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20+ Scholarships for African Students that will close in May 2021. Apply Now

Every mid month, After School Africa publishes your favourite scholarships and their deadlines. These dates are usually in the month after the next, to give you time to prepare.

So, the following below are 2021/2022 May scholarships for students from Africa and other Developing Countries that You can apply for, before they close. Some of these scholarships are also offered for international students generally.

There’s something for everyone so don’t forget to share with friends. GOODLUCK!

MasterCard Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST) Scholarships for African Students

Application Deadline: 31st May

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Ghana is offering MasterCard Foundation Scholarships for Ghanaian and African students.

Rotary Peace Fully-Funded Fellowships for Masters and Professional Programs

Application Deadline: 15th May 

Rotary International offers the fully funded Rotary Peace Fellowship for Masters Degree and Professional Development Certificate for young professionals around the world.

Mastercard Foundation University of Gondar Graduate Scholarships for African Students – Ethiopia

Application Deadline: 31st May

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) at the University of Gondar awards a total of 160 graduate scholarships in the coming eight years..

Miles Morland Foundation African Scholarship at University of East Anglia, UK

Application Deadline: 14th May

The Miles Morland Foundation African Scholarship is awarded to a Postgraduate student within the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing to enable them to study on the MA Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) course.

US Government TechWomen Program for Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Fields

Application Deadline: 5th May

The TechWomen initiative will identify 100 women in STEM fields from countries in Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Middle East to participate in the 2021 program.

NORPART Call for Applications – Funding between Norway and Developing Countries

Application Deadline: 27th May 

The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU) is pleased to issue this call for applications for funding of long-term projects between higher education institutions in Norway and selected developing countries under the Norwegian Partnership Programme for Global Academic Cooperation (NORPART).

Humber College Scholarships for International Students – Canada

Application Deadline: 30th May

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

Junior Faculty Forum for International Law – University of Pretoria

Application Deadline: 7th May

The Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law is delighted to announce that the tenth Forum will be hosted by the South African Research Chair on International Constitutional Law in collaboration with the Institute for Comparative and International Law in Africa of the University of Pretoria.

Global Voices Scholarship Program for African Students – University of East Anglia

Application Deadline: 14th May

Applications are now open for the Global Voices Scholarship Program 2021 for African Students at the University of East Anglia

University of Nottingham Africa Postgraduate Excellence Award for African Students

Application Deadline: 21st May

The University of Nottingham is offering Africa Postgraduate Excellence Award towards full-time masters tuition fees for high-achieving international students who live in Africa.

University of Reading African Real Estate Society (AfRES) Scholarship for African Students 

Application Deadline: 1st May

University of Reading through the African Real Estate Society (AfRES) is offering one full fee waiver to an African student for one of the  Real Estate & Planning postgraduate programmes.

Bonn SDG Fellowships for Developing Countries

 Invitation of scholars preferably from Africa, Latin America, and South/ East) Asia for research on Sustainable Development Goals-related topics (for periods of 3–12 months). Application Deadline: 31st May 

Make Our Planet Great Again (MOPGA) Visiting Fellowship Program for Young Researchers

Application Deadline: 3rd May

The Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE) in partnership with the Ministry of Higher Education for Research and Innovation (MESRI) have launched a visiting fellowship program to welcome young researchers wishing to carry out their research in France as part of a “One Health” approach.

African Graduate Scholarships at University College London (UCL) for African Students – UK

Application Deadline: 3rd May 

Applications for the African Graduate Scholarships for the academic year are now open for African Students to study at University College London UK. 

Developing Solutions Full Masters Scholarships for African Students – University of Nottingham, UK

Application Deadline: 21st May

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.

Fulbright Foreign Scholarships in USA for 4,000 Students (Masters & PhD)

Application Deadline: varies per country, however on a general note, it usually ends in May.

Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarships Program for Masters, PhD and non-degree postgraduate studies to study at USA Universities. Scholarship is open for approximately 4,000 international students of more than 155 countries worldwide.

Nottingham University China Global Full Scholarships for International Students

Application Deadline: 31st May 

The Nottingham University China campus offers FULL scholarships for international students which aim to reward excellence and promote diversity among the student body.

University of East Anglia (UEA) Sonny Mehta Scholarship for Writers in North Africa

Application Deadline: 14th May

​​The Sonny Mehta Scholarship for Writers will support a talented writer from the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East or North Africa to enable them to undertake study in our prestigious department of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at UEA. 

ICTP Master of Advanced Studies in Medical Physics Scholarships for Developing Countries

Application Deadline: 16th May 

The ICTP Master of Advanced Studies in Medical Physics Scholarships are available for candidates from developing countries.

AHRI/UCL PhD Studentship for Students in South Africa

Application Deadline: 28th May 

Applications are open for the Africa Health Research Institute/UCL PhD Studentship.

Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year – Call for Applications

Application Deadline: 31st May

This year’s Photographer of the Year is open for entries from 1 January and entries may be submitted from January to May.

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