In support with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, DigiFI Africa are able to offer scholarships to participate in the online MicroMasters classes.


To be eligible for this scholarship, you must either be:
(1) An African Scholar i.e. individuals who have completed their PhD and who are based at an academic institution in Africa;
(2) Current PhD students based at an academic institution in Africa; OR
(3) Government officials based in Africa


Each semester, learners selected for these scholarships will receive all the perks of being a paid learner, including taking the in-person exams to earn the course certificate, access to community and job forums, and direct communication with program staff.

Resident and non-resident African Scholars are eligible to apply for Proposal Development Grants (up to  $10,000) and Pilot Grants (up to $75,000). Targeted mentorship will be provided to African Scholars who receive funds from the Initiative.

Scholarship decisions will be communicated to applicants before the financial aid deadline. Should you have any questions about the programme itself, please don’t hesitate to reach out by writing to For scholarship related questions, please email

Deadline: 15 June 2020

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