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Opportunity Desk (OD) is the largest online platform that shares information on relevant learning and growth opportunities for youth around the world. It helps young people prepare for the future connecting them with grants, scholarships, fellowships, awards, conferences, jobs, internships, and more.

These are 5 things you need to know:

  1. Opportunity Desk Website
  2. Types of opportunities that you can find
  3. Get some inspiration from the blog
  4. Get mentorship
  5. How to apply for opportunities?

1. Opportunity Desk Website

2. Types of opportunities that you can find

a. Conferences

  • Training

b. Scholarships

  • Undergraduate
  • Masters/Postgraduate
  • PHD/Postdoctoral
  • Study Abroad

c. Competitions

  • Grants
  • Awards

d. Fellowships

e. Jobs

  • Internships
  • Volunteering

Besides searching by type of opportunity you can also search by Region.

3. Get some inspiration from the blog

Opportunity Desk also counts with a blog in which you can find:

  • Young person of the month: you can read the life stories of change makers that have been helping to build a better world.
  • Success stories: find successful application process experiences and advice on how to get scholarships, fellowships, grants and other opportunities.
  • OD Facebook live: Past Facebook live sessions with advice on how to succeed with different opportunities.
  • How to: find advice on scholarships, applications, interviews and general tips.

4. Get mentorship

The Opportunity Desk Mentorship program provides support to the people seeking advice with their applications to global opportunities.

  • Who can participate? Every person applying to any opportunity published on the OD website.
  • Benefits: advice and essay, resume & CV editing.

5. How to apply for opportunities?

It’s very easy to apply for an opportunity, just follow these steps:

  • Select in the main menu the type of opportunity you are looking for.
  • Check the characteristics of the opportunity, specifically make sure that you meet the requirements to apply (citizenship, residency, and experience).
  • If you qualify for the opportunity go to its website (all the opportunities will have a link to the website of the institution that is offering them.
  • Make your application: get ready and start gathering all the documents you need to apply.
  • Tips for a successful application: Keep in mind that in the application process for almost all of these programs you will be asked to prove a good level of English, your academic records, letters of recommendation and your CV.
    • English level: the exams that are usually required are the TOEFL iBT or the IELTS.
    • Academic records: if your academic records are not in English, usually you can ask your High School or University for a translation, otherwise search for a sworn translator in your city.
    • Letters of Recommendation: ask your professors/bosses to write you a recommendation letter with time to secure a quality letter.
    • CV: create a good CV highlighting the achievements that are related to the scholarship. Find the best tips to write a compelling CV on this post: “How to create a professional CV that will get you the job”

If you are looking for more scholarships to study abroad check the post “How to win scholarships to study abroad”

If you are looking for more volunteer programs abroad check the post “How to find paid volunteer projects abroad”

Are you interested in finding opportunities to go abroad? In the Scholarship Finder, you can discover a wide list of scholarships, work opportunities, volunteer projects, contests, entrepreneurial support, and virtual courses!

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  1. 02/04/2020 / 10:57 AM

    I am ikechukwu okonkwo Emmanuel, a Nigerian, I am a professional make up artist and hair stylist. 21 years of age. Aspiring to further my education.

  2. 20/03/2020 / 12:31 AM

    I am a Nigerian by name Ezejinkeya Chibuzo Humphrey, i studied optometry and am searching for any grant competition or scholarship, do well to notify me, thanks

  3. Ojile Clement Ojile
    19/12/2019 / 10:53 PM

    I am looking for competition (grants).am from Nigeria

  4. Marlion Nyaboke
    07/11/2019 / 6:15 AM

    I am Kenyan , interested in a scholarship abroad for undergraduate studies

  5. Marlion Nyaboke
    07/11/2019 / 6:14 AM

    Interesting, I would like to see more opportunities available

  6. Domi Francis
    18/10/2019 / 2:34 AM

    I need a scholarship to study .. masters in Accounting

  7. Maurice Asuquo Ikpeme
    12/08/2019 / 5:19 PM

    Please I am interested conferences and trainings. Thanks

  8. Maurice Asuquo Ikpeme
    12/08/2019 / 5:16 PM

    Please I am conferences and trainings. Thanks

  9. Ngomba Paul Philip
    02/08/2019 / 11:10 AM

    I really and appreciate this site
    At least it help us the non opportune to have hopes of a better life ahead

  10. James J. Kromah
    17/07/2019 / 12:45 PM

    I want scholarship

  11. 16/07/2019 / 3:47 PM

    I am a Nigerian by birth, and I am interested in furthering my education in Anatomy, I have an msc so I am interested on any full scholarship for PhD in Anatomy, thanks.

  12. Sipply Mekie Dugbeh
    27/06/2019 / 5:05 AM

    Hey I’m honored to be part of this great medium of exchange of opportunities. As much as i appreciate the level of interest, I would love for this feeds to provide me with as many scholarship opportunities available.

  13. Tukamuhebwa shamimah
    21/06/2019 / 5:17 AM

    I am a female Ugandan running a mushroom growing project
    I wish to expand my project but the funds aren’t enough.

  14. Girukwishaka Hawa ladouce
    14/06/2019 / 2:34 PM

    Hi,I’m looking for scholarship.I want to study abroad i have just finished my secondary school and i really need to continue my studies

  15. Alany grace
    22/05/2019 / 6:01 AM

    May u help me, I need a scholarship please

  16. abdulbaset hamza osman
    05/05/2019 / 6:03 AM


  17. Ritah Nabukenya
    24/04/2019 / 3:19 PM


  18. emmaqulate Achieng
    18/04/2019 / 12:27 PM

    I lost both parents when I was thirteen years , all this year’s have been struggling to help my younger sisters who are overwhelmed with poverty .
    if am granted this opportunity I will help all the orphans in the community. am from Kenya

  19. Rita Queta Toweh
    15/04/2019 / 7:45 AM

    Kindly notify me of any scholarships in Abroad
    I’m a Liberian
    Thank you

  20. Toyin Joseph olufolahan
    29/03/2019 / 12:54 AM

    I am looking for a scholarship to attend research methodology training program in Barcelona graduate school of Economics in furtherance of my PhD program at the last stage of the research work.

  21. William G. Kollie
    13/03/2019 / 9:24 AM

    I am interested in Internet Technology (IT)

  22. Ibrahim S Jalloh
    06/03/2019 / 3:24 AM

    I am looking for scholarship of any kind, I really need this opportunity to further my studies.

    28/02/2019 / 3:46 AM

    HI…..please help me to continuous my study in Economy just to allow me realize my dream….Thanks

    • 21/03/2019 / 3:38 PM

      Iam an undergraduate, Majoring in BSc Environmental health, I want to work abroad , am finishing in September this year.

  24. 17/02/2019 / 1:41 PM

    I am in high school in uganda, i can’t compete school because am born of a single mother after the death of my dad I love school and education but ts now hard to achieve my dream of being a lawyr
    Please help me

  25. Abdissa Bekele
    14/01/2019 / 5:57 AM

    I want to take my phd abroad; please would you like to help me.

  26. Arcade
    07/01/2019 / 10:54 AM

    I am looking a scholarship!

  27. Rumbidzai Jane Tagara
    23/12/2018 / 8:21 AM

    Im looking for a scholarship in Canada

  28. William P Binda
    22/12/2018 / 7:37 AM

    I’m looking for scholarship of any kind because there is a need that I get the opportunities to scholarship that will enable me to be a better productive citizens to give bark to my country.

  29. John Ajou Deng Deng
    01/12/2018 / 5:13 AM

    I looking for scholarship

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