Gbowee Africa Scholarship

Gbowee Africa Scholarship is awarded to outstanding women applicants from Nigeria, Liberia and Ghana to pursue a full-time one year masters degree in any subject available at the University of Dundee in Scotland, UK. The University of Dundee was named Scottish university of the year 2016.

Scholarship Summary
|Level: Masters |Institution(s): University of Dundee, UK
|Location: UK, |Field(s): Any
|Target: Nigerians, Ghanaians, Liberians |Deadline(s): November 25 (for 2016)

Preference will be given to candidates who have shown evidence of commitment to sustained personal growth, community development, and advancement/education of women and youth in their home country. A candidate while applying should indicate how she will use the postgraduate qualification and studying abroad experience to locally or globally promote holistic transformation and encourage a peaceful, reconciled and empowered population in her home country.

The scholarship covers tuition and living expenses and has a value of up to £20,000.


To be eligible for the Gbowee Africa Scholarship, you must:

  • be a Liberian, Nigerian, Ghanaian country national citizen
  • be permanently resident in Liberia, Nigeria or Ghana at the time of application
  • be female
  • be applying to pursue a full-time one year taught masters programme at the University of Dundee.

Note that you must have already been offered a place at the University of Dundee and should have firmly accepted that offer or be intending to do so. See list of postgraduate courses offered by the university.

How to Apply for the Gbowee Africa Scholarship

You must make an application to the University of Dundee to be accepted to a masters degree course.  Once you have received an offer, download the scholarship application form at this link. To be considered, all applicants must

  • complete the form and submit all relevant documentation by the deadline
  • be able to provide proof of their African citizenship and permanent residence.
  • be able to provide a personal narrative that highlights leadership qualities, personal fortitude, and active participation in developing meaningful opportunities which lead to the social, educational, and/or spiritual advancement of the disadvantaged

For detailed information on how to apply, visit the Official Website.


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