Scholarship Opportunities in Africa 2020

DSM Improved Foods Scholarship for One Young World Summit 2021 in Munich

Improved Foods Scholarship

As a longstanding partner of One Young World, DSM is proud to offer the Improved Foods Scholarship for the One Young World Summit 2021 in Munich.

The scholarships build on DSM’s vision to enable better food, health, and nutrition for all.  DSM has partnered with IFC, CDC, FMO, Government of Rwanda and the World Food Programmes to launch the Africa Improved Foods (AIF) partnership, which is an innovative public-private partnership making nutritious fortified foods locally in Africa for Africa with the objective of ending malnutrition

In line with the expansion objectives of DSM to support more countries, this scholarship seeks to support two young leaders (aged 18 – 30) from Kenya, Nigeria, Egypt, Tanzania, Zambia, Ghana, India, Bangladesh, Rwanda and Ethiopia who are delivering nutritional solutions for their communities. Specifically, the scholarship seeks entrepreneurs who are improving the agri-food  food value chain in one of the following ways:

  • Shaping opinions: raising awareness of the importance of a balanced and nutritional diet.
  • Building brands: developing responsible and nutritious brands which are attractive and affordable for the communities who need them most (especially those with low income, at base of pyramid (BoP).
  • Producing locally: sustainably producing local produce or nutritional products to serve local communities.
  • Improving small holder farmers value chain: developing/implementing programs to eliminate post-harvest losses for small holder farmers and improve quality of their produce (especially elimination of aflatoxin in maize)

Scholars will receive

  • Access to the One Young World Summit 2021 in Munich
  • Hotel accommodation on a shared basis between 22 and 26 (inclusive) April, 2021
  • The cost of travel to and from Munich (flights in economy)
  • Catering which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Transport between the Summit accommodation and the Summit venue
  • Participation in DSM’s internal on-boarding workshops pre-One Young World workshops (with DSM delegation)

Eligibility Criteria

To be elligible to receive this scholarship you must be:

  • Aged 18 – 30 by the date of the One Young World Summit 2021.
  • A national of Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Ghana, India or Bangladesh.
  • Have 3 – 5 years experience work in a business and ideally running your own business.

Assessment Criteria

One Young World will assess candidates based on their:

  • Evidenced commitment to delivering positive change
  • Demonstrated capacity for leadership
  • Understanding of key local and/or global issues.
  • Track record of generating impactful and innovative.
  • One Young World will actively seek and prioritize applicants with an Evidenced commitment to addressing malnutrition in a local or national context. In particular, the scholarship seeks candidates who achieve this through
    • Shaping opinions and advocating for good nutrition.
    • Developing nutritional brands.
    • Locally producing products or produce for local communities.
    • Improving small holder farmers’ value chain.

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TY Danjuma MBA Scholarship 2020 for African Students

TY Danjuma MBA Scholarship 2020

The TY Danjuma MBA Scholarship provides financial support to post-graduate African students who have been accepted onto MBA programmes at the top-10 leading Business Schools in the world.

The Financial Times MBA Global Ranking for 2019 lists the top ten schools as; Stanford Graduate School of Business, INSEAD, University of Pennsylvania: Wharton, London Business School, Harvard Business School, University of Chicago: Booth, Columbia Business School, Ceibs, MIT: Sloan and University of California at Berkeley: Haas. Click here for details.

All successful African MBA applicants to the top ten Business Schools (as ranked by the Financial Times) are eligible to receive The TY Danjuma MBA Scholarship regardless of domicile.

The grant is awarded to successful candidates prior to the annual intake for that Business School.

The TY Danjuma MBA Scholarship is intended to provide additional financial support to help African students bridge some of the financial burden attached to taking on MBA programmes, it will not be enough to act as the primary source of funding for these programmes.

