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15+ Fully-funded Scholarships for African Students that will close in October 2022. Apply Now

The following top scholarship programs are currently open for African students with closing dates in October 2022.

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Mo Ibrahim Foundation Leadership Fellowship Program (Funded to work at AfDB, UNECA or the ITC)

Application Deadline: 21st October

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation offers Leadership fellowship program for Outstanding Africans to be hosted at African Development Bank (AfDB), The International Trade Centre (ITC) and The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).

Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program at Stanford University for High-Achieving Students

Application Deadline: 12th October

For the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program, each year up to 90 high-achieving students who are independent thinkers, display purposeful leadership, and have a civic orientation will receive full funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford.

University of Michigan African Presidential Scholars Program (UMAPS)

Application Deadline: 15th October (OPENING 15th Aug)

The U-M African Presidential Scholars Program (UMAPS) brings early career faculty members from Ethiopia, Ghana, South Africa, Liberia, Uganda and other African countries to the University of Michigan for residencies lasting up to six months.

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University of Cambridge Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships for International Students (Opening soon)

Application Deadline: 15th October

The University of Cambridge has opened application window for all scholarships that require you to apply to the University of Cambridge via the normal online application form, and most scholarships that require you to apply by the relevant deadline.

University of Melbourne Human Rights Scholarship for International Students

Application Deadline: 31st October

The Human Rights Scholarship was established by the University of Melbourne and awarded to students who are undertaking research in the field of human rights.

Ashinaga Fully-funded Undergraduate Scholarships for Orphans from Sub-Saharan African Countries

Application Deadline: 15th October

Ashinaga, Japan-based non-profit organization offers scholarships to students from select African countries to study for undergraduate degrees at the world’s leading universities in countries such as Japan, US, UK etc

Camargo Core Fellowship Program in Arts and Humanities

Application Deadline: 1st October

The Camargo Foundation welcomes applications from all countries and nationalities for the Arts and Humanities Residency and Fellowship Program.

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Slovak Government National Scholarship Program for International Students, Teachers, Researchers and Artists

Application Deadline: 31st October

The National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic supports mobility of international students, PhD students, university teachers, researchers and artists for scholarship stays at higher education institutions and research organisations in Slovakia.

The Cecil Renaud Trust Scholarship for South Africans to Study in UK

Application Deadline: 31st October

The Overseas Scholarship, granted annually, is awarded for a maximum of two years for post-graduate study (Masters degree (or equivalent) or PhD) in the United Kingdom at a university of the student’s choice.

Georg Forster Research Award for Developing and Transition Countries

Application Deadline: 31st October

The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany through the Humboldt Foundation is offering six Georg Forster Research Awards for students from developing countries. Women researchers are encouraged to apply.

DAAD MIPLC Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries

Application Deadline: 15th October

The Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC) is offering scholarships to students from developing countries as a part of the DAAD’s program for “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses”.

Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Scholarships in Theology, Diaconal and Development for Developing Countries

Application Deadline: 15th October

The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is calling for scholarship applications for studies and training related to theological, diaconal and development work.

Rhodes Trust Scholarships for African/International Students at University of Oxford

Each year, the Rhodes scholarship is offered to 95 Rhodes Scholars selected from 20 Rhodes constituencies (64 countries) worldwide  to study for postgraduate degree at university of Oxford.

Lex:lead International Essay Competition for Undergraduate Students in Developing Countries

Application Deadline: 31st October

Up to () US$500 awards are to be made in February to the top-ranked essays answering this year’s essay question:

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