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30+ Scholarships for African and Developing Countries that will Close in June 2018

The following are scholarships offered by organisations and institutions for students from Africa and Developing Countries with application deadlines in June 2018. Some of these scholarships are offered for international students generally.

Please note that application to most of these scholarships require that you already have or in the process to gain admission to participating university(ies).

Ashinaga Fully-funded Undergraduate Scholarships for Orphans from Francophone African Countries 

Ashinaga, Japan-based non-profit organization offers scholarship to students from select African countries to study for undergraduate degrees at the world’s leading universities in countries such as Japan, US, UK etc

Chinese Government African Union Scholarships (Masters and PhD) for African Students

The Government of The People’s Republic of China has made scholarship offers to the African Union Commission, through the Department of Human Resources, Science and Technology. The scholarships are intended for studies leading to the award of Master’s and Doctoral Degrees.

New Zealand Government LEARN Postdoctoral Fellowships for Developing Countries 

The Postdoctoral Fellowship provides funds for an emerging scientist from a developing country to complete a research project in New Zealand in an area aligned with livestock greenhouse gas mitigation.

Japanese Government Scholarships for Undergraduate, Research & Masters International Students

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) is offering scholarships to international students who wish to study at Japanese universities as undergraduate and Masters students under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program.

KAAD Germany Research Fellowship Programme (and Masters) for Developing Countries 

The KAAD Scholarship Program is addressed to post-graduates and to academics living in their home countries who already gained professional experience and who are interested in postgraduate studies (or research stays) in Germany.

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships at UK Universities for Developing Countries 

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships are for candidates from least developed and lower middle income Commonwealth countries, for part-time Master’s study by distance learning on selected courses offered by UK universities.

OWSD PhD Fellowships for Women Scientists from Science and Technology Lagging Countries

TWAS in association with OWSD is offering a fellowship program to support doctorate (PhD) studies to Women Scientists from Science and Technology Lagging Countries, who are interested in Maths science degrees. 

MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program at Ashesi University College – Ghana

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.

Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship for Undergraduate African Students to Study at Ashesi University

The Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship is a partnership between the Jim Ovia Foundation and the Africa-America Institute, to educate young Africans to lead the continent.

University of East Anglia Undergraduate Scholarships for International students

Each year, the University of East Anglia in UK awards over £1,000,000 of scholarships to support international students in their studies. The scholarship awards are made available by individual Schools of Study in the University.

UN Human Rights Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent 

The Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent provides the participants with an intensive learning opportunity to deepen their understanding of the United Nations human rights system, instruments and mechanisms, with a focus on issues of particular relevance to people of African descent.

EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program (OFP) for Undergraduate and Graduate Nigerian Students 

OFP’s mission is to assist talented and determined, low-income students who are good candidates for financial assistance from U.S. colleges and universities but lack the financial resources to cover the up-front cost of obtaining admission.

Government of Colombia Master and PhD Scholarships for International Students

The Government of Colombia is offering financial grants to foreign citizens, in return for international cooperation received by Colombia under existing cooperation agreements.

Eira Davies Under/Postgraduate Scholarship for Women in Developing Countries 

The Eira Francis Davies Scholarship by Swansea University is a full tuition fee scholarship, and will be awarded to female students demonstrating academic excellence and evidence of financial need.

High Achiever Foundation Scholarships for African Students at University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham foundation courses provide an entry route to selected degrees in arts, business, engineering, science and social sciences and are an opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge needed to undertake a bachelors degree while studying at a world-class university.

Fulbright African Research Scholar Program (ARSP) for African Researchers 

The Fulbright African Research Scholar Program (ARSP)is offering grants to researchers from African countries.

IMU-Simons African Fellowship Program (Fully-funded) 

 The IMU-Simons African Fellowship Program supports research sabbaticals for mathematicians from AFRICAN developing countries employed in AFRICA to travel to an Internationally known mathematical centre of excellence/university (WORLDWIDE) for collaborative research.

