African Union calls for female STEM scholarship applicants

The African Union (AU) has issued a call for 2018 applications to its Mwalimu Nyerere Scholarship Scheme targeting women who are interested in pursuing graduate studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields in leading African universities.
Under the scheme, those interested in MSc programmes must be 35 years and below, while those who plan to pursue PhD courses should not be above 40.

An announcement posted by the AU’s Department of Science, Technology and Human Resources notes that besides enabling beneficiaries to study in “reputable” institutions, it will also require them to work in any African country “for at least the same duration of the scholarship period after graduation”.

Applicants for MSc programmes must have attained minimum upper second division qualifications in any science degree, while those interested in the doctoral programmes must have attained a masters qualifications from a recognised institution, and both must provide evidence of being already enrolled and registered in the programmes of their choice. – Compiled by Maina Waruru.