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Top 20 Scholarships For African Students 2021-2022

Top 20 Scholarships For African Students 2021-2022

Have you ever wondered how to get free scholarships to study as an African student? If yes, these top 20 scholarships for African students we have listed out below will be most helpful to you.

ScholarshipSet has put together a comprehensive list of scholarships to study abroad for African students with vital information such as organizations offering them, which countries they are available in, eligibility criteria, and links to application processes to enable you to apply to these funding opportunities smoothly.

We have also added some fully funded scholarships for African students 2021 that are currently ongoing which you can find and apply for immediately, to kickstart your educational pursuit.

Planning to apply for a scholarship? Read: Tips To Get A Scholarship 2021

 

Top 20 Scholarships For African Students 2021

  1. WASCAL PhD Programme for West African Graduates in Climate Change and Land Use 2021

  2. Pan African University Master's And PhD Scholarships For Young Africans

  3. Harvard South Africa Fellowship Program

  4. African Union 2022-2023 Digital and Innovation Fellowship Program for African Graduates

  5. Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at USIU-Africa

  6. Ashinaga Africa Initiative

  7. German Development Bank - KFW/ East African Community (Fully-funded) Scholarship Programme 2022/2023 for Masters Studies

  8. Harvard University Center for African Studies Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program 2021 for African Researchers

  9. McGill University Canada MasterCard Foundation Scholarships 2020/2021 for African Students

  10. University of Gävle Scholarship for African Students in International Social Work

  11. US Embassy Scholarship for Developing Nations

  12. Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program 2021

  13. Fulbright Foreign Scholarship

  14. Lund University Global Scholarship Programme

  15. Academic Scholars Award

  16. PhD Positions In Social Data Science, Denmark

  17. Harvard Business School Forward Fellowship

  18. Government of Sweden Scholarships 2022 | Fully Funded

  19. Fully Funded University of Toronto Canada Scholarships for International Students

  20. UBC Masters Scholarships in Canada for African Students 

 

1. WASCAL PhD Programme for West African Graduates in Climate Change and Land Use 2021

The WASCAL PhD Programme for West African Graduates in Climate Change and Land Use 2021 is for eligible and interested West African students from  Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, The Gambia, and Togo who wish to study Climate Change programmes at postgraduate levels, and are committed to combating climate change to improve livelihoods.

The WASCAL scholarship 2021 selects students for the programme, will pursue 10 Doctoral Research Programmes and 2 Master’s Research Programme, thanks to funding from WASCAL’s partner German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Organization - German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) / WASCAL

Type - Masters or PhD

Country to study - Germany or any of the select 11 West African countries

Courses - Economics Land Use, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Human Habitat, Education, Energy, Disaster Risk Management, Water Resources and West African Climate Systems,

Benefits - The scholarship covers roundtrip tickets and accommodation, allowances, and travel to the 11 West African countries and Germany too.

Requirement - Students from eligible countries, which are Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, The Gambia, and Togo.

Application period - June

How to apply - Learn more on how to apply.

Note: The scholarship application page is not available now, however you will receive an update from ScholarshipSet, when applications resume for this award.

 

2. Pan African University Master's And PhD Scholarships For Young Africans

The Pan African University Master's And PhD Scholarships For Young Africans is an annual scholarship awarded to young, innovative and industrious applicants from African countries or in Diaspora.

The Pan African scholarship 2021, caters to these African students who wish to study a Masters or PhD degree programme at the four Pan African Universities - Pan African University Institute for Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation (PAUSTI); Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya, Pan African University Institute for Life and Earth Sciences- including Health and Agriculture (PAULESI); University of Ibadan (UI), Nigeria, Pan African University Institute for Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences (PAUGHSS); University of Yaounde II and the University of Buea, Cameroon, and Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences -including climate change (PAUWES); University of Tlemcen, Algeria respectively.

Organization - African Union

Type - master’s or PhD

Countries to study - Kenya, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Algeria.

Courses - See extensive list of approved courses.

