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30+ Fully-funded Scholarships for African/Developing Countries Have their Deadlines in February 2018. Apply Now!



The following top scholarship programmes are currently open for African students with varying closing dates in February 2018. View other scholarships with February deadlines in your archives.

Please note that for university scholarships, participation requires that you already have or in the process to gain admission to corresponding or participating university(ies) for 2018/2019 academic year.

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Government of Hungary (Stipendium Hungaricum) Scholarship Program for International Students

The Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme, by the Hungarian Government is offering international students the opportunity to undergo study of all types in Hungary for free. The core mission of the programme is to increase the number of foreign students in Hungary and to encourage Hungarian higher education institutions to attract top foreign students. The Programme is managed by Tempus Public Foundation.

Application Deadline: 16th February

Ashinaga Fully-funded Undergraduate Scholarships for Orphans from Africa

Ashinaga presents the “Ashinaga Africa Initiative” aiming to provide higher education to 20 brilliant students from 19 Sub-Saharan countries each year, some of which are among the poorest in the world, and encourage them to become leading professionals in their own countries. The organization provides scholarships to orphans and has supported over 95,000 orphans in the last 45 years, and many of its graduates are actively contributing to society in a variety of fields across the world.

Application Deadline: 25th February

Fully-Funded Commonwealth Scholarships (Masters & PhD) in UK for Developing Countries

 Each year, Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s and PhD study in the UK are offered for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

Application Deadline: 22nd February

Commonwealth Split-site PhD Scholarship in UK for Developing Countries

The Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships is offered to support citizens of developing Commonwealth countries for one year’s study at a UK university as part of a PhD being undertaken in a candidate’s home country.

Application Deadline: 15th February



Ireland: University College Dublin (UCD) Global Excellence Undergraduate and Masters Scholarships for African Students

The Global Excellence Undergraduate and Masters Scholarship Program is funded by UCD International and aims to attract excellent candidates to the UCD’s undergraduate and graduate programs and encourage early application. Successful candidates will be selected on merit paired with a holistic review of their scholarship application and will receive 50% tuition fee waiver.

Application Deadline: 28th February

SDA Bocconi School of Management MBA Scholarships for African Students – Italy

SDA Bocconi School of Management is making available one merit-based tuition waiver of 70% of the tuition fee and one merit-based tuition waiver of 50% of the tuition fee to 2017/2018 MBA candidates from Africa with an outstanding profile.

Application Deadline: 28th February

TU Delft Sub-Saharan Africa Excellence Scholarships – The Netherlands

TU Delft | Global Initiative offers four Sub-Saharan Africa Excellence Scholarships every year. These scholarships give talented, motivated and broadly interested students from Sub-Saharan Africa the opportunity to study at the Delft University of Technology. The Global Initiative of the university aims to work together with scientists and entrepreneurs in developing countries to make an impact and improve people’s lives.

Application Deadline: 1st February

HEINEKEN International Graduate Programme for Graduates Worldwide

Are you prepared to work in three different countries in the HEINEKEN world over three years? Do you have a passion to join the world’s most international brewer? Then the International Graduate Programme of HEINEKEN might be the opportunity for you!

Application Deadline: 9th February


220 Fully-funded ARES Masters and Training Scholarships in Belgium for Developing Countries

ARES masters and Specialization courses offer students the opportunity to follow a master of one year or a refresher course between 4 and 6 months in an institution of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels, Belgium.

Application Deadline: 8th February

50 Fully-funded University of Oslo Norway Scholarships for Bachelors and Masters Students

University of Oslo is offering the International Summer School (ISS) Norway Scholarships to outstanding international students for Bachelors and Masters Degrees. The International Summer School – ISS offers Norway scholarships to applicants from certain countries. Citizens from countries in Africa, Asia, Oceania, Central America or South America may apply for full or partial scholarships for Master’s courses.

Application Deadline: 1st February


William Ross Murray Scholarship (LL.M) for Students in Developing Countries – University of London

The William Ross Murray Scholarship is a joint initiative with International Students House (ISH). SOAS will cover the cost of tuition fees at the Overseas rate and ISH will provide free accommodation. The scholarship also provides a small contribution in food vouchers. There is one William Ross Murray Scholarship available.

Application Deadline: 20th February

Italy: Cattolica Africa Scholarship Program for African Masters Students

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, as part of its mission to foster relationships with developing countries, has developed a special program for students from the African continent. This program will enable students to study for undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs taught in English at UCSC’s Milan, Piacenza and Cremona campuses.

Application Deadline: 1st February.

Allan and Nesta Ferguson Scholarships for African Students at SOAS, University of London

Thanks to the generosity of the Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable trust, three Ferguson scholarships have been established for African Students (African nationals and resident in Africa), who wish to undertake a taught masters course at SOAS. Each Ferguson Scholarship is valued at  £25,000 in total and lasts for one year. The scholarships can be used for fees and the remainder towards maintenance.

Application Deadline: 20th February

30 University of Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship for International Students

The University of Edinburgh offers Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship for international students to study for PhD in 2017/2018 academic year. These awards areopen to overseas students undertaking a research degree and may be held in any field of study. Applicants must be liable to pay tuition fees at the rate applicable to overseas students and must have already applied for admission to a full-time PhD research programme of study.

