There are various fully-funded scholarships for international students and African students in America who want to study at USA universities. We have a range of scholarships for different levels of scholarship, from Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. degrees.
Many organizations, like the African Scholarship Fund, US Embassy, etc., are more than willing to find needy students some scholarships for studying abroad. A number of American universities and colleges offer undergraduate, Masters, or Ph.D. scholarships in USA for African students and students from other developing countries. Some of these Full scholarship boxes are explicitly offered for international students from Africa.
African students and students from other developing countries can find Full scholarships for undergraduate, Masters, or Ph.D. scholarships at American universities and colleges. Some of these scholarships are offered specifically to international students from Africa.
List of Fully Funded Scholarships in USA for International Students
Below are links to fully funded scholarships for international students in USA:
MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program
The vision of the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is to educate and develop economically marginalized young people in Africa and developing countries who have a demonstrated “give-back” ethos and who will contribute to the transformation of the continent.
The Scholarship Program is anticipated to benefit 15,000 young people within 8 to 10 years. The following US universities are partnering with MasterCard Foundation to offer scholarships for students from Africa and developing countries. Learn more about MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program.
MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Stanford University
The MasterCard Foundation education initiative at Stanford University USA will provide comprehensive support to 20 talented but economically disadvantaged African students over the next eight years to gain scholarships in the USA. The Scholars Program will support five (5) undergraduates from Sub-Saharan Africa each year.
Level of Study: Undergraduate degree
MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Arizona State University (ASU)
Arizona State University welcomed 10 undergraduate students from seven African nations in 2012, as the first class of MasterCard Foundation Scholars to begin studies at ASU.
Level of Study: Undergraduate degree
MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Michigan State University (MSU)
The MasterCard Foundation has partnered with Michigan State University to provide full-tuition scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students from Sub-Saharan Africa. The university will receive $45 million in funding from the foundation to support 185 scholars throughout the nine-year program, which includes 100 four-year undergraduates and 85 master’s degree students.
Level of Study: Undergraduate and Master’s degree
Government Scholarships in USA
Foreign Fulbright Student Program
The Fulbright Scholarship Program is a scholarship for international students who want to pursue a Master’s or Ph.D. degree. The scholarships can also be awarded for non-degree postgraduate studies. The grant covers tuition fees, textbooks, airfare, a living stipend, and health insurance.
Level of Study: Master’s and Ph.D. degree in fields including interdisciplinary ones except for medical degree program or clinical medical research.
Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program Japan
The World Bank and the Government of Japan, through the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program, offer scholarships for Masters Degree to postgraduate students from developing countries.
Level of Study: Master’s degree
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships for International Students -USA
The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a non-degree program for experienced professionals interested in strengthening their leadership skills through a mutual exchange of knowledge and understanding about issues of common concern in the U.S. and the Fellows’ home countries.
Level of Study: Fellowship for professionals
Organization Scholarships and Fellowships in USA
Zawadi Africa Education Fund Undergraduate Scholarship for Women- in Partnership with Google
The Zawadi Africa Education Fund is a program designed to provide undergraduate scholarships to academically gifted girls/ women from disadvantaged backgrounds from Africa to pursue higher education in the USA, Uganda, Ghana, South Africa, and Kenya.
Level of Study: Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and/or ICT
MMMF Scholarship for Women from Developing Countries in US & Canada
The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF) provides grants to women from developing countries to help further their education and strengthen their leadership skills to improve the lives of women and children in developing countries. The MMMF awards grants are approximately $12,000 each.
Eligible applicants are women from developing countries currently enrolled at accredited universities in the US or Canada.
Level of Study: Master’s degree
AAUW International Fellowship for Women
American Association of University Women – AAUW International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree by September 30, (the previous year) and must have applied to their proposed institutions of study by the time of the application.
The scholarship is worth $18,000 for Masters, 20,000 for PhD and $30,000 for Postdoctoral students.
Level of study: Masters, Ph.D., and Postdoctoral degree
Harambe Fletcher Scholarships for African Students USA
The Harambe Fletcher Scholarship is a full-tuition award for young African entrepreneurial leaders wishing to pursue a master’s program at The Fletcher School at Tufts University, starting in September.
Eligible Field of Study
Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD)
A two-year, highly flexible, interdisciplinary, professional degree in international affairs
Master of International Business (MIB)
A two-year hybrid international business/international affairs degree program
7UP Harvard Business School Scholarship for Nigerian Students
The Seven UP Harvard Business School Scholarship was created by Seven-Up Bottling Company Plc of Nigeria to commemorate its 50th anniversary and aligns with the Company’s overall vision of creating a greener future for promising Nigerians. Application opens for students admitted to the Harvard Business School MBA Class of the following year.
Level of study: MBA
International Student Mandela Fellowship Program at Michigan State University for South African Students
MSU desires to encourage the strengthening of colleges and universities in South Africa by providing tuition assistance during the first year of graduate study, many of whom will assume professional and government positions upon their return. The intention is to allow departments to offer scholarships in the USA, provisionally bringing students on campus and allowing time for other sources of financial support to be secured for the remainder of the program of study.
Level of study: Graduate degree.
Global Scholars Program at Clark University Scholarships
Clark University offers the Global Scholars Program which is open to High school students who are NOT permanent residents or citizens of the United States, as well as U.S. citizens/permanent residents who reside overseas and will complete their entire secondary school education outside the U.S. A scholarship of no less than $15,000 (($60,000 for four years contingent upon meeting academic standards for renewal) and a guaranteed $2,500 taxable stipend for a paid internship or research assistantship taken for academic credit during the summer following the sophomore or junior year is included with the award.
Level of study: Undergraduate