Deadline: 03 April, 2022

The Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens has opened applications for the 2022 Global Citizen Scholarships.

The programme is designed to empower exceptional young people who are passionate about taking action for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular, for SDG 11 (sustainable cities and communities).


  • Full cost coverage for summer school training with the University of Bordeaux and coverage of skills training
  • A €500 seed grant to support the implementation of an SDG Micro-Project to be distributed after the successful submission of a project proposal
  • Certificate of achievement awarded after the successful completion of the SDG Micro-Project signed by co-chairs of the Ban Ki-moon Centre
  • Alumni Network membership for scholars who successfully complete the programme and earn their certificate
  • Further platforming of scholars and selected projects on RELX’s SDG Resource Centre, the BKMC website, social media, and international forums


  • African youth from one of five African countries with rising cities experiencing rapid urbanisation: Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, and Morocco
  • Applicants must be between the ages of 20 and 35
  • Applicants must be graduates or doctoral/postdoctoral students or be recent graduates of a master’s level programme or higher
  • Applicants must demonstrate strong dedication to the SDGs (particularly SDG 11) and the ideals of global citizenship
  • Applicants must provide evidence that they may otherwise not have access to such an opportunity
  • Applicants must provide proof of a minimum English level B2 (European standards)

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: Heinrich Böll Stiftung


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