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Search for Libya scholarships and financial aids you might be eligible for by exploring this page of the website. A number of latest scholarships are open for Libyan students and students from developing countries. These funding options are available here for different courses at undergraduate, masters to PhD programs. Browse through our brief list of grants and awards to study in Libya and abroad. Check out the below mentioned scholarships.

#OpenSocietySA25 Commemorative Postgraduate Scholarships for African Students, 2018

The new #OpenSocietySA25 Commemorative Scholarships is now available to South African nationals/African permanent residents/African registered asylum seekers.

OSF-SA works through a unique combination of both grant-making and advocacy. This is supported by strategic research, demonstration projects, convening on niche issues, and knowledge exchange with network and local partners. OSF-SA’s work is supported by two grant-making programmes and a Research and Advocacy Unit.

Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Applications Deadline: September 21, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue Postgraduate study programme.
  • Study Subject: Applicants can pursue further studies in the following areas:
    Law, Justice, and Governance
    Sustainable Development and Natural Resource Management
    Economic Rights, Justice and Empowerment of the Poor
    Public Health and Inequality
    Media Freedom and Expression
    Land Policy;
    Education and Inequality
    Human Rights Advancement
    Social Movements / Building Civil Society
    Constitutionalising Foreign Policy
    Political Economy
  • Scholarship Award: Each scholarship provides tuition fees at a registered South African tertiary institution plus financial support to assist with the costs associated with the full-time study.
  • Nationality: Available to South African nationals/African permanent residents/African registered asylum seekers.
  • Number of Scholarships: Up to 15 #OpenSocietySA25 Commemorative Scholarships will be available for eligible candidates to pursue postgraduate studies in the social sciences and humanities.
  • Scholarship can be taken in South Africa

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: Scholarship is available to South African nationals/African permanent residents/African registered asylum seekers
    Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and  Zimbabwe.
  • Entrance Requirements: In order to be eligible for the #OpenSocietySA25 Commemorative Scholarships, applicants must:
    • Be South African nationals/African permanent residents/African registered asylum seekers under the age of 35, and of colour
    • Have a demonstrated commitment to human rights, social justice and advancing constitutionalism
    • Be nominated and hosted (throughout the period of study) by a civil society organisation (host organisation) that is a current or former grantee of OSF-SA
    • The Scholarship Award is conditional on proof of formal acceptance into the relevant tertiary institution for the 2019/2020 or the 2020/2021 academic year only and this must be confirmed in writing by the host organisation
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: To apply for an #OpenSocietySA25 Scholarship, all applicants must submit the following materials and supporting documentation via the online application portal:

  • A personal statement of two pages, describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for applying. Applicants must discuss their current and previous human rights work, interest in and commitment to the human rights and social justice sector and field, and career goals
  • A description of the issue the applicant wishes to explore if their application is successful and why it is important for the promotion of an open society (800 words maximum)
  • Letter of nomination from a current or former OSF-SA grantee (host organisation) and statement of commitment to financially host the applicant for a period of 12 months and administer the scholarship (tuition and stipend, with no overhead cost)
  • Two letters of recommendation from professional referees (that is not a family member/friend/ staff or Board Member of OSF-SA) that speak to the applicant’s prior work and future potential as a social justice advocate, scholar, and/or practitioner. Applicants may be asked to submit a further letter of reference should the Selection panel deem it necessary
  • A two-page abridged CV
  • A short biographical statement
  • One high-resolution (file size at least 2MB) colour photo (headshot)

Online Application

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14 Women for Africa Foundation Visiting Senior Research Fellowships in Spain, 2018

­The Women for Africa Foundation is calling applications from African Women to apply for its six month Visiting Science by Women programme Fellowship to be taken at various Centers in Spain.

The Women for Africa Foundation is a private entity founded in 2012 by former vice president of the Government of Spain, María Teresa Fernández de la Vega, with the aim of contributing to the development of Africa through its women. Since then, the Foundation has launched a dozen projects in the areas of education, economic development, health, and knowledge and women empowerment.

In order to be eligible Individual must have solid working knowledge of English.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Applications Deadline: September 30, 2018
  • Course Level: This is a six-month visiting senior research fellowship for 14 experienced African women researchers.
  • Study Subject: The preferred areas of research include:
  1. Health and Bio-medicine
  2. Energy, Water and Climate Change
  3. Agriculture and Food Safety
  4. Mathematics, Information and Communication Technologies
  5. Economic Science
  6. Physics and Materials Sciences
  7. Nanotechnology
  • Scholarship Award: In general, the duration of the research stays will be six continuous months. Nevertheless, depending on personal and professional needs, and with approval of the host research center, the planned research may be split in two stays within two years after the fellowship has been awarded. Successful candidates will have access to the following benefits:
  • Return flight from their centre of origin to the host institution
  • Living allowance of 2.400 Euros gross per month to cover accommodation, personal expense and health and occupational accident insurance coverage.

Beneficiaries must devote themselves entirely to research at the assigned research centre and may not be beneficiaries of any other fellowship, grant, stipend or regular income during their research stay. Beneficiaries might be asked to formalise their relationship with the research centre in writing. In compliance with the local laws, the

Woman for Africa Foundation or the research centre (as the case may be) will, if so required in each particular circumstance by the tax and/or social security regime, retain or withhold the compulsory amounts from the living allowances. Women for Africa Foundation, in collaboration with the research centre, will help beneficiaries with the compulsory formalities in order to obtain the visa with Spanish Embassies and Consulates.

The Women for Africa Foundation strongly discourages final beneficiaries to take along their families, since we cannot assure any financial, logistic or administrative support for families

  • Nationality: These fellowships are available for African Women.
  • Number of Scholarships: Up to 14 fellowships are available.
  • Scholarshipcan be taken in Scholarship can be taken at the following centers in Spain. Each centre will host 1 researcher.

Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (GSE), Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Vall d´Hebron Institut de Recerca (VHIR), Institute for Neuroscience (IN), Kronikgune Research Center, Biocruces Bizkaia (BC), DeustoTech, Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII), Donostia International Physics Center, Material Physics Center – Centro de Física de Materiales (MPC-CFM), Repsol, Principe Felipe Research Center (CIPF).

