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Postgraduate Scholarships for African students 2022-2023

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 2022-2023, 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

      • APNI Young African Phosphorus Fellowship Award Program for African Researchers 2022

      • Awards of USD $5,000 each will be conferred to five early-career scientists working in an African NARES institution (National Agricultural Research and Extension System) or African university. The award is to encourage scientific programs relevant to understanding and improving phosphorus (P) manag
        • Deadline: June 30, 2022
        • Posted: May 13, 2022
      • ILRI PhD Graduate Fellowship for African Students 2022

      • Wildlife farming and trade has grown into a multimillion industry in Vietnam. It primarily supplies food, income and other livelihoods to many communities, and supplements food production gaps from the livestock industry in other areas. One of the biggest threats of this occupation, however, is its
        • Deadline: May 26, 2022
        • Posted: May 12, 2022
      • UN Human Rights Fellowship for People of African Descent (Switzerland) 2022

      • The Human Rights Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent provides the participants with an intensive learning opportunity to deepen their understanding of the United Nations human rights system, instruments and mechanisms, with a focus on issues of particular relevance to people of Africa
        • Deadline: June 15, 2022
        • Posted: May 12, 2022
      • Nigerian Agip Exploration (NAE) Post Graduates Scholarship For Nigerian Students 2022

      • Nigerian Agip Exploration (NAE) Limited, on behalf of the NNPC/NAE PSC, is committed to the training and development of manpower as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme. In pursuance of this, NAE invites applications from suitably qualified and interested Nigerian graduates
        • Deadline: June 3, 2022
        • Posted: May 12, 2022
      • WAC-SRT Master of Philosophy in Development Management at UBIDS (Ghana) 2022

      • The Department of Governance and Development Management is one of four (4) Departments in the Faculty of Public Policy and Governance (FPPG). The Faculty of Public Policy and Governance was created out of the Faculty of Planning and Land Management (FPLM) in 2020. The Department as an offshoot from
        • Deadline: May 30, 2022
        • Posted: May 11, 2022
      • FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship 2022

      • The Women in Finance Scholarship is aimed at encouraging and supporting talented women in the field of finance, particularly those pursuing careers in financial asset management, market risk management and derivatives finance within the capital markets. Applications are welcomed from female citiz
        • Deadline: May 31, 2022
        • Posted: May 8, 2022
      • TWAS-BIOTEC Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme for Developing Countries 2022

      • For young scientists from developing countries (other than Thailand) who wish to pursue advanced research in the biotechnology at the National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) in Thailand. TWAS-BIOTEC Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable in BIOTEC and its affiliated resea
        • Deadline: August 1, 2022
        • Posted: May 8, 2022
      • INSEAD MBA’75 Nelson Mandela Endowed Scholarship 2022

      • To honour the life and work of President Nelson Mandela of South Africa, the INSEAD MBA Class of '75 created an endowment at their 30th Class Reunion to provide financial support for one or more African participants per year at INSEAD in perpetuity. At their 5th reunion the Class of '01J con
        • Deadline: June 14, 2022
        • Posted: May 6, 2022
      • DAAD Masters Scholarships in Development Management for African Students 2022

      • The Department of Governance and Development Management is one of four (4) Departments in the Faculty of Public Policy and Governance (FPPG). The Faculty of Public Policy and Governance was created out of the Faculty of Planning and Land Management (FPLM) in 2020. The Department as an offshoot from
        • Deadline: May 30, 2022
        • Posted: May 5, 2022
      • DAAD Masters Scholarships in Agricultural Economics for African Students 2022

      • The Master of Philosophy in Agricultural Economics is a 2-year structured program. The first year is designated for course work while the second year is a full research year. The Program will lead to the award of a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree in Agricultural Economics by the University for D
        • Deadline: May 30, 2022
        • Posted: May 5, 2022
      • DSI/NRF Postgraduate Scholarship for African Students 2022

      • The DSI and NRF are pleased to announce a call for new applications for DSI-NRF Postgraduate Student Funding for the academic year 2023. All continuing students who are eligible for a second or third year of funding must submit a Progress Report and not a new application. The
        • Deadline: July 8, 2022
        • Posted: May 5, 2022
      • TWAS-ICCBS Postgraduate Fellowship Programme for Developing Countries 2022

      • The International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) — comprising the H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry and the Dr. Panjwani Centre for Molecular and Drug Research in Karachi, Pakistan — and TWAS offer fellowships to young scientists from developing countries (other
        • Deadline: July 4, 2022
        • Posted: May 5, 2022
      • ACEWM MSc Program in Water Management for African Students 2022

      • The Africa Center of Excellence for Water Management (ACEWM) is an initiative of the World Bank Group and the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia through the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) Regional Center hosted by the Addis Ababa University (AAU). The program is a full-t
        • Deadline: June 10, 2022
        • Posted: May 4, 2022
      • StudyTrust Old Mutual Investment Group Imfundo Trust Scholarship 2022

      • The Imfundo Trust is an Old Mutual Investment Group scholarship initiative that aims to provide funding for students with a particular interest in the investments industry thereby supporting its transformation. Imfundo means education in Nguni and true to its name, since its inception in 2011, th
        • Deadline: June 30, 2022
        • Posted: May 3, 2022
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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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