Benefit - Exceptional programmes facilitated by world class faculty, broad network of academic and professional partners on the continent and beyond, attractive scholarship scheme, joint degree awards from the Pan African University and host partner universities, access to career prospects in some of the fastest growing industries, with relevant career guidance, and a vigorous multi-cultural and Pan African learning and research environments.

Requirement:

For Masters

  • Maximum age limit of 30 years for male and 35 years for female applicants.

  • An undergraduate degree certificate from a recognized university, with at least a second class upper division or its equivalent, in a relevant field.

  • Original or verified copies of relevant certificates and transcripts (from university and high school).

  • Personal data page of passport or national I.D. card.

  • Clear colored 2cm by 2cm passport sized photograph.

  • CV

  • Recommendation letter from one former university lecturer.

  • Provide the names of 3 University lecturers with email address and whatsapp number as referees.

For PhD

  • Maximum age limit of 35 years for male and 40 years for female applicants.

  • A Master’s degree certificate in a relevant field from PAU or any internationally recognized university and high school).

  • Personal data page of passport or national I.D. card.

  • Clear colored 2cm by 2cm passport sized photograph.

  • CV

  • Recommendation letter from two former university lecturers.

  • A 3-4 page Research Concept Note containing tentative title, research questions, objectives, significance of the research etc.

  • Provide the names of 3 University lecturers with email address and whatsapp number as referees.

Application period - August

How to apply - Learn more about how to apply.

Note: The scholarship application page is currently unavailable , however you will receive an update from ScholarshipSet, when applications resume for this award.

 

3. Harvard South Africa Fellowship Program

Harvard South Africa Fellowship Program is one of the Harvard University scholarships for South African students, it is aimed at educationally disadvantaged mid-career professionals who wish to apply ethical leadership, knowledge sharing, and their services as a resource to develop and change their communities and South Africa.

Organization - Harvard University

Type - Fellowship

Country to study - USA

Courses - Courses available at the Harvard’s Professional Schools or Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.

Benefits

  • Tuition waivers provided upon fellow’s admission, general administrative funds for program management, stipends, and airfare.

  • Monthly stipend is given to all fellows to cover the cost of housing and other living expenses except those in Executive Education Programs.

  • You will be given a university graduate dormitory to stay in and use the stipend to cover bare necessities.

  • The stipend also covers medical and dental insurance, medicine, taxes, food, winter clothing, books, and supplies. Any extra costs other than fees and airfare, will be incurred by you.

  • You will be given a full monthly check each month or partial month after you register at Harvard, note that the fund does not cover family support, whether or not they join you at Harvard.

Requirements 

  • Candidates who have just completed or who have not yet completed a first degree, won’t be selected unless they are pursuing that degree while also gaining experience in a workplace.

  • Age range is from 30- to 45-years-old.

  • Priority is given to South-African mid-career applicants who are from historically marginalized or underrepresented groups, or rural areas outside urban centers.

Application period - February

How to apply - Learn more on how to apply.

Note: The scholarship application page is not available now, however you will receive an update from ScholarshipSet when applications resume for this award.
 

4. African Union 2022-2023 Digital and Innovation Fellowship Program for African Graduates

The African Union 2022-2023 Digital and Innovation Fellowship Program for African Graduates is one of the African Union scholarships 2021 brings to eligible students looking to further their studies in various levels of education.

This particular African Union scholarship, is African graduates regarded as qualified to undertake the AU Digital and Innovation Fellowship 2022/2023, which is aimed at identifying and stationing competent tech innovators to the African Union Headquarters at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

This fellowship gives innovators the opportunity to identify challenges within the African Union, and suggest solutions to them; the program wishes to ease the conditions for building the internal capacity of the host African Unions in the long term.

Organization -  African Union

Type - Fellowship

Country to study - Not specified

Courses - Not specified

Benefits - as an African union fellow, you will:

  • Participate in various capacity building training that will be hosted by top experts from the African innovation ecosystem.

  • Get mentorship support from experienced industry experts drawn from the AfriLabs community.

