Latest Study Abroad Fellowship Opportunities For Nigerian Students

By Oluwadamilola Faloye on 04-Jun-2020


Fellowships refer to short-term professional or work opportunities at a school or college. They can last from a few months to several years and may be offered to students by certain organizations to help them complete their graduate program or Conduct research about a particular topic.

1. Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS) Funded Writing Fellowships 2021 – South Africa

JIAS invites applications for its writing semester from 1 February to 31 May 2021. Fellowships are open to people with any expertise in academics, novel writing, science, poem, playwright, humanities specialist, independent research, and journalism.

Application deadline: 15 July 2020

Eligibility: African students

Value: JIAS Writing Fellows enjoy a quiet space for work, reflection, and academic community-building amidst the Melville Koppies of Johannesburg. Each Writing Fellow will receive Accommodation in the private residential suite at JIAS, feeding, access to the facilities of the nearby University of Johannesburg, and a monthly stipend.

Type: Fellowship

Click here to apply.

2. Government of Canada Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships 2020 for International Scientists

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the country’s economic, social, and research-based growth.

Application deadline: 15 October 2020

Eligibility: Africans and domestic students

Value: $70,000 per year 

Type: Fellowship

Click here to apply.

3.  Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowships 2020

Wellcome Trust offers Senior Research Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine for Postdoctoral students from developing countries.

Application Deadline: 16 July 2020

Eligibility: Developing countries.

Value: Salary and research expenses covered

Type: Fellowship and Research

Click here for more details and click here to apply.

4. DAAD/NELGA Research COVID-19 Fellowships

The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has forced the world into action. The measures taken to contain the virus have impacted the whole of society, including the education sector, with research becoming more important than ever. To help investigate how COVID-19 and related measures affect housing, land, and property rights in African countries, and to deliver high-quality research on the COVID 19 implications for land governance institutions and systems in the long-term. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers support for special research fellowships under the Network of Excellence for Land Governance in Africa (NELGA) in the form of desk studies.

Application Deadline: 15 June 2020

Eligibility: Young African students

Value: A one-off research allowance of EUR 460.

Type: Fellowship

Click here to apply for NELGA and click here to apply for DAAD.

5. Global Good Fund 2021 Fellowships

The Global Good Fund Fellowship is for innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders of positive social impact organizations. This program is for emerging leaders, entrepreneurs who are 40 or under, with diverse ethnic, religious, economic, geographic, and gender experiences.

Application deadline: 30 June 2020

Eligibility: Africa’s young Social Entrepreneurs.

Type: Fellowship

Click here to apply.

We wish you good luck with your application and selection process. Remember, our US, Canada, and Nigeria-based study abroad consultants can help make the application and selection process easier for you by clicking here.


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