West Asia-North Africa Forum(WANA El Hassan Fellowship Programme in Amman, Jordan (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline:
Winter Intake: October 1st 2014
Summer Intake: April 15 2015
Each year, the West Asia-North Africa Forum(WANA) invites 7-9 outstanding graduates from highly distinguished Masters Programmes in key thematic areas to join in the work of the Majlis El Hassan, located in Amman, Jordan. Fellows serve 12-month terms and work under the supervision of the Executive Director of the WANA, and under the ultimate guidance of His Royal Highness (HRH) Prince El Hassan Bin Talal
Selection criteria
The selection process is highly competitive; only graduates with outstanding academic records and letters of recommendation are eligible to apply.
Principal selection criteria include:
  • Undergraduate degree (in any area) and Masters Degree (in a key thematic area);
  • Fluent written and spoken English (additional UN languages, particularly Arabic and French, are highly desirable);
  • Outstanding academic record;
  • Multi-cultural sensitivity and ability to work effectively in teams made up of persons from different cultural and religious backgrounds;
  • Demonstrated research and writing skills,excellent oral presentation skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines;
  • Leadership and diplomacy potential.
  • Successful candidates are also expected to be highly motivated, pay attention to detail and work to the highest quality standards


In return for participating in the 12 -month Fellowship Programme, all Fellows will receive:
  • Return economy airfares to Amman, Jordan from the Fellow’s country of origin;
  • Accommodation;
  • Health insurance;
  • Arabic language tuition; and
  • A monthly stipend
 Applications and Deadlines
  • Fellows enter the Programme in both January (winter intake) and July (summer intake) in order to minimise the disruption of staffing transitions.
  • The application deadline for participation in the winter intake is 1 October 2014 and the application deadline for participation in the summer intake is 1 April 2015.
  • To apply, interested applicants must submit a completed application form, letter of motivation (1 page maximum), CV, academic transcript and writing sample to [email protected].
Only applications for the winter intake are currently being accepted. Full application in structions are included on the application form.
The El-Hassan Fellowship Brochure
The Application Form


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