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: These fellowships are available for African Women:

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and  Zimbabwe.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Being a woman
  • Nationality of an African country.
  • PhD with at least 3 years of post-doctoral professional experience
  • Contractual relationship with a university or a public or private non-profit organization based in Africa dedicated to significant scientific research in the areas indicated
  • Excellent academic record and proven track of relevant research experience
  • Solid working knowledge of English
  • Proven experience leading a research group

Beneficiaries of first, second and third edition are not eligible. Candidates must have already identified research groups in the host centres to confirm that their proposed research can be carried out in collaboration with those research groups and, when needed, in their laboratories.

English Language Requirements: Individual must have solid working knowledge of English.

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Only applications submitted in English via the Science by Women micro site at www.mujeresporafrica.es will be accepted. They must include the following documents:

  • Letter of Interest (max. 1 page)
  • Full curriculum vitae
  • Fully filled form
  • Brief but concise description of the project to be developed in the Spanish host centre (max. 2 pages)

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10 Wits African Union Master Scholarships in Epidemiology, South Africa

Applications are invited for up to 10 African Union Scholarships for the Masters Programme in Epidemiology at the University of the Witwatersrand, School of Public Health for the 2019 Academic Year. The Africa CDC will provide full scholarships for ten Masters students in the 2019 academic year.

The Epidemiology and Biostatistics Division of Wits School of Public Health (WSPH) has since 2000 established itself as an institution of choice for the provision of postgraduate training in epidemiology and biostatistics within the sub-Saharan African region and beyond.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Applications Deadline: August 31, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue Master degree programme.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study Master of Science in Epidemiology degree programme at the University of the Witwatersrand’s School of Public Health.

The candidates can apply for any of the six fields of study under the programme. These are:

  1. Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  2. Field Epidemiology
  3. Infectious Diseases Epidemiology
  4. Public Health Informatics
  5. Biostatistics and Implementation Science.
  • Scholarship Award: The Africa CDC will provide full scholarships for ten Masters Students in the 2019 academic year. The scholarship covers the following:
  1. The cost of one most direct return economy air ticket per year;
  2. Tuition fees which will be paid directly to the University;
  3. Basic medical and accident insurance;
  4. Monthly stipend to cover living expenses including accommodation;
  5. A limited allowance towards the costs of recommended learning materials (reference textbooks and necessary software);
  6. Limited support for the research project expenses and
  7. Limited support towards the cost of a laptop.
  • Nationality: Scholarships are awarded to the citizen of and resident in any of the 55 African Union Member States.
  • Number of Scholarships: Up to 10 scholarships are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in South Africa

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

Eligible Countries: Scholarships are awarded to the citizen of and resident in any of the 55 African Union Member States.

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and  Zimbabwe.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a citizen of and resident in any of the 55 African Union Member States, and working with a National Public Health Institute
  • Must be nominated by a National Public Health Institute of any of the 55 African Union Members States
  • Have proof of admission to undertake the full-time master programme at the University of Witwatersrand
  • Be a holder of a honours degree or equivalent in a relevant field, an MBBCh or another health-related degree, at the level of Upper Second Class Honours or equivalent
  • The degree must be from a reputable fully accredited University
  • Have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement as evidenced by academic transcripts, and academic awards, if any
  • Be able to commit to work in a National Public Health Institute in an African Union Member State on completion of studies for at least three (3) years
  • Applicants should be 35 years or younger by 31st August 2018
  • Be proficient in English
  • The African Union believes in equal opportunities for men and women, and women are especially encouraged to apply.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: The application process is in two-fold.

The application for the scholarship must be done separately. Interested candidates should send the following:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Recent passport-size photograph
  3. Comprehensive curriculum vitae including a description of relevant research and work experience and names and contacts of two referees
  4. Certified copies of academic certificates and transcripts
  5. Certified copy of bio-data page of Passport or National Identity Card
  6. Evidence of application to study in the MSc Programme at the University of the Witwatersrand of the School of Public Health commencing in the 2019 academic year
  7. Completed application form and all other required documents (a-f above) MUST be sent by 31 August 2018.

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2018 Scholarships for Postdoctoral Short-Term Research Visits, Germany

The LOEWE Centre DRUID (Novel Drug Targets against Poverty-Related and Neglected Tropical Infectious Diseases) in partnership with the African Research Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ARNTD) is inviting applications for scholarships for postdoctoral short-term research visits to the LOEWE Centre DRUID, Germany.

The objectives of the DRUID-ARNTD collaboration are to increase African involvement and visibility in cutting-edge NTD drug-discovery research, including through direct engagement with DRUID.

In the LOEWE Center DRUID, the leading medical universities of Hessen along with the Paul Ehrlich Institute in Langen and the University of Applied Sciences of Central Hessen are addressing urgent questions on identifying and characterizing potential target molecules in order to develop drugs, vaccines, and diagnostic tools against poverty-associated and neglected infectious diseases. More than 30 scientists in 25 interdisciplinary research projects have come together in order synergize the capacities and expertise of Hessen in this field.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Applications Deadline: August 1, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships for postdoctoral short-term research visits to the LOEWE Centre DRUID, Germany.
  • Study Subject: The seven research areas of the hosting institutions of the DRUID consortium are:
Research area Knowledge and skills required Institution Group
Human T-cell responses against Leishmania parasites Cell culture; FACS based analyses of blood cells Paul Ehrlich Institute, Langen Zandbergen
Schistosomiasis, sexual maturation as drug target Cell/worm culture; molecular biology Giessen University Grevelding
In silico identification of inhibitors of NTD targets (pharmaceutical chemistry, drug discovery, docking) Excellent PC knowledge (Linux); chemistry; tools for chemoinformatics Marburg University Kolb
Medicinal chemistry (synthesis, drug design) Synthetic organic chemistry Marburg University Diederich
Redox-active enzymes as drug targets against malaria Molecular/ structural biology, protein biochemistry Giessen University Becker
Complement-inhibitory proteins of Borrelia causing relapsing fever in Africa Molecular biology; protein biochemistry Frankfurt University Kraiczy
Pathogenesis of Rift Valley Fever Molecular biology; cell biology; virology Giessen University Weber
  •  Scholarship Award: The DRUID Centre will support successful applicants financially in the form of short-term fellowships covering the proposed work, travel costs, insurance, and the recipients’ cost of living for the duration of the fellowship in Hessen, Germany.
  • Nationality: Scholarships are available for African scientists:
  • Number of Scholarships: Up to seven scholarships are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: Scholarships are available for African scientists:

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and  Zimbabwe.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Candidates must hold a doctoral degree (e.g. PhD, DrPH, DSc) and must provide evidence of a strong theoretical and methodological background;
  2. Must be currently engaged as a post-doc or equivalent by an academic, health, or research institution in Africa for the duration of the grant;
  3. Must demonstrate having a commitment to NTD-related research as well as the skills and experience required to carry out the proposed work at the German host institution.
  4. Must have excellent oral and writing skills in English.

