Scholarships for Africans


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You can begin by looking 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.


If you live in Zimbabwe, be sure to visit the country office for EducationUSA. This link shows you a map. The office is located in Harare. For other countries, look at the main EducationUSA link to see if there is a local office. Otherwise, observe the application instructions given at that link. EducationUSA is a very comprehensive resource for international and USA students wanting to study abroad.


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


Graduate Study in the USA is a briefing prepared by the US Embassy in Zimbabwe. It offers a very good description of how to apply and succeed. There is also information on applying for scholarships. You are welcome to visit the Embassy’s Public Affairs Office in the Eastgate Shopping Center in Harare. In addition to their workweek hours  (M, T, Th, F between 1030am-430pm), they also open on the  last Saturday of the month for graduate and working students  from 10am-3pm. 


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.


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

Top 15 Scholarships in Europe for Non-EU International Students  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.

Finland Tuition Free Universities and Scholarships for Foreign 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.




Students at the Chinhoyi University of Technology must undergo a year of “attachment”. During this year they are sent to work for a company in Zimbabwe. There are many sources of attachment and CUT provides considerable opportunity through its contacts in industry. One additional source is Industrial Psychology Consultants. On their Facebook page they make known attachment opportunities. You can also subscribe to their newsletter. Send a blank email to with subscribe to mailing list in the subject line. They also list jobs offered through their agency.


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