Durham University MSc Scholarships for Students from Africa

The Department of Mathematical Sciences, in partnership with Trevelyan College and with the support of theDDMSAF (Durham Department of Mathematical Sciences Alumni Fund), is offering a scholarship to a student from Africa who wishes to study for a Masters in Mathematical Sciences , a Masters in Particles, Strings and Cosmologyor an MSc by Thesis. The scholarship covers full fees and accommodation for one year in Trevelyan College, and includes full catering during term time. Thanks in part to the generosity of alumni and private donors, we have secured funds for the academic year 2016-17. The selection process is now complete for the academic year 2016-17, and we hope to offer another scholarship next year.

Further particulars:
  • The scholarship is for a one-year taught course leading to the award of an MSc degree in Mathematical Sciences, an MSc degree in Particles, Strings and Cosmology or an MSc by Thesis in Mathematical Sciences.
  • Applicants should hold a relevant honours degree of sufficient standard from a country in Africa.
  • Applicants should not have previously studied at a university outside Africa.
  • Applicants will need to provide evidence of possessing a qualification in English language that meets the minimum requirement. Details can be found here.
  • Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented at Durham University.
  • For the taught MScs, the awardee is required to attend all taught components of the chosen course and complete all assignments prescribed, including a dissertation. The two taught MSc programmes start on the first October 2016.
Once funds have been raised for the academic year 2017-18, we will update this webpage with details of the deadline for application.

How to apply:

Applications should be submitted on-line through the Graduate School; see their application web pages for more details of the on-line application system. Please specify in the application form that you wish to be considered for the African students scholarship. If it is not possible for you to complete the on-line application form, please contact the department:

Postgraduate Admissions Secretary,
Department of Mathematical Sciences,
Durham University,
Lower Mountjoy,
Stockton Road,
DURHAM DH1 3LE,
United Kingdom.
Tel: +44 (0)191 334 3050.
Fax: +44 (0)191 334 3051.
Email: [email protected]

Reference letters and Curriculum Vitae should be sent to the above address too. Enquiries at[email protected]

Standard Bank Derek Cooper Scholarships 2017

Background

In addition to the Mandela Magdalene Scholarship, Three Standard Bank Derek Cooper Africa Scholarships will be awarded annually to African students commencing an MPhil programme, also with the aim of enhancing the skills of oustanding African students to enable them to contribute to the future growth of their countries. The successful candidates will have gained a First class or High Second class BA honours degree or equivalent by 1 October 2017.

Eligibility

The scholarships aim to support African graduate students of outstanding academic merit and leadership potential, orindarily resident in Angola, Botswana, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Preference will be given to students ordinarily resident in Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria and South Africa who have been accepted to undertake MPhils in Economics, Education, Engineering for Sustainable Development, Finance and Management. Applicants to the MBA and MFin are not eligible.

Award holders will be expected to return to their countries to work or study after completing their course at Cambridge.

Value


The scholarships are full awards that cover:
  • University Composition Fee at the overseas rate
  • Full maintenance grant for a single person
  • £2,500 travel and settling in allowance
Rented accommodation in or near College will normally be made available to a single Scholar. The college does not currently have any family accommodation available.

Application Procedure

Those wishing to be considered for a Standard Bank Derek Cooper Scholarship must apply to the Board of Graduate Studies, 4 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RZ, for admission to the University as a Graduate Student using the GRADSAF application form which is obtainable online or in hard copy from the Board. Candidates should submit their GRADSAF application forms to the Board not later than 7 December 2016.

All candidates must also complete a Standard Bank Derek Cooper Scholarship application form which can be downloaded here or obtained from Ms C. Percival, the Graduate Tutor’s Assistant, Tutorial Office, Magdalene College, Cambridge CB3 0AG. Applications can be submitted in electronic form or in hard copy (6 copies) to the Graduate Tutor’s Assistant ([email protected]) by 21 April 2017. References must be received electronically or in hard copy by the closing date and applicants should ensure that their nominated referees keep to the application deadline. Incomplete or late applications will not normally be accepted.

Preference will be given to those nominating Magdalene as their first-choice College. The outcome of the competition should be known by late June 2017.

