The continent has the potential to have a positive impact on a global scale by developing young people to be pioneering thinkers. If you’re a self-motivated, critically minded student who would like to play your part in African innovation, then the African Leaders of Tomorrow (AlofT) Project is something you may be interested in.
This online youth development programme aims to empower African youth – who have the right stuff to spearhead business, economic, political and social development on the continent – with a wide range of relevant knowledge, experience and skills. It’s open to full-time students from across the continent.
Only 10 students are selected to join the six-month programme, which is presented on an e-learning platform. The web-based curriculum encompasses self-study, tutorials, training and ongoing assessments.
Successful applicants will acquire research, writing, analytical and other important skills, and will have the opportunity to put them into practice and gain valuable work experience through collaboration with the In On Africa team on unpaid, Africa-focused research projects.
IS PROGRAM ANNUAL?
African Leaders Of Tomorrow Project are awarded each year to international students. You are strongly advised to visit this website regularly to see more fellowship opportunities.
Important Information: Applicants should note that some universities funding scholarship require that they must apply for admission to the University or be existing students of the university before they can be considered for a Scholarship. Most Universities funding scholarships are unable to consider any scholarship applications from students who have not been offered a place at the university while some other universities automatically award scholarships to international students whom have an admission offer of a place in the university. However, international organizations funding scholarships don’t require applicants to hold an offer of admission.
WHERE CAN SCHOLARSHIP BE TAKEN?
University of Pretoria, South Africa.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Be African citizens.
Be proficient in written and spoken English.
Possess good writing and research skills, and analytical abilities.
Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree at an African-based college or university.
Have regular and reliable internet access.
Be able to commit to a minimum of 15 hours a week to the programme.
HOW TO APPLY
Visit https://bit.ly/2zsgObv for more information, and https://bit.ly/2IwBn8p to complete the application form and upload your CV online.
Shortlisted candidates will be asked to answer additional questions via email and may be contacted for a telephonic interview.
Applications close on 31 December 2018.