2023 Learn Africa Canarias Programme

Final list of selected candidates

The outcome of the remaining specialized courses will be published in the coming months.

Selected candidates 2023 specialized courses

Selected candidates 2023 spanish languages courses


With the sponsorship of the Ministry of Economy, Knowledge and Employment of the Government of the Canary Islands, the Women for Africa Foundation launches, for the third consecutive year, an online scholarship programme with the aim of offering complementary training opportunities to those African women enrolled in university or who have already completed undergraduate or postgraduate university studies.

Since the launch of Learn Africa Canarias in 2020, 670 women from 44 African countries have been able to enroll in one or more of the online courses attached to the 900 scholarships offered under the programme to date.

This year’s call includes a wide variety of courses in different subjects, including specialized short courses, Spanish courses and university training courses designed by the Universities of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) and La Laguna (ULL), and their foundations, Fundación Universitaria de Las Palmas (FULP) and Fundación Canaria General de la Universidad de La Laguna (FGULL), respectively, as well as by the Technological Institute of the Canary Islands (ITC).

All of them will be taken online and are scheduled to be delivered between October of this year and April 2024.

Places are limited, so only one application per person is allowed for each group of scholarships, that is, a specialized course scholarship and, additionally, a Spanish language course scholarship. Hurry up and don’t miss out on your scholarship!

Enrollment period

The application deadline has been extended for those specialized courses that have not yet been filled.

The registration period will remain open until September 20th 2023 (23.59 hours CET). 

The courses will be closed as the places are completed, therefore, it is recommended to submit the application as soon as possible.

Only applications received through the website will be accepted; those sent through email will not be accepted.

General requirements


  • Be a woman and have the nationality of an African country.
  • Be enrolled in an African university or have a university degree issued in an African country. The degree required may vary depending on the scholarship requested (see detailed information of each scholarship).
  • Have a stable internet connection and the appropriate technical equipment (computer, laptop, tablet …). All courses are delivered online.
  • Fulfill the specific requirements and have the technical/technological material required for the scholarship you are applying for.
  • Only one application per person for each group of scholarships will be accepted (a specialized course and, additionally, a Spanish language course).

Required documents

IMPORTANT: The files with the required documentation must meet the following requirements:

  • Format: png, gif, jpg, jpeg, pdf, doc, docx, ppt or rtf
  • Maximum size: 4MB.

If the files do not meet these requirements, your documents will not be uploaded and your application will not be valid.

To apply for a scholarship, you will need to attach the following documents:

  • National identity card/Passport
  • Photo
  • CV
  • University Degree (as required)
  • Academic Record
  • Motivation letter
  • Official language level accreditation if required
  • Any document specifically required by the scholarship


The application deadline has been extended for those specialized courses that have not yet been filled.

Through this call for scholarships, language courses, short university courses and specialized courses are offered. Remember that you can only apply for one scholarship from each group, and that all the courses will be taken online.

Bear in mind that a high level of the language in which the courses are taught (Spanish, English or French) is required.

The final outcome will be published between 10th-15th October on our website (www.mujeresporafrica.es). Only selected candidates will be personally contacted.

Before applying, have a look at each group of scholarships to check the courses available:

How to apply

In the following link you can find a guide where we explain how to apply for a scholarship, step by step:

How to apply

Evaluation criteria

A committee of evaluators from the Women for Africa Foundation will conduct a first evaluation of all the applications on the basis of the documents received.

Specifically, the following documents will be taken into account:

  • CV
  • Motivation letter
  • Languages

The final selection will be agreed upon with each of the partner universities and the results will be personally communicated to each of the selected candidates.

The final outcome will not be personally communicated to unsuccessful candidates.

Scholarship acceptance

Once the selected candidates have been informed, they will have seven working days to accept the scholarship. Failure to express acceptance within the established period implies the loss of the scholarship and its reassignment to the next candidate according to the order established in the selection process.


Beneficiary Commitment

Once the online studies have been completed, beneficiaries agree to:

  • Provide the Women for Africa Foundation a brief report on their academic and personal experience.
  • Fill in a survey so that the Women for Africa Foundation can carry out an evaluation of the scholarship programme results and, where appropriate, introduce modifications and improvements to it.
  • Beneficiaries will become part of the Learn Africa program alumnae network and will be invited to participate in follow-up, exchange and training activities (mentoring, coaching, peer support, etc.) that will be organized through an online platform designed for this purpose.
  • The Women for Africa Foundation and the partner universities may make total or partial use of the content included in the reports delivered by beneficiaries upon completion of their scholarships, either on their website or in any of their publications. In this regard, the Women for Africa Foundation may mention the name of the report’s author.

Scholarship Coverage and Requirements

  • These online scholarships cover registration, tuition fees and certificate issuance costs.
  • You must have a properly configured computer equipment and operating system to follow the online course, including Internet connection, web browser, operating system, desktop applications, webcam, Zoom/Microsoft Teams applications, etc.
  • In order to know the language of the course you want to apply for, it is important that you read carefully the information shown in the description of the course you are interested in. Before applying, make sure you are aware of all the language and additional requirements.
  • For those courses delivered in Spanish, a high level is required. This level will be proved through the presentation of a recognized language diploma/certificate, or through a telephone interview with the University.
  • The beneficiary agrees to present a scanned copy of her university degree to the Spanish university.

Frequently asked questions


  • Places are limited, so only one application per person is allowed for each group of scholarships.You may apply for a specialized course scholarship and/or a Spanish language course scholarship.
  • Before applying for a scholarship, make sure you meet the General Requirement as well as the specific requirements listed in the description of the scholarship you want to apply for.
  • Make sure you have a good Internet connection to be able to follow the courses remotely.
  • Prepare in advance each and every document required to apply for the scholarship (Required Documents).
  • Check your email regularly (the one you provided in your application) to find out if you have been selected. Remember that if you are selected, you will have 7 natural days to accept the scholarship after receiving the notification.


Selected candidates will be informed personally through email.

Unsuccessful candidates will not.

The final outcome of the process will be published on our website (www.mujeresporafrica.es) between 10th-15th October.

No, we won’t. You should check regularly our website (www.mujeresporafrica.es), where we will publish the final result of the process mid-October.

No, you can’t. When you decide to apply for the scholarship, make sure you have all the necessary documents to attach ready.

You will receive a confirmation email. Make sure you check all your email folders, including the spam one.


You don’t have to do anything, just wait for the final outcome.

If you are selected, you will be contacted personally through email and, subsequently, the results will be published on our website.


These scholarships cover tuition, academic fees and the issuance of the certificate obtained.

You must have a properly configured computer equipment and operating system to follow the online course, including Internet connection, web browser, operating system, desktop applications, webcam, Zoom/Microsoft Teams applications, etc.

The courses will be held between October 2023 and April 2024. The exact dates depend on the scholarship requested. You should consult the dates for each course. Some courses will be held throughout the year and no specific start date will be indicated, as they will be held when a minimum group of students is formed.

Yes, the scholarships change every year and so do their requirements. We encourage you to apply for the scholarship you like the most.

Yes, you can send your application in new calls even though you have already benefitted from one our cholarships in the past.

No, only applications received through the website will be evaluated.


If you have any questions, it is very important that you consult the FAQ section to answer them.

IMPORTANT: We will not respond to queries that are answered in that section.

For truly urgent issues that are not answered in the previous section, you can send an email to:



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