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A number of organizations, Governments and institutions propitiation economic opportunities and scholarship awards for students from different parts of the macrocosm to study abroad. The financial awards are offered for undergraduate, Masters or PhD students or a combination from 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 time of publishing this list. If the deadline has passed, you can take note concerning them for future application.
Please note that providers may change information about their programme without notice. You are since studious to check the scholarship website for current information.
1. Australian Development Scholarships (ADS) for African Students
The Australia Awards for Africa is an initiative of the Australian Government aimed to maximize the benefit of the Australian Government’s extensive financial programs, and to countenance enduring ties between Australia and neighboring African Countries. Australian Development Scholarships (ADS) are available for full-time Postgraduate Diploma or Master Degree studies for African Nationals at Australian universities. It covers Full financial support for the postgraduate programme
Latest Application Deadline: 28 February 2012 and 14 December 2012.
Scholarship Webpage: adsafrica.com.au/countryList.php
2. Commonwealth Scholarship
Each year, theCommonwealth Scholarship Commission invites each nominating agency, university substitute university body to forward a specific number of nominations for the commonwealth scholarship for developing countries. Specific nominating agency/university/university ectomorph 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 apiece year.
Scholarship Webpage: cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/scholarships-developing-cw/
3. Commonwealth Shared Scholarship
Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are a joint initiative among the Commonwealth Education Commission (with funding from DFID) plus UK universities, to support scholarships for students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the UK. Since establishment in 1959, 27,000 individuals 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 must be received in London by 31 December in the annual 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 and Master’s degree programme. The scholarship covers both the tuition dues et al being expenses to the amount of SEK8,000 (‘878.9799) per month. Grant holders within the SI Study Scholarships will receive a travel grant in connection with the scholarship. The travel vouchsafe is a lump sum from 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 Scholarship for African Students
UCSC, Italy offer 12 full Masters scholarships that include tuition moreover council for students from eligible African countries. 12 full tuition and 39 partial scholarships will be awarded. The full scholarships include teaching and board for the duration of the program. Candidates that do hardly qualify for the full scholarship can be selected for the partial scholarships that cover part of tuition, whereas comprehensibility other living costs and travel will be at the loss 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 study for a master else 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 mutuality expenses (full cost).
Latest Application Deadline:1 February 2013
Scholarship Webpage: scholarships.vliruos.be/
7. 150 CUD Scholarships Program in Belgium for Developing Countries
Within the programme for international courses and background 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, qualify 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 study for a Master’s or PhD degree. The DAAD scholarships can support students who want to dissect 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 grand objective of the Norwegian Quota Scholarship Scheme for developing countries is to contribute to capacity building through education that will benefit the home country of 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 alternative PhD level, but the Quota Scheme including offers certain Bachelor’s study programmes. Each student receives the same amount of money as a Norwegian student would do in an equivalent 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 with over 10 recognised universities and higher institutions around the world to offer the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program, a $500 million education initiative that intention provide talented yet economically disadvantaged 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 want to get this report: www.afterschoolafrica.com/500million-scholarship-15000-africans.
11. Chevening Scholarship
The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Chevening Scholarship programme was established in 1983 and is now an internationally prestigious scheme for over 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 every discipline at any UK university.
Scholarship Webpage: chevening.org/apply/guidance