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List of Scholarships for African Students that will Close in August 2021

From students to young entrepreneurs, various scholarships and awards exist for African scholars every year.

Below is a list of scholarships with application deadlines in the month of August 2021.

Rhodes Trust Scholarships for African Students to Study at University of Oxford, UK

Application Deadlines: East Africa/Kenya/Zimbabwe: 31st August. Southern Africa: 15th August.

The Rhodes Trust offers Rhodes Trust Scholarships Postgraduate Scholarship Program for international students globally including Africans, to study at University of Oxford (See country list below).

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100 Rhodes Trust Global Scholarships for International Students at University of Oxford

Application Deadline: 2nd August

Each year, the Rhodes scholarship is offered to Rhodes Scholars selected worldwide  to study for postgraduate degree at university of Oxford.

200 METI Government of Japan Internships for Developing Countries (Fully-funded + 4,000 yen per day)

The METI Government of Japan Internship Program is seeking 200 young nationals from developing countries for 3 months internship in Japan.

Application Deadline: late August

African Leadership Academy Pre-University Program for Undergraduate African Students – South Africa

African Leadership Academy, South Africa offers scholarships for its 2-year Pre-University Program on Entrepreneurial Leadership and African Studies

Application Deadline: 31st August

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DAAD Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience (PRIME) for Research in Germany

Are you a highly qualified postdoc? Could you well imagine working in Germany? But you would also like to spend a period of time pursuing research in another? Then apply for a place on the “Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience“ (P.R.I.M.E) programme.

Application Deadline: 31st August

AfDB Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Fully-funded Programme for African Students to Study in Japanese Universities

The Japan Africa Dream Scholarship Programme is open to applicants from AfDB member countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts.

Application Deadline: 31st August

African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) PhD Fellowships for African Students

AERC wishes to announce the Ph.D. scholarships for applicants from Francophone and Anglophone sub-Saharan African countries admitted into any of the following AERC Collaborative PhD Programme (CPP) in Economics degree-awarding universities below

Application Deadline: 31st August

Wits-TUB-UNILAG Urban Lab PhD Scholarship Programme in urban studies

Scholarships are on offer to South Africans and other African nationals for the Wits-TUB-UNILAG Urban Lab PhD programme in urban studies.

Application Deadline: 31st August

Flinders University Australian Government Research Training Programme (AGRTP) for International Students

Flinders University, Australia is offering Flinders Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) formerly Flinders International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (FIPRS) for Master’s and Doctoral studies.

Application Dates: 6th August 

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Merck Research Grants Program for Innovative Research

In 2021, we are offering a series of research grants to stimulate innovative research in challenging areas of future importance.  

 Application Deadline: 31st August

Harry Frank Guggenheim Distinguished Scholar Awards for International Researchers

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Distinguished Scholar Awards (formerly the Harry Frank Guggenheim Research Grants) recognize leading researchers proposing to make a significant contribution to illuminating an issue of violence.

Application Deadline: 1st August 

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