What does ESSA do?
Education Sub Saharan Africa (ESSA) is a charity using evidence to improve education in sub-Saharan Africa. Our vision is high-quality education in sub-Saharan Africa that enables young people to achieve their ambitions and strengthens society.
Does ESSA offer scholarships?
ESSA is not a scholarship provider; ESSA’s Scholarships Hub only matches young people in sub-Saharan Africa with scholarship opportunities in Africa and beyond. The Scholarships Hub aims to increase access to scholarships for students from sub-Saharan Africa.
Who can apply for these scholarships?
These scholarships are open to any and every student across Africa and beyond.
What are the requirements for applying for a scholarship?
Eligibility requirements may vary across scholarship providers. For specific requirements, please visit the website of the scholarship you may be interested in.
Do I need to have a university offer before applying for a scholarship?
Application requirements vary across the different scholarship programmes, so make sure to check the requirements for the specific programme you’re applying to.
Do the scholarships cover all university courses?
Some scholarship programmes cover only a select few courses, while others cover all courses. Please check the application requirements for the specific programme you’re applying to.
Is there a subscription fee for students?
There are currently no subscription fees for students.
Do I get any allowances with my scholarship?
There are some scholarships which entitle students to monthly allowances when the school year starts. Please visit your scholarship provider’s website to find out more about the allowances included in your scholarship.
Are there any fees included in my scholarship application?
Application fees may vary across scholarships. Please visit your scholarship provider’s website to find out more about any fees included in your application.
Is there a limit on the number of scholarships I can apply for?
There is currently no limit on the number of scholarships you decide to apply for.