35 Undergraduate and Postgraduate Scholarships for African Students. Apply Now

Did you know that there are top scholarships for African students for undergraduate, and postgraduate studies?

The scholarships listed below are now open for African students. All the scholarships are closing at different dates in March 2021. Take advantage of this and apply….


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1. RUFORUM MasterCard Undergraduate & Masters Scholarships for African Students

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is partnering with the MasterCard Foundation, Gulu University, and Egerton University to enhance the application of science, technology, business, and innovation for rural agriculture.

Application Deadline: 31st March, 2021

2. Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) for Students to Study in The Netherlands

The Orange Knowledge Programme, a new phase of the Orange Knowledge Programme aims to advance the development of the capacity, knowledge and of both individuals and institutions in higher and vocational education.


Application Deadline: 23 March, 2021

3. AIG Public Leaders Programme for African Public Sector Executives

In collaboration with the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government, this unique programme offers senior public servants an immersive executive education experience aimed at strengthening the skills they need to build cultures of excellence.

Application Deadline: 19th March, 2021

4. Government of Ireland – International Education Scholarships (Bachelor, Master & PhD) for International Students.

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) is pleased to issue the 2021 Call under the Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships Programme.


Application Deadline: 26th March, 2021

5. HFG Foundation Young African Scholars Program

Every two years the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation hosts the Young African Scholars program.

Application Deadline: 1st March 2021

6. French-African Young Leaders Program (Fully-funded)

Every year, the French-African Foundation brings together a group of Young Leaders who play an important role in Franco-African relations, based on a public call for applications.

Application Deadline: 21st March, 2021

7. Government of Austria ITH Fully-funded Masters Scholarships for Developing Countries

Students may attend ITH by private means or through scholarships given by the Austrian Development Cooperation. Limited number of scholarships are offered every year by the Austrian Development Cooperation.

Application Deadline: 1st March, 2021

8. Mastercard University of Edinburgh Online Masters Scholarships for African Students

If you are a graduate, or are soon to graduate, as a Mastercard Foundation Scholar from a Mastercard Foundation partner institution, find out more about applying to study a postgraduate qualification online.

Application Deadline: 15th March 2021

9. Embassy of France in Ghana Joint Master’s Degree & PhD Scholarships for Ghanaian Students

The applications are now open for Ghanaians at Master’s and PhD levels on a merit and needs basis.

Application Deadline: 28th March

10. Anzisha Prize $100,000 Entrepreneurs Awards for Young African Entrepreneurs

The Anzisha Prize seeks to award young entrepreneurs who have developed and implemented innovative solutions to social challenges or started successful businesses within their communities.

Application Deadline: 31st March

11. Study in Canada Scholarships for Post-Secondary International Students

The Study in Canada Scholarships program provides students from post-secondary institutions located in the new eligible countries/territories with short-term exchange opportunities for study or research in Canadian post-secondary institutions at the college, undergraduate and graduate levels.

Application deadline: March 30


12. L’Oréal-UNESCO Sub-Saharan Africa Young Talents Programme 2021 for African Women in Science

Each year the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science call for application from talented young African women scientists to receive fellowship grants to pursue promising research projects.

Application Deadline: 22nd March

13. Eisenhower Fellowships Africa Program for Regional Leaders Fighting Climate Change

Eisenhower Fellowships Launches 2021 Africa Program for Regional Leaders Fighting Climate Change

Application Deadline: 15th March

14. DW Akademie Journalism Masters Scholarships for Journalism Students and Professionals in Developing Countries – Germany

DW Akademie is accepting applications for its International Media Studies program (IMS) in Bonn, Germany. Students from developing countries interested in the Master of Arts degree can apply for scholarships.

Application Deadline: 31st March

15. Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Security Nexus Winter School for Southern Africa

Applications are open for the 1st Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Security Nexus Winter School for Southern Africa

Application Deadline: 31st March

16. MO IBRAHIM Foundation Leadership Fellowship Program for African Leaders

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation is financing the Ibrahim Leadership Fellowship position in the African Development Bank.

Application Deadline: 15th March 2021

17. KAS Media Africa Management Short Course Scholarship for African Journalists

Apply now for a scholarship place in a Wits Media Management short course!
Application Deadline: 15th March

 18. VLIR-UOS Masters Scholarships (ICP) by Belgium Government for Developing Countries

VLIR-UOS offers full Masters Scholarships in Belgium for students from Developing countries – half of this scholarship will be offered to African students and preference will be given for Women.
Application Deadline: Application Deadlines depend on candidate’s chosen programme (See ‘How to Apply’ link above); deadlines generally Between 16 January and 1 March 2021.