English Language Requirements: Applicants must have excellent oral and writing skills in English.

Germany Scholarships

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: To apply, click here. Please feel free to also visit the DRUID or ARNTD websites detailed below. Interested applicants will be expected to submit a 1-2-page motivation letter, detailed CV, list of publications, summary of methodological expertise, and present research/description of research environment. The LOEWE Centre DRUID and ARNTD actively support women in scientific research and strongly encourage women to apply for the fellowships. Applications must be related to the research focus of one or two out of the seven research areas of the hosting institutions of the DRUID consortium (see list above).

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Digital Earth Research Fellowship for Artists and Designers in Africa and Asia, 2018

The new 6 months long Digital Earth Research Fellowship is available on offer for artists and designers. This fellowship is available for the students from Asia and Africa.

The fellowship is aimed at artists and designers at a stage in their career wishing to take 6 months for reflection and research.

Digital Earth: A fellowship for research and experimentation with and around the materiality and immateriality of the digital reality.

Scholarship Description:

  • Applications Deadline: August 19, 2018
  • Course Level: This is a 6 months long research fellowship programme.
  • Study Subject: Digital Earth is a 6 month-long fellowship for artists and designers based in Africa or Asia, working across a variety of media, who would like to investigate our current technological reality. It is a unique research support programme, which supports experienced artists to reflect, research, experiment and produce work. Examples of possible research topics are: the infrastructure of Mongolian crypto-mining, the performativity of the robot-ports on the Siberian coastline, the soundscapes of the coltan mines in the heartlands of Congo, the cultural protocols of freeport zones, the aesthetics of satellite imagery, the agency of machinic vision, the political imaginations of geoengineering projects – and more.
  • Scholarship Award: The Digital Earth Fellowship provides:
    A stipend to enable research, experimentation and to produce work in a specific geographic location in Africa or Asia, for 6 months. The exact amount of the stipend will be based on the cost of living in the country where the research will take place.
  1. Access to a research and production infrastructure consisting of a network of researchers, (online) theory and practice courses, research institutes, exhibition venues, creative hubs, art biennales, residencies and companies.
  2. A mentor, who will support you in your research. The Digital Earth mentors are internationally-renowned artists, designers and researchers.
  3. The chance to discuss your practice with other fellows during sessions on Google Hangouts;
  4. Final works and research findings will be exhibited in 2019 or 2020 in a roaming exhibition.
  • Nationality: Fellowship is available for designers and Artist from Asia and Africa.
  • Number of Scholarships: This fellowship is available for 15 artists and designers.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Projects should be based in one of the countries in Asia or Africa.

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: Geographically, the focus is on the countries that are part of the new silk roads connecting Africa to Asia, through Central Asia and the Middle East.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Projects should be based in one of the following countries in Asia or Africa: Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Angola, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Benin, Brunei, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic (CAR), China, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Cyprus, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan,  Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Russia, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Korea, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tunisia, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Selection

Your application will be assessed by a selection committee on the basis of your research proposal; this includes this includes the quality of your work, your visual and reflective skills. Also, the committee will look into the relevance of your proposal to the research outline of Digital Earth. A balance will be sought between applicants from different geographic locations.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Please make sure to read all the requirements and conditions described in this pdf and on our website, before submitting an application. Apply digitally, by emailing an application, no later than 19 August 2018 (23.59, CEST) to info-at-thedigitalearth.org.

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RLS Scholarships for Undergraduate Students from North African Countries in Germany, 2018

The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation is inviting applications for scholarships for undergraduate students from North African countries.

The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation is one of the six major political foundations in the Federal Republic of Germany, tasked primarily with conducting political education both at home and abroad. The Stiftung is closely linked to Die Linke, the German Left Party.

Applicants must have basic knowledge of the German language (further classes can be sponsored by us). At least very good knowledge of the English language.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Applications Deadline: October 1st (for a scholarship starting April 1st in the next year) and April 1st (for a scholarship starting October 1st in the same year).
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available for undergraduate students.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study any of the courses offered by the university.
  • Scholarship Award: The monthly basic scholarship is 850,- Euro.
  • Nationality: Scholarships are available for students from Egypt, Libya, Lebanon, Tunisia, Yemen, Jordan, Morocco and Iraq, doing their MA, Diploma or State Examination in Germany.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

Eligible Countries: Scholarships are available for students from Egypt, Libya, Lebanon, Tunisia, Yemen, Jordan, Morocco and Iraq, doing their MA, Diploma or State Examination in Germany.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Requirements:

  • Applications will be accepted only in German or English language
  • Very good grades
  • Some degree like a BA or a diploma
  • Certificate of enrolment (Immatrikulationsbescheinigung) for the next semester or at least a letter of admission (Zulassung) from a German university. Your enrolment must be documented at the latest by the time the scholarship would start
  • Basic knowledge of the German language (further classes can be sponsored by us). At least very good knowledge of the English language
  • Activities in social, political and/or community services

We cannot sponsor:

  • Only the final phase of your studies
  • The BA or the basic course
  • Your second studies (if you have studied a different subject in the first run)
  • Part time studies parallel to an employment
  • Trips back home to do research, trips in third countries

English Language Requirements: Applicants must have basic knowledge of the German language (further classes can be sponsored by us). At least very good knowledge of the English language.

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: For further queries kindly Email: studienwerk-at-rosalux.org.

Scholarship Link

REACH Postdoctoral African Fellowship for Sub-Saharan African Students in UK, 2018

­REACH is launching a call for proposals for an African postdoctoral fellowship in groundwater. The fellowship is intended for early to mid-career academics and researchers who are nationals of a Sub-Sahara African country and hold a PhD at the time of application.

The purpose of the Fellowship is to provide an early career researcher with an opportunity to develop their career in water security in Africa.

