We select African women undergraduate and graduate students for scholarships at Spanish universities.

What does Learn Africa scholarships program consist of?

This program, promoted by the Women for Africa Foundation, aims to promote the transfer of knowledge, exchange and training of African women undergraduate and graduate students through scholarships in Spanish universities that collaborate in this initiative. Thanks to these scholarships, the selected students can complement their university education in our country, and then invest what has been learned to benefit their communities, thus contributing to the progress of African societies.

The scholarships are funded by the universities participating in the program - all of them, members of the Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities (CRUE) - and cover round trips, tuition and fees, accommodation, maintenance and medical insurance

Scholarships duration

The scholarships included in this call have a variable duration depending on the modality agreed with each of the host universities and the training program offered, comprising periods ranging from six months, in the case of some research staying to four years for those aiming to Master and Doctorate.

All the scholarships of this call will take place during the academic year 2017-2018.

Who can apply for a scholarship? (General requirements)

In general, any person who meets the following requirements:

  • Be a woman and have the nationality of an African country.
  • Be enrolled in an African university or have a university degree issued in an African country. For Postgraduate Scholarships, the Degree title is required. The required degree can vary depending on the requested scholarship (See details of each scholarship).
  • Meet the specific requirements of each type of scholarship.

Only one application per person

When can a scholarship be applied for?

Scholarships can be requested from April 4 to May 15 (2017), both dates inclusive. Only requests made online will be accepted.

Selection process and results

The selection process will be coordinated by the Women for Africa Foundation and will take place between May 15 and June 9, according to the following criteria: academic record, curriculum (previous training, languages, stays in other countries, mobility, Professional experience), motivation letter and, for doctoral fellowships, a research project.

The final selection will be agreed with each of the participating universities, the results of the selection process will be available in June on the Foundation's website and will be personally communicated to each of the selected applicants.

Scholarship acceptance

Once the award of the scholarships has been published, the applicants will have 15 days to accept. Failure to express acceptance within the established period implies resigning the scholarship and its reassignment to another applicant according to the order established on a reserve list.

What are the selected women committed to:

Once the scholarship has been completed, they ae committed to returning to their place of residence and to  providing a report on their personal and academic experience – on the basis provided by the Women for Africa Foundation – so that an evaluation of the outcomes can be carried out and, if necessary, make changes in the scholarship program as appropriate. Likewise, The Foundation and the Spanish universities of destination may make full or partial use, on their website or in some of their publications, regarding the content of the report prepared by the scholarship holders after their stay in Spain. In this case, the Women for Africa Foundation may mention the author (s) of said content.

Contact:

For further information, please contact the Foundation at:

learnafrica@mujeresporafrica.es

On The Women for Africa Foundation

The Women for Africa Foundation is a private entity founded in 2012 by  former vice president of the Government of Spain, María Teresa Fernández de la Vega, with the aim of contributing to the development of Africa through its women. Since then, the Foundation has launched a dozen projects in the areas of education, economic development, health, knowledge and women empowerment

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