Australia Awards In Africa Scholarships For 1000 Africans 2015/2016

Australia Awards in Africa (AAA), an initiative of the Australian Government, is a pan-African program of development scholarships and fellowships that offers
1,000 postgraduate scholarships each year to eligible African professionals.

Australia is committed to developing the capacity and leadership skills of Africans to enable them to contribute effectively to development in their home countries.

Over the past three years, the number of scholarships available for African professionals has increased ten-fold to a total of 1,000 development awards annually. One-quarter of all Australia’s
development scholarships are now directed to Africa.

You must not be more than 50 years of age at the date of your application.
You must have at least three (3) years’ relevant post graduate work experience.
This work experience must be in a role relevant to your proposed field of study and to your employment organisation type (e.g. public sector applicants should demonstrate public sector work experience, and so on). Preference will be given to candidates with greater
periods of experience.

You possess, as a minimum, a Bachelors degree (or the equivalent) from a recognised Institution of at least 4 years in length with at least a 3rd Class Pass.

Public sector candidates must comply with Government of your country regulations for government employees wishing to apply for scholarships
Public sector, private sector and civil society candidates must provide evidence of completion of the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) (for Nigerian candidates- visit for
country specific requirements) when they apply.

You must not already hold, or be studying for, a Masters degree
You must be willing to make a formal commitment to return to your current employment following completion of the award

You are an early or mid-career professional working in the Public Sector, the Private Sector or a Non-Government Organisation (Civil Society) in one of the listed priority fields of study.

You wish to undertake a Masters degree in Australia in one of the listed priority fields of study.

You cannot study a Masters of Business Administration.
You have a clear vision for how you will use the knowledge gained through the Masters degree to improve policy, practice or education in the proposed field of study.

Gender Equality: Australia Awards target equal participation by women and men.

Applications from women are strongly encouraged, and mechanisms are in place to support women applicants and

Disability Inclusion: Australia Awards aim to ensure that people with a disability are given fair and equal opportunity to compete for and obtain a scholarship. Applications from people with a disability are strongly encouraged. Mechanisms are in place to support applicants and Awardees requiring specific assistance.

This is a Full government sponsored scholarship

The closing date for Australia Awards Scholarships is 12 December 2014 for Masters level Awards and 16
January 2015 for Africa Fellowships.

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Application from women and people with disability is strongly encouraged.

MasterCard Foundation Scholarship at Duke University (US) 2015

The MasterCard Foundation
Scholars at Duke University represent the intellect and energy of the youth of Sub-Saharan Africa. With a
financial commitment of $13.5 million from The MasterCard Foundation, Duke will educate seven classes of five students — a total of 35 students — over the next 10 years.
The Duke University class of 2016 and class of 2017 include ten of these outstanding scholars selected not only for their academic capabilities, but also for their desire to become change agents in Africa.

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars studying at Duke University are from South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Mauritius, and Zimbabwe.
One of Duke’s great advantages for The MasterCard Foundation Scholars is the network of resources the university provides to scholars, their families, and
students who are interested in the program.

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Duke is open to students from sub-Saharan Africa who demonstrate financial need, academic ability and merit, and demonstrated commitment to improving the lives of others in their communities.

Students apply to Duke first, and are then considered for The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program.

How to Apply

By simply applying to Duke University all students from Africa will be considered for The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program based on academic talent, financial need, and interest in improving their communities.

Visit Duke University Scholarships site for more
Application Deadline: 1 January 2015

Nigeria LNG Post-Graduate Scholarships 2015

Nigeria LNG Limited Post-Graduate Scholarship Scheme 2015

Applications are now being accepted into the Nigeria LNG Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme for entry into Masters Programmes in the United Kingdom in September 2015.

Application form for the scholarships can be
downloaded here. Completed application form, along with an attached coloured passport photograph of the applicant
should be submitted via email to

Criteria for Award
Potential beneficiaries must:
Be entering into a Master’s programme in
Engineering, Geosciences, Environmental Sciences, Management Sciences, Information Technology, Law and Medicine.

Possess a 2nd Class Upper degree in a relevant field of study
Have completed the NYSC programme.
Be no more than 30 years of age
Be Nigerian nationals resident in Nigeria
Provide identification documents from their LGAs
Possess an international travel passport valid for at least one year after September 2015
Provide evidence that they are available to travel in September 2015 if selected

The Application Process
The application form is to be completed and
submitted along with a coloured recent passport photo of the applicant. Documents are not to be attached to the form as these will not be accepted.

