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Hello Advance Africa,

Mine is a thank you for the good work, I managed to win a scholarship after following tips and guidelines in the newsletter. I am currently pursuing an Msc, thanks to you and my sponsors.


Christine- UK.

Joe, As I am writing this email to you today, I am in United Kingdom pursuing an MBA Global Banking and Finance at Birmingham Business School. Do you know why? It is all because I followed each and every instruction you provided to me on Advance Africa website.

The tips, interview techniques, essay writing skills and the frequent scholarship updates have made my dreams come true.

I have been awarded £10,000 MBA African Scholarship 2011/12 by Birmingham Business School.

I emerged the only winner after competing with a number of applicants from Africa.

I wrote the best essay and performed extremely well during the 45 minutes telephone interviews!!!!!!!

All this is because of your encouragement.





Dear Joe,

I hope this finds you in great health and spirit. I am Grace Mburu. I write to thank for your good work. I have benefitted from your newsletters, last month I participated in an international training on Child Rights in Sweden.

Am so happy for the opportunity to learn so much, I believe our children, community and my country will benefit from what I have learnt.

As I look forward to attend phase 2 in Spring next year, I will forever remain grateful to you.

Best regards,

Grace Mburu-Nyahururu.

Hi Joe,

Accept greetings from Austria where I am doing an MA in Peace and Conflict Studies.

This has been thanks to the scholarship updates you have been sending to me. Once more, I am very grateful. I will always be forever indebted to you.

Thank you.

Shien Vifansi (from Cameroon)

Dear Joe,

I am pleased to inform you that I was awarded the VLIR scholarship to pursue postgraduate course in Master of Statistics in Biostatistics at Universiteit Hasselt, Belgium.

I would like to thank you for your commitment, hardwork and dedication to provide many scholarship opportunities to prospective students thought out the continent.

I have shared the opportunites with my colleagues, friends, family members and suggested to them to subscribe to the newsletter and share with others as well.

Many african students have benefited from these scholarships opportunities and I just happen to be one of them. May the good Lord continue to bless you more and more every new day

Thank you so much,

Kimeu Muthusi,

Universiteit Hasselt.

Dear Joe

I have never sent you a message to thank you for the job well done. Allow me say last year I got two scholarships one to study in Sweden and second one to study a collaborative masters program in agricuture for Africa.

I thank you for giving the motivation and inspiration to work to look and apply for scholarship. I am finishing my masters and I am looking forward to do my Phd and I believe will give me an opportunity again. All my colleagues now are working to apply for the scholarship.

Initailly they thought I was wasting time but now they believe that this newsletter really helps.

Good day.

John Llukor.


Hello Joe!

Thank you once again for the initiative and the good work you are doing.

I must also appreciate that through your site I have obtained a short course scholarship in Netherlands in April.

Tony Wenani


I am one kind of person who finds the Advance Africa Newsletter very informative, educative and useful.

The AWARD (African Women in Agricultural Research and Development) Fellowship that I won last year is attributed to Advance Africa Newsletter. I have shared the same with a number of colleagues and they tell me the newsletter is superb.

Thank you.



Dear Ngugi,

Thanks for all the updates and information you have endlessly given me. I want to take this opportunity to appreciate your efforts and gesture, I finally got a scholarship form RUFORUM and I am in JKUAT having my masters under Research methods - a very exciting and unusual course and new in the world.

Thanks and God bless you,


Hildah N. Wambani,

Research Methods Student,

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology,

Nairobi, Kenya.

Dear Joe,

This is to thank you so much for your emails to me. I want to inform you that I won the 'HIV TRUST Scholarship' and I plan to go to USA for two months early September 2010.

I got this advert from your emails to me. I am now very sure I will also get an MPH scholarship which I always look for.

Kind regards

Annet Nakaganda


Dear Joe,

Today I am elated as I have received an offer letter from the Erasmus Mundus Journalism and Media within Globalisation programme that I came across on your website. The programme starts in August and with it comes a full scholarship and an opportunity to study in three countries for one degree.

May God continue to bless you for providing this information to us free of charge. I pray that your blessings may come back in ten-folds.

Asante sana.

