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From the Publisher’s Desk: Our Favourite Scholarships in 2018

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As promised, here is a list of some of our favourite scholarships posted in and around April 2018.

For Women

Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa Scholarship for African Women to Study at University of Dundee

Application Deadline: 17th November

The University of Dundee is offering Postgraduate Scholarships to African female students wishing to undertake degree programmes at the University.

Dorcas Muthoni PhD Fellowship for African Female Students to Study in Spain

Application Deadline: 1st June

The Dorcas Muthoni PhD fellowship offered by the UPS in Spain, seeks doctoral applications from talented African female students.

OWSD Early Career Women Scientists (ECWS) Fellowships for Women in STLCs

Application Deadline31st August

The Early Career Women Scientists (ECWS) fellowship is a prestigious award of up to USD 50,000 offered to women who have completed their PhDs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) employed in a listed Science and Technology Lagging Country (STLC).

OWSD PhD Fellowships for Women Scientists from Science and Technology Lagging Countries 

Application Deadline: 1st June

The award will give nominated students the opportunity  to study in centres of excellence in the developing world, and help educate the next generation of mathematicians thereby advancing science in the home countries of those chosen for the fellowship.

Peace Corps Nigeria Alumni Foundation (PCNAF) Young Women’s Scholarship

Application Deadline: 16th May

Peace Corps Nigeria Alumni Foundation is pleased to offer scholarships for Nigerian Women to pursue undergraduate degree programme.

NWAG Scholarships for Female Undergraduates in Nigeria

Application Deadline: 30th May

NWAG plans to award 37 one-time scholarships, one per state of origin as well as one for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), in the amount of one hundred thousand Naira (N100,000) each, to Nigerian female, undergraduate students in Nigerian universities.

Ernst and Young (EY) Entrepreneurial Winning Women for Southern African Female Entrepreneurs

Application Deadline: 2nd May

The EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women programme is an executive leadership programme that identifies a select group of high-potential women entrepreneurs whose businesses show real potential to scale — and then helps them do it.

Learn Africa Fully-funded Graduate Scholarships for African Women to Study in Spain

Application Deadline: 6th May

This program, promoted by the Women for Africa Foundation, aims to promote the transfer of knowledge, exchange and training of African women undergraduate and graduate students through scholarships in Spanish universities that collaborate in this initiative.

Women in Africa (WIA) Club Entrepreneurs’ Hub for Female Entrepreneurs in Africa (Fully-funded to Morocco) 

Application Deadline: 10th May

You are a female entrepreneur from Africa, you have created an innovating company, apply to this challenge in order to join the International Women In Africa Entrepreneurs’ Club.

Eira Davies Under/Postgraduate Scholarship for Women in Developing Countries

Application Deadline: 1st June

The Eira Francis Davies Scholarship by Swansea University is a full tuition fee scholarship, and will be awarded to female students demonstrating academic excellence and evidence of financial need.

L’Oréal-UNESCO Sub-Saharan Regional Fellowships for African Women in Science

Application Deadline: 30th April

Each year the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science call for application from talented young African women scientists to receive fellowship grants to pursue promising research projects.

Nestlé MBA Scholarships for Women in Developing Countries

Application Deadline: 30th September

The Nestlé Scholarship for Women is a Need-based Scholarship program for Women from developing countries to study in Switzerland.

For Entrepreneurs

Pitch AgriHack West Africa for Innovative Agric Entrepreneurs in Africa

Application Deadline: 21st May

The theme for this year’s edition is Women entrepreneurs innovate for agricultural transformation in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific. 50% of finalists will be women and special women prizes will be awarded.

Oxford Africa Innovation Fair for Early-stage Social Entrepreneurs in Africa

Application Deadline: 2nd May

The Oxford Africa Innovation Fair invites pre-seed and early stage social enterprises to compete in the pitch competition.

