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These 20 Prestigious Scholarships For Africans Will Close Application By December 2017


The following top scholarship programmes are currently open for African students with varying closing dates in December 2017. View other scholarships with December deadlines in your archives. More scholarships will be added to this list in coming days.

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: 6th December

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: 15th 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: 1st December

Archbishop Tutu Fellowship Program for Young African Leaders

Offered on a part-time basis over six months, the Programme includes two 9-day Group Learning Modules with an impressive array of distinguished leaders and faculty. These are intensive interactive workshops; one at the historic Mont Fleur conference facility (South Africa), and the other split between Oxford University and London (UK).

Application Deadline: 15th December

Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships in Canada for Developing Countries

Trudeau Foundation offers Doctoral Scholarships for Canadian Citizens and Foreign Nationals (with preference to developing countries) to study Social Sciences and Humanities at Canadian Universities.

Application Deadline: 4th 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. More than 200 PhD Fellowships will be awarded. For awardees who need more than three years to complete their PhD studies, additional support may be provided by the chosen institutions. For details, please contact the institutions concerned directly.

Application Deadline: 1st December

Women Techmakers(Formerly Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship)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: 1st 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

MIT-Africa Empowering the Teachers Fellowship for African Academics (Fully-funded to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston, USA)

The Empowering the Teachers (ETT) program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) invites young, brilliant and upcoming African academics, who recently completed their doctoral degree, to spend an intensive and inclusive semester at MIT in a bid to understudy the mode (& dynamics) of curricula development and content delivery at MIT.

Application Deadline: 1st 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: 10th December

MasterCard Foundation Scholarships for Women at Wellesley College USA

As part of the Scholars Program, Wellesley will provide nine (9) African women with comprehensive support that includes scholarships, mentoring, counseling, and internship opportunities. Scholars at Wellesley will build experiences, values, and competencies that are critical to success in the global economy, and that enable them to give back to their communities and home countries.

Application Deadline: 15th December (Regular decision)

CAD$22 million University of Alberta Canada Undergraduate Scholarships for International Students

The University of Alberta, Canada offers up to CAD$22 million for undergraduate scholarships for international students to study for bachelors degree every year

Application Deadline: 18 December

AAUW International Fellowship for Women, Masters & Doctoral program in USA

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) offers International Fellowship for Women to study for Masters, Doctoral and Postdoctoral program in USA.

Application Deadline: 1st December

Erasmus+ Masters in Digital Communication Leadership (DCLead) Scholarship Program

The European Commission is offering the Erasmus+ Master in Digital Communication Leadership (DCLead) undertaken by a consortium of 3 universities in Europe.

Application Deadline: 1st December

EMMIR African-European Masters Scholarship+Internship in Migration Studies

European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations (EMMIR) is the first African-European Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Migration Studies. EMMIR is jointly run by three African and four European universities, facilitated by a wider network of partners.

Application Deadline: 20th December

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Regional Internship Program for Undergraduate/Graduate African Students

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is offering undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate Africans numerous internships in its Regional Offices.

Application Deadline: 31st December

Mo Ibrahim Foundation/SOAS Residential School for Africans

The Residential School is a weeklong intensive program of lectures, seminars and roundtable discussions for selected African participants exploring issues of governance and development in Africa.

Application Deadline: 15th December

Lagos State Undergraduate and Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme

Application is open for Lagos State Undergraduate and Postgraduate Scholarship Award 2017/2018 for students in tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

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

Cambridge Trust International Scholarships for PhD Students

Cambridge international scholarship is offered to graduate students to pursue PhD degrees at University of Cambridge UK

Application Deadline: 6th December

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