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Top Scholarships for African International Students to Study Abroad

Scholarships are a common source of funds for students and it is not a new idea. A lot of international institutions give out international scholarships to patronize patronage and students leverage these scholarships to pursue their academic dreams. Here is a list of some of the top scholarships for African International students in no particular order:


MasterCard Foundation Scholarship

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Programme is a $500 million, 10-year initiative to educate and prepare young people – particularly from Africa – to lead change and make a positive social impact in their communities. The Scholars Program provides young people from economically disadvantaged communities who have demonstrated academic talent and leadership potential with access to quality and relevant education. The Program serves an estimated 15,000 young people at the secondary and university levels. See some of the available MasterCard Foundation Scholarships below:

Rhodes Scholarships at Oxford University for International Students (UK)

The Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards supporting exceptional all-round students at the University of Oxford. Established in the will of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, the Rhodes is the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious international scholarship program in the world. A Rhodes scholarship covers all University and College fees, the university application fee, a personal stipend for living expenses (£13,658 per annum 2014-15), and economy class airfare to and from Oxford at the commencement and conclusion of the scholarship.

Rhodes Trust Postgraduate Scholarship

Westminster Full International Scholarships (UK)

The University of Westminster offers international scholarships for students from developing countries including middle-income countries who wants to pursue a full-time  undergraduate degree at the University. Full tuition fee waivers, accommodation, living expenses and flights to and from London. The scholarship will be renewed each year, subject to satisfactory academic progress.

Westminster Full Tuition Postgraduate Scholarship

Lund University Global Scholarships (Sweden)

The Lund University Global Scholarship Programme is targeted at top academic students who are citizens of countries from outside the European Union/European Economic Area (and Switzerland) and who wish to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree studies offered at the University.  Scholarships may cover 25%, 50%, 75% or 100% of the tuition fee.

Lund University Global Scholarship

American University Emerging Global Leader Scholarship (USA)

The AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship is targeted to high-achieving international students who are dedicated to positive civic and social change and who wish to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree offered at the American University. It is intended for students who will be to returning home to improve under-resourced, underserved communities in his/her home country.  The AU EGL scholarship covers full tuition and room & board.

American University Emerging Global Leader Scholarship

Fulbright Foreign Student Program (USA)

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program enables graduate students, young professionals, and artists from abroad to research and study in the United States for one year or longer at U.S. universities or other appropriate institutions. Generally, the grant funds tuition, airfare, a living stipend, and health insurance, etc. The Fulbright program provides funding for the duration of the study.

Fulbright Foreign Scholarships

Monash University International Merit Scholarships (Australia)

Monash University is offering a number of scholarship programs including the Monash University International Merit Scholarships for outstanding international students who wish to pursue an undergraduate degree programme offered at Monash University.  The scholarship is valued at $10,000 for a full time study load paid per year.

Monash University International Merit Scholarship


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