Scholarship Overview

  • Country: Austria
  • Scholarship Type: Merit-based
  • Institutions: Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens
  • Funded by: Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens
  • Tuition Type: Full tuition
  • Degree Program: Training and Fellowships
  • Scholarship Amount: full cost coverage plus $500 seed funding
  • Separate Application Required?: Yes
  • Deadline: 25 February, 2024.

Scholarship Benefits

The program offers comprehensive funding for a one-week Summer School session at MCI Innsbruck, which includes the costs of additional expert workshops. Additionally, participants will benefit from a peer-to-peer mentoring aspect. Moreover, there is provision for seed funding amounting to $500 USD to facilitate the realization of an SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Micro-Project. This seed funding will be disbursed subsequent to the successful submission of a project proposal.


Eligibility criteria for African youth interested in the program are as follows:

  • Open to individuals of any race, gender, or sexual orientation.
  • Must be a citizen of one of the specified countries: Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Ethiopia, or Kenya.
  • Age must fall within the 20-35 range.
  • Must have completed a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or possess a higher qualification.
  • Must show a strong commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and embody the principles of global citizenship.
  • Must have achieved at least a B2 level of English proficiency according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

How to apply

Throughout the nomination procedure, the following information will be required:

  • Personal Details:
  • Name
  • Contact Information 
  • Date of Birth
  • Address 
  • Citizenship
  • Gender
  • Education 
  • Language Competence
  • Short Profile Description, etc 

Additional Information

The GC Scholarship is a comprehensive, entirely online scholarship initiative designed to support and enable young African innovators to make impactful changes in their communities. The program focuses on addressing one or more Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the conception and execution of localized SDG Micro-Projects. In addition to project work, participants gain from a diverse array of educational and developmental opportunities including:

  • A virtual summer school experience.
  • Peer-to-peer mentoring, allowing for the exchange of ideas, experiences, and best practices among like-minded individuals.
  • A series of expert-led trainings and workshops that delve into specific subjects, equipping participants with specialized knowledge and skills to enhance their projects and personal development.

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