12 International Scholarships for African Students to Study in Europe

There are many international scholarships for African students available, including government scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships and university scholarships.


1. VLIR-UOS Awards Scholarships 

Graduate scholarships for international students from Africa, Asia and Latin America to study in Belgium on a development-related master’s degree or training program.


2. DRD-DAAD Merit Scholarships

Scholarships for sub-Saharan Africans to study a development-related master’s or PhD program in Germany.


3. Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) 

Short course, master’s degree and PhD scholarships for African students to study in the Netherlands. 50% of budget goes to female applicants, while the other 50% is prioritized to applicants from sub-Saharan Africa.



4. African Excellence Fee Waiver @ The University of Glasgow

International scholarships for African students worth the full tuition fee of a master’s degree at the University of Glasgow, starting from September 2017. Applicants will automatically be considered based on academic merit.


5. African Graduate scholarships @ UCL

Scholarships for Africans to study in the UK at UCL (University College London) on a master’s program within the Institute for Global Health. (The 2016 deadline has passed; check back at a later date for the next round of applications.)


6. African Postgraduate Scholarships @ Edinburgh Napier University 

Merit-based scholarships for Africans to gain partial funding to study in the UK at Edinburgh Napier University.



7. Commonwealth Scholarships @ SOAS

Commonwealth scholarships open to students from African commonwealth countries* to study in the UK at SOAS (London) on a development-related master’s degree.


8. Ruth First Scholarship @ Durham University 

Scholarships for Africans from Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe to undertake postgraduate study in the UK at Durham University.


9. Oppenheimer Fund Scholarships @ Oxford University

Scholarships for African students who have previously studied at South African universities to study in the UK at Oxford University.



10. African Scholarships @ The University of Edinburgh 

Merit-based graduate scholarships to study in the UK at the University of Edinburgh (Scotland) on a master’s or PhD program.


11. The Centre of African Studies Visiting Fellowship @ The University of Cambridge

Two visiting fellowships for African students to conduct research and writing at the University of Cambridge.


12. The Ibrahim Scholarship Programme

Master’s degree scholarships for aspiring African leaders to study in the UK at London Business School, SOAS or the University of Birmingham.



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