Are you a woman with a degree in a STEM subject or hoping to study towards a STEM degree and passionate about your study? You could receive a scholarship to study a master’s degree or an early academic fellowship in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics programme at leading universities across the globe.
After School Africa has released its latest updated and more comprehensive list of scholarships for African women and developing countries for the 2023/2024 academic year.
A number of organisations encourage women empowerment through education at different levels by offering specific undergraduate, masters and PhD scholarships for women from developing countries, especially women from Africa.
Although women looking for scholarships can as well apply for other scholarship programmes which are non-gender specific, there are sponsorship programmes reducing the competition by specifically offering African women scholarships.
African-German Network of Excellence in Science (AGNES) Scholarships is calling for application for their Intra-Africa Mobility Grant for Junior Female Researchers.
OWSD PhD Fellowships:
TWAS in association with OWSD is offering a fellowship programme to support doctorate (PhD) studies to Women Scientists from Science and Technology Lagging Countries, who are interested in Maths science degrees.
L’Oréal-UNESCO Sub-Saharan Africa Young Talents Programme:
Each year the L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science calls for applications from talented young African women scientists to receive fellowship grants to pursue promising research projects.
The Hatfield Lioness Scholarship enables female students from developing countries to benefit from postgraduate study at the University of Durham.
The J&J WiSTEM2D Scholars Award Programme helps to develop female leaders and support innovation in the STEM2D disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design) by funding six women at critical points in their research careers through a Scholar’s Award.
Are you a young woman working or involved in the African energy ecosystem? Do you want to improve your career and take off? Then apply to the Power Africa programme of the Regional Leadership Centre, (YALI) yearly.
This call for applications is open to African grassroots women activists working broadly on the issue of peace and security.
Across Africa there are many talented and academically gifted girl students who are unable to complete their schooling due to a variety of social, economic and/or cultural reasons. Key among these is a lack of financial support. In her lifetime Margaret Sanders was a keen supporter of girls’ education.
Adobe Research Women-in-Technology Scholarship for Female Undergraduate Students in STEM Fields
To bring more gender diversity to the technology industry, Adobe is inviting applications to the Adobe Research Women-in-Technology Scholarship.
Facebook Grace Hopper Women in Computing Scholarship (Funded to Conference in Texas, USA)
This unique scholarship programme will be awarded to 50 women excelling in Computer Science. Each recipient will have the opportunity not only to attend the celebration, but to spend valuable days before the conference with Facebook engineers learning, collaborating and preparing for the conference.
Applications are welcomed for FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship from female citizens of all countries who are enrolled in a post-graduate programme at a university accredited by the national or international body approved for that purpose in the country where the university is situated.
Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom is offering scholarships to three outstanding females for the Oxford Diploma in Strategic Management Programme.
Cass Business School Global Women’s Leadership Scholarships
The Cass Global Women’s Leadership Programme through the Coca-Cola Scholarship Foundation, seeks to inspire, equip and connect women who are, or want to become resilient, inclusive, ambitious, brave, confident, responsible, authentic and thriving leaders.
This programme, promoted by the Women for Africa Foundation, aims to promote the transfer of knowledge, exchange and training of African women undergraduate and graduate students through scholarships at Spanish universities collaborating in this initiative.
The Henley Business School of the University of Reading has announced the Women in Leadership MBA Scholarship, a prestigious MBA Scholarship competition.
The Fellowships bring together African women in the early stages of their careers to undertake a carefully designed training programme in conflict, security and development.
The Pauline Graham scholarship is available for women from Africa who desire to undertake undergraduate studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
BHW Group Women in STEM Academic Scholarship for Study in the United States
Women who are pursuing an undergraduate or master’s degree and are majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics during the 2018 school year are eligible to apply for the Women in STEM academic scholarship.
Oprah Winfrey’s African Women’s Public Service Fellowship at New York Uni
African Women’s Public Service Fellowship, sponsored by Oprah Winfrey, seeks to prepare African women with experience working on issues facing Africa for public service careers in their home countries.
