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Lesotho is a budding country that has made great improvements, in its educational system. In this article, all about the country, its tertiary education and available scholarships shall be discussed in detail.

Lesotho is a country landlocked in Southern Africa. It is a country that has suffered quite a number of political conflicts notwithstanding, but has emerged from them even stronger, and is now poised for more development.

The country also runs a constitutional monarchial system of governance.

Tertiary Education in Lesotho

Education in Lesotho has been amended positively, by the government. It (the government), aims to improve the relevance of academic programs offered at its tertiary institutions, by meeting the needs of students interested in higher education, and the government has done this, through the provision of free education and educational materials at the secondary level.

Top Tertiary Institutions in Lesotho

  • National University of Lesotho (NUL)
  • Botho University
  • Limkokwing University of Creative Technology (LUCT)
  • Lerotholi Polytechnic (LP)
  • Lesotho College of Education (LCE)
  • Lesotho Agricultural College (LCA)
  • Maluti Adventist College (MAC)
  • Lesotho Institute of Public Administration and Management (LIPAM)
  • Centre for Accounting Studies (CAS)
  • National Health Training College (NHTC)
  • Roma College of Nursing (RCN)

Available Scholarships

  • Concordia University, Scholarship 2020-2021

Concord University of Edmonton, is offering undergraduate scholarships to international students in 2020.

For almost a century, Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE) has been an important educational institution in Alberta. It is recognized worldwide as a university committed to academic excellence in teaching and research, welcoming each year more than 2,000 students from more than 40 countries around the world.

This scholarship is available for students, wishing to study any of the courses offered by the University.

Eligible countries: All countries

Scholarship Funding: Scholarship amount per year: 5000 Canadian dollars.

Interval per Year: Less than 10,000 Canadian Dollars

Application Requirements

  • Applicants must have finished secondary school education
  • Applicants that have completed an unaccredited program at a post-secondary institution and obtained 9 transfer credits or less are also eligible to apply
  • Applicants must be enrolled in an art, management, or science program.
  • The application must be enrolled in at least 80% of a full course load (12 credits) per semester. Recipients whose registration is less than the required minimum of 80% will immediately lose their scholarship.

How to apply: You can start your application by visiting the official website

Wells Mountain Foundation Scholarship

The Wells Mountain Foundation provides undergraduate scholarships to students in developing countries. The scholarship is made possible through the Foundation’s Empowerment Through Education Program (ETE)

The Foundation believes in the importance of community service; therefore all scholarship recipients are required to volunteer for community service for at least 100 hours in a year.

Institution of Study: The scholarship funds your education in your home country or another developing country.

Fields of study: The scholarship funds your Bachelor’s degree in any course of study in the institution of your choice. Notwithstanding, students are encouraged to study courses that will be of great benefit to society; e.g. Sciences, Engineering, Law, e.t.c

Number of scholarships: About 20-40 scholarships per year

Eligibility

  • Applicant should be under 35 years old and must have had good grades while in secondary school
  • Applicant should be pursuing his/her first degree in their home country
  • Applicant should show commitment towards helping the society
  • Applicants should have plans to work in their country after graduation

Applicants that have some other funds available for his or her education, but will not be able to fully fund their education, are also eligible.

Scholarship Funding

ETE scholarships range from $300 USD to $3000 USD annually and are provided throughout the undergraduate education of the recipient. The average scholarship amount is $1400. The scholarship fund can be used to cover tuition, books, and other study materials, accommodation, and other expenses.

How to apply

Applying for the Empowerment through Education (ETE) program requires that you must submit a complete application through the online scholarship application portal, or through Postal services, but the former is advised.

In summary, Lesotho has reiterated its support for the education of its citizens, and so, this article tries to justify that, also many of it’s citizens are eligible to apply for the above scholarship programs.

 

The following scholarships are offered for African students from Lesotho to study at national and international universities. How to apply.