Amref Innovate for Life Fund for Healthcare Startups in sub-Saharan Africa

Application Deadline:15th June

The Innovate for Life Fund will tackle Africa’s most daunting health challenges by supporting local entrepreneurs and investing in companies that develop innovative, home-grown solutions.

EcoBank Fintech Challenge for Programmers and Developers in Africa

Application Deadline: 17th May

Ecobank is calling on developers and innovators with bright ideas for financial technology to share their vision of creating Africa’s next big fintech solution with them. Up to $500,000 will be won by technopreneurs

Talent Meets Bertelsmann for Creative Student Entrepreneurs (Fully-funded to Berlin, Germany)

Application Deadline: 13th May

Are you creative? Do you have an entrepreneurial mindset? Are you passionate about shaping the future of the media landscape, especially in the digital domain?

SOCAP18 Scholarship to SOCAP Conference for Promising Social Entrepreneurs – San Francisco, USA

Application Deadline: 1st June

SOCAP (Social Capital Markets) is a world-renowned conference series dedicated to increasing the flow of capital toward social good.Social entrepreneurs are the heart of SOCAP.

Alibaba eFounders Fellowship for African Entrepreneurs (Funded to Hangzhou, China)

Application Deadline: 4th May

The eFounders Fellowship is a two-week course for entrepreneurs in developing countries who are operating open, platform-based businesses in the ecommerce, logistics, big data, and tourism spaces.

HiiL Innovating Justice Challenge for Entrepreneurs in Africa and Middle East

Application Deadline: 31st May

Applications are welcome from justice innovations, and talented individuals willing to be leaders in justice innovation.

Takeda Young Entrepreneurship Award for Young Entrepreneurs (Funded to Japan)

Application Deadline: 30th June

The Award targets young entrepreneurs or entrepreneurial individuals who challenge technological or social needs in the real world.

Mastercard Start Path Global Accelerator Program for Innovative Startups

Start Path Global is MasterCard’s worldwide programme for innovative later stage startups from across the globe. Eligible startups will be provided support to travel.

MIT/MasterCard Foundation Zambezi Prize for Innovation in Financial Inclusion

Application Deadline: 1st June

The Zambezi Prize raises awareness of entrepreneurship and financial inclusion, encourages the flow of capital to financial inclusion ventures, and advances entrepreneurship and financial inclusion to fuel broad-based prosperity.

Orange Social Venture Prize for Entrepreneurs in Africa and the Middle East

Application Deadline: 31st May

Orange Social Venture Prize awards  social entrepreneurship ventures that use information and communication technologies (ICT) in an innovative fashion to exert a positive influence on society and/or the environment in Africa or the Middle East.

DEMO Africa for Innovative Tech Startups in Africa

Application Deadline: 15th June

DEMO is making its exceptional promotional and networking platform available to innovators at Africa’s finest colleges and universities. Full scholarships will be provided to 30 deserving individuals or groups who have meaningful new technologies

Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Application Deadline: 23rd July

The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation is open for ambitious and talented sub-Saharan African engineers from all engineering fields to demonstrate innovative and engineering entrepreneurship skills

Government Scholarships

Japan Africa Dream Scholarship Programme for African Students (Fully-funded)

The JADS Program is open to applicants from AfDB member countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts who are applying to a graduate degree program in energy development and related discipline.

Fulbright Foreign Scholarships in USA for 4,000 Students (Masters & PhD) 

Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarships Program for Masters, PhD and non-degree postgraduate studies to study at USA Universities. Scholarship is open for approximately 4,000 international students of more than 155 countries worldwide.

DAAD Bavarian Government Scholarships for International Students for Study in Germany

Application Deadline: 26th October

Under the condition of reception of financial means from the Bavarian Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts and the DAAD, Hochschule Hof gives semester or yearly scholarships to qualified foreign students.

Japanese Government Scholarships (Monbukagakusho) for Undergraduate, Masters & Research International Students

Application Deadline: 15th June

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) is offering scholarships to international students who wish to study at Japanese universities as undergraduate and Masters students.

