The WABES Biodiversity African Scholarships is awarded to Africans with broad, high-quality information and skills needed to facilitate the operation of science-policy interfaces such as the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), as a means for achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs) in West Africa.
The Master of Science (MSc) in “Managing Science-Policy Interfaces on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for Sustainable Development in West Africa – SPIBES” is a 2-year interdisciplinary course divided into 4 semesters. SPIBES is designed to provide students with broad, high-quality information and skills needed to facilitate the operation of science-policy interfaces such as the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), as a means for achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs) in West Africa.
Eligible Countries: West African countries
Number of Awards: Not specified
Duration of Award: 2 years
Value of Award: The programme offers full scholarship to all successful candidates. The scholarship covers the tuition fees of the two-year Masters programme, and in addition provides a monthly stipend of €350 (~ 220,000 FCFA), as well as a valid health insurance for the duration of the programme.
A laptop computer and research funds will also be made available to all students. The research funds will be disbursed only upon completion of the 18 course modules and the approval of the research proposal and associated budget by the committee constituted to this effect.
- Applicants must be West African Students
- Applicants must have completed their bachelors degree program
- Applicants must have good academic records
Application Process: To apply, please follow the subsequent steps:
1) Download the English pdf-form, open it with Acrobat Reader, and fill it out digitally in the English language. Note: only the English version is valid for application. Save the form on your computer
2) Prepare the following documents and convert them to pdf: upload the filled application form and other required application documents as a single pdf
|a||A filled and signed online application form (English language)|
|b||Motivation letter providing information about your academic and personal qualification as well as your interests in research in the Science-Policy Interface on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for Sustainable Development – max. 4,000 characters (English language)|
|c||Detailed and signed CV including scanned passport photo (English language)|
|d||Copy of passport data page|
|e||All diplomas/Bachelor certificates|
|f||Transcripts of record|
|g||Signed letter of recommendation from a staff member from the institution of last degree.|
3) Join all the above-mentioned files to one single pdf file.
To apply to the programme, please follow the link below and upload ONE pdf file containing all information listed above:
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Application Deadline: 19th August, 2019 (23h 59 CET)