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30+ Undergraduate, Masters & PhD Scholarships for African Students that will Close March 2020. Apply Now


EVERY mid-month, AfterSchoolAfrica compiles some of the best international scholarships with deadlines two months ahead so you can (and should!) be well prepared to apply for any scholarship. 

So below are top scholarships that are now open for African students. All the scholarships are closing at different dates in March 2020.

See other scholarships with March deadlines.


VLIR-UOS Masters Scholarships (ICP) by Belgium Government for Developing Countries

VLIR-UOS offers full Masters Scholarships in Belgium for students from Developing countries – half of this scholarship will be offered to African students and preference will be given for Women.

Application Deadline: March

Apply for Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme – $100 million to create 10,000 African Entrepreneurs in 10 Years

Nigerian billionaire investor and philanthropist Tony Elumelu has committed $100 million to create 10,000 entrepreneurs across Africa over the next 10 years.

Application Deadline: 1st March

SheTrades Scholarship Program for Women in Developing Countries – IE Business School, Spain

IE Foundation, IE School of Global and Public Affairs and the International Trade Centre (ITC) have launched a new scholarship program that will empower women working in trade and business expansion in developing countries.

Application Deadline: March 2020 

New Zealand Development Scholarships for African Students (Opening soon)

 New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS) give candidates from selected developing countries an opportunity to gain knowledge and skills through study in specific subject areas which will assist in the development of their home country.

Application Deadline: 14th March (annual)

Wells Mountain Education Scholarship Program for Undergraduate Students in Developing Countries

Wells Mountain Foundation offers the Empowerment through Education Scholarship Program for secondary school leavers to study for Bachelors degree in Developing Countries.

Application Deadline: 1st March

Norway: BI Presidential Scholarships for International Masters Students (Fully-funded)

The BI Presidential Scholarships are open to Norwegian and international applicants.

Application Deadline: 1st March 

Norway: BI Undergraduate Scholarships for International Students

The BI Presidential Scholarships are open to Norwegian and international applicants.

Application Deadline: 1st March

Cincinnati Law Masters Scholarship Program for Students from Developing Countries

Cincinnati Law offers merit-based scholarships to highly qualified LLM candidates. Scholarships are also provided to students from underrepresented regions and countries.

Application Deadline: 15th March

World Citizen Talent Scholarship for International Students

Each year, 54 (one-time) scholarships each worth EUR 5,000 are available to prospective bachelor’s or master’s degree students. The Hague University of Applied Sciences is seeking young, intelligent, talented and ambitious people who view themselves as citizens of the world.

Application Deadline: 31st March

Aga Khan Foundation Scholarship for Developing Countries (Masters & PhD)

The Aga Khan Foundation provides scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from select developing countries. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan.

Application Deadline: 31st March

Canada: Quest University Presidential Scholarships for International Undergraduate Students

All students, regardless of their country of origin, are eligible to apply for scholarships and/or financial aid.

Application Deadline: 1st March

Sustainable Energy Development Scholarship Program for Developing Countries (US$ 23,000/year)

Masters Scholarship in Sustainable Energy Development for Students from Developing Countries by the Education for Sustainable Energy Development [ESED] to be taken in any University around the world

Application Deadline: 8th March

Developing Solutions Masters Scholarships for African Countries – University of Nottingham (opening soon)

Do you want to make a difference in the development of your home country? University of Nottingham is proud to be offering full tuition fee scholarships in conjunction with Developing Solutions Scholarship Scheme.

Application Deadline: 22nd March

Romanian Government Scholarships for International Students

The Romanian Government through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs offers Scholarships  to foreign citizens to study for Undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral Degrees.

Application Deadline: 15th March

American University of Beirut MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program for Sub-Saharan African Students

American University of Beirut MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program are running Masters Scholarships for students in Sub-saharan Africa.

Application Deadline: 18th March

University College Dublin (UCD) Global Excellence Masters Scholarships for sub-Saharan African Students

The Scholarship Program is funded by UCD International and aims to attract excellent candidates to the UCD’s graduate programs and encourage early application.

