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 PHD SCHOLARSHIPS (RUL4CLI) University of Dar es Salaam April 2022

Filed in Scholarships by on April 4, 2022

PHD SCHOLARSHIPS (RUL4CLI) University of Dar es Salaam

Research Project: The role of rural-urban linkages for enhanced climate resilience in rural Tanzania (RUL4CLI).

The role of rural-urban linkages for enhanced climate resilience in rural Tanzania (RUL4CLI) is a collaborative research project between the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management (DGNRM) and the Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO), University of Copenhagen (Denmark) and Institute of Resource Assessment, University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM). The research project is funded by a grant from Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA).

The RUL4CLI research project focuses on three integrated objectives (see description under each PhD position) and will undertake a comparative analysis of climate change adaptation (CCA) strategies and policies in 2 agro-climatic regions in Tanzania. In each region, two rural settings will be studied:  one village in the rural hinterland of a small town, with good access to urban services and markets, and one village in a more remote setting with less access to urban services.

The RUL4CLI project invites applications from suitably qualified Tanzanians for three (3) PhD positions. The PhD positions cover three different thematic research focus areas, as reflected in the Work Packages:

PhD position one (Work Package 2: Rural-Urban Inter-connections) Research Focus:

The role of the PhD candidate will be to explore the interconnections between RUL and climate resilience of rural communities with differentiated access to small towns. The study will provide an understanding of the diversity of household livelihood and CCA strategies in rural Tanzania. Moreover, the study will explore the influence of small urban centres on the opportunities and challenges for developing CCA initiatives at the local level.

Key qualifications:

  • MSc/MA in development studies/economics/development geography/political science/natural resources management/climate change
  • Experience from qualitative and quantitative data collection, preferably with experience of Sustainable Livelihood Framework studies in rural Tanzania
  • Ability to work with an interdisciplinary and multi-cultural research team
  • To be prepared to travel within and outside the country
  • Proved analytical skills
  • Proved English language proficiency – written and oral.

 

PhD position two (Work Package 3: Climate Change Adaptation Initiatives) Research Focus:

To identify barriers and opportunities for different socio-economic groups’ access to CCA initiatives, in particular youth and women. The role of the PhD candidate will be to identify and assess different CCA initiatives at the local level and potential barriers to their uptake by individuals and socio-economic groups in different environmental and socio-economic contexts. The candidate will, among other methods, be conducting a choice experiment to assess preferences for CCA initiatives. Moreover, the project will uncover narratives of potential place-based pathways for increasing the adaptive capacity to climate change in a rural-urban continuum.

Key qualifications:

  • MSc/MA economics/development geography/political science/natural resources management/climate change
  • Experience in qualitative and quantitative data collection
  • Ability to work with an interdisciplinary and multi-cultural research team

To be prepared to travel within and outside the country

  • Proved analytical skills, preferably experience with analysing quantitative data
  • Proved English language proficiency – written and oral

 

PhD position three (Work Package 4: CCA Policy Analysis) Research Focus:

To support inclusive CCA policy formulation (national level) and implementation (district level). The role of the PhD candidate is to develop policy suggestions to support inclusive CCA strategy-making and effective implementation – with a focus on the role of rural-urban linkages at the local (district to the village) level of governance. This will be based on an analysis of current CCA policy practices and informed by results from WP 1 (livelihood strategies and diversity) and WP 2 (preferences for CCA initiatives at the individual/household level). Special attention will be given to three governance aspects related to inclusive processes: supporting youth and gendersensitive strategy-making and implementation, enhancing coordination between policy domains (eg. CCA and social inclusiveness) and levels of governance (national to the village).

 

Key qualifications:

  • MSc/MA in development studies/economics/development geography/political science/natural resources management
  • Experience from qualitative and quantitative data collection and preferably detailed knowledge of local and regional government structures in Tanzania
  • Ability to work with an interdisciplinary and multi-cultural research team

To be prepared to travel within and outside the country

  • Proved analytical skills
  • Proved English language proficiency – written and oral

 

Appointment Conditions

The position is a full-time 3-year post, with a possible extension up to 4 years, and the candidate will be enrolled and based at UDSM in Dar es Salaam. Salary and other financial conditions will be according to UDSM Guidelines.

 

Please contact Prof. Pius Z. Yanda (email: pyanda@gmail.com) for any enquiry pertaining to the application and more information about the position.

