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Engineering Scholarships for African Students, 2014

Diverse Engineering Scholarships for African Students are offered in various streams like mechanical, chemical, civil, electronics, computer science engineering etc. Engineering is a demanding and promising career option in today’s scenario. It also attracts various colleges and universities to spend more via financial aids and grants to make it accessible to a large number of students. Many developed nations’ organizations and universities offer scholarships for African students to make them taste quality education. Engineering scholarships help students worldwide to build their way towards miscellaneous career opportunities. Below is the compact list of engineering scholarships available for the students of Africa to pursue undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes.

International PhD Engineering Scholarships
Applications are invited for PhD scholarships within the Department of Engineering and Design and Department of Informatics at University of Sussex. Engineering scholarships for African students include a three-year stipend (£13,726 per annum) plus full-time fees at UK/EU rates. Applicants should have at least a 2:1 Bachelors degree relevant to their area of study. The deadline for applications is 14th February 2014.

CSIR Bursary Program 
This bursary is for pursuing BSc/BEng undergraduate at CSIR Meraka Institute in South Africa. Bursary consists of normal costs associated with university studies, such as registration, tuition, books, accommodation, meals, laptop, etc. Living expenses allowance is an additional part of the package, to assist all selected students with incidental costs. The deadline for applications is 17 January 2014.

Faculty Undergraduate Engineering Scholarships for African Students
University of Sheffield is offering faculty undergraduate engineering scholarships for African students. Applicants must be self-funding and classified as overseas for tuition fee purposes. The scholarships will take the form of a tuition fee reduction. The application deadlines are 15 January 2014 for UK/EU students and 30 June 2014 for international students.

Deans Postgraduate Engineering Scholarships for African Students
Aston University is funding engineering scholarships for African students to pursue postgraduate degree level. 12 scholarships will be offered. Each engineering scholarship amounts £5000. Applicants must be holding an offer to study for a postgraduate programme in the school of Engineering and Applied Science and hold a UK Bachelors First Class with Honours (or equivalent). Applications will close on 31st July 2014.

Faculty of Science and Engineering PhD Scholarships 
The engineering scholarships for African students are available for pursuing PhD degree level at University of Hull in UK. Applicants will be expected to hold a minimum of a UK upper second class Honours degree or equivalent, in an appropriate discipline. 13 scholarships are offered for three years. Application should be submitted till 3rd February 2014.

50th Anniversary Undergraduate Scholarships
Engineering scholarships for African students are available for pursuing undergraduate degree level at University of East Anglia. Total 53 scholarships are awarded to cover 50% of the first year’s tuition fee (ranging in value from £6,150 to £7,450 depending on course). Applicants must hold a conditional or unconditional offer for year 1 of an undergraduate degree course starting at UEA in September 2014. Last date of submitting applications is 28th April 2014.

Postgraduate Engineering Scholarships for African Students 
The University of Birmingham is funding 18 postgraduate scholarships. Engineering scholarships for African students worth £10,000 towards the cost of a one year Masters programme. Applicants must have been offered a place to study on an eligible one year masters programme. Application deadline is 28th February 2014.

Doctoral Engineering Scholarships for African students
University of Auckland offers 140 doctoral scholarships for African students enrolled or intending to enroll in doctoral study. Engineering Scholarship for African students covers up to $25,000 plus compulsory fee and are offered for up to 3 years, with a 6 months extension. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit. The deadlines for applications vary according to the subject.

Undergraduate International Scholarships
Engineering scholarships for African students are available for pursuing undergraduate degree level at Loughborough University in UK. Over 100 scholarships are available for entry in 2014 to new self-financing full-time students eligible to pay international fees. Scholarships cover the value of 25% of the programme tuition fee for the first year of study only and that value will be credited to the student’s tuition fee account. The application deadline is 15th January 2014.

International Science and Engineering Excellence Awards
The awards are available for pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate degree level at Queen Mary University of London in UK. Students will be awarded £2,000 OR £5,000 per year deducted directly from tuition fees payable to the College. Students must be able to finance the remainder of their tuition fees and living expenses. Application deadline is 15th January 2014.

Mid Sweden University Scholarships
Scholarships are available for pursuing Master program at Mid Sweden University in Sweden. Engineering scholarships for African students will result in a fee reduction of the tuition fee with 70 000 SEK or 125 000 SEK, depending on the programme one chooses to study. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence. The application must be made no later than January 15, 2014.

EMJD-SEED Fellowships 
Erasmus Mundus is funding joint Doctorate Fellowship in Engineering and Entrepreneurship Development for African students. The PhD candidates will spend 3 or 4 years in two different institutions located in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain or United Kingdom. Online application deadline is 6th January 2014.

ANU College of Engineering & Computer Science 
Awards are available for pursuing undergraduate or postgraduate studies at an institute which has an articulation agreement with the College. These merit-based awards are available for pursuing their undergraduate or postgraduate studies at an institute which has an articulation agreement with the College. The Award is valued at an amount of $5,000. The application deadline is 3rd January 2014.

Georg Forster Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
The Humboldt Foundation grants up to 80 Georg Forster Research Fellowships for postdoctoral researchers from developing and emerging countries (except China and India). Fellowship is awarded to conduct a self-selected, long-term research project (6-24 months) in cooperation with a self-selected academic host at a research institution in Germany. Applications may be submitted any time from 1.7.2013 until mid-2015.

Google Anita Borg Scholarship
Google Anita Borg Scholarship is available for Bachelors, Masters or PhD female students from Europe, Middle East to study in the field of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Informatics, or a closely related technical field. Application deadline is 1st February annually.

Angus SA WISE Scholarship
The Association of South African Women in Science and Engineering (SA WISE) funds SA WISE-Element Scholarship for female student for full time study at Honours (4th year) level in Chemistry, Physics, Metallurgy or Mechanical Engineering at any South African University. Scholarship application deadline is 30 November annually.

Whitworth Scholarship Awards for Engineering Students
Whitworth Scholarship Awards are available for pursuing undergraduate degree in engineering discipline including MEng and MSc courses. Scholarship Application Deadline is 30 June each year.

Postgraduate Research Scholarship
Whitworth Senior Scholarship Award is available for PhD or EngD Students from British, Commonwealth or European Union. This research scholarship is provided in any engineering discipline. Scholarship Application Deadline is 30 June each year.

King’s Africa Masters Scholarships
The Graduate School at King’s College London is offering 1 scholarship to students of African nationality who wish to pursue a full-time postgraduate masters or MPhilStud degree programme in any discipline at King’s College London commencing in the 2012/13 academic year. Applications will be submitted on 01 March annually.

The David and Elaine Potter Fellowships
The David and Elaine Potter Foundation funded Scholarship for South African Students for full-time Master’s and Doctoral studies. The scholarship  is offered to study at the University of Cape Town. Scholarship Application Deadline: Annually

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Sneha Asanani