a financial commitment of $13.5 million from The MasterCard Foundation, Duke will educate seven classes of five students — a total of 35 students — over the next 10 years.

Oxford University Scholarships

University of Oxford UK Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme for Developing Countries

 The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme is a joint initiative between the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the University of Oxford to support students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the United Kingdom.

Application Deadline: 6th or 20th January

Oxford-Thatcher Graduate Scholarships (Fully-funded) for MENA Countries

This scholarship is part of the Oxford Graduate Scholarships, which were established through a ground-breaking new matched funding initiative to enable the creation of fully-funded scholarships for graduate students of the highest calibre from across the MENA region.

Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme for Developing Countries – UK

The Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme supports outstanding postgraduate students from developing and emerging economies throughout Africa, Asia and South America to study at the University of Oxford, UK.

Oppenheimer Fund Scholarships for South African Students at University of Oxford

Oppenheimer Fund is offering Postgraduate Scholarships for South African Graduate students to study at University of oxford, UK. The Fund promotes links between the University of Oxford and South African Universities. It does this by supporting academic exchanges between Oxford and South Africa, and assisting students ordinarily resident in South Africa wishing to pursue graduate study at Oxford.

Oxford – Patrick Duncan Graduate Scholarships for Southern Africans

A full scholarship is available for applicants who are ordinarily resident in one of the member states of the Southern African Development Community and who are applying to the full-time MSc African Studies.

Standard Bank Derek Cooper (Fully-Funded) Africa Scholarship at Oxford University

The Standard Bank Derek Cooper Africa scholarship is awarded to three outstanding African students wishing to undertake a 1 year Masters programme at the University of Oxford.

Oxford-Mitsui Graduate Masters Scholarships for African Students

Two full scholarships are available for applicants ordinarily resident in Africa, and who are applying for the full-time MSc in African Studies. The scholarship is only tenable at Linacre College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form.

University of Oxford – Linacre African Graduate Scholarship (Fully-funded) for PhD Students

One full scholarship is available for applicants who are ordinarily resident in Sub-Saharan African countries eligible for Rhodes Scholarships who are applying to a full-time DPhil course at the University. The scholarship is jointly funded by the University, Linacre College and the Rhodes Trust.

Eni Fully-funded Masters Scholarships for African Students at University of Oxford

Eni Scholarships for Masters Programme at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, UK for Students from Angola, Ghana, Mozambique, Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville) and Nigeria.

UK: Clarendon Fund Scholarships for International Students

The Clarendon Fund offers around 140 full scholarships every year to academically excellent graduate students from all around the world. Clarendon Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and potential across all degree-bearing subjects at graduate level.

University of Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Scholarships

The University of Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies scholarships are created to allow graduates pursue study of benefit to the Muslim world.

Swire/Oxford & Cambridge Society of Kenya Fully-funded Masters Scholarships 

St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, in partnership with the Swire Educational Trust and the Oxford and Cambridge Society of Kenya, is offering one scholarship a year for entry to a student from Kenya reading for one year Master’s degree.

University of Oxford Dulverton Scholarships for African Students

Up to three full scholarships are available for applicants to full-time master’s or DPhil courses in any subject at the University of Oxford.

Skoll Business School Scholarships for International Students, UK

The Skoll Scholarship – Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship offers Funded Scholarship Program for MBA in Social Entrepreneurship, at Said Business School, Oxford University UK.

INSEAD MBA Scholarships

INSEAD Nelson Mandela Endowed Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africa

The INSEAD Nelson Mandela Endowed Scholarship is offered for candidates who are nationals of a sub-Saharan African country and have spent a substantial part of their lives and received part of their prior education in Africa.

INSEAD Olam MBA Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africa Students

Applications are on for the INSEAD Olam MBA Scholarships for African Students. Candidates will be judged on the quality of their scholarship essays and the degree to which they meet the eligibility criteria.

INSEAD Africa Leadership Fund Scholarship for African Students

 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.

Numerous INSEAD MBA Scholarships for Africa and Other Developing Regions

The following scholarships are offered by INSEAD Business school in both France and Singapore for students in Africa and other developing regions for July and December 2018 academic sessions. All scholarship applications are on-line except where mentioned in the individual scholarship description.

Erasmus Mundus Joint Scholarships

Now Open! Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters and PhD Scholarships for Study in Europe

The Erasmus Mundus Joint Scholarships, funded by the European Union, are exclusively awarded to students coming from both EU and non-EU countries that have been selected to attend one of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Programmes at Masters or Doctorate level.