 

Interested candidates should forward their application letters, copies of transcripts and CVs (2 pages maximum) and concept proposal (5 pages maximum) by email with the subject title ‘RUL4CLI PHD Application’ to Ms. Josephine Besha (e-mail address: beshajosephine@gmail.com) and copied to cccs@udsm.ac.tz. Qualified female applicants are equally encouraged to apply.

Applications must include:

  • Cover letter explaining a clear motivation for contributing to the project
  • Curriculum vitae – detailing experience in conducting qualitative/quantitative research (max 2 pages)
  • Copy of relevant certificates
  • An electronic copy of the applicant’s relevant publications (if any)
  • PhD Proposal Concept Note based on the research focus of the PhD position applied (max 5 pages)
  • Names and contact information of two (2) references
  • If possible, an admission letter

 

The PhD Proposal concept note should be about 5 pages (max 2,000 words, excluding references) and outline a focus for the proposed PhD project. The following details must be included:

  • Statement of the research problem
  • Research questions
  • Theoretical framework
  • Methodological approach, including fieldwork considerations
  • Time plan

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Shortlisted applicants shall be required to write a more detailed protocol/project description and shall be invited to a face to face and/or Zoom interview on a date to be announced to them.

The assessment committee will consist of a panel of UDSM and RUL4CLI researchers.

Deadline for applications: April 30, 2022, at noon (East African Time) 

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified by 15th May 2022. 

Please note that candidates will have to apply for PhD admission at the University of Dar Es Salaam.

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Mandela Rhodes Foundation (MRF) Postgraduate Scholarships 2023 Fully Funded

Filed in Scholarships by on March 23, 2022

The Mandela Rhodes Scholarship is a life-changing leadership journey. The scholarship combines financial support with a leadership programme that will challenge you, grow you, and connect you to young African changemakers – just like you.

The program is built on MRF founding principles of reconciliation, education, entrepreneurship, and leadership, and a belief that leadership begins with inner transformation. MRF aims to keep Nelson Mandela’s legacy alive by equipping young African leaders with the competence and courage to transform the continent into a place where everyone has equal opportunity to thrive. The programme is delivered primarily through a series of week-long residential workshops which you will attend during your time in residence.

Eligibility Requirements

  • If you are between the ages of 19 and 29, are a citizen of any African country, and have a first degree with above average academic results (70% or upper second), you are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
  • MRF is look for young Africans who have demonstrated the potential to embody our founding principles of reconciliation, education, entrepreneurship, and leadership.
  • You must have already assumed leadership and made an impact on your campus or community.

Financial Support

  • The Mandela Rhodes Scholarship offers comprehensive funding for the core costs associated with your studies.
  • It covers tuition for a one-year Honours degree or a two-year Masters degree in any field at a recognised South African institution of higher education.
  • This includes tuition and registration fees, allowances for study materials, research, and medical aid, accommodation and meals, personal allowance and economy class travel to and from your home country to your South African university at the beginning and end of your degree. You will also receive a personal allowance.

Covered Cost

  • Tuition and registration fees as set by your university or institution
  • A study materials allowance as set by the MRF
  • Accommodation and meal allowances as set by the MRF
  • A medical aid allowance as set by the MRF
  • A personal allowance as set by the MRF
  • Research and conferencing grants can be made available on request
  • Economy-class flights for international scholars from their home countries to their institutions at the start and end of their studies

Criteria

MRF is look for young leaders who aspire to the principles below and who have demonstrated the potential to live them out.

Leadership

Do you aspire to be a visionary leader who has moral authority? Do you see leadership as more than just personal ambition – as a way to pursue the advancement of equality and freedom, human rights and human dignity? And do you want to guide and inspire others to reach their full potential?

Reconciliation

Do you believe that reconciliation – combined with reparation – is the key to harnessing an imperfect past to develop a more just world? And are you prepared to start the process by looking at your own internal landscape?

Education

Do you have excellent academic results but believe that your education should not only benefit you but make a difference for others? And do you agree that intellectual excellence must be accompanied by character and a rounded personality?

Entrepreneurship

Do you want to see Africa take its rightful place as an equal and competitive presence in the global world? Have you demonstrated individual effort, innovation and creativity to this end?

