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MWALIMU NYERERE AFRICAN UNION SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME
(The scheme closed on 30th November, 2006. This information is only retained and provided for record and archival purposes.)
The African Union has a vision of peace, integration, prosperity and peerage in the global community; an Africa led by its own people with a proud African identity; where African solutions are developed for African problems.
To achieve the vision of the
African Union, engender sustainable development and meet millennium
development goals, there is need to step up efforts to develop, nurture
and retain a critical mass of human resources, particularly in the areas
of science and technology. Support is also necessary to enhance the
quality of teaching of these critical disciplines. For this reason,
the African Union Commission has established the Mwalimu Nyerere African
Union Scholarship Scheme.
Mwalimu Nyerere African Union Scholarship Scheme is designed to enable
African students to undertake degree programmes of study (Bachelors',
Masters' and PhD) in leading African Universities, in the
areas of science and technology, with a binding agreement that the
beneficiaries will work in an African country for 2 to 5 years after
the first year of the Mwalimu Nyerere AU Scholarship Scheme, the African
Union Commission has made provision for up to 50 scholarships at
Bachelors' Degree level; all beginning in the year 2007. The next
tranche will include scholarships for postgraduate studies.
Scholarship will cover all fees related to tuition and examination,
return transport from home town to the University, and a modest
Criteria for selection of
candidates for the First Tranche are therefore as follows:
· Nationals of African Union Member States
· Top performers in Member States in science and technology related fields
· Age: below 25 years for Bachelors degree
· Admission to a leading university in any African Union Member State
· Must be willing to commit to work in an
African country for a minimum of 3 years after completion of studies.
(ii) Subject areas:
The following fields of study
will be eligible for scholarship
· Engineering and Technology (Civil, Electrical, mechanical, Chemical engineering)
· B.Sc. in various fields, including biological sciences, chemistry, astronomy, mathematics, physics, quantity surveying, electronics, Information technology, agriculture, pharmacy
(iii) Country of Study
reputable African University in any African Union Member State.
Candidates are encouraged to seek admission from universities in
countries other than their own.
who meet the listed criteria are requested to apply confidently, by
filling in and sending back the application
form with copies of the following:
· Relevant certificates
· Letter of admission to a
reputable African University
· Curriculum vitae
indicating age, nationality, working experience, and names and
· Contacts of three
referees, one of which should be from the school principal of the last
should request referees to send reference letters directly to the AU
should also explain in an essay of not more than 2,000 words, why they
chose their field of study, and its importance to Africa.
Due to the expected
high volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be
with supporting documents before 30th November 2006, to:
Head of Education Division
African Union Commission
P.O. Box 3243,
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