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Scholarship information is also available on some of the sites noted on the Job Listings page. Be sure to check those out.

Scholarships for Africans


There are various opportunities to gain scholarships for study abroad. However, you have to have taken your prior studies seriously in order to qualify. Various non-profits and nations seek to promote the interests of the best students, those who have the most proven potential and greatest initiative.


In the various categories below are opening paragraphs direcly copied or paraphrased from different sites.


General Searches


You can begin by searching through Google. These search terms appear to be useful:


       scholarships africans -"african american"


It will take you some time to go through the search results. As you look at these, DO NOT engage with anyone who expects a fee from you. Those are scams. As you have probably learned already, there are plenty of people who would sell their own families to take advantage of others. Do not become one of their victims.


This search link may reveal something good, although I have not had a chance to use it yet.


Suggested Scholarships


My good friend Mrs. Emily Gurupira (now deceased), a fully-rated counselor in Zimbabwe, was good enough to send me the results of her efforts in scholarship search. These are given below.

To attract students from outside the EU/EEA, the European Union, governments of EU/EEA member countries, and a number of Universities in Europe have tuition fee waivers or scholarship programs for non-EU international students.

Why study in Finland as an international student? The Finnish education system is regarded one of the best in the world and Finnish Universities offer about 450 international programmes in English. Finland is also one of the few remaining countries in the world where tuition fee is free for everyone including international students. The Finnish Government also offers doctoral scholarships for international students.

Scholarships for Development   This is another comprehensive website for international study. Its listings are kept well updated. These are listings are of international scholarships specifically for people from developing countries, people who would like to pursue development-related fields, and people who seek global and national development through further education. Be sure to subscribe to their updates.


Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI)


The YALI Network provides opportunities to connect with other leaders in your community and to learn from experts in your field. Their flagship activity is the Mandela Washington Fellowship. A number of no-cost learning opportunities are also available.


Fulbright Foreign Student Program


The Fulbright Foreign Student Program enables graduate students, young professionals and artists from abroad to study and conduct research in the United States. The Fulbright Foreign Student Program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide. Approximately 4,000 foreign students receive Fulbright scholarships each year.The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is administered by binational Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies. All Foreign Student Program applications are processed by these offices. Program eligibility and selection procedures vary widely by country. Please use the drop-down menu here to find information about the Fulbright Program in your home country, including eligibility requirements and application guidelines.


Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program


The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program provides grants to approximately 850 foreign scholars from over 100 countries to conduct post-doctoral research at U.S. institutions from an academic semester to a full academic year.


Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence


The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program assists U.S. higher education institutions in expanding programs of academic exchange, by supporting non-U.S. scholars through grants for teaching at institutions that might not have a strong international component and/or serve minority audiences. Both the U.S. institution and the scholar grantee benefit from this experience.


Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program


The Humphrey Program brings young and mid-career professionals from designated countries to the United States for a year of non-degree graduate-level study, leadership development, and professional collaboration with U.S. counterparts.


Graduate Study in the USA


Graduate Study in the USA is a briefing prepared by the US Embassy in Zimbabwe. It offers a very good general description of how to apply and succeed. Many colleges in the USA offer scholarships and stipends for graduate assistants as they study for their masters or doctorate. EducationUSA is a website that discusses the topic in detail.Some US Embassies offer scholarships to in-country citizens. Check with your local embassy.


Directory of African Scholarships


Africademics Scholarship Directory   Compiled by participants of the Africademics Scholarship Ambassador Programme. A spreadsheet showing scholarship opportunities particularly for citizens of Africa. A lot of work went into this spreadsheet. It is a worthy effort and result.