12 of the best information sites on global grants, scholarships and competitions


With the internet, we all are open to opportunities in different parts of the world. These opportunities come in a wide diversity of sectors and categories. On our listings here, we shall focus on grants, scholarships, fellowships, conferences and competitions that open doors of opportunities for students, public and private sector workers, business people and development professionals who are keen on gaining a competitive edge in their niche. They get to enjoy completely empowering new experiences and grow a valuable international network.

Many sites across the web provide great resources on these openings. Some of these sites have regional focus but all of them still field a vast array of regular opportunities for international prospects.  Here we list some of the noteworthy sites you can find across the web:

scholarship-positions Scholarship-Positions.com was started in 2007 by Oxford University graduates for helping international students in finding suitable scholarships to study abroad. They have helped thousands of students in securing scholarships and financial aid in the world’s top universities.The objective is to help international students in finding matching scholarships – just in time

sqore.com: Sqore connects people to educational and career opportunities through skill-based competitions. They also have a good sister site studentcompetitions.com that connects students to the best opportunities from across the world.

heysuccess.com: HeySuccess is the choice of thriving students and graduates as it offers key ingredients for their career development and success. Here prospects can access thousands of opportunities in over 180 countries (internships, scholarships, graduate positions, student conferences, and competitions).

opportunitydesk.org: Opportunity Desk (OD) is a site that shares information on relevant learning and growth opportunities for young people around the world.

youthop.com: As can be seen on their site, they say they are the largest opportunity discovery platform for youth across the world. Millions of youth have trusted them as the most effective platform to find latest opportunities for free and avail important educational content for continued self-development.

mladiinfo.eu: Is dedicated to helping young people fulfil their educational potential as they are challenged by many educational disadvantages caused by either personal, social, cultural or economic circumstance. It is updated and supported by young local and European volunteers, with the goal to bring international opportunities: scholarships, internships, conferences, and volunteering openings to students in Macedonia and all around the world

edu-active.com: Is a well-updated platform that also features a vast mix of news, articles, events, training conference, workshops and also scholarships, grants among other opportunity announcements

opportunitiesforafricans.com: is a platform designed to connect Africans to the latest life changes opportunities from around the world. With valuable content for other prospects from any part of the world.

afterschoolafrica.com: Founded in 2009, AfterSchoolAfrica (ASA) is the go-to source for Young, Smart & Ambitious students and learners, seeking local and international educational and developmental Opportunities. An online platform for African students to explore scholarships, funding and grant opportunities locally and internationally.

scholars4dev.com: scholars4dev, short for Scholarships for Development, is an updated listing of international scholarships that are open to students from developing countries and international students in general.

for9a.com: FORSA is the Arab world’s first platform with access to educational and capacity-building opportunities and experiences that fit your interests and passions. Through FORSA’s interactive website and application, you can access educational opportunities, scholarships, internships and job offers for new graduates that are tailored to your requirements, abilities, and interests.

You will find that sites like petersons.com, fastweb.com, etc are more suitable for student scholarship and financial aid opportunities; while sites like vc4a.com, 500.co, gust.com, pitchbook.com, etc. are more suitable for startup funding opportunities. In any case, always use a good search engine like Google to do more research tailored to suit your personal objectives.