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WASCAL Doctoral and Masters Fellowships For 2017-2018

Brief Description

West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use is offering Graduate Studies Doctoral and Masters Fellowships for 2016 Academic Session. The scholarship is available to canddates of WASCAL countries for doctoral and masters fellowships.

WASCAL provides full scholarship to the doctoral and masters students in all the ten lead universities with comprehensive training and research support.

It is designed to help tackle severe challenges posed by climate change and thereby enhance the resilience of human and environmental systems to climate change and increased variability.

Applicants should have proficiency in English Language.

Course Level: Fellowship is awarded for pursuing master’s and doctoral degree programme.

Study Subject: There are full scholarships to the Doctoral and Master’s students in all ten lead Universities which helps educate the next generation of scientists to attain an intimate knowledge of different climate related issues in order to help the region develop suitable management strategies.


List of Subjects: Climate Change

Scholarship Award: WASCAL provides full scholarship to the doctoral and Masters Students in all the ten lead Universities with comprehensive training and research support.

Scholarship can be taken at:  WASCAL provides full scholarships to the Doctoral and Master’s students in all the ten lead Universities with comprehensive training and research support. Doctoral students may spend up to six months at a host institution in Germany.

Eligibility: The Scholarship is open to BSc and master degree students. 

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for this fellowship:-
-Candidates applying for masters program (MRP) must have a minimum BSc degree (second class upper division) in a discipline relevant to the MRP.
Candidates applying for doctoral program (GRP) must have a master’s degree in relevant discipline in addition to BSc degree (second class upper division). Other general requirements include:
-Citizen of WASCAL member country.
-Five credits including Mathematics and English Language that are also equivalent to Francophone university grading system.
-Gender-balanced selection decision.
-Proficiency in English Language.
-Meet additional requirements of the Lead University.

Nationality: Candidates must be from the WASCAL countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo) are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.

College Admission Requirement [Course Admission Requirement]:

The language of instruction is English. English and French language training programs are provided for all graduate students.

Supporting Material: Requests should be supported by the following documentation:
-Evidence of an attachment to, or sponsorship by, an institution in West Africa engaged in government ministries, research and/or training in the public sector in the region.
-Evidence of registration in a recognized PhD or MSc program in relevant area.
-An approved research proposal, complete with clearly defined objectives, substantial literature review and a well-outlined analytical framework, as well as pertinent research methodology.
-A statement of limitations and policy relevance of the study.
-A letter of reference from the thesis supervisor, and a letter of Institutional support from the Head of Department.
-A detailed budget including evidence of any additional financial support that may be necessary to complete the program.
-Curriculum vitae.

How to Apply: Applications can be submitted online to any of the Graduate Studies Program for the 2015/2016 session.

Application Deadline: see the link below

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