Judy Wanderi

Nyeri, Kenya
Dear Joe Ngugi

Please receive my heartfelt pleasure I enjoyed because of your incredible, genuine and hands-on support that has been benefiting many African students which is basics to 21st century (i.e. information). I do have due respect and admiration to you and your colleagues there.

Using the information, I found in Advance Africa Newsletter, I have won a scholarship opportunity from Erasmus Mundus. The Erasmus Mundus scholarship in SUFONAMA will enable me to pursue my MSc by next September 2009 in (Denmark and Wales).

You helped many others and me with such consistency information that is free from spam and cheating.

Thank you very much indeed. Keep up it as usual.

Yours truly,

Seid Muhie

Addis Ababa


Hi Joe,

This is Justine Sipho Chitengi a subscriber from Zambia. I am a very young Lawyer (Advocate) by profession and was retained as a Staff Development Fellow (SDF) by the University of Zambia to lecture Business Law and Contract Law.

I am so delighted to inform you that after a long search through your Scholarships pool, I have finally been awarded the Prestigious DAAD Scholarship to pursue a split Master of Laws Degree (LLM) in International Criminal Justice tenable at the Humboldt University of Berlin.

I am scheduled to fly from Zambia this afternoon, hence thought of appreciating your work.


Humble Regards,

Justine Sipho Chitengi


Dear Joe,

Just to say thank you for the massive scholarship information. Through the Advance Africa newsletter, I have been offered a Full Fee waiver to do a Ph.D.

The information had come at a time when I had given all the hopes of securing any funding for the Ph.D. I do not have much to say apart from thanking you for your untiring commitment to your continent - Africa. May the good Lord to bless you abundantly.

Andrew Mzembe

Malawi Dear Joe,

I am writing to appreciate you upon your commitment is creating opportunities for both the disadvantaged and the able in developing their career.

Referencing to the articles of "March 27 2008, ISSUE #071." in which the advertisement below appeared:

"Full MSc Water and Waste Engineering Scholarships - Distance Learning

Loughborough University, UK is offering eight full-fee scholarships for students to study the Water and Waste Engineering MSc by distance learning over a period of up to five years. The awards are only available to nationals of Commonwealth countries who are resident in their home country or in another qualifying Commonwealth country."

I took an initiative to apply for the same. I was offered the scholarship and am due to start my studies by 15th Jan 2008. When I received the information I could not believe I would be among the 8 students selected for the program. I now believe striving and having positive mind pays.

This mail therefore serves to give you a feedback and to appreciate you so much for the endeavours you are putting in reaching the people and create opportunities for developing their career.

Thanks so much

Best wishes,

Thomas Ameny

Farmer Field School Assistant


Lira Field Office,

Otim Tom Road,

Lira, Uganda.
Dear Mr Joe Ngugi,

I am so delighted to communicate you from this part of the world. I am called Simon Nzie of Cameroon nationality. If you could recall, I gave you a call from Cameroon about two months ago informing you that I won the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship - Thanks to the Advance-Africa.Com website.

I promised getting back to you as soon as possible but unfortunately I could not meet up as planned because of my academic load. Well, it is better to be late than never. That's why I am sending this mail to you today.

I do not really have much to say but just to appreciate your wonderful and relentless work you are doing towards the improvement of humanity. Its really wonderful, more grease to your elbow.

I will be spending one year in Germany and the following year in UK. After this, I will be going back to my mother land to share the knowledge and experiences gotten with other fellow Cameroonians.

To end, I am available for any assistance needed towards the achievement of this blessed website. Lets all join our hands and make our Continent-Africa, "A PLACE TO BE."

Long Live Advance-Africa.Com, Long Live the People of Africa, Long Live the People of the World.

God Bless You All.

Simon N.NTI

Erasmus Mundus M.Sc. Student

Institute of International Forestry

Forest and Forest Products

Faculty of Forest, Geo and Hydro Sciences,

Department of Forest Sciences,

Technische Universitat 01092

Dresden, Germany.

Dear Advance Africa,

I am now in Norway for my MSc! I am sorry I am late to share you this news! This is your fruit!

You may remember last year when I was in Mekelele University, Ethiopia! I was asking you a lot how to get scholarship abroad! You gave me a lot of advice on how to search! has taught me a lot! After that I became good digger! Searcher!

