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Postgraduate Scholarships for African students 2023-2024

If you are a student who just completed your Bachelor’s degree and is looking to pursue a master’s degree, or have completed a master’s degree and is planning for your PhD, then it will interest you to know that there are certain post graduate degree scholarships specially designed to aid you with the financial assistance required to do that.

And because we know how important these study opportunities are to you, ScholarshipSet has found for you, (so you don’t have to) the best scholarships for postgraduate studies 2023-2024, which you can apply for to fund your studies.  Some of the postgraduate scholarships are fully funded while some are partially funded. The university to study ranges from your country to abroad

      • Postdoctoral Research Fellowships at CERI, Stellenbosch University 2023

      • We invite applications from ambitious post doctoral scientists, to undertake research in a Flagship research programme on epidemics in Africa. Fellows will receive a very well paid fellowship and access to some of the best datasets and facilities in the world.
        • Deadline: January 31, 2023
        • Posted: Yesterday
      • Princeton University EITM Summer Institute Program for Graduate Students 2023

      • The Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES) at the National Science Foundation supports annual three-week summer institutes on Empirical Implications of Theoretical Model that seek to train a new generation of scholars who can better link positive theory and empirical work. The Summer In
        • Deadline: February 28, 2023
        • Posted: Yesterday
      • Linnaeus University Scholarships program for International Students 2023

      • Linnaeus University offers scholarships to outstanding students from countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland through the programme “Linnaeus University Scholarships” and “Linnaeus University Scholarship for Current Students”. Applications are hereby invited
        • Deadline: February 20, 2023
        • Posted: Yesterday
      • British Council EU-ECOWAS Scholarships Programme on Sustainable Energy 2023

      • The EU-ECOWAS Scholarship programme provides scholarships for masters' degrees in the sustainable energy sector at specialised universities in West Africa (Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo) for the benefit of eligible students from ECOWAS member states involved in t
        • Deadline: February 10, 2023
        • Posted: January 26, 2023
      • IJP Journalism Exchange Programme for Young Journalists in Africa and Germany 2023

      • The Southern African-German Journalists’ Programme is a multiyear effort to shape an integrated understanding of the other country and region and to foster relations between Africa and Germany. It has been offered as a response to concerns about an increasing political and cultural detachment
        • Deadline: February 15, 2023
        • Posted: January 26, 2023
      • Government of Brunei Darussalam Scholarship Program for International Students 2023

      • The Brunei Darussalam Government Scholarship is offered annually under a special scholarship award scheme. The scholarship awards will provide applicants the opportunity to study at the University of Brunei Darussalam [UBD], Kolej Universiti Perguruan Ugama Seri Begawan Islam Sul
        • Deadline: February 15, 2022
        • Posted: January 26, 2023
      • AI for Science Master’s Program at AIMS South Africa for African Students 2023

      • AI for Science is a new stream in AIMS South Africa’s Master’s degree in Mathematical Science, made possible through a partnership with DeepMind. The program sits at the exciting intersection of AI and the Sciences. It is a fully residential one-year taught masters with a research compon
        • Deadline: April 8, 2023
        • Posted: January 26, 2023
      • WFSA Pilot Editorial Fellowship for Developing Countries 2023

      • The Association of Anaesthetists announce LMIC-based Editorial Fellowship starting September 2023.Two journals of the Association of Anaesthetists – Anaesthesia and Anaesthesia Reports – are offering an extension of their established editorial fellowship sch
        • Deadline: May 31, 2023
        • Posted: January 26, 2023
      • Carnegie Mellon University Postdoctoral Fellowship for African Countries 2023

      • The Department of Modern Languages, in conjunction with the Center for Black European Studies and the Atlantic at Carnegie Mellon University, invites application for a 2-year, non-renewable postdoctoral fellowship in Black Europeans Studies. We encourage scholars with deep interest in the study of c
        • Deadline: March 3, 2023
        • Posted: January 25, 2023
      • International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD) PhD Scholarships 2023

      • The International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD) is a research centre aiming to improve tax policy and administration in lower-income countries through collaborative research and engagement. The ICTD’s primary base is the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), at the Uni
        • Deadline: March 15, 2023
        • Posted: January 24, 2023
      • CEGA Fellowship Program 2023-2024

      • The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) invites African researchers to apply to our 2023-2024 CEGA Fellowship Request for Applications (RFA). The CEGA Fellowship Program equips early-career African social scientists with the skills to carry out rigorous impact evaluations of economic
        • Deadline: February 23, 2023
        • Posted: January 24, 2023
      • Radboud University Scholarship Program (Netherland) 2023

