Welcome Great African Student, as a reminder; we are going to share with you about ten (10) 100% free scholarship for Africans whose application deadline is between now and early 2016.
What this means is that if you are yet to apply, make haste to submit your application and join the winners when announced. The write-up below will contain various links to full details of the scholarship and how to apply. So at each topic you like, click links associated to apply.
NOTE: Also before you start, we are going to paginate this article into several number of pages. Use the NEXT BUTTON below each page to load the next scholarship. And don’t forget, No.10 is the best scholarship ever – even those with 3rd class degree can apply and win number 10 (in page 10).
1. DAAD Scholarship – in Germany
Brief description: Germany: DAAD is offering Masters Scholarships for students from developing countries at German universities 2016/2017. Applications for 2016/17 will be accepted from June 1 through October 15, 2015.
Subject Areas: Postgraduate Courses for Professionals with Relevance to Developing Countries. Many courses of study are listed and this scholarship covers 100% tuition fees, travel expenses and pocket money. [Read more and apply here].
2. Norwegian Quota Scholarship – in Norway
Brief description: The Norwegian Government offer scholarship funds for the Quota Scholarship scheme for Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD Students from Developing Countries at universities and university colleges in Norway 2015/2016
Accepted Subject Areas: Students usually apply for degree programmes that serve as a continuation of their studies in their home country or for courses which can be a joint part of a degree programme in their home country (joint degree or sandwich programmes).
Most of the programmes offered are at Master’s or PhD level, but the Quota Scheme also offers certain Bachelor’s study programmes.
The Quota Scheme currently provides funding for a total of 1,100 students, 800 of them from developing countries in the South and 300 from countries in the Western Balkans, Eastern Europe and in Central Asia. [Read more and apply here].
3. McGill University MCF Scholarship – in Canada
Brief description: The McGill University, Canada is partnering with the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program to offer undergraduate Scholarships for African students.
Eligible Field of Study
Development related courses.
Thanks to a $27 million financial commitment from The MasterCard Foundation over the next decade, the Program will provide academically talented, economically disadvantaged young people from Africa with access to quality university education.
McGill will welcome 91 Scholars from Africa over the next ten years, some of whom will be coming from French-speaking countries.
In addition to financial support, Scholars are provided with a comprehensive support network that includes an array of mentoring and support services to ensure each student’s academic success, community service engagement and transition to socially relevant employment opportunities, when they return to Africa at the conclusion of their studies. [Read more and apply here].
4. Emerging Global Leader Scholarship- in Australia
The AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship promotes educational access and opportunity while enhancing international diversity. Bringing together the best of AU — academic excellence, leadership development, and global engagement — the AU Emerging Global Leader achieves, inspires, and serves with vision.
The AU EGL is dedicated to positive civic and social change, and to returning home to improve under-resourced, underserved communities in his/her home country.
The most competitive applicants should have:
A minimum 3.8 GPA equivalent (or in the top 10 percent of graduating class) for 9th-12th grades A demonstrated commitment to service and advancing the needs of people in their home country Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, with a minimum 90 TOEFL iBT (with no sub-score lower than 20) or 6.5 IELTS (with no subscore lower than 6.0)Demonstrated leadership, volunteerism and community service. [Read more and apply].
5. Mastercard Scholarship at University of Toronto – in Canada
Brief description: The University of Toronto, Canada partner with The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program to offer Undergraduate scholarships for sub-Saharan African Students
Eligible Field of Study: First-entry undergraduate programs in either the Faculty of Arts and Science or the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering.
If you are a student from Sub-Saharan Africa who has demonstrated your academic talent, are personally committed to giving back to your country, yet face significant economic barriers, then you are invited to apply to The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program.
The University of Toronto and The MasterCard Foundation are pleased to offer The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Toronto to develop Africa’s next generation of leaders.
Thanks to the Foundation’s visionary support, U of T can now provide 67 African students with one of the world’s top-ranked educations—in one of the world’s most multi-cultural cities. The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Programopens up boundless opportunities for young Africans from economically disadvantaged communities, but with academic talent, potential to lead, and motivation to make a difference. As U of T graduates and global citizens, they will return to Africa with the tools to change lives within their communities and across borders. [Read more and apply here].
