2014 British High Commission Scholarship Scheme for Cameroonian Women

Application Deadline: November 30 2014

The British High Commission funded scholarship scheme aims at training women at masters degree levels in Cameroon’s state Universities/ private Higher Learning Institutions and by so doing empower them to become active participants in their country’s development and be ambassadors of change among their peers.

Priority areas The priority areas in which candidates are sought for 2014-15 are as follows:

• Human Rights

• Rule of Law /Governance

• Information and Communication Technology

• Science and Technology

• Development studies

• Media Management and Legislation

• Security (International Security/Security Management/Terrorism/Regional Development/Conflict Resolution/Peace Studies.

Eligibility and Core criteria

All selected Scholars must meet the following eligibility criteria:

• must have secured an admission for the 2014/2015 academic year in any higher education institution of learning in Cameroon by 31st January 2015. Failure in securing admission by this date will lead to the withdrawal of scholarship.

• must be a national of Cameroon

• must hold an undergraduate degree (an equivalent of 3 – 4 years undergraduate studies) in any field with grade of at least a Second Class-upper (Hons). • must have at least two (2) years work experience by 30 September 2014

There is no age limit for Cameroon Women’s Scholarship.

Candidates are to be assessed against the following criteria

• have the personal, intellectual and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership in their home country

• be motivated to make a career leading to a position of leadership in their own countries within 10 years of their Scholarship

• be committed to networking to find global solutions to key development issues

• be able to use their studies and experience to benefit themselves, their country and the FCO

• be capable of successfully undertaking and completing their proposed course


All completed applications must be sent online to the following email address:[email protected]

How to apply

To apply, provide the following:

A completed scholarship application form (see below)

A personal statement – a one-page statement/essay about yourself, your leadership potential, accomplishments and career goals (maximum of 800 words.)

An updated CV (include contact details for two referees maximum of 2 pages using font 12 Times New Roman.) You will be disqualified if you do not stick to the guidance.

NB: Only the above three documents are needed at the first stage. Candidates shortlisted for interview will be required to submit copies of university level transcripts and all academic certificates.

Submit your documents as an attachment to [email protected].

You can only apply via email. Your three files should be named as follows:

  • appNAME for the application form
  • personalNAME for the personal statement
  • cvNAME for the CV

E.g.: candidate named Fouda Pauletta would have her files as:

– appFOUDA

– personalFOUDA


For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the British High Commission Scholarship Scheme for Cameroonian Women 


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