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30 Scholarships for African Students that will close by December 2019. Apply Now

The following top scholarship programmes are currently open for African students with varying closing dates in December 2019. View other scholarships with December deadlines via this link. More scholarships will be added to this list in coming days.

Australian Awards Scholarships for 1,000 African Students

Applications is open from 1st September for Australia Awards Scholarships and Australia Awards – Africa Fellowships. There are two categories of Award: The Master Awards and the Africa Fellowships

Application Deadline: 6th December

Sciences Po Mastercard Foundation Scholars Programme

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Sciences Po aims to support 120 talented African students through their studies.

Application Deadline: 5th December

TU Delft Sub-Saharan Africa Excellence Scholarships for African Students – The Netherlands

TU Delft | Global Initiative offers four Sub-Saharan Africa Excellence Scholarships every year. The aim is to stimulate excellent students from Sub-Saharan countries and strengthen our relationship with the countries they come from.

Application Deadline: 15th December

TU Delft Fully-funded Excellence Scholarships for International Masters Students

The Delft University of Technology offers a number of excellence scholarship programs for international students.

Application Deadline: 1st December

Obama Foundation Scholars Program for Emerging Leaders to Study at University of Columbia

The Obama Foundation Scholars Program seeks to support dynamic, collaborative, rising leaders from around the world in an innovative one-year academic experience.

Application Deadline: 13th December

DAAD University of Hohenheim AgEcon Scholarships for Developing Countries

A limited number of AgEcon scholarships are available for outstanding candidates from developing countries.

Application Deadline: 1st December

Donald A. Wehrung International Student Award at University of British Columbia – Canada

This award recognizes outstanding international undergraduate students from impoverished or war-torn areas who have achieved academic excellence under difficult circumstances, and who would be unable to attend university without financial assistance.

Application Deadline: 1st December

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Scholarships

The Erasmus Mundus Joint Scholarships, funded by the European Union, are exclusively awarded to students coming from both EU and non-EU countries that have been selected to attend one of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Programmes at Masters level.

Application Deadline: Varying

Archbishop Tutu Fellowship Programme for Young African Leaders

As AFLI’s flagship leadership development programme, the Tutu Leadership Fellowship Programme welcomes an elite group of Africa’s highest potential young leaders, representing a wide range of sectors.

Application Deadline: 15th December

African Postdoctoral Training Initiative (APTI) Fellowships

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS), the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are partnering under the auspices of the Coalition of African Research & Innovation (CARI) to establish a post-doctoral training fellowship program, the African Postdoctoral Training Initiative (APTI).

Application Deadline: 1st December

Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) Claude Ake Visiting Chair for Researchers in African Countries

The Department of Peace and Conflict Research and the Nordic Africa Institute currently invite applications to the Claude Ake Visiting Chair for 2020.

Application Deadline: 1st December

Yenching Academy Masters Fellowships (Fully-funded) for International Students 

The Yenching Academy is a fully-funded residential program offering a wide array of interdisciplinary courses on China within the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Application Deadline: 6th December

Ashinaga Fully-funded Undergraduate Scholarships for Orphans from Sub-Saharan 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

Application Deadline: 13th December

University of British Columbia International Leader of Tomorrow (ILOT) Undergraduate Scholarships 

The University of British Columbia- UBC- Canada is offering need-based International Leader of Tomorrow (ILOT) Scholarships Award for Undergraduate Students.

Application Deadline: 1st December

Schlumberger Cambridge Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries

The University of Cambridge, UK, in collaboration with Schlumberger Cambridge Research Limited offer scholarships intended for students from developing countries including but not limited to Students from Nigeria and other African Students who are pursuing courses of research leading to the degree of PhD.

Application Deadline: 3rd December

University of Cambridge Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships for International Students

The University of Cambridge has opened application window for all scholarships that require you to apply to the University of Cambridge via the normal online application form, and most scholarships that require you to apply by the relevant deadline.

Application Deadline: 3rd December

University of Cambridge Masters in Conservation Leadership Scholarships for Developing Countries 

University of Cambridge offers Scholarship for MPhil Programme in Conservation Leadership to Support Students from Less Developed and Developing Countries, UK

Application Deadline: 3rd December

Apply: Oprah Winfrey’s African Women’s Public Service Fellowship at NYU

The African Women’s Public Service Fellowship, made possible by a donation from the Oprah Winfrey Foundation, expands the opportunity for African women to impact for public service in their home countries.

