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2018 Mwalimu Nyerere African Union Scholarship For Female Students

Posted: 13 Feb 2018 In Post-Graduate Scholarships By Ceejay for School | 0 Comments


Are you a Female graduate? Are you looking to pursue your postgraduate degree program in any African Union Member Countries?

The African Union Commission is offering a Call for Scholarship Applications to young African female students at postgraduate level, for Masters and PhD programmes in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Application Deadline: 30th April 2018

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: African Union Member Countries

To be taken at (country): African Union Member Countries

Eligible Fields of Study: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Type: Masters, PhD

Eligibility: To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must:

  • be a Female Citizen of an African Union Member State

  • be under the age of thirty five (35) years for Masters Programmes; and under forty (40) years for PhD Programmes.

  • Be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant field, at the level of Upper Second Class Honours for a Masters’ Programme; and a holder of Masters’ Degree in the relevant field for a PhD Programme. 

  • have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement as evidenced by academic transcripts, and academic awards if any.

  • Be willing to commit to work in an African Union Member State on completion of studies for at least three (3) years.

Application Process: Click here to begin application process

The applicants should submit their formal application which should include the following:

  • Completed application form

  • Recent passport-size photograph

  • Summarized CV with names and contacts of two referees.

  • Certified copies of academic certificates and transcripts

  • Certified copies of Passport or national Identity Card indicating citizenship

  • Copy of admission letter from a reputable African University

  • Two (2) Reference Letters with contact addresses.

  • An essay of not more than 500 words that explains why the candidate has chosen her particular field of study and its importance to Africa’s development.

Note that Electronic Copies of all the above documents should be submitted.

Applicants must scan and produce electronic copies of all the above documents (converted to PDF format) and send to the following e-mail address. OlgaA@africa-union.org 
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In addition two (2) sets of hard copies of the above documents must be sent by post to the address below.

Mwalimu Nyerere Scholarship Programme 
Education Division 
Department of Human Resources, Science and Technology 
African Union Commission 
P.O. Box 3243 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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