Scholarships To Study in UK For African Students

The Cambridge Africa PhD Scholarships 2019/2020 for Students in sub-Saharan African Countries is currently ongoing. Also, applications are invited from interested Nigerian students.

The University of Cambridge and the Cambridge Trust are generously providing funding to enable 25 (five per year for five years) outstanding applicants from sub-Saharan African countries to study for PhDs at the University of Cambridge.

About University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge is a collegiate public research university in Cambridge, England. Founded in 1209 and granted a Royal Charter by King Henry III in 1231, Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world's fourth-oldest surviving university.

Scholarship Description

  • Application Deadline: 5th December 2018
  • Eligible Countries: sub-Saharan African Countries
  • To be taken at (country): UK
  • Type: PhD
  • Number of Awards: 5
  • Value of Award: Fully-funded
  • Duration of Programme: 3 years
  • Field of Study: There are no restrictions on subject areas, for these PhDs. However, preference will be given to applicants proposing to work on projects that focus on African priorities, and those who have links to African institutions.

Scholarship Eligibility

The scheme is open for applications for those hoping to start a PhD in the autumn of 2019. Preference will be given to sub-Saharan African applicants who are linked to African universities/research institutions and working on projects that are of priority to their countries.

Application Procedure


To be considered for funding, complete the standard University Graduate Students’ Application Form and complete the ‘funding’ section. You can then be considered for all scholarships you are eligible to apply for.

Application link: https://www.cambridge-africa.cam.ac.uk/opportunities/study/


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