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February 20, 2019

Scholarships Watch

SAWISE Angus Scholarship for Sub-Saharan black females in South Africa

The Association of South African Women in Science and Engineering (Sawise) is awarding scholarship for black scholars from sub-Saharan Africa. Scholarship is awarded only for studies at Honours level (or fourth year equivalent) in any field of science and engineering. The value of scholarship is R15,000 for one year. The application deadline is November 15.




Africa Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship Programme

The African Leaders of Tomorrow (ALT) Scholarship Programme commemorates the late Nelson Mandela’s commitment to social justice and equity by supporting young African professionals to become leaders in public policy and administration. The ALT Scholarship will grant scholarships to young African women and men to pursue a Master’s degree in public administration, public policy or public finances at participating Canadian Universities. The application deadline is November 2.




Leeds University Business School

Leeds University Business School is offering international scholarships for nationals of India, Kenya, Nigeria and Vietnam. These scholarships are available for undergraduate students who have demonstrated sustained academic excellence and have the potential to make a significant contribution to Business School life. Student will receive an award of £2,500 per year for each standard year of study towards the cost of fees. The deadline for applications for 2016 entry is May 31, 2016.




Akili Dada Fellowship for Young African Women Leaders

Applications are invited for Akili Dada fellowship from young African Women leaders between the ages of 23 and 30. Fellowship is available for those who are driving transformative change in their communities and are looking to grow their projects to scale and sustainability. Applicants must be from an economically disadvantaged background and be able to commit one year to the fellowship programme (beginning January 2016 and ending December 2016). Applicants must be able to attend trainings every other month for one week in Nairobi. The application deadline is November 2.




Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships

The University of Edinburgh will offer 30 scholarships for PhD Research Programme in any field of study offered by the University for the 2016-2017 academic session. 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 research programme of study. To apply for a scholarship, you must first apply for admission for an eligible PhD programme of study at the University of Edinburgh. It is recommend that applicants do this as early as possible and well in advance of the scholarship deadline. Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application by February 1, 2016.




Australia Awards Masters Scholarships for Africa

Scholarships for Masters studies in Australia are being offered to eligible African candidates for postgraduate studies commencing in 2016. Each country has its own priority fields. Examples of priority fields are: Agriculture and Food Security; Health; Natural Resource Management including Mining and Mining Governance; Public Policy; and Water and Sanitation. A number of African countries are eligible including Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Liberia and Libya.

Deadline is December 2015. For more details, visit

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