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These 30+ Scholarships for Africans will Close by March 2019. Apply Now

The following top scholarship programmes are currently open for African students each with closing dates in March 2019. View other scholarships with March deadlines in your favorite Scholarship Website’s archives.

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

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Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme for Study in UK Universities

The CSC is offering the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme for Masters Students from Commonwealth Countries to study in UK Universities.

Application Deadline: 14th 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

RUFORUM MasterCard Undergraduate & Masters Scholarships for African Students

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is partnering with the MasterCard Foundation, Gulu University, and Egerton University to enhance the application of science, technology, business, and innovation for rural agriculture.

Application Deadline: 31st March

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)

Government of Hungary Scholarship Program for Christian Young People (Opening soon)

The Hungarian Deputy State Secretariat for the Aid of Persecuted Christians through the Tempus Public Foundation are offering scholarships available for bachelor, master and one-tier master programmes.

Application Deadline: 20th March (Not open)

Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) Fellowship Programme for Member Countries

Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has opened applications for its Fellowship program for typically PhD students, researchers and professors.

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

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

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

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:24th 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: 31st 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

Chinese Government Scholarship—Chinese University Program for International Students

The Chinese Government through USTC is offering graduate scholarship program for international students to study at University of Science and Technology of China. Scholarships are available for pursuing graduate program.

Application Deadline: 15th 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: 1st 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

West African Research Association (WARA) Travel Grants for African Scholars

The WARC Travel Grant program promotes intra-African cooperation and exchange among researchers and institutions by providing support to African scholars and graduate students for research visits to other institutions on the continent

Application Deadline: 15th 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

Belgium: Ghent University Full-fee Doctoral Scholarships for Developing Countries

With support from its “Special Research Fund” (BOF), Ghent University wishes to support university research groups or research centres in developing countries in their aim to grow into excellent research centres by upgrading local academic personnel. Therefore Ghent University grants PhD scholarships to promising PhD students from developing countries who wish to carry out half of their PhD research at Ghent University and half in a university in a developing country.

Application Deadline: 4th March

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: 14th March

French Embassy Fully-funded Masters and PhD Scholarship Programme for African Students

Launched in 2010, the French Embassy Masters and PhD scholarship programmes form part of the commitment between France and South Africa to establish fruitful partnerships between their universities while building a vast network of academic and professional contacts.

Application Deadline: 15th 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: 16th March

Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) – TWAS President’s PhD Fellowship Programme – China

According to an agreement between the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) for the advancement of science in developing countries, up to 200 students/scholars from all over the world will be sponsored to study in China for doctoral degrees for up to 4 years.

Application Deadline: 31st March

Open Society’s Civil Society Scholar Awards for Doctoral Research Students and Faculties

The Civil Society Scholar Awards (CSSA) support international academic mobility to enable doctoral students and university faculty to access resources that enrich socially engaged research and critical scholarship in their home country or region.

Application Deadline: 29th 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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