World Bank/ACECoR Masters and PhD Scholarships 2019/2020 for African Students -Apply

The Africa Centre of Excellence in Coastal Resilience (ACECoR) established under the World Bank Africa Centre of Excellence (ACE) for Development Impact Project and hosted by the Centre for Coastal Management, University of Ghana Cape Coast, Ghana, invites suitably qualified national, regional and international applicants into its MPhil and PhD degree programmes.

Application Deadline: 8th July 2019.

Eligible Countries: African countries

To be taken at (country): Ghana
About the Award: MPhil and PhD students admitted to the ACECoR programme are eligible for a scholarship award to facilitate completion of the programme. The scholarships cover tuition, accommodation, monthly stipends and field research grants as well as other material and technical support. The scholarship will support students to present their innovative research results at local/international conferences and cover publication fees for research papers submitted to high impact journals. Continued funding support is contingent on academic output based on annual performance reviews.

Type: Masters, PhD

Eligibility: The ACECoR scholarships are available to all African nationals who meet admission requirements of the University of Cape Coast. Priority will be given to female applicants as well as applicants from West and Central African countries.
MPhil
The minimum admission requirement for the MPhil programmes is a first degree (Second Class Lower Division or equivalent) in a relevant Science or Engineering discipline, from a recognised university. In addition, the applicant must demonstrate strong interest in research, development and innovation in science and technology, as well as the ability to work optimally and independently in an international multidisciplinary environment.
All candidates must submit the following (indicating the preferred area of specialisation):

Completed Scholarship Application form
Certified true copy of academic certificates and transcripts
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Statement of Motivation
Two (2) letters of recommendation (at least one from a former lecturer/supervisor)
A 2-3 page research proposal in the preferred area of specialisation
PhD
The minimum admission requirement for the PhD programmes is a two- year master’s degree with research in a relevant Science or Engineering discipline or equivalent qualification from a recognised university. In addition, the applicant must demonstrate strong interest in research, development and innovation in science and technology, as well as the ability to work optimally and independently in an international multidisciplinary environment.

All candidates must submit the following (indicating the preferred area of specialisation):

Completed scholarship application form
Certified true copy of academic certificates and transcripts
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Statement of Motivation
Two (2) letters of recommendation (at least one from a former lecturer/supervisor)
A 3-5 page research proposal in the preferred area of specialisation
There are no restrictions based on age, gender, religion, nationality, ethnicity, disability and political orientation of the candidates.
Dual Degree Option

Successful applicants have the option to pursue a dual degree awarded by University of Cape Coast and University of Rhode Island (USA). For further details visit: ACECoR Dual Degree Option

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: ACECoR scholarships do not include visa fees or travel tickets. However, there will be administrative assistance with visa applications and airport pickup.

Duration of Award:

Masters: The ACECoR MPhil programmes are designed as intensive modular courses with a research component. Students admitted to the programmes spend a 12-month period of learning on course modules and another 12 months on research.
PhD: The ACECoR PhD programmes are designed as 36-month intensive full-time research programmes. Students in the programme spend 24 months on field research and data collection and 12 months for organising and writing their thesis, including attending relevant seminars and conferences to gain critical knowledge and/or present preliminary research results.
How to Apply:

It is important to go through all application requirements on the Programme Webpage (see link below) before applying

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