Scholarships for Somali Students and Professionals

Education is one of the most important aspects in achieving a bright future. Many people succeed in stepping up to a new level in their careers by continuing their studies. The higher your educational qualifications are, the higher you get paid as a professional. This is due to the higher level your skills and knowledge are in the field you work in.

Many people, including Somalis, obtain their higher and tertiary educations abroad to experience and enjoy different environments and cultures while they pursue their academic goals. Thankfully, studying abroad can be possible for anyone with the help of financial aids offered all around the world. Below are some scholarships for Somali students that may help you achieve your dreams.

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  1. Chevening Scholarships

Chevening is a fully-funded scholarship programme provided by the Government of the United Kingdom. The scholarship is targeted on professionals around the globe who has outstanding skills and wants to pursue a master’s degree in the UK. The UK Government introduces Chevening as a one-year master’s degree scholarship, but does not limit the choices of subjects in universities at the UK.

With this fully-funded scholarship, you can focus on your studies and on achieving your academic goals as well as enjoying the experience of a life time at the United Kingdom. Chevening will help you with your academic and daily needs, including:

  • university tuition fees
  • a monthly stipend
  • travel costs to and from the UK
  • an arrival allowance
  • a homeward departure allowance
  • the cost of one visa application; and
  • a travel grant to attend Chevening events in the UK

There are fellowships available in Somalia. To be eligible for a Chevening Award you must:

  • be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country
  • return to your home country for at least two years after your award has ended
  • have an undergraduate degree – typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK
  • have at least two years of work experience
  • apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional letter of acceptance from one of these choices by 11 July 2019
  • meet the Chevening English language requirement by 11 July 2019 – acceptable English language tests are:
  • Academic IELTS – minimum overall score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component
  • Pearson PTE Academic – minimum overall score of 58 with 42 in each component
  • TOEFL iBT – minimum overall score of 79 with minimum score in each component of:
  • Listening : 17
  • Reading : 18
  • Speaking : 20
  • Writing : 17
  • C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge English: Advanced [CAE]) – minimum overall score of 176 with 162 in each component
  • Trinity ISE II (B2).— overall pass and minimum pass in each skill across both modules:
  • Listening : 2
  • Reading : 15
  • Speaking : 8
  • Writing : 14
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When applying online for a Chevening Award, the Google Chrome web browser is recommended for best experience. Applications for Chevening Fellowships can be submitted using the Chevening online application system. Do not apply before the open application date and/or after the deadline, for your application will not be accepted. You will be required to enter information accurately. Make sure you have the following documents ready to upload to your application.

  • Two references to be provided in a letter format and written in English
  • Valid passport/national ID card
  • University transcripts (undergraduate, postgraduate)
  • English language test results (if already met the requirements)

Documents must not be over 5MB in size. Don’t forget to save as you go, for there is no automatic save function on the system and each session will close after 60 minutes, even if you are still actively editing the form. You do not need to complete your application form in one go, as you can always log back in to your account. Applications must be submitted in English otherwise it will be deemed ineligible.

Applications for 2019/2020 Chevening Scholarships are currently closed. Please visit www.chevening.org for more details.

  1. LSHTM Jeroen Ensink Memorial Scholarship

The Jeroen Ensink Memorial Fund Scholarship is a fully-funded financial aid for the 2019/2020 Master of Science in Public Health for Development (MSc) programme. The scholarship covers:

  • full-time overseas tuition fees, including the mandatory field trip fee
  • flights from the awardee’s home country to the UK and return (at the end of the scholarship)
  • a tax-free stipend of GBP 16,950.00

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

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  • have received an unconditional letter of acceptance for the 2019/2020 intake in the Public Health for Development master’s programme
  • have demonstrated a commitment to WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene)
  • be a citizen of one of the eligible countries (Somalia is included)
  • meet the School’s English language proficiency requirements (if shortlisted for this funding) – the accepted English language tests are:
  • Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – academic version
  • Pearson PTE Academic
  • TOEFL IBT – not accepted for applicants requiring a Tier 4 student visa

If you feel you have met both the course and the scholarship requirements, you may start your application in two steps by the scholarship deadline:

Step 1: Submit an application to the Public Health for Development master’s programme via the School’s Admission portal.

Step 2: Submit a Scholarship Application via the Scholl’s Online Scholarship Application, indicating that you are applying for the 2019/2020 Jeroen Ensink Memorial Fund Scholarship. You will be required to upload the following documents when applying for the scholarship.

  • A complete CV
  • A statement of motivation, which should be no more than 1,000 words and addresses:
  • a brief biography of your life and career, clarifying your commitment to WASH
  • your reasons for choosing the Master of Science in the Public Health for Development programme at LSHTM
  • your future plans and ambitions in the field of public health

The application closing date for the scholarship is on 31 March 2019 (midnight). Visit the official LSHTM Jeroen Ensink Scholarship website for more information.

  1. Bayer Fellowship Programme

The Bayer Fellowship Programme is aimed at students and apprentices in scientific and medical disciplines, specifically those from Germany who wants to conduct a study project or practical work experience abroad, or scholarship holders from abroad who are studying, researching or doing an internship in Germany. The fellowship programme’s goal is to support outstanding researchers and teachers of the next generation to work together on “Science for a Better Life”. The fellowship programme consists of five scholarship programmes.

  • Otto Bayer Scholarship, for students and young professionals in the fields of biology and molecular biology, bioprocess engineering and bioinformatics, chemistry and biochemistry, as well as pharmacy and computational life sciences.
  • Carl Duisberg Fellowship, for students and young professionals in the fields of human and veterinary medicine, medical sciences, medical technology, public health and health economics.
  • Jeff Schell Scholarship, for students and young professionals in the fields of agricultural sciences and agro-economics, agricultural informatics, crop protection, seed and green biotechnology as well as environmental sciences and agricultural sustainability of agricultural sciences.
  • Kurt Hansen Scholarship, for teaching students of biology and chemistry. Funding priorities include study projects, internships, summer courses as well as advanced and supplementary courses.
  • Hermann Strenger Scholarship, for apprentices and young professionals in non-academic professions. The focus is on individual foreign projects such as projects, internships, supplementary courses or on-the-job assignments in the following occupational fields:
  • Occupations in health care
  • Technical and scientific professions
  • Commercial jobs
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For the Otto Bayer Scholarship, Carl Duisberg Fellowship, Jeff Schell Scholarship and the Kurt Hansen Scholarship, you must prepare the following documents to submit with your application. The amount per fellowship is individual, but limited to €20,000 per request.

  • Confirmation letter from the foreign host institute/university on the planned project from September 2019 to August 2020.
  • A description of the project (2-12 months) along with financial plan within the timeline of September 2019 to August 2020. The project may include special study courses, laboratory assignments, research projects, summer classes, internships, Master’s or Doctoral (PhD) programmes.
  • Most recent transcripts
  • Any additional documents that would enhance the application
  • Job application photo (not a photo of your passport)
  • CV

For the Hermann Strenger Scholarship, you must submit the following documents with the application.

  • Confirmation letter from the foreign host institute/university on the planned project from September 2019 to August 2020.
  • Most recent transcripts with good to excellent grades
  • A description of the project (2-12 months) along with financial plan within the timeline of September 2019 to August 2020. The project may include special study courses, laboratory assignments, research projects, summer classes or internships.
  • Job application photo (not a photo of your passport)

Visit www.bayer-stiftungen.com for more details.

Other resources for scholarships for Somali students 2019: Russian scholarships, Turkish scholarships, and Aberdeen University scholarships for Somali Students.

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