The University of Oxford is now accepting applications for various scholarships open to African students for the 2015-2016 academic session. This year, many of the scholarships open to Africans are fully-funded, covering tuition fees, and living expenses. Some scholarships are specifically for African students who apply to the MSc African Studies and other development related courses in the University. You must submit your application by the relevant January deadline to be considered for the scholarships. Check out top scholarships for Africans at Oxford below. Please add a link to anyone you think we left out in the comment section.

2015-2016 Eldred-Waverley Scholarship at Linacre College, Oxford

The African Studies Centre, University of Oxford, invites applications from sub-Saharan Africans for the Eldred – Waverley Scholarship. The scholarship is jointly awarded with Linacre College, and it is fully-funded.

Deadline: January 23, 2015. Click here for details

2014-2015 Canon Collins/African Studies Scholarship at Oxford University

Students from Southern African can now apply for the Canon Collins/African Studies scholarship offered by the African Studies Centre in association with St Antony’s College for the MSc in African Studies at the University of Oxford for the 2014-2015 academic year. it is open to applicants from the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.The scholarship is fully-funded.

Deadline: January 23, 2015. To find out more, click here

Eni Scholarships for Students from Nigeria, Ghana and Angola, Libya, and Mozambique 

The scholarship is collaboration between St Antony’s College at Oxford and the international integrated energy company Eni to offer three students from African universities the opportunity to undertake postgraduate study at the Master’s level at the University of Oxford commencing in October 2015.

Deadline: The deadline for the scholarship application is April 10, 2015. Remember, many courses close for admission on January 23, 2015 and so you should ideally have applied by the January deadline. Find out more here


ORISHA Master’s Scholarship

The African Studies Committee invites applications for the ORISHA Studentship for MSc in African Studies from persons who will be registered as students for the MSc in African Studies from October 2014. The scholarship will fully cover fees and maintenance.

Deadline: January 23, 2015. Click here for details.

Fully-funded Medical PhD Scholarship Programme

The Radcliffe Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford is offering PhD Scholarships to outstanding candidates of any nationality, without restriction. The scholarship provides fully-funded awards for students wishing to undertake a 4-year D.Phil in Medical Sciences. Awards cover College and University fees (home or overseas) and a generous stipend of £18,000/annum. These awards allow students to carry out research in a single laboratory for the full 4 years.

Deadline: January 9, 2015.   Click here for details.


Mica & Ahmet Ertegun International Scholarship at Oxford

Oxford University invites  suitably qualified international students who wants to study in the field of Humanities to apply for the fully-funded Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Scholarship programme tenable at Oxford University in 2015-2016 academic year. Scholarship covers tuition fees and living expenses.

Deadline: January 9/January 23, 2015, depending on course of study. Click here for more.

Reach Oxford Undergraduate Scholarship for Developing Countries

The University of Oxford invites applications for its fully-funded undergraduate Reach Oxford scholarships (formerly Oxford Student Scholarships), which open to students from low income countries who, for political or financial reasons, or because suitable educational facilities do not exist, cannot study for a degree in their own countries. The scholarships are only open to new students who will be starting an undergraduate course in the University in October 2015. Scholarship covers University fees and college fees, a grant for living expenses and one return air fare per year.

Deadline: February 2015 (Exact date not yet confirmed). Apply for admission by October 15, 2015. Click here for details.

Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholarship for Developing Countries

The University of Oxford is now accepting applications for the 2015/2016 fully-funded Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme Scheme for outstanding postgraduate students from transitional and emerging economies throughout Africa, Asia and South America to pursue fully funded graduate studies programme at the University. The scholarship covers 100% of university and college fees, and a grant for living costs (the rate will be confirmed later).

Deadline: Apply by January 10/January 23, 2015, depending on your course of study. Click here for details.


Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme

The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme is a joint initiative between the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the University of Oxford to support students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the United Kingdom.

Deadline: January 23, 2015. For details, click here.

Fully-funded Oxford-Pershing Square Master’s/MBA Scholarship

The University of Oxford is now accepting applications for its combined master’s and MBA programme scholarship – The Oxford-Pershing Square. The international scholarship is open to citizens of all nationalities for a combined MBA and a Master’s degree in the Humanities or Social Sciences at the University of Oxford for the 2015-2016 academic session. Scholarship covers tuition fees and living expenses.

Deadline: January 10/January 23, 2014, depending on course combination. Click here for details

Oppenheimer Scholarship for South Africans at Oxford

The Oppenheimer scholarships are open to South African citizens to study graduate degrees at the University of Oxford, UK.  Harry Frederick Oppenheimer was a noted South African businessman, philanthropist, and opponent of apartheid. In 1993 he endowed the Oppenheimer Fund at Oxford University. The Fund promotes links between the University of Oxford and South African Universities. It does this by supporting academic exchanges between Oxford and South Africa, and assisting students ordinarily resident in South Africa wishing to pursue graduate study at Oxford.

