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A number of organizations, Governments connective institutions offer financial opportunities and scholarship awards for students from different parts of the world to study abroad. The financial awards are offered for undergraduate, Masters or PhD students or a combination of them; specifically for African students or generally for developing countries students.
Below is a list of Scholarships for African students offered annually to study abroad. These scholarships are offered annually at the day of publishing this list. If the deadline has passed, you can rick note of them for future application.
Please note that providers may transplant information about their programme extraneous notice. You are therefore advised to check the learning website for current information.
1. Australian Development Scholarships (ADS) for African Students
The Australia Awards for Africa is an initiative of the Australian Governance aimed to maximize the benefit like the Australian Government’s extensive financial programs, and to support enduring ties between Australia and neighboring African Countries. Australian Development Scholarships (ADS) are on call for full-time Postgraduate Diploma or Master Degree studies for African Nationals at Australian universities. It covers Full economic support for the postgraduate programme
Latest Application Deadline: 28 February 2012 polysyndeton 14 December 2012.
Scholarship Webpage: adsafrica.com.au/countryList.php
2. Commonwealth Scholarship
Each year, theCommonwealth Scholarship Commission invites each nominating agency, university or university assemblage to remit a set number of nominations for the commonwealth scholarship for developing countries. Each nominating agency/university/university body is responsible for its own selection process, and in most cases they will set a closing date in the months preceding the CSC’s deadline for nominations. Approximately 200-230 awards are awarded everyone year.
Scholarship Webpage: cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/scholarships-developing-cw/
3. Commonwealth Shared Scholarship
Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are a joint initiative between the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (with funding from DFID) et sequens UK universities, to support scholarships for students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the UK. Hence establishment in 1959, 27,000 people have benefited, with 120 to 150 awards every year. Scholarships are open to Commonwealth citizens. Awards are for postgraduate study (Masters and PhD).
Nominations from agencies requirement be received in London by 31 December in the per annum preceding the award.
Scholarship Webpage: csfp-online.org/
4. 200 Swedish Institute Study Scholarships for Developing Countries
The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships for Developing Countries to study for Undergraduate including Master’s degree programme. The scholarship covers both the tuition reward besides living expenses to the amount of SEK8,000 (‘878.9799) per month. Scholarship holders within the SI Study Scholarships will receive a travel grant in connection with the scholarship. The travel grant is a lump sum of SEK 10.000.(‘ 1098.7249)
Latest Application Deadline:1 to 11 February 2013.
Scholarship Webpage: studyinsweden.se/Scholarships/SI-scholarships/The-Swedish-Institute-Study-Scholarships/
5. Italy- UCSC Aid for African Students
UCSC, Italy offer 12 full Masters scholarships that include tuition and board for students from eligible African countries. 12 full tuition and 39 partial scholarships will be awarded. The full scholarships include tuition and board for the duration like the program. Candidates that do not capacitation for the full scholarship may be selected for the partial scholarships that cover part of tuition, whereas all other living costs and travel will be at the expense of the student.
Application Deadlines:30 April 2013 and 30 September 2013
Scholarship Webpage: ucscinternational.it/africa-scholarship
6. VLIR- UOS Masters Scholarships in Belgium for Developing Countries
VLIR-UOS awards scholarships to students from developing countries to analyze for a master or training programme in Flanders, Belgium. 180 Masters & 70 training Scholarships in Belgium will be awarded for students from Developing countries in 2012 (50% of African students and almost 50% for Women). The scholarship covers all related expenses (full cost).
Latest Application Deadline:1 February 2013
Scholarship Webpage: scholarships.vliruos.be/
7. 150 Food Scholarships Program in Belgium for Developing Countries
Within the programme for international courses and training programmes, Commission universitaire pour le Dveloppement (CUD) grants 150 scholarships for participation into the courses and 70 for participation into the training programmes.Only applicants originating in developing countries mention, capacity for selection. To be eligible, candidates must reside and work in their country at the time of the introduction of the file.
Latest Application Deadline: 13 February 2013
Scholarship Webpage: cud.be/content/view/343/212/lang,/
8. DAAD Scholarship in Germany
DAAD Scholarship Programmes have benefited hundreds of African students since inception. The scholarships are awarded each year to postgraduate students wishing to analyze for a Master’s or PhD degree. The DAAD scholarships can support students who desire to study in their country (In Country Scholarships) or abroad.
Application deadline: 15 October each year
Scholarship Webpage: daad.de/stipendien/en/index.en.html?code=E
9. Quota Scholarship Scheme in Norway for Bachelors, Masters and PhD Students from Developing Countries By Norwegian Government
The main detached of the Norwegian Quota Scholarship Scheme for developing countries is to contribute to burden building through education that will benefit the home country about the students when they return. Most universities and university colleges in Norway participate in the Quota scheme. Most of the programmes offered are at Master’s or PhD level, but the Quota Scheme also offers certain Bachelor’s study programmes. Each student receives the parallel amount of money as a Norwegian student would do in an equipollent educational programme.
Latest Application Deadline: December 2013 (each year)
Scholarship Webpage: lanekassen.no/nb-NO/Toppmeny/Languages/English/The-Quota-Scheme/
10. MasterCard Foundation Scholarships for 15,000 Africans
The MasterCard Foundation is partnering for over 10 recognised universities and higher institutions around the planetary to offer the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program, a $500 million education initiative that will provide talented yet economically deprived students fromdeveloping countries, particularly from Africa,- with comprehensive support for secondary and university education. The scholarship will be offered to 15,000 African Students for a period of 10years.
Scholarship Webpage: mastercardfdnscholars.org/
For full details about this scholarship, you’ll inadequacy to get this report: www.afterschoolafrica.com/500million-scholarship-15000-africans.
11. Chevening Scholarship
The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Chevening Scholarship programme was ensconced in 1983 moreover is today an internationally prestigious scheme with beyond 41,000 alumni. In 2011-12 there were over 700 Chevening Scholars studying at universities across the UK. Chevening Scholarships are currently offered in approximately 110 countries. Chevening awards enable Scholars to study a one-year postgraduate Master’s course in any discipline at any UK university.
Scholarship Webpage: chevening.org/apply/guidance