Before this year draws to a close, you should close in on the great opportunities which have been made available to international students. They are none order than the top global opportunities with Deadlines expiring in December. However, remember that this list is subject to updates because it is in-exhaustible. 

1. Google for Startups Accelerator for the Middle East and North Africa 2021

Google inc invites applications for Google for Startups Accelerator for businesses in the Middle East and North Africa in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Dec 31st, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

2. Seedstars Energy Mobility and Agriculture Innovation Programme 2021

Seedstars and Shell Foundation invites applications for sustainable, scalable and innovative solutions working towards access to energy, sustainable agriculture* and mobility in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: December 20, 2021. Click here for more details and to apply

3. African Development Bank Fashionomics Africa Contest 2021

The African Development Bank, in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme, Parsons School of Design and Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Make Fashion Circular initiative offer the Fashionomics Africa contest in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: December 31, 2020 at 23:59 GMT. Click here for more details and to apply

4. Social Science Space Impact Storytelling Contest 2020(Win $500)

Social Science Space invites applications for the Impact Storytelling Contest to share Research Impact on Social Sciences stories in 2020. As social and behavioural researchers, they expect you have a story you could tell about your work and what it’s meant to the world outside your laptop. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: December 14, 2020, 6 p.m. PST. Click here for more details and to apply

5. OKP Media Training Scholarships for Journalists at RNTC in the Netherlands 2021

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides is accepting applications for the Orange Knowlege Programme (OKP) scholarships for journalism courses at the Radio Nederland Training Centre (RNTC) in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: December 29, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

6. Kofi Annan Global Health Leadership Programme for Africans 2021

The African Union Commission offers the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) – Kofi Annan Global Health Leadership Programme in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: December 23, 2020, at 5.00 pm Eastern Africa Time. Click here for more details and to apply.

7. World Bank Internship for Graduate, PhD Students Worldwide in USA 2021

The World Bank invites applications for its summer internships for graduate and PhD students worldwide in USA, 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Summer Internship (June-September): The application period for the Summer Internship is December 1 – January 31 each year. Winter Internship (December-March): The application period for the Winter Internship is September 1 – October 31 each year. All applications MUST be submitted on-line. Applications submitted after the deadline are not considered. Click here for more details and to apply.

8. Magnum Foundation Photography and Social Justice Fellowship in USA 2021

The Magnum Foundation is currently accepting applications for the Photography and Social Justice Fellowship in the USA in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: December 1, 2020, 11:59 EST. Click here for more details and to apply.

9. Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy Grant Programme in USA 2021(Win $7,500)

Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy is inviting applications for its Grant Programme for outstanding social policy research in the USA 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: December 1, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

10. Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship in Journalism Innovation in USA 2021

Nieman Foundation at Harvard University invites applications for the Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship in Journalism Innovation in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Dec. 1, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

11. Startup North-East Virtual Incubation Programme in Nigeria 2020

Ventures Platform Hub invites applications for the Startup North-East Virtual Incubation Programme to help startups solve prevailing problems that affect aid distribution and data management in the NorthEast in 2020. This is one of the top global opportunities with Deadlines expiring in December. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: December 2, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

12. Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Programme for Mid-Career Professionals in USA 2020

Yale University is inviting applications for Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Program for mid-career professionals whose work is focused outside the United States in 2020. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: December 2, 2020, at 11:59 PM EST. Click here for more details and to apply.

13. Global Grand Challenges in New Approaches to Malaria Control Programmes in 2021

Global Grand Challenges offers an opportunity in New Approaches to Integrating Molecular Surveillance into Malaria Control Programs in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Dec 02, 2020, 11:30 am PST. Click here for more details and to apply.

14. Google Research Scholar Programme for Early-Career Professors 2021

Google offers the Research Scholar Programme to support early-career professors who are pursuing research in fields relevant to Google in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: December 2, 11:59 pm PT Wednesday. Click here for more details and to apply.

