How and Where to Apply?

Before submitting an application:

  • Check for eligibility by reading the call guidelines on this website
  • Choose the Target Group to which you belong and establish the available scholarships in that category
  • Choose and select the academic programme for which you wish to apply for a scholarship and ensure that you understand the Tuition Language in which the programme of your choice is instructed
  • Ensure that you have an academic background required by the academic programme you have selected
  • You can neither apply to more than one academic programme nor Hosting institution
  • Several documents are mandatory, if not uploaded or attached the form cannot be submitted or your application will not be accepted
  • In circumstances where documents are corrupted, unclear or unreadble, the application will be considered invalid and will not be evaluated
  • Only applications submitted online or by email will be accepted. Exceptions may apply based on country realities.

Submission by Email

  1. Identify the academic programme for which you want to apply for the SCIFSA Project Scholarship.
  2. Download the MS Word version of the application form, Word process it using a computer. No hand written applications will be accepted
  3. Scan all the required documents including certified academic testimonials and evidence of your nationality (data page of your passport or national identity card) for electronic submission. Only documents submitted electronically will be considered.
  4. Attach all the required supporting documents (See FAQ on this website)
  5. Submit your completed application form and other requirements as attachments by email to:  , . The deadline for receiving applications is Midnight

What do I need to Apply?

 The applicant should submit all the required documents, together with the application form in digital format. Exceptions may apply based on country realities.
  • A completed SCIFSA scholarship application form
  • Evidence of Nationality (applicant's passport(data page) or a National ID (issued by a national authority)
  • Letters (2) of academic reference from the home university
  • Academic Testimonials and Certificates indicating grades obtained-in previous degrees.
  • Curriculum Vitae for PhD applicants only
  • Certificate of language proficiency; where the language of instruction in the programme applied for is different from that used in your previous studies.

Attach all the above mentioned documents to the application form; as incomplete applications, unreadable or uncertified documents will lead to automatic cancellation of the application.

What is the selection process?

     Eligibility Criteria

The following process will apply in the evaluation and selection of the applicants. The criteria for eligibility will include:

  1. Proof that the candidate is from a legible country
  2. The candidate fulfills the Target Group requirements
  3. The application deadline is respected
  4. The right application form is used
  5. All required supporting documents are provided and are legible
  6. The application is in English

Selection of Candidates

The results of the independent assessment will be compiled and aggregated. The final selection by the committee will be based on the aggregated scores and other cross-cutting criteria such as gender. Applicants currently in the diaspora will have an added advantage.

Communication of the Selection Results

After the final selection of the applicants by the committee, the SCIFSA Secretariat will communicate to all applicants (by email) regarding the outcomes of the selection process. A candidate may be selected outright, put on reserve list or rejected. The communications will also be copied to the respective home/sending and host HEIs as necessary. Only the successful candidates will be published on this website unless we receive an objection from the candidate.

What Should I expect to after getting the SCIFSA Scholarship?
Successful candidates will be entitled to the following:
  1. Tuition and other university charges (participation costs)
  2. A monthly subsistence allowance of EUR 600 and EUR 900 for Masters and
    PhD respectively
  3. Settling in allowance EUR 600 and EUR 900 for Masters and PhDs respectively paid once
  4. Health Insurance worth EUR 75 per month
  5. A return Air-Ticket
  6. Visa costs refund

Please note that the scholarship does not provide a separate budget for research.


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