2014 Mwalimu Nyerere African Union Scholarship Scheme for Young Africans

African-Union-Scholarship

Application Deadline:  31st May 2014

What

The  MWALIMU NYERERE AFRICAN UNION SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME  is intended to enable young Africans to study in leading African  Universities with a binding agreement that beneficiaries will work in any African country  for at least the same duration of scholarship period after graduation.

Why:
To encourage the participation of young African female students at postgraduate level,  for Masters and PhD programmes in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering,  Mathematics and Education Science (STEME), the Commission of the African Union is  offering the second Special Call for Scholarship Applications (For Female Applicants Only) to study in reputable African Universities.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for the Special Scholarship, a candidate 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. The degree must be from
    a reputable University
  • Have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement as evidenced by  academic transcripts, and academic awards if any.
  • Have proof of admission to undertake a full time Masters or PhD programme in a recognized university of an African Union Member State.
  • Be willing to commit to work in an African Union Member State on completion of studies for at least three (3) years.

ELIGIBLE FIELDS OF STUDY

The following fields of study are eligible:

  •  Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  •  Education Science

The Masters programme should be of two years duration; while the PhD programme  should be of three years duration.

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Interested candidates should complete the Application Form in PDF format as well as  the EXCEL Applicants’ Data Sheet, which are available on the Africa Union web-site:  www.au.int/nyerere

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 three referees.
  • Certified copies of academic certificates and transcripts
  • Certified copies of Passport or national Identity Card indicating citizenship
  • Copy of admission letter from a recognized 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.

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

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the MWALIMU NYERERE AFRICAN UNION SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME 

Download the Application Form

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