  • Network and gain from several peer-to-peer learning opportunities.

  • Get monthly stipends throughout the period of the Fellowship.

  • Go on several all-expense-paid trips to ecosystem events, onboarding/offboarding, study/learning tours, etc.

  • Attend and participate in the magnificent graduation ceremony where certificates will be awarded to fellows.

  • Be forever recognized as a fellow/alumni of the African Union Digital and Innovation Fellowship Program.

Requirements - 

  • Based in Africa and must be a National of an African Union member state.

  • Be 34 prior to the time of application.

  • A tertiary education degree or its equivalent.

  • Capable of gathering comprehensive information on complex problems or situations, and can evaluate and analyze information accurately in order to identify key issues and proffer solutions.

  • Experienced and savvy in designing innovative technology products/solutions;

  • Can travel in late October 2021 to participate in an induction workshop during the AfriLabs Annual Gathering in Abuja, Nigeria.

  • Willing to commit 12 months, taking a break from all present obligations and relocating to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

  • Applicants who speak more than one AU official language  either Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Swahili are highly required.

Application period - October 

How to apply - Read more on how to apply here.

Applications are already closed for this year's African Union 2022-2023 Digital and Innovation Fellowship Program for African Graduates, however you will receive any updates for next year's award.
 

5. Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at USIU-Africa 

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at USIU-Africa, is a collaborative effort between the United States International University-Africa, Kenya and the Mastercard Foundation to support African youths who have exceptional academic abilities, but struggle with financial, gender, displacement, or disability constraints by providing them with an opportunity to access top-notch university education.

This USIU Mastercard scholarship 2021 is offered as a full-cost scholarship to first-time undergraduate applicants who after completing their studies, will have to come home and spear-head changes in their communities, by contributing to tangible transformation across the continent as they have already been armed with internationally recognized qualifications they can use in their countries as well.

Organization - USIU / Mastercard

Type - Bachelors

Country to study - Kenya 

Courses- 11 approved undergraduate programs in:

  • School of Science and Technology (SST) – Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Technology, Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Technology;

  • School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (SPHS) – Bachelor of Pharmacy, Bachelor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics;

  • School of Communication, Cinematic and Creative Arts (SCCCA) – Bachelor of Arts in Animation, Bachelor of Arts in Film Production and Directing;

  • Chandaria School of Business (CSOB) – Bachelor of Science in Finance, Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration, and Bachelor of Science in Accounting;

  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) – Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Bachelor of Arts 

Benefits- 

  • Tuition and functional fees

  • Laptops, books, and other learning materials

  • Reasonable accommodation and meals

  • Medical insurance

  • Stipend

  • Transport to and from home

  • Access to leadership training

  • Access to entrepreneurial training

  • Psycho-social support, career counseling, and mentorship

  • Disability needs will be catered for

Requirements - 

1. Youths below 29 years old who are - 

Women (strongly recommended you apply

Men

Refugees and displaced

Disabled

2. Demonstrate these qualities:

  • Academic talent: Values learning and are motivated to complete their education. 

  • Meet the university admissions requirement for the Kenya Commission for University Education or  equivalent.

  • Committed to giving back: Applicants should show that they are committed to developing their communities through previous or past works in community outreach programmes.

  • Leadership potential: Must show traits of being a changemaker, role model, and mentor who accept ethical leadership.

3. Must show interest, meet USIU-Africa’s admissions criteria and have the academic qualifications to study any of the 11 undergraduate degree programs for the Scholars Program at USIU-Africa.

Application period - September to October

How to apply - Learn more on how to apply here.

Note: The application for this scholarship page is currently not available, however you can find updates on ScholarshipSet, when this award resumes next year.
 

6. Ashinaga Africa Initiative

The Ashinaga Africa Initiative has launched its Ashinaga scholarship 2021, calling for orphaned students from sub-saharan Africa to pursue their undergraduate degree. The Ashinaga initiative is dedicated to supporting sub-saharan African students by increasing their chances of getting a higher education abroad.

