Ban Ki-moon Global Citizen Scholarship for Young Africans 2024

Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens (BKMC) is proud to announce another call for applications for what will be the 7th round of Global Citizen Scholarship with the objective to empower young African global citizens who are passionate about taking action for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The GC Scholarship is a fully virtual scholarship program that empowers young African change-makers to address one or more of the SDGs in their community by proposing and implementing a localized SDG Micro-Project whilst also benefitting from a summer school as well as peer-to-peer mentoring and various expert trainings and workshops on specific topics.


  • Scholarship Sponsor(s): Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens (BKMC)
  • Host Institution(s): Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens (BKMC)
  • Funding Amount: Funded
  • Number of Awards: Several
  • Study Level: Graduates
  • Nationality: African Citizens

Also Apply: Harvard Fellowship Programme for South Africans 2024

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for Ban Ki-moon Global Citizen Scholarship, applicants must fulfil the following:

  • African youth regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation
  • Applicants must hold citizenship from one of the following countries:
  • Ghana
  • Nigeria
  • Cameroon
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Age group 20-35
  • Applicants must have completed at least a Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Applicants must demonstrate strong dedication to SDGs and the ideals of global citizenship.
  • Applicants must have a minimum English level B2 (European Standards)

Equally Check: Cambridge Africa Changemakers Scholarship for African Students 2024 (Fully-Funded)

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: During the nomination process you will need to enter:

  • Your personal details (e.g. name, contact information, date of birth, address, citizenship, gender, education, language competence, short profile description)
  • Your professional details (e.g. academic titles, name of organization, function)
  • SDG Micro-Project information (title, issues and SDGs tackled, general process and implementation)

At the final stage of the nomination process you will be prompted to attach the following:

  • Your motivational statement
  • A portrait picture of yourself (JPEG or PNG format)
  • An introduction video of yourself (max 30 seconds, MP4 or MOV format)
  • Your CV
  • A project outline of your SDG Micro Project idea.

Application Deadline: February 25, 2024

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