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10 International Scholarships African Students Can Benefit From


African students can apply for various international scholarships, including government and university awards and Commonwealth and government awards.

Continue reading for a list of available opportunities and get our free guide to locating international scholarships to study abroad.

Wells Mountain Foundation Scholarships

This is need-based financial aid for students from developing nations, including those in Africa, to attend college at home or in another developing country. Candidates must be enrolled in a course of study that will either help the community or advance the nation, and they must intend to work and live there after graduation.

7UP Scholarships at Harvard Business School for Nigerian Students

The Seven-Up Bottling Company Plc of Nigeria established the 7UP Harvard Business School Scholarship to honor its 50th anniversary and further its goal of giving deserving Nigerians a greener future. A Nigerian national will receive the scholarship. The scholarship pays for two years of the MBA program’s tuition, housing, and travel costs.

Application Timeline:

September 24, 2022-Wednesday, May 15, 2023

Padua International Excellence Scholarship Programme

Highly gifted prospective students who intend to pursue a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Padua that is entirely taught in English may apply for scholarships from the University of Padua. The scholarship comes with a €8,000 living expense allocation and free tuition. Beneficiary students are only required to pay an annual admission charge equal to the regional tax and marca da bollo. Depending on the program, the deadlines are either March 10, 2023 or April 12, 2023. The second deadline for degree programs with unlimited access for which no scholarships were given during the first entry period is July 9, 2023.

King’s College London Africa Studentships: African Fashion 

The project will focus on one (or more) African country case(s), which will complement existing case studies carried out by the supervisors. The supervisors have formed partners in South Africa, including SACO (South Africa Cultural Observatory), which would further concept-building on lead firms in the global South. The following are covered by the scholarship for four years:

Tuition charges at the higher international/outside rate.

A living allowance (stipend) paid annually at the UKRI rate, set at £19,688 for 2022–2023.

Research expenses can reach £5,000 annually.

Application deadline: 

June 30, 2023. 

CICOPS Scholarship Program for Developing Countries

The University of Pavia and EDiSU (Institute of the Right to University Studies) are providing five scholarships to visiting scholars for the year 2024 for a period of stay of 4 to 12 weeks at the University of Pavia to foster international cooperation, particularly with Developing Countries (as classified by the World Bank in the low, lower middle, and upper-middle-income economies). The scholarship includes travel, food, and lodging costs, a health insurance policy, and a weekly contribution of 150 Euros.

Application Deadline:

May 31, 2023.

The University Of Sheffield Africa Scholarship For African Students

The Department of Geography is happy to provide a scholarship for a postgraduate taught student from Africa in collaboration with the University of Sheffield Africa Scholarship Trust. 

The award provides the following assistance:

Waiver of all tuition fees

Maintenance for housing at the university, plus a monthly stipend

Application deadline: 

May 24, 2023.

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School MSc Academic Excellence Scholarship

Successful MSc candidates will receive the UCD Smurfit School MSc Academic Excellence Scholarship, which will pay up to 50% of their tuition. Academically exceptional students who will serve as ambassadors for their program and the school during and after graduation are given these scholarships. Scholarship cover 25%-50% of tuition.

Application deadline:

May 31, 2023.

Google Generation Google Scholarship for Undergraduate Students 

The Generation Google Scholarship: for Women in Computer Science will be given based on each applicant’s dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as their academic achievement and leadership qualities. We strongly encourage students who want a career in computer science and who meet the program’s minimum requirements to apply. Selected students will receive a 7,000 EUR award (or local equivalent) for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Application deadline:

May 16, 2023.

African Students Fellowship Program by Women Techsters 2023

Women Techsters Fellowship is a 1-year virtual learning program that gives women the tools to launch tech careers and tech-enabled businesses. Delivers through 6 months of intensive training, a 6-month internship, and enrollment in a mentorship program.

The program aims to close the gender gap in digital and technological literacy in the technology ecosystem and guarantee equal opportunities for women and girls.

The Women Techsters Fellowship Program’s Objectives and Benefits

The training’s learning pathways are 

  1. Computer Software 
  2. UI/UX Product Design 
  3. Online safety 
  4. Product Administration 
  5. Data Science and Engineering for Artificial Intelligence Fellows must participate in the training to be eligible for the internship.

Qualifications for the Women Techsters Fellowship Program

Girls and women between 16 and 40 to apply for the fellowship program this year. Nigerian, Ghanaian, Kenyan, South African, and Egyptian women only need to use them.

Deadline of Application: May 27, 2023

Coca-Cola Beverages African Internship Program

With 40% of all Coca-Cola volumes on the continent, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa [CCBA] is the biggest Coca-Cola bottler in Africa. CCBA’s subsidiary Coca-Cola Beverages Uganda Limited. Coca-Cola seeks motivated and ambitious undergraduates for internship opportunities in the following roles/departments.

  • Culture and People
  • Electrical, mechanical, automotive, and civil engineering-specific procurement and supply chain finance engineering
  • Selling and marketing
  • Government Relations & Communications

Qualification Standards for Internship Programs

  • When you submitted your application, you were a Ugandan citizen or a permanent resident of Uganda. 
  • You must be in your second year of study and be able to commit to either a full-time or part-time internship model.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills that are strong, possessed of a ‘can-do’ attitude, the desire to learn, and the capacity for practical work
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork abilities
  • Being flexible and adaptable at work
  • Tenacious and motivated
  • Inclusive and able to collaborate with people from all backgrounds

Date of Application: May 12, 2023

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