How to Apply

The deadline is 21 April, by which time all application documentation needs to have been uploaded. Your recommenders (referees) must have uploaded their references by then in order for your application to be complete.

Timeline:

  • March: Applications open on Tuesday, 22 March 2022. Candidates can add recommenders on the platform and begin uploading their documentation and working on their personal essays. See ‘requirements’.
  • April: Applications close by the end of Thursday, 21 April 2022. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted under any circumstances.
  • June: You will be notified by the end of June whether or not you are through to Round Two.
  • July: You will be notified by the end of July whether or not you are through to Round Three.
  • August: You will be notified by the end of August if you are invited for an interview in the Final Round, or if you have been unsuccessful.
  • October: Interviews will be conducted in South Africa in October. If you are in the final round and you are based outside South Africa, you will be flown in for an in-person interview with our selection committee. You will be notified by the end of October if you are selected as a Mandela Rhodes Scholar.
  • October-December: Selected Mandela Rhodes Scholars must do their best to secure acceptance at their university of choice, and their study visa for travel to South Africa in January.

Application Deadline April 21st, 2022

Click to Visit the Official Webpage of the Mandela Rhodes Foundation (MRF) Postgraduate Scholarships 2022/2023

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program 2022/2023

Filed in Scholarships by on March 23, 2022

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (MCFSP at KNUST) Fully Funded. The goal is to raise the next generation of ethical and transformative leaders who would influence positive forward-looking changes in their respective home countries specifically and on the African Continent as a whole.

MCFSP at KNUST provides comprehensive scholarships for access to quality university education to QUALIFIED academically talented, yet economically disadvantaged young people in Ghana and Africa.

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program offers an opportunity for her scholars to receive holistic training that empowers them to become effective change leaders. The Program provides an array of services including mentorship, ethical leadership seminars, skills training, etc. that will lead to the scholar’s academic success, community engagement and transition to employment opportunities which will equip the scholar to be a global citizen.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. At the time of application, all prospective candidates must have in their possession, a genuine and valid WASSCE or GBCE or ABCE or GCE O ‘Level & A ‘Level or their equivalent results from an accredited/recognized institutions. Applicant’s results must not be more than five years old.
  2. The candidates must further meet KNUST’s Admission Requirements. The scholarship is awarded contingent on the premise that the applicant is successfully admitted into a program at KNUST.
  3. For admission into KNUST Ghanaian applicants need to purchase an E voucher for the purpose and fill the application for admission whenever the online portal opens – international applicants are instructed to visit the same address and select the option for International students only.
  4. NO AWAITING RESULTS candidate will be processed for the scholarship.
  5. The Applicant must demonstrate that he/she has Critical Economic Needs.
  6. The Applicant must have Proven Records of Leadership and Community Engagement(s).
  7. Priority shall be given to:
  • Females
  • Displaced Persons (Certified Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons, etc.)
  • Persons with Disability

Benefits

  • Comprehensive financial support (full tuition, fully paid on-campus accommodation, learning materials, transportation allowance and a full-year monthly stipend).
  • Counselling Support ServicesCareer Development Services (including Industrial Mentorship, Career Guidance, Professional Development, and Enterprise Development, amongst others)Regular group meetings with other scholars that focus on personal and professional development opportunities and activities tailored to build societal relationships and scholars’ capacity.Continued academic support through academic mentoring, virtual learning, and tutoring.Opportunities to participate in leadership congresses, community services and mentoring (Go-back Give- Back),Uniquely sourced internships with industry for Professional development.The prestige of becoming part of the growing family of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Alumni and networking with the Global Scholars Community.
  1. The Applicant must be prepared to Go-Back and Give-Back to his or her Community.
  2. The Applicant must NOT be enrolled in any tertiary institution.
  3. Eligible candidates for the scholarship can apply by downloading the application form (HERE!)
  4. The scholarship application form is free and has a feature of a “2022” watermark.
  5. Qualified applicants should apply for the scholarship as soon as they can. Do not wait until admissions are opened at KNUST.
  6. Completed application forms must be sent via courier mail (Eg. EMS, DHL, Fedex, UPS) to the address below;

The Program Manager

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at KNUST

Africa Hall Road, Impact Building

PMB KNUST,

Kumasi, Ghana.

2022 APPLICATION DEADLINE: ON OR BEFORE TUESDAY, 30TH JUNE, 2022.

PS: Whereas the staggered interviews will begin in May 2022, any application arriving after 30th June, 2022 shall not be processed.