Erasmus Mundus MaMaSELF Joint Masters Scholarships for International Students 

Join a unique international Master program in Material Science and be graduated from 5 European leading universities! MaMaSELF is a 2 year ERASMUS MUNDUS Master Course in Materials Science Exploring Large Scale Facilities.

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships in Journalism, Media and Globalization

The Erasmus Mundus Master’s in Journalism, Media and Globalisation welcomes applications from graduate students around the world. You can apply for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship, or as a self-funded student.


Google Africa PhD Fellowship Program for African Students

The Google Africa PhD Fellowship Program has been created to support and recognize outstanding students pursuing or looking to pursue PhD level studies in computer science and related areas.

180 Swedish Institute Study Scholarships for Developing Countries

The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships (SISS) are awarded to students from selected countries for full-time master’s level studies in Sweden starting in the autumn semester 2017. The scholarships cover both living costs and tuition fees.

10 Swedish Institute Study Scholarships for South African Students

Are you a talented and ambitious citizen of South Africa and want to study for a master’s degree in Sweden on a fully-funded scholarship? Find out if you can apply to the Swedish Institute Study Scholarships for South Africa.

View Other Top Scholarships in Sweden for International Students

VLIR- UOS Masters & Training Scholarships in Belgium for African and Developing Countries

VLIR-UOS offers 180 Masters & 70 training Scholarships in Belgium for students from Developing countries – 50% of scholarships will be offered to African students and preference will be given for Women. The eligible training or master programmes are taught in English.


K.U. Leuven University Full PhD Scholarships for Developing Countries

As one of its contributions to development co-operation, K.U. Leuven offers IRO (Interfaculty Council for Development Co-operation) scholarships to deserving students from developing countries to do their PhD in the largest university in Flanders, Belgium.

World Bank Paid Summer Internship for Young Graduates (Funded to Washington)

The World Bank Group, in its effort to provide graduate students practical experience in global development, is offering World Bank paid internship for Young Graduates.

Study in Finland: University of Oulu Masters Scholarships for International Students

The University of Oulu, Finland Scholarships are provided to academically talented international students. Students who are not citizens of an EU/EEA member state are liable to pay the tuition fee.

Felix Trust Masters Scholarship for Students from Sub-Saharan Africa – University of London

Thanks to the generosity of the Felix Scholarship Trust, one Felix Scholarship will be available to a national from a developing country with a first class undergraduate degree to pursue a Taught Masters programme for entry in September 2017.

Commonwealth Shared – SOAS Masters Scholarships for Developing Countries

SOAS, University of London is awarding Commonwealth Shared scholarships to students from developing countries wishing to undertake select Masters courses (see below) at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).

University of Zurich Fully-funded PhD Scholarships for International Students 

The Zurich Graduate School of Economics at the University of Zurich is offering up to 3 PhD scholarships to outstanding university graduates. Scholarships for successful candidates are full scholarships, covering living expenses and all fees.

University of Warwick UK Full PhD Scholarships for International Students

The University of Warwick is offering the Chancellor’s International Scholarships for overseas Postgraduate research applications for entry in October 2017. The University Scholarship will offer full fees support and maintenance award to international doctoral students of the highest caliber. The University will offer scholarship to approximately 17 of the most outstanding international PhD applicants.

Monash University Full International Leadership Scholarship – Australia

Monash University, Australia offers up to 4 fully-funded scholarships to international students undertaking Undergraduate or Postgraduate (coursework) degree at the University.

Imperial College Fully-funded PhD Scholarship for International Students 

If you are a high performing undergraduate or Master’s student and have a strong desire to undertake a PhD programme at a world class research institution, you could be selected to receive full tuition fees and a generous stipend for a PhD place at Imperial College London. The President’s PhD Scholarships aims to provide up to 50 research students with great potential the opportunity to work within their chosen research field with the support of an excellent supervisor.

Columbia University ISHR Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) Fellowship for Developing Countries

The Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR) is accepting applications for the Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP). It will begin in late August and run until mid-December 2018.

Future Global Leaders (FGL) Fellowship+Internship

The Future Global Leaders Fellowship is an accelerator for top students from humble backgrounds who want to become members of the Fortis Society upon successful completion of the fellowship.

Browse the AfterSchoolAfrica Calendar for more scholarships with January deadlines.

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