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20+ Fully-funded Scholarships for African Students that will close in October 2018. Apply Now

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The following top scholarship programs are currently open for African students with closing dates in October 2018. View other scholarships with October deadlines in our archives.

Please note that for most university scholarships, participation requires that you already have or are in the process of gaining admission to participating university(ies) for the 2018/2019 or 2019/2020 academic year.

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Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) for Students in Developing Countries to Study in The Netherlands

Application Deadline: 18th October

The Orange Knowledge Programme, a new phase of the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) aims to advance the development of the capacity, knowledge and quality of both individuals and institutions in higher and vocational education.

University of Winnipeg Dual-site Visiting Scholar PhD Student Fellowship in Canada and South Africa

Application Deadline: October

This exciting dual-site research project is an opportunity for a doctoral student to engage in a comparative study of student led/directed efforts to decolonise/Indigenise higher education in Canada and South Africa. 

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

Application Deadline: 15th 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).

University of Michigan African Presidential Scholars Program (UMAPS)

Application Deadline: 15th October

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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Rotary Yoneyama Foundation Undergraduate, Masters and PhD Scholarships for International Students

Application Deadline: Monday, 16th October

The Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation awards scholarships to overseas students who aspire to study or conduct research in Japanese universities or graduate schools. Its scholarship fund is supported by the contributions of Rotarians throughout Japan.

Apply: 200 ABE Initiative Masters Scholarship + Internship Program for African Students

Application Period: August to October (opening soon)

The “African Business Education Initiative for Youth (hereafter, referred to as the “ABE Initiative”), is a strategic five-year plan providing 1,000 youths in Africa with opportunities to study at Japanese universities as well as do internships at Japanese enterprises.

Elisabeth & Amelie Grants for Students from Developing Countries Studying in Belgium

Application Deadline: 22nd October

The Elisabeth & Amelie Fund by the King Baudouin Foundation aims to instigate a new form of support for sustainable water management in developing countries by financing on-the-spot internships for students from developing countries who are studying in Belgium.

F A Hayek Scholarship in Economics/Political Science for International Students

Application Deadline: 15th October

F A Hayek Scholarship at University of Canterbury for Honours or Masters in Economics or Political Science for the academic year..

University of Cambridge Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships for International Students

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 Nottingham (Malaysia Campus) Developing Solutions Scholarship for Students from Third-World Countries

Application Deadline: 13th October

Ten awards of 100% tuition fee scholarships are available for students from the developing and third world countries registering for taught Masters programmes at Malaysia Campus in areas related to science, technology and education, including the following courses.

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.

Camargo Core Fellowship Program in Arts and Humanities

Application Deadline: 17th 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.

Bavarian Government/DAAD Scholarships for International Students at Hochschule Hof

Application Deadline: 26th October

Hochschule Hof gives semester or yearly scholarships to qualified foreign students in need.

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”.

University of Cape Town (UCT) Bertha Centre Scholarships for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Application Deadline: 31st October

University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business offers Bertha Centre scholarship for African students to study courses that advance social justice,innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa.

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

Application Deadline: 1st October

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

Kent State University Global Diversity Scholarship for International Students

Application Deadline: 1st October

Global Diversity Scholarship is dedicated to diversify the student body and make sure specific regions are represented at Kent State campus.

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.

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