6. Mandela Magdalene College Scholarships – in UK
Brief description: The Mandela Magdalene College Scholarships enable graduates from South Africa to pursue one-year taught postgraduate courses of study at the University of Cambridge UK
Eligible Field of Study: Subjects relevant to the needs of South Africa
About Scholarship: The Mandela Magdalene College Scholarships were announced in March 1995 when Nelson Mandela, then President of The Republic of South Africa, agreed to lend his name to the initiative.
In this letter of acceptance Madiba wrote: “I approve the use of my name for the Scholarship to assist South African students. Our country is in dire need of skilled men and women to service our new democracy.
We are deeply grateful that Magdalene College took the initiative to assist.” The scheme results from collaboration between Mr Chris von Christierson and other benefactors, the Cambridge Trusts and Magdalene College, Cambridge.
The scheme aims to support South African graduate students of outstanding academic merit and leadership potential who would otherwise be unable to take up a place at Cambridge University…[Read more and apply here].
7. MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program – in British Colombia
Scholarship Description: The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is a $500 million initiative to inspire young people — particularly from Africa — to lead change through education.
The University of British Columbia, Canada is pleased to partner with The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program to provide comprehensive scholarships to students from Sub-Saharan Africa.
The Program provides access to education for academically talented, yet economically marginalized young people. More than 110 students from Africa will receive comprehensive scholarships to live and learn at the University of British Columbia thanks to a $25 million grant from The MasterCard Foundation.
The first cohort of Scholars will arrived at UBC in fall 2013. Over the next 10 years, UBC expects to welcome 77 undergraduate and 35 master’s degree students through the Program…[Read more and apply here].
8. Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship – in UK
The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is one of the largest and most prestigious scholarship schemes for international study in the world.
Since it was established in 1959, around 30,000 individuals have benefited – 25,000 of them have held awards funded by the UK government, managed by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC).
The Commonwealth Shared Scholarships is offered by the CSC for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries in 2016.
These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), with the aim of contributing to the UK’s international development aims and wider overseas interests, supporting excellence in UK higher education, and sustaining the principles of the Commonwealth
Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are offered for selected taught Master’s courses, and are usually tenable for one year only. These scholarships do not cover undergraduate courses, PhD study, or any pre-sessional English language teaching…[Read more and apply here].
9. University of Alberta $22 million Scholarships – in Canada
The University of Alberta, Canada offers up to CAD$22 million for undergraduate scholarships for international students to study for bachelors degree every year.
Accepted Subject Areas: Courses offered by the university.
About Scholarship: To attract top students, the University of Alberta, Canada offers more than CAD$22 million in undergraduate scholarships each year. The University offers undergraduate scholarships each year for international students.
Scholarships are awarded annually to students on study permit who are entering an undergraduate degree program. Some of these scholarships requires separate application while you’ll be considered for the other scholarships after you have received admission to the University.
Receipt of funding for the second, third, and fourth years is contingent upon achieving a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a full normal course load at the University of Alberta each year…[Read more and apply here].
10. Australian Awards Scholarships (3rd Class Accepted) – 1,000 Students Needed!
Brief description: From 1st September, application opens for Australia Awards Scholarships 2016/2017. There are two categories of Award: Australian Awards Scholarships, to undertake higher degree studies in Australia at Masters level. And Australia Awards Short Courses, to undertake short-term, targeted professional training courses, in Australia and/or in Africa, in a range of development-focused sectors.
Australia Awards, a cornerstone of the Australian Government’s development assistance program for Africa, provide access to postgraduate education, training and professional development opportunities for suitably qualified Africans from eligible countries.
On their return to the workplace, Australia Awards Alumni are expected to contribute actively to development in their home countries.
Eligible African Countries: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroun, Cape Verde, Comoros, Congo(Republic of), Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia etc. [Read more and apply here].