University of Derby Regional High Achievers African Scholarship for Undergraduate and Masters Students 2018/2019

The University of Derby is offering the Regional High Achievers scholarships for 2018/2019. These scholarships are available to apply for once you have received an offer on a course from the University.

Application Deadline: 14th January 2018

Eligible Regions: 

  • SE Asia
  • China
  • India
  • North Africa
  • Africa

To Be Taken At (Country): UK

Type: Undergraduate, Masters


Undergraduate courses:

  • IELTS: 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all areas).
  • Pearson Test of Academic English: 51
  • Cambridge English Scale: B2
  • London Tests of English: we accept level 4 for undergraduate courses
  • International GCE O Level English Language: Grade C
  • International GCSE English or English as a Second Language: Grade C.

Postgraduate courses:

  • IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all areas).
  • Pearson Test of Academic English: 51
  • Cambridge English Scale: B2
  • London Tests of English: we accept level 5 for postgraduate courses
  • International GCE O Level English Language: Grade C
  • International GCSE English or English as a Second Language: Grade C.

Number of Awards:

  • Undergraduate: 5
  • Masters: 5

Value of Award:

  • Undergraduate: £3,000
  • Masters: £3,000

How to Apply: These scholarships are available to apply for once you have received an offer on a course from the University.

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: University of Derby

Important Notes:  Please note that any applications received after the deadline cannot be accepted and this offer may not be used with any other promotion.

Euromena Award for Innovative African Startups (€10,000 Funding) 2018

Euromena Consulting launches the first edition of its Euromena Awards. The awards are intended for companies or innovative projects with social, economic, environmental and/or societal impact. 

Application Deadline: 6th February 2018

Eligible Countries: African countries

To Be Taken At (Country): Abidjan, Ivory Coast

About the Award: Start-ups initiatives have been proliferating worldwide and Africa shows huge potential for innovation and disruptions. Euromena team is composed of entrepreneurs who have been working in the region for years. The Awards represent an opportunity to celebrate the richness and strength of African innovation.

Euromena Consulting’s prize is about discovering and bringing to the world the many innovative talents Africa boasts of. Our competition is about creativity, innovation, development and social matter.

Our aim is to reward African start-ups promoting ICT and social development in Africa.

Type: Entrepreneurship

Eligibility: The Euromena Awards are intended for companies or projects:

  • Related to Africa and/or established in the region
  • Operational, or on the verge of launching
  • Innovative projects, with social, economic, environmental and/or societal impact

If you fulfill those conditions, you will find below the application process

Number of Awards: 3

Value of Award: 

  • A €10,000 financial reward will be shared among the 3 candidates shortlisted by the jury. The winner will receive € 5,000, and 3,000 and 2,000 are intended for the 2nd and 3rd laureates, respectively.
  • The winner will receive 6 months support from Euromena Consulting to contribute to its development
  • This includes a customized support for 6 months, adapted to the winner’s needs… (Market studies, Business plan, coaching, etc.).

How to Apply:  

  • Download and fulfill the application form below
  • Gather required elements (project description, business plan, impact on the society, etc.)
  • Send the consolidated file to:

Download the Application Form

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: Euromena Consulting

NNPC/Total Undergraduate Scholarships for Nigerian Students 2017/2018

Total Upstream Nigeria Limited (TUPNI), in pursuance of its Corporate Social Responsibility, is pleased to announce the commencement of  2017/2018 NNPC/TOTAL National Merit Scholarship application. The Total scholarship Selection Test will be conducted on Saturday December 3, 2016, at eleven (11) Centers across the Country.  Students are encouraged to submit their applications well in advance of the deadline.

Application Deadline: 31st October 2017

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Nigeria

To be taken at (country): Nigerian Tertiary Institutions

Eligible Fields of Study: All

About Scholarship: Each year, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), and Total Upstream Companies in Nigeria (TUCN): Total Exploration & Production Nigeria Limited (Total E&P Nig Ltd) and Total Upstream Nigeria Limited (TUPNI), award scholarships to deserving Nigerian students in the tertiary institutions in the country.

