Do you desire to expand your knowledge in a field but are not cut out for a four-year course? Are you also looking to gain hands-on experience? Then look no further, the following fellowship opportunities for African students are yours for the taking. Note that this list is inexhaustible; it is subject to updates.

1. Fellowships for Individual Doctoral Training (LGF) for International Students in Germany 2020

The Baden-Württemberg Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Art invites applications for the Fellowships for Individual Doctoral Training at the University of Heidelberg for the 2020/2021 academic year. Worth of Award: Fully Funded. Deadline: applications close May 3, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

2. Moral Ecology Fellowships for Postdoctoral Researchers at the University of Virginia in USA 2020

The Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia invites applications for the Moral Ecology Fellowships position of Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Colloquy of Culture & Formation in 2020-2021. Worth of Award: Fully Funded. Deadline: Applications and expression of interests are ongoing. Click here for more details and to apply.

3. Rotary Peace Fellowships for Masters Degree Students Worldwide in 2021-22

Rotary International is accepting applications for the 2021-22 Rotary Peace Fellowship programme by the Rotary Peace Center. Each year, Rotary funds some of the world’s most dedicated and brightest professionals to study at Rotary Peace Centers. Worth of Award: Fully Funded. Deadline: May 31, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

4. Biozentrum Basel International PhD Fellowships at the University of Basel in Switzerland 2020

The University of Basel invites applications from motivated young scientists for its Biozentrum PhD Fellowships Programme in Switzerland for the 2020/2021 academic year. Worth of Award: Fully Funded. Deadline: applications close  June 15, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

5. The Ulam Programme–Fellowships for Incoming Researchers in Poland 2020

Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) offers the second edition of the programme for post-doctoral incoming researchers in 2020/21. Worth of Award: Fully Funded. Deadline: Applications close on April 15, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply. 

6. ICO-Children’s Eye Cancer Foundation Three-Month Retinoblastoma Fellowships in South Africa 2020

The International Council of Opthalmology (ICO) is inviting applications for the ICO-Children’s Eye Cancer Foundation Three-Month Fellowship in 2020. Worth of Award: Fully Funded. Deadline: The application deadline is March 31 and  September 30, 2020. Click for more details and to apply. 

7. ICO-Fred Hollows Foundation One-Year Sub-specialty Fellowships 2020

The Internationational Council of Opthalmology in the USA and the Fred Hollows Foundation is offering the ICO-Fred Hollows Foundation One-Year Sub-specialty Fellowships 2020. Worth of Award: Fully Funded. Deadline: September 30, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply. 

8. ICO-Retina Research Foundation One-Year Helmerich Fellowships 2020

The International Council of Opthalmology is currently offering the ICO-Retina Research Foundation Helmerich Fellowships in 2020. Worth of Award: Fully Funded. Deadline: September 30, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply. 

The aforementioned fellowship opportunities for international/ African students provides a good variety to choose from. Learn within a shorter period and gain hands-on experience while you’re at it.

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