15. Illumina Research grants for Agricultural Greater Good Initiative 2021

Illumina in the USA invites applications for the Agricultural Greater Good Initiative research grants for researchers in agrigenomics in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: December 4, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

16. PepsiCo Greenhouse Collaborative Accelerator for Entrepreneurs 2020

Pepsico accepts applications from breakthrough Ingredient and Technology Startups and Entrepreneurs for the Greenhouse accelerator in 2020. This is also one of the top global opportunities with Deadlines expiring in December. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: December 7, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

17. Fully Funded Westerwelle Young Founders Programme in Germany 2021

Westerwelle Foundation invites applications for the Westerwelle Young Founders Programme, a fully funded 6-month-long programme for outstanding young entrepreneurs from emerging and developing countries in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: The application deadline is December 9, 2020, 11 pm CEST. Skype interviews with shortlisted candidates (2nd of January to 31st of January 2021). Jury decision and selection of participants (4th of February 2021). Notification of all applicants (6th of February 2021). Click here for more details and to apply.

18. Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence Programme at the University of Bayreuth in Germany 2021

The University of Bayreuth in Germany is inviting applications for the Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence Programme in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: December 10, 2020, 23:59 CET. Click here for more details and to apply.

19. Funded Reporting Training on Climate Change and Energy Transition 2021

Thomson Reuters Foundation invites applications for the Reporting on Climate Change and Energy Transition online in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: December 11, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

20. Urban Leaders Fellowship for Transforming Communities 2021

Urban Leaders fellowship in the USA is accepting applications from qualified candidates for its Fellowship aimed at transforming communities through people, partnerships, and policy in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis in three rounds. First: December 12th, 2021. Second: February 6th, 2021. Final: March 20th, 2021. Click here for more details and to apply.

21. Standard Chartered Women in Technology Incubator Kenya 2021

Standard Chartered and @iBizAfrica invite applications for the Standard Chartered Women in Technology Incubator in Kenya in 2021. Noatably, this is one of the top global opportunities with Deadlines expiring in December. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: December 13, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

22. DAAD In Country/In Region Scholarship for LLM Programme in Tanzania 2021

The University of Dar es Salaam School of Law offers the DAAD In Country/In Region Scholarship for the Tanzanian-German Center for Eastern African Legal Studies Programme in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: December 15, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

23. Donald Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellowships in the USA 2021

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute invites applications from individuals and organizations who wish to partner with us on innovative projects that strengthen journalism’s future. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: December 18, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

24. Kenya Film Commission Empowerment Programme for Individuals and Companies 2021

The Kenya Film Commission invites applications for the Empowerment Programme to support Kenyan Individuals and Companies in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: December 18, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

25. International Essay Competition for Primary/Secondary Students 2021 (Win Free Trip to Oxford)

Trust for Sustainable Living(TSL) in the UK is inviting applications for the International Essay Competition for primary students and secondary students in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: December 23, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

26. UNICEF Innovation Fund for Child Online Safety Solutions 2021(Win $100K)

The UNICEF Innovation Fund offers to invest in companies that are using machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain or extended reality to address digital risks to children in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: December 20, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

27. StartupXs ChangeMakers Seed Grant Opportunity 2021(win $1000 )

StartupXs offers the “ChangeMakers Seed Grant Opportunity 2021” for startups and social enterprises who want to change their community with their innovative business ideas. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: December 31, 2020, 23:59 GMT. Click here for more details and to apply.

28. NPR Kroc Fellowship to Develop Your Journalistic Voice in USA 2021

The NPR Kroc Fellowship opens for applications for journalists for the 2020 fellowship cycle. This is a yearlong program designed to identify and develop the next generation of extraordinary public media journalists. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Oct. 15 and Dec. 31 each year. Click here for more details and to apply.

International students can make this a December to remember by taking advantage of the top global opportunities with Deadlines expiring in December. 

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