The Total Scholarship scheme is aimed at promoting academic excellence and quality manpower development in the Country. This is one of the the many ways Total demonstrates its commitment to the educational development of Nigerian students. This is part of Total’s rich Corporate Social Responsibility. This scholarship scheme has been successfully carried out over the years.

total scholarshipType: Undergraduate

Selection Criteria and Eligibility

  1. Be a Registered FULL TIME undergraduate in a recognized Nigerian University
  2. Be a certified 100 or 200 level student at the time of application
  3. Show proof of SSCE or Equivalent Certificate.
  4. Show proof of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) score.
  5. Show proof of Admission letter from the University and Matriculation Number
  6. Show proof of A-level or Equivalent Certificate (for direct entry students)


  • Students with less than 200 score in UTME need not apply
  • Students with less than 2.50 CGPA of 5-point scale, or equivalent
  • 300 level students and above need not apply
  • Current beneficiaries of similar awards from other International Oil Companies (IOCs) need not apply

Number of Scholarships: Several

Value of Scholarship: Yet to be confirmed

Duration of Scholarship: Onetime financial support

How to Apply

  1. Personal Information: Enter your name, date of birth and permanent home address Upload your recent passport photograph.
  2. Contact Information: Enter your email and mobile phone information. Only use an active email and mobile phone number.
  3. Origin: Enter your state and local government of origin data. You are required to upload a certificate or proof of origin from your local government or state.
  4. University Information: Select your university, course and year of study. You will be required to upload your JAMB/University admission letter.
  5. Result Information: Input your JAMB score or CPGA. You are required to upload your JAMB statement of result and university CPGA. For year two medical students, your JAMB score suffices.

    6. Review Application: Review your application ensure all fields have been correctly entered. Upload all the documents required:

    • Recent Passport Photograph
    • Certificate or Proof of Origin
    • Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (SSCE)
    • UTME result
    • JAMB/University Admission Letter
    • 1st Year Result showing CGPA

    7. Conclusion: Attest that all info given is true. Accept terms and condition. On screen alert will confirm that you have successfully completed the application. You will receive an email to confirm this too.

    You will need to register here 

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Sponsors: Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Total Upstream Companies in Nigeria (TUCN)

Important Notes: Total scholarship Application Forms must be completed online. Candidates will fully bear the cost transportation to test venue as no reimbursement shall be made. Candidates are therefore advised to choose text center closest to them.

Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2018 for African Entrepreneurs. USD100 000 Prize

Are you an African entrepreneur, academic or inventor with an innovation that could potentially provide an African solution to some of the continent’s every day challenges? If your answer is “yes”, then you should apply for the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA).

Application Deadline: 10th January 2018 at 23:59 GMT.

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: African countries

To be taken at (country): Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) winners will be announced and awarded at a special ceremony. Venue and exact date will be announced by mid-April 2018 and will be posted on IPA website and other social media channels.

Eligible Fields: The Prize focuses on the following Innovation areas:

  • Agriculture/Agribusiness
  • Environment,Energy and Water
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Information, Communication and Technologies (ICTS)
  • Manufacturing and Service Industry

Innovations that fit into a thematic area not identified above are also welcome. However, the IPA Secretariat must be notified about this submission, with full details.

About the Award: IPA is an initiative of the African Innovation Foundation (AIF). The Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) honours and encourages innovative achievements that contribute toward developing new products, increasing efficiency or saving cost in Africa. The prize also promotes among young African men and women the pursuit of science, technology and engineering careers as well as business opportunities with potential of contributing to sustainable development in Africa.

The theme for Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2017 is “African innovation: Investing in prosperity”. This theme stems from the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) No. 9 which calls on countries to build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation. AIF believes that funding streams, investment and resources are critical to obtain a clear value chain for innovation in Africa, contributing to sustainable development.

Previous Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) editions have held in Botswana (2016), Morocco (2015), Nigeria (2014), South Africa (2013) and Ethiopia (2012). Last year’s winners were selected from nearly 1,000 entries across 46 countries.

IPA is looking for applications in social and economic innovation including manufacturing and service industry, health and well-being, agriculture and agri-business, environment, energy and water, and ICT showcasing ground-breaking innovations. Other ventures are also welcome to apply, though.

Offered Since: 2011

Type: Entrepreneurship

Eligibility:  Below are specific guidelines on who can apply and how to apply:

  • Eligible innovations MUST be by Africans for Africa. Africans in the Diaspora can also apply if their innovations are of significance for Africa. People who do not hold citizenship of an African country are not eligible to apply. An exception will be made for Africans who hold the citizenship of a non-African country;
  • A fully completed application form with a full description of the innovation must accompany each submission; if not, the entry will be disqualified;
  • The innovation description should clearly illustrate the social and/or economic outcome and impact with regard to African development and the priority area chosen; it should also be in line with the IPA assessment and selection criteria.
  • Application forms and description of the innovation should be in English, French or Portuguese. While the innovations can be conducted in any language including local languages, the submissions should be translated and submitted in English, French or Portuguese;
  • Applicants are required to attach a letter of support/endorsement from an institution or an authority with knowledge of their innovation. This will serve as a testimony of how important the innovation is in addressing development challenges faced by Africans.
  • Each mandatory question on the application form MUST be answered; if not, the application will be deemed incomplete and disqualified.
  • There is no application fee and age limit, but the applicant must be in a position to defend their submission at any stage of the process.

