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VLIR-UOS Training and Master Scholarships - Closing Date: Not fixed.
VLIR-UOS awards scholarships to follow a training course or Master’s degree program at a university or university college in Belgium. The Master’s programs, lasting one or two academic years, focus on specific problems of developing countries and/or are relevant to developing countries in a more general sense.
Application deadline: There is no fixed deadline to apply for a VLIR-UOS scholarship; procedurally, candidates first apply for academic admission to a given programme. In this regard, applicants should only take into consideration the deadline from the respective master programme. Click here for further information

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Regional Internship Program for Undergraduate/Graduate African Students 2018. Closing date: Sunday, 31st December 2017

The programme provides selected students, enrolled in an under-graduate, graduate or post-graduate degree programme or recent graduates with the opportunity to supplement, their academic knowledge with a practical work assignments in a field related to the work of FAO. This will enable them to gain a better understanding of FAO’s mandate and programmes. Click Here for further information.

University of Mary Washington Scholarships Closing date: Monday, 1st January 2018

The University of Mary Washington is offering scholarships for International Students. Scholarships are renewable for up to three additional years of undergraduate study at UMW. Click here for further information.

Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) funded PhD Scholarships for International Students 2018. Closing date: 1st January 2018 

The Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) is a collaboration between the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR), the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) to offer PhD training to be carried out in English at your chosen lab at A*STAR Research Institutes, NUS or NTU. Students will be supervised by distinguished and world-renowned researchers in these labs. Upon successful completion, students will be conferred a PhD degree by either NUS or NTU. Click here for further information  

The Mawazo PhD Scholars Programme - Closing Date: Friday, 26th January 2018

The Mawazo PhD Scholars programme is a one-year, non-residential fellowship aimed at women pursuing PhD studies focused on climate change and energy at Kenyan universities. The goal of this programme is to build a strong pipeline of future researchers who are prepared to ask insightful questions about African development, and effectively communicate their results to both government and industry leaders and the general public. The application for the 2018 PhD Scholars cohort is now open. Click here for further information.

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships - Closing Date: Thursday, 22nd February 2018

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships are for candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries, for full-time doctoral study at a UK university. Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Commonwealth PhD Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK. These scholarships are offered under six themes: Science and technology for development; Strengthening health systems and capacity; Promoting global prosperity; Strengthening global peace, security and governance; Strengthening resilience and response to crises; Access, inclusion and opportunity. Commonwealth Scholarship Commission invites applications from talented individuals who have the potential to make change. Click here for further information.

Caine Prize for African Writing 2018 Full Travel Scholarship. Closing date: 31st January 2018.

The Caine Prize for African Writing is a literature prize awarded to an African writer of a short story published in English. The prize was launched in 2000 to encourage and highlight the richness and diversity of African writing by bringing it to a wider audience internationally. The focus on the short story reflects the contemporary development of the African story-telling tradition. Click here for further information  

 TU Delft Sub-Saharan Africa Excellence Scholarships 2018/2019. Closing date: 1st February 2018

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. Click here for further information 

MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at MSU - Closing Date: Thursday, 1st February 2018.
MasterCard Foundation has partnered with Michigan State University (MSU) to provide full tuition scholarships to undergraduate and Master’s degree students from sub-Saharan Africa. The program targets scholars who are community minded with the potential to create change, successful applicants will be provided with holistic support including comprehensive financial provision, leadership training to enable them be imitators of change; practical employment orientation among others. Click here for further information. 

UTokyo Amgen Scholars Program 2018 - Closing Date: Thursday, 1st February 2018
University of Tokyo through the Amgen Scholars Program provides hands-on laboratory experience to undergraduate students through the Amgen Scholars Program 2018. The objective of the program is to provide undergraduate students from different countries, who are committed to or who are considering a career in biology or related sciences and planning to continue to graduate studies, with eight weeks (from June 11 to August 6, 2018) of biomedical research experience in the basic and translational sciences. Opportunities for research experience will be provided by 31 research laboratories in five of the graduate schools and research institutes of UTokyo (Graduate School of Engineering, Graduate School of Science, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Institute of Industrial Science) where students will be able to gain valuable hands-on experience in research. Each Amgen Scholar will receive a stipend to cover their return travel and living expenses, in addition to paid accommodation, during the program. Click here for further information.

 MCF – RUFORUM Scholarships for Ugandan and Kenyan Students, 2018: Call for Applications - Closing Date: Friday, 16th March 2018

The MasterCard Foundation in partnership with the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture is inviting MCF –at- RUFORUM Scholarship applications for Ugandan and Kenyan students for the 2017/18 academic year. The aim of the scholarship is to encourage talented students from Uganda and Kenya. The scholarship is available for bachelor and master programme
The scholarship is awarded in the following fields:
• Science in Agri-Entrepreneurship and Communication Management
• Science in Food and Agribusiness
• Science in Food Security and Community Nutrition
• Science in Agri-Enterprises Development
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MasterCard Foundation/ RUFORUM Scholarships for Ugandan & Kenyan Students. Closing date: 16th March 2018.

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, Gulu University and Egerton University are implementing an eight year program aimed at transforming African agricultural universities and their graduates to better respond to developmental challenges through enhanced application of science, technology, business and innovation for rural agricultural transformation. This is an eight year program (2016-2024) and will support students that are economically disadvantaged as well as those from post-conflict and conflict affected areas of Africa. Interested applicants will undertake their training at Gulu University and Egerton University. Click here for further information 

American University of Beirut MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program for Sub-Saharan African Students 2018/2019. Closing date: 2nd April 2018

American University of Beirut (AUB) and The MasterCard Foundation have partnered to provide scholarships to students at the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS). This $9 million scholarship program will enable young adults who are sensitive to their communities’ concerns and proactive in their environment to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health or Medical Laboratory Sciences at AUB. In addition to full scholarships and living expenses, The MasterCard Foundation Scholars at AUB will benefit from intensive preparatory courses, mentoring, career counselling, and internships at institutions and organizations relevant to their field of study. Click here for further information  

 Foreign Student Scholarships at Cologne Business School in Germany Closing date: Tuesday, 15th May 2018 

Cologne Business School is inviting applications for Foreign Student Scholarships. These scholarships are designed exclusively for new international students (Bachelor, Master and fulltime MBA) who intent to study at Cologne Business School. Click here for further information 














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