Scholarships for Zambians

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In this article you will find information on scholarships available to Zambians to study both in Zambia and internationally.

To explore the opportunities available by country simply click on the links below or scroll down the page:

Zambia Bursaries Committee

The first point of call for most students in Zambia will be the The Higher Education Loans and Scholarships Board (HELSB). HELSB replaced the Bursaries Committee and has taken over the administration of student loans and scholarships from the Bursaries Committee.

For more information on the bursaries, scholarships and student loans available from HELSB visit:

United States

You can discover a variety of U.S. government-sponsored educational and professional exchange programs via the US Embassy in Zambia.  Exceptional Zambian graduate or post graduate students are however encouraged to apply for the Fulbright Fellowship Program, which is directly funded by the United States Government. Those that are interested in studying in the USA should check the financial aid available from individual colleges and universities.

United Kingdom 

The British Council provides a list of scholarships available to those interested in studying in the UK via their excellent website – Here you can search for available scholarships via subject. You can also find information on other scholarships that the British Council manages or administers.


Awards available to foreign students for study and research in Canada can be found at It provides a searchable list of scholarships available to Zambians interested in studying in Zambia.


Those interested in studying in Australia can find information at This government run website provides lots of useful information regarding studying in Australia. You can also search the list of scholarship opportunities available to Zambians.


If you are interested in studying in Sweden you can find out more at The website states that the Swedish Institute provides over 500 scholarships each year. In addition, it states that some universities may offer scholarships directly to high-performing students.


CUCAS (China’s University and College Admission System) provides information to those interested in studying in China.

Additional Scholarship Resources

In addition to the sources of information listed above there are also several charities and listing websites that provide access to scholarship and bursary information.

Rhodes Scholarship

The Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards supporting outstanding all-round students at the University of Oxford, UK. Each year  83 Rhodes Scholars are selected from 14 countries or groupings of countries around the world. For more information visit:

The Beit Trust Scholarship

The Beit Trust offers a small number of Scholarships abroad for postgraduate studies or research to graduates who are domiciled in Malawi, Zambia or Zimbabwe.  Scholarships are taken up at a university in the United Kingdom, Ireland or South Africa, for study in a subject of the individual’s choice appropriate to the needs of the beneficial area. To find out more visit:

Chevening Scholarship

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme. Chevening Scholars come from more than 150 countries and territories worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU), and the Scholarships support more than 1500 individuals each year. To find out more visit:

Scholarships 4 Development

Another method of searching for scholarships is through online scholarship listing website. Scholarships 4 Development is a one such website that provides details of scholarships available worldwide. Zambians interested in finding a scholarship can search for scholarships for Zambians and filter the scholarships by level of study, field of study and place of study. We recently searched found numerous worldwide scholarship opportunities open to Zambians as well as other international students.

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