African Scholars! Full Tuition Scholarship Opportunities for the 2021 Academic Year

The application season may be rounding up for the 2021 academic year, but it's still not too late to pursue your academic dreams, especially with the scholarship opportunities currently available. This posts highlights 5 full tuition scholarship opportunities exclusive to African nationals.


1. African Real Estate Society (AfRES) Scholarship

The African Real Estate Society in conjunction with the Department of Real Estate & Planning, Henley Business School, University of Reading and the Reading Real Estate Foundation (RREF) are pleased to announce up to six full fee waiver scholarships for students undertaking the MSc Real Estate or the MSc Real Estate Finance at the University of Reading for the academic year 2021-22. The awards are open to all citizens of AfRES countries who have not previously studied outside their home country. All applicants must have been offered a place on the MSc Real Estate or the MSc Real Estate Finance programme prior to applying for the scholarship.

Deadline: 1st May, 2021.


2. Allan and Nesta Ferguson Scholarships

Each Allan and Nesta Ferguson Scholarship covers tuition fees in full and provides a maintenance grant, the total value of the scholarship is £30,555. The Ferguson scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit. Students offered an Allan and Nesta Ferguson Scholarship must take it up in the academic year 2021/22 and it cannot be carried forward to a later year.

Deadline: No later than 15:00 (UK local time) on 30 April 2021.

3. The Global Voices Scholarship

This Scholarship is available to an applicant who has applied for a place on the Creative Writing Prose Fiction, Biography and Creative Non-Fiction, Scriptwriting or Poetry in the School of Literature, Drama, and Creative Writing who is a national of any country within Africa or who was born in any country within Africa. The scholarships are awarded to applicants who show outstanding creative writing potential and financial need.

Deadline: 14th May, 2021.


4. The Mandela Rhodes Scholarship

The Mandela Rhodes Scholarship offers comprehensive funding for the core costs associated with your studies. It covers tuition for a one-year Honours degree or a two-year Masters degree in any field at a recognized South African institution of higher education. This includes tuition and registration fees, allowances for study materials, research, and medical aid, accommodation and meals, personal allowance and economy class travel to and from your home country to your South African university at the beginning and end of your degree. You will also receive a personal allowance.

Deadline: 20th April, 2021.


5. The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at KNUST

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at KNUST provides academically talented yet economically disadvantaged young people in Ghana and Africa with access to quality university education. The Program offers an opportunity for its scholars to receive holistic training that empowers them to be change leaders. The Scholars Program embodies an array of services including mentorship, cultural transition, etc. that will lead to the scholar’s academic success, community engagement and transition to employment opportunities which will further the goal of social and economic transformation of Africa.

Deadline: On or before 31st May, 2021.


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