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Become an Africademics Scholarship Ambassador!

Applications are open!

Are you a student, recent graduate, researcher or lecturer at an African university? Are you a beneficiary or alumnus of a scholarship or fellowship programme? Are you passionate about creating and sharing educational opportunities and scholarships?

Then join the movement and become an Africademics Scholarship Ambassador!

About the programme

Our 6-month online training programme will provide you with the necessary tools and knowledge to find, assess and apply for scholarships and to support other students in doing so. The course will cover different types of scholarships, eligibility criteria, the application process, studying abroad, and important tips and guidelines for the application process.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to develop your personal and professional skills in areas such as communication, mentoring, writing and leadership. Last but not least, you will join a vibrant community of like-minded young leaders from Africa and beyond, and will gain access to the global Africademics network.

How will the programme work?

  • Submit your application via the application link provided below.
  • Applications will be open until 25 January 2021.
  • Successful applicants will be informed by 03 February 2021.
  • The virtual kick-off meeting will take place in mid-February.
  • Over the next 6 months, you will receive comprehensive scholarship training.
  • We will offer additional workshops/ training to develop your personal and professional skills.
  • Once you have graduated, you will join our team of Scholarship Ambassadors.
  • As such, you will represent Africademics at your university or in your region and offer personal support to students and prospective scholarship applicants.
  • You will also be invited to join our global Alumni Network, to become a mentor for future Ambassadors, or to join our team as a coordinator or local representative.

What’s in it for me?

Our 6-month online training programme will provide you with the necessary tools and knowledge to find, assess and apply for scholarships and to support other students in doing so. The course will cover different types of scholarships, eligibility criteria, the application process, studying abroad, and important tips and guidelines for the application process. In addition, you will have the opportunity to develop your personal and professional skills in areas such as communication, mentoring, writing and leadership. Last but not least, you will join a vibrant community of like-minded young leaders from Africa and beyond, and will gain access to the global Africademics network.

In addition, every Ambassador who has successfully completed the 6-month Ambassador Training Programme will receive a certificate at the end of the programme cycle. This will be conditional on active participation in the monthly virtual lectures, submitting assignments, participating in discussions, and submitting feedback in a timely and reliable manner.

However, it is important to note that Scholarship Ambassadors do not receive financial compensation or a scholarship for their participation in the programme. Africademics is a volunteer movement and does not receive external funding at this point. Our organization is run by volunteers who are passionate about our cause and want to make a difference in the lives of other students, researchers and young professionals. We are therefore not in a position to offer any kind of financial compensation or scholarships to our volunteers.

Application requirements

You should be a student, recent graduate, early-career researcher or staff member at an academic institution in an African country. Young leaders who are currently in receipt of a scholarship, or who have participated in a scholarship or fellowship programme, are particularly encouraged to apply.

The programme will be conducted in English, so applicants must have a good command of the English language.

As the lectures, workshops and discussions will take place online, it is vital that you have regular and stable internet access and that you are able to watch the tutorial videos, send and receive Emails, and participate in occasional Zoom meetings.

How to apply

Please submit your application via our online application form: Click here to apply!

Applications will close on 25 January 2021 at 23:59 South African Standard Time (GMT+2). Successful applicants will be contacted by 3 February 2021. We look forward to receiving your applications!