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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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.
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
- 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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Send the following documents to email@example.com :
- 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