Have you ever wondered how to get a scholarship to study in USA as a Nigerian student? If so, then this article is for you. I am about to answer your questions as to “how do I get the scholarship to study abroad”.
The scholarships I am about to list and explain in this article are not restricted to Nigerians. They are African Student Scholarships to Study in the United States.
There are many scholarships available for Nigeria Students and African students, in general, to study in USA. The top scholarships include:
- Government scholarships,
- Foundation scholarships, and
- University scholarships
1. The MSU MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program:
The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Michigan State University for master’s students is open to students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree at an African university and are residents or citizens of an African country.
The scholarship provides comprehensive support for the completion of a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
The found covers travel costs, Visa and SEVIS fees, Tuition and other MSU fees, Housing, food, and living expenses, Health insurance. Program Scholars are also provided with a laptop and backpack.
2. The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program:
At University of California, Berkeley, the Program will provide comprehensive financial, social, and academic support up to 118 students eight-year program from 2012 to 2020, and is open to both undergraduate and professional Master’s students.
MasterCard Foundation Scholars receive a comprehensive scholarship equivalent to the costs associated with earning a Bachelors or Master’s degree, which includes travel, tuition, Berkeley student fees, visa and SEVIS fees, housing, food, living expenses, and cohort signature programs which will focus on leadership topics.
3. Foreign Fulbright Student Program:
The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is administered by binational Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies.
The program is open in the USA for 4,000 Students (Masters and PhD) who are citizens of more than 155 countries worldwide, including countries in Africa.
The number of awards varies per country, but approximately 4,000 foreign students receive Fulbright scholarships each year.
4. The Imomoh Scholarship
The SPE Foundation is now offering “Imomoh Scholarship” to Africa Region’s students who are pursuing a master’s degree in petroleum engineering.
The foundation will provide USD 2,000 to 5,000 but the funding must be used for educational purposes such as tuition, books, living expenses, etc.
Award: USD 2,000 to 5,000
5. The MSFS Continues Scholarship for Students from Africa:
The Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) at Georgetown University began offering a full-tuition scholarship for a talented graduate student from sub-Saharan Africa.
MSFS is a two-year, full-time graduate degree program in international affairs. Students will take courses in international relations, international trade, international finance, statistics and analytical tools, and history.
6. The African Water Association Scholarships
As part of its Research and Capacity Building Program, the African Water Association is setting up research fellowship for young water and sanitation professionals in West Africa.
This program, funded by USAID West Africa through the AfriCap Program (WASH ”“ African Water Association ”“ AfWA ”“ Capacity Building Program ”“AfriCap), will provide young graduate students at the graduate level (Master II) with research scholarships.
Each grant, amounting to $ 1,000, will reward each selected project in accordance with the budget.
7. The LAWA Fellowship
Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. is offering LAWA fellowship program for applicants from any African country.
Fellowship is available for those who pursuing the master degree program and be a women’s human rights lawyer from Africa in order to be considered.
Candidates who are admitted to the LAWA Program must be prepared to cover the costs of all additional expenses (such as their visas, travel, housing, utilities, food, clothing, health insurance, books, etc.), and must be able to demonstrate to the U.S. Embassy for visa purposes that they have the funds available to cover those expenses (approximately $27,085).
Award: Approximately $27,085
8. The Inclusive Education Scholarship Program:
The Inclusive Education Scholarship Program is offering by the Open Society Foundation to African students who have an excellent academic record with a bachelor’s degree in teaching, public administration/policy, anthropology, social work, psychology, or related field degree.
The Program offers awards to individuals from China, Czech Republic, Ukraine, and selected countries in Africa and Latin America for an 18-month master of education degree.
9. The Klaus Bathe Leadership Scholarships
At the University of Cape Town, the Klaus-Jrgen Bathe Leadership Program is open to all undergraduate students enrolled in any of the six Faculties of UCT.
While it is expected that the majority of scholars will be citizens of South Africa, candidates from other sub-Saharan African countries are also welcome to apply.
The scholarship offers full financial support to the value of R120,000-00 per year, intended to cover tuition fees, accommodation, meals and an allowance for books, stationery, and transport.
Award: R120,000 per year
10. The ExxonMobil Middle East and North Africa Scholars Program
Institute of International Education (IIE) is offering the ExxonMobil Middle East and North Africa Scholars Program to African students who will hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in Geoscience, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math or Geography. Recipients will receive full tuition for the completion of a Master’s Degree in Geosciences.
The program also provides a stipend for housing and living expenses and includes medical insurance, textbook and computer allowances, transportation to the U.S. at the inception and conclusion of the program, visa and academic support, and an intensive orientation program.
Provided by: Institute of International Education (IIE)
Course: Master’s Degree
Eligibility: African students
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