This year I got two scholarships!

1. In Norway- International Environmental Studies where I am attending now.
2. Belgium- GIS- Governance!

Really I would like to appreciate you a lot for your dedication to helping young and poor people of Africa.

Best wishes!

Hailemariam Meaza,

University of Life Science,

UMB, Norway.
Thank you Joe for information.

This time am in the Netherlands undertaking my MSc studies.You really contributed a lot towards my quick win of my scholarship.

I advise those interested in further studies to follow up these links and am sure they will succeed as it was my case.


Mr Ijumulana Julian

Tutorial Assistant( Geomatics)

T.G.E Department

Faculty of CEBE



Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Dear Joe,

I am writing to thank you so much for the great job that you are doing. I heard about this website last year through a friend of mine, I subscribed immediately and within less than a year, I have gotten my self a scholarship through your newsletters.

Unbelievable! I am recommending this website to all my friends because it’s just so unbelievable. My friends can’t believe that I made it within less than a year.

I am currently in Gothenburg, Sweden pursuing a Masters degree in International Social Work and Human Rights. Joe, I can’t thank you enough.

Thank you for allowing God to use you as an instrument of peace, hope and prosperity. There is nothing I can give you to say thank you, not even a million dollars, if I had it, would be enough, but I pray for God's blessings upon your love.

May He reward you abundantly and prosper you according to his will.

Thank you so much Joe.

Kind regards,

Peninah Kansiime (Ugandan)


Dear Joe,

I hope you are fine.

Am glad to inform you that through your scholarship Newsletter, I was able to secure three scholarships for the academic year 2008/09; Viz; UPEACE, JJ/WBGSP and VLIR. I decided to accept the VLIR scholarship and am now pursuing a Master in Development Evaluation and Management at the Institute of Development Policy and Management of the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

It would be a great insincerity for me not to send you my heart felt gratitude for availing me the information about scholarship opportunities. If I were Professor Shakespeare, I would have coined new words for you, but kindly accept my humble gratitude.

Please keep the fire burning all over Africa!


Omwa Samuel Samson (Ugandan)

VLIR-ICP Scholar 2008/09

Institute of Development Policy and Management

University of Antwerp

Thanks for your mailings,

I would like to appreciate your efforts. Through this information, I successfully got a scholarship to Belgium.

As I communicate to you now, I have enrolled for an Msc. Aquaculture at Ghent on a full scholarship.

Regards and God bless you.

Lulijwa Ronald.
Hello Joe,

I hope you are fine. Well am so happy to inform you that your last mail helped me a lot.

It was about paid volunteering. I applied for paid volunteering with UN.

And do you know what? They agreed to give me my first assignment in the near future. Thanks Joe and thanks to Advance-Africa.

I will let you know when I get my first assignment okay? Thanks once again and bye for now.


Thank you for the newsletters. They have been so helpful. I got to know about you from a mail you sent to my friend Phionah.

I then applied for one of the scholarships you put up for University of Nottingham in UK.

I followed some of your tips to polish my scholarship application and here I am now, at the university studying a Masters in Public Health under the commonwealth shared scholarship.

I have subscribed in many of my friends and I hope they too can make it.

I am looking forward to helping as many people as possible to subscribe with Advance Africa.

Thank you for all the tips to success.

Thank you so much.

Kind regards

Mary Gorrethy

Kampala, Uganda.

I am pleased to inform your office that you are doing a good job. I have been invited to visit University of Liz, Austria for three months starting September.

This is through Advance-Africa. Continue. To others let us use this opportunity. Thanks God bless.


Nairobi, Kenya.
My birth day gift for 2008 was a scholarship to study LLM in England. I am so grateful that you made this become a reality to me through your wonderful magazine. Please, I will be glad to support your effort in any way when I return. Regards Okot Braxton
Thanks a million for the information you posted on DAAD Scholarship. I applied for and got it. I will soon be on my way to Germany for a Masters in International Health.

I am highly indebted to you guys. Hope it opens the door for a mutually beneficial relationship with you.