Jiangsu University of Science and Technology (JUST) Scholarships for International Students 

Applications are open for the Jiangsu University of Science and Technology (JUST) Scholarships for International students to study in China. Scholarships are available to pursue undergraduate, master and doctoral degree programme.

World Health Organisation (WHO) Internship Programme

Participants include both students and young professionals from different cultural, academic, as well as geographic backgrounds with a common interest: a motivation to pursue a career in supporting public health. Interns/volunteers come from the region of the Africa, and Asia.

MIT/MasterCard Foundation Zambezi Prize for Innovation in Financial Inclusion

The Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT in collaboration with the MasterCard Foundation is awarding ventures that contribute to financial inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa.

INSEAD Africa Leadership Fund Scholarship for African Students

 INSEAD has launched the INSEAD Africa Leadership Fund scholarship to support its goal of admitting talented candidates from the African region. For those who are set back by financial difficulties, this scholarship will help them realise their dream of achieving an MBA at one of the top business schools in the world.

Goi Peace Foundation UNESCO International Essay Contest for Young People

The Goi Peace Foundation and UNESCO are offering International Essay Contest for young people around the world. The international Essay contest is aimed to enable young people develop their full potential, as they are crucial for the shaping of our future.

University of Winnipeg President’s Scholarship for International Students

University of Winnipeg  scholarships will be given to international students who are entering any of the University’s divisions for the first time – Undergraduate, Graduate, Collegiate, Professional, Applied and Continuing Education (PACE) or English Language Program (ELP). Applicants must be involved in activities that demonstrate leadership.

University of Sheffield Merit Postgraduate Scholarships for Developing Countries (£7,000)

Postgraduate taught masters (MA, MSc) Scholarships for Students from developing countries at University of Sheffield for September.

Transport Africa Masters Scholarship at University of Leeds UK

The Institute for Transport Studies (ITS), Faculty of Environment, University of Leeds UK is offering the Transport Africa Masters Scholarship for students from Africa.

Stanford University MBA Fellowship Program for African Students (Fully-funded)

Stanford university is awarding MBA Fellowships to citizens of African countries who desire to obtain an MBA at Stanford University and afterwards return for two (2) years to contribute to the continent’s development.

Study in UAE: Canadian University Dubai Undergraduate Scholarships for International Students 

Canadian University Dubai Scholarships are awarded to international Undergraduate students based on the student’s academic performance.

Tertiary Education Scholarship Trust (TEST) for Ghana Scholarships for Undergraduate Students 

The Tertiary Education Scholarship Trust –TEST is offering undergraduate scholarships for Ghanaian students to study at KNUST – Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana.

Nottingham Trent University Scholarship for Undergraduate International Students – UK

Nottingham Trent University is pleased to offer scholarships for international students starting a full-time undergraduate course. This application form can be used to apply for the International Undergraduate Scholarship. This scholarship is worth £2,000 per year for a three year course.

Polonsky Foundation Grants for International Graduate Students at University of Oxford UK

The Lincoln College, at University of Oxford is offering the Polonsky Foundation Grants for International Graduate Students. Three Polonsky Grants are available. Applicants must hold a place, or an offer of a place, at Lincoln College before applying.

Nottingham Trent University Scholarships for Students from Egypt

Nottingham Trent University, UK offers Postgraduate Scholarships to Students from Egypt. Scholarships are available for students who have received an offer to study on an eligible course starting in September 2017 or January 2018.

The Fulbright African Research Scholar Program (ARSP) 

The Fulbright African Research Scholar Program (ARSP) Awards of 3 to 9 months are offered for selected university faculty professionals to conduct research in any academic discipline at a U.S. academic or research institution.

Africa Scholarships at Macquarie University Australia for Undergraduate & Postgraduate Studies 

Under the Africa scholarships, Macquarie University will provide a specific amount annually to each successful student. Payment of the scholarship will be applied equally towards your tuition fee for each session for the duration of your studies.

Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) Scholarship in Science, Engineering and Research

The Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) is a collaboration between the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR), the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) to offer PhD training to be carried out in English at your chosen lab at A*STAR Research Institutes, NUS or NTU.

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