Selection Criteria: In the overall assessment of winning applications, the winners are established with reference to:

  • The uniqueness of their innovations and superiority to similar or alternative solutions;
  • The size and nature of positive social impact that can be attributed to application of their innovation;
  • The potential of the innovation to become a commercial success or sustainable (for social innovations)

The following are the five criteria to be considered:

  1. Originality: The uniqueness of the product and its superiority in comparison with similar or alternative products in the market
  2. Marketability: The extent to which the innovation sufficiently addresses the problem it seeks to solve at a cost or model that is accessible to the target market
  3. Scalability: The extent to which the solution can be easily applied to other similar markets beyond the applicant’s immediate or local environment
  4. Social impact: The ability of the innovation to create or effect positive or desirable change within the target community and beyond
  5. Scientific/technical aspects: For tangible technical/scientific products; the extent to which the technical/scientific specifications of the innovation are grounded on established science and sufficiently address anticipated product risks.

Number of Awardees: 3

Value of AwardThe IPA 2018 will consist of three Awards and support to all nominees which will be given following the criteria outlined above:

  • First Prize (US$100 000): The overall winner whose innovation demonstrates the best innovation with clear business potential
  • Second Prize (US$25 000): The innovator who best demonstrates a commercially-driven business innovation. Beyond the aforementioned five criteria, this Award will be carefully assessed on its marketability and commercial potential.
  • Special Prize for Social Impact (US$25 000): The innovation that demonstrates the greatest social impact.
  • 7 nominees each receive a voucher worth $5000

How to Apply: 

  • All applications must ONLY be submitted through our online portal for the competition at:
  • Applications can be submitted in English, French or Portuguese.
  • You can select your preferred language when you land at the link above.

A duly completed form with a full description of the innovation must accompany each submission; otherwise the entry will be disqualified. Each mandatory question must be answered fully and making a reference to the attachments does not replace answering the question and would lead to disqualification.

Before starting your application, please read the Terms and Conditions very carefully. You can access them here.

Visit Award Webpage for details

Award Provider:  African Innovation Foundation (AIF)

Procter & Gamble Brand Management Internship For Kenyans 2017

Young Kenyans are invited to apply for the Procter & Gamble Brand Management Internship For Kenyans 2017, worthy of note is the eligibility criteria

A P&G internship offers the opportunity to experience all that we have to offer – our work, our people, our values, and our culture. We believe there is no better way to learn about these things than to participate in them first hand. And that’s just what you’ll do as a P&G Intern!
 Type: Job
Level: Internship
Country: Nairobi, Kenya
 Main Mission:


Lead superior in-store planning & execution across all brands / categories at best-in-class Return on Investment within P&G and externally.

Scope of impact:

All categories & brands in East Africa Selling and Marketing Organization (Excluding Ethiopia)


1. Landscape Analysis

  • Complete external landscape analysis (Kenya only) to establish current best in class execution on Point Of Sale Material, Merchandising, In store trial and promotions across all channels.
  • Execute internal landscape analysis of the India, Middle East and Africa regions to collect relevant Best In Class Instore Executions for possible reapplication (both Point Of Sale Material and instore consultants)
  • Recommend relevant interventions to P&G instore execution based on internal and external landscape analysis above

2. Point of Sale Material management

  • Update current “First Moment of Truth” matrix in line with Financial Year 17/18 shopper based design guidance
  • Analyze current Financial Year 17/18 FMOT plan vs updated guidance and recommend any changes required.
  • Complete Point of Sale Material per unit cost analysis (Total EA) over the past 5 years and project FY 17/18 spends vs budget and vs Year Ago, outlining areas of possible optimization.
  • Appraise current in house design process and recommend any opportunities to drive efficiencies.
  • Implement a Point of Sale Material order tracker for the purposes of reporting on time delivery while outlining key areas of delays.
  • Institute a Point of Sale Material destruction / wastage tracker to report on the same while recommending areas to drive efficiencies.
  • Improve Point of Sale Material warehouse tracking system to give visibility of POSM inventory levels and implement reorder levels at branch level.