Organization - Ashinaga (Tokyo) 

Type - Undergraduate

Country to study - Not specified

Courses - Not specified

Benefits - The scholarship covers tuition, accommodation, travel costs, and other required fees.

Requirements

  • Is an orphan.

  • Completed secondary and obtained national secondary school examination (technical and vocational degrees not accepted) within the last two years (any date after 2nd August 2019, including all of 2020 and 2021) or would have completed secondary school and received final exam results before February 28th, 2022.

  • Born 1st September 1999.  

  • Can’t attend university abroad without external financial support.

  • Be proficient in speaking English, French or Portuguese.

  • Constantly ranked amongst the top 10% of their class during their last 2 or 3 years of secondary school.

  • Ready to participate in the two Ashinaga preparatory programs, for one year, before attending university. 

  • Is  ready to return home, or to Sub-Saharan Africa, and contribute efficiently to improving societies in Sub-Saharan Africa after graduating from university.

  • Has no dependents who might interfere with their academic progress.

  • Is in good enough health to study abroad.

Application period - October 21 - January 2022

How to apply - Learn more on how to apply.

 

7. German Development Bank - KFW/ East African Community (Fully-funded) Scholarship Programme 2022/2023 for Masters Studies

The German Development Bank - KFW/ East African Community (Fully-funded) Scholarship Programme 2022/2023 for Masters Studies is a call for qualified students of the East African Community, to apply for cohort 3 of the KFW-fully funded scholarship, so that they can pursue their masters in other East African partner states other than theirs.

This EAC scholarship 2021 by the German Development Bank and East African Community is aimed at training leaders who will move forward EAC Regional integration, using strategies like the Academic collaborations between universities and institutions in the East Africa region.

Organization - German Development Bank and East African Community 

Type - Masters

Country to study - EAC partner countries

Courses - Mathematics,Engineering,Informatics,Science, Technology, and Business Science.

Benefits - University tuition, monthly stipend of EUR380 for living expenses (house, food, utilities, local transportation, settlement), 1,500 euros for one-off study allowance, medical insurance, and support for extracurricular events.

Requirements - 

  • Citizen of an East African Community partner state.

  • Upper Second Class Honours or “Distinction” whichever is applicable.

  • A single 500-word Motivation letter in English which demonstrates

  • A convincing motivation for wanting to pursue the Master’s Programme chosen          

  • Applicant’s foreseen professional engagement in the EAC Integration agenda after completing their Master’s Programme

  • How you intend to apply the skills and knowledge from the Master’s Programme to the EAC Integration Agenda

  • Where you hope to see yourself professionally and academically in 5 and 10 years.

  • Below 35 years of age

  • Obtained admission to study in a university in another country of the EAC Region that is not your own.

Application period - September 2021

How to apply - Learn more on how to apply.

Applications are currently closed for this award, any new updates will be provided by ScholarshipSet.

 

8. Harvard University Center for African Studies Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program 2021 for African Researchers

The Harvard University Center for African Studies Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program 2021 for African Researchers, is one of the harvard university scholarships for african students, established to provide opportunities for postdoctoral candidates to conduct research independently, publish, and enhance their knowledge in fields of study that will benefit Africa, and equip them for success in their careers.

This scholarship is reserved for candidates who have received their PhD within the last 5 years and already have an academic appointment with a university or research institution in Africa, and applicants with a commitment of appointment at the time of application as well. 

The fellowship will fund the development of research projects at select Harvard University schools, departments, or laboratories in the applicants' field of choice.

Organization - Harvard University

Type - Fellowship 

Country to Study - Fellow’s home institution and Harvard University.

Courses - Fellowships across field of studies that will benefit Africa.

Benefits - monthly budget of $10,000 for research during the program duration, residency stipend and trave allowance to and from Cambridge will be covered under a separate budget.