International Applicants Should Note and attach copies of their original certificates of their results or their equivalent results.

Application Procedure

  • The application for the scholarship is a staggered ongoing process, from mid-March to end of September, 2022.
  • There will be 3 interviews in sequence conducted by 3 independent panels and at each stage, unsuccessful candidates would be notified.For Ghanaian applicants, there would be unannounced on-site visits.
  • Successful applicants would be written to only when their results have been verified, interviewed 3 times and for Ghanaian applicants visited.
  • There are absolutely No Charges/ Fees/ Facilitation/ Agents or Intermediaries Required at any stage of this process.
  • Inaccurate information or fraudulent misrepresentation on the part of any applicant and any attempt to influence the process will lead to disqualification and a recommendation for dismissal.
  • The decisions of the Terminal Selection Committee are Final.Telephone numbers, Skype IDs and email addresses provided by applicants should be Active at all times to receive critical information on their application.
  • For further enquiry and assistance on how to apply, please contact the Secretariat on +233-206-030-790 / +233-3220-62975 or email us at mcfsecretariat@knust.edu.gh or mcfknust@gmail.com 
  • Applicants shall not contact the Secretariat under any circumstances on the status of their application.
  • The Secretariat would inform and contact applicants as when necessary.

Application Deadline June 30th, 2022

Visit the Official Webpage of the KNUST MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program 2022/2023

HEVA/Netflix Creative Equity Scholarship Fund (CESF) 2022

Filed in Scholarships by on March 23, 2022

Netflix, the world’s leading streaming entertainment service, has committed KSH 33,000,000 towards a Creative Equity Scholarship Fund (CESF) in East Africa that will provide financial support to African creatives to access quality tertiary education in film and TV-focused disciplines at sought-after academic programmes/institutions. This is part of Netflix’s ongoing efforts to invest in Africa’s creative industries and for more diverse and new voices to tell African stories.

The CESF is designed to provide financial assistance through full scholarships at partner higher educational institutions (HEI) in Kenya, as listed below, to support the formal qualification and training of aspiring creatives from the East African region.

Benefits

  • The scholarship will cover the costs for tuition, accommodation, study materials, and living expenses at institutions to which beneficiaries have gained admission to pursue a course of study in the TV & film disciplines.

Requirements

This scholarship opportunity is open to:

  • Students from the following countries in the East African region; Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania enrolled in the aforementioned academic institutions.
  • Students who are above 18 years of age and have attained highschool qualification.
  • Students that can demonstrate financial need and have been unable to secure meaningful financial aid from other sources (e.g HELB)

Timeline:

The following are the general timelines of the application process from start to finish.

Open For Applications

23 March – 22 April 2022

The Creative Equity Scholarships Fund opens for applications. Applicants who complete the application form will receive a notification that we have received their application.

First Sift

25 April – 29 April 2022

The CESF applications are reviewed by a panel evaluating them against the eligibility criteria.

Shortlisting

2 May –  6 May 2022

Successful applicants are notified that they have been selected. A message is sent out to facilitate scheduling of one on one interviews.

One on One Interviews

9 May – 20 May 2022

One on One interviews happen. A further shortlist is compiled after this.

Due Diligence

June 13 – June 24 2022

Due Diligence checks on the successful candidates.

Finalists

July 4 – July 11 2022

The final list of eligible students will be released, and letters of offer written to them.

Announcement of New Group

July 15 2022

Announcement of the new cohort of students will be done on our platforms, contracts signed after which the first disbursements of the investments can proceed.

Application Deadline April 29th, 2022

Click to Visit the Official Webpage of the HEVA/Netflix Creative Equity Scholarship Fund (CESF) 2022

Funded PhD Scholarships DOCEHTA University of Dodoma 2022

Filed in Scholarships by on March 23, 2022

The project entitled” Strengthening Doctoral Education for Health in Tanzania” (DOCEHTA) is under joint implementation by the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), the University of Dodoma (UDOM) and the University of Oslo, Norway (UiO). The project is funded by the Norwegian Programme for Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research for Development (NORHED). The project’s objective is to contribute to strengthened quality of doctoral education in the health sciences in Tanzania with a view to improve health-related research as well as the quality and capacity of education of human resources for health.

