We estimate that African students in global universities face a $25B/year financing gap
Scholarships and household incomes are insufficient
Government and philanthropy cannot meet demand at scale
Private loans are inaccessible without credit history, collateral or co-signers, due to risk concerns
We are changing that...
We provide the first end-to-end solution enabling African brilliance to have a global impact.
Access to free, curated, relevant information & resources designed to help you succeed on a global scale
Browse a database of scholarships for African applicants alongside comparison tools for best-fit private financing
Get application organization, document storage, and document review all in one central place
Prepare for a global career with our job search platform and learning pathways designed to upskill
"My top 3 tips for young, ambitious Africans: Take the initiative: don’t wait to hear about career opportunities. Be assertive: don’t be afraid to apply when other students might be competing for the same job or internship. Be open to all opportunities: you never know where it will lead."
Dancan Onyango, 8B Scholar
Master of Business Administration Babson College
“If it is true that ability is evenly distributed across the world, then the next Nobel Prize-potential mathematician may well be in Accra or Yaoundé. 8B seeks to head-hunt the best and brightest Africans wherever they may be found on the African continent and facilitate their education in leading global universities, thereby enabling them to meet their potential.”
Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah
Former Minister of Education, Ghana
"The most surprising thing when I was seeking funding was the limited options for international students. Most graduate schools do not offer financial aid. 8B funding was able to support part my tuition, and I am very grateful for that."
Nifasha Rusibamayila, 8B Scholar
School of Public Health, Boston University
"Today, accessing world-class education depends on the twin lottery of parental wealth and scholarships. Building an inclusive 21st century requires us to take income inequality seriously, use philanthropy to leverage investment capital, and exponentially unlock financing and human potential at a global scale. 8B is the revolution we need."
Oyama Mabandla, 8B Advisor
Former Chairman, Vodacom Group (South Africa)
We work with global colleges and universities to attract, recruit, finance, and retain brilliant African students.
We facilitate access to the world’s fastest growing, and most under-tapped talent pool: exceptional and highly motivated African students and graduates.
Africans entering the global workforce receive ongoing coaching with qualified 8B mentors.
Graduates and students complete custom-designed learning pathways - prior to connecting with potential employers
Our program focuses on development in professional communication, teamwork, critical thinking, and other soft skills critical to success in a globalized world.
We offer students options. They can choose the kinds of support they need - university search, application prep, financing, networking, or career building. We're here through the entire process.
Students get access to FREE services, including 8B-curated resources on writing, testing, financial literacy, and stories from current and former African global students on how to build success.
We Focus exclusively on the african continent because those students have overcome impossible challenges to become the next Global Generation.