Application Deadline: 1st February.

University of Tsukuba Program in Economic Policy (PEP) Scholarships for Developing Countries

The objective of the Program in Economic Policy (PEP) is to provide, within the time frame of 18 months, training and the necessary skills for the conception, design, and implementation of development policies. Our focus is on International Development with a trans-disciplinary approach to the economic and social problems of developing countries and former socialist countries.

Application Deadline: 28th February

Leiden University Excellence Masters Scholarship  Programme (LExS) – Netherland

The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship programme (LExS) is offered to excellent Non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a Leiden University master’s degree programme and for excellent students from all nationalities enrolling in a Master of Law Advanced Programme or MSc in International Relations and Diplomacy.

Application Deadline: 1st February.

University of Leeds Tetley and Lupton Masters Taught and Research Scholarships for International students

Up to 5 Tetley and Lupton Scholarships are available for international students wishing to undertake a one-year full-time taught Masters, Masters of Research and Masters by Research degrees in any Faculty at the University of Leeds. The award will cover fees at the University of Leeds International rate – capped at £20,000.

Application Deadline: 1st February.

African Graduate Fellowships at American University Cairo for Masters Students

The African Graduate Fellowship is a competitive fellowship program for bright, highly motivated African students interested in pursuing a master’s degree at AUC. Each year, fellowships are offered to nationals of African countries (not including Egyptians) for full-time study (nine credits or more) in any of the graduate programs offered at AUC.

Application Deadline: 1st February

Study in Greece: Onassis Fellowships Program for International Scholars

The Foundation announces the twenty-fourth(24th) annual Fellowships Program for International Scholars starting on October 1st, 2018, addressed to non-Greek nationals, University Professors of all levels, Postdoctoral Researchers and Ph.D. Candidates.

Application Deadline: 28th February Delft Global Scholarships for Female Students from Sub-Saharan Africa and TU Delft | Global Initiative offer five | Delft Global Scholarships for female students interested in ICT. From the students we expect that they are willing to act as our ambassadors during their studies and after graduation.

Application Deadline: 1st February

University College Groningen fully-funded Scholarship Programme (USP)

The University College Groningen, Netherlands is offering 2 full scholarships to international students intending to undertake Undergraduate studies at the University for the 2017/2018 academic session.

Application Deadline: 1st February

Sciences Po Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program for Undergraduate and Graduate Africans to Study in France 

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Sciences Po aims to support 120 talented African students through their studies and to offer the next generation of leaders a world-class social science education, so they can go on to become changemakers in their home countries.

Application Deadlines: 1st/15th February

Yale Young Global Scholars for Secondary School Students

Yale Young Global Scholars empowers the next generation of leaders by building a global community and designing interdisciplinary programs that foster intellectual curiosity, deepen understanding and inspire creative action across all borders.

Application Deadline: 6th February

Apply: Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS) Program for African Secondary School Students 

The Yale Young African Scholars Program (YYAS) is a high-intensity academic and leadership program designed for African secondary school students who have the talent, drive, energy, and ideas to make meaningful impacts as young leaders, even before they begin their university studies.

Application Deadline: 6th February

180 Swedish Institute Study Scholarships for Developing Countries

The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships (SISS) are awarded to students from selected countries for full-time master’s level studies in Sweden starting in the autumn semester 2017. The scholarships cover both living costs and tuition fees.

Application Deadline: Jan/Feb

10 Swedish Institute Study Scholarships for South African Students

The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships (SISS) are awarded to students from selected countries for full-time master’s level studies in Sweden starting in the autumn semester 2017. The scholarships cover both living costs and tuition fees.

Application Deadline: Jan/Feb

University of Twente Kipaji Masters Scholarship for Students from Developing Countries

The Kipaji Scholarship Fund is founded especially for talented students from countries with upcoming economies, like in parts of South America, Africa and Asia.

Application Deadline: 1st February

Study in Belgium: VLIR-UOS Masters & Training Scholarships in Belgium for African/Developing Countries

VLIR-UOS offers full Masters & training Scholarships in Belgium for students from Developing countries – half of this scholarship will be offered to African students and preference will be given for Women. The eligible training or Masters programmes are taught in English.

Application Deadline: Jan-March

University of Dundee Global Excellence Postgraduate Scholarships for Nigerian Students

The University of Dundee is offering Masters Scholarships to international students wishing to undertake degree programs at the University.

Application Deadline: 1st February

University of Sussex Fully-funded Research Scholarship for International Students

The University of Sussex welcomes applications from outstanding international applicants across the arts and humanities for 11 fully funded Chancellor’s International Research Scholarships.

Application Deadline: 2nd February

New York University (NYU) Africa House Fellowship Programs

New York University (NYU) Africa House has been fortunate to receive external donor funding to offer four (4) research grants for current undergraduate and graduate students seeking funding support for short-term fellowship opportunities.

Application Deadline: 28th February

IJP Journalism Exchange Program for Young Journalists in Africa and Germany 

The International Journalists‘ Programmes (IJP) are offering fellowships to up to six young Southern African PLUS Kenya journalists and up to five young German journalists.

Application Deadline: 15th February

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