Annual Scholarship Opportunities for African Women Overseas

The following list entails some of the annual scholarship opportunities available for African women – either for those in businesses or looking to further their education.

Heinrich Boll Scholarships in Germany for International Students

https://www.boell.de/en/scholarships-application

Deadline: 1 Mar (annual)

Opportunity to study in Germany

DAAD Masters Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance

https://www.daad.de/miniwebs/icostjerusalem/en/24639/index.html

Deadline: 31 July (annual)

Opportunity to study in Germany

DAAD Scholarships in Germany for Development-Related Postgraduate Courses

https://www.daad.de/deutschland/stipendium/datenbank/en/21148-scholarship-database/?detail=10000008

Deadline: Aug-Oct (annual)

Opportunity to study in Netherlands

Foundation Rainbow Bridge MBA Scholarships for African and Asian Women

http://www.mba.hec.edu/Fees-Funding/Scholarships/Fondation-Rainbow-Bridge

Deadline: 15 Jun/26 Nov (annual)

Opportunity to study in Paris, France

Leiden University Excellence Scholarships (LexS)

http://prospectivestudents.leiden.edu/scholarships/scholarship/lexs.html

Deadline: 1 Feb/1 Oct 2017 (annual)

Opportunity to study in Netherlands

DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africans

http://www.drd-sa.org/index.php/scholarships-in-development-studies.html

Deadline: 31 July (annual)

Opportunity to study in Germany

Denmark Government Scholarships for Non-EU Students

http://studyindenmark.dk/study-options/tuition-fees-scholarships

Deadline: varies, Mar-Apr/Sep-Oct

Opportunity to study in Denmark

Curtin University International Research Scholarships

https://scholarships.curtin.edu.au/scholarships/scholarship.cfm?id=2687.0

Deadline: varies

Opportunity to study in Australia

NYU Wagner Public Service Fellowships for African Women

http://wagner.nyu.edu/admissions/financial-aid/fellowships

Deadline: Jan-May (annual)

Opportunity to study in New York, USA

ANGUS-SAWISE Scholarships in Science and Engineering for African Women

http://www.advance-africa.com/Angus-Sawise-Scholarships-for-Women.html

Deadline: 30 November (annual)

Opportunity to study in any African country of your choice

GraçaMachel Scholarships for South African Women

http://www.canoncollins.org.uk/apply/scholarship/grac%CC%A7a-machel-scholarships

Deadline: 28 July (annual)

Opportunity to study in South Africa

Full Distance Learning Scholarships for East and South African Students at London South Bank University

http://www.advance-africa.com/Fully-Funded-Distance-Learning-Scholarships.html

Deadline: 4 May (annual)

Opportunity to pursue your masters online through scholarship

DRD PhD Scholarships in International Development Studies for Sub-Saharan Africans

http://www.drd-sa.org/index.php/scholarships-in-development-studies.html

Deadline: 2 May (annual)

Opportunity to study in Germany

Postgraduate Fellowships for Women Scientists from Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries

http://www.owsd.net/career-development/phd-fellowship

Deadline: 31 July (annual)

Access to funding to study in any developed country.

Campbell Fellowship in Social Sciences for Women from Developing Countries

http://www.owsd.net/resources/opportunities

Research Fellowship

Deadline: 1 November (annual)

Opportunity to study in the USA

Leadership and Advocacy Fellowship Program for Women in Africa

https://www.law.georgetown.edu/academics/centers-institutes/wlppfp/lawa/

Deadline: Sept (annual)

Opportunity to study in the USA

MMMF Educational Grants in South Africa for Women from Developing Countries

http://www.mmmf-grants.org/home/south-africa-program

Deadline: 30 Aug (annual)

Opportunity to study in South Africa

In the course of the year, we would be expanding on each of these opportunities and discussing tips for a successful application. In the meantime, click on each of the aforementioned website, subscribe for its newsletter and never again will opportunities evade you.

Tomiwa Adeleye

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