Here are some opportunities for Africans, as brought to you by Ayiba, in conjunction with Opportunity Desk.

2016 Emerging Institutions Fellowship Program

Deadline: May 30, 2016

LDI Africa is recruiting for paid positions in Africa. Fellows will have the unique opportunity to work with Africa’s best investment funds and position emerging businesses towards the path of sustainable growth.

These fellowship openings includes:

  1. Esoko (Location: Nairobi, Kenya)
  2. BURN Manufacturing Co. (Location: Nairobi, Kenya)
  3. Emerging Cooking Solutions (Location: Lusaka, Zambia)
  4. Accion Microfinance Bank Limited (Location: Lagos, Nigeria)

Wellcome Trust Master’s Fellowships in Public Health & Tropical Medicine 2016/17 (Fully-funded)

Deadline: August 30,2016

Wellcome trust is now accepting applications for the Master’s Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine. This fellowship is aimed at building sustainable capacity in areas of research that have the potential for increasing health benefits for people and their livestock in low- and middle-income countries. Research should be aimed at understanding and improving public health and tropical medicine of local, national and global relevance.

Eligibility: be a national or legal resident of a low- and middle-income country, and hold a first degree in subject relevant to tropical medicine or public health (clinical or non-clinical)

UNESCO- China Great Wall Co-sponsored Fellowship Programme for Citizens of Developing Countries

Deadline: May 20, 2016

UNESCO and the Government of the People’s Republic of China invites applications for Great Wall Scholarship Program available for general scholars and senior scholars to undertake one-year English-taught programs.

The UNESCO-China Great Wall Scholarship is  a full scholarship established by MOE for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to sponsor students and scholars in developing countries to study and conduct research in China.


  1. UNESCO-China Great Wall Scholarship is targeted for Citizens of developing countries
  2. be under the age of 45 and have completed at least two years of undergraduate study when applying for general scholar programs;
  3. be a master’s degree holder or an associate professor (or above) under the age of 50 when applying for senior scholar programs.

Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship 2016 (Funded)

Applications for the 2016 Stanford Africa MBA Fellowships are now open.The Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship Program pays for tuition and associated fees (approximately US $150,000) for citizens of African countries with financial need who wish to obtain an MBA at Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB). Stanford will award up to eight Stanford Africa MBA Fellowships annually.

Stanford GSB evaluates three criteria when considering candidates for both the Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship and the MBA Program: intellectual vitality, demonstrated leadership potential, and personal qualities and contributions that will add to the class.

This fellowship covers full tuition + associated fees for 8 students.

  • Finalists may request up to one voucher to cover the cost of either the GMAT or GRE test.
  • The MBA application fee will be waived for finalists.

Funded Fellowship to Cover HIV Conference (HIVR4P 2016)- Chicago, USA

Deadline: June 10, 2016

HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P 2016) will provide fellowships to attend and cover the conference to approximately 25 journalists from around the world. The journalist fellowship program is designed to help build journalist capacity to report on biomedical HIV prevention, and to generate high-profile media coverage of advances and challenges in prevention research, especially in communities that are heavily impacted by the epidemic.

Journalists will participate in a two-day, onsite workshop with leaders in various fields of biomedical prevention research, designed to help them better understand and report on research developments from the conference.

Eligibility: This fellowship opportunity is open to journalists world wide.

Andela Fellowship 2016 – A Paid Technical Leadership Program

Deadline: May 21 and June 24, 2016

Applications are now open for the 2016 Andela Fellowship, a four-year, paid technical leadership program designed to shape you into an elite software developer. Are you dreaming of using technology to change the world? The Andela Fellowship is for you. Through your training and work with top global technology companies, you’ll master the professional and technical skills needed to become a technology leader, both on the continent and around the world.

Andela’s four-year Technical Leadership Program is a blend of personalized instruction, supported self-study and hands-on experience building real products. Instead of paying tuition, as you would for a traditional academic program, you’ll earn a competitive salary and benefits throughout your four years with Andela.

Eligibility: Open to Nigerians and Kenyans

International Leadership Programme 2016 (Fully-Funded)

Deadline: May 19,2016

Applications for the International Leadership Programme 2016 are now open! The International Leadership Programme (ILP) is an innovative leadership development opportunity which aims to develop leadership skills, inspire thinking about global issues and equip young people to become involved in their local communities.

The 12-month programme starts with the International Summit which brings together 80 international young leaders aged 25-35 to participate in a two-week residential training conference, featuring world renowned leadership trainers and speakers. The Summit includes leadership skills workshops, inspirational sessions on global issues such as poverty and sustainability, and visits to projects in the local area which demonstrate leadership in action.


  1. Be a national of the following countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Malaysia, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia (resident in Kenya), Syria (resident in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Turkey & Lebanon),Turkey, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom.Please note that ID and proof of address will be asked for during the interview process.
  2. Be 25–35 years old in November 2016
  3. Be able to attend the two week Summit in November 2016

Full Scholarship for BAU Executive Education Programs

Deadline: May 20, 2016

BAU Executive Education is offering scholarship for its BAU Executive certificate programs. These programs are specifically designed for those who wish to build their professional portfolios but are constrained by time, location and the demands of their on going jobs.

BAU is revolutionizing Education in Africa by implementing a unique online learning model designed for Africa. Students are required to learn from each other, interact and work together thereby reproducing the learning experience received on campus. The model includes classes, assignments, discussions, quizzes and a final examination.

Ten (10) exceptional young people will be awarded a scholarship in either Leadership and Management or Project Management Program.

Eligibility: This is open to Nigerians only

Georgetown University MSFS Scholarship for Africans

Deadline: January 15, 2017

The Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) at Georgetown University is offering a full-tuition scholarship for a talented graduate student from sub-Saharan Africa.

MSFS is a two-year, full-time graduate degree program in international affairs. Students will take courses in international relations, international trade, international finance, statistics and analytical tools, and history. In addition, students choose an area of concentration such as Global Politics and Security, International Development, or Global Business and Finance.

Eligibility: Open to Africans, however special consideration will be given to applicants from:

Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya,Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa.

Full Scholarships to Attend SOCAP16 For Social Entrepreneurs- San Francisco, USA

Deadline: June 20, 2016

Are you an innovator who is using business as a force for positive change in the world? SOCAP(Social Capital Markets)  is offering scholarships to entrepreneurs who are creating innovative solutions with sustainable business models.

Entrepreneurs are the heart of SOCAP. Dating from its first event in 2008, SOCAP has awarded full scholarships to hundreds of entrepreneurs who are working on the front lines of impact. In 2015, over 150 of the world’s most innovative social entrepreneurs, who came to the Fort Mason Center were from over 35 countries across the globe.

Eligibility: This is open to social entrepreneurs worldwide.

Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) Innovation Fund 2016

Deadline: June 27, 2016

Applications are now been accepted for the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) Innovation Funds. CGI U Innovation Fund will source, support, and feature the most effective, high-impact student innovators and entrepreneurs from around the world.Working within the CGI U Commitment to Action model, Innovation Fund grants will provide students with critical seed funding to help launch and scale their early-stage projects.

Eligibility:All applicants must be above the age of 18 and actively enrolled in an institution of higher education to be considered for funding.