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As part of its work, the project is contributing to develop doctoral level courses, provide training of doctoral level supervisors, strengthen quality through inter university collaboration, and establish communities of learning among PhD candidates.

The project is also funding doctoral research projects, and now intends to recruit and support the training of two 3-year doctoral scholars to pursue studies in the following research areas:

  1. Studies focusing on education in health sciences (1 position)
  2. Studies focusing on the key population in the HIV epidemic (1 position)

Research areas

1.  Research on doctoral education in health sciences

The project is interested in supporting research that examines various aspects of training of and/or learning among doctoral students in one or more fields such as medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, etc. Studies can apply either qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods approaches.

Examples of possible research topics could be:

  • The experiences of pursuing a PhD in the health sciences
  • The experience of exchange stays abroad among doctoral students
  • The role of supervision in doctoral education
  • The role of curricula in doctoral education in the health sciences

The list above only contains examples, and applicants are very welcome to propose other research topics of relevance for PhD education in the health sciences.

A possibility is that the doctoral research is carried out as follow-on research to the DOCEHTA project itself.

Successful applicants may come from a range of different backgrounds (including the health sciences, educational sciences, social sciences, etc.). Irrespective of background, the selected candidate will have to engage with and relate to literature and scholarship of relevance for doctoral education in the health sciences.

2.  Studies focusing on the key population in the HIV epidemic

The project is interested in supporting research on novel approaches to HIV prevention among key populations in the HIV epidemic, including the use of mobile health (mHealth) applications and issues related to biomedical HIV prevention with pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

Examples of possible research topics could be:

  • Perceptions of and experiences with mHealth interventions
  • Impact of mHealth interventions
  • Adherence to PrEP

Retention in PrEP programmes

Successful PhD scholars will benefit from:

  • Provision of strong, interdisciplinary, and longitudinal supervision and mentorship.
  • Instruction in research methodology that is individualized to the learner and pertinent to the area of focus listed above.
  • Opportunities to pursue courses at all the three collaborating institutions, and
  • Guidance in career development to support short and long-term career goals and to promote a transition to academic independence.

The selected candidates will be enrolled at UDOM and are expected to adhere to the guidelines for successful completion of the degree program as set forth by the PhD programmes at UDOM.

Eligibility

Besides payment of university fees and receiving research funds, from the DOCEHTA project, successful applicants will receive a competitive stipend, laptop, and book allowance. Support for travel and lodging costs for conferences and coursework will also be provided.

  • Hold a master’s degree  from a recognized  higher  learning institution  (as  per   the  Tanzania                  Commission for Universities) with minimum GPA of 3.0 or B grade.
  • Meet other criteria for acceptance into a PhD programme of UDOM
  • Demonstrated fluency in both spoken and written English
  • Prior research or practice experience in any of the above-listed project focus areas is preferred, but not required.
  • Women applicants shall be given priority
  • UDOM employees shall be an added advantage

Application Requirements

All interested individuals should submit the following informaon to and before the set deadline indicated below.

  1. Applicaon cover leer. This leer should include your name, posion, instuon, email, telephone number, and a short statement summarizing your intent to apply to the PhD program.
  2. Updated Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. Cerfied copies of academic transcripts and cerficates (O-level, A-level, Bachelor, Master)
  4. Two leers of recommendaon. The leers should include telephone numbers, addresses and email addresses of the referees. At least one leer of support must be from a senior faculty member from your previous university educaon (former head of department, supervisor, or mentor) who can aest to your academic aptude outlining your career and research goals and how the training program will assist you achieve the goals.
  5. Research concept note (4 pages maximum). The concept note should describe a proposed topic of research you would like to explore during your doctoral work. This concept note is not binding but it should outline your research interests which should be aligned with themac areas as described above. Please structure the research concept note to include secons on background, aims/research quesons, proposed research methods, and resources and training which will be necessary to complete this research.

Application process and deadline

Applications containing the required documents must be submitted to dpgs@udom.ac.tz and copied to massugii@gmail.com by close of business on Friday 8th April 2022.

ISSUED BY

The Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor – Academic, Research and Consultancy
The University of Dodoma
P. O. Box 259
Dodoma, Tanzania
Email address: dvcarc@udom.ac.tz

Catto Msc & PhD Scholarships 2022 at the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom

Filed in Scholarships by on March 22, 2022

The Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh is pleased to announce the availability of one full scholarship for suitable female applicants from Africa to study for an MSc in Africa and International Development and subsequent PhD in African Studies or, where more suitable, go directly into a PhD.

