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Are you a young African graduate or Ph.D. candidate between the age of 20-35 years? Then you should apply for the Ban Ki moon Global Citizen Scholarship Program 2021. 

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

The scholarship includes the chance to attend renowned international fora, interact and network with high-level change-makers, access specialized educational seminars and training, and gain insights from expert mentors and workshops provided by the Centre.

Application Deadline:  May 2, 2021

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Benefits

Successful applicants get: 

  • 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

The opportunity is open to :

  • All African youth regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
  • African youth in the age group 20-35.

Requirements/Specifications/Terms and Conditions

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;
  • Demonstrate strong dedication to SDGs and the ideals of global citizenship:
  • Provide evidence that they may otherwise not have access to such an opportunity.
  • Provide proof of a minimum English level B2 (European Standards)

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Application Instructions

Send the following documents to scholars@bankimooncentre.org :

  • 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)
    • Describe a project that you would like to implement for the SDGs in your community. 

About the Ban Ki-moon Global Citizen Scholarship Program

The Global Citizen Scholarship 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.

Key Dates and Order of Program

  • Application Deadline is  May 2, 2021
  • Online summer school with the University of Bordeaux on “African Cities in 2030” is May 31 – June 4, 2021.
  • The virtual RELX Inspiration Day is in June 2021
  • The “Africa France Summit on Sustainable Cities and Regions” is July 8-11, 2021
  • The summer school with the University of Bordeaux on “African Cities in 2030” is online.
  • The “Africa France Summit on Sustainable Cities and Regions” is at Montpellier, France and might be virtual or in-person
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