3. In-store Trial

  • Look to regional Best In Class markets to reapply and fully document the current best approach for agency selection, staff training and material creation for instore consultants.
  • Complete Pre and Post analysis by store for the top instore executions by brand (Kenya only) to establish the Return on Investment of those activities and document learnings.

4. Capability

  • Contribute to growing and nurturing Best In Class brand-building instore agency and perform quarterly agency evaluation and lead capability action plan.
  • Track progress and issue learning summary
Duration: 6 Months
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  • Recently completed a degree.
  • Strong Marketing skills
  • Strong Leadership skills and excellent in communication.
  • Good command of the English & local language
  • No working experience needed
  • Be willing to face a new challenge every day.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Procter & Gamble (P&G) Brand Management Internship 2017

Fully Funded Open Society Internship for Students In Hungary 2018

Students in Hungary are welcome to apply for the Fully Funded Open Society Internship for Students In Hungary 2018, only eligible students will be considered for this internship

The Open Society Internship for Rights and Governance is a project of the Open Society Foundations that launched in the summer of 2013 in partnership with the School of Public Policy at Central European University. It is designed to inspire a new cohort of practitioners committed to working both in the public interest and at the forefront of global policy.

Type: Internship

To Be Taken At (University): Centreal European University, Budapest

Eligible Universities: Applications will only be accepted from the following universities:

  • An-Najah National University, Faculty of Economics & Social Sciences
  • An-Najah National University, Faculty of Law
  • American University of Beirut, Faculty of Arts & Sciences
  • Birzeit University Muwatin Institute for Democracy and Human Rights
  • Harvard Kennedy School of Government
  • Makerere University School of Law
  • School of Public Policy at Central European University
  • Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs
  • The International University of Rabat, School of Political Science (Science Po Rabat)
  • The University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy
  • The University of Hong Kong, Journalism and Media Studies Centre
  • The University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law
  • University of the Andes, Alberto Lleras Camargo School of Government
  • University of the Andes, Masters in International Law
  • University of Pretoria Centre for Human Rights
  • University of Toronto Munk School of Global Affairs

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  • Only candidates of the above schools will be accepted.
  • If you are not a master’s candidate in one of the programs listed above, we cannot accept your application at this time.


How to Apply: Applications for 2018 participation will be released to eligible universities in fall 2017.

Application Deadline: Ongoing


READ MORE: Fully-funded Masters Scholarships At Swire/Oxford & Cambridge Society of Kenya 2018/2019

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: Open Society Foundations and the School of Public Policy at Central European University.

Digital Africa Startup Challenge 2018 for African Startups

Has your startup got an innovative solution that could help Africa’s development? Submit an application to accelerate your growth! Boost your startup with the Digital Africa Startup Challenge and let the world know about your digital solution to help support sustainable development in Africa.

Application Deadline: 22nd October, 2017

  1. Eligible Countries: Countries African and French

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Google Nigeria Business Internship for Students 2018

The idea for Gmail began with 1 Googler. Today it has more than 425 million users and counting. At Google Business Internship, one Googler can make a huge impact, our interns–they are key players in our daily innovation. Apply today.

Application Deadline: 12th November 2017

Eligible Countries: 

To be Taken at: By applying to this position your application is automatically submitted to the following locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands; Copenhagen, Denmark; Bratislava, Slovakia; Prague, Czech Republic; Athens, Greece; Warsaw, Poland; Johannesburg, South Africa; Kiev, Ukraine, 02000; Oslo, Norway; Brussels, Belgium; Helsinki, Finland; Vienna, Austria; Stockholm, Sweden; Dubai – United Arab Emirates; Munich, Germany; Bucharest, Romania; Milan, Italy; Hamburg, Germany; Zagreb, Croatia; Paris, France; Zürich, Switzerland; Moscow, Russia; Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel; Lagos, Nigeria; Lisbon, Portugal; Madrid, Spain; Budapest, Hungary; Istanbul, İstanbul, Turkey

Eligible Fields: Google Business Internship is typically offered in the following business areas:

  • GMS Sales and Operations
  • Large Customer Sales
  • Google Cloud
  • Marketing

About the Award: Interns at Google bring questions and build answers. We offer a range of internships across EMEA and durations and start dates vary according to a project and location. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and our recruitment team will determine where you fit best based on your resume.

Type: Internship


Minimum qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program and maintaining student status throughout the internship. Priority is given to students graduating end of 2018 or in 2019 so please include your graduation date on your resume.
  • Returning to education on a full-time basis upon completing the internship.
  • Ability to commit to a minimum of 10 weeks and up to 6 months at Google.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Previous internship experience in Sales, Advertising, Consulting, Analysis, Customer Service, Marketing or related fields.

