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List of Scholarships for African Students that will close by December 2020. Apply Now

The following top scholarship programmes are currently open for African students with varying closing dates in December 2020. View other scholarships with December deadlines here. More scholarships will be added to this list in coming days.

University of British Columbia MasterCard Foundation Scholarships for African Students

The University of British Columbia, Canada partners with the MasterCard foundation Scholars Programme to grant $25M Scholarships to African students.

Application Deadline: Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Application: 11th December 

Cambridge Africa PhD Scholarships for Students in sub-Saharan African Countries

Outstanding applicants from sub-Saharan African countries can apply for this Scholarship to study for PhDs at the University of Cambridge.

Application Deadline: 5th December

Open Doors: Russian Scholarship Project for International Master’s & PhD Students (Apply to study in Russia)

Open Doors: Russian Scholarship Project is your chance for early admission to a tuition-free Master’s & PhD  at one of the leading universities in Russia.

Application Deadline: 10th December

Sciences Po Mastercard Foundation Scholars Programme

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Sciences Po aims to support 120 talented African students through their studies.

Application Deadline: 5th December

TU Delft Fully-funded Excellence Scholarships for International Masters Students

The Delft University of Technology offers a number of excellence scholarship programs for international students.

Application Deadline: 1st December

DAAD University of Hohenheim AgEcon Scholarships for Developing Countries

A limited number of AgEcon scholarships are available for outstanding candidates from developing countries.

Application Deadline: 1st December

Donald A. Wehrung International Student Award at University of British Columbia – Canada (Opening soon)

This award recognizes outstanding international undergraduate students from impoverished or war-torn areas who have achieved academic excellence under difficult circumstances, and who would be unable to attend university without financial assistance.

Application Deadline: 1st December

Gates Cambridge Scholarships (Fully-funded Masters & PhD) for International Students

Gates Cambridge Trust offers full fee postgraduate (Masters and PhD) Gates Cambridge Scholarships for outstanding International students to study any course at the University of Cambridge, UK.

Application Deadline: 3rd December

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Scholarships

The Erasmus Mundus Joint Scholarships, funded by the European Union, are exclusively awarded to students coming from both EU and non-EU countries that have been selected to attend one of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Programmes at Masters level.

Application Deadline: Varying

Yenching Academy Masters Fellowships (Fully-funded) for International Students 

The Yenching Academy is a fully-funded residential program offering a wide array of interdisciplinary courses on China within the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Application Deadline: 6th December

University of British Columbia International Leader of Tomorrow (ILOT) Undergraduate Scholarships  (Opening soon)

The University of British Columbia- UBC- Canada is offering need-based International Leader of Tomorrow (ILOT) Scholarships Award for Undergraduate Students.

Application Deadline: 1st December

Schlumberger Cambridge Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries

The University of Cambridge, UK, in collaboration with Schlumberger Cambridge Research Limited offer scholarships intended for students from developing countries including but not limited to Students from Nigeria and other African Students who are pursuing courses of research leading to the degree of PhD.

Application Deadline: 3rd December

University of Cambridge Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships for International Students

The University of Cambridge has opened application window for all scholarships that require you to apply to the University of Cambridge via the normal online application form, and most scholarships that require you to apply by the relevant deadline.

Application Deadline: 3rd December

Harvard Kennedy School Dubin Masters Fellowship for Emerging Leaders

Dubin Fellows are entering master’s degree students at Harvard Kennedy School who have demonstrated strong character, academic excellence, the ability to thrive and lead in the face of adversity, and a commitment to making a transformative impact on the communities they serve.

Application Deadline: 8th December

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme for International Students

The Fellowship provides an annual stipend of HK$240,000 (approximately US$30,000) and a conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$10,000 (approximately US$1,300) per year to each awardee for a period of up to three years.

Application Deadline: 2nd December

TWAS-UNESCO Associateship Scheme for Researchers from Developing Countries

In collaboration with UNESCO and a number of centres of excellence in the South, TWAS has instituted a Joint Associateship Scheme to enable competent researchers from the South to visit these centres regularly. An associate is appointed for three years during which he/she can visit a Centre twice for research collaboration.

Application Deadline: 1st December

American University Emerging Global Leader Scholarship for International Students (AU EGLS)

American University offers  fully-funded AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship (AU EGLS) annually to exceptional International Undergraduate Students every year.

Application Deadline: 15th December

McGill University Canada – MasterCard Foundation Scholarships for African Students

The McGill University, Canada is partnering with the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program to offer undergraduate Scholarships for African students.

Application Deadline: December (most programs)

Eric Bleumink Funds for Developing Countries at University of Groningen

The University of Groningen is offering research grants to students from developing countries wishing to undertake their masters programme in Holland.

Application Deadline: 1st December

PEO International Peace Scholarships for Women to Study in USA and Canada

The PEO International Peace Scholarship Fund is a programme of Women helping women reach for the stars. The PEO International fund will provide scholarships for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the United States and Canada.

Application Deadline: 15th December

Canadian University Dubai Undergraduate Scholarships for International Students

Canadian University Dubai Scholarships are awarded to international Undergraduate students based on the student’s academic performance.

Application Deadline: 20th December

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