Apply for Ban Ki-Moon Global Citizen Scholarship Program 2021 for African Youths


The Global Citizen Scholarship Program empowers exceptional young people by facilitating their participation in international conferences as well as tailor-made, short-term academic training and supporting and mentoring them during the development of their own “SDG Micro-Project.”

The scholarship includes the chance to attend renowned international fora, interact and network with high-level change-makers, access specialized educational seminars and training, and gain insights from expert mentors and workshops provided by the Centre.

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In 2021, the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens is granting 6 full scholarships to young African graduates and Ph.D. candidates covering program costs and, if COVID-19 restrictions allow travel, accommodation, and a daily stipend for attendance at an in-person gathering.

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Open to all African youth regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, or sexual orientation

  • Age group 20-35
  • Applicants must have completed at least 1 year of a master’s program, be working towards a Ph.D., or be within 2 years of graduation from a master’s program or higher.
  • Applicants must demonstrate strong dedication to SDGs and the ideals of global citizenship.
  • Applicants must provide evidence that they may otherwise not have access to such an opportunity.
  • Applicants must provide proof of a minimum English level B2 (European Standards)
  • Further showcasing of scholars and selected projects.

Scholarship components

Online summer school with the University of Bordeaux on “African Cities in 2030”  (May 31 – June 4, 2021).

Virtual expert workshops on the SDGs, project management, fundraising, and more.

Participation at the virtual RELX Inspiration Day June 2021.

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One-on-one mentoring by professors at the University of Bordeaux and high-level partners of the Ban Ki-moon Centre during the implementation of an individual SDG Micro-Project.

Possible virtual or in-person participation at the “Africa-France Summit on Sustainable Cities and Regions” in Montpellier, France (July 8 – 11, 2021).

Certificate of Achievement after the successful completion of the SDG Micro-Project, signed by Ban Ki-Moon and Heinz Fischer.

Alumni Network membership for scholars who successfully complete the program.

For more information and the application process, visit the official website of the Global Citizen Fellowship.



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