Ban Ki-Moon Global Citizen Scholarship

Fully Funded Ban Ki-Moon Global Citizen Scholarship 2024

Ban Ki-moon Global Citizen Scholarship Program empowers young African citizens passionate about taking action for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

After multiple highly successful cycles of the Global Citizen Scholarship Program, the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens (BKMC) is proud to announce another call for applications for what will be the 6th round of our GC Scholarship

In this article, we will be giving you the full details of the scholarship and the step-by-step process of application 

Scholarship Summary

  • Host: Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens (BKMC)
  • Category: Training | Fellowships
  • Eligible Countries: All African Countries 
  • Reward: Full Scholarship | Mentorship | 500 USD Funding 
  • Deadline: February 25, 2024

Details of the Ban Ki-moon Global Citizen Scholarship

The Ban Ki-moon Global Citizen Scholarship is a fully virtual scholarship program that empowers young African change-makers to address one or more of the SDGs in their community.

This is achieved by proposing and implementing a localized SDG Micro-Project whilst also benefitting from a summer school as well as various expert trainings and workshops on specific topics.

Eligibility Requirements

Interested applicants for the 2024 Ban Ki-moon Global Citizen Scholarship must meet the following requirements; 

  1. African youth regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation
  2. Applicants must hold citizenship from one of the following countries:
  3. Ghana
  4. Nigeria
  5. Cameroon
  6. Ethiopia
  7. Kenya
  8. Age group 20-35 
  9. Applicants must have completed at least a Bachelor’s degree or higher
  10. Applicants must demonstrate strong dedication to SDGs and the ideals of global citizenship.
  11. Applicants must have a minimum English level B2 (European Standards)

Benefits of the Ban Ki-moon Global Citizen Scholarship

Over the course of 8-9 months, the selected Scholars will get the chance to enhance their skills on the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals, elevate their knowledge with regards to the field of entrepreneurship for sustainable development, and connect with professional networks.

Besides this, some of the benefits will include

  • full cost coverage for a one-week Summer School training with MCI Innsbruck and coverage of other expert workshops,
  • a peer-to-peer mentoring component, and
  • seed funding of 500 USD to support the implementation of an SDG Micro-Project to be distributed after the successful submission of a project proposal. Lastly, Scholars will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement after the successful completion of their own SDG Micro-Project signed by both Co-chairs of the Ban Ki-moon Centre, H.E. Ban Ki-moon and H.E. Dr Heinz Fischer.

Required Documents for the Ban Ki-moon Global Citizen Scholarship 2024

During the nomination process, you will need to enter:

  • Your details (e.g. name, contact information, date of birth, address, citizenship, gender, education, language competence, short profile description)
  • Your professional details (e.g. academic titles, name of organization, function)
  • SDG Micro-Project information (title, issues and SDGs tackled, general process and implementation)

At the final stage of the nomination process, you will be prompted to attach the following:

  • your motivational statement
  • a portrait picture of yourself (JPEG or PNG format)
  • an introduction video of yourself (max 30 seconds, MP4 or MOV format)
  • your CV
  • a project outline of your SDG Micro Project idea

Step-by-step Process Application Procedure

Interested and qualified applicants for the Ban Ki-moon Global Citizen Scholarship should apply using the steps provided below;

  1. Confirm his or her eligibility status on the website 
  2. Fill in the form using the website below.
  3. Submit your application before the deadline. 

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