Requirements 

  • Must have a PhD or an equivalent doctoral level research degree. It is preferred if you have completed this degree within the last 5 years in any field of study deemed to have strategic interest in Africa and you hold a paid academic appointment at any of the eligible institutions:

  • Egypt | Cairo University, Ethiopia | University of Addis Ababa, Ghana | University of Ghana, Kenya | University of Nairobi, Nigeria | Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria | University of Ibadan, Rwanda | University of Rwanda, Senegal | Cheikh Anta Diop University, Sierra Leone | University of Sierra Leone, South Africa | University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa | University of Johannesburg, Tanzania | University of Dar es Salaam, Uganda | Makerere University.

  • If you have not received your degree formally, you must present evidence that you have completed the academic requirements before starting the fellowship.

  • You must identify a Harvard faculty mentor you would wish to support your research and scholarly work. You should also choose a mentor from your home institution.

  • Your two mentors should submit letters or recommendation during the application process.

  • Possess prooof of English language proficiency.

  • Your home institute must provide you support to pursue the 18-month fellowship appointment,  six of which would be spent in a stipend-supported residency in Cambridge, Massachusetts. You will have access to your mentors throughout the fellowship period at both institutions as well as to Harvard's library resources and opportunities to attend seminars and conferences.

  • You must have an academic appointment at the eligible universities or include a letter in your application, stating that you will indeed get the appointment during the fellowship period.

Application period - January 2022.

How To Apply - Read more on how to apply for this scholarship.

Note: Harvard University Center for African Studies Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program 2021 is closed for the year 2021, revisit our website for updates on the next one.

 

9. McGill University Canada MasterCard Foundation Scholarships 2020/2021 for African Students

McGill University Canada MasterCard Foundation Scholarships 2020/2021 for African Students is one of the Canadian scholarships for African students to apply for, if you ever wanted to study in the country. 

The initiative is a joint effort by The McGill University, Canada and the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program (MFSP) to fund several Masters Scholarships to be awarded to eligible African students for the 2020/2021 academic session opting for a non-thesis masters at the university.

Organization - Mastercard Foundation / McGill University

Type - Master's

Country to study - Canada

Courses - Not specified

Benefits - Applicants receive a set of financial, social, and academic supports during their education and post-graduate transitions.

Requirements

  • Be admitted to one of the eligible programs at McGill University displayed on the scholarship official website.

  • Have never done any graduate studies before.

  • Nominated by a professor of a recognized Mastercard Foundation Partner University, or a current McGill Professor or Staff Member.

  • Citizen of or lived a significant part of your life in a Sub-Saharan African Country.

  • Exceptional record of service and activity in your school and/or community.

  • Intend to return to your country after the completion of your degree with the goal to  develop your community socially and economically.

  • Can show that your financial status is in the lowest two quintiles of your country.

Application period - January

How to apply - Learn more on how to apply.

Note: McGill University Canada MasterCard Foundation Scholarships 2020/2021 for African Students is closed for the year 2021, revisit our website for updates on the next one.

 

More opportunities from Canada: Cheap Universities in Canada for International Students 2021.
 

10. University of Gävle Scholarship for African Students in International Social Work

University of Gävle Scholarship for African Students in International Social Work is on the list of Swedish scholarships for African students, and is an invitation for you to further your education in several programs it offers.

The University of Gävle is committed to combating many challenges in the society, by contributing to that work and conducting interdisciplinary research in the areas of Sustainable Urban Development, Health-Promoting Work, Innovative Learning and Intelligent Industry.

Organization - University of Gävle

Type - Masters

Country to Study - Sweden

Courses - Masters courses offered at the university.

Benefits - Full tuition fee

Requirements - 

  • You must be a citizen of an African country.

  • Have an interest in International Social Work, Development Studies, Eco-social Work and Green Social Work.

  • Rank as first priority, the programme Bachelor of Science in Social Work - Specialisation International Social Work, as first priority at universityadmissions.se

  • Apply before the universityadmissions.se deadline on January.

  • Pay the stipulated application fee and send your supporting documents to the universityadmissions.se on time before February.

  • You must have been admitted into the masters program.

  • Skills like community service, leadership, and levels of motivation will be considered.

  • You have to be enrolling full-time into the Honours program for the semester the scholarship is being offered.

