Be a true explorer

30+ Fully-funded Scholarship Awards for African and Developing Countries with Deadlines in October 2017. Apply Now


The following top scholarship programs are currently open for African students with closing dates in October 2017. 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 2017/2018 academic year.

Best of luck!

MTN – Solution Space Scholarship Program for Young Africans to Study at University of Cape Town

Application Deadline: 31st October

MTN Solution Space Scholarship is offering awards to visionary Africans who are willing to undertake research that will help shape the future of Africa. Full-fee studies will be taken at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town.

Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) Masters Scholarships for African Students at University of Oxford

Application Deadline: 2nd October

The Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) Scholarships Programme is targeted at graduates between the ages of 25 and 35, some of whom may have work experience. The scholars will be exceptionally intelligent graduates who have excelled academically as well as in other areas of their lives.

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.

Browse more scholarships in October 2017

Graduate Student Fellowships at University of Notre Dame

Application Deadline: Monday, 16th October

The Notre Dame Institute of Advanced Studies (NDIAS) offers fellowships to advanced graduate students for a full academic year (fall and spring semesters, August through May).

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

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: 23rd 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..

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 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.

WAAW Foundation Undergraduate STEM Scholarships for Young African Women

Application Deadline: 15th October

The Working to Advance African Women (WAAW) foundation aim to increase the pipeline of African women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related disciplines, and work to ensure that this talent is engaged in African innovation.

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.

Foundation Edu Undergraduate Scholarships for African Students at University of Ghana

Application Deadline: 20th October

Fondazione Edu is a family foundation specializing in higher education in Africa. It was founded in 2005, to realize the desire of the founders to promote young people’s access to higher education in developing countries namely Africa.

Browse more scholarships in October 2017

Westminster International Scholarships (Fully-funded) for Developing Countries

Application Deadline: 13th October

The University of Westminster offers generous scholarship awards aimed at fully funding a student from a developing country intending to study a full-time Masters degree at the University.

North Dakota State University (NDSU) Academic and Cultural Sharing Scholarship for International Students

Application Deadline: 1st October

Academic and Cultural Sharing Scholarship is offered to prospective international students who have already begun first-year in a university and who will and desire to share their culture with U.S. students, faculty, staff and members of the community in activities that are both academically and culturally beneficial.

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.

Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: 1st October

The international HIIG Fellowship “Internet and Society” offers a unique opportunity for innovative thinkers who wish to engage in the exchange of research experiences and to set up new initiatives.

Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) International Scholarship

Application Deadline: 31st October

TUMS is offering scholarships to foreign students who are interested to pursue their studies at TUMS-IC (Tehran University of Medical Sciences- International Campus. The Scholarship is available for undergraduate (BSc), Masters (MSc), PhD and Doctoral studies.

UK Newcastle University Undergraduate Scholarships for International Students

Application Deadline: 31st October

INTO and the Newcastle University opens the Foundation Scholarships for talented international students to study for post-secondary education leading to admission to undergraduate degrees at the University.

Getty Scholar Grants for International Senior Researchers

Application Deadline: 2nd October

The Getty Scholar programs aim to fill a need for opportunities for senior-level professionals, fellows, scholars and writers to pursue research on topics that bring new knowledge and fresh perspectives to their field.

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

Application Deadline: 15th 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: 27th October

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

Columbia University Earth Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: 31st October

The Earth Institute at Columbia University invites applications for 2-year postdoctoral fellowships that contribute to understanding critical scientific and social issues in global sustainable development.

African Union Kwame Nkrumah Regional Scientific Awards for Women

Application Deadline: 31st October

COMESA in partnership with the African Union is implementing the 2017 Edition of the Kwame Nkrumah Regional Scientific Awards for Women.

International Labour Organization (ILO) Global Competition on Labour Migration

Application Deadline: 27th October

The International Labour Organization (ILO)  is launching a global media competition to recognize exemplary media coverage on labour migration.

Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Award for South Africa

Application Deadline: 30th October

The Trust is calling for nominations from South African Universities, Universities of Technology, Science Councils, Research & Policy Institutes, and other institutions or agencies of similar national standing.

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.

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.

Browse more scholarships in October

You might also like