Wakdet Lawrence

Jos - Nigeria Thanks Joe, I would wish to sincerely appreciate your effort that has made me reach this far. Personally I am humbled by your commitment to help others, an aspect which is very rare in most human beings.

I wish to inform you that through the Advance-Africa.Com newsletter, I have won a scholarship with DAAD to study one of the top MSc programme (Agricultural Sciences and Resource Management in the Tropics and Subtropics) in Bonn University Germany...I am elated and God bless you.

Atela Odiwuor Dear Joe, I am very grateful to you for your continued information on scholarships over the years.

At long run GOD has heard my cry. I have been awarded University of Queensland scholarship to cater for tuition and accommodation for me and my family. I will start my PhD program in Australia by July God willing.

Keep your good work up and may many students come to benefit through your efforts for the glory of God.

Best of regards,

John. Dear sir/madam, It is my pleasure to tell you that I won a scholarship in Denmark For MSc in Environmental and Natural Resources Economics which is a 2 year programme which will start in August.

And Advance Africa helped me a lot in searching scholarship sites in addition to sending me scholarship news for the past above one year.

And still I will expect you to send me PhD scholarship news form now onwards.

Thank you so much.

Mohammed Hussen Hi Joe, Let me take this opportunity to tell you that you have always met my needs. Infact I just received a scholarship to attend a diploma course in the Netherlands, sponsored by the NUFFIC. I got this opportunity after going through your newsletter last year.

I will be going to Netherlands on 30th march - 14 June for a diploma course in food and nutrition security. Clearly, you have met my needs and am sure of many others I have forwarded this newsletter to for subscription.

Thank you.

Elizabeth Echoka

Dear Joe, My name is Maria Namusoke from Uganda, a fan of Advance-Africa.Com which is indeed an inspirational magazine. I have received it throughout the year and I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation to you people for all your efforts and inspirational articles, scholarships and everything.

I think other fans can bear me witness that this magazine has added value to the lives of many this year and years to come.

I personally have already won my self a scholarship and oh my God, am starting my studies in January, an MA in Education and International Development, University of London - on line (long distance) and I will be working while studying.

In fact, the only word that can crown it all is THANK YOU SO MUCH to Advance-Africa.Com and Joe Ngugi in particular.

Best regards

Maria Namusoke


I got a scholarship to Korea through this website and I sent my appreciation to work you are doing. Please continue to help more and more. Bye. Agnes Odongo

Hi Joe, I'm elated to inform you that I finally got a scholarship to study at the University of Cape Town. Classes begin in late January... Keep up the excellent work you do for all of us. Thank you very much. Vincent

Thanks for the great work Joe, Am not kidding, this is the best website I have ever come across as regards scholarships especially for African students. Well researched info and the packaging is great. Am going to tell my friends about it.

Continue doing this work its such am amazing opportunity you are giving to African students.


Anne, Uganda.

Hello Joe,

I hope you are doing fine, I will like to inform you that I have secured a scholarship for my LLM studies at the University of Dar es Salaam for the academic year 2007/2008. The scholarship is by the Belgium Embassy through the Belgium Technical Cooperation.(BTC)

I do appreciate the work you are doing, I hope others will benefit through your website, however this does not mean that you should not send me more newsletters.


Doris Andrew

Hello Joe, From many newsletters that you were sending me about scholarships I have benefited from one and fortunately I have won the POLITECNICO DI TORINO.

Now as I am writing this letter to you am very happy and grateful to what you have been doing to assist many Africans round the clock so that the advance their lives and become the driving brain of the continent.

For me I will be pursuing and engineering course in electronic and computer.

May God help you for your hard work.



Jaafar Aden.

Hi. I am happy to inform you that through your good work of sending the scholarships, I managed to get scholarship to do master in computer science in Korea and I am already in Korea and the classes are starting next week. May God bless you for the good work you are doing... Agnes Owuato Odongo.

Hello Joe. Thanks for all the newsletters you have been sending to me. I am glad to inform you that I got a full Erasmus Mundus scholarship for a Masters in Human Rights practice. I leave for studies on the 24th of August.

Thank you so much for all the updates. I have shared your newsletter with nearly all my family and friends. I am confident they will also benefit from your news.

Kind Regards.


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