19. Duke-UNICEF Accelerator Program for African Social Entrepreneurs

Ready to scale your innovation or enterprise? We are looking for social entrepreneurs tackling the most challenging problems facing children globally. We are currently seeking six social enterprises working specifically on sanitation and hygiene issues in Africa.
Application Deadline: 5th March

20. Apply for Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme – $100 million to create 10,000 African Entrepreneurs in 10 Years

Nigerian billionaire investor and philanthropist Tony Elumelu has committed $100 million to create 10,000 entrepreneurs across Africa over the next 10 years.
Application Deadline: 1st March

21. New Zealand Development Scholarships for African Students (Opening soon)

New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS) give candidates from selected developing countries an opportunity to gain knowledge and skills through study in specific subject areas which will assist in the development of their home country.
Application Deadline: 14th March (annual)

22. Wells Mountain Education Scholarship Program for Undergraduate Students in Developing Countries

Wells Mountain Foundation offers the Empowerment through Education Scholarship Program for secondary school leavers to study for Bachelors degree in Developing Countries.
Application Deadline: 1st March

23. Norway: BI Presidential Scholarships for International Masters Students (Fully-funded)

The BI Presidential Scholarships are open to Norwegian and international applicants.
Application Deadline: 1st March

24. Norway: BI Undergraduate Scholarships for International Students

The BI Presidential Scholarships are open to Norwegian and international applicants.
Application Deadline: 1st March

25.  Aga Khan Foundation Scholarship for Developing Countries (Masters & PhD)

The Aga Khan Foundation provides scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from select developing countries. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan.
Application Deadline: 31st March

26. Canada: Quest University Presidential Scholarships for International Undergraduate Students

All students, regardless of their country of origin, are eligible to apply for scholarships and/or financial aid.
Application Deadline: 1st March

27. Sustainable Energy Development Scholarship Program for Developing Countries (US$ 23,000/year)

Masters Scholarship in Sustainable Energy Development for Students from Developing Countries by the Education for Sustainable Energy Development [ESED] to be taken in any University around the world
Application Deadline: 8th March

28. American University of Beirut MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program for Sub-Saharan African Students

American University of Beirut MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program are running Masters Scholarships for students in Sub-saharan Africa.
Application Deadline: 18th March

29. College Dublin (UCD) Global Excellence Masters Scholarships for sub-Saharan African Students.

The Scholarship Program is funded by UCD International and aims to attract excellent candidates to the UCD’s graduate programs and encourage early application. Application Deadline: 31st March

30. Jeroen Ensink Memorial Fund Masters Scholarships for Developing Countries

The Jeroen Ensink Memorial scholarship is offered to students from sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia who are committed to improving public health in developing countries and wish to undertake the MSc Public Health for Development course.
Application Deadline: 30th March

31. African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Master’s & Co-operative Master’s Program (Fully-funded) for African Students

AIMS is pleased to open applications for the Master’s & Co-operative Master’s Program at five centres of excellence for the Academic year.
Application Deadline: 31st March

32.  Korean Government Scholarships for 170 Bachelors, 800 Masters & PhD for Developing Countries

The Korean Government is offering Bachelors, Masters and PhD Scholarships for International Students to study at various Korean Universities and Higher Institutions. The graduate application program will open in February and close by March. Specific dates will be published soon.

33. Mo Ibrahim Foundation University of London PhD Scholarships for African Students

The Centre of African Studies, School of African Studies(SOAS) University of London offers 2 PhDs to African nationals as part of the Governance for Development in Africa Initiative funded by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

34. 1,000 Heinrich Boll Foundation Scholarships for International Students, Germany – Undergraduate, Masters & PhD

The Heinrich Böll Foundation grants scholarships to approximately 1,000 undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students of all subjects and nationalities per year, who are pursuing their degree at universities, universities of applied sciences (‘Fachhochschulen’), or universities of the arts (‘Kunsthochschulen’) in Germany.
Application Deadline: 1st March

35. Italy: Cattolica Africa Scholarship Program for African Masters Students

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, as part of its mission to foster relationships with developing countries, has developed a special program for students from the African continent. This program will enable students to study for undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs taught in English at UCSC’s Milan, Piacenza and Cremona campuses.
Application Deadline: 15th March

Good Luck!!!


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