With the known fact that they are many determined and talented, low-income students in Africans who only require financial resources and access to information to better their educational future, The World Bank has kicks off application for 2018/2019 Scholarships Program which contributes to the World Bank Group’s mission of forging new dynamic approaches to capacity development and knowledge sharing in the developing world.
It is an important component of the Bank Group’s efforts to promote economic development and shared prosperity through investing in Africa’s education sector and human resources .
Since 1982, the Program has helped to form a pool of over 6,000 well-trained and experienced development professionals, transforming their countries and positively impacting future generations.
Currently, the World Bank Scholarships Program offers two sources of funding for undergraduates and graduate studies in sciences, art, and other development-related fields.:
- Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) WBGSP Since 1987, JJWBGSP has enabled more than 5,800 mid-career professionals from Africa and other developing countries to complete to further their education on the earlier fields. On an annual basis, World bank and the Government of Japan join hands to funds the JJ/WBGSP).
- Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program (RSMFP) Since 1982, this fellowship program has enabled both undergraduates and graduates candidates from African countries to school and work with institutions abroad.
- The University Composition Fee at the appropriate rate*
- A maintenance allowance for a single student
- One economy single airfare at both the beginning and end of the course
- Inbound visa costs & the cost of the Immigration Health Surcharge
About the scholarship
- Academic development funding – from $500 to $2,000, dependent on the length of your course, to attend conferences and courses.
- Family allowance – up to $10,120 for a first child and up to $4,320 for a second child (2016-17 rate). No funding is provided for a partner.
- Fieldwork – you may apply to keep up to your normal maintenance allowance while on fieldwork as part of your Ph.D. (the Trust does not fund other field work costs as these should be funded by the University Composition Fee).
- Hardship funding – for unforeseen difficulties
- Maternity/Paternity funding – should you require it, you may apply to intermit your studies for up to 6 months and continue to receive your maintenance allowance during this time
- Some fourth year funding for Ph.D. Scholars may be provided
Start applying below using the Scholarship application links.
- A citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom (Open to mostly Africans)
- Applying to pursue one of the following full-time residential courses of study:
- Ph.D. (three-year research-only degree)
- MSc or MLitt (two-year research-only degree)
- One year postgraduate course (e.g. MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma, MBA etc.)
Eligible Regions: Open for all (except citizens of United Kingdom)
For further information, visit the official Scholarship Website