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

  • University of Kent 2024 Future Student Scholarship for Nigerian Students

    Are you a Nigerian passport holder, or live in Nigeria, and are starting a full time taught undergraduate or postgraduate programme at one of our UK campuses in 2024? You could qualify for our new automatic Kent Future Student Scholarship, worth £5000. This scholarship is for students begin

    Published: 2024-06-13 Type: Postgraduate Study in: United Kingdom Deadline: July 31, 2024

  • StartHub Africa 2024 Youth 4 Policy (Y4P) Innovation Fellowship

    The Youth 4 Policy (Y4P) Innovation Fellowship is designed to nurture young and emerging policymakers keen on transforming Uganda’s startup ecosystem. We’re seeking highly passionate and qualified individuals to conduct in-depth research and produce valuable, high- quality policy papers

    Published: 2024-06-13 Type: Fellowship Study in: Uganda Deadline: June 19, 2024

  • Canon Collins RMTF Scholarships for Postgraduate Study in South Africa 2024

    Canon Collins Trust in partnership with Ros Moger and Terry Furlong group invite applications for the postgraduate study in South Africa 2025. Ros and Terry were inspirational London educationalists. Since 2001 friends and family have raised funds in their memory to award scholarships in their name.

    Published: 2024-06-12 Type: Postgraduate Study in: South Africa Value: R20,000 to R100,000 Deadline: July 22, 2024

  • Canon Collins Trust 2024 Sol Plaatje Scholarships for Postgraduate Students

    Canon Collins Trust in partnership with Sol Plaatje Educational Project invite applications for the postgraduate study in South Africa 2025. We will provide funding for up to a maximum of two years for Masters and three years for PhD. Continued funding depends upon satisfactory progress and academic

    Published: 2024-06-12 Type: Postgraduate Study in: South Africa Value: R20,000 to R100,000 Deadline: July 22, 2024

  • Call for Applications: SSACAB Scholarships for African Students 2024

    The Sub-Saharan African Consortium for Advanced Biostatistics (SSACAB) is a consortium of six African and two northern partner institutions, and nine collaborating institutions with the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg as the Lead Institution. SSACAB II has received funding through the

    Published: 2024-06-11 Type: Masters Deadline: June 30, 2024

  • YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders 2025

    The U.S. Department of State and IREX are seeking academic, professional, and regional experts to read and score applications for the 2025 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.  Over the first nine years of the Fellowship, the program received nearly 434,000 applications from

    Published: 2024-06-11 Type: Fellowship Study in: United States Deadline: September 1, 2024

  • Google DeepMind Scholarship for International Students 2024

    ITU Artificial Intelligence and Data Science Applied Research Center (ITU AI) and Google DeepMind are excited to announce Google DeepMind Scholarships for the Fall 2024-2025 Term. The scholarships will be offered to female graduate students at ITU specializing in artificial intelligence.

    Published: 2024-06-11 Type: Masters Study in: Turkey Deadline: June 14, 2024

  • University of Adelaide Global Citizens Scholarship for International Students 2024

    Scholarship recipients will receive a 15% or 30% reduction toward international tuition fees when commencing at the University of Adelaide in 2024.  This scholarship is based on academic merit and eligibility is determined by the merit achieved in the qualification which constitutes as the b

    Published: 2024-06-10 Type: Masters Deadline: Not Specified

  • Apply Now: ASCL 2024 Visiting Fellowship Programme

    The ASCL has an active visiting fellowship programme. Selected fellows will be able to make use of our excellent library, collaborate and network with colleagues,  and participate in our regular seminars.

