MxA announces scholarships for African women students and researchers in collaboration with Spanish Universities


MxA announces scholarships for African women students and researchers in collaboration with Spanish Universities

Wednesday, 5th April, 2017. The Women for Africa Foundation (Mujeres por África, MxA) is launching Learn Africa, a scholarship programme for African women university students and researchers in the Spanish universities taking part in this initiative.

The call is open until mid-May and is aimed at African women students and researchers interested in following one of the study programmes being offered, which are mostly for postgraduates, by the universities collaborating in the programme, all of whom form part of the Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities (CRUE in Spanish).

There have been 24 scholarships offered so far. They are funded by the host universities and cover travel, enrolment and academic fees, accommodation, meals and medical insurance. The scholarships last depending on the type agreed with each of the participating universities and on the education programme offered. They include periods ranging from six months in the case of residential research, up to four years for others aimed at studying a master’s or doctorate.

As for the fields of study on offer, mostly master’s and doctorates, there is a great variety and they are related to the big challenges facing society around the world and specifically in Africa, such as sustainable development, renewable energies, medical research and gender equality.

The Women for Africa Foundation began to promote scholarships for African women university students in the 2013-2014 academic year thanks to the collaboration with the University of La Rioja, a pioneer in this initiative which the next academic year (2017-2018) will see almost twenty universities participating.

The Spanish universities participating in Learn Africa are: the University of Alicante (UA), the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), the University of Alcalá (UAH), the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), the University of Cantabria (UNICAN), the Camilo José Cela University (UCJC), the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), the Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M), the University of Extremadura (UNEX), the University of Granada (UGR), the University of La Laguna (ULL), the University of Málaga (UMA), the National University of Distance Learning (UNED), the University of Zaragoza (UNIZAR), the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (UPCT), the Pablo de Olavide University (UPO), the University of La Rioja (UR), the University of King Juan Carlos (URJC) and the University of Salamanca (USAL).

One of the elements identifiable in all of Women for Africa’s projects is knowledge transfer—a strategic factor for societies to progress. In Africa, knowledge transfer is especially relevant when it falls upon women, since they are the main motor for change on the continent. This is why it is important to promote and consolidate the presence of African women in the sphere of university education, which deals with knowledge at the highest level. 

More information about Learn Africa

Scholarship application form

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Today we should discuss one of most essential file in the African women's life, it's earlier married, since years this subject was witnessed several discussion occasions including forums, workshops, conferences, and even congresses, we are not revealing the African women presence in mentioned activities nor veil the progress had done, to empower the African women but should try to raise as much as possible the foundation attention and through it whole civil society organizations as well as international too, about this invalid phenomena. we are here in Ghana such younger girls, face this forcibly through parent's lacked attitude, through traditional leader's stereotype, through less effective government's procedures endorsed to fight the phenomena. unless one year ago, one of African gender's congress was held here in Accra  Ghana and discussed deeply how African women must be engaging to eradicate the earlier married, we are very enthusiastically towards any effort should effectively seeking to shortage this unwanted state of inhumanity . we in this context as African young women is feeling that we are mentioned in first place by this concern, and should be open to discuss how to end this unwelcomed phenomena. we call the foundation to double her performs and pay additional support to  this essential issue, which caused painful for thousands of our sisters not in Ghana beyond in whole Africa,  early married had  banned tens of thousands girls to  access schools beyond caused death to pregnant under  inadequate  child born condition.


former pres. of Spanish Gov. hope everything is going alright. I should express my gratitude to all the foundation members by the occasion of mayday, this might one of the occasions allowed me to address my concerns and express my point of views towards African gender current and the future as well. 

we are very enthusiastic to listed on Spanish universities scholarship 2019-2020, because the African women participants in this significant opportunity should have good space and applicable environment during their presence such students, either this should consider broader mission avail us to engage ourselves and be more self-earning our study process, I believe whole African women who should be honouring by Spanish scholarship grants must approach their time to deeper their interaction with Spanish women, and try to learn from her perspective. it's again an opportunity made us like applicants to address African women's concerns inside  civil society organization  in particular and Spanish society as a whole. 

it's very import in this way to use this occasion to eradicate lacked attitude, due to shift African women from worsen to better.

asaliwe raina baniadawe applicant for Spanish scholarshis2019-2020.


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