There is a great difference between African students and their counterparts from the developed countries of the world. While students from developed countries are exposed to quality learning, well programmed course outline, state of the art facilities and serene environment with lot of Scholarship opportunities and financial aids and grants, students from developing countries hardly have these things in place, and this has contributed greatly for the yearning of most students from developing countries to seek University/College education in these developed countries as against universities/colleges in their countries of Origin.
There are lot of scholarship opportunities open to International students of African decent, to study in Europe and America, the key to getting a scholarship to study abroad is mainly dependent on your on-time application, and also adhering strictly to their guide lines and requirements, you must bear in mind that the requirements for international students is always strict than that of domestic students, you will require to demonstrate good understanding of English language, by presenting your TOEFL or ILTS score, some schools require GMAT or GRE along side all other necessary document as may be required.
Special attention is also given to students with disability, so as to enable them study and get a degree, so that they may become useful to them selves and the society in General, contributing meaningful as a result of the knowledge which they have acquired.
Students with difficulty to walk and other similar cases are highly favored, with the current disability act which has been put into law; physically challenged students can now see them selves completely equal to all other students.
There is need to be constantly updated with new scholarship openings for African students as they are highly competed for. Thousands of African students apply for these scholarships every year, and this has helped in giving education to the less privileged students from developing countries, there by creating man power and economical development for their respective countries
These scholarships are been funded by the Government of these developed countries, and also private organizations. In other to become successful, one must apply on time, and also to as many scholarship opportunities as possible, so as to increase the chances of success. It will be important to state here that there are lots of scholarship opportunities for African students in the United Kingdom and Europe, than in America and Australia. The British Common wealth scholarship has produced 100’s of awardees from developing countries over the years, and this has gone a long way in bringing development to Africa.
Get started by getting all your documents ready, your educational documents, your TOEFL or the required equivalent, make sure to get in place a comprehensive online directory to fish out the various scholarship opportunities, and start making application, think of applying for at least 15 different scholarship, by so doing the chances of getting a scholarship will be almost guaranteed.