- Master’s in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management (Oceans and Lakes), Belgium – closing date 1 March 2016
- Nelson Mandela Master’s Scholarships, Chile – closing date 8 January 2016
- Economic Research Southern Africa Master’s scholarships – closing date 31 December 2015
- Swedish Institute Study Scholarships (Master’s) – closing date 15 December 2015
- Southern African Systems Analysis Centre (SASAC) PhD Scholarships – closing date 2 December 2015
- UFS/NRF Honours Financial Support 2016 – instructions, application form – closing date 30 November 2015
- Tropimundo – Erasmus Master’s scholarships in tropical biodiversity and ecosystems – closing date 29 November 2015
- NRF/HSRC Labour Market bursaries 2016 (Honours) – internal closing date 27 November 2015, contact Joy Nogabe, firstname.lastname@example.org
- South African Academy for Science and Art doctoral and postdoctoral scholarships – all subjects, thesis must be in Afrikaans
From the archives of AfterschoolAfrica, below is an updated list of scholarships (undergraduate, Masters, MBA and PhD) that are open for women from African and developing countries. Some of these scholarships are for international students but are also open for the said demography.
Please note that application deadlines and other information provided on this site can change at any time. You are therefore advised to visit the recommended scholarship organisation website.
Google offers The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship for women in Europe, the Middle East and Africa to study in the field of computing and technology for Bachelors, Masters or PhD degrees.
Previous Deadline 1 February
VLIR-UOS offers 180 Masters & 70 training Scholarships in Belgium for students from Developing countries – 50% of scholarships will be offered to African students and almost 50% for Women. The eligible training or master programmes are taught in English.
Previous Deadline 1 February
Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF) scholarship applications for female students from Developing Countries who are currently studying in the United States or Canada
Previous Deadline: January 9th
The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF) grants will be offered for female students from developing countries who are currently studying in South Africa at the University of Pretoria, the University of Cape Town, University of Stellenbosch or the University of Witwatersrand
Previous Deadline 19 August
Each year the Nigerian Women Association of Georgia -NWAG- offers undergraduate Scholarships for 37 Nigerian female students (one per state of origin) in Nigerian universities on any course of study, in the amount of fifty thousand Naira (N50,000)
Previous deadline: May 30
In the spirit of fostering a diverse learning environment, Oxfam America has signed a contract with the MasterCard Foundation to award partial scholarships for travel to the SG 2013 Savings Groups Conference. Women are strongly encouraged to apply for this opportunity.
Previous Deadline March 4 & 5th
The MILEAD Fellows Program is a one-year leadership development program designed to identify, develop and promote emerging young African Women leaders to attain and succeed in leadership in their community and Africa as a whole.
Previous Deadline March 15
The Wangari Maathai Scholarship Fund is an environmental innovations fund set up in memory of Prof. Wangari Maathai that is aimed at developing action-oriented young people with strong values and commitment to the conservation of the physical and social environment in Kenya. In this first year, the tertiary education scholarship will be awarded to a young woman aged 18 to 25 years, who has demonstrated passion and personal commitment to environmental conservation.
Previous Deadline 30th November
The Japanese Association of University Women currently announced its International Fellowships Programme for women who are carrying out or would like to carry out independent research or advanced study at postgraduate level in Japan.
Previous Deadline April 10
AAUW International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported.
Previous deadline December 1
The Working to Advance African Women (WAAW) foundation aim to increase the pipeline of African women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) related disciplines, and work to ensure that this talent is engaged in African innovation. WAAW Foundation offers Annual Scholarship program for Undergraduate African female students.
Previous deadline 30 October
The Faculty of the Future Leader offers PhD & PostDoctoral Fellowship for Women from Developing Countries and emerging economies sponsored by the Schlumberger Foundation.
Application Deadline November 16
The Microsoft Research Graduate Women’s Scholarship is a one-year scholarship program for outstanding women graduate students and is designed to help increase the number of women pursuing a PhD. This program supports women in the second year of their graduate studies.
Previous deadline October 16
To be eligible to apply for the Women in Aviation scholarship, scholarship applicants must be a member of Women in Aviation, International.
Previous Deadline November 12
The Makerere University Female Scholarship Foundation (FSF) was launched in November 2010 as a continuation of the Makerere University Female Scholarship Initiative (FSI).
Previous deadline 17 August
The Conchita Poncini Jimenez Human Rights Fellowship for women by the International Federation of University Women (IFUW) will be awarded for advanced research, an internship or study related to the use of human rights instruments and agreements for the advancement of women.
Previous deadline June 30
The Nestlé Scholarship for Women was first awarded in 1997 and was initiated by a group of IMD- Switzerland- MBA (Masters in Business Administration) participants who desired to encourage women to take the MBA courses. Preference are given to women from developing countries.
Previous deadline 30 September
UNESCO -L’OREAL international Fellowships Programme for Young Women from Developing Countries in research developments in the field of life sciences: biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, agriculture, medicine, pharmacy and physiology in France and abroad.
Previous deadline 15 July
ESMT is offering a number of merit-based scholarships for applicants to the Full-time MBA program commencing January and the Executive MBA program beginning October.
Postgraduate Training Fellowships for Women is offered for women Scientists from Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries (LDC) at Centres of Excellence in the South for research in Natural sciences related fields.
Previous deadline 31 July
Women of any nationality pursuing a Ph.D./doctoral degree who demonstrate a superior academic record in the field of aerospace-related sciences and aerospace-related engineering are eligible.
Previous deadline 15 November
Applications are invited for five places in the Delta State Government Scholarship Scheme for female students, tenable at SMC, Pan-African University, for the programme PGD in Media & Communication (Journalism Stream).
Previous Deadline May 31
The Vera R. Campbell Foundation funded Fellowship is offered for female postdoctoral social scientist from a developing country whose work addresses women’s economic and social empowerment in that nation.
Previous deadline 1 November
The PEO International Peace Scholarship Fund is a program of Women helping women reach for the stars. The fund provides scholarships for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the United States and Canada.
Previous deadline December 15 and April 1
The Deutsche Bank scholarship is award to four MBA and Masters in Finance female students in the AMOUNT of £20,000 each. These extremely generous awards are designed to enable talented women with an interest in the finance sector to study at London Business School.
Previous deadline 18 April
Africa Guest Researcher Scholarships at Nordic Africa Institute (NAI), Sweden for African Researchers /Scholars 2013 – With preference to Women Researchers.
Previous deadline 1 April
The International Peace Research Association Foundation (IPRA), USA invites applications for the Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship for Women from Developing Countries in Peace and Development Studies
The VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University) Scholarship Award for the Advancement of Women is sponsored by the VCU Department of Business Services through proceeds generated by the sale of class rings and graduation-related items through the Jostens Company.
Previous deadline: 21 February
The Association of South African Women in Science and Engineering (SAWISE) and The Hope Network invites female students entering their Honours level/ 4th year of study to apply for the SAWISE Hope scholarship.
Previous deadline: 30 November
The Association of South African Women in Science and Engineering (SA WISE) is a dynamic association for all those who support the idea of strengthening the role of women in science and engineering in South Africa. Each year SA WISE awards the Angus Scholarship to a Sub-Saharan black woman graduate with 70% or above grade average in her subject of study.
Previous deadline 30 November
The ENPC School of International Management offers a specific scholarship scheme to those female candidates who demonstrate an outstanding leadership potential and a rich business experience.
Previous deadline 23 September
The Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) Fellowship Program was founded in 1993 at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., in order