While studying abroad is exciting, it is made even more exciting and rewarding when awards are given to support various innovations and endeavours. You can become a beneficiary by applying of the top global awards for African students to explore. Always remember that this list is inexhaustible thus, it is subject to updates.

1. SIGMA Awards for Data Journalism Worldwide 2021(Win US$5,000 cash prize)

The 2021 Sigma Awards for Data journalism is open for entries from suitably qualified candidates who will have a share of the cash prize. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: February 1st, 2021 at 11:59 pm ET, to qualify. Click here for more details and to apply.

2. U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) Women Building Peace Award in USA 2021(Win $10,000)

The U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) invites applications for the Women Building Peace Award in  2021 at  Washington, D.C. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 2:00pm ET. Click here for more details and to apply.

3. Future Awards Africa for Youths in Nigeria 2020

The future project invites applications for the Future Awards Africa in 2020. The Future Awards Africa, are a set of awards given by The Future Project (TFP), a social enterprise set up with a strong, practical commitment to human and capital development, especially in Africa. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Applications are currently ongoing. Click here for more details and to apply.

4. Wellcome Innovator Awards in the UK for Healthcare Researchers Worldwide 2020

Wellcome Trust in the UK invites applications from researchers who are developing healthcare innovations for its Innovator Awards 2020. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: You can apply online at any time. Shortlisting meetings happen every three months. Click here for more details and to apply

5. $60,000 Sony World Photo Awards for Professionals and Young Photographers 2020

The World Photography Organisation is accepting entries for its annual Sony World Photography Awards 2020. Worth of Award: The total prize fund is $60,000 (USD).  Deadline: Professional competition: January 14, 2021, at 13.00 GMT. Open Competition: January 7, 2021, at 13.00 GMT. Youth competition: (December 31, 2020 13:00 GMT). Student Competition: November 30, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply. 

As an international student, you can make your study abroad experience all the more exciting by applying for the top global awards for African students to explore. 

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