July 18, 2024

20+ Scholarships that will close in September 2023 | Apply Now

The deadlines for the below scholarships for African and developing countries may be in September but they are fast approaching. We encourage you to apply today!

African Union University (Pan African University) Masters & PhD Scholarships for African Students

Young, qualified, talented and enterprising applicants from African countries and the African Diaspora are invited to apply for scholarships to join Masters or PhD degree programmes at any of the following four PAU institutes listed below.

TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits to Germany Program for Researchers from sub-Saharan Africa

Postdoctoral researchers from sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa, can go on a ‘Cooperation Visit’ lasting three months to an institute in Germany.

Application Deadline: 6th September

SCIENCE BY WOMEN Visiting Senior Research Fellowships for African Women (Fully-funded to Spain)

Each of these centres will host 1 senior woman researcher with at least 3 years of post-doctoral experience for a six-month fellowship.

Application Deadline: 30th September

AREF Research Development Fellowship for Sub-Sahara African Researchers

The AREF Research Development Fellowship (RDF) Programme is being launched to support African researchers who are working on important challenges for human health in Africa. 

Application Deadline: 14th September

Global Young Academy New Membership Call for Young Leaders

Applications are sought from young, independent scholars who combine the highest level of research excellence with a demonstrated passion for delivering impact.

Application Deadline: 14th September

Czech Government Scholarships for Developing Countries – Masters and Doctorate (OPENING SOON)

The Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport offers scholarships for developing countries. Applications for these scholarships are open to all students from below developing countries and/or countries going through a process of political and economic transition.

Application Deadline: 30th September

Rhodes Trust Scholarships for African Students to Study at University of Oxford, UK

The Rhodes Trust offers Rhodes Trust Scholarships Postgraduate Scholarship Program for international students globally including Africans, to study at University of Oxford (See country list below).

Application Deadline: 15th September

Wits-TUB-UNILAG Urban Lab Master Scholarships for Sub-Saharan African Students

This call is open for applicants who are from sub-Saharan African countries other than
South Africa. A separate call for South Africans will be open soon.

Application Deadline: 30th September

OWSD Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in Developing Countries (OPENING SOON)

Awardees must have made a demonstrable impact on the research environment, both at a regional and international level, and must have received their PhD in the last ten years.

Application Deadline: 15th September

Morland African Writing Scholarship for African Writers (£18,000 Cash Prize)

The Scholarships are open to anyone writing in the English language who was born in an African country or both of whose parents were born in Africa.

Application Deadline: 18th September

Sydney Scholars Awards for Undergraduate Students

This scholarship supports outstanding Year 12 students to undertake an undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney.

Application Deadline: 30th September

University of Waikato Doctoral Scholarship – New Zealand

To support excellence in postgraduate research, up to 75 University of Waikato Doctoral Scholarships will be awarded each year to high-achieving candidates applying for admission to an approved doctoral qualification at the University of Waikato.

Application Deadline: 30th September

AREF Research Development Fellowship for Sub-Sahara African Researchers

The AREF Research Development Fellowship (RDF) Programme is being launched to support African researchers who are working on important challenges for human health in Africa.

Application Deadline: 14th September

Schwarzman Scholars Fully-funded Masters Scholarship for International Students – China

Application Deadline: 19th September

The $450 million Schwarzman Scholars programme will support up to 200 scholars annually from the U.S., China and around the world for a one-year Master’s Degree programme at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Doctoral Scholarship Programme for Engineering foreign students at KUT, Japan

The Kochi University of Technology (KUT) Special Scholarship Programme (SSP) on research projects in the field of Engineering for International Doctoral applicants, Japan.

Application Deadline: 15th September

Government of Canada Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships for International Scientists

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the country’s economic, social and research-based growth.

Application Deadline: 20th September 

Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund for Sub-Saharan African (Including Sudan) Researchers

The Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund supports pairs of researchers (post-doctoral level and above) from the University of Cambridge (or an affiliated institution such as the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and NIAB) and sub-Saharan African institutions, across all disciplines, to initiate and/or strengthen research collaborations.

Application Deadline: 4th September 

Canada: Humber College Entrance Scholarships for International Students

This entrance scholarship is available for Graduate Certificate, Diploma, and Advanced Diploma students joining Humber in January.

Application Deadline: 30th September

Margaret McNamara Educational Grants (MMEG) for African Women to Study in South Africa

Margaret McNamara Education grants are awarded to women from developing and middle-income countries who, upon obtainment of their degree, intend to return to or remain in their countries, or other developing countries, and work to improve the lives of women and/or children.

Application Deadline: 15th September 

DAAD Postgraduate Scholarships for Development-Related Courses – Germany

The scholarships offer foreign graduates from development and newly industrialised countries from all disciplines and with at least two years’ professional experience the chance to take a postgraduate or Master’s degree at a state or state-recognised German university, and in exceptional cases to take a doctoral degree, and to obtain a university qualification (Master’s/PhD).

1,000 Heinrich Boll Foundation Scholarships for International Students in Germany – Undergraduate, Masters & PhD

Approximately 1, 000 Heinrich Böll Foundation International Scholarships for Undergraduates, Graduates, and PhD Students to study at Universities in Germany.

Application Deadline: 1st September 

The Gates Scholarship for Low-Income Students To Study in USA

The Gates Scholarship for Low-Income Students To Study in USA is now open for applications. When is Application Deadline?

Application Deadline: 15th September 

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