Scholarship Opportunities in Somalia

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Scholarships for Somali students

Somalia is a country located in the Horn of Africa which is bordered by Kenya to the southwest, the Gulf of Aden and Yemen to the north, the Indian Ocean to the east, Ethiopia to the west, and Djibouti to the northwest. Somalia’s ties to the Arab world allowes it to be accepted into the Arab League in 1974 has unceasing scholarship support from the Arab society.

Somalian scholarships are endless and are increasing almost every day. Somali governments, universities and other institutions offer fully-funded scholarships to international students. These scholarships are designed to encourage and help scholars in pursuing their educational careers. Some developed countries also provide scholarships to the students which sometimes are fully funded;

Some of these scholarship programs include:

  • Chevening scholarship program for Somalia
  • Turkey scholarship for Somali students
  • Somali scholarship program
  • The UK scholarship grant

The Somalian government is committed to providing more scholarships and assist in finding other funding opportunities to increase the number of international students in the country. Furthermore, as the number of state and foundation universities increases, the number of international students increases accordingly. Overall, scholarships are awarded to successful applicants based on their scores achieved in international or national examinations and their high school or undergraduate grades. Full or partial scholarships are applied towards tuition for education.

Universities here offer merit scholarships to those who have outstanding academic records. Scholarships are granted for the program the student is enrolled in and are continued throughout the regular period of the student’s education. The normal duration of the scholarship is 5 years for those who must join an English language preparatory program and four years for those who start directly as a freshman.


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