Scholarships to Study in LATIN AMERICA for Nigerians and Africans [COMPLETE]

This is a list of scholarship to study in LATIN AMERICA for Nigerians and Africans.

With respect to the latest University Rankings: Latin America,  you will observe that there are many leading universities to choose from across the latin American region, many of them are also featured in the overall world rankings for universities.

The scholarships will cover undergraduate, graduate or masters, postgraduate, MBA, PhD and it is left to you to find the one that suits your need.


Tuition fees and living costs are generally significantly lower in Latin America than in the rest of the Americas (US inclusive), but a little extra funding is still likely to come in handy for many international students especially those from Africa and Nigeria.

Below you’ll find a selection of current study abroad scholarships and funding opportunities on offer to those hoping to study in Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Costa Rica, Cuba, or elsewhere in the Latin American region.


While some are government scholarships, others are offered by individual universities or external organizations, for students at all levels of study.

Scholarships to study anywhere in Latin America for Nigerians and Africans

  • CIEE Bowman Travel Grants  – Study abroad scholarships for students pursuing study in Latin America, Africa, the Asia-Pacific or the Caribbean. Awards based on financial need.
  • EUREKA SD Partnership – Bilateral short-term scholarships to study in Latin America for European students. Part of the EU’s student mobility initiative, Erasmus Mundus (now Erasmus+).
  • OAS Scholarships Program – Master’s and PhD scholarships open to Canadian residents to study in any OAS Member State, such as Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Argentina and other partner countries around the world.
  • Roberto Rocca Education Program – International scholarships to study in Latin America on undergraduate engineering and science programs. Open to residents of Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, China, Ghana, Guatemala, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Romania, UK, US, Uruguay and Venezuela.
Scholarships to Study in LATIN AMERICA for Nigerians and Africans [COMPLETE]

Scholarships to Study in LATIN AMERICA for Nigerians and Africans [COMPLETE]

Scholarships to study in Argentina for Nigerians and Africans

Scholarships to study in Brazil for Nigerians and Africans

Scholarships to study in Chile for Nigerians and Africans

  • Chilean Nelson Mandela Scholarship – Study abroad scholarships for South African students (including Angola and Mozambique) to study in Chile for a master’s degree at selected institutions. Preferred subjects include astronomy, agriculture, energy, public policy, management, health, environment and mining.
  • CONICYT National Doctoral Scholarship – PhD scholarships for international students looking to study in Chile at doctoral level.
  • CONICYT National Master Scholarship – Graduate scholarships to study in Chile on a master’s degree.

Scholarships to study in Mexico for Nigerians and Africans

  • Boren Scholarships – Study abroad scholarships for US students interested in working for the US federal government after graduation, to study in Latin America, Africa, Asia and other countries critical to US interests.
  • British Academy Newton Mobility Grants – Exchange programs for postdoctoral UK students and students from partner countries to conduct research in partner nations, including Brazil and Mexico.
  • Mexican Government Scholarships – Government scholarships to study in Mexico, open to all foreign students enrolling on masters, doctoral or postgraduate research programs at selected institutions.
  • Mexico Multicultural Nation University Programme – Scholarships for indigenous students worldwide to gain funding to study in Mexico at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).
  • Rainforest Alliance Kleinhans Fellowships – PhD scholarships for master’s degree holders in the fields of forestry, ecology, botany, environmental science or a related field, to conduct doctoral/postdoctoral research in Mexico and Central America’s Rainforest Alliance forestry projects.

Scholarships to study elsewhere in Latin America for Nigerians and Africans

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