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S.C.O.R.E Season 12 - Students Only

S.C.O.R.E: Scholarships and Conferences Opportunities for Researchers and Experts

1. Fully funded doctoral research in Mathematics/Natural Sciences, starting from November 1, 2017

Apply via:

More information at:

Application Deadline: June 16, 2017


2. International Student Merit Scholarship at the University of Houston-Victoria

Application Deadline: for Fall Semester - June 15, 2017; for Spring Semester – November 15, 2017.


3. Fully Funded PhD Scholarship at the African Centre of Excellence for Innovative Teaching and Learning Mathematics and Science (ACEITLMS) – University of Rwanda

For African citizens only

Tuition and Accommodation (for maximum for years) and Air ticket

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have MSc degree in Mathematics/Science.

English Language Requirement: The candidate must have sufficient knowledge of English, which will be the medium of instruction.

Applicants must submit the soft copies of all documents (as specified in point 3 above) through the following email addresses: and

Application Deadline: July 10, 2017


4. BBU Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Cape Town, South Africa

Brain Behaviour Unit: The Fellowship is awarded in the areas of psychiatric neurogenetics, neuroimaging, or neuro-development.

Open to all African researchers (PhD within five years at the time of application)

Send all documents in a single PDF file containing

cover letter

Application form – attached below

Curriculum Vitae

Copies of academic transcripts

Ms Nadia Hoffman at:

Application Deadline:  July 31, 2017.


5. Emerging Leaders MBA Scholarship at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management

Eligibility: Open to international students. Applicants must

  • be able to demonstrate exceptional leadership potential.
  • have completed their undergraduate programs
  • have excellent results from previous educational programs
  • be applying or have received an offer of place at LFGSM

To be considered for a scholarship for the Winter 2 2017 term, candidates must:

Complete the Lake Forest admissions process by December 1

Submit an executive summary outlining leadership skills and achievements on the student portal by December 15*

Interview with LFGSM Vice President and Chief Academic Officer Bryan Watkins*

(*by invitation only)

For further enquiry, mail admin at

Application Deadline: December 15, 2017.


6. The Rhodes Scholarship postgraduate award supporting exceptional students from around the world to study at the University of Oxford.

Selection Criteria: Rhodes Selection Committees are looking for young persons of outstanding intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service from 20 Rhodes constituencies (64 countries) worldwide.

The four criteria governing the selection of Rhodes Scholars are:

  • literary and scholastic attainments (academic excellence)
  • energy to use one’s talents to the full (as demonstrated by mastery in areas such as sports, music, debate, dance, theatre, and artistic pursuits, particularly where teamwork is involved)
  • truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship
  • moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one’s fellow beings.

Eligibility: To be eligible for this scholarship program, applicants must:

  • be citizens of the above mentioned countries
  • be between the ages of 18 – 24 years old
  • have completed a Bachelor’s degree before coming up to Oxford

Number of scholarships: Up to 95

Duration: Two years

How to Apply: The following are required during application:

  • evidence of academic record / transcript (complete or in progress) of undergraduate degree and any postgraduate study
  • Curriculum vitae/resumé or list of principal activities
  • Personal statement or essay (including, crucially, a clear statement of what the applicant wishes to study at Oxford and why)
  • Evidence of age/birth certificate/passport
  • English Language proficiency (where English is not the first language)
  • Photograph
  • List of referees (usually several are required) who can attest in confidential references to the character and intellect of the applicant, including academic, personal, extra-curricular and leadership achievements (and who should never include people to whom you are related)

Application Deadlines:

Kenya: August 31, 2017

Southern Africa (including Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia and Swaziland): August 15, 2017

West Africa/Nigeria: September 30, 2017

Zambia: October 31, 2017

Zimbabwe: August 31, 2017


7. IMD MBA Alumni, Switzerland: The International Institute For Management Development (IMD) Scholarships for suitable qualified individuals to pursue MBA degree in Switzerland.

Scholarship Value: CHF 30,000

Number of scholarships: Five (5) (one from each region)

Eligible regions: Africa/Middle East; Asia; Eastern Europe; Latin America; Western Europe/North America/Oceania

Selection Criteria: Applicants must have been accepted into the IMD MBA program prior to their application.

Scholarship applications are essay based, with winning essays typically including the following features:

  • Relevance to the essay title
  • Organization and structure
  • Fully developed arguments
  • Persuasiveness
  • Personal element and/or passion

Eligibility: To be eligible for this scholarship program, applicants must:

  • be citizens of the above mentioned regions
  • have already applied to the full-time IMD MBA program
  • have completed their undergraduate program
  • be able to demonstrate financial needs.