Deadline: January 23, 2015. For details, click here.


British Chevening Scholarship for Africans

The scholarship is aimed at future leaders who are already experienced in their chosen profession and would like to further develop their career with a postgraduate course in the UK. The scholarship is a prestigious awards scheme that funds international postgraduate students who want to study in the UK for one academic year. It is open to applicants from Nigeria, Ethiopia, Botswana, Uganda, South Africa. Other Africans should check back as the list is constantly being updated.

Deadline: November 2014. Some countries’ deadlines may be later. Please check details here.


Clarendon Scholarship at University of Oxford

The prestigious Clarendon Scholarship for graduate students at the University of Oxford, UK, for 2015–2016 session is now open. All applicants for graduate study at the University are eligible. Clarendon scholars come from all continents in the world: from the USA to Australia, Venezuela to Vietnam and from Norway to Nigeria! Over 100 scholarships are awarded each year.

Deadline: January 23, 2015. Some courses have earlier deadlines. Click here for details.

Rhodes Scholarships at University of Oxford

The Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards supporting outstanding all-round students at the University of Oxford, and providing transformative opportunities for exceptional individuals. Rhodes Scholarships are usually open to students from Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica & the Commonwealth Caribbean, Kenya, New Zealand, Pakistan, Southern Africa (including South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia and Swaziland), United States, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. It covers tuition fees, living expenses and return flight to student’s home country on completion of study.

Deadline: It varies for different countries. Most are closed for 2015-2016 session. Learn more about Rhodes Scholarships here.

Fully Funded Mitsui Scholarship for Africans.

  • Open to candidates normally resident in sub Saharan Africa
  • Select St Anne’s College in your application
  • It is fully-funded including stipends
  • To apply, indicate in your admission application that you wish to be considered for the scholarship.

Oxford application portal is here


  1. I hold a Bsc degree in economics from Covenant University, Ogun state, Nigeria. I also wish to further my studies by obtaining a masters degree in finance in a reputable school in UK or Canada. Therefore, I request your assistance in linking me with available scholarships. Thank you in anticipation of your assistance.

  2. I hold a Bsc. Economics degree from Covenant University, Nigeria. I also wish to hold a masters degree in any reputable school in Canada. Therefore, I request your assistance in linking me with available scholarships for a masters degree in finance. Thank you in anticipation of your assistance.

  3. Hi, I am Ismaeel from Nigeria. I hold M.Sc. Chemistry and wish to continue with my PhD program. Please, can you link me up with any scholarship upon to PhD in chemistry. Thanks.

  4. Am Allison from nigeria, pls am interested in the scholarship am a graduate of in business mangment education pls I like to go for my masters in education(m.ed) thanks.

  5. Please Sir / Madam, all protocol duely and rightly observed, I am Nwachukwu Anthony by name, I am a Nigerian, a BMLS holder in Biomedical Medicine, I asking for information about Scholarship for Africans in UK for Biomedical Medicine or Medical Laboratory Sciences, Thank you

    • Most of these scholarships are open to students who apply for a course in the social sciences. Just check out each scholarship profile to be sure if there are specific courses they sponsor. The Clarendon Scholarship is open to students in all courses in the University.

  6. hi i’m Vuvu Antonio from Angola,currently living in South Africa. I would like to know if there’s any sound engineering scholarships available. I would really appreciate it if you guys could get back to me. THANK YOU

    • The Clarendon Scholarship is open to students who apply to any course in the University. Check out others above by reading their specific profiles.

  7. please am emmanuel by name from nigeria am seriously in need of a scholarship this what i pray for everyday please will be very greatful if my request is an SSCE holder will love to further my education outside my country thanks.hope to hear from you soon thanks

  8. I A?????. Sanni oluw femi from Nigeria. I hold a Bsc in Sociology. I wish to further in my education for a Msc programme but due to financial constrain, I A????? unable to further more. I need your help please.
    You can reply me through my email.

    • Depending on your course of interest, you seem to be eligible for many of the scholarships available. The best approach is to read each scholarship description and decide which best fits your interests and qualifications. Best wishes

  9. My name is joseph. I am about to become an undergraduate next year after my WAEC & GCE. So please i really need the scholarship.

  10. I am Endalkachew Girma . i am from Ethiopia.I am MSc student in animal genetics and breeding in Bahir Dar university and before 3 years graduate my BSc degree in the same university. I get my masters in Molecular genetics. I am really interested in the scholarships because i want to more knowledge on molecular genetics and do the phd on the same studies. I would love to be considered and contacted through my email.

    • You could apply for the Clarendon Scholarships. Just read each scholarship description carefully.

