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If you've ever tried to obtain a scholarship before, you'll understand how difficult it is to find the right scholarship programme for you, and how difficult it is to make a successful application.

Most often, we do not have the information we need. Sometimes, we have very sketchy material to depend on. Other times, we are loaded with too much information that we don't actually know where to start.

That's why this page has been created to help Cameroons to a greater extent and foreigners to find and apply for the right scholarships. There are many Cameroon scholarships that Cameroonians are unaware of and it's our priority to ensure that Cameroonians have the right information they need to make informed choices.

Our page on Cameroon Scholarships has been created to serve to main groups of people:

1. Cameroonians seeking to study both abroad and in Cameroon and who want scholarship or financial assistance.

2. None Cameroonians or foreigners wishing to study or train or volunteer in Cameroon and who need to be assisted financially.

The objectives of this page are to identify scholarship opportunities both at home and abroad and assist students to make successful applications.

Scholarship Opportunities For Cameroonians

There are a number of Scholarship opportunities for opened for Cameroonians. Below are some of them.

Cameroon Chevening Scholarships

This scholarship programme is funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, which is jointly administered in Cameroon by the British High Commission and the British Council. It gives outstanding young Cameroonians, the opportunity to study in the United Kingdom for up to one year.

Chevening scholarships differ. There are three types These include:

Type A: This type covers tuition fees only
Type B: This is a full scholarships and includes tuition fees, monthly stipend and one-off allowances
Type C: These vary, and can cover part/full stipend, and /or allowances

This scholarship targets students who focus on mostly subjects and students who are likely to contribute to the advancement of the UK mission in Cameroon. Some subjects includes:

  • Human rights (including women’s rights and conflict resolution)
  • Development studies
  • Good governance
  • Communication and media management
  • Climate change and environment management
  • Developing public health in Cameroon

Note that this scholarship programme is subject to changes and it's important to always check for additional information. The closing date for applications is end of November for periods of study starting in April of the following year, while shortlist and final selection take place in January.

How to Apply for a Chevening Scholarship

Applications for Chevening Scholarships in Cameroon have now closed, with the exception of the Chevening / Commonwealth Broadcasting Association Scholarships which close on 20 Jan 2013

Come back here for updated information about this scholarship.

Chevening / Commonwealth Broadcasting Association Scholarships: For more information on application, use this link

Check often for new information about this scholarship opportunity.

Commonwealth Scholarships

Cameroon is a member of The Commonwealth and her citizens automatically qualifies for commonwealth scholarships.

Each year the UK makes around 500 awards to applicants from Commonwealth countries. These awards can cover doctoral studies, masters' degrees and academic or short term professional fellowships. These awards are very competitive and applicants need to convince the scholarship  institution that they deserve this award.

If you are interested in this award, contact:

Cameroon Commonwealth Scholarship Agency
Ministry of Higher Education
Department of Assistance and Counselling
P.O.Box: 1457
Tel/Fax: +237 22 23 10 01

DAAD Scholarships For Students from Developing Countries

DAAD means Deutscher Academischer Austausch Dienst or German Academic Exchange Service. The Scholarship institution has a scholarship programme for developing countries, including Cameroon. Hundreds and hundreds of African students have benefited from the scholarship scheme since it was created. You could be one of them.

The scholarships are offered each year for students wishing to study for a masters or      P hD degree. The scholarship body does not sponsor undergraduate studies in Africa.


-You must not be more than 36 years old prior to application.

-You must hold a bachelor's degree with a first class honour or a second class honour upper division.

For more info on these Cameroon scholarships, follow this link.

Cameroon Women Scholarship

This scholarship opportunity is funded by The British High Commission in Yaounde. The Scholarship programme is opened for Cameronian women with leadership potentials who want to pursue a masters degree course in a university in Cameroon.

For more information on this Cameroon scholarship opportunity, click here to register or be a member on their Facebook page

Swedish Scholarships For Developing Countries

Until recently, education in Sweden was free for international students. A number of scholarships were still available for many international students, even when education was still free. Sweden has stepped up scholarship to assist many students from developing countries who still want to study in Sweden. These scholarships are offered by The Swedish Institute and the Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (Sida.

Sida has identified different developmental needs in different countries. As such,  your citizenship determines which programmes are available for scholarship support.

Study period

Usually between one and two academic years in duration.

Studies usually start at the end of August or early September.


The language of instruction is English. You must proof you have a good command of English.

Scholarship benefits

Currently, a scholarship pays SEK 8,000 per month, ( between 500,000 to 600,000frscfa) plus travel costs to and from Sweden.

These scholarships are designed to cover living expenses for one person only.

Tuition for the eligible programmes is free.

Application: There is no application for this scholarship. You cannot apply or send an application form to the Swedish Institute. You apply directly to the university in question.

Some universities allow you to state if need a scholarship. If you answer yes you may be asked to include a letter of motivation, stating why you need this scholarship. Remember this scholarships are very competitive and a good letter of motivation can be the trick.

Click here for information on how to apply to study in Sweden.

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