  • Show exceptional personal success skills like emotional maturity, motivation, and perseverance.

  • Have a high school transcript and or GSE results (get a certified translation for results not in English.

  • High school certificate or equivalent is required.

Application Period - January 

How To Apply - Read more on how to apply for this scholarship.

Note: This award is currently closed for the year 2021, ScholarshipSet will provide updates when it resumes for 2022.
 

Preparing for a scholarship interview? Read: Top 40 Scholarship Interview Questions And Answers Example (PDF for Download)

 

11. US Embassy Scholarship for Developing Nations

US Embassy Scholarship for Developing Nations is a scholarship scheme which has been recently approved by the US Government for students from developing nations (African countries specifically and the Middle East) to grow literacy levels and help in their development. 

This us embassy scholarship for african students, gives 100% financial assistance to every beneficiary at undergraduate and postgraduate level who wish to study in the United States, but lack the funding to do so.

Organization - US Embassy

Type - Undergraduate and Post-graduate

Country to Study - USA

Courses - any undergraduate or postgraduate program

Benefits - tuition fee, upkeep settlement, single economy airfare at the start and end of the course, inbound visa costs and Immigration Health Surcharge, family settlement for first youth and a minor.

Requirements

  • You must have an admission offer from any university in the US, and will still be selected for the scholarship by the scholarship committee.

  • English language proficiency is judged based on if you have a certificate of proficiency or wil be waived if you are from an English speaking country. Additionally, the university you are applying to, will determine if your proficiency.

  • You must be from one of the African countries listed:

  • Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Uganda, South Africa, Nigeria, Botswana, Malawi, Mali, Cameroon, Algeria, Angola, African Republic, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire, Congo(Republic), Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, , Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Togo, Tunisia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Tanzania, Central Chad, Comoros, Equatorial Guinea, Republic of Guinea, Gabon, Mauritania, Niger, North Sudan, and South Sudan.

Application Period - NA

How to Apply - Read more on how to apply for this scholarship here.

 

12. Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program 2021

The Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program is another us embassy scholarship for african students, awarded by Orascom Construction to as part of their commitment to achievement and promotion of excellence. This scholarship is a US grant awarded to Africans from Egypt.

Organization - US Embassy

Type -  undergraduate and postgraduate study.

Country to study - United States of America

Course - Not specified

Benefits - full tuition, housing allowance, travel, and health insurance.

Requirements- Be a student from the eligible country, which is Egypt.

Application period - July

How to apply - Learn more on how to apply.

Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program is closed for this year, check back on ScholarshipSet for information regarding a new date.
 

13. Fulbright Foreign Scholarship

Fulbright Foreign Scholarship  is a US embassy scholarship for African students, offered to graduates who are seen as international students, to study and research in the United States at its universities or other institutions.

Organization - US Embassy

Type -  Postgraduate: masters and PHD

Country to study - United States of America

Courses - Not specified

Benefits - The Fulbright Foreign Scholarship takes care of tuition, airfare, health insurance, and a living stipend.

Requirements - Eligibility and requirements for this scholarship, varies by country.

Application period - October

How to apply - Learn more on how to apply.

Fulbright Foreign Scholarship reopens next year, visit ScholarshipSet for updates.
 

14. Lund University Global Scholarship Programme

Offered in Sweden, the Lund University Global Scholarship Programme is one of the scandinavian scholarships for African students you can take advantage of to pursue a bachelors or masters degree at Lund University.

Organization - Lund University

Type - masters or bachelor's

Country to study -  Sweden

Course - any bachelor’s or master’s programme offered at the university

Benefits -  The scholarships could cover 25%, 50%, 75% or 100% of the tuition fee but does not cover living costs.

Requirements - 

  • You would have secured admission at Lund University, or chosen the university as a first choice or have the financial capacity to cater for your living costs.

  • Be a citizen of a country outside the EU/EEA (and Switzerland) and need to pay a tuition fee.

