Postgraduate Opportunities

Harvard Postgraduate Traveling Fellowships

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (URAF) administers four different Postgraduate Traveling Fellowship which provide funds to support a year of purposeful travel and cultural immersion outside the U.S. in the year after graduation. A single application puts you into consideration for each of the fellowships for which you are eligible: Gardner Fellowships, Shaw Fellowships, Sheldon Fellowships and Trustman Fellowships.

Postgraduate Public Service Fellowships

For Harvard fellowships and grants, a “public service project” is defined as work that:

  • helps people meet their needs for food, shelter, and/or health;
  • improves educational and/or employment opportunities;
  • educates people about their legal and/or civil rights;
  • protects the environment and/or wildlife;
  • and/or otherwise supports the general welfare.

Each of these fellowships provide funds to support public service either domestically or outside the U.S. in the year after graduation.

Princeton in Africa

Founded in 1999, Princeton in Africa develops young leaders committed to Africa’s advancement by offering yearlong fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations that work across the African continent.


WorldTeach partners with governments and other organizations in developing countries to provide volunteer teachers to meet local needs and promote responsible global citizenship.  WorldTeach currently has programs in these African countries:

African School of Excellence

African School for Excellence is a non-profit organization building a network of low-cost, elite-quality secondary schools for talented, underprivileged African youth.  ASE opened its first school in the Tsakane township of Johannesburg, South Africa, in January, 2013.  ASE is offers one-year internship opportunities to assist in a variety of areas, both inside and outside the classroom.  Download internship description.

2Seeds Network

The 2Seeds Network is an incorporated non-profit which serves as an umbrella organization incubating small, efficient, and effective agricultural development projects in Africa. 2Seeds focuses on selecting, training, and mentoring bright and passionate graduates at the beginning of their careers to work with our African partners. In a joint effort, our teams address the issue of food and income security by training rural farmers in agricultural best practices. At every step, 2Seeds encourages our project leaders to embrace independent decision making, enforce financial accountability, and humbly seek a deep and sincere partnership with the local African community.  Watch video about 2Seeds Network here.

For African students

Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance

HEA is a platform for young African social, business, & political entrepreneurs attending leading universities across the globe.  Its mission is to unleash the potential of Africa’s people, pursue the social, political and economic development of our continent and fulfill the dream of our generation.

  • Harambe Fletcher Scholarship: Full tuition awards to pursue a master program at The Fletcher School at Tufts University starting in September 2013.
  • Harambe GSK Fellowship: Summer grants to support the feasibility studies of entrepreneurial ventures, pioneered by young African students.
  • Harambe Parliament of Ghana Internship: 8 week long summer internship opportunity for young Ghanaian students interested in learning about Ghana’s legislative process.
  • Harambe Egon Zehnder Internship: 10 week summer internship in London with one of the world’s leading executive search firms for young African MBAs.

Georgetown University – Masters of Science in Foreign Service

Starting in fall 2014, the Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) at Georgetown University is offering a full- tuition scholarship for a talented graduate student from sub-Saharan Africa.

MSFS is a two-year, full-time graduate degree program in international affairs. Students will take courses in international relations, international trade, international finance, statistics and analytical tools and history. In addition, students choose an area of concentration such as International Relations and Security, International Development or International Business.

University of Oxford – African Studies Centre

The African Studies Centre is offering two full scholarships for the MSc in African Studies and two full DPhil scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Prospective MSc in African Studies students can apply for the Waverley-ORISHA Scholarship and the Ioma-Evans Pritchard/Commonwealth Scholarship. Students from Angola, Ghana and Nigeria are also eligible to apply for the Eni Scholarships offered by St Antony’s College in partnership with the energy company Eni. Outstanding postgraduate students from transition and emerging economies in Africa, Asia and South America can apply for the the Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme.

Eligible DPhil candidates can apply for the ORISHA DPhil Scholarship and the Waverley DPhil scholarship.