United Nations is committed to participate in international study and research partnerships that build understanding among peoples, develop global citizens and leaders, and contribute to the development of nations.
Once you have figured out your area of interest and what kind of degree or certification you’ll pursue, the next big question is how to pay for it. While higher education costs can seem prohibitive, the good news is that the International Board of the United Nations have come to help you finance your academic pursuits.
The United Nations Africa Scholarship awards over 100,000 scholarships for bachelor degree, masters, and postgraduate study and professional development to citizens of developing African countries each year. The International scholarship awarded by the United Nations provides monthly financial assistance to qualified candidates and also give them the ability to study and work in any country of their choice all through the period of programme. The scholarship is available to South Africa, East Africa, and West Africa countries only.
- Tuition fees
- Accommodation fees
- Cost of books (Book allowance)
- Project and equipment expenses
- Student monthly allowance ($1,500)
Interested students must have obtained a high school leaving certificate to qualify for the scholarship. Part-time students are eligible to apply for the scholarship only in circumstances where the applicant is able to demonstrate heavy career commitments or a medical condition that precludes them from studying full time. Students may be either internal or external students. Both international and domestic students are eligible to apply. (Any stipend award for international students will be subject to confirmation of a full fee scholarship for the corresponding period.) Students who hold another scholarship may apply. Masters/PhD student must work on writing their thesis full time (a minimum of 35 hours per week) for the duration of the scholarship (i.e. they must have completed the research stage).
The application form must be completed online or through the hard copy. The successful applicant will be chosen at the sole discretion of the United Nation.
- No multiple applications
- Must be an African
- Must reside in Africa (Select Country)
- Application is online and free of charge
- Follow the link as specified below