Sub-Saharan Africa Excellence Scholarships

These scholarships give talented, motivated and broadly interested students from Sub-Saharan Africa the opportunity to study at the Delft University of Technology. The Global Initiative aims to support capacity building in the Global South and to advance future leadership focusing on sustainable global development. The UN Sustainable Development Goals are a guiding principle for the TU Delft.

TU Delft | Global Initiative offers four Sub-Saharan Africa Excellence Scholarships every year. From the students we expect that they are willing to act as our ambassadors during their studies and after graduation.

Number of scholarships 4
Citizenship Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South-Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Eligibility Excellent international applicants (conditionally) admitted to one of the 2-year Regular TU Delft’s MSc programmes.

With a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 80 percent or higher of the scale maximum in the bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in one of the above mentioned countries.
Application deadline

15 December 2019 (23:59 CET)

Extent of Scholarship €25.000 per year for Sub-Saharan students, which includes:
  • Full tuition fees for a TU Delft MSc programme based on the statutory fee or institutional rate, according to the registered nationality, AND contribution for the living expenses.
  • Membership to the Scholarship club giving access to personal development, workshops, seminars, etc.
  • A MSc thesis topic which relates to the Sustainable Development Goals and TU Delft | Global Initiative.
  • Be our ambassador for Sub-Saharan Africa.
Procedure Check if you're eligible for this scholarship
Complete your MSc application (check the admission requirements)

In addition to all the regular documents for a MSc programme application:

Upload the Scholarship Application Form
Upload two reference letters (in one PDF document),according to required documents

Two reference letters in either English, French, German or Dutch.
These letters must be:
  • from either a previous professor or assistant professor. If you have work experience, one of these letters may be from your employer.
  • written on the official letterhead /have the official stamp of the university or company.
  • signed by the referee and include your complete name
Is your referee hesitant to provide you with the letter? Then he/she can email a scanned PDF of the letter to contactcentre-esa@tudelft.nl. His/her e-mail must include your complete name and TU Delft student number. You will be given this number upon registering in Studielink.
If you choose this option, you must upload a statement under "reference letter" in osiaan.tudelft.nl informing us of this decision. This statement should include the name and e-mail address of your referee.

Please note that Non-EU/EFTA students must include their English test with their application (if required). EU/EFTA students can submit this document in a later stage according to the Admission instructions.

Only students meeting this deadline who have been (conditionally) admitted to one of the MSc programmes of TU Delft could be considered for these scholarships.
Granting Only students who have been granted a scholarship will be informed by TU Delft via email by the end of March 2020

Receiving the scholarship is conditional on the student fulfilling all admission criteria.
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