Application Deadline: 31st March

FIG Foundation Academic Research Grants for Researchers from Developing Countries

The FIG Foundation will be providing research grants of up to 40,000 euros spread over four years. The grants are aimed at emerging researchers on the threshold of their research career.

Application Deadline: 31st March

Johnson & Johnson Global Mental Health Scholarships for Developing Countries – UK

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is offering up to four Johnson & Johnson Global Mental Health Scholarships to students accepted onto the MSc Global Mental Health programme.

Application Deadline: 22nd March

Jeroen Ensink Memorial Fund Masters Scholarships for Developing Countries

The Jeroen Ensink Memorial scholarship is offered to students from sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia who are committed to improving public health in developing countries and wish to undertake the MSc Public Health for Development course.

Application Deadline: 29th March

African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Master’s & Co-operative Master’s Program (Fully-funded) for African Students

AIMS is pleased to open applications for the Master’s & Co-operative Master’s Program at five centres of excellence for the 2019/2020 Academic year.

Application Deadline: 31st March

Danish Government Cultural Agreement Scholarships for International Students

The Danish Government Scholarships under the Cultural Agreements are aimed at highly qualified exchange students wishing to immerse themselves in studies of the Danish language and culture or other fields of study related to Denmark.

Application Deadline: 2nd March

JAUW International Fellowship Programme for Women Leaders. Fully-funded to Japan

The Japanese Association of University Women (JAUW) International Fellowship Programme offers Fellowships to Women from any part of the world to carry out research or advance study in Japan.

Application Deadline: 31st March

Korean Government Scholarships for 170 Bachelors, 800 Masters & PhD for Developing Countries (Opening soon)

The Korean Government is offering Bachelors, Masters and PhD Scholarships for International Students to study at various Korean Universities and Higher Institutions. The graduate application program will open in February and close by March. Specific dates will be published soon.

Application Deadline: March 2019

KU Leuven PhD Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries

KU Leuven promoters can apply for a 4 year PhD project for a candidate from a developing country who wishes to obtain a doctorate at KU Leuven.

Application Deadline: 12th March

Mo Ibrahim Foundation University of London PhD Scholarships for African Students

The Centre of African Studies, School of African Studies(SOAS) University of London offers 2 PhDs to African nationals as part of the Governance for Development in Africa Initiative funded by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

Application Deadline: 31st March

1,000 Heinrich Boll Foundation Scholarships for International Students, Germany – Undergraduate, Masters  & PhD

The Heinrich Böll Foundation grants scholarships to approximately 1,000 undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students of all subjects and nationalities per year, who are pursuing their degree at universities, universities of applied sciences (‘Fachhochschulen’), or universities of the arts (‘Kunsthochschulen’) in Germany.

Application Deadline: 1st March

Italy: Cattolica Africa Scholarship Program for African Masters Students

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, as part of its mission to foster relationships with developing countries, has developed a special program for students from the African continent. This program will enable students to study for undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs taught in English at UCSC’s Milan, Piacenza and Cremona campuses.

Application Deadline: 15th March

University of Geneva Excellence Masters Fellowships for International Students

 The Faculty of science of the University of Geneva in collaboration with several sponsors, has established an Excellence Fellowship Program to support outstanding and highly motivated candidates who intend to pursue a Master of Science in any of the disciplines covered by the Faculty.

 Application Deadline: 15th March

Higher Education Scholarships in Taiwan for Undergraduate, Masters and PhD International Students 

Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (Taiwan ICDF) offers Higher Education Scholarship Program for international students to study for Undergraduate (4 years), Masters (2 years) and PhD (4 years) Degrees at renowned partner universities in Taiwan.

Application Deadline: 15th March

Kochi University of Technology (KUT) Doctoral Scholarships for International Engineering Students – Japan

The Special Scholarship Program (SSP) was established in 2003 in order to support the advanced research of the university by enlisting the help of highly capable doctoral students especially students from foreign countries.

Application Deadline: 13th March

Margaret Sanders AISA Scholarship For Young African Women

AISA is proud to offer the Margaret Sanders AISA Scholarship for Girls. This annual Scholarship may be offered to more than one student per year, funds permitting.

Application Deadline: 1st March


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