IMD MBA Alumni Scholarships

  • One scholarship is awarded to a citizen, but not necessarily current resident, of each region: Asia, Africa/Middle East, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Western Europe/North America/Oceania
  • Submit a 1,000-word essay on:
    Identify one issue in your region/country which you consider a priority to address. Why would you choose this issue? How would you, as a business leader, personally address it and ensure your action has a sustainable impact?
    Essays should be personal and visionary and include a clear description of how the solution could be implemented in a sustained manner.
  • Nestlé Scholarship for Women
  • Preference is given to women from developing countries.
  • Employees of Nestlé or its subsidiaries are not eligible.
  • Submit a 750-word essay on:
    Many have argued that greater diversity in the Top Management team of an organization is good for profits and customers. What would you recommend as ways to achieve greater diversity?
  • Jim Ellert Scholarship
  • Preference for citizens from Africa, Central/Eastern Europe & the South-Eastern Asian Peninsula who demonstrate high quality in the admission application.
  • Submit a 500-word essay on:
    Why I would like to do an MBA at IMD?
  • Stewart Hamilton Scholarship
  • Demonstrate understanding of corporate governance & corporate responsibility.
    Submit a 750-word essay on: What failed in the Hollinger corporate governance system and what are your personal learnings from the case study ‘Hollinger and the Downfall of Conrad Black’?
  • IMD MBA Merit Scholarships
  • Demonstrate exceptional qualities throughout the admissions process.
  • Awarded at the discretion of IMD’s Admissions Committee at the time of offer.

Entrance Requirement: In order to be eligible for the program applicants will need to meet the following criteria.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited institution
  • Age range 25-35
  • GMAT (80% of our MBA participants score between 620 and 750)
  • A minimum of three years full-time work experience
  • A strong command of written and spoken English
  • At least one language in addition to English

For questions about this scholarship and submission of Scholarship essays, send mail to:

Application Deadline: September 30, 2017.


8. The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) for International Scholars

The overall aim of the NFP is to help alleviate qualitative and quantitative shortages of skilled manpower within a wide range of governmental, private and non-governmental organizations. This is done by offering fellowships to mid-career professionals to improve the capacity of their employing organizations.

Value of Scholarship: The fellowship is a supplement to the candidate’s salary and a contribution towards the expenses related to the course or study programme.

Eligible African Countries: Ethiopia, Nigeria, Ghana, Benin, Guinea-Bissau, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Burundi, Tanzania, Kenya, Cape Verde, Uganda, Mali, Zambia, DR Congo, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Egypt, Namibia

Selection Criteria: Priority will be given to candidates who:

  • live and work in Sub-Saharan Africa;
  • are women;
  • belong to a priority groups and/or are from a marginalized region as defined by the Dutch embassy in your country.

Eligibility: To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must:

  • be citizens of the above listed countries
  • be a mid-career professional with at least three years’ relevant work experience
  • not already have received an NFP fellowship for a master’s degree programme or a PhD fellowship.
  • be nominated by your employer, who pledges to continue paying your salary and guarantees that you will be able to return to the same or an equivalent position at the end of your fellowship period
  • have been unconditionally admitted by a Dutch institution to one of the Master’s degree programmes or Short courses on the 2016-2017 course list, or have agreed upon a PhD research proposal with the Dutch institution.
  • have completed and submitted an NFP PhD study, master’s degree programme or short course application, including all the required documentation, before the applicable fellowship application deadline
  • be employed in an area to which the study will make a relevant contribution
  • be full-time available for the entire period of the programme or course and be physically and mentally able to take part in the entire programme

How To Apply: Following these steps to apply for this fellowship program

Application Deadline: July 5, 2017


9. NRF Freestanding, Innovation and Scarce Skills Masters and Doctoral Scholarships 2018

The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and the National Research Foundation (NRF), South Africa invite applications from Individuals who wants to obtain a Masters or Doctoral degree program from any South-African Universities.

The Masters and Doctoral scholarships are awarded through a competitive process following a merit review process. However, NRF Freestanding Masters bursaries are released as block grants to South African public Universities.

Eligible Fields of Study: Science, Engineering and Technology

Eligible Countries: This Scholarship program is awarded to South African citizens, South African permanent residents as well as to a limited percentage of non-South African citizens registered at a South African public university for full-time studies.

Eligibility: To be eligible for this scholarship program, applicants must:

  • be Non-South African or South African Citizen or Resident.
  • be registered and based at an accredited South African or an Abroad Research Institution as a full-time student during the tenure of the scholarship.
  • not concurrently hold the scholarship with any full-time salaried employment position.
  • be accepted as a full-time student during the tenure of the scholarship.
  • have good academic records
  • have completed their bachelors degree programme

How To Apply: Applicants must apply on the NRF Online Submission System here and follow the application process set out in the Application and Funding Guide.

