ECOWAS Fellowship Programme – 2015 Call

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ECOWAS Fellowship Programme for Masters & PhD – 2015 Competition

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The Association of African Universities (AAU) is pleased to announce the 2015 maiden edition of the ECOWAS Fellowship Programme for Masters and PhD (EFP) under the sponsorship of the Economic Commission for West African States (ECOWAS). The Programme seeks to promote capacity building within the ECOWAS 15-member countries by providing full fellowships for training and education for nationals of ECOWAS member states in higher education institutions of ECOWAS.
Eligibility: The Programme is open to qualified nationals (including graduate students, researchers, lecturers, and staff) of ECOWAS member states who will be admitted for Masters or PhD degree programme at any one of the following three universities:
(a). University of Lagos, Nigeria
(b). University of Ibadan, Nigeria
(c). Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal
A good first degree (at least second class upper division or its equivalent) is required for Masters degree programme. An MPhil degree or its equivalent is required for PhD programme.

Priority will be given to Anglophone nationals who want admission into Francophone institutions, as well as to Francophone nationals who want admission into Anglophone institutions. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Study Disciplines

Applications are invited from all disciplines linked to the fields of strategic importance to the West African region such as:
1.    Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM);
2.    Earth and Life Sciences;
3.    Health including maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, etc.;
4.    Agriculture, Food Security and related disciplines
5.    History of Africa
6.    Information technology; and
7.    Gender issues.

Full Scholarship

The ECOWAS Fellowship Programme (EFP) is a full scholarship intended to cater for each fellow’s costs of living, tuition fees, visas, travel, insurance and thesis research. In this respect, ECOWAS will pay the tuition fees directly to the institutions and provide a monthly stipend of US$600 per Masters student and US$800 per PhD student to cover all other expenses for the duration of the degree programme.

Application Procedure

Qualified candidates will be admitted to one of the three institutions mentioned above. Please ensure that the institution that you have selected offers the course you have chosen.  All the three universities provide information about their degree programmes on their websites.

Each application must include the following:
1.    A photocopy of the degree and other certificates.
2.    Most recent curriculum vitae.

Submission

The 2015 Applications are accepted before October 15, 2015 from eligible students from ECOWAS member institutions. Applicants submitting applications in response to the 2015 ECOWAS call are hereby informed that an online application form has been created to facilitate the application process. Those that already emailed their applications should also re-apply using the new instructions. Please follow the instructions below:

  1. Open the link from here: http://www.aau.org/ecoapp/
  2. Make sure that you have all the required information ready including your CV and scanned certificates
  3. Each supporting document that you upolad must not exceed 1MB
  4. You need about 45 minutes online to complete the form
  5. Please email the following people if you encounter challenges:
    • Technical Issues with the online form: pymireku@aau.org
    • Queries about the ECOWAS call: ghansen@aau.org
    • Or telephone: +233302774495

We sincerely apologize for any inconveniences caused by this change.

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155 thoughts on “ECOWAS Fellowship Programme – 2015 Call

    abdiulhakim said:
    September 17, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    me i am from togo .is it necesserary to translate my documents before apply

      aaublog67 responded:
      September 17, 2015 at 3:46 pm

      Please send them as they are. Thank you

    Folarin said:
    September 17, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    please can you help me with the Master courses offered at the Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal

      aaublog67 responded:
      September 17, 2015 at 3:46 pm

      Please visit the Cheikh Anta Diop website. Thank you

    OTU SOLOMON said:
    September 17, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    Sir, am awaiting graduation this November and I have a copy of my transcript can i apply with that so that i forward my certificate after November?

      aaublog67 responded:
      September 17, 2015 at 3:45 pm

      State all this in your application

    Oruah, Prince Ogheneruona said:
    September 17, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    I’m interested in this. I have a Masters in Medical Sociology – UNN. I desire a PhD in the same discipline. What must I do?

    Bernard Njor said:
    September 17, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    This is a very interesting development in ECOWAS. Thanks for the opportunity given us to forge ahead with our dreams of acquiring higher education. Please I studied Mathematics at bachelor’s degree level and wish to study Statistics at Master’s degree level. Can I apply for this scholarship?

    Syb said:
    September 17, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    Please, when you say ‘state all these in your application’. Are u saying asides all we are to send electronically i.e the certificates and the form, we are to stil submit a written application?

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    Syb said:
    September 18, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    @ Dumbuya, I think your degree to be applied for on d top of the form means “MSc. or PhD”

    Syb said:
    September 18, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    Sir, are we to also write an application letter as we send the certificates?