The funding covers four years of support in either case. The successful applicant will start their studies in September 2022. This Scholarship is made possible through generous funding from the Stephen Gordon Catto Charitable Trust. It will cover full fees as well as an annual stipend of £15,840 during the one-year MSc and in the subsequent three years of PhD study or throughout four years of PhD study. Upfront support of £4000 will also be provided to help cover UK visa application costs, travel costs to Edinburgh and any other costs incurred by the awardee before arriving in Edinburgh.

This scholarship has been designed to offer a combined package in order to enable those who may not feel they have sufficient research experience to embark on a PhD to get that grounding with an MSc. The MSc year helps build a bridge between undergraduate studies and the PhD. We hope the combined package of support encourages some who may not have thought a PhD was in reach to re-consider. A key goal of the scholarship is to diversify the scholars from the African continent who contribute original and important research to African Studies.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible, applicants must:

  1. Be a female who is normally domiciled in an African country listed here.
  2. have received an excellent undergraduate degree (minimum of a high 2.1) in the social sciences from an accredited university in Africa (a Masters degree achieved with distinction will be an advantage for those wishing to go directly into a PhD).
  3. not have previously received a degree from a university outside Africa (with the exception of current or former students of The University of Edinburgh).
  4. demonstrate commitment to studying for a PhD in African Studies.
  5. demonstrate leadership potential (broadly defined), and intention to maximize the impact of their research.
  6. have submitted an application to study for the MSc in Africa and International Development and/or the PhD in African Studies at the University of Edinburgh by 15 April 2022.

How to Apply

If you are interested and meet all of the above, please submit:

  1. A summary of your research proposal (maximum 2 pages).
  2. A cover letter indicating your motivations and future plans (maximum 1 page).
  3. An academic CV, clearly showing class of degree and previous educational achievements (maximum 2 pages).
  4. A letter of reference from an academic familiar with your work.

The PDF document must be named as follows: First Name Surname_CATTO APPLICATION_2022

Example:  Idia Asante_CATTO APPLICATION_2022

All applications must use the email subject line: CATTO SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION 2022

Applications must be submitted in a single pdf document on or before 12:00 Noon GMT on 30 April 2022 to admissions.phdafricanstudies@ed.ac.uk

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The Bartlett Promise Sub-Saharan Africa Master’s Scholarship 2022

Filed in Scholarships by on March 17, 2022

The Bartlett Promise Sub-Saharan Africa Master’s Scholarship 2022: This scholarship is open to applicants who are nationals of a Bartlett approved list of Sub-Saharan African countries pursuing a Bartlett master’s programme.

Eligbility Requirements

The Bartlett Promise aims to enable students from backgrounds which are underrepresented in The Bartlett, to pursue postgraduate studies at The Bartlett, UCL’s Faculty of the Built Environment.  For The Bartlett Promise Sub-Saharan African scholarship, candidates must:

  • be a national of one of The Bartlett’s approved list 2 of Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries and resident in an eligible SSA country
  • must not hold a British or dual British citizenship
  • have an offer of admission to a Bartlett master’s programme for study in 2022/23 which is either unconditional or conditional only on English language
  • be in financial need as assessed by UCL 3

In addition to these, due consideration will be given to candidates who meet any of these criteria:

  • be a forced migrant4
  • be the first generation in the family to attend university at undergraduate level
  • be the first generation in family to attend university at postgraduate level

Value
Full overseas tuition fees, an allowance to cover living and study expenses (£15,364) for the normal duration of the programme at UCL, a flight to/from the UK, UK Study Visa costs, English language assessment costs, health test costs, master’s programme application fee costs and the NHS health supplement charge in the UK. All Promise scholars will also receive on-going academic and career support during their study.

The Bartlett Promise Sub-Saharan Africa Master’s Scholarship 2022

Number of awards
Four scholarships are available to students starting September 2022.

Eligible Countries

Prospective students who are nationals of Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Republic of Congo, Cote D’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Level
Postgraduate taught master’s programmes

Selection criteria
We will consider your educational, personal and financial circumstances. You will need to demonstrate these in your application. Assessment of applications will be made in relation to the eligibility criteria.