      • The Radboud Scholarship Programme is a very selective scholarship programme. It offers talented, highly motivated, non-EEA students with outstanding study results the opportunity to be awarded a scholarship for a complete English-taught Radboud University Master’s degree programme. Each yea
        • Deadline: February 28, 2023
        • Posted: January 23, 2023
      • Monash University Tuition Scholarship for International Students 2023

      • Monash International Tuition Scholarships (MITS) are provided by Monash University to support international students undertaking Research Doctorate and Research Masters degrees. Monash scholarships are very competitive and are awarded based on your academic record, any research outputs and prior
        • Deadline: March 31, 2023
        • Posted: January 23, 2023
      • Obama Foundation Leaders USA Program for Emerging Leaders 2023

      • The Obama Foundation Leaders USA programme is a six-month, non-residential leadership development programme that seeks to inspire, empower, and connect emerging leaders across the country. Together, Leaders will accelerate positive and lasting change in their communities with a focus on strengthe
        • Deadline: February 3, 2023
        • Posted: January 20, 2023
      • Minority Africa Fellowship for African Journalists and Storytellers 2023

      • The Minority Africa Fellowship, a project by Minority Africa, a digital publication using data-driven multimedia journalism to tell African minority stories, targets journalists and storytellers from minority groups across Africa, providing them with the platform, skills, and mentorship to repo
        • Deadline: January 30, 2023
        • Posted: January 20, 2023
      • KU Leuven Global Minds Doctoral Scholarships Programme 2023

      • As one of its contributions to development cooperation, every academic year KU Leuven selects exceptional students from developing countries as scholarship candidates to obtain their PhD from the largest university of Belgium. The Global Minds Programme is managed by IRO, the university’s Inte
        • Deadline: March 9, 2023
        • Posted: January 20, 2023
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Postgraduate Grants And Scholarships For African Students

Annually, postgraduate grants and scholarships  are  awarded to qualified postgraduate students, to enable them fund their studies while studying abroad or in their home country.

You can benefit from these grants for postgraduate funded by organizations and universities, by applying for various study opportunities which present themselves as – either postgraduate degree scholarships for masters students or postgraduate research scholarships for PhD students.

Or by applying to postgraduate study abroad scholarships, which provide  you with the chance to study at a university overseas.

Below are some of such scholarships which provide postgraduate sponsorship for students like you:

  • MasterCard Foundation postgraduate scholarship
  • Commonwealth Scholarships postgraduate scholarship
  • DAAD postgraduate scholarship
  • MEXT postgraduate scholarship
  • Nestle postgraduate scholarship
  • Government of Poland postgraduate scholarship
  • Shanghai Government Scholarships postgraduate scholarship
  • Total postgraduate scholarship
  • Fulbright postgraduate scholarship
  • Many more

 

Eligibility For Postgraduate Scholarships

To become a postgraduate scholar, there are eligibility criteria you should meet, especially if you are applying for postgraduate study abroad scholarships.

However, while respective awarding organizations have requirements that are specific them, they’re also general requirements which you must before you are qualified for a scholarship for postgraduate abroad studies.

Some of those requirements are:

  • Proof of English language proficiency (IELTS or it’s equivalent)
  • Bachelors degree/ certificate of graduation (for Masters students)
  • Masters degree/ certificate of graduation (for PhD students)
  • Research proposal (for PhD students)
  • Acceptance/admission letter to study at your selected university
  • International passport (for those students participating in a postgraduate study abroad scholarship)
  • Motivation letter to the scholarship sponsors stating why you think you are qualified to receive a postgraduate sponsorship to further your studies.

 

 

How To Apply For Postgraduate Scholarships

Dear applicant, before you can be selected for any of the available scholarships for post graduates, you first have to apply for the scholarship you are interested in and submit all the required documents.

Although this may seem like an easy thing to do (which it is), a simple mistake can cause your application to be rejected by the organisation or university, so you want to do it right.

If you have applied for scholarships in the past and have been rejected, or are applying for the first time, this is how to apply for an online post graduate scholarship.

Application Process:

To apply for a postgraduate scholarship, these are the steps you should take:

Before you apply:

  • Do you research on the scholarship and find out all you need to know about it, in terms of how to apply (whether online or via email or post) and particular documents to submit.
  • Research the school you are applying to and find out documents required and also if you are to apply for the scholarship before you gain admission to study or after.
  • Check if you are eligible for the scholarship
  • Organise all the required documents needed for the application.
 
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