Scholarships for African applicants
by Trevor Logan

So you would like a scholarship to study abroad?

To apply for any of the scholarships listed below, contact each respective scholarship provider via the link provided. - best of luck!


Full scholarships (100%)
Let me start with the bad news. Full scholarships (100% tuition fees plus stipend) are virtually impossible to come by and immensely competitive. The good news is that, if you are in the top 5% of your country in terms of academic achievement, you have some chance over others.- a lot of options are listed below. These full scholarships will cover tuition fees, and some will even offer you a stipend (a sum of money to cover for your living expenses). See the list below for details.

Have a think about it. Why would an institution or government offer a scholarship? First of all the truth of the matter is that it is unlikley one would offer a scholarship just because you are unable to fund your studies yourself. However, IF you are a top student from your country and you cannot afford to pay your way, there are many institutions who will support this type of individual. That is the way it works. Not good news to everyone, but good news to those who have the academic potential and have proof to show.

Scholarships 50%, 25% etc
Other scholarships are a bit less competitive but 25% - 50% scholarships are still hard to come by. They also come in many different forms. Some will cover part of your tuition fees or come in the form of a studentship which will involve some teaching for which you get paid a stipend.

Scholarships around 10%
The good news is that there are a fair number of these part scholarships and are offered by institutions themselves. So how do you get one of these? You need to liaise with the institution to find out what they offer and the terms. However, understand that you have to show that you have the necessary funds to cover for a majority of your tuition fees and of course all living expenses. You can look at the 10% scholarship as a goodwill gesture to reward your academic achievements.

Listed below are various scholarship opportunities via governmental, non-governmental and institutions themselves. Whilst not an exhaustive list, it should give you some insight into what is available. However, scholarship opportunities are not very well communicated by anyone, so if you are searching for a full scholarship, or a partial stipend to help with your own funding, then what should you do? The best thing to do is to do a search for a particular course (via the click here to SEARCH engine) and request info on that course. It is very likely the institution will come back to you with the relevant course info plus any scholarship info. If they don't, then it is up to you to reply and ask the question yourself!

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