The CEW Scholarship Programme, today serves women and non-traditional students. Established in 1970 to honour the academic performance and potential of women whose education has been interrupted.
UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School also announced the opening of applications for the Mwangi MBA Scholarship Competition in conjunction with the Irish Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade.
The British Federation of Women Graduates scholarships are for women who will be in their third year of doctoral studies or part time equivalent when the awards are given in October/November of each year.
MasterCard Foundation Scholarships Programme at Wellesley College, USA
As part of the Scholars Programme, Wellesley will provide nine African women with comprehensive support that includes scholarships, mentoring, counselling and internship opportunities. Scholars at Wellesley will build experiences, values and competencies critical to success in the global economy, to enable them to give back to their communities and home countries.
Through the Women Techmakers Scholars Programme – formerly the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Programme – Google is furthering Dr Anita Borg’s vision of creating gender equality in the field of computer science by encouraging women to excel in computing and technology and become active leaders and role models in the field of computing and technology for Bachelors, Masters or PhD degrees.
Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Research Scholarship for International Women
QUT awards a limited number of scholarships every year to students who provide clear evidence of exceptional research potential and who are undertaking, or applying to undertake, a higher degree by research. QUT research scholarships provide funding to women researchers.
VLIR- UOS Masters & Training Scholarships in Belgium for African and Developing Countries
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.
The Margaret McNamara Educational Grants (MMEG) provides grants to women from developing countries to help further their education and strengthen their leadership skills to improve the lives of women and children in developing countries.
The Visiola Foundation offers scholarships to high potential African girls from disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue STEM degrees at three partner institutions in Africa.
The Women Scholarship for Peace: Global South is an initiative coordinated by the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) at Vienna in partnership with 26 organisations whose work contributes to disarmament, non-proliferation and development-related technologies.
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).
The Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in Developing Nations
Launched by The Elsevier Foundation, TWAS and OWSD, the Awards reward and encourage women working and living in developing countries in the early stages of their scientific careers. The award has an important impact on local research cultures. Previous winners say the awards have had a powerful effect, enhancing the visibility of their past work and creating new opportunities for the future.
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.
The Working to Advance African Women (WAAW) foundation STEM scholarships aim to increase the pipeline of African women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related disciplines, and work to ensure that this talent is engaged in African innovation.
Each year, The Faculty for the Future fellowships, launched by the Schlumberger Foundation, are awarded to women from developing and emerging economies who are preparing for PhD or post-doctoral study in the physical sciences and related disciplines at top universities for their disciplines abroad.
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.
Amelia Earhart Fellowship for Women in Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering – Up to $10,000 (https://www.opportunitiesforafricans.com/zonta-international-amelia-earhart-fellowships-2023/) for women of any nationality in Aerospace-related Sciences and Aerospace-related Engineering at any University or College offering Accredited Degrees.
- The International Institute for Management Development (IMD) business school Switzerland offers a number of Merit and Need-based MBA Scholarships for students from Africa and developing countries.
- Campbell Fellowship for Women Scholar-Practitioners from Developing Nations
- 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.
- PEO International Peace Scholarship fund for Women – USA and Canada
The PEO International Peace Scholarship Fund is a programme 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.
The Association of South African Women in Science and Engineering (SAWISE) invites female students from all over Africa entering their Honours level/ 4th year of study to apply for the SAWISE scholarships. Preference will be given to a candidate experiencing financial difficulty or distress.
The Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) Fellowship Program was founded in 1993 at the Georgetown University Law Centre in Washington, D.C., in order to train women’s human rights lawyers from Africa who are committed to returning home to their countries in order to advance the status of women and girls in their own countries throughout their careers.
The Professor De Winter Master’s Scholarships in Netherlands is offered to Women wishing to undertake related courses in Engineering and Applied Physics at the University of Twente.
The Eira Francis Davies Scholarship by Swansea University is a full tuition fee scholarship, and will be awarded to female students demonstrating academic excellence and evidence of financial need.