Application Deadline: April 30 2013
Special Call for Scholarship Applications(Only for Female Applicants)
Masters Programmes in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Education Science (STEME )
The Mwalimu Nyerere African Union Scholarship Scheme was
launched in 2007 with the aim to contribute in the production and retention of high level African human resources for sustainable development of the continent in critical development areas, while promoting regional integration through intra
-African mobility of students.
The 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
To encourage the participation of young African female students at postgraduate level in the field of Masters Programmes in Science, Technology, Engineering,
Mathematics and Education Science (STEME),
the Commission of the African Union offers a Special Call for Scholarship Applications (Only for Female Applicants) to study Masters Programmes in Engineering and Applied Sciences, tenable in reputable African Universities.
To be eligible for the Special Scholarship , a candidate must:
- Be a Female Citizen of an African Union Member State
i. Be under the age of thirty five (35) years.
ii. Be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in the field of STEM
ii. Have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement as evidenced by
iii. Have proof of admission to a reputable university in any African Union
Member State to undertake a full time Masters programme
iv. Be willing to commit to work in an African Union Member State on completion
of study for at least three (3) years.
ELIGIBLE FIELDS OF STUDY
The following fields of study are eligible:
- Education Science
The Masters programme should be of two 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.
The applicants should submit their formal application and include the following:
i. Completed application form
ii. A recent passport-size photograph
iii. Summarized CV with names and contacts of three referees.
iv. Certified copies of academic certificates and transcripts
v. Certified copies of Passport or national Identity Card indicating citizenship
vi. Copy of admission letter from a leading African University
vii. Two (2) Reference Letters with contact addresses.
viii. 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.
Two (2) sets of hard copies of the above documents must be sent by post to the
Mwalimu Nyerere Scholarship Programme Education Division
Department of Human Resources, Science and Technology
African Union Commission
P.O. Box 3243
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
In addition applicants must scan and produce electronic copies of all the above
documents (convert to PDF format) along with the Application Form and EXCEL
Applicants’ Data Sheet; and send to the following e-mail addresses.
CLOSING DATE: 30th April 2013
AFRICAN UNION UNION AFRICAINE
Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA P. O. Box 3243
Telephone: 251-11-5517700 Fax: 251-11-551 7844
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