Application Deadline: 2nd December

Harvard Kennedy School Dubin Masters Fellowship for Emerging Leaders

Dubin Fellows are entering master’s degree students at Harvard Kennedy School who have demonstrated strong character, academic excellence, the ability to thrive and lead in the face of adversity, and a commitment to making a transformative impact on the communities they serve.

Application Deadline: 3rd December

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme for International Students

The Fellowship provides an annual stipend of HK$240,000 (approximately US$30,000) and a conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$10,000 (approximately US$1,300) per year to each awardee for a period of up to three years.

Application Deadline: 2nd December

Women Techmakers Scholars Programme for Women in Africa

Google offers The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship every year for women in Europe, the Middle East and Africa to study in the field of computing and technology for Bachelors, Masters or PhD.

Application Deadline: 5th December

TWAS-UNESCO Associateship Scheme for Researchers from Developing Countries

In collaboration with UNESCO and a number of centres of excellence in the South, TWAS has instituted a Joint Associateship Scheme to enable competent researchers from the South to visit these centres regularly. An associate is appointed for three years during which he/she can visit a Centre twice for research collaboration.

Application Deadline: 2nd December

American University Emerging Global Leader Scholarship for International Students (AU EGLS)

American University offers  fully-funded AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship (AU EGLS) annually to exceptional International Undergraduate Students every year.

Application Deadline: 15th December

McGill University Canada – MasterCard Foundation Scholarships for African Students

The McGill University, Canada is partnering with the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program to offer undergraduate Scholarships for African students.

Application Deadline: December (most programs)

Wadsworth African Fellowships for PhD in Anthropology for African Students 

The Wadsworth African Fellowships are intended to provide support for African students undertaking study leading to a Ph.D. at a South African university that can provide them with international-level training in anthropology (including biological anthropology and archaeology).

Application Deadline: 15th December

John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University

The John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship program at Stanford University aims to foster new ideas in journalism through innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership. Each year it brings up to 20 journalists and journalism innovators from the United States and around the world to spend the year at Stanford.

Application Deadline: 4th December

Eric Bleumink Funds for Developing Countries at University of Groningen

The University of Groningen is offering research grants to students from developing countries wishing to undertake their masters programme in Holland.

Application Deadline: 1st December

PEO International Peace Scholarships for Women to Study in USA and Canada

The PEO International Peace Scholarship Fund is a programme of Women helping women reach for the stars. The PEO International fund will provide scholarships for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the United States and Canada.

Application Deadline: 15th December

Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Programme (CADFP) for African-Born Researchers in US and Canada

The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Programme (CADFP) is a scholar fellowship programme for educational projects at African higher education institutions for African researchers in diaspora.

Application Deadline: 9th December

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.

Application Deadline: 20th December

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10 Comments
  1. Bashir Alili Musa says

    View for more!

  2. Yonas Bishaw says

    I am currently learning in Debre Markos university .i studied Information Technology(IT) in third year student ,so can i get the chance of scholarship in your country the Norwegian Government offer scholarship?

  3. Iliyas Adamu Abdullahi says

    Very interesting

  4. Quadri Abeeb says

    Am dreaming of study in europe. I need assistance oh Lord

  5. Moses Mulindwa says

    I will definately try this out

  6. Amadu Cokie says

    just want to study abroad ,currently I am a pharmacy student studying at the school of pharmacy ,university of Liberia

  7. Mary Luka Kagoro says

    What are want is a complementary sponsorship for I have started a PhD in Chemistry in the University of York, Heslington, UK.

  8. Mary Luka Kagoro says

    What are want is a complementary sponsorship for I have started a PhD in Chemistry in the University of York, Heslington, UK. Sponsored by the Schlumberger Faculty for the Future Fellowship.

  9. Arif Hussain says

    As part of efforts to supporting Nigerian Students who are faced with financial difficulty in paying their tuition fee, Scholarship Offer is inviting eligible student to apply for their 2nd edition of the scholarship offer scheme Sponsored by HCMEI.

    All application has to be done online by filling the form at the websites http://scholarship.hcmei.com/ .

  10. Zakayo Mussa says

    I real, need to study abroad, Help me plssss!!,, somebody to help meeeeee!!

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