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DAAD Scholarships for Masters Program in Sustainable Transformation of Rural Areas for West African Students 2018/2019 – Niamey, Niger

Through the present call, Abdou Moumouni University of Niamey is launching the first batch of its four semesters, two years Master Program for Sustainable Transformation of Rural Area for the academic year 2018-2019. The program provides full scholarship to successful candidates from West African countries. 

Application Deadline: 31st May 2018

Eligible Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Saint Helena, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.

To Be Taken At (Country): Abdou Moumouni University of Niamey, Niger.

About the Award: The West  African Center for Sustainable Rural Transformation hosted by the Faculty of Sciences and Techniques of Abdou Moumouni University of Niamey (Niger) and its partners, ZEF-Bonn University (Germany), University of Development Studies (Ghana) and the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) of University of Ghana (Ghana) under the financial support of the German Ministry of Cooperation (BMZ) purpose to contribute in the resolution of West Africa rural underdevelopment issue by addressing technological, socioeconomic,
socio-political, administrative and cultural aspects of sustainable rural transformation, in a concerted manner.

The aim of this master program is to prepare a new generation of skilled researchers able to propose appropriate and integrated solutions in rural development. The main objective is to train west-African students to become experts in integrated sustainable rural development by spotlighting on technology interventions combined with strategy and policy focusing on socio-economic and institutional aspects.

To fulfill its goal the Integrated Master Program in Sustainable Rural Transformation (IMPSRT) will be divided into the following two (2) tracks:

(i). Engineering Track to promote technology intervention in rural area;
(ii). Policy Track to deal with the socio-economic and institutional aspects.

Type: Masters

Eligibility: The Master Research program for Sustainable Transformation of Rural Area is opened to excellent students with a bachelor degree or equivalent in one of the disciplines related to Rural Development (Agronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Economy, Geography, , Geology, Law, Sociology, Physics, Statistics…).

Requirement for the candidates to the Program:

  • be a citizen of a west African country
  • provide a birth certificate or other equivalent document
  • have a certificate of nationality
  • Provide a curriculum vitae
  • Submit a letter of motivation
  • Provide transcripts and copies of diploma
  • Submit a detailed program of the training received
  • Provide two references letters
  • A copy of the receipt for application study fees 10,000 F CFA (15€). Application fees can be sent by Western union, Money Gram, Wari or any transfer money company to the following address: Mr Souleymane Hassane Zakou, Tel: +227 92 88 88 46 E-Mail: [email protected]
  • Submit a letter of authorization from the employer (for people in employment)

The Integrated Master Program in Sustainable Rural Transformation is a structured Master with both English and French as languages of instruction. Therefore the following are the language requirements:

 Credit passes in English/French language at O/L West African School Certificate Examinations or at baccalaureate.
 Pass proficiency test in English language/French e.g. a computer-based TOEFL score of 213 (or the equivalent) is required for entry into graduate research programs. English/french language courses will be offered by the Program WACS-RT to selected Francophone/Anglophone students to help them meet entry requirement.

The Language Course is geared towards fostering future professional communication, collaboration and friendships between the French and English-speaking students.

Number of Awards: The Program will admit and support a minimum of 10 students. Private application can be
studied for additional places.

Value of Award: The program provides full scholarship to successful candidates from West African countries.

Duration of Program: 2 years

How to Apply: Candidates may apply directly to the Master research program by sending all required information via Email to: [email protected] and [email protected]

Hard copies for Niger candidates can be deposited at Scolarité Faculté des Sciences et Techniques (FAST)

Please copy to [email protected]

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: DAAD

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