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ECOWAS Fellowship Programme for Masters & PhD Students (EFP), 2015

The Association of African Universities (AAU) is inviting applications for ECOWAS Fellowship Programme. Fellowship is open to qualified nationals (including graduate students, researchers, lecturers, and staff) of ECOWAS member states who will be admitted for Masters or PhD degree programme at any one of the following three universities: University of Lagos, Nigeria; University of Ibadan, Nigeria and Cheikh Anta Diop University, Senegal. The ECOWAS Fellowship Programme (EFP) is a full award intended to cater for each fellow’s costs of living, tuition fees, visas, travel, insurance and thesis research. The application deadline is 15th October 2015.

Study Subject(s): Fellowship is awarded in all disciplines linked to the fields of strategic importance to the West African region such as: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM); Earth and Life Sciences; Health including maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, etc.; Agriculture, Food Security and related disciplines; History of Africa; Information technology; and Gender issues.
Course Level: Fellowship is available for pursing masters or PhD degree programme at any one of the following three universities: University of Lagos, Nigeria; University of Ibadan, Nigeria and Cheikh Anta Diop University, Senegal.
Programme Provider: Economic Commission for West African States (ECOWAS)
Award can be taken at: Nigeria and Senegal

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Eligibility:
-The Programme is open to qualified nationals (including graduate students, researchers, lecturers, and staff) of ECOWAS member states who will be admitted for Masters or PhD degree programme at any one of the following three universities: University of Lagos, Nigeria, University of Ibadan, Nigeria and Cheikh Anta Diop University, Senegal
-A good first degree (at least second class upper division or its equivalent) is required for Masters degree programme. An MPhil degree or its equivalent is required for PhD programme.
-Priority will be given to Anglophone nationals who want admission into Francophone institutions, as well as to Francophone nationals who want admission into Anglophone institutions. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Open for International Students: Students from ECOWAS member countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo) can apply for this fellowship.

 Description:  The Association of African Universities (AAU) is pleased to announce the 2015 maiden edition of the ECOWAS Fellowship Programme for Masters and PhD (EFP) under the sponsorship of the Economic Commission for West African States (ECOWAS). The Programme seeks to promote capacity building within the ECOWAS 15-member countries by providing full fellowships for training and education for nationals of ECOWAS member states in higher education institutions of ECOWAS.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Not Known

What does it cover? The ECOWAS Fellowship Programme (EFP) is a full award intended to cater for each fellow’s costs of living, tuition fees, visas, travel, insurance and thesis research. In this respect, ECOWAS will pay the tuition fees directly to the institutions and provide a monthly stipend of US$600 per Masters student and US$800 per PhD student to cover all other expenses for the duration of the degree programme.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: Applications should be sent electronically. Qualified candidates will be admitted to one of the three institutions mentioned above. Please ensure that the institution that you have selected offers the course you have chosen. All the three universities provide information about their degree programmes on their websites. Each application must include the following:
-A photocopy of the degree and other certificates.
-Completed EFP Form. Download the EFP form here
-Most recent curriculum vitae.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 15th October 2015.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application