REACH is a global research programme to improve water security for the poor by delivering world-class science that transforms policy and practice. REACH aims to generate improvements in water security for the poor by working at the interface of water security risk and poverty reduction research and practice, spanning across the themes of resource sustainability, inclusive services and sustainable growth.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Applications Deadline: July 20, 2018
  • Course Level: Fellowship is available to pursue Postdoctoral programme.
  • Study Subject: Fellowship is awarded in Groundwater Management.
  • Scholarship Award: Funding available for this project is subject to a maximum £60,000 for the entire period.
  • Funding requests cannot exceed this amount. All budgets must be inclusive of any institutional overheads that are to be applied. However, overheads must not exceed 20% of direct costs. All budgets must be reviewed and approved by the host institution before being submitted as part of the proposal. Per diems will not be permitted under the REACH funding agreement but travel costs will be covered such as accommodation, food and others as per REACH guideline.
  • Nationality: This fellowship is available for students from Sub-Saharan African countries.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: This fellowship is available for students from Sub-Saharan African countries.

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Democratic Republic), Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and PrincipeSenegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

These Fellowships are intended for early to mid-career academics and researchers. Applicants must be nationals of a Sub-Sahara African country and should hold a PhD at the time of application. Applications from PhD candidates will not be considered. ‘Early to mid-career’ is defined as within 10 years of completion of a PhD at the time of application; however career breaks can be taken into account and should be made clear in the CV.

REACH partners are eligible to be host institutions.

Each host institution must be able to demonstrate that it:

  • Has internal controls which provide reasonable assurance that the use of resources is consistent with all relevant laws, regulations, and award terms; and
  • Is able to safeguard resources against waste, loss, and misuse; and will obtain, maintain, and fairly disclose reliable data in reports.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Proposals must be submitted by 20 July 2018.

The following documents will be required as part of your proposal:

Description of proposed research (up to 4 A4 pages)

  • Career development plan (up to 1 A4 page)
  • Research into action (up to 1 A4 page)
  • Budget / Justification of resources requested
  • CVs (maximum two pages) for the Fellow and host institution supervisor
  • Letter of support from host institution/s expressing its intention to collaborate and endorsement of the proposed Fellowship, and the value of the proposed Fellowship. This should also include a declaration from host institution (see declaration at the end of this guidance note) with the letter of support.
  • Letter of support from your nominated supervisor outlining their relationship to you, the role they have had in developing the proposal and their agreement to supervising you.

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African Union Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence (AUKNASE) in Africa, 2018

The new African Union Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence (AUKNASE): Continental & Regional Awards are available for African Scientist for the year 2018.

The objective is to give out science awards to top African scientists for their achievements and valuable discoveries and findings in science, technology and innovation.

The Commission of the African Union acts as the executive/administrative branch or secretariat of the AU (and is somewhat analogous to the European Commission). It consists of a number of Commissioners dealing with different areas of policy. The Commission is headquartered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It should be distinguished from the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, (based in Banjul, Gambia), which is a separate body that reports to the African Union.

In order to be eligible fluency in the English language, as it is the teaching language Candidates may be required for a written or oral examination after pre-selection.

Scholarship Description:

  • Applications Deadline: November 10, 2018
  • Course Level: The programme is implemented at the national level for young researchers, the regional level for women scientists and continental level open to all scientists.
  • Study Subject: Under this programme, prizes are awarded to top African scientists in each of the following two sectors (a) Life and Earth Science and innovation; and (b) Basic Science, Technology and Innovation at the national, regional and continental levels.
  • Scholarship Award: The African Union Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence Programme (AUKNASE) shall be organized at three levels:
  1. Continental Level where two awards of USD 100,000 are given to African pioneer scientists
  2. Regional Level where two African women scientists per each of the five geographical regions of Africa are given USD 20,000 each, and
  3. National Level dedicated to young African researchers, where two prizes are given per country and the value of the prizes is determined by the African Union Commission
  • Nationality: Only nationals of the African Union (AU) the Member States are eligible to participate in these Awards.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in Africa

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: Only nationals of the African Union (AU) the Member States are eligible to participate in these Awards:

African Union geographical regional distribution of Member States:

CENTRAL AFRICA: Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Congo (DRC), Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Sao Tome & Principe

EASTERN AFRICA: Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda

NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Tunisia, and The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

West Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo

SOUTHERN AFRICA: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for the African Union Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence, nominees shall be African scientists who have made remarkable achievements, demonstrated by the number of publications, number of trained research graduate students, the applicability of the scientific work to Africa’s challenges, and its patentability. The award is intended to recognize those who demonstrate excellence in research of relevance to the developmental needs of the continent.

Only nationals of the African Union (AU) the Member States are eligible to participate in these Awards;

Nominees shall be Africans residing in any of the AU Member States and can be nominated only for achievements based on work conducted in an African country.

For the REGIONAL AWARD: for Women Scientists, applicants should have nominators with a PhD degree, if it is an Academic in a university must at least have a rank of Associate Professor. There is no age limit for this award. The nominee should meet at least three of the following:

  • Must have published at least five articles in journals (with an impact factor greater than 1.0)
  • Must appear as senior/corresponding author in at least three of the five articles
  • Must at least have a minimum H-index of 5
  • Must have at least one international or two national patents registered
  • Must have supervised or co-supervised at least 5 PhD students 4.4.6 Must have won an international grant as a principal investigator
  • Must have written a review article in her field of specialization

For the CONTINENTAL AWARD: is open to all African pioneer scientists, applicants should have nominees with a PhD degree if the nominee is an Academic in a university must at least have a rank of Associate Professor. There is no age limit for this award. The nominee should meet at least four of the following:

  • Must have published in journals (at least 20 articles with the impact factor greater than 1.0)
  • Must appear as senior/corresponding author in at least 15 of the 25 articles
  • Must have a minimum H-index of 25
  • Must have at least two international or four national patents registered
  • Must have supervised or co-supervised at least 10 PhD students
  • Must have won an international grant as a principal investigator
  • Must have written a review article in his/her field of specialization

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Online Nominations (on the online system …..) will be invited from any institution in the continent, from universities, research institutions, professional bodies, academics, industrial establishments, and so on.

Nominations may be received from:

  1. Individuals who may be senior individuals of the same or higher rank than the nominee;
  2. Heads of institutions who may have their own formalized procedure for the nomination, chairpersons of committees who review the achievements of scientists in their institutions;
  3. The nominator is required to show the importance and impact of the research of the applicant. The focus will be on the quality of the work and not necessarily the number of publications. The nominator should provide a narrative presentation (up to five pages) of the importance, relevance, quality and impact of the work. A full CV, as well as 5-10 copies of best publications, are to be submitted together with the Nomination Form.
  4. All successfully completed nominations on the will be automatically acknowledged.

