EU-ECOWAS Scholarships Programme on Sustainable Energy

Application is currently ongoing for the European Union Economic Community of West African States (EU-ECOWAS) Scholarships Programme on Sustainable Energy.

For the benefit of qualified students from ECOWAS member states active in the energy sector, the EU-ECOWAS Scholarship program offers scholarships for master’s degrees in the sustainable energy sector at specialized universities in West Africa (Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, and Togo).

This program on Sustainable Energy aims to increase access to high-quality training in the sustainable energy sector in West Africa by enabling university graduates, with a focus on young professionals (speaking English, French, and Portuguese) in the member states of ECOWAS, to develop the profile necessary to meet the rising demand for experts at the highest level in the field of sustainable energy and to support good governance of the sector in the area. The two types of scholarships available in the program are:

Mobile Scholarships

Scholars are selected to complete their master’s program on Sustainable Energy in higher education institutions outside their country of residence.

Stationary Scholarships

Scholars get to complete their master’s program in higher education institutions in their country of residence.

Benefits

The EU-ECOWAS Scholarships Programme on Sustainable Energy will provide;

  • tuition,
  • subsistence,
  • travel,
  • research grant,
  • insurance, and
  • visa funding.

Eligibility

The scholarship selection process will analyze the information collected through the application form against the following criteria: 

  • Be nationals of a member state of ECOWAS or Mauritania and being resident in ECOWAS’ region of Mauritania  
  • Have at least a bachelor’s degree with First Class or Second Class (Upper Division)  
  • Have undertaken studies with at least a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, energy and environment (including renewable energy and energy efficiency), law, economics, finance, and planning as deemed by the entry requirements of the chosen university
  • Work experience in the energy sector in West Africa will be an added advantage  
  • Hold (at least) provisional admission into an approved course of study at the time of scholarship approval 
  • The scholarship is open to working and non-working candidates.
  • Commitment to publish at least 1 practice-oriented research before the end of the program 
  • Commitment to start internships within the course of study.  
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
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Application Process

Successful applicants for EU-ECOWAS Scholarships Programme on Sustainable Energy will be required to provide the following documents for validation: 

  • Identification cards such as an international passport or a national identity card 
  • Proof of residency in an ECOWAS country or Mauritania 
  • A copy of the provisional admission letter from a shortlisted university 
  • Academic transcripts or certificate obtained, and 
  • Any other documents to validate information provided in the application form. 

To apply for the EU-ECOWAS Scholarships Programme on Sustainable Energy, click here.

Deadline: February 10, 2023.

For more information on EU-ECOWAS Scholarships Programme on Sustainable Energy, visit the official site.

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