Call for Applications: Women for Africa Foundation Learn Africa Scholarship Programme 2024

Women for Africa Foundation Learn Africa Scholarship Programme 2024

In this new call for applications, the Women for Africa Foundation has made a solid commitment to doctoral scholarships –this is the year with the highest number of doctoral scholarships offered. In addition, the Foundation has kept up the trend of promoting academic programmes in STEM fields, adding innovative topics such as artificial intelligence, biotechnology, food safety and sustainable construction, among others.

In this new edition, a total of 76 new scholarships and 22 continuity scholarships are being offered, thanks to the unswerving commitment of the programme’s 50-plus collaborators, including universities, business schools and private funders such as GMV, ASISA Foundation and ANESVAD Foundation.

Women for Africa Foundation Learn Africa Scholarship Programme Eligibility Criteria

  1. Be a woman, and have nationality and residence in an African country.
  2. Be enrolled in an African university or have a university degree issued in an African country. For postgraduate scholarships, a Bachelor’s degree is required. The degree required may vary depending on the scholarship applied for (see detailed information on each scholarship).
  3. Meet the specific requirements of the scholarship you are applying for.
  4. Only one application per person will be accepted.

Also Apply: Fully Funded Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships 2024

Technical and academic requirements

  1. It is important to read carefully the information showed in the description of the studies you want to take, as well as on the university website (link attached to each scholarship), regarding the academic requirements.
  2. The beneficiary agrees to provide the host university with duly legalized, certified and translated copies of her university degree, academic record or any other required documentation. If you are selected, we recommend that you start the administrative process at the time you accept the scholarship, as the procedures you will need to take at the Embassy/Consulate and/or at the Ministries of Education or Foreign Affairs of your country may take long time.
  3. The beneficiary must also present a certificate issued by her university certifying that she has a degree that enables her to pursue the requested studies (master or Phd).
  4. If you apply for an online scholarship, you must have a computer properly equipped to follow online courses, taking into account the following aspects: Internet connection, web browser, operating system, desktop applications, webcam, Zoom/Microsoft Teams applications etc.

Language requirements

  1. Before applying, make sure you have the required language skills. A high level of the language in which the training is delivered will always be required (B2 or C1 depending on the host university). You must prove your language level through the presentation of an official language certificate or through a telephone interview with the university.
  2. If you are selected, you will receive a notification email and — probably — a phone call from the Women for Africa Foundation to inform you personally. You will be requested to communicate with the foundation’s staff in the language of the scholarship you have applied for.

Here’s what makes this year’s program so exciting:

  1. Unprecedented Focus on Doctoral Studies: The Foundation recognizes the importance of advanced degrees and is offering the highest number of doctoral scholarships ever.
  2. STEM Fields Take Center Stage: The program upholds its commitment to promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. This year, they’ve added innovative areas like artificial intelligence, biotechnology, food safety, and sustainable construction to their scholarship offerings.
  3. Broad Range of Opportunities: With a total of 98 scholarships available (76 new and 22 renewals), there are a diverse range of academic paths to explore.
  4. Strong Network of Supporters: The program’s success is fueled by the unwavering collaboration of over 50 partners, including universities, business schools, and private foundations like GMV, ASISA Foundation, and ANESVAD Foundation.

Women for Africa Foundation Learn Africa Scholarship Programme Benefits

  1. Online scholarships cover only tuition fees.
  2. Face-to-face scholarships cover the following costs:
    • Tuition fees
    • Round trip
    • Accommodation and meals (either in a University Hall or through the provision of a monthly allowance)
    • Health insurance

Also Apply: Fully Funded Leventis Foundation Scholarships for Nigerians 2024

Women for Africa Foundation Learn Africa Scholarship Programme Application

1. Prepare ahead of time each and every document required to apply for a scholarship (Required documents)

2. Go to Scholarships 2024-2025. You will find two groups of scholarships in green:

  • 2024 Learn Africa Scholarships
  • Bourses Learn Africa exclusives pour les étudiantes marocaines 2024
    (These are exclusively for Moroccan women. If you are not a Moroccan woman, your application for these scholarships will not be considered or evaluated.)

3. Click on each group to see the scholarships available. The list of scholarships available will be displayed.

4. Click on each scholarship to find more information on it. The scholarship profile will be displayed. Click on the green links to see more information.

5. Once you have made a decision about the scholarship you want to apply for, click on the orange Apply button, which can be found in two different locations: in the 2024 Scholarships section and within each scholarship profile.

  • If you already have a user, go to “User access“. If you do not remember your password, click on “Recover password” and follow the instructions.
  • If you do not have a user, go to “Register” to create a user.

6. Once you have logged in with your username and password, the application form will open.

7. In the drop-down menu, select the scholarship you wish to take. Remember: Only one application per person will be accepted!

8. Fill in the form with all your data.

9. Attach the requested documents. The files must comply with the following requirements:

  • Accepted formats: png; gif; jpg; jpeg; pdf; doc; docx; ppt and rtf.
  • Maximum file size: 4MB

10. To finish the application process, click on the Submit button.

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