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Ban Ki-Moon Global Citizen Scholarship Program 2024 For Young African Leaders

Ban Ki-Moon Global Citizen Scholarship Program 2024 For Young African Leaders; In 2024, the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens is offering 17 full scholarships to young African graduates and PhD candidates, covering program costs.

If COVID-19 restrictions permit travel, accommodation and a daily stipend for attendance at an in-person gathering will also be provided.

Application Deadline: February 25th, 2024

Location: France

About the Ban Ki-moon Global Citizen Scholarship: This program empowers exceptional young individuals by facilitating their participation in international conferences, tailor-made short-term academic trainings, and supporting them in the development of their own “SDG Micro-Project.”

Type: Training


  • African youth from Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, and Ethiopia.
  • Age group 20-35
  • Graduate or doctoral/post-doctoral students or recent graduates of a master’s level degree or higher.
  • Strong dedication to the SDGs, particularly SDG 11, and the ideals of global citizenship.
  • Demonstrate limited access to such opportunities.
  • Minimum English level B2 proficiency (European Standards)

Number of Awards: 15


  • Full cost coverage for summer school training at the University of Bordeaux.
  • Coverage of skills training with MCI and other expert workshops.
  • €500 seed grant for the implementation of an SDG Micro-Project.
  • Certificate of Achievement signed by Co-chairs of the Ban Ki-moon Centre.
  • Alumni Network membership.
  • Platforming of scholars and projects on RELX’s SDG Resource Centre, BKMC website, social media, and international forums.

How to Apply: Submit the following materials by February 25, 2024, 11 PM CET:

  • Personal and professional details.
  • Information about the SDG Micro-Project.
  • Motivational statement.
  • Portrait picture and introduction video (max 30 seconds).
  • CV.
  • Project outline of the SDG Micro Project idea.

Apply here

Ensure to review all application requirements on the Award Webpage before applying. Best of luck!

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