Mwalimu Nyerere African Union Scholarship Scheme For Masters and PhD Programmes in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Mwalimu Nyerere African Union Scholarship Scheme For Masters and PhD Programmes in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) 2018

The Mwalimu Nyerere African Union Scholarship Scheme was launched in 2007 with the aim of contributing to the production and retention of high caliber African human capital for sustainable development of the continent in critical development areas, while promoting regional integration through intra-Africa mobility of students. The Scholarship Scheme is intended to enable young Africans to study in reputable 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. To encourage the participation of young African female students at postgraduate level, for Masters and PhD programmes in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), the African Union Commission is offering a Call for Scholarship Applications (For Female Applicants Only).

WORTH

Tuition Fees: According to an official invoice from the Host University.

  • Stipend: 500 US$ monthly, to support living expenses such as housing, food, utilities,
  • local transportation and medication.
  • Book Allowance: An allowance of 500 US$ per year for the purchase of books.
  • Air ticket: A round-trip economy fare for the most direct route between the
  • beneficiary’s home country and the study destination of host Institute.

Travel Allowance:

  • One-off payment of 250 US$ to contribute towards ground transportation from
  • airport and settling-in costs
  • One-off payment of 350 US$ to assist with shipping and other terminal
  • expenses; upon departure from the host Institution after successful
  • completion of the study.

Computer Allowance: One-off payment of 1,000 US$ for the purchase of laptop computer and accessories.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for the 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
  • 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.

To apply and for more information visit here

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