Thursday, March 20, 2014

Mwalimu Nyerere African Union Scholarship Scheme

Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere
2014 special call for scholarship applications for female applicants only for Masters and PhD Programmes in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Education Science (STEME).

To encourage the participation of young African female students at postgraduate level, for Masters and PhD programmes in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Education Science (STEME), the Commission of the African Union is offering the second Special Call for Scholarship Applications (For Female Applicants Only) to study in reputable African Universities.

Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for the Special Scholarship, a candidate must:
i. Be a Female Citizen of an African Union Member State
ii. Be under the age of thirty five (35) years for Masters Programmes; and under forty (40) years for PhD Programmes.
iii. 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
iv. Have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement as evidenced by academic transcripts, and academic awards if any.
v. Have proof of admission to undertake a full time Masters or PhD programme in a recognized university of an African Union Member State.
vi. Be willing to commit to work in an African Union Member State on completion of studies for at least three (3) years.

No application will be considered without an admission letter from a university. In order to promote, intra-Africa student mobility, candidates are encouraged to seek admission to universities in countries other than their own.

Eligible Fields of Study
The following fields of study are eligible:
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Education Science

The Masters programme should be of two years duration; while the PhD programme should be of three years duration.

Scholarship application closing date: 31st May 2014.





For more information and application please visit the Mwalimu Nyerere African Union Scholarship Scheme page.

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