Number of Awardees: Not specified

Value of Internship: 

  • As an intern, you’ll have the opportunity to work on projects core to Google’s business, whether it be Sales, Google for Work, Finance, People Operations (HR), Legal, Trust and Safety, or Marketing. Our intern recruitment team will determine where you fit best based on your CV and the preferences you indicate on the application form.
  • Our internships expose you to the technology industry, as well as provide opportunities for personal and professional development. From being challenged, to collaborating with a team, join our team to make an impact.

Duration of Internship: duration and start date of internship vary depending on the position.

How to Apply: Apply here

Visit Internship Webpage for details

Award Provider: Google

African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) Fellowships for Women in Francophone Africa 2018

AWARD is a two-year fellowship to strengthen the research and leadership skills of African women in agricultural sciences. The program is intended for women in the agricultural disciplines and related life sciences broadly defined. 

Application Deadline: 7th October 2017

Eligible Countries: Women agricultural scientists who are citizens of the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, and Togo.

About the Award: African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) is working toward inclusive, agriculture-driven prosperity for the African continent by strengthening the production and dissemination of more gender-responsive agricultural research and innovation. We invest in African scientists, research institutions, and agribusinesses so that they can deliver agricultural innovations that better respond to the needs and priorities of a diversity of women and men across Africa’s agricultural value chains.

The AWARD Fellowship is a career-development program that since 2008 has, through tailored fellowships, equipped top women agricultural scientists across sub-Saharan Africa to accelerate agricultural gains by strengthening their science and leadership skills. The fellowship is a catalyst for innovations with high potential to contribute to the prosperity and wellbeing of African smallholder farmers

Type: Fellowship


  • Education: Completed bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree.
  • Discipline: All domains in agriculture and food are eligible.
  • Priority will be given to scientists working on research to benefit the sorghum and millet value chains, seed systems, and agroecological transitions.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: AWARD Fellows benefit from a two-year fellowship focused on fostering mentoring partnerships, building science skills, and developing leadership capacity. Following a highly competitive process, the fellowships are awarded on the basis of intellectual merit and leadership capacity.

Duration of Program: 2 years

How to Apply: Find the application form here and for answers to frequently asked questions, please visit: FAQ page

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD)

Important Notes: 

  • Winners will be notified in November 2017.
  • Successful candidates must be available to attend a five-day AWARD Mentoring Orientation Workshop to be held on February 18-23, 2018, in Kenya.

Brunel University International African Poetry Prize for African Poets 2018

The Brunel University African Poetry Prize works in partnership with the African Poetry Book Fund to provide a platform for unpublished poets in Africa.

Application Deadline: 1st December, 2017

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: African countries

To be taken at: Online

About the Award: The Brunel University International African Poetry Prize is a major annual poetry prize of £3000 aimed at the development, celebration and promotion of poetry from Africa. Now in its fourth year, this year the Prize is sponsored by Brunel University and Commonwealth Writers.

British-Nigerian writer, Bernardine Evaristo, who is Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University London, initiated the award in 2012.

Type: Contest


  1. The prize is open to African poets, defined as those who were born in Africa, or who are nationals of an African country, or whose parents are African.
  2. The prize is open to African poets who have not yet had a full-length poetry book published. Self-published poetry books, chapbooks and pamphlets are exempt from this stipulation.
  3. Only poems written in English are accepted. Poems translated into English are also accepted with a percentage of the prize going to the translator.
  4. The prize opens for submissions from October 1st 2016 to December 1st 2016. Each entrant must submit 10 poems to be eligible, no more and no less.There is no stipulation as to the content of submitted poems but no poem should exceed 40 lines in length.
  5. The poems may have been previously published or won previous awards.
  6. Under no circumstances can alterations be made to poems once entered.
  7. Under no circumstances will the organisers or judges enter into discussions with entrants who have submitted for the prize.
  8. The prize organisers reserve the right to not award the prize if, in the judges’ opinion, such an action is justified. 
The organisers also reserve the right to split the prize if they decide that more than one poet is worthy of it.
  9. The judges’ decision is final and they will not enter into any correspondence with entrants regarding their decisions.

Number of Awardees: 10

How to Apply: All entries must be submitted via email only to*.
An acknowledgement will be sent. (Please note that email enquiries about the rules will not be answered.)

It is important to read the Rules and requirements before applying

Visit Contest Webpage for details

Award Provider: Brunel University and Commonwealth Writers.