Students from countries in Africa and other developing countries are given more preference for any of the scholarships mentioned on this page.

The purpose of these awards is to provide you with the financial aid that you need to pursue you dreams in Canada, the U.S., or the U.K., look at the list thoroughly and indicate which scholarships you qualify for, and then start applying.

The Top 20 Scholarships to Study for Africans

AAUW International Fellowships

The AAUW International Fellowships is open to international women from developing countries around the world looking to further their studies in Canada. The applicants are only eligible if they meet the academic and admission requirements of the participating schools. The AAUW International Fellowships aims to provide financial funding for students who have shown that they can contribute positively to the lives of the community they find themselves.

  • Eligible Countries or Continent: African, Asian, or Latin American women
  • Institution or Host Country: The selected schools or universities in the United States of America
  • Scholarship Award: $30,000 each
  • Annual Scholarship Deadline: December 1st

 

Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarships

This is one of the most famous and prestigious awards provided for international students around the world. Applicant must be below the age of 30 years in order to be considered eligible. The award is issued on the basis of academic performances as well as leadership skills exhibited. Applicants are expected to be applying to study at any of the universities in the U.S.

  • Eligible Countries or Continent: Open to students from Bangladesh, Afghanistan, India, Kenya, Egypt, Syria, Madagascar, Tanzania, Pakistan, Uganda, and Mozambique.
  • Institution or Host Country: all Recognized Universities in the United States of America
  • Scholarship Award: Fully-funded award to cover tuition fee
  • Annual Scholarship Deadline: March 31st

 

AWS International Scholarship

For students in the science field looking to pursue an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited school in the U.S., the AWS International Scholarship may just be what you need to ensure you cut down the cost for education.

  • Eligible Countries or Continent: Africa, Asia, Europe, or South America
  • Institution or Host Country: The selected schools or universities in the United States of America
  • Scholarship Award: $3,000
  • Annual Scholarship Deadline: April 1st

 

Coca-Cola Africa Foundation Scholarships

The goal of the Coca-Cola Africa Foundation Scholarships is to provide an environment where funds and financial support are easily accessible especially for those from disadvantaged backgrounds, and those from families or countries that are below standard. Applicants for the Coca-Cola Africa Foundation Scholarships will receive this award only after they have secured admission to study in the U.S.

  • Eligible Countries or Continent: Uganda, Ghana, Kenya, and South Africa
  • Institution or Host Country: The selected schools or universities in the United States of America
  • Scholarship Award: $20,000 each
  • Annual Scholarship Deadline: October 31st

 

Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists Fellowships

The scholarship is open to applicants from the countries or regions listed below. Those who are eligible to applicants are the ones between the ages of 25 to 35 years. Also, applicants must show interest to move to New York City in the United States of America for the next 3 months.

  • Eligible Countries or Continent: Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean
  • Institution or Host Country: The selected schools or universities in the United States of America
  • Scholarship Award: Not Specified
  • Annual Scholarship Deadline: March 31st

 

ExxonMobil Middle East and North Africa Scholars Program

The ExxonMobil Middle East and North Africa Scholars Program is one of the most famous and prestigious awards provided for international students around the world. Applicant must be below the age of 30 years in order to be considered eligible. The ExxonMobil Middle East and North Africa Scholars Program is issued on the basis of academic performances as well as leadership skills exhibited. Applicants are expected to be applying to study at any of the universities in the U.S.

  • Eligible Countries or Continent: citizens of Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudia Arabia, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates
  • Institution or Host Country: The selected schools or universities in the United States of America
  • Scholarship Award: Listed on the scholarship page
  • Annual Scholarship Deadline: October 31st

 

Gwendolen M. Carter/PAS-NU Fellowships

The goal of the Gwendolen M. Carter/PAS-NU Fellowships is to provide an environment where funds and financial support are easily accessible especially for those from disadvantaged backgrounds, and those from families or countries that are below standard. Applicants for the Gwendolen M. Carter/PAS-NU Fellowships will receive this award only after they have secured admission to study in the U.S.

  • Eligible Countries or Continent: Africa Countries
  • Institution or Host Country: Northwestern University in the United States of America
  • Scholarship Award: $25,800
  • Annual Scholarship Deadline: January 15th

 

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is open to international students from developing countries around the world looking to further their studies in Canada. The applicants are only eligible if they meet the academic and admission requirements of the participating schools. The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program aims to provide financial funding for students who have shown that they can contribute positively to the lives of the community they find themselves.

  • Eligible Countries or Continent: Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, North Africa, East Asia, and Central Asia
  • Institution or Host Country: U.S. Department of State
  • Scholarship Award: Not Specified
  • Annual Scholarship Deadline: October 1st

International Association of Black Actuaries Scholarship

The goal of the International Association of Black Actuaries Scholarship is to provide an environment where funds and financial support are easily accessible especially for those from disadvantaged backgrounds, and those from families or countries that are below standard. Applicants for the International Association of Black Actuaries Scholarship will receive this award only after they have secured admission to study in the U.S.

  • Eligible Countries or Continent: Applicants who are of African descent (Caribbean or African nation)
  • Institution or Host Country: The selected schools or universities in the United States of America
  • Scholarship Award: $3,000 to $5,000 annually
  • Annual Scholarship Deadline: May 15th