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Top Scholarships for African Students that will close in September 2019. Apply Now


The deadlines for the following scholarships for African and developing countries are fast approaching. Below is a list of scholarships with application deadline in September 2019 .

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

Application Deadline: 26th September

The $450 million Schwarzman Scholars programme will support up to 200 scholars annually from the U.S., China and around the world for a one-year Master’s Degree programme at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

95 Rhodes Trust Scholarships for African/International Students to Study at University of Oxford

Application Deadline for West Africa only: 30th September

The Rhodes Trust offers Postgraduate Scholarship Programme for international students from select countries including Africans, to study at University of Oxford (See country list in link).

University of Pretoria Doctoral Commonwealth Scholarships

The call for the University of Pretoria Doctoral Commonwealth Scholarships for incoming students who wish to study at the University of Pretoria is open.

Government of Canada Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

Application Deadline: 18th September

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the country’s economic, social and research-based growth.

University of Laval Masters Scholarships for African and European Students

Application Deadline: 15th September

The University of Laval Canada is offering Scholarships for international students from African and European Countries to study for Masters degree.

KU Postgraduate Scholarships for International Students

Application Deadline: 1st September

The Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt in south Germany is offering academically qualified international students in need a scholarship in order to promote internationalisation at the university.

Humber College Scholarships for International Students

Application Deadline: 27th September

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

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

Application Deadline: 30th September (Annual: opening soon)

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.

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

Application Deadline: 14th September (Opening soon)

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.

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

Application Deadline: 13th September

The United Nations and The Nippon Foundation of Japan through a trust fund project agreement to provide capacity-building offers the Fellowship Programme for Developing Countries.

University of Essex Africa Scholarship Programme for Masters Studies

Application Deadline: 13th 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.

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

Application Deadline: 14th September

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.

Heinrich Boll Foundation Scholarships for International Students, Germany – undergraduate, Masters & PhD

Application Deadline: 1st September (opening soon)

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.

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

Application Deadline: 15th September (opening soon)

The WARC Travel Grant programme 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.

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IMD offers several MBA Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries

Application Deadline: 30th September

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

Application Deadline: 17th September

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.

Commonwealth Government University of Newcastle Scholarships for Masters & PhD Students

Application Deadline: 1st September

The University of Newcastle Australia is offering university and Commonwealth government scholarships for Research Masters & PhD degree for international students.

Switzerland- Nestle MBA Scholarships for Women in Developing Countries

Application Deadline: 30th September

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).

Doctoral Scholarship Programme for Engineering foreign students at KUT, Japan

Application Deadline: 13th September

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

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See Also Scholarships with application deadlines in August and October 2019

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