Scholarships for African Students

There are many international scholarships for African students available, including government scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships, and university scholarships.

Read on for our list of current opportunities and pick the one that interests or suits you the most.

Scholarship to study anywhere:

WMF Empowerment Through Education Scholarships for Developing Country Students

The Wells Mountain Foundation, through the Empowerment Through Education (ETE) program, provides undergraduate scholarships to developing country nationals to study in their home country or a neighboring country.

The Foundation believes in the power and importance of community service; therefore, all scholarship participants are required to volunteer for a minimum of 100 hours a year

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships for Developing Commonwealth Countries

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships are for candidates from least developed and lower-middle-income Commonwealth countries, for part-time Master’s study by distance learning on selected courses offered by UK universities.

The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program

The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) is open to women and men from developing countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts who are applying to a master’s degree program in a development-related topic.

JJWBGSP offers scholarships for 48 Participating Programs at universities in the U.S., Europe, Africa, Oceania, and Japan in key areas of development, including economic policy management, tax policy, and infrastructure management.

MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program for Africans

This is one of the perfect scholarships for African students. The vision of The MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program is to educate and develop academically qualified yet economically disadvantaged young people in Africa who will contribute to the transformation of the continent. This $500 million program will provide students in secondary school and university with the knowledge and leadership skills needed to contribute to economic and social progress across Africa. The location of this scholarship is mainly the USA & Africa

Edinburgh Global Online Distance Learning Scholarships

The University of Edinburgh will offer scholarships for eligible part-time global online distance learning Master’s programs offered by the University. The University of Edinburgh is a renowned center for teaching and research in Scotland and was founded in 1583, making it one of the oldest universities in the UK.

Scholarship to study in Asia-Pacific:

Adelaide Global Academic Excellence Scholarships for International Students

Adelaide Global Academic Excellence Scholarship for international students is a very competitive award that rewards commencing undergraduate and postgraduate coursework international students who have demonstrated academic excellence in previous studies.

TaiwanICDF International Higher Education Scholarship Program

TaiwanICDF International Higher Education Scholarship Program aims to assist partner developing countries to achieve sustainable development through education. The TaiwanICDF provides scholarships for higher education and has developed undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. programs in cooperation with renowned partner universities in Taiwan.

Scholarship to study in Europe:

Government of Flanders Master Mind Scholarships for International Students

The Flanders Master Mind Scholarships aims to promote Flanders and Brussels as top study destinations. The Flemish Ministry of Education awards scholarships for master’s programs in Flanders and Brussels to outstanding students from around the world.

Khazar University International Excellence Scholarships in Azerbaijan

To help students cover study expenses, Khazar University has offered International Excellence Scholarships for gifted students. The grant seeks to promote scholars with an exceptional educational performance from around the world to study in Azerbaijan Europe.

DRD-DAAD Merit Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africans

The DRD-DAAD Merit Scholarships are scholarships for African students, mainly for citizens of Sub-saharan African countries. The DRD offers a limited number of DAAD merit scholarships per year for applicants from Sub-Saharan African countries with an excellent academic record, to pursue development-related Masters and Ph.D. studies.

EPFLglobaLeaders Fellowship Program

EPFLglobaLeaders fellowship program is a new doctoral fellowship program funding early-stage researchers to become leaders in the transition towards sustainable societies. Forty-eight doctoral fellows will benefit from a multifaceted training program, including a secondment in the non-academic sector.

Orange Knowledge Program in The Netherlands

The Orange Knowledge Program aims to advance the development of the capacity, knowledge, and quality of both individuals as well as organizations both in the field of higher and vocational education and in other fields related to the priority themes in the program countries.

Scholarship to study in the UK: 

Nottingham Developing Solutions Scholarships

The Nottingham Developing Solutions Scholarships is designed for international students from  Africa, India, or one of the selected Commonwealth countries who want to pursue a Master’s Degree in the University of Nottingham and make a difference to the development of their home country.

International Ambassador Scholarships at University of West London

The International Ambassador Scholarship recognizes and provides financial support for outstanding students who wish to act as ambassadors for the University of West London. Studying at UWL is all about gaining the skills, expertise, and insight you need to excel in your chosen career.

Better World undergraduate financial aid for Non-EU Students at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Study in Ireland is still a dream for some students who are facing financial hardships. Hence, trinity college Dublin is now offering E3 Balanced Solutions for a Better World Undergraduate funding for outstanding and aspiring candidates.

The bursary is focused on supporting students applying for the undergraduate degree in environmental science and engineering and a joint honors degree in computer science and geography.

Surrey EU Undergraduate Financial Aid in the UK

Do you intend to pursue your higher studies in the UK? You can apply and be part of the EU undergraduate financial aid offered by the University of Surrey.

The bursary will provide an award amount of up to £5,000 per year of study in a fee discount for students who wish to pursue an undergraduate degree at the University.

Scholarship to study in the US: 

Fulbright Foreign Student Program in the USA

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program enables graduate students, young professionals, and artists from abroad to study and conduct research in the United States at U.S. universities or other academic institutions.


Note that the list above is NOT exhaustive – there are lots of other scholarships for African students. To find more opportunities, check the website of your preferred university and research funding offered via government schemes or external organizations

Note: Note that BRAINASTRO.COM does not offer any scholarship, grant, or other forms of financial aid or assistance to students. We only provide you with information and opportunities to apply for available scholarships or grants to help you pay for your studies abroad.

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