Source: http://www.magd.cam.ac.uk/standard-bank-derek-cooper-scholarships-2016

Rotterdam School of Management non-EEA Scholarship of Excellence

In brief

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University offers scholarships for students from non-EEA countries who are not entitled to pay the EEA tuition fee, provided their grades are considered ‘excellent’. The scholarship will be provided in the form of a waiver from the non-EEA tuition fee.

For whom?

Application for the scholarship is open for prospective IBA students (thus, not currently enrolled students) starting their studies in 2017/2018 from all non-EEA countries, provided they would be charged the non-EEA tuition fee. The school may give preference to students with one of the following nationalities:
  • Brazilian
  • Russian
  • Indian
  • Chinese
  • Taiwanese / Korean / Filipino
  • Indonesian / Vietnamese / Thai
  • Iranian / Iraqi
  • Azerbaijani / Georgian
  • Turkish
  • African (all countries) 
  • Mexican
Additionally, the school may strive for a certain distribution over the continents.

Only students who are not recipients of any other scholarships exceeding the amount of 5,000 euro in total in that same academic year can apply for the scholarship.

For which year?

The scholarship will be awarded for the first year of the IBA programme, provided excellence in previous education is proven. As the scholarship will only be awarded for the first year, students should be aware that they will need to have sufficient means to cover the study costs of the second and third year.

Excellence

Excellence in previous education is proven if the grade point average achieved at secondary school (measured to date) is at least the equivalent of the Dutch grade of 8.0 on the Dutch grading scale 1 – 10. For prospective students who have also attended higher education after secondary education grades obtained in higher education will be considered as well. The RSM Scholarship Committee will decide on the local grade equivalents for the Dutch grade of 8.0 using (a.o.) the grade information included in the NUFFIC country modules.

When to apply?

You can apply for the scholarship at any time between 1 October 2016 and 15 February 2017.

How to apply?
When applying for the IBA programme in the online application form (OLAF) you will be asked to upload documents which will be used for evaluating your application. During this process you can also upload your scholarship application letter (maximum 1 A4 size page). The application letter should include the following information:
  • an explanation why you would need a scholarship, comprising a description of your financial situation;
  • an explanation why you would deserve a scholarship, comprising a description of academic excellence and if applicable other merits.
  • if applicable: certified copies of other scholarships granted;
  • a signed statement indicating that other scholarships awarded do not exceed the amount of 5,000 euro in total;
  • the following documents are not required if you have already uploaded these for admission to the IBA programme: certified copies of the secondary education academic transcript (certified list of grades), and if applicable certified copies of transcripts from a higher education institution: to date, as available at the moment of application (normally already part of your application package).
Note: Candidates who have fulfilled all the minimum requirements before 1 March will be given priority.

How does it work?

The scholarship takes the form of a waiver being the amount of money that will be subtracted from the full non-EEA tuition fee. The waiver fully covers the difference between the non-EEA tuition fee and the EEA tuition fee. You will always have to pay at least the statutory tuition fee. For the scholarship, no actual transmission of money takes place. The scholarship part of the non-EEA tuition fee will be subtracted from the full non-EEA tuition fee before the start of the academic year, enabling you to immediately pay the reduced tuition fee; either at once or in instalments.

The amount of the scholarship for the academic year 2017/2018 is approximately 6,900 euro.

By accepting this scholarship you agree to assist the RSM Recruitment and Admissions Office in the role of an Ambassador with promotional and support activities for approximately 8 hours per month during the academic year.

Decisions
The decisions on the award of the scholarship will be made by the RSM Scholarship Committee. This scholarship committee will determine award recipient(s) on 15 April 2017.

Practical Information

The RSM Scholarship Committee can be contacted through our contact form.
Source: https://www.rsm.nl/bachelor/international-business-administration/tuition-scholarships/rsm-non-eea-scholarship-of-excellence

The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition


'A Commonwealth for Peace'

The Royal Commonwealth Society is pleased to announce that the theme for The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2017 is A Commonwealth for Peace.

Building upon the 2016 theme of An Inclusive Commonwealth, this year’s topics ask for a more active understanding of the role of the Commonwealth as a network of and for democracy, Human Rights and peace. We are asking young writers to explore peace at every level, from the personal to the political to the pan-Commonwealth.

