Ban Ki-moon Global Citizen Scholarship Program for Young Africans in Austria in 2021

The Ban Ki-moon Global Citizens invites applications for the Ban Ki-moon Global Citizen Scholarship Program for Young Africans in Austria for the 2021/22 academic session.

The centre strives for a world based on universal respect for human rights, regardless of age, gender, identity, religion, and nationality. It empowers women and youth to live in a peaceful and prosperous world and uses its expertise and network to work for peace, poverty eradication, empowerment of youth and women, justice, and human rights worldwide.

Worth of Award

The scholarship covers

  • Online summer school with the University of Bordeaux on “African Cities in 2030”  (May 31 – June 4, 2021).
  • Virtual expert workshops on the SDGs, project management, fundraising, and more.
  • Participation at the virtual RELX Inspiration Day June 2021.
  • One-on-one mentoring by professors at the University of Bordeaux and high-level partners of the Ban Ki-moon Centre during the implementation of an individual SDG Micro-Project.

It also covers

  • Possible virtual or in-person participation at the “Africa-France Summit on Sustainable Cities and Regions” in Montpellier, France (July 8 – 11, 2021).
  • Certificate of Achievement after the successful completion of the SDG Micro-Project, signed by Ban Ki-Moon and Heinz Fischer.
  • Alumni Network membership for scholars who successfully complete the program.
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Applicants should/must be/have

  • African youth regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
  • 20-35 years of age.
  • completed at least 1 year of a master’s program, be working towards a Ph.D., or be within 2 years of graduation from a master’s program or higher.
  • demonstrate strong dedication to SDGs and the ideals of global citizenship.
  • provide evidence that they may otherwise not have access to such an opportunity.
  • provide proof of a minimum English level B2 (European Standards).
  • further showcase scholars and selected projects.

How to Apply

All eligible candidates for the Ban Ki-moon Global Citizen Scholarship need to submit the following:

  • A CV
  • Scan of passport or other formal ID
  • Proof of academic titles and/or enrollment confirmation
  • Letter of motivation (max 500 words)
  • SDG Micro-Project pitch (max 500 words)

You also need to answer the following questions:

  • Why do you want to receive this scholarship?
  • Why do you want to attend the “Africa Cities in 2030” summer school with the University of Bordeaux?
  • What makes YOU a global citizen?
  • Why would you otherwise not have access to this opportunity?

Very Important

  • Describe a project that you would like to implement for the SDGs in your community.
  • It does not need to be a formal proposal; however, it should include a short description of a challenge you wish to address and a manageable project idea that you could implement with minimal financial resources.
  • If you can already think of partners who you would like to work with (local NGOs, schools, companies, city councils, etc.), please list these.
  • Should you be chosen for the scholarship, you will be able to adjust and revise the idea as you go through the program.
  • All documents should be sent to [email protected]
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Deadline: May 2, 2021.


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