    ISHAQ ABDULLAHI BENA said:
    September 19, 2015 at 9:54 am

    I am a Bachelor of Library and Information Science holder with Third Class Degree can i apply for scholarship?

      aaublog67 responded:
      September 22, 2015 at 12:08 pm

      Best to try your luck.

    DZIKUNU ERIC CHRISTOPHER said:
    September 20, 2015 at 11:00 am

    This maiden program of ECOWAS is a wonderful one. What else can be good as this again on this planet?l am praying vehemently to obtain this scholarship. Long live ECOWAS, Long live Africa and all member countries.

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    Kamal Mustapha said:
    September 22, 2015 at 11:45 am

    when I click submit after filling the form online, an empty page is displayed. This means the application was not successful. please what should I do?

      aaublog67 responded:
      September 22, 2015 at 12:06 pm

      We have emailed you.

        Kamal Mustapha said:
        September 22, 2015 at 3:38 pm

        there is no any solution mentioned in the email sent to me…the mail only contains the question i asked

    eric fordjour said:
    September 22, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    please with a sense of respect and humility, i have sent my application to the e-mail provided but how do i know my application has been received.Thanks!

      Syb said:
      September 22, 2015 at 6:57 pm

      @ Eric, the page should display a confirmation that all fields have been successfully uploaded. Then u’ll get an email to that respect.

    OKE OLUFEMI SUNDAY said:
    September 22, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    Sir, is transcript also required to be uploaded along with certificate?

      aaublog67 responded:
      September 25, 2015 at 7:59 am

      Upload if its available

    Abdul Ghaniyyu said:
    September 22, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    Hello,

    I would like to know whether the scholarship is strictly for Master’s or one can also apply for Master of Philosophy (M.Phil), as the duration on in most cases vary?

    Also, I have MSc. in Mathematical Science and would like to know if it’s possible to apply for another Master’s in a specific field?

    Thanks.

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    Ufondu, Julius Onyeka said:
    September 23, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    Dear Sir/Ma,

    Pls during the attachment of credentials, i forgot to attach my CV along with it. I had submitted before i realized i made a mistake. I have afterwards tried uploading a new application inclusive of the CV but i was told the applicant has already applied.
    Pls is there any help you can render to allow me participate in the major selection coz am afraid the omission of the CV might cost my application.

    Thank you.

    Waiting in Anticipation.

    Ufondu, Julius Onyeka.

      aaublog67 responded:
      September 25, 2015 at 7:58 am

      We will give access for everyone to review their applications

    diaby said:
    September 23, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    I would like to know in which language should I apply since my native language is french ?

      aaublog67 responded:
      September 25, 2015 at 7:57 am

      Please apply in French

    Lucia Paye-Layleh said:
    September 24, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Hi, I have completed all my credit hours for my undergraduate degree program but my graduation is scheduled for December can I apply using just my attestation letter, will I stand a good chance? This type of opportunity is rare so I don’t want to miss out on it especially with females being encouraged to apply.

      aaublog67 responded:
      September 25, 2015 at 7:57 am

      Please apply

    Adeyonu B. Adeola said:
    September 24, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    This is a very nice development.

    please does this include an application letter?

    Kolade Deborah Ibukun said:
    September 25, 2015 at 6:53 am

    Hello sir/ma, I applied for the EFP 2015 Masters but I made a typographical error in my email address so I didn’t get a feedback after I submitted the form successfully. I already sent a mail to the address I saw on the website and I thought I should leave this comment here as well. Kindly help to correct the error so I can get feedback on my application. Thanks.

    diaby said:
    September 25, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Could I compress my supporting document with Winrar to apply ?

    bakare erick said:
    September 28, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Please when are we going to be permitted to verify our applications and make necessary adjust (if possible) on the documented submitted sir?

    bakare erick said:
    September 28, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    Please admin kindly answer my question: are we to submit a cover letter or letter of introduction with our applications?

    francis Amekorgbe said:
    October 1, 2015 at 8:36 am

    Sir can my scanned singnature be at the immediate top of my passport photograph?

    Joseph Deema said:
    October 1, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Sir, I really need information with respect to the courses offered at the different specified universities for admission. May I get help from you?

    Paulo Batica said:
    October 6, 2015 at 11:23 am

    Dear sir/ma
    I am Paulo Batica From Guinea-Bissau,in West Africa. Thanks for the Fellowship updates and i have bachelor degree in English language and i think i will be delighted if i get a chance to study Education science.
    I have six years of teaching English language as a foreign language in high school in Bissau city. Would you please forward my request to the fellowship committee?
    Thank you in advance
    Paulo Batica

    Alimamy Dumbuya said:
    October 12, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    I have sent in my application through the provided email address (ecowas.aau.org) and am yet to receive a confirmation of my sent application.

