EU-ECOWAS Scholarship Programme for Masters Studies 2023


Applications are being accepted for the EU-ECOWAS Scholarship Program for EU-ECOWAS Scholarship Programme for Masters Studies in the field of sustainable energy at specialized universities in West Africa from students from ECOWAS member nations who meet the necessary qualifications.

About EU-ECOWAS Scholarship programme

The EU-ECOWAS Scholarship programme provides scholarships for masters’ degrees in the sustainable energy sector at specialised universities in West Africa (Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo) for the benefit of eligible students from ECOWAS member states involved in the energy sector.  

The programme aims to improve access to high-quality training in the sustainable energy sector in West Africa, enabling university graduates with a focus on young professionals (English, French and Portuguese speaking) in the ECOWAS member states to acquire the profile required to meet the growing demand for specialists at the highest level in the field of sustainable energy and to promote good governance of the sector in the region.  

Brief Description

Scholarship Sponsor(s): British Council, ECOWAS

Scholarship Type: Full Funding

Host Institution(s): West African Institutions

Scholarship Worth: Varies

Number of Awards: Several

Study Level: Postgraduate (Masters)

Nationality: Africans

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be nationals of a member state of ECOWAS or Mauritania and being resident in ECOWAS’ region or Mauritania  
  • Have at least a bachelor’s degree with First Class or Second Class (Upper Division)  
  • Have undertaken studies at least at 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 
  • Scholarship is open to working and non-working candidates. Working candidates are required to provide letter of release from their employer to complete the course for the duration of the programme 
  • Commitment to publish at least 1 practice-oriented research before the end of the programme 
  • Commitment to start internships within the course of study.  

How to Apply for EU-ECOWAS Scholarship programme

Interested applicants for the EU-ECOWAS Scholarship 2023 are to complete an online application by the deadline and provide all the required information and documents.

Document Requirements:

  • 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.
  • Any other documents to validate information provided in the application form.

Application Deadline: 23 September 2022 at 18:00 WAT


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