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Academic Mobility for Africans Sustainable Scholarships for MSc and PhD in Ethiopia, 2018-2019

Applications are invited for scholarships for MSc and PhD in Railway Engineering at Addis Ababa University for the 2018-2019 academic year. African Railway Center of Excellence (ARCE) is one of the African Center of Excellence II projects supported by the World Bank.

The aim of the centre is to strengthen railway professionals’ development through short-term training, MSc and PhD level education, and research in Ethiopia and the region at large.

Addis Ababa University (AAU), which was established in 1950 as the University College of Addis Ababa (UCAA), is the oldest and the largest higher learning and research institution in Ethiopia. Since its inception, the University has been the leading centre in teaching-learning, research and community services.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Applications Deadline: July 5, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue PhD and MSc programmes.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in the field of Railway Engineering specializing in “Civil Infrastructure”, “Rolling Stock” and “Traction and Train Control” for the 2018/19 academic year.
  • Scholarship Award:
  1. Type A. Full Scholarship: Covers monthly stipend (USD800 for PhD students and USD600 for MSc students), tuition fee, health insurance and
    transportation cost.
  1. Type B. Half Scholarship: Covers monthly stipend (USD400 for PhD and USD350 for MSc) and tuition fee.
  2. Type C. Part Timer Scholarship: Covers tuition fee only.
  3. Type D. Self-Sponsored Students: Student should cover all the expenses.
  • Nationality: Available to citizens of African countries.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in Ethiopia

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: Available to citizens of African countries.

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and  Zimbabwe.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants have to:-

  1. Have completed their last degree less than six years ago during the time of application
  2. Be Citizens of African countries
  3. For MSc applicants: Applicants should have Bachelor’s degree qualification with at least a CGPA of 3.00/4.00 for males and 2.5/4.00 for females (grading shall be converted to 4.00 scales).
  4. For PhD applicants: Applicants should have MSc degree qualification with at least a CGPA of 3.50 for males and 3.25 for females (grading shall be converted to 4.00 scales).
  5. The applicant should write a personal statement/motivation letter describing the candidate`s interest to join the program.
  6. The applicant should have two letters of recommendations of advisors/ supervisors from previous educational institutions.
  7. PhD applicants should submit the research proposal including a detailed work plan.
  8. Female candidates and candidates from underprivileged regions or groups as well as candidates with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Application Procedure:

How to Apply: The applicants should submit their document in a single pdf file through email address; (please send your documents to both addresses). The application will only be complete if the following documents are submitted.

  1. Filled ARCE 2018/2019 Scholarship form
  2. Signed curriculum vitae scanned in PDF; please use the Europass CV template 
  3. Scanned copies of all university degree certificates
  4. Scanned copies of all university transcripts
  5. Letter of motivation (Maximum 2 pages)
  6. The academic reference from senior lecturer and proof of employment if applicable (scanned copy)
  7. All the documents listed above should be scanned in a single PDF document. Applications submitted separately will be considered incomplete.

Application Form

Scholarship Link

DAAD In-Country/In-Region PhD and Master Scholarships at CERAAS in Senegal, 2018

Applications are invited for DAAD PhD and Master Scholarships at Regional Center for Drought Adaptation Improvement (CERAAS) in Senegal for the year 2018. Applicants from Sub-Saharan countries are eligible to apply.

The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), as a publicly funded, self-governing organisation of the institutions of higher education in Germany, promotes international academic exchange as well as educational co-operation with developing countries through a variety of funding and scholarship programmes.

Ceraas is the result of the commitment of a national institute of agricultural research (Isra), research institutes of Coraf member countries and their bilateral partners, to meet the challenges of improving agricultural production in conditions drought. The objective of CERAAS is to provide technical solutions to mitigate the depressive effect of drought on agricultural production in order to reduce the food deficit and improve the standard of living of the populations.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Applications Deadline: July 30, 2018
  • Course Level: The target group for scholarships are graduates and postgraduates from Sub-Saharan Africa with a first academic degree if applying for a master’s programme, or with a Master’s degree if applying for a doctoral programme who want to pursue Master’s or PhD courses in their home country (so-called In-Country scholarships) or in another Sub-Saharan African country (In-Region scholarships).
  • Study Subject: The In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme Scholarships supports studies in subject areas with strong relevance to national development. The scholarships at CERAAS are available in the following fields:
  1. Physiology
  2. Genetics
  3. Genomics
  4. Agronomy
  5. Plant Breeding
  6. Plant Health
  7. Agroforestry
  • Scholarship Award: The scholarship covers:
Item Amount
Tuition fees Master in XOF Country Group 1*: 900.000,00 XOF
Country Group 2**: 1.250.000,00 XOF
Senegalese Students of ISEP: 940.000,00 XOF
Tuition fees PhD in XOF Country Group 1*: 1.175.000,00 XOF
Country Group 2**: 2.100.000,00 XOF
Senegalese Students of ISEP: 1.190.000,00 XOF
Study and research allowance in EUR 460 EUR (Master)
920 EUR (PhD)
Final allowance in EUR 1,025 EUR
Monthly Scholarship in EUR (Accommodation, Food etc.) 300 EUR (Master In-Country)
450 EUR (Master In-Region)
500 EUR (PhD In-Country)
550 EUR (PhD In-Region)
Travel allowance in EUR (In-Region only) 220 EUR (Neighbouring Country)
370 EUR (within Region)
690 EUR (across Region)
Insurance if applicable

Additional benefits

DAAD In-Country/In-Region scholarship holders are also encouraged to apply for a research grant in Germany for 2 up to 6 months. Please note: The short-term research stay in Germany should preferably be announced in the application for the regular scholarship. The short-term research scholarship includes:

  • A monthly scholarship payment for living costs which amounts to 1.000 € per month
  • Health/accident/personal liability insurance
  • A flat-rate travel allowance

Further details regarding additional benefits and the additional application processes will be provided after admission to the scholarship programme.

