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Scholarships for Africa/Developing Countries, with Application Deadlines in September 2017


The deadlines for the following international scholarship opportunities for African and developing countries are approaching. Below is a list of scholarships with application deadline in September 2017.

Czech Government Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries – Undergraduate, Masters and Doctorate

The Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport offers five scholarships for developing countries. Applications for these scholarships are open to all students from developing countries and/or countries going through a process of political and economic transition.


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Schwarzman Scholars Fully-funded Masters Scholarship for International Students – China

The $450 million Schwarzman Scholars program will support up to 200 scholars annually from the U.S., China and around the world for a one-year Master’s Degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of China’s most prestigious universities and an indispensable base for the country’s scientific and technological research.

University of Essex Africa Scholarship Program for Masters Studies

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.

Margaret McNamara Educational Grants (MMEG) for African Women – South Africa

Margaret McNamara Education grants are awarded to women from developing and middle-income countries who, upon obtainment of their degree, intend to return to or remain in their countries, or other developing countries, and work to improve the lives of women and/or children.

OWSD Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in Developing Countries

Launched by The Elsevier Foundation, TWAS and OWSD, the Awards reward and encourage women working and living in developing countries in the early stages of their scientific careers. Awardees must have made a demonstrable impact on the research environment both at a regional and international level

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.

Austrian Government Scholarships for International Students (Undergraduate, Masters & PhD Research Grant)

Applications are accepted for the Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria for grants and research promotion for Undergraduate, Masters & PhD students. Scholarships are also awarded for research periods at scientific research institutions in Austria (e.g. universities, Austrian Academy of Sciences, National Library, National Archive).

University of Dundee School of Medicine Postgraduate Scholarship for International Students

 The University of Dundee Scholarship is available to self-funded overseas PhD students, on a first come basis. The 50% fee reduction would be on the basic tuition fee, currently £15,950 per year. Students should be made aware that there may be other costs related to the running of their PhD project.

West African Research Association (WARA) Travel Grant Fellowship 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.

Austrian Government OeAD Ernst Mach Follow-up Grants for Developing Countries 

Applications are open to postdocs who are pursuing research or teaching at a higher education institution/university in a Non-European developing country and who were in receipt of a grant in Austria which was administered by the OeAD-GmbH (formerly ÖAD).

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Skoll Scholarships at Said Business School for International Students  – UK

The Skoll Scholarship is a competitive scholarship for incoming MBA students who pursue entrepreneurial solutions for urgent social and environmental challenges. The Scholarship provides funding and exclusive opportunities to meet with world-renowned entrepreneurs, thought-leaders and investors. Once selected, these students are known as Skoll Skollars.

Study in Canada: University of Laval Masters Scholarship for African and European Students

The purpose of this program is to promote academic excellence by offering scholarships to foreign students who are citizens of an African or European country (other than France*) and are admitted to a master’s program at Université Laval.

Call for Entries: Etisalat Prize for Literature (£15,000 and Other Prizes)

 The Etisalat Prize for Literature celebrates new writers of African citizenship whose first fiction book (over 30,000 words) was published in the last twenty four (24) months. For the purposes of this definition, first book means first printed production in book form of any type or genre.

United Nations University – WIDER PhD Internships for International Students – Finland

The UNU-WIDER PhD Internship gives gives registered doctoral students an opportunity to utilize the resources and facilities at UNU-WIDER for their PhD dissertation or thesis research, and to work with UNU-WIDER researchers in areas of mutual interest.

IMD offers several MBA Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries

The International Institute for Management Development (IMD) business school Switzerland offers the following Merit and Need-based MBA Scholarships for students from developing countries.

  • Nestle Scholarship for Women (Need-Based)
  • Van Oord MBA Scholarship (Need-Based)
  • IMD MBA Future Leaders Scholarships (Merit-Based)
  • Jim Ellert Scholarship(Need-Based)
  • IMD Social Responsibility Scholarship(Need-Based)

Princeton Arts Fellowships for Early-Career Artist(e)s

Princeton Arts Fellowships, funded in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will be awarded to international artists whose achievements have been recognized as demonstrating extraordinary promise in any area of artistic practice and teaching.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program at Stanford University for High-Achieving Students

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program will annually identify a group of 100 high-achieving students from around the world with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment to receive full funding to pursue a wide-ranging graduate education at Stanford, with the goal of developing a new generation of global leaders. The Knight-Hennessy Scholars is the largest fully endowed scholars program in the world.

Switzerland- Nestle MBA Scholarships for Women in Developing Countries

The Nestlé Scholarship for Women was first awarded in 1997 and was initiated by a group of IMD- Switzerland- MBA (Masters in Business Administration) participants who desired to encourage women to take the MBA courses. Preference are given to women from developing countries including but not limited to African female Students.
CHF 25,000 in scholarship award will be given to the female scholarship winner(s).

The United Nations – The Nippon Foundation of Japan Fellowship Program for Developing Countries.

On 22 April 2004, the United Nations and The Nippon Foundation of Japan concluded a trust fund project agreement to provide capacity-building.

Doctoral Scholarship Program for Engineering foreign students at KUT, Japan

The Kochi University of Technology (KUT) Special Scholarship Program (SSP) on research projects in the field of Engineering for International Doctoral applicants, Japan.

Microsoft Research PhD Scholarships Programme at Cambridge University, UK

Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship Programme in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) on Computational Science ,Computer-Mediated Living , Constraint Reasoning , Machine Learning and Perception , Online Services and

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See Also Scholarships with application deadlines in August and in October 2017

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