International Scholarships for African Students
Study in Europe:
Study in Belgium:
VLIR-UOS Awards Scholarships – graduate fellowships for international students from Africa, Asia and Latin America who are participating in a development-related masters or training program in Belgium.
Study in Germany:
DRD-DAAD Merit Scholarships – Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africans to study a development-related Master’s or PhD program in Germany.
Study in the Netherlands:
Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) – Short courses, Master and PhD scholarships for African students wishing to study in the Netherlands. 50% of the budget goes to female applicants, while the other 50% is allocated to applicants from sub-Saharan Africa **.
To study in the UK:
African Excellence Fee Waiver @ The University of Glasgow – International Scholarships for African students earning the full tuition of a Masters Degree from the University of Glasgow starting in September 2017. Applicants are automatically considered for their academic achievements.
African Graduate scholarships @ UCL – Scholarships for Africans to study in the UK at UCL (University College London) on a Masters program within the Institute for Global Health. (The deadline for 2016 has expired, check the next round of applications at a later date.)
African Postgraduate Scholarships @ Edinburgh Napier University– Scholarships for Africans who receive partial funding to study in the UK at Edinburgh Napier University.
Commonwealth Scholarships @ SOAS – Commonwealth Scholarships for African Commonwealth Students * studying at SOAS (London), UK, as part of a Master’s Degree in Development.
Ruth First Scholarship @ Durham University – Scholarships for Africans from Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe for a postgraduate degree in the UK from Durham University.
Oppenheimer Fund Scholarships @ Oxford University – Scholarships for African students who have previously studied at South African universities to study at Oxford University in the UK.
African Scholarships @ The University of Edinburgh – Merit-based graduate scholarships to study in the UK at the University of Edinburgh (Scotland) on a Master’s or PhD program.
The Centre of African Studies Visiting Fellowship @ The University of Cambridge – Two guest lecturers for African students researching and writing at the University of Cambridge.
The Ibrahim Scholarship Programme – Masters scholarships for aspiring African leaders who wish to study in the UK at the London Business School, SOAS or the University of Birmingham.
Study in USA:
Fulbright Foreign Student Program – International fellowships for doctoral students, young professionals and artists around the world who wish to study in the US for a year or more.
Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders – Scholarships for African students from sub-Saharan Africa to study in the US and gain leadership and entrepreneurial skills.
MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program – to study scholarships for African students in the US and Africa.
MSFS Full-Tuition Scholarship @ Georgetown University – Scholarships for Africans from Sub-Saharan Africa to study in the United States at the MSF Masters of Science at Georgetown University in Washington DC.
Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship @ Stanford University – Scholarships for Africans who wish to study at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business MBA program. Applicants should work for the development of their home country.
Zawadi Africa Education Fund for Young African Women – Scholarships for underprivileged students from Africa to study in other African countries or the US.
Note that the above list is NOT exhaustive – there are many other scholarships for African students. To find more opportunities, check the website of your chosen university and the research funding offered through state systems or external organizations (for example, the IET offers funding for engineering students).
You may also be eligible for the QS Scholarships program, which provides $ 1.7 million each year. To learn more and to get personal advice for your application, sign up for the QS World Grad School Tour for free.
African Commonwealth countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia.
Sub-Saharan African countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.