Apply for the Ban Ki-Moon Global Citizens Scholarship Program

Deadline: 02 May, 2021

About the Ban Ki-Moon Global Citizens Scholarship Program

The Global Citizen Scholarship Program empowers exceptional young people by facilitating their participation in international conferences as well as tailor-made, short-term academic trainings 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 trainings, and gain insights from expert mentors and workshops provided by the Centre.


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


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

Youth Opportunities HubVirtual expert workshops on the SDGs, project management, fundraising, and more.

Youth Opportunities HubParticipation at the virtual RELX Inspiration Day June 2021.

Youth Opportunities HubOne-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.

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

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

Youth Opportunities HubAlumni Network membership for scholars who successfully complete the program.


Youth Opportunities HubOpen to all African youth regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, or sexual orientation

Youth Opportunities HubAge group 20-35 

Youth Opportunities HubApplicants must have completed at least 1 year of a master’s program, be working towards a PhD, or be within 2 years of graduation from a master’s program or higher.

Youth Opportunities HubApplicants must demonstrate strong dedication to SDGs and the ideals of global citizenship.

Youth Opportunities HubApplicants must provide evidence that they may otherwise not have access to such an opportunity.

Youth Opportunities HubApplicants must provide proof of a minimum English level B2 (European Standards)

Youth Opportunities HubFurther showcasing of scholars and selected projects.


Deadline:  May 2, 2021

Documents: Send to

Youth Opportunities HubCV

Youth Opportunities HubScan of passport or other formal ID

Youth Opportunities HubProof of academic titles and/or enrollment confirmation

Youth Opportunities HubLetter of motivation (max 500 words)

                Youth Opportunities Hub  Why do you want to receive this scholarship?

                Youth Opportunities Hub  Why do you want to attend the “Africa Cities in 2030” summer school with the University of Bordeaux?

                Youth Opportunities Hub   What makes YOU a global citizen?

                Youth Opportunities Hub   Why would you otherwise not have access to this opportunity?

Youth Opportunities HubSDG Micro-Project pitch (max 500 words)

                Youth Opportunities Hub  Describe a project that you would like to implement for the SDGs in your community. It does not need to be a formal proposal; however, it should include a short description of a challenge you wish to address and a manageable project idea that you could implement with minimal financial resources. If you can already think of partners who you would like to work with (local NGOs, schools, companies, city councils etc.), please list these. Should you be chosen for the scholarship, you will be able to adjust and revise the idea as you go through the program.

               Youth Opportunities Hub   To learn about projects that have already been implemented by our scholars, fellows, and mentoring pairs, please visit our website HERE.

Visit Ban Ki-Moon Global Citizens Scholarships Program

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