  11. I’m Meseret Berhanu from Ethiopia, I have abachelor of Degree in developemnt Mangement (Civil Service University). I’have struggling to get admission into the university because my parents are not finacially buoyand. I preay my request will accepted. I’m graduated last year 2013(G.C). Thanks.

  12. I’m Rachael Ekpudu from nigeria, an 0’level certificate holder. I’ve struggling to get admission into the university because my parents are not financially buoyant. I pray my request will be accepted. Thanks

  13. i am eyshatou maks dite aida mbaye . i am from senegal.i am a student from cheikh anta diop university in dakar.i get my masters in english dealing with gender issues and feminism in virginia woolf.i am really interested in the scholarships because i want to do the phd on english studies.

  14. I am really glad that at least there is opportunity to develop in future,due to your scholarship opportunity for developing country.
    I am graduated last year (2013 GC) from Debre Berihan University and I am talent student , but settle now I haven’t got any scholarship position and all my performances are good therefore in the future I will be participate in scholarship to advance myself before working. I am specializing in physics and space science. please help me to make me also survive as well as invite me if you have an opportunity?

  15. I will like the organization to consider me for the forthcoming scholarship. I’m financially broke and i have been looking for a sponsorer to sponsor me to study abroad for the past 5year. I have my complete O’l level result… I will be looking forward to your reply through email. THANKS.

  16. Am Allen Eric in Uganda Africa i have compeleted diploma in Accounting and Finance but due to tution fees and other requirement, am un able to continue with my studies at university level. I will be glad is you consider me for schoolarship.

  17. I am Tekie from Eritrea. I do have a B.Sc. in Public Health from Asmara College of Health Sciences, Eritrea. Now, I am looking for post graduate education related to Public Health fields. Can you help me to get my dreams realistic.

  18. I’m a female Nigerian, Mass Communication graduate who have been having financial challenges in doing a masters/postgraduate programme abroad. I’m highly interested in this your scholarship scheme because it will help me achieve my goals which is to positively influence and transform my community . I would love to be considered and contacted through my email.

  19. I appreciate this organisation and i pray God will also award ur own scholarship in heaven. Pls i av done the necessary thing and believing God will use you for me. Thanks and God bless.

  20. I am Falana taye fred from Nigeria, studying Computer science in Adekunle ajasin university, please, i need your assistance for the succes of my education, i need your scholarship and please if i am considered, i will be grateful.
    God will help this organisation in Jesus name.

  21. am really glad that at least there is opportunity to develop in future.
    i am a third year student but due to tutions problems that i have no one to help me, i have alot which had affected my performance at the university but all my performance at O`level and A`level are good.therefore iwill be finishing in 2012 in may but i need a scholarship to advance myself before working. Am specialising in National Accounting and Public Finance. please help me to make me also survive

  22. I am a Nigerian, and i acknowledge your support towards African education. I have Bsc in Human Physiology, and i need a scholarship to study Medicine and Surgery. Please i need a reply on how to go about it. Thanks and God bless.

  23. I am ABDURAHIMAN HAJI from Ethiopia with B.Sc. degree in Agricultural Economics from Haramaya University and want a Master’s Degree in Agri. Economics or related fields. so, will need your scholarship.

  24. Am Ogwang Geoffrey from Uganda, am in my final year doing Biosystems Engineering, i will be out next year and would like to continue with my further studies after this probably in 2014

  25. my name is Ayenew Mariye in Ethiopia BA in history and heritage management i need master in tourism management fields.please i looking you.

  26. Hello friends,

    Thanks for your feedback. The best thing to do it to follow the link and check out their websites to see the courses available as well as the conditions attached. We do not offer scholarships so please contact the institutions or organizations and apply directly to them. There are quite a range of available courses you can apply to.

    Best wishes!

  27. Hi, My name is kuteesa wilberforce. I have a bachelor of science degree in Information technology from India (SIKKIM MANIPAL uNIVERSITY). I would like to a get a scholarship for my masters’ degree in the same field. I come from Uganda, East Africa

  28. I am Bandora Fred from Uganda doing Information and Communication Technology ,i am requesting to be considered for the fourth coming scholarship.

  29. I am Patrick Asiedu from Ghana with B.Sc. Chemistry Degree and would want a Master’s Degree in Petroleum chemistry or begin a program in medicine in the health sciences and so will need your scholarship.

  30. I’m Isaac from Uganda,am having a engineering at makerere requesting to be considered for your scholarship.i find a lot of difficulty in meeting tuition fees.I hope for the best.

  31. I am abiola from Nigeria,i have a in Microbiology,i already got admission to study Msc Biomedical Science at University of edinburgh for January intake,i need your scholarship,any help please?

  32. I am Mulu Araya from ethiopia I have B.a in vetreinary medicine And i need to do masters in veterinary or related animal science fields, i am looking for your scolarship.

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