 Topics
JUNIOR CATEGORYSENIOR CATEGORY
  1. What is in your Toolbox for Peace? 
  2. My peaceful place.
  3. How can children and young people come together to build a peaceful society?
  4. ‘Peace cannot be learnt from a book or from religion. You have to reach out and touch the nations.’ How does this relate to the Commonwealth?
  1. Peace.
  2. Should you fight for peace?
  3. Kofi Annan said ‘Education is, quite simply, peace-building by another name.’ Do you agree? Answer with reference to your country and/or the Commonwealth.
  4. What is the cost of peace?

The competition is open to all citizens and residents of the Commonwealth aged 18 and under and is open from 21 September until 1 May 2017. All entrants receive a Certificate of Participation and one Winner and Runner-up from the Senior and Junior categories will win a trip to London for a week-long series of educational and cultural events. For more information about the competition, download the flyer and please visit Terms and Conditionsand Frequently Asked Questions.

Call for applications: Ashden International Award

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Source: http://www.ashden.org/apply/international

Aberdeen International Masters Scholarship for Africans

Summary
As part of our commitment to attracting the very best students to join our diverse international community, we are delighted to offer the Aberdeen International Masters Scholarship. This scholarship is in the form of a £2,000 tuition fee discount and is open to self-funding students who are nationals of Vietnam, China, Malaysia, and African countries, and are classed as international for tuition fee purposes.

Criteria
  • You must have been given a conditional or unconditional offer of admissions for an eligible Masters programme (postgraduate taught programme) at the University of Aberdeen.
  • You must be planning on beginning your studies in January 2017 or September 2018.
  • You must be classed as overseas for tuition fee purposes.
  • You must be a full-time international student.
  • You must be based on the Aberdeen campus for the course of study.
Application Procedure

You do not need to apply for this scholarship. Once you have applied and been given a conditional or unconditional offer of admissions for an eligible Masters programme, you will automatically receive an email from the Vice Principal forInternationalisation to advise you that you have been offered the scholarship with instructions on how to accept the scholarship.

Deadline: No deadline specified

Application Docs: Click here - ABERDEEN_INTERNATIONAL_MASTERS_SCHOLARSHIP_TCs.pdf

Countries

Algeria
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
China
Comoros
Congo (Zaire)
Congo, Republic of
Cote d'Ivoire
Djibouti
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Ivory Coast
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Rwanda
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
Sudan
Swaziland
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Vietnam
Zambia
Zanzibar
Zimbabwe
Source: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/funding/details.php?funding_id=341

Nominate Young African Innovators for Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance


If you know Young African Innovators who could benefit from angel investors, internships, scholarships and the experience of Harambeans, please nominate them to join the 10th class of the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance.

Harambeans are young African innovators who are scaling social and business ventures across sectors, raised capital from prominent investors such as Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, and gained the endorsement of the African Union, Vanity Fair and the Queen of England among others.

Admitted candidates will attend our 10th annual symposium at Tufts and Harvard University and Bretton Woods, April 7-10, 2017.

Fill out the form available at: http://healliance.org/nomination

Sub-Saharan Africa Excellence Scholarship

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. We use cutting-edge science and technology to find solutions that will benefit everyone.

TU Delft | Global Initiative offers four Sub-Saharan Africa Excellence Scholarships every year. Our aim is to stimulate excellent students from Sub-Saharan countries and strengthen our relationship with the countries they come from. From the students we expect that they are willing to act as our ambassadors during their studies and after graduation.

Deadline
1 February 2017

Number of Scholarships
4

Citizenship
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Democratic Republic), Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South-Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Eligibility
  • Admitted to one of TU Delft’s MSc programmes.
  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 80 percent or higher of the scale maximum in your bachelor’s degree.
  • A BSc degree from an accredited university in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Extent of Scholarship
  • Full fee waiver for a TU Delft MSc programme and living expenses for 2 years.
  • Membership to the Scholarship Club giving access to personal development, workshops, seminars, etc.
  • A MSc thesis topic which relates to the Sustainable Development Goals and TU Delft | Global Initiative.
  • Be our ambassador for Sub-Saharan Africa.
Procedure
  • Check if you're eligible for this scholarship
  • Complete your application for a TU Delft MSc programme
  • Complete, in addition to all the regular documents for a MSc programme application, the Application Form for a Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Upload your MSc application and the Application for Sub-Saharan Africa Excellence Scholarship before 1 February2017.
Granting
Students who have been granted a scholarship will be informed by TU Delft via e-mail by early April 2017.

