2014-2015 INSEAD Nelson Mandela Endowed Scholarship for Sub-Saharan African Students

INSEADDescription: The Nelson Mandela Endowed Scholarship is offered for candidates who are nationals of a sub-Saharan African country and have spent a substantial part of their lives and received part of their prior education in Africa. Preference will be given to candidates who require proven financial assistance.

To honour the life and work of President Nelson Mandela of South Africa, the INSEAD MBA Class of ’75 created an endowment at their 30th Class Reunion to provide financial support for one or more African participants per year at INSEAD in perpetuity. At their 5th reunion the Class of ’01J contributed to this important scholarship fund, as did the Class of ’97D on the occasion of their 10th reunion and the Class of ’69 at their 40th reunion.

Eligible Field of Study: Masters in Business Administration

Selection Criteria and Eligibility: By way of their interests, activities and accomplishments candidates for this scholarship will need to demonstrate:

  • outstanding academic achievement and promise
  • aptitude for business and financial management
  • strong likelihood of spending the better part of their working careers in Africa and
  • a firm commitment to the goals of African development, understanding amongst peoples and public interest.
  • In awarding scholarships, INSEAD shall particularly seek candidates from southern Africa.

To be eligible for the Nelson Mandela Endowed Scholarship, candidates must be a national of a sub-Saharan African country and have spent a substantial part of their lives and received part of their prior education in Africa. Preference will be given to candidates who require proven financial assistance.

Essay Topic:
1).In 350-400 words state why you wish to undertake the INSEAD MBA and why you feel it is relevant to your particular educational needs. Furthermore, explain how you envisage contributing to the future development of your country after graduation and discuss why you should be selected as the Nelson Mandela scholar in your class.
2).In 200 words analyse what you consider to be the most significant issue relating to the society, politics, economics, or culture of your country or region today.
3).In 150-200 words provide a concise but accurate description of your financial circumstances as well as a cash flow forecast for the year at INSEAD.

Number of Scholarships: Not Specified

Value of Scholarship: Up to €20,000

Duration of Scholarship: 10 to 12 months

Application Deadline: July 2015 Class:

Round 1:

  • Applications Open: 20 December 2013
  • Deadline: 8 January 2014

Round 2:

  • Applications Open: 14 January 2014
  • Deadline: 31 January 2014

Offered Annually: Yes

Scholarship Webpage: http://mba.insead.edu/schlmgmt/dsp_schl_info.cfm?schlcode=AFR02 and Scholarship Application Guideline: http://mba.insead.edu/schlmgmt/index.cfm?fuseaction=dsp_schl_guide&show=1

Full Tuition MSFS Scholarship for Sub-Saharan African Students at Georgetown University

Georgetown UniversityCourse: International affairs
Level: Graduate (Masters) Degree
Provider: Georgetown University
For Which Country: USA

Scholarship Description: The Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) Launches New Scholarship for Students from Africa. Starting in fall 2014, the Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) at Georgetown University is offering a full- tuition scholarship for a talented graduate student from sub-Saharan Africa.

MSFS is a two-year, full-time graduate degree program in international affairs. Students will take courses in international relations, international trade, international finance, statistics and analytical tools and history.

In addition, students choose an area of concentration such as International Relations and Security, International Development or International Business.

Eligibility: Applicants must have:

  • A completed undergraduate degree from an accredited university with a strong academic record.
  • A TOEFL score of at least 100, or an IELTS score of at least 7.0.
  • Applicants must have completed a course in microeconomics and a course in macroeconomics, or must be able to complete both courses *before* the beginning of the MSFS program in fall 2014.
  • Applicants should have professional experience, ideally in a field related to their future professional goals.
  • Students have an average of four years of work experience before joining MSFS.

Eligible groups: Citizens of sub-saharan African countries ONLY. Special consideration will be given to applicants from: Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa.

Participating Institutions: School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, USA

Fields of study: Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS).

Graduates of MSFS find that the curriculum and faculty prepare them not for a specific job—but rather, for evolving careers that often span all three international sectors: public, private and non-profit.

For more information on the academic program, visit msfs.georgetown.edu

Sponsorship duration: Throughout duration of the course

Scholarship benefits: This is a Full tuition scholarship award

Method of Application: To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must submit all required application documents (online application, personal statement, official transcripts and test scores, letters of recommendation). Only students who have applied to the program will be considered for the scholarship.

For information on how to apply, visit msfs.georgetown.edu/admissions

DEADLINES: The application deadline for fall 2014 is January 15, 2014.

PLEASE NOTE: Non-U.S. students have equal access to admission and MSFS scholarship: there are no quotas for specific countries and all nationalities are considered for scholarship. In the “How to apply” section you will find guidance on standardized testing for non-native speakers of English, and the “Financial Aid and Expenses” section has links to information specifically for international students.