  • Applied for Bachelor’s or Master’s level studies in the regular application rounds for a minimum of one semester of study (30 ECTS).

Application period - February 2022

How to apply - Learn more on how to apply.

Note: The scholarship application page is not available now, however you will receive an update from ScholarshipSet when applications resume for this award.
 

15. Academic Scholars Award

The Academic Scholars Award is one of the Harvard University scholarships for African students who wish to pursue their doctorate degree or post-doctoral degree. 

The award is intended to induct applicants into the Academic Scholars, who are a community of select curious, resourceful, original individuals who are not afraid to take initiative and provide evidence of having a promising work as a foundation for exceptional careers in major universities or international institutions.

This grant is funded by Harvard University and selected applicants will undergo an in-residence, postdoctoral fellowship at the Harvard Academy for International and Area studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA for two years.

Organization - Harvard University

Type - PhD fellowship

Country to study - USA

Course - International and Area Studies

Benefits - Mentorship program by the Senior Scholars who are members of Harvard University’s distinguished senior faculty members and a grant worth $67,000 for two years.

Requirements - International students of any nationality, gender or race who possess a recent PhD, an equivalent professional school degree or are doctorate students in the social sciences or law.

Application period - October

How to apply - Learn more on how to apply.

Note: Applications for this award are already closed, ScholarshipSet will provide updates on a new date.
 

See: How To Apply For Scholarships In Foreign Universities.

 

16. PhD Positions In Social Data Science, Denmark

PhD Positions In Social Data Science, Denmark is among the scandinavian scholarships for african students, although this one is also open for international students from all over the world, Africa included. This scholarship funds PhD level programs in Data Science to be studied at the University of Copenhagen.

Organization - University of Copenhagen

Type - PhD

Country to study - Denmark

Course - Data Science

Benefit - a good salary package will be provided to all the successful candidates.

Requirement -

  • Be an international student.

  • Have prior experience working with large data set gotten from a previous job as a research assistant or from independent research.

  • Strong academic background.

  • Gained experience in machine learning and econometric methods from a past coursework.

Application period - NA

How to apply - Learn more on how to apply.

 

17. Harvard Business School Forward Fellowship

Harvard Business School Forward Fellowship is another of the Harvard university scholarships for african students, it is a long lasting fellowship availed at Harvard and is awarded annually to support students from low income families.

Organization - Harvard University

Type - Masters

Country to study - USA

Course - MBA

Benefit - $10,000 or $20,000 is given to qualified students. 

Requirement -

  • You are enrolled into an MBA program at Harvard Business School.

  • Are from a low income family.

  • Show you have financial needs and evidence that you are indeed from a low income family.

Application period - NA

How to apply - Learn more on how to apply.

 

18. Government of Sweden Scholarships 2022 | Fully Funded

Funded by the Swedish government, the The Government of Sweden Scholarships 2022 is aimed at awarding 300 scholarships to international students hoping to study a full time master's degree at various Swedish institutes. 

This scholarship welcomes applicants from around the globe, regardless of their nationality, which makes it one of the Swedish scholarships for African students to utilise to further their education.

Organization - Swedish Government

Type - Masters

Country to study - Sweden

Course - Computer Science and Engineering, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, and Fishery, Arts, Design and Media, Business Administration and Economics, Education/Educational, Sciences/Didactics, Health and Medical Care, Humanities, Journalism, Communication, and Information, Languages, Law and Legal Studies, Materials, Construction, and Manufacturing, Mathematics, Natural Science, Religious Studies, Social Science and Behavioural Science, Social Work and Welfare, Technology, Veterinary Medicine, and Nursing.

Benefits - Full tuition fees paid to the  universities, regular living expenses stipend of  SEK 10,000, travel grant of SEK 15,000 for your airfare tickets to and from Sweden, and insurance coverage.

Requirements -

  • You are an international student outside EEA.

  • A minimum of 3,000 working hours for a full time or part time job.

  • Must be a citizen of an eligible country (African students are eligible for this scholarship)

Application period - February 28th 2022

How to apply - Learn more on how to apply.

