4 Great Scholarships for African Students!

Scholarships are seen as a golden opportunity. 

University scholarships are types of financial aid that assist students in paying for their education. Scholarships are different and preferred to student loans because they do not have to be repaid. 

Thousands of scholarships and fellowships are awarded annually by thousands of sponsors. Here are a few examples of scholarships that are 

1. Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships for Developing Commonwealth Countries

Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships are funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO). They enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development and are aimed at those who could not afford to study in the UK.


2. British Chevening Scholarships in UK for International Students

Chevening Scholarship is one of the most prestigious scholarships in the United Kingdom, offering a fully-funded scholarship for a one-year master’s program at a UK university to all aspiring candidates from Chevening members or eligible countries.


3. Mandela Washington Scholarship

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is the flagship program of the US Government’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI)

The Fellowship brings young leaders to the United States for academic coursework and leadership training. It provides unique opportunities for Fellows and Americans to collaborate as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and improve peace and security in Africa and the United States.


4. Gates Cambridge Scholarships for International Students

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship is one of the world’s most prestigious awards, and intending to create a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

It was established in October 2000 by a US$210 million donation to the University of Cambridge from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the largest ever single donation to a UK university.

In our next blog post about scholarships, we will share tips on applying for scholarships and getting them!

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