Application Deadline 18 April 2022, 23.45 BST

Click toVisit the Official Webpage of the Bartlett Promise Sub-Saharan Africa Master’s Scholarship 2022

Scholarship Masters in Aquatic Sciences (Thesis) University of Dar es Salaam 2022

Filed in Scholarships by on March 16, 2022

Call for application for a scholarship for Masters in Aquatic Sciences (Thesis)

The Department of Aquaculture Technology in the School of Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Technology (SoAF) of the University of Dar es Salaam invites applications from Tanzanians to apply for a scholarship for M.Sc. in Aquatic Sciences (Thesis). DAT is implementing a two-year project titled “Establishment of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and African sharptooth catfish (Clarias gariepinus) breeding program for providing better seeds to the fish farmers” in Tanzania under

UNESCO-TWAS programme “Seed Grant for African Principal Investigators” funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The project aims at

implementing breeding programs for Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and African sharptooth catfish (Clarias gariepinus) and capacity building through postgraduate education and research. M.Sc. research project will focus on providing the basic information for the establishment of African sharptooth catfish breeding program by investigating genetic diversity and structure for populations cultured in Tanzania. This is a full scholarship and will be granted to one student for up to two years. Therefore, students with research interests in aquaculture genetics are highly encouraged to apply.

Application procedure

The application must consist of a) A CV (maximum 2 pages), b) Letters of reference from two academic referees, c) A letter of motivation explaining why you are interested in the project (maximum 1 page), d) A bachelor degree certificate and e) A confirmation of UDSM admission.

The deadline for submission of applications is 25th March 2022. 

The selected applicant will be required to start immediately. Applications should be submitted electronically to the Head, Department of Aquaculture Technology through dat.soaf@udsm.ac.tz with a copy to Dr. Redempta Kajungiro (rakajungiro@udsm.ac.tz). Incomplete applications will not be considered. For enquires (+255 764 823 600).  

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Government of Poland Banach Scholarship Programme 2022 Funded

Filed in Scholarships by on March 14, 2022

The objective of the Banach Scholarship Programme is to promote socio-economic progress of developing countries by raising the level of knowledge and education of their citizens in the form of scholarships for second-degree studies in Polish or in English at Polish universities supervised by the Minister of Education and Science in the field of engineering and technical sciencesagricultural sciencesexact sciences, and life sciences.

The NAWA scholarship may be applied for by citizens of the following countries: Albania, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Lebanon, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Palestine, Peru, the Philippines, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.

The Programme is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange in the form of Polish development aid.

In 2021, the existing scholarship programmes that are a joint initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Agency for Academic Exchange NAWA in the form of Polish development aid, i.e. the Banach Scholarship Programme and the Lukasiewicz Scholarship Programme, had merged into one scholarship programme for young people from developing countries who wish to take up studies in Poland.

Eligibility

Foreigners who meet all of the following criteria at the time of the call for proposals may apply for a scholarship under the Programme:

1.               are citizens of one of the following countries: Albania, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Montenegro, Ethiopia, Philippines, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Colombia , Kosovo, Lebanon, North Macedonia, Mexico, Moldova, Nigeria, Palestine, Peru, South Africa, Senegal, Serbia, Tanzania, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam;

2. do not have Polish citizenship and have not applied for Polish citizenship;

3. are planning to start second-cycle studies or a preparatory course in the academic year 2022/23;

4. at the time of submitting the application to the Programme are students of the last year of first-cycle studies in the field of engineering and technical sciences, agricultural sciences as well as exact and natural sciences, or have a first-cycle studies diploma in the above-mentioned fields obtained in a country covered by the Programme not earlier than in 2020. For candidates from Europe, Central Asia and the South Caucasus, first-cycle studies diplomas obtained in the field of social sciences and humanities shall also be allowed;

5. have not obtained a diploma of completion of second-cycle studies or long-cycle  master’s studies; If there is no system of two-cycle studies commonly applied in the candidate’s country of origin, candidates with a diploma of master’s studies or equivalent shall be admitted;

6. have a documented knowledge of the

a)  Polish language:

·        minimum at the A2 level in case if applicant is planning firstly start the one-year preparatory course and after course continuing education at the second-cycle degree studies in Polish language;

·        minimum at the B1 in case if applicant is planning to start the second-cycle studies in Polish language without one-year preparatory course;

or

b)     English language minimum at the B2 level in case if applicant is planning to start studies in English language.