    Published: 2024-06-07 Type: Fellowship Deadline: Not Specified

  • Call for Applications: GREEN-STEM Intra-Africa Scholarships for African Women 2024

    GREEN-STEM scholarships will empower up to 92 young talents, students and staff to experience an intra-Africa mobility in the partner institution from short to long term: FIRST CALL IS OPEN NOW TO WOMEN FOR FULL PROGRAMS IN ONE OF THE GREEN-STEM PARTNER UNIVERSITIES SCHOLARSHIPS are only avail

    Published: 2024-06-07 Type: Postgraduate Deadline: December 1, 2024

  • Stanford University Knight Hennessy Scholars Program 2024

    Knight-Hennessy scholars develop deep domain expertise in their Stanford graduate program, and build on this domain expertise through exposure to a wide range of disciplines and cultures within the Knight-Hennessy Scholars (KHS) community. Scholars participate in the King Global Leadership Program (

    Published: 2024-06-07 Type: Masters Study in: United States Deadline: October 9, 2024

  • BackPack Foundation Excellence Scholarship for International Students 2024

    Through the BackPack-Excellence Scholarship for Women, the Swiss foundation intends to help women to obtain the leadership skills they need to advance in their careers. The scholarship provides a transformational experience to talented and driven women who may have believed that an MBA program wa

    Published: 2024-06-06 Type: Masters Deadline: July 1, 2024

  • ASCL 2024 Africa Thesis Award for African Researchers

    Are you interested in Africa and is your master’s thesis on a related subject? If so, the African Studies Centre Leiden is offering you the chance to win € 500,-. Moreover, your thesis will be published in the ASCL’s African Studies Collection.   The award aim

    Published: 2024-06-06 Type: Masters Deadline: August 31, 2024

  • South African Reserve Bank Master’s Scholarship in Data Science and Machine Learning 2025

    The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) is inviting prospective Master’s degree in Data Science and Machine Learning students to apply for a full scholarship for the 2025 academic year.

    Published: 2024-06-06 Type: Masters Study in: South Africa Deadline: October 31, 2024

  • University of Oxford 2024 Rhodes Scholarship for African Students

    The Rhodes Scholarship is a fully funded, full time, postgraduate award which enables talented young people from around the world to study at the University of Oxford. Applying for the Scholarship is a challenge, but it is an experience which has helped generations of young people to succeed

    Published: 2024-06-05 Type: Masters Study in: United Kingdom Deadline: August 1, 2024

  • Apply for the 2024 CIFAR Women in Research Leadership Development Symposium

    The CIFAR Women in Research Leadership Development Symposium convenes exceptional early career researchers from across sub-Saharan Africa, in any academic discipline, to strengthen their leadership skills through facilitated training; expand their professional networks; build their capacity for lead

    Published: 2024-06-05 Type: Fellowship Study in: Rwanda Deadline: July 15, 2024

  • 2024 Women for Africa Foundation (FMxA) Science by Women Program

    The Women for Africa Foundation (Foundation MxA), in line with its mission of contributing to the development of Africa through the drive of its women, launched the Science by Women program, with the aims of promoting African women’s leadership in scientific research and technology transfer an

    Published: 2024-06-04 Type: Postgraduate Study in: Spain Deadline: September 30, 2024

  • 2024 Master Research Programme in Informatics for Climate Change at WASCAL

    The Université Joseph KI-ZERBO, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, is pleased to announce for application for its fifth batch of students to the study of Master Research Programme in Informatics for Climate Change (MRP-ICC) in Burkina Faso under the Capacity Building Programme of West African Science

    Published: 2024-06-03 Type: Masters Deadline: June 15, 2024

  • University of Essex Africa Postgraduate Scholarship for African Students 2024

    If you're an international student from a member state of the African Union and are self-funding your postgraduate studies, you could be eligible for a scholarship of £4,500, paid as a discount on your first year’s tuition fee.

    Published: 2024-06-03 Type: Postgraduate Study in: United Kingdom Deadline: September 30, 2024

  • Apply Now: University of Birmingham DeepMind Scholarship for International Students 2024

    The School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham is thrilled to announce two scholarships generously funded by DeepMind, that are open to applicants currently holding either a conditional offer or unconditional offer for the MSc Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at our UK Edg

    Published: 2024-06-03 Type: Masters Study in: United Kingdom Deadline: August 18, 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.