Scholarship Opportunities In The UK For African Students

By Adeyemi Bukola on 29-Sep-2020


UK higher education and qualifications have a remarkable international reputation, many countries follow the UK’s education system, as its quality is considered as the best in the world;

1.  Gates Cambridge Scholarships for International Students

Each year Gates Cambridge offers full-cost scholarships to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Approximately two-thirds of these awards will be offered to Ph.D. students, with approximately 25 awards available in the US round and 55 available in the International round

Application Deadline: 14 October 2020

Eligibility: International Applicants

Value: Full scholarship

Type: Postgraduates

2. British Chevening Scholarship

Chevening Scholarships enable outstanding emerging leaders from all over the world to pursue one-year master’s degrees in the UK. Whilst there is no ‘typical’ Chevening Scholar, they are looking for people with passion, ideas, and influence to provide leadership and the solutions needed to create a better future.

Application Deadline: 3 November 2020

Eligibility: All Nationalities

Value: Fully Funded

Type: Masters

3. Reach Oxford Scholarships 2021 for International Students

A number of Reach Oxford scholarships (formerly Oxford Student Scholarships) are offered to students from low-income countries who, for political or financial reasons, or because suitable educational facilities do not exist, cannot study for a degree in their own countries.

Application Deadline: 15 October 2020.

Eligibility: All Nationalities

Value: Fully funded

Type: Undergraduate

4. Rhodes Scholarships at Oxford University 2021

The Rhodes Trust provides the Rhodes Scholarships in partnership with the Second Century Founders, John McCall MacBain O.C. and The Atlantic Philanthropies, and many other generous benefactors.

Application Deadline:15 October 2020

Eligibility: All nationalities

Value: Fully Funded

Type: Postgraduate

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