Funding + Scholarships

The Survey 54 Bursary Scheme

As part of the school’s commitment to increasing diversity and participation in research on Africa, thanks again to our Partners at Survey 54, we are pleased to announce that our bursary scheme is open to prospective students at the School of Pan African Thought in 2024

Survey 54 have committed another £30,000 in financial provision for African talent and professionals from less advantaged backgrounds in West and East Africa, South America and Asia. 

The financial support will remove any financial barriers and enable recipients to focus on their courses of study at the school. If you are one of the successful students, you will receive up to 75%. of your fees paid commencement of any course in 2024.

“The team here at Survey 54 are hugely impressed with the mission at the School of Pan African Thought. We share in their vision for education and research that amplifies Africa and African voices. That is why we are proud to again offer this opportunity and investment in the future change agents and leaders of our continent”

Stephan Eyeson
Co-Founder + CEO

“Survey 54 are the future of data and data analytics in Africa. To have their backing for 2024 again is monumental news. It enables us continue building a global student body inclusive of the most underrepresented talent in Africa and the diaspora. We are grateful to Stephan & Samuel for believing in our work, and continuing their huge contribution to the growth of our school.” 

Nigel Stewart
Founder & Director

Key Dates

Applications open:
9.00am GMT on 1st March 2024
Application deadline:
Midnight GMT on 31st  March 2024


To be considered for funding, you will need to meet the following criteria and provide evidence to support your application:

  • 24 – 40 years old and of African decent
  • An East African, West Africa, Asian or South American national
  • Currently working or entering a related career
  • Graduated from (or already attending) a mainstream university to study for a degree in one of the areas related to your course of interest.
  • Based on where you live your family has an annual household income of no more than £12,247
  • Submit a completed application and supporting materials by the application deadline 31st March 24.
  • Demonstrate financial need through the application and supporting materials.

Preference will be given to the most well qualified diverse applicants, with an emphasis on those who are from an underrepresented group.

We reserve the right to request additional evidence if, in our view, the initial supporting documentation is not sufficient to verify your eligibility.

How to apply

Download, complete and submit the application form

Deadline for submission: 31st March 2024

  • You must provide one document, that includes a photograph of yourself to confirm your identity, for example a valid passport.
  • You must also supply proof of residency and proof of address.
  • When submitting evidence please send COPIES or SCANS ONLY, do not send original documents because they will not be returned.

Application Outcomes

  • Applications will be assessed on an ongoing basis sent to confirm our decision 7 days after submission.
  • If your application is approved, you must be prepared to start in April 2024.
  • Applications will be assessed on an ongoing basis sent to confirm our decision 7 days after submission.
  • If your application is approved, you must be prepared to start in April 2024.


  • The 2024 scheme closes at midnight on March 31st.
  • Please note that late applications, under any circumstances, will not be accepted.
  • Only one application per person per academic year can be submitted.
  • Award will be paid directly to the institution.