Launched in 2011, The TY Danjuma MBA Scholarship aims to help up to eight students a year. Since launching, scholarships have been awarded to 43 students in total attending Harvard Business School, INSEAD, London Business School, MIT: Sloan, Stanford Graduate School of Business, University of California at Berkeley: Haas, University of Chicago: Booth, IE Business School Madrid, University of Cambridge: Judge, University of Pennsylvania: Wharton and Columbia Business School. Our scholars have come from Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe, Ghana, Morocco and Togo.

How to apply

Please note that we have fully funded MBA students for 2019/20 intake. The next application process will open in June 2020 for 2020/21 intakes.

Between 1 June 2020 and 30 June 2020, eligible students should email mba@tyd-fo.co.uk with the following information:

– Full Name
– Nationality
– Full contact details
– Name of Business School where you have been accepted onto their MBA Programme
– Year of enrolment at the Business School
– Copy of offer letter from the Business School
– Copy of your CV
– Copy of your budget and funding shortfall (include all scholarship and loans information). Note, the TY Danjuma MBA Scholarship is to help support by providing additional financial aid, it will not be enough to act as the primary source of funding for the MBA.

Applications received prior to 1 June 2020 or after 30 June 2020 will not be processed.

GDPR Statement

TY Danjuma Family Office Limited is committed to meeting the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements, effective 25 May 2018. We respect your privacy and take the protection of your personal data very seriously. This Privacy Notice is designed to help you understand how TY Danjuma Family Office collects, uses or otherwise processes personal data collected to manage MBA scholarship program. If you have any concerns and questions, please write to us at gdpr@tyd-fo.co.uk

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Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship for Low or Middle Income Countries

Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship

A Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship is a unique opportunity to study for a two-years Master’s degree in low or middle-income country of the Commonwealth.

Aimed at students who are committed to creating change in their communities, the scholarships are a life-changing opportunity to experience a new country and culture, to broaden horizons, and to build a global network that will last a lifetime.

Through cultural exchange and academic collaboration, Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholars help bring about positive change and find solutions to the shared challenges we face – both in their home countries and those that host them.

As an active part of the Commonwealth network, scholars will help shape its future.

Applications are now open and will close 9 July, 4:00 (UTC +1) . Please read the FAQ’s and the marking guidance when completing your application.

We are aware of the current situation regarding COVID-19. Scholars will be advised to travel once travel restrictions are lifted and universities are open and accepting international students.

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DAADHelmut-Schmidt-Programme (Masters Scholarship for Public Policy and Good Governance) Call for applications 2021

Helmut-Schmidt-Programme – DAAD

The Helmut-Schmidt-Programme for Master’s Scholarship in Public Policy and Good Governance has a current call for applications for the 2020-2021 season targeting developing countries.

Helmut-Schmidt-Programme Objective

This programme is designed to further qualify future leaders in politics, law, economics and administration according to the principles of good governance and to prepare them in a practice-oriented course for their professional life.

Very good graduates with a first university degree get the chance to obtain a master’s degree in disciplines that are of special relevance to the social, political and economic development of their home country.

The knowledge and experience acquired in Germany should enable the scholar- ship holders to later contribute to the establishment of democratically ori- ented economic and social systems aimed at overcoming social tensions.

With this programme, DAAD intends to support the good governance and civil society structures in selected partner countries and regions.

Who Can Apply

The scholarship programme is open to graduates from developing countries (see list of countries) in the field of social sciences, political sci- ences, law, economics and in public administration.

Target Group for the Helmut-Schmidt-Programme 

The programme is open for very well qualified graduates with a first univer- sity degree (bachelor or equivalent) who want to actively contribute to the social and economic development of their home countries or regions.

It is offered both for young graduates without professional experience and for mid-career professionals.

What is fundable?

• Scholarship of monthly 850 € for selected master´s programmes at German institutions of higher education listed below.
• The study programmes are usually starting in Sep/Oct 2021 and are taught in German and/or English.
• contributions to health insurance in Germany
• appropriate travel allowance
• study and research subsidy
• monthly rent subsidy where applicable
• allowances for spouses and/or children where applicable
• 6-months-German language course from April 2021 up to the end of September 2021. The language course takes place at selected in- stitutes in Germany and usually not at the universities of the selected master´s programmes. The language course is compulsory also for those who attend a master´s course taught in English.