    Alimamy Dumbuya said:
    October 12, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    I have attached all my documents like degree, diploma, electronic form and curriculum vitae and sent it to the official email address. ecowas.aau.org. Please notify me if it is correct to do it that way.

    Abdulai Dumbuya said:
    October 16, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Just Knowing about it now and I am very much interested

    salakonajeem said:
    November 14, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Please when will ecowas fellowship program shortlists be out or when should we be expecting response from ecowas EFP in respect to our applications

      aaublog67 responded:
      November 30, 2015 at 10:28 am

      ECOWAS2015 Fellowship Outcomes – those selected 4 Univs of Lagos & Ibadan http://ams.aau.org/?q=content/ecowas-fellowship-prog

        francis said:
        December 1, 2015 at 1:11 am

        Hello admin,
        Please when is the outcome for those that applied in Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Senega going to be released ?
        Thanks

        aaublog67 responded:
        December 2, 2015 at 8:02 am

        The list for the University of Cheikh Anta Dioup is not yet out. We will update you.

    kator peter said:
    November 14, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    when will the list of selected candidates be released?

      aaublog67 responded:
      November 30, 2015 at 10:28 am

      ECOWAS2015 Fellowship Outcomes – those selected 4 Univs of Lagos & Ibadan http://ams.aau.org/?q=content/ecowas-fellowship-prog

        francis said:
        December 1, 2015 at 1:03 am

        Hello admin,
        Please when is the outcome for those that applied in Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Senega going to be released ?
        Thanks

        aaublog67 responded:
        December 2, 2015 at 8:02 am

        The list for the University of Cheikh Anta Dioup is not yet out. We will update you.

    Oluwaseun said:
    November 19, 2015 at 8:35 am

    please admin, when is the screening coming up ?

    Jenneh Fatima Bebeley said:
    November 26, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Dear AAU, Please i want to know about the ECOWAS Scholarship. Since the aknowledged receipt of my documents i have not heard from you.

    Abdullahi Hamza said:
    November 30, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Although I have all the academic excellence required and I applied for the course m.sc. public health which my country Nigeria is lacking after meeting the course requirements at university of lagos but my name is not there in the list. Is there another list coming out or not?

      aaublog67 responded:
      November 30, 2015 at 12:53 pm

      Thank you for your keen interest. Please try again when we circulate the 2016 Call. I am not sure of the dates for that call

        Darlington Chukwuma said:
        November 30, 2015 at 1:25 pm

        Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone. Good morning. I want to Know wether the result is out for those that applied in the Anta Diop University.

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        aaublog67 commented: “Thank you for your keen interest. Please try again when we circulate the 2016 Call. I am not sure of the dates for that call”

        aaublog67 responded:
        December 2, 2015 at 8:01 am

        The list for the University of Cheikh Anta Dioup is not yet out. We will update you.

        peter kator said:
        November 30, 2015 at 5:50 pm

        was there no selection for chiek anta diop university senegal?

        aaublog67 responded:
        December 2, 2015 at 8:01 am

        The list for the University of Cheikh Anta Dioup is not yet out. We will update you.

    hakizimana said:
    November 30, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    when the list of shortlisted in universite anta diop de dakar will be published?

      aaublog67 responded:
      December 2, 2015 at 8:01 am

      The list for the University of Cheikh Anta Dioup is not yet out. We will update you.

    kator peter said:
    December 2, 2015 at 7:06 am

    when will the list of shortlisted candidates for Chiek anta diop university senegal be out. please inform me. i will be most disappointed if i am not selected as i believe i am qualified. expecting a prompt response. thank you.

    kator peter said:
    December 13, 2015 at 11:51 am

    please intimate me of the selection for chek anta diop university senegal. i want to know please. thanks

    Kenneth said:
    January 30, 2016 at 8:14 am

    Hi aaublog67 Admin,
    I did apply for the ECOWAS scholarship but got to know when the list came out and was not notified as well. Tried checking the list link you shared but it is not accessible anymore, how can I get to verify if I was selected please.

    kator peter said:
    February 2, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    i think the section process was fraudulent. there was no advertised list for university of senegal and there was no clearly shown list of criteria for selection. stop this fraud.

    usman Dahiru said:
    July 14, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Is the list for ECOWAS PhD fellowship 2016 out?

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