2016 ECOWAS Fellowship Programme (EFP) for Masters and PhD Students

Applications are invited for the 2016 ECOWAS Fellowship Programme (EFP) for Masters and PhD Students. This invitation is made by the Association of African Universities (AAU). 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 programmes at any one of the following three universities: University of Lagos, Nigeria; University of Ibadan, Nigeria and Cheikh Anta Diop University, Senegal

Fellowship description

The Association of African Universities (AAU) is pleased to announce the 2015 maiden edition of the ECOWAS Fellowship Programme (EFP) for Masters and PhD students 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 states

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

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

The following are the 15 ECOWAS member countries:

Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo

Value

The ECOWAS Fellowship Programme (EFP) is a full scholarship 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

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 Application Form
  • Most recent curriculum vitae

Application deadline

The application deadline is 15th October, 2015

For more information, enquiries and application, click here

11 thoughts on “2016 ECOWAS Fellowship Programme (EFP) for Masters and PhD Students

  1. congratulations to ECOWAS for this initiative, I want to request that intelligence and security studies be included, due to the current security challenges our region is faced with. God bles west African, from Tanko.

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  2. Thanks to ECOWAS Fellowship Programme and the Association of African Universities that are asserting all to see less fortunate Africans who are not able to support themselves, but are eager to learn.

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