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20+ Scholarships for African Students that will close in May 2020. 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 apply.

So, the following is a list of 2020/2021 scholarships for students from Africa and other Developing Countries that You need to apply for, before they close in May. Some of these scholarships are also offered for international students generally.

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KNUST/MasterCard Foundation Scholarship for Ghanaian & African Students

Application Deadline: 1st May

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

University of Westminster Full Undergraduate Scholarships for Developing Countries

Application Deadline: 29th May

The University of Westminster is offering scholarships aimed at fully funding three students from developing countries to study full-time Undergraduate programs.

University of Edinburgh –University of Leiden Joint Funded PhD Studentships 

Application Deadline: 1st May

Two of the studentships will be hosted at the University of Edinburgh’s Centre of African Studies (CAS) and two at African Studies Centre Leiden (ASCL).

TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits to Germany Program for Researchers from sub-Saharan Africa

Application Deadline: 18th May

Postdoctoral researchers from sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa, can go on a ‘Co-operation Visit’ lasting three months to an institute in Germany.

University of Nottingham Africa Undergraduate Excellence Award for African Students

Application Deadline: 1st May

The Africa Undergraduate Excellence Award is a new scholarship for high-achieving international students from Africa, covering a contribution towards tuition fees in the first year of your degree course at the University of Nottingham.

Government of Austria ITH Fully-funded Masters Scholarships Developing Countries

Application Deadline: 1st May

Limited number of scholarships are  offered every year by the Austrian Development Cooperation.

Makerere University MasterCard Scholarships for African Students

Application Deadline: 15th May

Makerere University, through the MasterCard Foundation is offering full scholarships to  young African undergraduates to educate and empower the next generation of African leaders at Makerere University.

University of Sheffield Africa Scholarship for African Students

Application Deadline: 11th May

In partnership with the University of Sheffield Africa Scholarship Trust, the Department of Geography are pleased to offer a scholarship for a postgraduate taught student from Africa.

Miles Morland Foundation African Scholarship at University of East Anglia

Application Deadline: 1st 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.

Fully-Funded Rotary Peace Fellowship for Masters and Professional Programs

Application Deadline: 31st May

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

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.

University of Stirling Masters Scholarships for Sub-Saharan African Students 

Application Deadline: 31st May

The Dorothy Nicol Scholarship is generously funded to offer £14,600 towards overseas tuition fees of a student from Sub-Saharan Africa, joining any Masters programme at the University of Stirling Management School

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

Application Deadline: 31st 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.

Transform Together Scholarships at Sheffield Hallam University – Undergraduate and Masters

Application Deadline: 31st May

Sheffield Hallam University UK is offering the Transform Together scholarships for all full-time Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies.

Humber College Canada International Student Scholarships

Application Deadline: 17th May

All new international students, studying in an academic program are eligible to apply for the following scholarships: Full Tuition Renewable Scholarships and International Entrance Scholarships.

University of Kent, UK International Scholarships for Taught Masters Students

Application Deadline: 31st May

The University has a long tradition of welcoming international students from around the world and is pleased to be able to offer a number of scholarships for entry at taught master’s level.

International scholarships for undergraduate students at University of Kent, UK

Application Deadline: 31st May

The University has a long tradition of welcoming international students and is pleased to offer a number of scholarships for entry at undergraduate level.

Kingston University UK Undergraduate Scholarships for International Students

Application Deadline: 31st May

Kingston University offers undergraduate scholarships for international students to study any course of study at the University in UK.

Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) Global Management Trainee Program 

Application Deadline: 31st May

The Global Management Trainee program is an intensive 10 month rotational training program which attracts the brightest, most driven graduates and nurtures their talent by giving relevant experiences right from the start.

Boustany Foundation MBA Scholarship at University of Cambridge

Application Deadline: 15th May

Since 1997, the Boustany MBA Scholarship is granted once every two years for a 12-month course at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge leading to a Masters in Business Administration.

Boustany Foundation MBA Harvard Scholarship programs

Application Deadline: 31st May

The Boustany Foundation offers the MBA Harvard Scholarship programs for students from any nation with preference to candidates of Lebanese descent. The next Scholarship will be awarded for the class commencing Autumn 2019.

Orange Social Venture Prize for Entrepreneurs in Africa and the Middle East 

Application Deadline: 30th May

Orange Social Venture Prize awards  social entrepreneurship ventures that use information and communication technologies (ICT) in an innovative fashion to exert a positive influence on society and/or the environment in Africa or the Middle East

Get Nominated for the Africa Food Prize (Win up to USD100,000) 

Application Deadline: 14th May

The Africa Food Prize recognizes extraordinary women, men, and institutions whose outstanding contributions to African agriculture are forging a new era of sustainable food security and economic opportunity that elevates all Africans.

Chancellor’s International Scholarship at University of Sussex, UK

Application Deadline: 1st May

The University of Sussex, UK is offering Chancellor’s International Scholarship for Overseas students to study for postgraduate Masters and Diploma

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