Ban Ki-Moon Global Citizen Scholarships 2021-2022 for Africans

Ban Ki-Moon Global Citizen Scholarship Program 2021 is now open for applications. The program empowers exceptional young people by facilitating their participation in international conferences as well as tailor-made, short-term academic trainings and supporting and mentoring them during the development of their own “SDG Micro-Project.”

In 2021, the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens is granting 6 full scholarships to young African graduates and PhD candidates covering program costs and, if COVID-19 restrictions allow travel, accommodation, and a daily stipend for attendance at an in-person gathering.

Scholarship Sponsor(s): Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global

Scholarship Type: Fully funded scholarships

Host Institution(s):  University of Bordeaux/Virtual

Scholarship Worth:  Full funding (amount not specified)

Study Level:  Postgraduate

Number of Awards: 6 full scholarships

Nationality: African Students


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Ban Ki-Moon Global Citizen Scholarships 2021 | SCHOLARSHIP COMPONENTS

In addition to the benefits mentioned above, the 2021 scholarship program will also include (an/a);

  • Online summer school with the University of Bordeaux on African Cities in 2030 (May 31 – June 4, 2021).
  • Virtual expert workshops on the SDGs, project management, fundraising, and more.
  • Participation at the virtual RELX Inspiration Day June 2021.
  • One-on-one mentoring by professors at the University of Bordeaux and high-level partners of the Ban Ki-moon Centre during the implementation of an individual SDG Micro-Project.
  • Possible virtual or in-person participation at the “Africa-France Summit on Sustainable Cities and Regions” in Montpellier, France (July 8 – 11, 2021).
  • Certificate of Achievement after the successful completion of the SDG Micro-Project, signed by Ban Ki-Moon and Heinz Fischer.
  • Alumni Network membership for scholars who successfully complete the program.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Scholarships open to all African youth regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, or sexual orientation
  • Age group 20-35
  • Applicants must have completed at least 1 year of a master’s program, be working towards a PhD, or be within 2 years of graduation from a master’s program or higher.
  • Applicants must demonstrate strong dedication to SDGs and the ideals of global citizenship.
  • Applicants must provide evidence that they may otherwise not have access to such an opportunity.
  • Applicants must provide proof of a minimum English level B2 (European Standards)
  • Further showcasing of scholars and selected projects.


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Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested candidates are to send their applications with the under listed documents to: [email protected], Describe a project that you would like to implement for the SDGs in your community.

Application Documents:

  • CV
  • Scan of passport or other formal ID
  • Proof of academic titles and/or enrollment confirmation
  • Letter of motivation (max 500 words)
    • Why do you want to receive this scholarship?
    • Why do you want to attend the “Africa Cities in 2030” summer school with the University of Bordeaux?
    • What makes YOU a global citizen?
    • Why would you otherwise not have access to this opportunity?
  • SDG Micro-Project pitch (max 500 words)

Application Deadline:  May 2, 2021

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