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Postgraduate Scholarships for African students 2024-2025

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 2024-2025, 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

  • African-American China Leadership Fellows Program 2024

    The African-American China Leadership Fellows Program (AACLF) is dedicated to the development of mid-career African-American China professionals, striving to curb the under-representation of African-Americans in U.S.-China relations. We firmly believe that supporting rising African-American professi

    Published: 2024-02-22 Type: Fellowship Deadline: Not Specified

  • Call For Papers – Writing Workshops: Defiant Scholarship In Africa 2024

    We invite early career scholars working on topics connected to and practices grounded in ‘defiant scholarship in Africa’ to apply for writing workshops in Yaoundé, Cameroon and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. During these three-day hybrid workshops we will work to identify and challenge

    Published: 2024-02-22 Type: Fellowship Study in: Cameroon, Ethiopia Deadline: March 10, 2024

  • University College London DPU70 Master’s Scholarships 2024

    The Bartlett Development Planning Unit (DPU) has had many long and vital partnerships with colleagues on the African continent. Indeed, those relationships extend to the very origins of the DPU and underpin much of our work. Yet we work in an educational context in which the programmes we offer are

    Published: 2024-02-21 Type: Masters Study in: United Kingdom Deadline: April 3, 2024

  • CSAAD Research Fellowship for African Researchers 2024

    The Center for the Study of Africa and the African Diaspora (CSAAD) Research Fellowship invites scholars based and living in Africa and the Diaspora ( outside of North America and Europe), and who have completed the terminal degree in their field, to submit applications for the opportunity to spend

    Published: 2024-02-21 Type: Fellowship Study in: United States Deadline: February 29, 2024

  • KIT Royal Tropical Institute Masters Scholarships for Students 2024

    The aim of the KIT Scholarship Fund is that with what they learn they can contribute to improving the health care situation in their country or around the world. This scholarship is made possible thanks to alumni, foundations, friends of KIT and KIT Scholarship Fund who want to support better h

    Published: 2024-02-21 Type: Masters Study in: Netherlands Deadline: March 15, 2024

  • BMGA Fellowship Program for Young Women University Graduates and Final Year Students 2024

    The BMGA Fellows Program is a social impact initiative designed to narrow the gender skills gap that exists among female university graduates in Africa. It is a six-month online blended programme that provides young women with access to the knowledge and resources required to develop their empl

    Published: 2024-02-20 Type: Fellowship Deadline: March 17, 2024

  • Commonwealth Distance-Learning Scholarships for Developing Countries 2024

    Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships are offered for citizens of certain developing Commonwealth countries. These scholarships are funded by the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), to contribute to the UK’s international development aims and wider overseas inte

    Published: 2024-02-20 Type: Masters Study in: United Kingdom Deadline: March 28, 2024

  • Call for Application: DAAD/NELGA Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 2024

    In the programme "Strengthening Advisory Capacities for Land Policy in Africa" (SLGA), the DAAD supports a fellowship programme available for young academics and professionals from African Union member states in the field of Land Governance and Land Management.  The aim of the prog

    Published: 2024-02-20 Type: Fellowship Deadline: March 18, 2024

  • Call for Applications: AFRIKA KOMMT Fellowship Program 2024

    AFRIKA KOMMT! is a fellowship programme that connects visionary African professionals and leading German companies. Together they pave the way for global inclusive business and mutually beneficial cooperation. The programme provides an unparalleled opportunity to young, talented African pr

    Published: 2024-02-19 Type: Fellowship Deadline: March 24, 2024

  • University of Edinburgh Macqueen Scholarship for International Students 2024

    Shine a light on the experiences of sole carers with this scholarship, which supports postgraduate social work research on one-parent families. The scholarship is funded by a generous donation from The Julie-Ann Macqueen Trust The Macqueen Scholarship centers its research on postgraduate social w

    Published: 2024-02-19 Type: PhD Study in: United Kingdom Deadline: March 21, 2024

  • Call for Application: International Law Programme for African Scholars 2024

    The Regional Courses provide high-quality training by leading scholars and practitioners on a broad range of core subjects of international law, as well as specific subjects of particular interest to the countries in a given region. In addition, the interactive nature of the training allows the part

    Published: 2024-02-19 Type: Fellowship Study in: Ethiopia Deadline: March 22, 2024

  • Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Young Professionals Program 2024

    The Young Professionals Program (YPP) is an entry level talent development program that equips you with the knowledge, skills, and network for a fulfilling career in international development. Our diversity is focused on ensuring a space for all cultures. Key features of the program include:

    Published: 2024-02-16 Type: Postgraduate Study in: Saudi Arabia Deadline: March 7, 2024

  • Oxford Reuters Institute Journalism Fellowships for Journalists 2024

    The fully-funded Fellowships are aimed at practising journalists from all over the world, to enable them to research a topic of their choice, related to their work and the broader media industry, before returning to newsrooms. The Fellowships offer an opp

    Published: 2024-02-15 Type: Fellowship Deadline: February 19, 2024

  • King’s College CMCI London African Music PhD Scholarship 2024

    The researcher will be based in the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries (CMCI),  King’s College London and co-supervised by Professor Roberta Comunian (Professor of Creative Economies in the Department of Culture, Media & Creative Industries) and Dr Eka

    Published: 2024-02-15 Type: PhD Study in: United Kingdom Deadline: March 19, 2024

  • Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Postgraduate Scholarships For African Students 2024

    At the inaugural plenary of the India – Africa Forum Summit held in New Delhi in April 2008, the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India announced the Government of India’s initiative to enhance the academic opportunities for students of African countries in India by increasing the number

    Published: 2024-02-15 Type: Postgraduate Study in: India Deadline: April 30, 2024

  • African Partners Award for African Students at University Of Glasgow 2024

    The University of Glasgow is offering up to 15 scholarships for International students, alumni or staff at one of the University partners in Africa, starting a 1 year postgraduate taught Masters programme, in any discipline for academic session 2024/25.  The scholarship is a full tuition fee wa

    Published: 2024-02-14 Type: Masters Study in: United Kingdom Deadline: March 31, 2024

  • Postgraduate Excellence Award for African Students at University of Nottingham 2024

    Unlock your potential with our Africa Postgraduate Excellence award, a tuition fee scholarship for masters students who live in Africa. APPLY NOW!!! The Africa Postgraduate Excellence Award is the University of Nottingham’s scholarship award, designed to support international students wh

    Published: 2024-02-14 Type: Postgraduate Study in: United Kingdom Deadline: May 15, 2024

  • TWAS-TÜBITAK Postgraduate Fellowship Programme 2024

    The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye (TÜBITAK) and TWAS have established a sandwich fellowship programme for foreign scholars from developing countries in the South who wish to pursue part of their research toward a PhD in a field of the natural and related applied

    Published: 2024-02-14 Type: Fellowship Deadline: February 26, 2024

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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.