April 9, 2014

World Bank FUNAAB Scholarships for Specialized Graduate Programmes in Agriculture and Environment for Africans

FUNAAB Specialized Masters Programme (World Bank CEADESE)

Course(s) Offered: Agriculture, Environment
Course Level: Graduate (masters, PhD)
Provider: World Bank, FUNAAB
Country to Study in: Nigeria

Programme Description
Application for the Federal University Of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) specialized postgraduate programme (2013/2014 CEADESE prog.) under the World Bank Africa Center for Excellence in Agriculture and Sustainable Environment (CEADESE) has started.

The FUNAAB has commenced the training programme in its Centre of Excellence in Agriculture and Sustainable Environment.

The centre will run specialized international postgraduate courses designated as Master (M.AgSE) and Doctorate (Phd AgSE) degrees in Agricultural Development and Sustainable Environment.

World Bank FUNAAB Scholarships for Specialized Graduate Programmes in Agriculture and Environment

Eligibility
Eligibility for the 2013/2014 FUNAAB Specialized PG programme:
  • Candidates of all nationalities within and outside africa possessing qualifications equivalent to recognized first degrees in relevant disclines are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates with degrees equivalent to second Class Lower Division are eligible to apply for the programmes but only candidates with grade point averages equivanlent to Second Class Upper Division and above shall be eligible to apply for scholarship
  • For Hydrology Programmes, eligible candidates are required to possess Bachelor’s degrees or equivalent in physical, mathematical, hydrological and environmental sciences.
  • For Hydrology Programmes, eligible candidates are required to possess Bachelor’s degrees or equivalent in physical, mathematical, hydrological and environmental sciences.
  • For Mechanized Agriculture Programme, eligible candidates for the M. AgSE programme are required to possess Bachelors degree or equivalent in either Agricultural, Food, Chemical, Mechanical or Civil Engineering.
  • Graduates with first degrees in biological and social sciences are eligible to apply for the M. AgSE programme in any of the agriculture-based options. Since the programme is agriculture-based, applicants from academic backgrounds other than agriculture shall be required to audit relevant pre-requisite courses (that will be determined by the course faculty) in basic agriculture under the B. Agric Programme of FUNAAB.
  • Applicants with degrees from Environmental fields are eligible to apply for any of the options, provided the relevant proficiency to perform in the option can be demonstrated e.g. the need for adequate mathematical backgrounds for Mechanisation and Hydrology progammes. The PhD AgSE programme is open to Master degree holders in the relevant field for the different options in the programme.
Eligible groups
Limited and Very competitive scholarships are available to candidates from the following countries in West Africa:
  • Benin
  • Gambia
  • Liberia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Togo
  • Nigeria
The Selection for schloarships is equal opportunity basis with emphasis on gender balance. Thus, women are encouraged to apply

Participating Institutions
World Bank Africa Center for Excellence in Agriculture and Sustainable Environment, FUNAAB, Abeokuta, Ogun state; Nigeria.

Fields of study
The courses are M.AgSE and PhD AgSE in:
Number of awards
Limited and Very competitive scholarships

Method of Application
After you have paid for the application fee, proceed to complete your registration here (click here to complete the application form) for applicants from Nigeria.

For International Students, upload your Telex copy of payment of $100(USD) into CEADESE Domicillary Account 5070318907, swift code: ZEIBNGLA, Sort Code: 057170019 here (upload telex and complete registration). Your registration will not be processed until the telex copy is confirmed.

DEADLINES:
Applications are to be completed by April 1, 2014 (UPDATE: Deadline has been extended to 30th April, 2014).

PLEASE NOTE:
The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State (FUNAAB) was established on 1 January 1988 by the Federal Government when four Universities of Technology, earlier merged in 1984, were demerged. This led to the creation of the first two Universities of Agriculture in Abeokuta and Makurdi.

The 7 World Bank Africa Centers for Excellence (ACEs) in Nigeria and their project titles are:
  1. Redeemers University, Mowe, Ogun State / University of Ibadan, Ibadan (African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases, ACEGID);
  2. African University of Science and Technology, Abuja (Pan-African Materials Institute [PAMI]);
  3. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (Centre for Agricultural Development and Sustainable Environment);
  4. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (Centre of Excellence on Neglected Tropical Diseases and Forensic Biotechnology); 
  5. University of Jos, (Phytomedicine Research and Development, ACEPRD);
  6. University of Benin (Centre for Excellence in Reproductive Health and Innovation); and
  7. the University of Port Harcourt (ACE Centre for Oil Field Chemicals).
Contact
For further Information:
send email to ceadese@funaab.edu.ng;
Or call +2348077766064, +2348062937241, +2347084044817.

Application Deadline: 1 April 2014 (extended to 30 April)
Open to International Applicants: Yes

More Scholarship Information and Application

Related: List of Scholarships in Nigeria for Students

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