Government of Colombia Master and PhD Scholarships for International Students 

Application Deadline: 1st June

The Government of Colombia is offering financial grants to foreign citizens, in return for international cooperation received by Colombia under existing cooperation agreements.

Government of Turkey Undergraduate and Postgraduate Scholarships (Türkiye Burslari) Third Round for International Students

Application Deadline: 14th May

Türkiye Scholarships include both scholarship and university placement at the same time. Applicants will be placed in a university and programme among their preferences specified in the online application form.

Holland Government Scholarships for International Students

Application Deadline: 1st May.

The Holland Scholarship is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science as well as several Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences

Italian Government Bachelors, Masters & PhD Scholarships for Foreign Students

Application Deadline: 30th April

Application is open for the Italian Government scholarship for foreign students to study for undergraduate, masters and PhD degrees at Italian higher education institutions.

New Zealand Government LEARN Postdoctoral Fellowships for Developing Countries 

Application Deadline: 30th June

The Postdoctoral Fellowship provides funds for an emerging scientist from a developing country to complete a research project in New Zealand in an area aligned with livestock greenhouse gas mitigation.

Indonesian Government KNB Undergraduate & Masters Scholarship for Students in Developing Countries

Application Deadline: 30th April

The scholarship is offered to potential students from developing countries to earn their Master Degree at one of 16 prominent universities in Indonesia.

Government of Malta Scholarships in Climate Action for Students from Developing Countries

Application Deadline: 25th May

The Scholarships in Climate Action are being offered as part of the Government of Malta’s commitment under the Climate Finance Package to provide support for capacity building in developing States.

For Undergraduates

World Health Organisation (WHO) Internship Programme

Application Deadline: 30th June

Participants include both students and young professionals from different cultural, academic, as well as geographic backgrounds with a common interest: a motivation to pursue a career in supporting public health. Interns/volunteers come from the region of the Africa, and Asia.

100 Mandela Centennial Scholarship Programme for African Students at ALU 

Application Deadline: 15th May

African Leadership University (ALU) is proud to partner with the Graça Machel Trust and the Mandela Institute of Development Studies (MINDS) to launch the Mandela Centennial Scholarship Programme, a landmark scholarship that will celebrate the 100th birthday of one of the greatest African leaders of the last century

Universidade da Coruña International Summer School Scholarships for Developing Countries

Application Deadline: 30th April

The programme offers a number of scholarships to Spain to increase the international diversity of students participating in its International Summer School.

Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship for Undergraduate African Students to Study at Covenant University

The Jim Ovia Foundation in collaboration with the Africa-America Institute is offering the Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship for Young African leaders to study at Covenant University.

Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship for Undergraduate African Students to Study at Ashesi University

Application Deadline: 28th June

The Jim Ovia Foundation in collaboration with the Africa-America Institute is offering the Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship for Young African leaders to study at Ashesi University.

Nigerian Agip Oil Company Tertiary Scholarship Scheme for Undergraduate Nigerian Students 

Application Deadline: 30th April

The NNPC/NAOC/OANDO Joint Venture in pursuance of its Community Development Programme invites suitably qualified candidates for its Tertiary Institutions Scholarship Awards Scheme.

Jiangsu University of Science and Technology (JUST) Scholarships for International Students

Application Deadline: 20th June

Bachelor, master and doctorate programs are open to international students in 2018. JUST offers programs in Chinese as well as in English.

Hull York Medical School Scholarship for International Medicine Students

Application Deadline: 30th April

The University of York is offering scholarships for applicants commencing MBBS study at the Hull York Medical School.

IMT Dubai International Student Scholarships for Students from Underrepresented Countries

Applicants from underrepresented countries or regions may qualify for special international scholarships, to provide a truly global learning experience.

