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Nelson Mandela

Mandela Rhodes Scholarships

South Africa

This scholarship is for Africans with strong leadership skills to study at a recognised university in South Africa.

It covers tuition for a one-year honours degree or a two-year master's degree in any field. The financial support includes, but is not limited to, tuition and registration fees, allowances for study materials, research, accommodation,  and medical aid.

Applications for 2025 will open in March 2024.

Jim Ovia

The Jim Ovia scholars program is fully funded by Mr. Jim Ovia to provide financial aid to outstanding Nigerian youths. It was established to offer scholarship opportunities to Nigerian students to study at undergraduate and graduate levels in Nigeria. The award includes tuition and maintenance allowances.

Beit scholarships

South Africa, Ireland, or the UK

This scholarship is an international postgraduate scholarship for African students from Malawi, Zambia, or Zimbabwe to study in the UK, Ireland, or South Africa at a leading university. Applicants need to have been accepted into the university to be eligible for the Beit Trust scholarship. The Trust only considers applicants with First Class/Distinction or Upper Second Class degrees (or equivalent) at the undergraduate level.

The next round of Beit Scholarships will be awarded for the academic year beginning September 2024 for universities in the UK and January 2025 for universities in South Africa.

Note: The application process is currently open.

Beit Scholarship

WAAW Foundation Scholarships


This scholarship is a need-based scholarship for female African students looking to pursue a STEM-focused undergraduate program (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics) at a recognised African university.


Applications for the WAAW Foundation scholarship are now closed.

George Sims

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship Program

South Africa

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship program offers Botswana's form 4, 5, and 6 graduates a chance to study for and undergraduate degree at one of their partner universities in South Africa. The applicant must be a citizen of Botswana with an interest in studying commerce, science, engineering, law, humanities, arts, and health science (excluding medicine, veterinary science, and dentistry). The fellowship covers the full cost of university tuition, as well as mentorship from an individually assigned foundation staff and a business mentor.

Visit Allan Gray Orbis foundation website for application dates.

George Sims Scholarship


This scholarship is a full-time scholarship for master's degree programmes for Botswana citizens who have graduated from their first degree with at least an upper second class (2:1) qualification. It is offered through The Ministry of Tertiary Education, Research, Science, and Technology.


The scholarship covers tuition fees, living allowance, and course related costs at any local institution of higher education.

Usually the Ministry announces if they're open for applications via their Facebook page.

Alla Gray
F.G Mogae



The F. G. Mogae Scholarship Fund was established in 2008 in honour of the former president of Botswana, Festus Gontebanye Mogae. This scholarship is available to Batswana (citizens of Botswana) who wish to pursue a Master’s degree at a recognised institute of higher learning in Botswana. The sponsored programs of study are science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

NB: ABSA Botswana and the University of Botswana usually post about application dates on their facebook pages.

Iso Lomso

Iso Lomso Fellowship

Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS), South Africa

The Iso Lomso fellowship programme is aimed at African scholars who have obtained a doctoral degree within the preceding seven years and hold an academic position at a university or research institution anywhere in Africa. The fellowship programme provides a three-year attachment to STIAS to enable fellows to develop and conduct a long-term research programme of their preference. Iso Lomso aims to address the gap that exists between completing the PhD and becoming an established scholar in Africa.

Applications are open and close on 15 February 2024.

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