2022 Ban Ki-moon Global Citizen Scholarship Program For Young Africans

This program empowers exceptional young people with the tools they need for successful participation in international conferences and tailor-made, short-term academic training. It also provides mentoring and support as they develop their own “SDG Micro-Projects.”

Through the scholarship, participants can attend renowned international fora, network with high-level change-makers, access specialized training and seminars, and interact with expert mentors and workshops provided by the Centre.


Scholarship Summary

  • Host: Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens
  • Study Abroad: Study in Europe 
  • Category:  Postgraduate Scholarships | Internships | Training | Fellowships
  • Eligible Countries: All African Countries 
  • Reward: Full Sponsorship 
  • Deadline: This Scholarship Is Active

Details of the scholarship

By 2021, the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens will award 6 full scholarships that cover program costs and, if COVID-19 regulations allow, travel, accommodation, and a daily stipend if an in-person gathering is to be organized.

Criteria for Scholarships

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements to apply for the scholarship:

  • The program is open to all African youth regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
  • People between the ages of 20-35 
  • A master’s degree must be completed, a Ph.D. must be in progress, or the applicant must be within two years of graduation from a master’s program.
  • A strong dedication to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and global citizenship is required.
  • For applicants to be considered, they are required to prove that they otherwise would not have such an opportunity.
  • Applicants must demonstrate they have at least a B2 level in English (European Standards).
  • Scholars and selected projects will be featured in future events.
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  • Participation in international forums

Several scholars are provided with support to attend high-profile, international fora, such as the European Forum Alpbach and the Africa-France Sustainable Cities Summit. Scholars who meet certain criteria may attend high-level meetings with politicians and other stakeholders in which they can share unique insights. It assists scholars in building their professional networks.

  • Short-term Academic Trainings on a customized basis

Academic training is tailored to the scholars’ specific needs in a specialized environment. Scholars can benefit from peer-to-peer exchange and gain useful knowledge during this training.

  • An SDG Micro-Project was developed.

Scholars who apply submit a proposal for an “SDG Micro-Project” to be carried out with the support of the Ban Ki-moon Centre. These projects address one or more of the SDGs and seek to contribute to meeting challenges in these scholars’ communities and/or regions. Scholars — During the implementation period, they will present their projects to an expert panel and submit a project report.

  • Mentorships and workshops

Scholars are paired with a mentor who can guide them through the development of their SDG Micro-Project. Moreover, the Ban Ki-moon Centre provides workshops and motivational speakers during regular virtual meetings with the scholars.

The method of application

Documents: Send to scholars@bankimooncentre.org

  • CV
  • Scan of passport or other formal ID
  • Proof of academic titles and/or enrollment confirmation
  • Letter of motivation (max 500 words)
  • Why do you want to receive this scholarship?
  • Why do you want to attend the “Africa Cities in 2030” summer school with the University of Bordeaux?
  • What makes YOU a global citizen?
  • Why would you otherwise not have access to this opportunity?
  • SDG Micro-Project pitch (max 500 words)
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Tell us about the SDG project you would like to implement in your community. It is not necessary to include a formal proposal but should include a short description of a challenge you wish to address and a manageable project idea that could be implemented with limited financial resources. Please list any potential partners (NGOs, schools, companies, city councils, etc.) you are planning to work with. If you are selected for the scholarship, you will be able to revise your project idea as you progress through the program.

Visit our website HERE to see projects already implemented by our scholars, fellows, and mentoring pairs.


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