Due to its blended-learning-concept the following special conditions are laid down to finance the study programme “Analysis and design of social protection systems”:
• During the online semester in your home country or another developing country DAAD provides a sur-place-rate of 500 EUR.

  • Allowances for spouses and/or children are not applicable, as far as the programme includes study-phases in Germany and in your home country.

The scholarship holders are offered a special tutoring at their host institutions financed by DAAD. Furthermore, the scholars are invited to participate at different networking events.

DAAD-scholarship holders within the Helmut-Schmidt-Programme are ex- empted from tuition fees.

Requirements for the Helmut-Schmidt-Programme 

Main DAAD selection criteria:
• Academic degree with far above average results (upper third)
• language skills (every university has different language proficiency requirements)
• political and social engagement
• a convincing description of the subject-related and personal motiva- tion for the study project in Germany
• expected benefit when returning to the home country or region

Most recent university degree should be obtained in the last six years
prior to the application for the scholarship.
Applicants who have stayed in Germany for more than 15 months at the time of the application deadline are not considered as eligible.

All master´s courses have further additional requirements that must be fulfilled by the applicants in any case.

Application Processes

Applications must be submitted in German or English.

Please indicate that you are applying for the DAAD Helmut-Schmidt- Programme (Master’s scholarships for Public Po-licy and Good Gov- ernance).

You are allowed to submit your application for up to two master`s courses

listed below.

 Step One

Fill in the DAAD Application form for Research Grants and Study Scholar- ships (annex 2) only once making clear which study course is your first and which is your second priority.

Step Two

Write a single letter of motivation for both university courses you choose, justifying your first and second priority choice.

Step Three

Send the DAAD scholarship form together with the letter of motivation and accompanied with the necessary documents listed below to the two universities of your choice. Do NOT send it to DAAD.

Documents Required

The necessary documents are:

  • DAAD Application form for Research Grants and Study Scholar- ships (hand-signed, but electronically edited)
  • Hand-signed and dated motivation letter (one single letter for both universities) containing a precise description of the applicants’ aca- demic/professional and personal reasons for choosing those mas- ter´s programmes and universities (two pages maximum)
  • Hand-signed and dated full curriculum vitae including information about the precise field of your studies, your political and social en- gagement and, if applicable, description of job experience
  • Copy of acquired Academic Degrees (certified translation if neces- sary, please attach an explanation of the grading system)
  • Copy of the transcript of records (certified translation if necessary)
  • Recent language certificates (German and/or English)
  • One letter of recommendation, signed and recently dated by your university professor or current employer, supplemented by an official letterhead, and stamp (not in a sealed envelope)

If applicable certificates of employment to support relevant profes- sional experience mentioned in your CV by documentary evidence

Application Deadline

The application period at all 8 universities lasts from June 1st to July 31st, 2020.

Please submit only legible copies of your documents.

Please consider that illegible documents can lead to a formal rejection.

In case your application has been sent to more than two universities or if non-specific priorities are given your application will not be ac- cepted.

Applications sent to the DAAD will not be forwarded to the respective course/university. They become property of the DAAD and will not be re- turned. The applicant has no right to claim for reimbursement.

In case your application is sent to more than two universities or if non-specific priorities are given your application will not be accepted.

Only complete applications can be accepted.

If you fail to follow the given procedures, you will be excluded from the application process.

Selection Process

In October/November 2020 a selection committee consisting of university professors and DAAD representatives meets and suggests potential candi- dates for a DAAD scholarship.

Afterwards the suggested candidates are contacted by DAAD to upload their complete application to the DAAD Portal.

Important: Make sure that you have a copy of each document of your application ready, as those documents (as PDF files) have to be up- loaded to the DAAD Portal in case you are suggested for a DAAD scholar- ship!