Note: The scholarship application page for this scholarship is not open yet, you will receive an update from ScholarshipSet when applications commence.
 

19. Fully Funded University of Toronto Canada Scholarships for International Students

The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program by the University or Toronto, funds and recognises international students who have attained exceptional academic achievement and creativity, and are being regarded as leaders within their schools.

This canadian scholarship for african students, emphasises specifically on the impact applicants have made on their schools and community, and their capacity to contribute positively to the global community in future. Lester B. Pearson recognised Up to 37 exceptional international students outside Canada, including ones studying in Canadian high schools.

Organization - University of Toronto

Type - Undergraduate

Country to study - Canada

Courses - Bachelor's courses at University of Toronto

Benefits - tuition, books, incidental fees, and full residence support for four years.

Requirements -

  • An international student who is not from Canada.

  • Someone who shows original and creative thinking.

  • High achievement in academic and creative pursuits.

  • Demonstrates enthusiasm in learning and intellectual exploration.

  • Has strong leadership skills.

  • In their final year of secondary school.

  • Is ready to start an undergraduate study in the next academic year at University of Toronto. 

Application period - January.

How to apply - Learn more on how to apply.


Note: The scholarship application page for this scholarship not available, ScholarshipSet will update you once applications resume.

 

20. UBC Masters Scholarships in Canada for African Students 

The UBC Masters Scholarships in Canada for African Students is a partnership between the University of British Columbia and the Mastercard Foundation to award the Scholars Masters’ Degree Program to Sub-Saharan African students.

This canadian scholarships for african students, is a 10-year old global initiative that has educated and developed next generation leaders who will in turn give back to the social and economic progress of the society. It empowers economically disadvantaged communities to complete quality secondary and tertiary education so that they can further their education or get jobs in their country.

Organization - University of British Columbia, Master Card Foundation

Type - Masters

Country to study - Canada

Course - Any of these Masters degrees:

Sauder School of Business

  • Full-Time MBA Program

Faculty of Forestry

  • Master of Science (MSc)

  • Master of Applied Science (MASc)

  • Master of Sustainable Forest Management (MSFM)

  • Master of International Forestry (MIF)

  • Master of Geomatics for Environmental Management (MGEM)

Faculty of Land and Food Systems

  • Master of Food and Resource Economics (MFRE)

  • Master of Food Science (MFS)

  • Master of Land and Water Systems (MLWS)

Faculty of Education

  • Master of Educational Administration and Leadership (EDAL)

  • Master of Higher Education (HIED)

  • Master of Education in Science Education (SCED)

Faculty of Medicine

  • Master of Public Health (MPH)

Faculty of Science

  • Master of Data Science

Benefits - UBC tuition, housing and food, a monthly stipend to cover cost of living in Vancouver.

Requirements-

  • Have completed your bachelor's degree.

  • Is a citizen of and have lived for the most part of your life in a Sub-Saharan African country.

  • Show that you are in economically disadvantaged financial circumstances and lack the means for your family to support you financially or have other sources to do your graduate education in your home or in another country.

  • Attained academic excellence under difficulties and have leadership qualities or potentials.

  • Interested in and committed to giving back to your home community in ways that develop the economic and social growth of Africa, by engaging in activities in your current profession, university, or community.

  • Requires a Canadian study permit to study in Canada.

  • Dedicated to returning to Africa immediately after you graduate from the University of British Columbia to apply what you have learned to the betterment of others.

  • You must be already applying to a master's degree in any of the faculties and programs listed out, at the University of British Columbia.

Application period - November 

How to apply - Learn more on how to apply.

Note, applications already closed for this scholarship. You will be notified once a new date for applications is announced.
 

 

We hope that these scholarships to study abroad for African Students, we have listed out in this article, have been able to address any questions you have one what the top scholarships for African Students are, in which educational levels, and most importantly how to apply for them.

Also, some of these scholarships we have mentioned are currently ongoing or around the corner, so it's important you keep your ear to the ground to see which ones are available for you.


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