More Information: Central International Office

Source: http://www.tudelft.nl/en/study/studying-at-the-tu-delft/finances/scholarships-awards/sub-saharan-africa-excellence-scholarships/

Fully funded MBA scholarships for African Students at Yale

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Bournemouth Faculty of Management Scholarships for International Students

Faculty of Management Executive Dean's Scholarship (BU Business School) (International)

This scholarship offers a 50% reduction in tuition fees for students applying for a full-time Master's degree within the Faculty's Business School from any of the above-listed countries.

To qualify, you need to be able to show an outstanding academic record, holding a minimum of a UK upper second-class honours (2i) degree (or overseas equivalent) that is relevant to your postgraduate study.

Your application should also include an excellent personal profile as part of your personal statement.

Our International Admissions Team can help if you need any clarification about whether your qualification is applicable.

If you would prefer to complete a paper application form, please contact us.

Source: https://www1.bournemouth.ac.uk

Call: Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting

Call for Entries: Wole Soyinka Centre set to select 2016 best investigative reporter

The call for application towards the selection of the 2016 best investigative reporter as part of the Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting opens on Tuesday 4 October. Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) in its invitation for entries requests Nigerian journalists or team of journalists, full or part-time, with stories published between 4th October 2015 and 3rd October 2016 to apply for the eleventh edition of the award.

The Centre has honoured Nigerian investigative journalists through the award programme for ten years. It is focused on works that report cases of corruption, human rights abuses, and regulatory failures. Categories for this year’s edition are print, online, photo, editorial cartoon, television and radio. The call for entries emphasises that the submitted stories should be targeted and received by a Nigerian audience.

All entries will be collated using the entry coding system and judged by a panel of experts from the media and related professions who are keen on investigative journalism. Judges would score stories based on ethical reporting, courage, individual creativity and public interest slant.

Applications are to be submitted at the Wole Soyinka Centre office, No 18A Abiodun Sobanjo Street, Off Lateef Jakande Street, Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos. Online entries must however, be sent via email to [email protected]. The deadline for the submission is Monday 24th October 2016.

Deadline for Submission of Entries: 4PM Monday October 24, 2016

Click here for criteria for eligibility

Source: http://wscij.org/wole-soyinka-award

University of Edinburgh - Postgraduate Scholarships for Africans


60 postgraduate Masters scholarships are available for the brightest and best African scholars with great potential but few educational opportunities.

Scholars will be provided with the opportunity to become leaders within their communities and to improve the lives of countless more when they return home to Africa.
Award

Ten scholarships are available in 2017/2018 which will cover the full tuition fees and expenses for accommodation and maintenance. Awards are tenable for one academic year, and at the end of the award candidates will be required to return to Africa.

Scholarships are available for the following postgraduate Masters programmes:
Eligibility
  • You must qualify academically for admission to the University of Edinburgh in the programmes listed above. We encourage applicants to apply to this scholarship BEFORE applying to the University. Have a look at entry requirements for postgraduate students athttp://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international/postgraduate-entry/africa Please see section on applying below for more information;
  • You must be a resident and citizen of a Sub-Saharan African country, whose personal circumstances would make accepting an offer from the University of Edinburgh difficult. Applications from Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe are particularly welcome;
  • You must demonstrate a track record of leadership and service within your community; and
  • You are able to present economically disadvantaged circumstances and be able to show that you lack financial means from family or other sources to pursue post-secondary (university) education in your home country or elsewhere.
Preference will be given to candidates who have not already had the opportunity to study in Scotland.

Criteria

The scholarships are competitive and awarded broadly on the basis of academic merit. Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, the overseas equivalent of a UK first-class honours degree. Applicants financial, personal, and family circumstances will also be taken into account.

Applicants must also be committed to returning to Africa following their graduation to give back to their home community and country.

Applying

We encourage applicants to apply to this scholarship BEFORE applying to the University (unless they are also applying to funding elsewhere). By completing a short online pre-application assessment, the MCF team will assess the student’s eligibility for the scholarship and if appropriate, provide a full application form.

