Scholarships, Funding and Development Opportunities (No.4)


The OCIS scholarships have been established by the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies to allow graduates to pursue study of benefit to the Muslim world. The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies is a Recognized Independent Centre of the University of Oxford. It was established in 1985 to encourage the scholarly study of Islam and the Islamic world. The Centre provides a meeting point for the Western and Islamic worlds of learning. At Oxford it contributes to the multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary study of the Islamic world. Beyond Oxford, its role is strengthened by an international network of academic contacts.

This scholarship is open to students ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom and from Muslim communities, as well as to students ordinarily resident in the following countries in Asia and Africa: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Djibouti, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Indonesia, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Suriname, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan and Yemen Arab Republic countries.

Value: 100% of university and college fees, and a grant for living costs (the rate in 2012-13 was £12,900).

Scholarship Application Deadline: 4 January 2013 for Medical Sciences and Philosophy; 18 January 2013 for all other subjects

Refer to the Oxford University website for application details HERE



“The Heinrich Böll Foundation grants scholarships to approximately 1,000 undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students of all subjects and nationalities per year, who are pursuing their degree at universities, universities of applied sciences (‘Fachhochschulen’), or universities of the arts (‘Kunsthochschulen’). Scholarship recipients are expected to have excellent academic records, to be socially and politically engaged, and to have an active interest in the basic values of the foundation: ecology and sustainability, democracy and human rights, self-determination and justice.

Application Deadline: 1st March 2013

For application requirements, eligibility and process, refer to the Heinrich Boll Foundation website HERE



United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP) opened applications for the 2013 Master’s degree programme in Sustainability, Development and Peace and the PhD programme in Sustainability Science. Application will close on 30 April 2013.  Please note that applications will be assessed on a rolling basis, so that those who need an early decision should apply before 28 February 2013.

All those who need to look for financial support from potential donor organizations are strongly encouraged to abide by this deadline and apply before 28 February 2013.

The scholarships and assistantships available from UNU-ISP are very limited. Only highly qualified candidates from developing countries who can demonstrate the need for financial assistance will be considered for UNU-ISP financial support.

Students accepted into the programmes will benefit from the unique opportunity to study at a global university within the framework of the United Nations.  Both programmes are intended for recent graduates, professionals and practitioners wishing to develop an international career through employment in UN agencies, other international organizations, governments, civil society or private sectors.  Those who expect to receive a required degree before September 2013 may also apply. Interested applicants must submit all application documents through the UNU-ISP online application form.  Visit the UNU-ISP website for further details.



“The objective of the scheme is to provide an opportunity for qualifying students from the three Niger Delta States to further their education in courses that are relevant to the oil and gas industry.

In the three years of the programme, 30 students have benefitted from the opportunity to study at world-renowned institutions.

For the academic year commencing September 2013, SPDC will award up to ten scholarships for one-year post-graduate studies in partnership with three internationally recognised universities in the United Kingdom (UK) – Imperial College London, University College London and the University of Leeds.”

Deadline: February 15 2012

For more information about eligibility requirements and application process, refer to the Shell Petroleum Development Corporation website HERE



1st Prize $10,000 ~ 2nd & 3rd Prizes $5000 ~ 55 country prizes of $1000 available

The EDUCATING AFRICA Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education is a competition initiated by Teach A Man To Fish and generously sponsored by our partner organization Educating Africa. It continues to reward organizations in Africa that use innovative and entrepreneurial techniques to fill gaps in educational services across the continent. The competition is open to all organizations based in Africa working in education, from primary through to tertiary, as well as in non-formal and adult education.

Previous winners have ranged from agricultural training initiatives, to family learning and vocational training, and even targeted international volunteering agencies – we are looking for anything and everything that combats poverty in an innovative, sustainable and effective way, so no matter how large or small your organisation, get in touch!

Eligible projects:

  • They’re entrepreneurial: developing innovative, replicable & scalable approaches to tackling entrenched problems in education; empowering future generations of entrepreneurs
  • They’re sustainable: financially, socially and environmentally; looking beyond donations and subsidies as the primary means of creating positive social and environmental outcomes
  • They create impact: achieving measurable results in terms of educational achievement and economic outcomes for participants and their communities

Application deadline closes on 20th December. 

For further details on eligiblity requirements and the application process, refer to the website HERE

Many thanks to all those who sent emails, suggestions and  links to other such opportunities to include.


Other useful resources:

Scholarships for Development

Scholarship-Positions (Developing Countries)

Scholars Hub Africa


Related Posts:

Scholarships, Funding and Development Opportunities (No.1)
Scholarships, Funding and Development Opportunities (No.2)
Scholarships, Funding and Development Opportunities (No.3)

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