Benefits

The Programme offers:
1. monthly scholarship of the NAWA Director during the statutory period of education,
2. exemption from tuition fees at public universities.

The financial conditions of education at non-public universities supervised by the Minister of Education and Science shall be determined by the universities. In such cases, the issue of tuition fees should be agreed individually between the Scholarship Holder and the non-public university which hosts him/her. The issue of exemptions from tuition fees shall remain within the competence of the host non-public university.

The scholarship shall be paid during the statutory period of education for a maximum of 12 months in the academic year, starting from the first month of classes during the preparatory course or the studies. The scholarship shall amount to:

1. PLN 1700 per month during the preparatory course (the scholarship holder shall not have the status of a student, which shall prevent him/her from taking advantage of discounts applicable to students, e.g. in public transport);
2. PLN 1,500 per month during second-cycle studies.

During their studies, the scholarship holders shall also receive:
1. in the first year of studies, the first monthly scholarship increased by PLN 500,
2. in the last year of studies, the last monthly scholarship increased by PLN 500.
In the event of a documented fortuitous event, the NAWA Director may, upon a written request of the Scholarship Holder, increase the scholarship by PLN 500 once. The NAWA Director’s scholarship shall be paid through the centre which conducts the course or the university where the Scholarship Holder is studying.

The results of the call for proposals shall be announced by 15 July 2022

Required Documentation:

– Scan of a valid passport with the Applicant’s personal data, confirming the Applicant’s citizenship
– Scan of the first-cycle studies diploma and its supplement.
– Applicants who, at the time of submitting the application, are students of the last year of first-cycle studies, shall submit a scan of the university’s certificate confirming the arithmetic average of grades obtained in the first-cycle studies as at the date of submission of the application.
– Scan of a document confirming the knowledge of Polish/English language
– Recommendation letter.

Application Deadline: 31st of March 2022 3:00:00 pm of the local time (Warsaw)

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Leiden University Mandela Funded Scholarship 2022

Filed in Scholarships, South African SA Opportunities by on March 12, 2022

The Mandela Scholarship is intended for South African students, who want to study at Leiden University for one semester in order to extend their knowledge and contribute to the development of South Africa.

Requirements

South African students, who intend to return to South Africa and contribute to national development after their studies at Leiden University.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must be:

  • permanent residents of South Africa.
  • enrolled at a South African University.
  • motivated to upgrade or extend their knowledge in order to make a contribution towards the development of South Africa.

Faculty

Archaeology, Humanities, Medicine/LUMC, Governance and Global Affairs, Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Science, Interfacultair Centrum voor Lerarenopleiding, Onderwijsontwikkeling en Nascholing (ICLON), African Studies Centre, International Institute for Asian Studies

Obligations       

Students must return to South Africa after their studies.

Scholarship or loan amount

Duration: one semester (maximum 5 months)

The scholarship includes:

  • Tuition fees for a one-semester study abroad programme (if applicable)
    Note: exchange students are exempted from tuition fees on the basis of the exchange agreement
  • Living allowance: € 1000 per month
  • Insurance sponsored by AON Student Insurance and arranged by Leiden University’s Scholarships Team

Leiden University Mandela Funded Scholarship 2022

Application process

  1. Submit an online application for admission for an exchange/study abroad course at Leiden University.
  2. Once you have been admitted to an exchange/study abroad course, complete the Mandela scholarship application form.
  3. Submit your completed scholarship application form as scanned email attachment to: scholarships@sea.leidenuniv.nl. Make sure to attach all required documents, namely:
    1. Exchange/study abroad admission letter from Leiden University
    2. Scholarship motivation letter
    3.  Recent transcript of records from your South African University
    4.  Up-to-date CV
    5.  Photocopy of your valid passport(s)
    6. Two original letters of recommendation (one of which should be from an academic staff member)
    7. Documentation showing the status of any other grants you have applied for
    8. Proof of sufficient funds to support yourself in the Netherlands (the Mandela scholarship does not cover all expenses). This can take form of:
      • a student grant letter showing the exact amount and duration of your grant, or
      • a recent bank statement in your name, or
      • a notary statement declaring that your parents have sufficient financial means to support you

Application Deadline is April 1st, 2022

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