Scholarship applications open on 4th October 2016 and close at midnight (GMT) on 30th November 2016.

STEP 1: COMPLETE AN ONLINE PRE-APPLICATION ASSESSMENT

In order to assess your eligibility for the scholarship, please complete the following Pre-Application Assessment Form. Please note that full applications are not accepted before 4th October 2016, but you can complete the Pre- Application Assessment Form before that time..

STEP 2: RECEIVE A RESPONSE FROM THE MCF TEAM

Based on your eligibility for the program as assessed through the online Pre-Application Assessment Form, we will respond to you shortly.

We will send you a full scholarship application if you’re eligible for the scholarship program with further information on the terms & conditions of the program.

STEP 3: COMPLETE & SUBMIT YOUR FULL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM

Complete application and send to us from 4th of October 2016 to midnight (GMT) on 30th November 2016.

Please be advised full applications sent before the 4th of October 2016 will not be considered.

Costs associated with visas, English language testing, and the application process (including deposit for application) will be covered by The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program.
Selection Procedure

A University of Edinburgh Selection Committee will meet in January 2017 with an aim to interview shortlisted candidates in February and March. The scholarship winners will be announced in late-March 2017.

University of Edinburgh - Undergraduate Scholarships for Africans


80 undergraduate scholarships are available over the next four years for the brightest and best African scholars with great potential, but few educational opportunities. ​

Scholars will be provided with the opportunity to become leaders within their communities and to improve the lives of countless more when they return home to Africa.
Award

15 scholarships are available in 2017/2018 which will cover the full tuition fees and expenses for accommodation and maintenance. Awards are tenable for the duration of the undergraduate programme of study, and at the end of the award candidates will be required to return to Africa.

Eligibility
  • You must qualify academically for admission to the University of Edinburgh. We prefer that applicants apply to this scholarship BEFORE applying to the University. Have a look at entry requirements for undergraduate students at http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international/country/africa. Please see section on applying below for more information;
  • You must be a resident and citizen of a Sub-Saharan African country, whose personal circumstances would make accepting an offer from the University of Edinburgh difficult. Applications from Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe are particularly welcome;
  • You must demonstrate a track record of leadership and service within your community; and
  • You are able to present economically disadvantaged circumstances and be able to show that you lack financial means from family or other sources to pursue post-secondary (university) education in your home country or elsewhere.
The scholarship is not available to students already on programme.

The scholarship may be terminated at any time when an unsatisfactory progress report is received from the School or if the scholarship holder ceases to be registered as a full-time student at the University of Edinburgh.
Criteria

The scholarships are competitive and awarded broadly on the basis of academic merit. Applicants financial, personal, and family circumstances will also be taken into account.

Applicants must also be committed to returning to Africa following their graduation to give back to their home community and country.
Applying

We encourage applicants to apply to this scholarship BEFORE applying to the University (unless they are also applying to funding elsewhere). By completing a short online pre-application assessment, the MCF team will assess the student’s eligibility for the scholarship and if appropriate, provide a full application form.

Scholarship applications open on 4th October 2016 and close at midnight (GMT) on 30th November 2016.

STEP 1: COMPLETE AN ONLINE PRE-APPLICATION ASSESSMENT

In order to assess your eligibility for the scholarship, please complete the following pre-application assessment form. Please note that full applications are not accepted before 4th October 2016, but you can complete the Pre-Application Assessment Form before that time.

STEP 2: RECEIVE A RESPONSE FROM THE MCF TEAM

Based on your eligibility for the program as assessed through the Online Pre-Application Assessment Form, we will respond to you shortly. We will send a full scholarship application if you're eligible for the scholarship program with further information on the terms and conditions of the program.

STEP 3: COMPLETE & SUBMIT YOUR FULL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM

Complete application and send to us from 4th of October 2016 to midnight (GMT) on 30th November 2016.

Please be advised full applications sent before the 4th of October 2016 will not be considered.

Costs associated with visas, English language testing, and the application process (including deposit for application) will be covered by The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program.
Notification of award

A University of Edinburgh Selection Committee will meet in January 2017 with an aim to interview shortlisted candidates in February and March. The scholarship winners will be announced in late-March 2017.

Source: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding/mastercardfdn/apply/undergraduate