The MSFS Program welcomes responses and questions about its website, its requirements, its admissions policies, or any other aspects of the Program. You may contact MSFS thus:

Master of Science in Foreign Service Program
Box 571028
Georgetown University
Washington D.C. 20057
Phone: (202) 687.5763
Fax: (202) 687.5116
Email: msfsinfo@georgetown.edu

Application Deadline: 15 January 2014
Open to International Students: No (ONLY Africans)

Full Tuition MSFS Scholarship for Sub-Saharan African Students at Georgetown University

Georgetown UniversityCourses: International affairs
Level: Graduate (Masters) Degree
Provider: Georgetown University
For Which Country: USA

Scholarship Description: The Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) Launches New Scholarship for Students from Africa. Starting in fall 2014, the Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) at Georgetown University is offering a full- tuition scholarship for a talented graduate student from sub-Saharan Africa.

MSFS is a two-year, full-time graduate degree program in international affairs. Students will take courses in international relations, international trade, international finance, statistics and analytical tools and history. In addition, students choose an area of concentration such as International Relations and Security, International Development or International Business.

Eligibility: Applicants must have:

  • A completed Undergraduate Degree from an accredited university with a strong academic record.
  • A TOEFL score of at least 100, or an IELTS score of at least 7.0.
  • Applicants must have completed a course in microeconomics and a course in macroeconomics, or must be able to complete both courses *before* the beginning of the MSFS program in fall 2014.
  • Applicants should have professional experience, ideally in a field related to their future professional goals.
  • Students have an average of four years of work experience before joining MSFS.

Eligible Groups: Citizens of sub-saharan African countries ONLY. Special consideration will be given to applicants from: Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa.

Participating Institutions: School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, USA

Fields of Study: Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS).
Graduates of MSFS find that the curriculum and faculty prepare them not for a specific job—but rather, for evolving careers that often span all three international sectors: public, private and non-profit.

For more information on the academic program, visit msfs.georgetown.edu.

Sponsorship duration: Throughout duration of the course

Scholarship benefits: This is a Full tuition scholarship award

Method of Application: To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must submit all required application documents (online application, personal statement, official transcripts and test scores, letters of recommendation). Only students who have applied to the program will be considered for the scholarship.

For information on how to apply, visit msfs.georgetown.edu/admissions.

DEADLINES: The application deadline for fall 2014 is January 15, 2014.

PLEASE NOTE: Non-U.S. students have equal access to admission and MSFS scholarship: there are no quotas for specific countries and all nationalities are considered for scholarship. In the “How to apply” section you will find guidance on standardized testing for non-native speakers of English, and the “Financial Aid and Expenses” section has links to information specifically for international students.

The MSFS Program welcomes responses and questions about its website, its requirements, its admissions policies, or any other aspects of the Program. You may contact MSFS thus:

Master of Science in Foreign Service Program
Box 571028
Georgetown University
Washington D.C. 20057
Phone: (202) 687.5763
Fax: (202) 687.5116
Email: msfsinfo@georgetown.edu

Application Deadline: 15 January 2014

Open to International Students: No (ONLY Africans)

Scholarship 2013-2014-2015 AFRIKA KOMMT Training Program

2013-2014-2015 AFRIKA KOMMT Training Program for Sub-Saharan African Students

German Companies funded Training Program in German Language for Sub-Saharan African Students in Kenya and Germany 2013-2015

AFRIKA KOMMT Training ProgramStudy Subject(s):Study subject is German language
Course Level:This scholarship is available to pursue training program.
Scholarship Provider:The programme is financed by the participating German companies.
Scholarship can be taken at:Kenya and Germany
Eligibility:University degree in one of the following areas: Business Administration, Sales, Marketing Engineering, Pharmacy, Chemistry, Agricultural Engineering or Agronomy
- Postgraduate degree (e.g. MBA) is an advantage
- Two to five years of relevant work experience
- Excellent English language skills
-Intercultural competencies, open to new experiences abroad and willing to learn German.
-Not older than 35 years and physically fit
-Female candidates are welcome.

 Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries:The students of Sub-Saharan Africa can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description:Afrika Kommt! (“Africa is coming”) is an initiative of leading German DAX-listed enterprises and large family-run companies in Germany for future leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa. The scholarship programme aims at highly qualified young professionals and junior executives from countries in Sub-Saharan Africa with several years of work experience, strong leadership qualities and a high level of commitment and dedication. At the heart of the programme is a nine-month practical training in a leading German enterprise, allowing the participants
- to gain first-hand practical experience in a leading German enterprise
- to be exposed to leadership concepts and management techniques in practice
- to become acquainted with working processes and business culture in German enterprises
- to extend their international management competencies
- to initiate networks of cooperation between Sub-Saharan Africa and German companies.

What does it cover?The programme is financed by the participating German companies and covers:
-Intensive German language courses (face-to-face) in Africa and in Germany including fees, travelling, accommodation and living allowance
-Roundtrip airfare to and from Germany
-Living allowance of € 720,- per month
-Accommodation during all stages of the programme in Germany
-Health insurance, accident insurance and liability insurance
-Programme-related travelling expenses in Germany
-International management training courses
-Study tour and weekend seminars in Germany as well as cultural activities
-One-off relocation fee of € 1.000,- for settling back into the home countries
-Roundtrip airfare to and from Germany as well as travel and accommodation during the refresher course.

How to Apply:The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline:Applications can be submitted until 15 December 2012.

Further Scholarship Information and Application