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Apply Now US Embassy Scholarships For 10,000 African Students 2018/2019

About the Award: United States Embassy Awards, a cornerstone of the US Government’s development
assistance program for Africa, provide access to postgraduate education, training and professional
development opportunities for suitably qualified Africans from eligible countries. On their return to the
workplace, US Embassy Awards Alumni are expected to contribute actively to development in their home
countries.

Priority Fields (varies by African country)

  • Agriculture/Food Security
  • Education
  • Health
  • Public Policy (including public sector management, public sector reform, trade, international diplomacy)
  • Environmental Management
  • Natural Resource Management (including mining-related subjects)
  • Technical and Vocational Education & Training (available for Short Courses only)
  • Energy (including Natural Gas and Oil Technology)
  • Infrastructure
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Transport (including Ports, Roads and Airports Management)
  • Forensic Science

Eligible Countries: The following countries are eligible for the US Embassy Scholarships

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroun, Cape Verde,
Comoros, Congo(Republic of), Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya,
Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal,Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia etc.

In addition to the above, the following countries are eligible for Short Course Awards (SCAs)

Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea,
Gabon, Mauritania, Niger, North Sudan, Republic of Guinea, South Sudan

To be taken at: African or United States Universities.

Offered Since: 1980

Eligibility: Varies by country

You must be at least 25 and not more than 40 years of age at the date of your application.

  • You must have at least three (3) years’ relevant post graduate work experience. This work experience
    must be in a role relevant to your proposed field of study and to your employment organization type
    (e.g. public sector applicants should demonstrate public sector work experience, and so on). Preference
    will be given to candidates with greater periods of experience.
  • You possess, as a minimum, a Bachelors degree (or the equivalent) from a recognized Institution of at
    least 4 years in length with at least a 3rd Class Pass.

Masters Degree Scholarships 

  • Masters Degree Scholarship Application Students must comply with Government of Nigeria regulations
  • The public sector, private sector and civil society candidates must provide evidence of completion of the
    National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) when they apply.
  • You must not already hold, or be studying for, a Masters degree.
  • You must be willing to make a formal commitment to return to your current employment following
    completion of the award.
  • You must meet the general minimum eligibility criteria for Australia Awards Scholarships – refer to the
    Australia Awards Scholarships policy handbook.

Target Group

  • You are a national of an African country
  • You are an early or mid-career professional working in the Public Sector, the Private Sector or a NonGovernment
    Organization (Civil Society) in one of the listed priority fields of study.
  • An Undergraduate African Students
  • You wish to undertake a Masters degree in United States in one of the listed priority fields of study. You
    cannot study a Masters of Business Administration.
  • You have a clear vision for how you will use the knowledge gained through the Masters degree to
    improve policy, practice or education in the proposed field of study.
  • Gender Equality: US Embassy Awards target equal participation by women and men. Applications from
    women are strongly encouraged, and mechanisms are in place to support women applicants and
    Awardees.
  • Disability Inclusion: US Embassy Awards aim to ensure that people with a disability are given fair and equal
    opportunity to compete for and obtain a scholarship. Applications from people with a disability are
    strongly encouraged. Mechanisms are in place to support applicants and Awardees requiring specific
    assistance.

Number of Scholarships: Up to 10,000

Value of Scholarships: This is a Full government sponsored scholarship

Duration of Scholarship: For the duration of the program
Sponsors: US Embassy Awards in Africa, an initiative of the United States Government

 

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