The Global Citizen Scholarship Program is now open for applications to empower 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.
Ban Ki-moon Global Citizen Scholarships seek to empower young and active global citizens from different regions around the world including Africa, Asia, and the Middle-East. Scholars are selected based on a variety of qualifications. Most importantly, the scholars should be engaged for the SDGs, founders of their own initiatives, and change-makers pursuing the building of a better future for all.
The scholarship includes the chance to attend renowned international fora, interact and network with high-level change-makers, access specialized educational seminars and trainings, and gain insights from expert mentors and workshops provided by the Centre.
- 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.
- 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.
For more information, visit https://bankimooncentre.org/education/global-citizen-scholarships