Applications into the NLNG Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme will be received only via email at
Exceptions will be given only to applicants with ‘special needs’.

Application deadline is midnight on Friday, 21st November 2014. Applications received after this time will not be accepted.

Kofi Annan €58,000 MBA Fellowship at ESMT Berlin, Germany 2014

The Kofi Annan Business School Foundation offers fellowship grant for an emerging leader from a developing country for a one-year full-time MBA education at European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) in Berlin, Germany 2013/2014

Eligible Fields

Masters in Business Administration

About Scholarship

The Kofi Annan Fellowship provides the opportunity for talented and motivated students from developing countries who do not belong to a privileged class and lack sufficient financial means to study management at ESMT in Berlin and graduate with a prestigious MBA from the most international business school in Germany.

Upon return to their home countries, the fellows are expected to contribute to the strengthening of entrepreneurial capacity and the fostering of a stable market economy as an effective catalyst for their country’s development, job creation, and poverty alleviation.

Scholarship Offered Since: Not Specified

Scholarship Type: Full fee MBA Scholarship

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Bachelor degree of any kind, a minimum of three years’ professional experience, GMAT, fluency in written and spoken English, willingness to contribute to building the economy and society of the home country with entrepreneurial impetus.

Fellows are expected to commit to returning to their home country or region to participate in the development of the local or regional economy.

Number of Scholarships: Up to three (3) fellowships are available each year.

Value of Scholarship

Value of the fellowship is € 58,000. Fellows will have a full scholarship from ESMT plus fair compensation for costs like travel, visa, housing, insurance, placement, networking, accommodation, and program-related fees.

Duration of Sponsorship: For the duration of the MBA (Masters) programme

Eligible Countries

Applicants must be resident in one of the UN’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs) or Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs)

To be taken at (country): Berlin, Germany

Application Deadline (Annually)

Application deadline is 30 September (2014).

Offered annually? Yes

How to Apply

For more information, download the brochure. Visit the Scholarship Webpage

2014 American University Emerging Global Leader Scholarship for International Students

The AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship promotes educational access and opportunity while enhancing international diversity. Bringing together the best of AU — academic excellence, leadership development, and global engagement — the AU Emerging Global Leader achieves, inspires, and serves with vision. The AU EGL is dedicated to positive civic and social change, and will return home to improve under-resourced, underserved communities in his/her home country.

The AU EGL scholarship covers all billable AU expenses (full tuition, room and board) for one international student who will need a visa (preferably an F-1 or J-1 student visa) to study in the United States. The scholarship does not cover non-billable expenses such as mandatory health insurance, books, airline tickets and miscellaneous expenses (approximately US$4,000).
The AU EGL scholarship is renewable for a total of four years of undergraduate study, based on continued satisfactory academic performance. U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents or dual citizens of the U.S. and another country are not eligible to apply. Applicants must be secondary school students. You cannot be currently enrolled in or have already begun any studies at another university.

AU EGLS candidates should apply Regular Decision for fall (August) 2014. You must submit the AU Common Application, the AU Writing Supplement (including responses to all four AU EGLS questions), and an official bank letter confirming availability of US$4,000, by January 15, 2014.

** Important: Only one AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship is available for fall 2014. If you are not selected as the 2014 AU EGL recipient and wish to continue the application process, you may be eligible for partial merit scholarships.
However, you will need to submit proof of additional funds beyond the initial US$ 4,000 you provided. Estimated costs for the 2014-2015 academic year are US$59,109. If you are applying through one of the following programs supported by EducationUSA, please provide a letter from your EducationUSA Center’s adviser confirming your candidacy and any cost-share provided by the program: USAP, Opportunity Funds, the Diana Kamal Scholarship Search Fund, IIE StudyAmerica, Competitive College Clubs, or similar.

Preference for the AU EGL scholarship will be given to international students who have overcome various obstacles and challenges as well as those from diverse and underrepresented global and socioeconomic backgrounds.

The most competitive applicants should have:

1. A minimum 3.8 GPA equivalent (or in the top 10% of graduating class) for 9th-12th grades

2. A demonstrated commitment to leadership, volunteerism, community service and to advancing the needs of people in their home country

3. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, with a minimum 95 TOEFL iBT, 7.0 IELTS or 600 paper- based TOEFL

** Skype interviews will be required for AU EGL semi-finalists.

For more information, please contact