  • Nationality: Applicants from Sub-Saharan countries are eligible to apply.
  • Number of Scholarships: It has been agreed upon that DAAD cooperates with Centre d’Etude Régional pour l’Amélioration de l’Adaptation à la Sécheresse (CERAAS) by offering up to 2 In-Region and 1 In-Country scholarships for PhD and up to 3 In-Region and 1 In-Country scholarships for Master studies at CERAAS for the intake 2018.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Senegal

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: Applicants from Sub-Saharan countries (Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Democratic Republic), Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and PrincipeSenegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe) are eligible to apply.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants

  • Have successfully completed generally a three-year university degree (Master candidates) or a two-year university degree (doctoral candidates) with above average results (second class upper division)
  • Clearly, show motivation and a strong commitment
  • Have a thorough knowledge of the language of instruction
  • Have completed their last university degree not more than 6 years ago at the time of application
  • Must be nationals or permanent residents of a Sub-Saharan African country
  • Should generally be a) staff member of a public or private university, b) candidate considered for teaching or research staff recruitment, c) from the public sector or d) DAFI-Alumni (Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative)

Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to participate in the programme.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Application Procedure:

How to Apply: First step:

Applicants must apply for their studies at CERAAS using the contacts and the method that is prescribed by the institution.

CERAAS has set their own deadlines. CERAAS will screen, pre-select (according to DAAD selection criteria) and shortlist the applicants. A detailed report consisting of the shortlisting procedure, the entire list of applicants, the ranked shortlist and the shortlisting panel members will also be availed to DAAD. The ranked shortlist will contain at least double or triple (optional) the number of scholarships that have been attributed to the institution.

DAAD reserves the right of final selection.

Second step:

Pre-selected candidates are asked to log into the DAAD portal and register themselves and submit an DAAD application. The institution is requested to communicate the following information to the shortlisted candidates:

  1. Register online via the DAAD-Portal (if not already registered):
  2. Apply online via the DAAD-Portal under the tab “Personal Funding“/ “Application“ Documents to be submitted:

– DAAD application form duly filled (available in the DAAD-Portal)
– Hand signed curriculum vitae, including a list of publications (if applicable).
– Recommendation letter by university lecturers (Master 1, PhD 2)
– Certified copies of university degree certificates including transcripts
– Letter of motivation (if applicable: mentioning the planned research stay in Germany, see “Additional benefits”)
– Copy of the passport or national identity card
PhD candidates have to submit the following additional documents:
– Declaration of acceptance from the academic supervisor
– Detailed and precise PhD proposal, including detailed work and timetable (if applicable: mentioning the planned research stay in Germany, see “Additional benefits”)
– Abstract of the proposal on one page (please include name and title of the proposal)

Scholarship Link

Academic Mobility for African Sustainable Development/AMAS Master and PhD Scholarships, 2018/19

­Academic Mobility for African Sustainable Development/AMAS Master and PhD Scholarships is now available for the academic year 2018-2019. This scholarship is available for young Africans.

The scheme aims to promote sustainable development and ultimately contribute to poverty reduction by increasing the availability of trained and qualified high-level professional manpower in Africa.

The AMAS (Academic Mobility for African Sustainable Development) Project is a Project of the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme which supports higher education cooperation between countries in Africa. The overall objective of the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility programme is to promote sustainable development and ultimately contribute to poverty reduction by increasing the availability of trained and qualified high-level professional manpower in Africa.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Applications Deadline: July 25, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue Master and Doctoral degree programme.
  • Study Subject: The AMAS thematic field of study in Social Sciences and Governance. Mobility flows only happen in accredited high quality Master courses/ programmes and Doctoral courses/ programmes offered by the partner universities in the field of study; Social Sciences and Governance.
  • Scholarship Award: Master Students- maximum of 25,000 € to cover subsistence, insurance, travel, visa, tuition/participation and research costs.
  • PhD Candidates- maximum of 71,700 € to cover subsistence, insurance, travel, visa, tuition/participation and research costs.
  • Nationality: This scholarship is available for Young Africans.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in Participating African Universities
  1. Moi University (MU), Kenya
  2. Université Mohammed V de Rabat (UM5R), Morocco
  3. Addis Ababa University (AAU), Ethiopia
  4. Université d’Abomey-Calavi (UAC), Benin
  5. Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (UEM), Mozambique

Technical Partner University

  1. Universität Bayreuth (UBT), Germany

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: This scholarship is available for Young Africans:

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Target I- Master and PhD student registered in one of the 5 African Partner Universities (PU), OR;
  2. Target II- Master and PhD student registered in any recognizable university, outside the 5 Partner Universities
  3. Master Students- undertake a minimum of 6months studies (credit seeking) or 24 months (degree-seeking) in any of the 4 Partner Universities outside their home university
  4. PhD Students- undertake a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 48 months of studies. Apply for any duration within the 6 – 48 months mostly to seek credits and engage in research, but not apply for a full PhD engagement in any of the 4 Partner Universities outside their home/registered university
  5. For both Master and PhD, willingness to study the prescribed CFS and SBP Courses listed on Doc T1-Table of Mobility Courses offered at the recipient Partner University
  6. Both females and males are given equal eligibility statuses
  7. Applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds and populations are encouraged to apply

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: 1. Competence in the language of course delivery at recipient (Partner) University

  1. Both Master and Doctorate applicants should submit;
  2. Certified academic certificates and transcripts
  3. Certified proof of registration/admission at a University in Africa (see Target I and II above)

iii. Proof of nationality

  1. Completed application form Doc AF1- Application Form
  2. Letter of reference from two academic referees
  3. Two passport size photographs

The complete application dossier should be submitted as indicated on Doc ADP1-

Application Details & Procedures

Applications are called on Monday 11th June 2018 and closed on Wednesday 25th July 2018 at midnight (45 days)

Both successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified in August 2018.

Application Form

Scholarship Link

UP and MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program for Africans in South Africa, 2019

The University of Pretoria (UP) in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation (MCF) is delighted to announce MasterCard Foundation Scholarship commencing in January 2019. This scholarship is available for high achieving African students interested in studying at undergraduate or postgraduate levels.

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is a 10-year, $500 million global initiative to educate and develop next-generation leaders who will contribute to social and economic transformation. The Program enables young people from economically disadvantaged communities to complete quality secondary and university education, and make successful transitions to further education or careers in their home countries.