Application Deadline:  July 21, 2017


10. Fully funded Master’s scholarship – DAAD Helmut-Schmidt Programme in Public Policy and Good Governance – 2018

Run by the German Academic Exchange Service, this scholarship offers opportunity to suitably qualified graduates with a first university degree who have interest in obtaining a Masters degree program in Public Policy at any German Institution.

Eligibility: Applicants must:

  • be citizens of a developing country
  • be in the field of social sciences, political sciences, law, economics and in public administration from Africa, Latin America, South Asia and Southeast Asia, or from countries in the Middle East as well as from the Ukraine.
  • have completed their undergraduate studies
  • have excellent results from previous educational programmes.

Successful applicants will receive:

  • a six month German language course from April 2018 to September 2018.
  • DAAD pays a monthly scholarship rate of currently €750.
  • Health Insurance
  • Successful applicants will be exempted from tuition fees.
  • Travel allowances

Selection Criteria: The main DAAD criteria for selection are the following:

  • the study results so far
  • knowledge of English (and German)
  • political and social engagement
  • a convincing description of the subject-related and
  • personal motivation for the study project in Germany and the expected benefit when returning to the home country.
  • The latest university degree should have been obtained during the six years prior to the application for the scholarship.
  • Applicants cannot be considered if they have stayed in Germany for more than 15 months at the time of application.

How To Apply: The following are required during application:

  • DAAD application form for research grants and study scholarships (please fill in electronically and not written by hand)
  • Motivation letter containing a precise description of the applicant’s academic/professional and personal reasons for choosing this scholarship programme and the universities, two pages maximum
  • Full curriculum vitae including information about precise field of study and, if applicable, description of job experience
  • Copies of acquired university degrees (an explanation of the grading system has to be attached)
  • Copies of the transcript of records
  • Copy of the school leaving certificate/high school diploma which entitles holders to study at a university in their home country
  • Recent language certificates (German and English)
  • Two letters of recommendation by university professors and/or current or former employers of recent date, supplemented by signature, official letterhead, stamp (not in a sealed envelope).

Applications have to be submitted in German or English. Please indicate that you are applying for the DAAD Helmut-Schmidt Programme (Master’s scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance).

Please submit your applications to any two universities via the links below:

  2. programmes/admissions/

Deadline: July 31, 2017


11. The Global Study Awards for International Students – 2018

The Global Study Awards recognises studying abroad as a positively life changing experience for many students, opening their minds to alternative ways of personal life and professional career, as well as promoting intercultural understanding and tolerance.

The Award prize will be applied toward the cost of tuition fees in the first instance, paid directly to the Higher Education Institution that the successful candidate will attend.

If tuition fees are below the maximum individual award fund of £10,000, the remaining funds may be allocated per diem for living costs for a maximum of 52 weeks starting from when the student first registered at the higher education institution.

Value of Award - £10,000

Number of Award – 6

There are 6 Global Study Awards (GSA) in total:

4 GSA winners are selected for the Autumn 2017 intake (studies starting between 1 August - 31 October 2017)

2 GSA winners are selected for the Spring 2018 intake (studies starting between 1 January – 31 March 2018)

Eligibility: To be eligible for this scholarship program, applicants must:

  • be 18 years and above
  • have taken an IELTS test at a British Council centre and hold a valid official Test Report Form issued by the British Council
  • be a valid ISIC cardholder at the time of application
  • have applied or applying for an undergraduate or postgraduate program at any foreign institution.
  • have good academic grades

Application Deadlines: June 30 (for Autumn 2017 Scholarship); September 30 (for Spring 2018 Scholarship).



12. 3-year Scholarship in Law and Business

The Riga Graduate School Of Law (Latvia) invites applications for the School of Law and Business scholarship programme which will be awarded to international students who want to obtain an undergraduate degree in Law and Business.

Value of Scholarship: €3500 per year

Eligibility:  Applicants must:

  • be International students
  • be yet to graduate secondary school or must be high school graduates
  • have good academic grades
  • demonstrate a strong command of the language

Application Deadline: 31st July 2017


13. The Lewis-Clark State College (LCSC) Scholarship for International Students (Undergraduate)

The Lewis–Clark State College is a public undergraduate college in the northwest United States, located in Lewiston, Idaho. Founded 123 years ago in 1893, it has an annual enrollment of approximately 3,500 students.

Value of Programme: $1750 the first semester; up to $2,500 per semester after first based on GPA.

  • 2.5 GPA = $1,750 per semester or $3,500 per year
  • 3.0 GPA = $2,125 per semester or $4,250 per year
  • 3.5 GPA = $2,500 per semester or $5,000 per year

Eligibility: To be eligible for this scholarship programme, applicants must:

  • be International students
  • have graduated from High school
  • have applied for a course of study at LCSC.
  • have good academic records

Application Deadline: December 1, 2017 for Spring (January)

Published on:: 
June 7, 2017