Ban Ki-Moon Scholarships 2024 for Students

The Ban Ki-Moon Scholarship, offered in collaboration with the Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) in Austria, provides young leaders from specified countries with educational opportunities, mentorship, and financial support to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This initiative combines academic advancement at MCI with practical engagement in global sustainability efforts, under the auspices of former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.

Who Can Apply for Ban Ki Moon Scholarship in 2024?

Are you between 20 and 35 years old, a citizen of Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Ethiopia, or Kenya, and driven by a passion for the SDGs? Do you aspire to learn about entrepreneurship for sustainable development and are ready to implement a localized SDG Micro-Project in your community? If yes, this scholarship offers you the chance to enhance your skills, expand your network, and actively contribute to the global agenda for 2030.

Program Highlights and Benefits

The Ban Ki-Moon Scholarship is more than just financial support; it’s a comprehensive program aimed at fostering leadership, innovation, and commitment towards achieving the SDGs. Selected scholars will benefit from:

  • A Certificate of Achievement upon successful completion of the project, co-signed by the Co-chairs of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens.
  • Full cost coverage for an online summer school with MCI Innsbruck.
  • A USD 500 seed grant to support the implementation of an SDG Micro-Project.
  • Access to various expert workshops and one-on-one mentoring with BKMC Changemaker Alumni.

Expanding Your Educational Horizons

For those looking to further their education, the Ban Ki-Moon Scholarship extends to international students seeking to undertake their Master’s degree at the Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) in Austria. This scholarship, which is open to applicants from all countries, covers €10,000 towards tuition fees for non-European nationals applying for Master’s and Executive Master’s programs in a wide range of fields, both in English and German.

Eligibility and Application Process

Eligibility varies depending on the program, with Master’s degree applicants required to be non-EU citizens and Executive Master’s degree applicants open to all nationalities. Prospective scholars must demonstrate a commitment to the SDGs, have a related Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, and show a willingness to support and continue involvement with the SDGs through their studies.

How to Apply?

Prepare the necessary documents, including your undergraduate degree, a 500-word statement on your SDG commitments, a motivation letter on your future SDG goals, your CV, language proficiency evidence, and a passport copy. Apply via the MCI online application portal and submit your documents for the Ban Ki-Moon Scholarship.

Application Deadline: The call for applications runs from 7 until 25 February 2024 for the GC Scholarship Program, with the deadline for the Master’s scholarship set for 31 March 2024.

Dr. Philip Morgan

(Associate Editor) Dr. Philip Morgan is a postdoctoral fellow and lead author at He earned his Master's and Ph.D. from Stanford before pursuing research in the U.S. on a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship. Leveraging his diverse academic background, Dr. Morgan creates informative articles on scholarships, internships, and fellowships for international students. His expertise and passion empower students to achieve their academic goals through international education opportunities.

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