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30+ Scholarships for African Students with Deadlines in May 2018

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The following competitions and scholarships for students from Africa and Developing Countries will close application in May 2018. Some of these scholarships are offered for international students generally. Please note that participation for most of these scholarships require that you already have or in the process to gain admission to corresponding or participating university(ies) for 2018/2019 academic year.

KNUST/MasterCard Foundation Scholarship for Ghanaian & African Students

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at KNUST provides academically talented yet economically disadvantaged young people in Ghana and Africa with access to quality and relevant university education.

Mo Ibrahim Foundation Fully-funded Masters Scholarship for African Students at University of Birmingham 

The International Development Department is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity to undertake the MSc in International Development (Governance and State-building) with a full scholarship.

100 Mandela Centennial Scholarship Programme for African Students at ALU 

The objective of the Mandela Centennial Scholars Programme is to honor President Mandela’s legacy and carry forward the important work he began in education by identifying 100 outstanding young Africans from disadvantaged backgrounds to attend ALU.

Harvard University Crossroads Emerging Leaders Program for Students from Asia, Middle East and Africa (Fully-funded)

The Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute, Harvard University (SAI) Second Annual Crossroads Program is a fully-funded career development opportunity for students from the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East, and Africa, who are the first in their families to attend college and may also be facing challenging financial and social circumstances.

Miles Morland Foundation African Scholarship at University of East Anglia

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.

African Regional Busary at Cambridge University Judge Business School

University of Cambridge offers Bursary for African students to pursue MBA programme. A bursary worth up to £18,000 will be awarded to a successful African candidate. The School believes that Africa will be an increasingly important region, both economically and politically and is committed to developing the African talent pool.

Fully-Funded Rotary Peace Fellowship for Masters and Professional Programs

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

Cranfield Sub-Saharan Africa High Achievers Scholarship in Computational Engineering Sciences

Students from countries in Sub-Saharan Africa applying to commence full-time study in one of the eligible Masters courses listed.

Government of Malta Scholarships in Climate Action for Students from Developing Countries

Three scholarships in postgraduate studies are being offered for students seeking to enroll in Postgraduate Studies at the University of Malta commencing in October 2017. Each scholarship will focus on one of the three key areas recognised as essential pathways for ensuring effective climate action on a national level.

University of Sussex Masters Scholarship for African students in Economics 

The Economics Department at the University of Su8sex is delighted to offer an annual Masters scholarship for suitably qualified candidates from selected sub-Saharan African countries on either the Development Economics MSc or Economics MSc.

Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium (CEHC) Scholarships for Masters Students in LMIC Commonwealth Countries 

The course provides eye health professionals with the public health knowledge and skills required to reduce blindness and visual disability in their population.

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

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.

Holland Scholarship for Internationals students – Bachelors & Masters

The Netherlands Government through the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science as well as several Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences is offering the Holland Scholarship for International students to study for Undergraduate and Master’s programme.

Call for Nominations: UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education

The UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education honours outstanding innovation and contributions made by individuals, institutions and organizations to advance girls’ and women’s education.

University of Stirling Masters Scholarships for Sub-Saharan African Students 

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

NWAG Scholarships for 37 Nigerian Women – Undergraduate

Each year the Nigerian Women Association of Georgia -NWAG- offers undergraduate Scholarships for Nigerian female students in Nigerian universities on any course of study. In 2017, NWAG plans to award 37 one-time scholarships, one per state of origin as well as one for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)

Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition Now Open

The Queen’s Commonwealth essay competition 2017 is an international essay competition open for entries for young commonwealth citizens under age 18 with diverse backgrounds, to make their voice heard on a global platform.

Numerous INSEAD MBA Scholarships for Africa and Other Developing Regions

With three fully-integrated campuses in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and over 80 different nationalities in the classroom, INSEAD scholarships are most sought-after source of financial assistance. They are limited in number and there is significant competition for each award.

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

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.

Nutrition in Emergencies Short Course Scholarship for Developing Countries at University of Westminster

Due to the continued success of this course, scholarships are again available for the week-long Nutrition in Emergencies course. This is scheduled to run in the summer of 2018.

Westminster Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship for Developing Countries

The University of Westminster is offering the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship, the University’s most prestigious award, aimed at fully funding a student from a developing country to study a full-time Masters degree.

$50,000 OPEC/OFID Scholarships for Developing Countries

The OPEC Fund for International Development – OFID Scholarship Award open for qualified applicants who have obtained or are on the verge of completing their undergraduate degree and who wish to study for a Master’s degree, to win up to $50,0000

Transform Together Scholarships at Sheffield Hallam University – Undergraduate and Masters

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

Humber College Canada International Student Scholarships

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 Melbourne International Research Scholarships (MIRS) Masters and PhD- Australia

Every year, the University of Melbourne, Australia awards The Melbourne International Research Scholarship (MIRS) for international students to study for Masters and PhD. Scholarship applications are assessed on an ongoing basis (from January through to December).

University of Kent, UK International Scholarships for Taught Masters Students

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.  The scholarships are worth £5000 towards the cost of tuition fees and are offered to nationals of any country paying overseas fees.

International scholarships for undergraduate students at University of Kent, UK

The University has a long tradition of welcoming international students and is pleased to offer a number of scholarships for entry at undergraduate level. The scholarships are worth £5000 per year of study at the University of Kent, towards the cost of tuition fees and are offered to nationals of any country paying overseas fees.

Kingston University UK Undergraduate Scholarships for International Students

Kingston University offers undergraduate scholarships for international students to study any course of study at the University in UK. The scholarships are open to prospective full-time undergraduate students in any subject area for each year of a three-year course (subject to satisfactory progress).

Boustany Foundation MBA Scholarship at University of Cambridge

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

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.

MBA Emerging Economies Leader for Social Change Scholarship at University of Stirling 

This scholarship will be awarded to an exceptional International student who has the potential to be an ambassador for their course, to contribute to the academic community and to effect change in their home country.

Cranfield Sub-Saharan Africa Merit Scholarships for Masters Students 

Students from countries in Sub-Saharan Africa applying to commence full-time study in one of the eligible Masters courses listed.

Government of Mauritius Scholarships for African Students 

As part of its commitment to promote capacity-building at high level across the continent, the Government of Mauritius is awarding scholarships to deserving students who are resident citizens of member states of the African Union or of African Commonwealth countries

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

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) 

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

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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