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These Prestigious Scholarships and Opportunities for Africans will Close Application by March 2018. Apply Now


The following top scholarship programmes are currently open for African students with varying closing dates in March 2018. View other scholarships with March deadlines in your archives.

Please note that for university scholarships, participation requires that you already have or in the process to gain admission to corresponding or participating university(ies) for 2018/2019 academic year.

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Apply for Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme – $100 million to create 10,000 African Entrepreneurs in 10 Years

Nigerian billionaire investor and philanthropist Tony Elumelu has committed $100 million to create 10,000 entrepreneurs across Africa over the next 10 years. TEEP, a Pan-African entrepreneurship initiative of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, is a multi-year programme of training, funding, and mentoring, designed to empower the next generation of African entrepreneurs.

Application Deadline: 1st March

ACU Commonwealth Masters Scholarships for Study in Low and Middle Income Countries

ACU Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships allow successful applicants to benefit from the expertise provided by universities in low and middle income countries around the Commonwealth. They are majorly funded by the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP).

Application Deadline: 11th March

RUFORUM MasterCard Undergraduate & Masters Scholarships for African Students

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is partnering with the MasterCard Foundation, Gulu University, and Egerton University to enhance the application of science, technology, business, and innovation for rural agriculture.

Application Deadline: 31st March

New Zealand Development Scholarships for African Students 

 New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS) give candidates from selected developing countries an opportunity to gain knowledge and skills through study in specific subject areas which will assist in the development of their home country.

Application Deadline: 14th March

Danish Government Cultural Agreement Scholarships for International Students

The Danish Government Scholarships under the Cultural Agreements are aimed at highly qualified exchange students wishing to immerse themselves in studies of the Danish language and culture or other fields of study related to Denmark.

Application Deadline: 1st March

JAUW International Fellowship Programme for Women Leaders. Fully-funded to Japan

The Japanese Association of University Women (JAUW) International Fellowship Programme offers Fellowships to Women from any part of the world to carry out research or advance study in Japan.

Application Deadline: 31st March

MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program at Ashesi University College

Through a $13 million partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, Ashesi University College will be awarding significant financial support to qualified undergraduate students who need such assistance to pursue bachelors degree.

Application Deadline: 29th March

School of International Development Masters Scholarship for International Students – University of East Anglia

The University of East Anglia through the School of International Development, is seeking to offer full-fee scholarships to international students towards a Masters Degree program for the 2017/2018 session.

Application Deadline: 31st March

Austrian Government Scholarships for International Students

The award has been financed by funds of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) and the EU for international PhD or Post Doctoral scholars who desire to undertake research in science. The award aims to to promote scientific secondary growth, promote scientific cooperation and build a sustainable network of academics with relation to Austria.

Application Deadline: 1st March

West African Research Association (WARA) Travel Grants 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

Application Deadline: 15th March

Korean Government Scholarships for 170 Bachelors, 800 Masters & PhD for Developing Countries

The Korean Government is offering Bachelors, Masters and PhD Scholarships for International Students to study at various Korean Universities and Higher Institutions. The graduate application program will open in February and close by March. Specific dates will be published soon.

Application Deadline: March 2018

Belgium: Ghent University Full-fee Doctoral Scholarships for Developing Countries

With support from its “Special Research Fund” (BOF), Ghent University wishes to support university research groups or research centres in developing countries in their aim to grow into excellent research centres by upgrading local academic personnel. Therefore Ghent University grants PhD scholarships to promising PhD students from developing countries who wish to carry out half of their PhD research at Ghent University and half in a university in a developing country.

Application Deadline: 6th March

International Masters in Rural Development (IMRD) Scholarship – Erasmus Mundus

Being an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree, the IMRD programmes is entitled to – each academic year – award a limited number of Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) Student scholarships to promising nationals of Erasmus+ Partner Countries. The aim of these scholarships is for these promising students to finance their participation to the IMRD programme.

Application Deadline: 1st March

French Embassy Fully-funded Masters and PhD Scholarship Programme for African Students

Launched in 2010, the French Embassy Masters and PhD scholarship programmes form part of the commitment between France and South Africa to establish fruitful partnerships between their universities while building a vast network of academic and professional contacts.

Application Deadline: 20th March

1,000 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.

Application Deadline: 1st March

Italy: Cattolica Africa Scholarship Program for African Masters Students

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, as part of its mission to foster relationships with developing countries, has developed a special program for students from the African continent. This program will enable students to study for undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs taught in English at UCSC’s Milan, Piacenza and Cremona campuses.

Application Deadline: 15th March

University of Geneva Excellence Masters Fellowships for International Students

 The Faculty of science of the University of Geneva in collaboration with several sponsors, has established an Excellence Fellowship Program to support outstanding and highly motivated candidates who intend to pursue a Master of Science in any of the disciplines covered by the Faculty.

 Application Deadline: 15th March

Oxford University – Pershing Square Scholarships for Masters and MBA Students

Pershing Square Scholars are exceptional individuals who can demonstrate the potential and commitment to finding scalable and sustainable solutions to world-scale social challenges. The scholarship is if you would like to pursue any of the partnering Master’s degrees and combine it with our MBA. It is also available if you are currently studying one of the Master’s partnering programmes and wish to apply to the MBA programme.

Application Deadline: 17th March

Higher Education Scholarships in Taiwan for Undergraduate, Masters and PhD International Students 

Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (Taiwan ICDF) offers Higher Education Scholarship Program for international students to study for Undergraduate (4 years), Masters (2 years) and PhD (4 years) Degrees at renowned partner universities in Taiwan.

Application Deadline: 16th March

Kochi University of Technology (KUT) Doctoral Scholarships for International Engineering Students – Japan

The Special Scholarship Program (SSP) was established in 2003 in order to support the advanced research of the university by enlisting the help of highly capable doctoral students especially students from foreign countries.

Application Deadline: 16th March

300 Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust Scholarships for Second Degree in Medicine Fields & Postgraduate Studies in all Fields 

 Founded in 1919 by the businessman and philanthropist Sir Richard Stapley (1843-1920), the Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust supports the work of mature students of proven academic merit, and in financial need, who are pursuing further degree qualifications at an institution in the UK. Open to students from all countries, applicants must be resident in the UK at the time of applying, as well as during their course of study.

Application Deadline: 31st March

Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) – TWAS President’s PhD Fellowship Programme – China

According to an agreement between the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) for the advancement of science in developing countries, up to 200 students/scholars from all over the world will be sponsored to study in China for doctoral degrees for up to 4 years.

Application Deadline: 31st March

Open Society’s Civil Society Scholar Awards for Doctoral Research Students and Faculties

The Civil Society Scholar Awards (CSSA) support international academic mobility to enable doctoral students and university faculty to access resources that enrich socially engaged research and critical scholarship in their home country or region.

Application Deadline: 31st March

 Yokohama National University Masters in Infrastructure Management (IMP) Scholarships for Developing Countries

Yokohama National University, with a grant funded by the Government of Japan and administered by the World Bank under the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJWBGSP), is now seeking prospective students for its inter-faculty Master’s Degree Program in Infrastructure Management (IMP).

Application Deadline: 9th March

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