International People’s College (IPC) Partial Scholarships for Developing Countries

If you are unable to pay the full tuition fee there might be a chance that you can be granted a partial scholarship that will cover some of the tuition fee for your preferred study programme at IPC.

Ashinaga Fully-funded Undergraduate Scholarships for Orphans from Francophone African Countries 

Application Deadline: 30th June

Ashinaga, Japan-based non-profit organization offers scholarship 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

EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program (OFP) for Undergraduate and Graduate Nigerian Students

Application Deadline: 30th June

There are many determined and talented, low-income students in Nigeria who only require financial resources and access to information to better their educational future.

55 Brunel University International Excellence Scholarships for International Students

Application Deadline: 31st May

The University of Brunel is offering 55 awards, which will comprise a £6,000 discount on the cost of tuition fees.

Humber College Scholarships for International Students

Application Deadline: 19th May

Humber College Canada is offering full and partial renewable tuition scholarships for NEW international undergraduate students.

Africa Scholarships at Macquarie University for Undergraduate & Postgraduate Students

Application Deadline: 30th June

Under the Africa scholarships, Macquarie University will provide a specific amount annually to each successful student.

Griffith University International Undergraduate Excellence Scholarships

Application Deadline: 15th May

Griffith International offers Undergraduate Excellence Scholarships valued at $5,000 each to outstanding international high school graduates applying for undergraduate studies at Griffith University.

University of Birmingham/UKEAS Nigeria Outstanding Achievement Scholarships for Undergraduate Nigerian Students

Application Deadline: 30th May

The University of Birmingham UK is offering a joint award with UKEAS for Nigerian students to apply for Outstanding Achievement Scholarships to pursue undergraduate studies.

KNUST/MasterCard Foundation Scholarship for African Students 

Application Deadline: 11th May

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Ghana is offering MasterCard Foundation Scholarships for Ghanaian and African students.

MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program at Ashesi University College

Application Deadline: 28th June

Through a $13 million partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, Ashesi University College will be awarding significant financial support to qualified undergraduate students who need such assistance to pursue bachelors degree.

Transform Together Full-Time Scholarships at Sheffield Hallam University – Undergraduate and Masters

Application Deadline: 31st May

Sheffield Hallam University UK is offering the Transform Together scholarships for all full-time Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies.

For Masters

Commonwealth Medical Fellowships for Developing Countries

Application Deadline: 21st May

Commonwealth Medical Fellowships (Enhancing Clinical Skills) are offered for mid-career medical staff from developing Commonwealth countries.

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships at UK Universities for Developing Countries 

Application Deadline: 20th June

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships are for candidates from least developed and lower middle income Commonwealth countries, for part-time Master’s study by distance learning on selected courses offered by UK universities.

Fully-Funded Rotary Peace Fellowship for Masters and Professional Programs

Application Deadline: 31st May

Rotary International offers the fully funded Rotary Peace Fellowship for Masters Degree and Professional Development Certificate for young professionals around world.

University of Exeter Developing Africa Scholarship for African Students

Application Deadline: 3rd June

The scholarship covers the full tuition fee for the programme for the academic year and has been made possible by a generous gift from an Exeter alumnus.

University of Essex Africa Scholarship Programme for African Students

Application Deadline: 30th September

If you’re an international student from an African nation and are self-funding your postgraduate studies, you could be eligible for a scholarship of £4,000, paid as a discount on your tuition fee.

DAAD Helmut-Schmidt Masters in Public Policy and Good Governance Scholarship Programme for Developing Countries

Application Deadline: 31st July

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) intends to contribute to the support of good governance and civil society structures in selected partner countries and regions.

Schwarzman Scholars Fully-funded Masters Scholarship for International Students 

Application Deadline: 27th September

With a $350 million endowment, Schwarzman Scholars will be the single largest philanthropic effort ever undertaken in China by largely international donors. The extraordinary students selected to become Schwarzman Scholars will receive a comprehensive scholarship.