The selection process will be finalized. All applicants will be informed at the end of the selection process – approx. by the end of December 2020.  

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Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarships – International

Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarships

The University of Adelaide offers a number of Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships to outstanding international graduates from any country to commence their education via a Masters or Doctorate degree by research.

Awards for international RTP recipients are prioritised for those undertaking research in areas of University research strength.

Eligibility:

  1. Applicants must be international students who are acceptable to commence a Masters or Doctorate by research degree at the University of Adelaide.
  2. Successful recipients are required to apply and enrol in their academic program of study at The University of Adelaide as ‘international students’ to retain their scholarship.
  3. Applicants with a qualification in progress will not be eligible for consideration until the qualification has been satisfactorily completed (and acceptable evidence provided) or evidence of withdrawal has been provided.
  4. Applicants are required to provide evidence of meeting the University of Adelaide’s English language proficiency requirements for direct entry by the application deadline.
  5. Applicants are required to have successfully completed at least the equivalent of an Australian Honours degree. (In Australia an Honours degree is generally a one year qualification taken after an undergraduate degree and involves further study in a particular discipline area. In some areas, Honours is available as part of the final year of a four year undergraduate degree. It is recognised as a prestigious qualification that further develops research, writing and organisational skills. It also demonstrates an ability to undertake high-level study.
  6. Successful recipients must commence study at the University of Adelaide in the semester the scholarship is offered.  It is not possible to defer the award.
  7. International applicants are not eligible if they have already commenced the degree for which they are seeking an award.
  8. The offer of a scholarship is contingent upon a student not being offered another award by the Commonwealth of Australia, the University of Adelaide, or an overseas sponsor.  The University reserves the right to withdraw an offer of a scholarship at any time prior to enrolment if it is advised that an awardee has been offered a scholarship equal to or in excess of the financial value of the award offered by the University.
  9. NOTE: If an applicant has previously been awarded an international higher degree by research scholarship by the University of Adelaide, and failed to successfully complete the corresponding academic program, that applicant will not be reconsidered for any future international higher degree by research scholarships.
  10. Students who are not successful in their scholarship application are eligible to apply again, once, within 18 months of being advised that their scholarship application is unsuccessful. A new and complete application must be submitted to be considered, with all supporting information and documentation provided, including updated documents such as supervisory approval, CV, and research experience.
  11. Students who have been considered in two scholarship rounds within an 18 month period cannot be considered in any future scholarship round at the University of Adelaide.

Benefits:

  1. Research Training Program Fee Offset: Provides a fee offset scholarship which covers the cost of tuition fees as a higher degree by research student of the University of Adelaide for the standard duration of the academic program (Research Master: up to 2 years; Doctor of Philosophy: up to 4 years).  Any gap between the RTP Fee Offset and the Tuition Fees charged is waived by The University of Adelaide for the standard duration of the academic program.
  2. Research Training Program Stipend: Provides a living allowance of AUD28,092 (2020 rate, indexed annually) per annum for up to 2 years for a Research Master degree, and up to 3 years (with a possible 6 month extension) for a Doctor of Philosophy. It is likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval.
  3. Research Training Program Allowance: Provides financial support for an Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) Worldcare policy, plus relocation and publication expenses.

Further details of terms and/or benefits can be found in the Conditions of Award.

Enquiries:

Adelaide Graduate Centre Tel (08) 8313 5882 or email research_degrees@adelaide.edu.au

Applying:

Application for ‘Admission and a Scholarship’ must be submitted using the Online Application Form.

Closing dates:

Only allocated to international applicants in the Major Round.  Applications close 10 July 2020.

  • Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their scholarship application in mid October 2020.
  • Recipients must commence their research program in semester 1, 2021 (between 1 January 2021 and 30 June 2021).
  • Applicants are expected to commence studies as soon as possible in the approved semester.
  • It is not possible to defer the award.

The University Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship policy is available on the University Policy website.