19 PhD Scholarships for Burkina Faso Students

Are you an African student battling with the ups and downs of finding a good university, completing college applications, and footing the tuition fees? We are happy to announce 19 PhD Scholarships for Burkina Faso Students in 2025.

The Ph.D. Scholarships for Burkina Faso Students listed below are not only open to Burkina Faso students but also talented students from developing countries.

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The deadline for these PhD Scholarships for Burkina Faso Students is drawing close. So, it’s advised that you begin the application process as soon as possible.

Also, take the liberty to apply for more than one Scholarship to increase your chances of being awarded any of them.

Here at World Scholarship Forum, we wish you a successful application. Do well to check out our website regularly for fresh opportunities.

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19 PhD Scholarships for Burkina Faso Students

Here are the lists of 19 PhD Scholarships for Burkina Faso Students.

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  • Lancaster PhD Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries
  • KU Leuven PhD Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries
  • United Nations University PhD Scholarships in Sustainability Science for Developing Countries
  • Mo Ibrahim Foundation University of London PhD Scholarships for African Students  
  • Rotary Yoneyama Foundation PhD Scholarships for International Students 
  • FIG Foundation PhD Scholarships for Developing Countries
  • Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships in Canada for Developing Countries
  • SA-GER-CDR PhD Scholarships + Internships for African Students (Fully-funded to study in South Africa and Germany) 
  • Italian Government PhD Scholarships for Foreign Students 
  • The government of Colombia PhD Scholarships for International Students 
  • Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) PhD Scholarships for Developing Countries (Fully-funded to Belgium) 
  • CARTA PhD Fellowships for African Researchers 
  • Fulbright Foreign PhD Scholarships in the USA for 4,000 Students 
  • 780 Korean Government Scholarships for Developing Countries
  • KAAD Germany PhD Fellowship Programme for Developing Countries
  • Princeton University Postdoctoral Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences 
  • CIMO Doctoral Fellowship for International Students 
  • Newcastle University Overseas Research Scholarship (ORS) for International PhD Students – UK
  • Wolfson Foundation Fully-funded PhD Scholarships for International Students – UK

1. Lancaster PhD Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries

Lancaster Environment Centre (UK) is currently offering two fully-funded Ph.D. studentships to students from developing countries within the field of Environment.

This scholarship will cover all fees for a three-year Ph.D., a monthly stipend to cover living costs, and training grants to cover research costs.

Application Deadline

The deadline for the submission of the application is on 31st March

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2. KU Leuven PhD Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries

This scholarship is currently offering a 4 year Ph.D. project for candidates from Burkina Faso who wish to obtain a doctorate at KU Leuven University.

Application Deadline

The submission of the application for the scholarship ends on 14th March at 5 p.m.

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3. United Nations University PhD Scholarships in Sustainability Science for Developing Countries

The Japan Foundation UNU’s Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) is currently offering a three-year Ph.D. degree program to outstanding applicants from Burkina Faso who can demonstrate a need for financial assistance.

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Application Deadlines

19th April.

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4. Mo Ibrahim Foundation University of London PhD Scholarships for African Students  

The Centre of African Studies, School of African Studies(SOAS) the University of London is currently offering 2 PhDs to African nationals, Burkina Faso candidates as part of the Governance for Development in Africa Initiative funded by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

Application Deadline

31st of March.

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5. Rotary Yoneyama Foundation PhD Scholarships for International Students

The Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation is glad to offer scholarships for Burkina Faso students to enroll in Ph.D. studies at a Japanese university or graduate school.

Application Deadline

15th December 1:00 P.M. Japan time for both April and Fall (September/October) Enrollment.

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6. FIG Foundation PhD Scholarships for Developing Countries

International Federation of Surveyors (in French Fédération Internationale des Géomètres abbreviated FIG) is currently offering scholarships to Burkina Faso students studying for a Ph.D. degree in surveying/geomatics.

Application Deadline

15th February.

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7. Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships in Canada for Developing Countries

Trudeau Foundation offers Doctoral Scholarships for Burkina Faso candidates to study Social Sciences and Humanities at Canadian Universities.

Application Deadline

4th December 11:59 p.m. (PST)

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8. SA-GER-CDR PhD Scholarships + Internships for African Students (Fully-funded to study in South Africa and Germany)

This scholarship is for applicants from Sub-Saharan African countries with an excellent academic record, to be taken at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, and while internship will be at Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany.

Application Deadlines

31 July.

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9. Italian Government PhD Scholarships for Foreign Students

Applications are welcome for the Italian Government scholarship to receive Burkina Faso students to study for a Ph.D. degree at Italian higher education institutions for the academic year.

Application Deadline

30th April by 2 p.m. (C.E.T.)

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10. The government of Colombia PhD Scholarships for International Students

The Government of Colombia is currently offering financial grants to foreign citizens, Burkina Faso students to study for a Ph.D. degree.

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Application Deadline

1st June.

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11. Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) PhD Scholarships for Developing Countries (Fully-funded to Belgium)

The University of Louvain (UCL) awards Ph.D. scholarships to Burkina Faso candidates.

Application Deadline

30th March

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12. CARTA PhD Fellowships for African Researchers

The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) currently offers a collaborative doctoral training program in public and population health to Burkina Faso candidates.

Application Deadline

15th April

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13. Fulbright Foreign PhD Scholarships in the USA for 4,000 Students 

Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship Program for Ph.D. students from Burkina Faso to study at a university in the USA.

Application Deadline

It’s usually from February to May annually.

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14. 780 Korean Government Scholarships for Developing Countries

Korean government welcomes 780 international students from 156 countries, for doctoral and research programs in Korea on scholarship.

Application Deadline

1st February to 11th March.

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15. KAAD Germany PhD Fellowship Programme for Developing Countries

KAAD is collaborating with partner countries in select regions to provide scholarship opportunities for candidates interested in postgraduate research.

Application Deadline

30th June for the September academic session.

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16. Princeton University Postdoctoral Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences

The Princeton Society of Fellows, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and selected natural sciences, welcomes applications for the fellowship. Candidates will pursue research and teach half-time in the following areas: OPEN discipline; Humanistic Studies; LGBT Studies; Race and Ethnicity Studies.

Application Deadline

22nd August (11:59 p.m. EST)

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17. CIMO Doctoral Fellowship for International Students

CIMO (Centre for International Mobility) is currently offering a number of scholarship programs to Burkina Faso candidates for Doctoral level studies and research at Finnish universities.

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18. Newcastle University Overseas Research Scholarship (ORS) for International PhD Students – UK

Newcastle University currently offers the Overseas Research Scholarship (NUORS) for International Ph.D. Students to Burkina Faso candidates.

Application Deadline

26th April.

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19. Wolfson Foundation Fully-funded PhD Scholarships for International Students – UK

The foundations offer Doctoral (DPhil) research Scholarships in Humanities for Burkina Faso students to study in one of nine select UK Universities including University College London, University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh, University of Oxford, University of Sheffield, University of Southampton, University of Warwick, University of York, School of Oriental and African Studies.

Application Deadlines

Spring round

Stage 1 applications: accepted no later than 5th January

Stage 2 applications: deadline 1st March

Funding decision: June

Autumn round

Stage 1 applications: accepted no later than 1st July

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There you have it! 19 Ph.D. Scholarships for Burkina Faso Students, although African students are welcome to apply. Remember to apply to as many related Scholarships as possible and most importantly submit your applications at least a week before the stated deadline. Good luck!

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