Application Deadline: 31st December 2015
The Cameroon Women’s Scholarship targets women with strong leadership potential, who possess the academic excellence to pursue a Master’s degree, but face a significant financial barrier to continuing their studies.
The Scholarship is funded by the British High Commission in Cameroon which also manages the scheme in partnership with the Cameroon Women’s Scholarship Alumni.
- must have secured an admission for the 2015/2016 academic year in any higher education institution of learning in Cameroon by 31st January 2016. 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 2015 There is no age limit for Cameroon Women’s Scholarship
- Human Rights
- Rule of Law /Governance
- Information and Communication Technology
- Science and Technology
- Development studies
- Media Management and Legislation
- Security (International Security/Security
Development/Conflict Resolution/Peace Studies.
- 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
- The British High Commission’s Cameroon Women Scholarship will award ten (10) scholarships for candidates starting a master’s degree course at any recognized university in Cameroon for studies related to Commonwealth values and principles.
- The award is a lump sum of one million francs.
- A completed scholarship application form
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 pagesusing 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.
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