The vision of UP is to be a leading research-intensive university in Africa, recognized internationally for its quality, relevance and impact, as also for developing people, creating knowledge and making a difference locally and globally.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Applications Deadline: Applications to study at the UP open on March 1, 2018, and close on August 30, 2018. Applications for the MCFSP open on May 1, 2018, and close on September 15, 2018.
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs commencing in January 2019.
  • Study Subject: Mastercard Foundation offers a full scholarship to students who have applied for and been admitted to one of the following undergraduate study programmes at the University
    of Pretoria:

Faculty of Engineering

  • BEng (Industrial Engineering)
  • BEng (Chemical Engineering)
  • BEng (Civil Engineering)
  • BEng (Electrical Engineering)
  • BEng (Electronic Engineering)
  • BEng (Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering)
  • BEng (Mining Engineering)
  • BEng (Computer Engineering)

Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences

  • BCom (Accounting Science)
  • BCom (Financial Science)
  • BCom (Economics)
  • BCom (Informatics)
  • BCom (Agribusiness Management)

Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences 

  • BScAgric (Food Science and Technology)
  • BScAgric (Agricultural Economics/Agribusiness Management)
  • BScAgric (Animal Science)
  • BScAgric (Plant Pathology)
  • BScAgric (Applied Plant and Soil Sciences)

Faculty of Humanities

  • BSW – Bachelor of Social Work
  • BPolSci –  Political Sciences

Faculty of Education

  • BEd (Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching)

Postgraduate Study Programmes

Honours  and Masters degree applications will be accepted in the fields of Engineering, Natural and Agricultural Sciences and Economic and Management Sciences.

  • Scholarship Award: If your application is successful, the Program will cover the following:
  1. Full tuition fees
  2. Accommodation and meals in a UP residence or UP-accredited accommodation
  3. A modest monthly stipend
  4. Textbooks and printed material
  5. Medical aid cover for the duration of the study
  6. VISA costs
  7. Reasonable travel costs (including flight ticket) to and from your home
  8. Leadership development opportunities
  9. Academic advising and counselling support
  • Nationality: African students are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in South Africa

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: African students are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and  Zimbabwe.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Candidates should be citizens of the Sub-Saharan African country.
  • Applicants should come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and demonstrate financial neediness.
  • Candidates should demonstrate leadership potential and ought to be involved in a giving back project e.g. in a community, at school, church etc
  • Academic excellence is paramount and students have to maintain a high academic average at all times.
  • Candidates need to be first time applicants as first-year students in the degree programme.

Undergraduate Scholars

Please note that the scholarship is for first-time applicants, applying as first-year students to undergraduate programmes. The MCFSP currently offers scholarships to students who have applied for and have been admitted to one of the following faculties at UP:

  • Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
  • Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities for entry into the BPolSci (Political Studies or International Studies only)

Postgraduate Scholars

  • Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
  • Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities for entry into the Honours or Masters (Political Studies or International Studies only)
  • Faculty of Engineering – continuing students are eligible to apply

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

South Africa Scholarships

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Steps to apply are given below:

Step 1

-You may apply online
-To use the online Application system, you will need Internet access and an email address that you can access regularly. As soon as you submit your online application, a student number (EMPLID) will be sent to this email address as confirmation of receipt.
-Alternatively, you can submit a hard copy of your application form to the University of Pretoria address.

Step 2

-The application will be evaluated by members of the relevant faculty and you will be informed of the outcome.
-Undergraduate applicants are required to write the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the National Benchmark Test (NBT).

Step 3

-Download application forms for the MCFSP from the website.

Online Scholarship Application

Scholarship Link

TY Danjuma MBA Scholarship for Africans at Top-10 leading Business Schools in World, 2019

The TY Danjuma Foundation is inviting applications for the MBA Scholarship for African students at the top-10 leading Business Schools in the world.

The TY Danjuma MBA Scholarship is intended to provide additional financial support to help African students bridge some of the financial burden attached to taking on MBA programmes, it will not be enough to act as the primary source of funding for these programmes.

In December 2008, the TY Danjuma Foundation was created in Nigeria. The foundation’s principal aims are to provide durable advantages through the implementation of development programs. For Danjuma, the idea of setting up a foundation came when he turned 70, after he had done some research and discovered that the concept of foundations dated back to the Ottoman Empire when wealthy individuals set up philanthropic organizations to give back to the community.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Applications Deadline: June 30, 2019
  • Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue Master degree programme.
  • Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded in the field of Business Administration.
  • Scholarship Award: The TY Danjuma MBA Scholarship is intended to provide additional financial support to help African students bridge some of the financial burden attached to taking on MBA programmes, it will not be enough to act as the primary source of funding for these programmes.
  • Nationality: African students are eligible to apply.
  • Number of Scholarships: Launched in 2011, The TY Danjuma MBA Scholarship aims to help up to seven students a year.
  • Scholarship can be taken at the top-10 leading Business Schools in the world. The Financial Times MBA Global Ranking for 2018 lists the top ten schools as; Stanford Graduate School of Business, INSEAD, University of Pennsylvania: Wharton, London Business School, Harvard Business School, University of Chicago: Booth, Columbia Business School, Ceibs, MIT: Sloan, and University of California at Berkeley: Haas.

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: African students are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and  Zimbabwe.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have met the following criteria:

All successful African MBA applicants to the top ten Business Schools (as ranked by the Financial Times) are eligible to receive The TY Danjuma MBA Scholarship regardless of domicile. The grant is awarded to successful candidates prior to the annual intake for that Business School. The TY Danjuma MBA Scholarship is intended to provide additional financial support to help African students bridge some of the financial burden attached to taking on MBA programmes, it will not be enough to act as the primary source of funding for these programmes.

English Language Requirements: If English is not your first language then you will need to show that your English language skills are at a high enough level to succeed in your studies.

African Scholarships

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Eligible students should email mba-at-tyd-fo.co.uk sending the following information between 1 May and 30 June 2019:

  • Full Name
  • Nationality
  • Full contact details
  • Name of Business School where you have been accepted onto their MBA Programme
  • Year of enrolment at the Business School
  • Copy of offer letter from the Business School
  • Copy of your CV

Copy of your budget and funding shortfall (include all scholarship and loans information). Note, the TY Danjuma MBA Scholarship is to help support by providing additional financial aid, it will not be enough to act as the primary source of funding for the MBA.

Applications received prior to 1 May 2019 will not be processed.

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Chatham House African Public Health Leaders Fellowship for Health Professionals, 2018-2019

The Centre on Global Health Security is pleased to team up with the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute; Geneva is offering African Public Health Leaders Fellowship for the academic year 2018-2019. Fellowships are available to emerging health professionals from Africa.

Chatham House is consistently ranked as one of the world’s leading policy institutes. Based in London, with a full-time staff of over 160 – and with a network of 150 associate fellows – we provide rigorous and independent analysis on how to build a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world.

Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Applications Deadline: June 20, 2018
  • Course Level: Fellowships are available to emerging health professionals.
  • Study Subject: Fellows will be expected to undertake a project in one of the following areas:
  • Communicable diseases, including emerging infections and antimicrobial resistance.
  • International Health Regulations.
  • Universal Health Coverage.
  • The role of private industry in public health.
  • One Health.
  • Planetary health.
  • Climate change and health.
  • Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Non-communicable diseases and their risk factors, including obesity and smoking.

Scholarship Award: The fellowship provides fellows with an opportunity to:

  • Hone their leadership skills.
  • Improve their ability to assess public health in their own country.
  • Strengthen their capacity to develop, implement and evaluate public health initiatives.
  • Build networks across relevant sectors.
  • Nationality: This is an annual fellowship for mid- and senior-level public health managers from Africa.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarshipcan be taken in The fellowship begins with a three-week foundation course (two weeks in London and one in Geneva).

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: This is an annual fellowship for mid- and senior-level public health managers from Africa:

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and  Zimbabwe.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

The fellowship is available to Africans, working in Africa, who have a background in mid-level or senior public health management and who want to strengthen their public health leadership skills and knowledge in order to effect real and lasting change.

Candidates must be in a fully paid position in public health, in either a private or public institution in Africa, that permits a month’s absence for the foundation course training and time for the development of the project during the year of the fellowship. Financial support is available for the implementation of field work.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

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Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: The applications should be submitted via e-mail. Please submit the following documents together in PDF format:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Letter of Support from Employer
  • CV
  • Scanned Copy of the Photo Page of Your Passport

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25 Future Leaders–African Independent Research (FLAIR) Fellowships for African Researchers, 2018

­The African Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society is jointly offering Future Leaders – African Independent Research (FLAIR) Fellowships supported by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). Fellowships will start from 1 April 2019.

The FLAIR Fellowships Programme will produce Africa’s next generation of independent research leaders undertaking cutting-edge research that will address global challenges facing Africa. The fellowships are aimed at talented African early career researchers with the potential to become leaders in their field and provide the opportunity to build an independent research career in an African institution.

The Royal Society is an independent scientific academy of the UK and the Commonwealth, dedicated to promoting excellence in science.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Applications Deadline: June 20, 2018
  • Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue Postdoctoral research programme.
  • Study Subject: Proposals must seek to address the GCRF research agenda for enabling change and focusing on one or more of the following areas:

Equitable Access to Sustainable Development – creating new knowledge and drive innovation that helps to ensure that everyone across the globe has access to:

  1. Secure and resilient food systems supported by sustainable marine resources and agriculture
  2. Sustainable health and well being
  3. Inclusive and equitable quality education
  4. Clean air, water and sanitation
  5. Affordable, reliable, sustainable energy

Sustainable Economies and Societies – encouraging research that for the longer-term builds:

  1. Sustainable livelihoods supported by strong foundations for inclusive economic growth and innovation
  2. Resilience and action on short-term environmental shocks and long-term environmental change
  3. Sustainable cities and communities
  4. Sustainable production and consumption of materials and other resources

Human Rights, Good Governance and Social Justice – supporting research that enables us to:

  1. Understand and respond effectively to forced displacement and multiple refugee crises
  2. Reduce conflict and promote peace, justice and humanitarian action
  3. Reduce poverty and inequality, including gender inequalities.

Subjects Covered:

All activities must be on a subject within the natural sciences, including: physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, engineering, agricultural, biological and medical research (excluding clinical and patient-orientated research), and the scientific aspects of archaeology, geography and experimental psychology but excluding economics, social science and humanities research.

  • Scholarship Award: Each FLAIR Fellowship will be for two years initially and will offer up to £150,000 per year, alongside a programme of support to develop fellows as independent research leaders including training and mentoring, and opportunities to network both regionally and with the UK and to develop international collaborations. This scheme provides:
    An award of up to £150,000 per year to include funding for research fellow’s salary, research expenses, research support (excluding PhD studentships and full-time technician support), equipment, training, travel and subsistence, and institutional overhead.
  • In addition, the scheme will provide a wider programme of support to develop research rellows as independent research leaders including training and mentoring, and opportunities to network both regionally and with the UK to develop international collaborations.
    The programme will provide two years of funding and support in the first instance; subject to progress during the first two years (and continued funding from the Global Challenges Research Fund) holders may have the opportunity to apply for a renewal for an additional three years.
  • Nationality: This fellowship is available to African Early Career researchers.
  • Number of Scholarships: Approximately 25 fellowships are available.
  • Scholarshipcan be taken in the UK

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: This fellowship is available to African Early Career researchers:

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and  Zimbabwe.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Applications should be within the remit of natural sciences. This includes physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, engineering, agricultural, biological and medical research (excluding clinical and patient-orientated research), and the scientific aspects of archaeology, geography and experimental psychology but excluding economics, social science and humanities research.

You can apply for this scheme if you:

  • Are a national of a sub-Saharan African country and wish to work in a sub-Saharan African country in a research position, or a national of a sub-Saharan African country in the diaspora and wish to return to a sub-Saharan African research position.
  • Hold a PhD by the time you apply.
  • Are an early career researcher and have no more than 10 years of research experience since completing your PhD by the time of application. Where applicants have taken formal periods of maternity, paternity, adoptive leave of extended sick leave, assessment will not only take into account the actual period of leave take (e.g. three months), but will also allow an additional six months for each period of leave (e.g. three months plus six months = nine months) when assessing research experience eligibility.
  • Wish to hold the fellowship in a research institution in an ODA eligible sub-Saharan African country. Please see the scheme notes for a full list of eligible host countries.
  • Have a clearly defined scientific research proposal focusing on one or more of the Global Challenge areas outlined in the scheme notes.
  • Applicants are not permitted to submit more than one application per round.

Before applying, please ensure that you meet all the eligibility requirements, which are explained in the scheme notes.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

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Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Applications should be made through the Royal Society’s grant management system Flexi-Grant®. Applications will initially be reviewed and then shortlisted by members of the FLAIR Appointments Panels which are split by subject group into one Biological Sciences Panel and one Physical Sciences Panel.

Shortlisted proposals will be subject to high quality independent peer review, and once complete these proposals will then be re-assessed by the initial panel members before a final shortlist for interview is drawn up.

Applicants who have reached the final shortlisting stage will be invited for interview at the AAS offices in Nairobi where travel and accommodation expenses will be arranged by the AAS.

Results will be made available six months after the application closing date, in December 2018.

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