University of Stuttgart Fully-funded Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries

Application Deadline: 15th July

If you are a student from a developing country interested in studying at the University of Stuttgart, you should take a look at two of its master’s programmes which are fully funded by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Beit Trust Masters Scholarship for African Students

Application Deadline: 31st May

Every year Beit Trust postgraduate (except an MBA and PhD) scholarship for students from Malawi, Zambia or Zimbabwe to study in choice universities in UK or South Africa.

University of Pretoria Scholarships for Masters in Human Rights and Democratization in Africa 

Application Deadline: 31st July

The LLM/MPhil in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa is a unique programme to which 25 to 30 individuals from African countries with the following degrees and preferably experience in the field of human rights are admitted:

Allan & Nesta Ferguson Masters Scholarships at University of Sheffield for Developing Countries 

Application Deadline: 25th May

Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust will offer 12 scholarships (over 3 years) to international students from developing countries to study for Masters Scholarships at University of Sheffield.

OPEC/OFID Scholarships for Students Developing Countries 

Application Deadline: 4th May

 The OPEC Fund for International Development – OFID Scholarship Award is open for qualified applicants who have obtained or are on the verge of completing their undergraduate degree and who wish to study for a Master’s degree, to win up to $50,0000.

Civil Society Leadership Awards (CSLA) Fully-Funded Masters Degree Scholarship for Developing Countries

Application Deadline: 15th May

The Civil Society Leadership Awards (CSLA) provide fully funded master’s degree study to individuals who clearly demonstrate academic and professional excellence and a deep commitment to leading positive social change in their communities.

Mo Ibrahim Foundation Fully-funded Masters Scholarship for African Students at University of Birmingham 

Application Deadline: 20th May

The International Development Department is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity to undertake the MSc in International Development (Governance and State-building) with a full scholarship.

Miles Morland Foundation African Scholarship at University of East Anglia

Application Deadline: 15th May

The Miles Morland Foundation African Scholarship is awarded to a Postgraduate student within the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing to enable them to study on the MA Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) course.

Cranfield Sub-Saharan Africa Merit Scholarships for Masters Students 

Application Deadline: 25th May

Cranfield University is delighted to launch the Cranfield Sub-Saharan Africa Merit Scholarships worth £4,000 each towards tuition fees.

For Doctorate

SA-GER-CDR Masters & PhD Scholarships + Internships for African Students (Fully-funded to study in South Africa and Germany)

For applicants from Sub-Saharan African countries with an excellent academic record, the DRD – Institute of Development Research and Development offers DAAD merit scholarships per year.

Oxford-CSAE Short-term Fellowships for African Students (Fully-funded to University of Oxford) 

Application Deadline: 27th May

The Centre for the Study of African Economies at the University of Oxford is inviting applications for the oxford-CSAE fellowships for all African citizens.

IDRC Research Awards for Students from Canada and Developing Countries

Application Deadline: 30th May

The International  Development Research Centre (IDRC) is offering research opportunities to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing a master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university OR who have completed a master’s or a doctoral degree.

Postgraduate Scholarships in Land Governance for African Students at KNUST, Ghana

Application Deadline: 31st May

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has advertised a series of master’s and doctoral scholarships for students working on topics related to planning and land governance.

Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) Fully-funded PhD Scholarships for International Students

Application Deadline: 1st June

Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) Scholarship for international applicants seeking admission to pursue a full-time PhD programme at NTU.

University of Oslo PhD Research Fellow in Social Anthropology: Universal Health Coverage and the Public Good in Africa

Application Deadline: 30th April

The Institute of Health and Society and the Department of Social anthropology, University of Oslo (UiO), invites applications for a fully-funded 3-year PhD fellowship in Social Anthropology.

DAAD Postdoctoral Fellowship at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)

Application Deadline: 30th April

The purpose of the programme is to provide opportunities to post-doctoral mathematicians under the guidance of AIMS.

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