The West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL), a West African international Climate Change Institution has launched a new scholarship scheme for students from all ECOWAS states who want to pursue International Master’s Degree in Energy and Green Hydrogen Technology. WASCAL Master Scholarships 2021 for Students from ECOWAS Countries. It is a fully-funded scholarship.
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About the WASCAL Master Scholarships
Firstly, the scholarship is programmed to last for 24 months. However, the scholarship is for students with B.sc in Physics, Biochemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Statistics, or related areas.
Secondly, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH and RWTH Aachen University, Germany, are in partnership to run the scholarship programme .
The sponsor is the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany (BMBF). Their primary aim is to prepare and train a new generation of interdisciplinary.
Also, the programme consists of four specializations and would be run in lead universities.
firstly, in Togo, where the University of Lomé will run Bioenergy/biofuels and Green Hydrogen Technology.
However, the University of Felix Houphouet Boigny. Ivory Coast will, however, host Green Hydrogen Production and Technology/Georesources (Wind/Water) and Hydrogen Technology.
Also, the University of Abdou Moumouni, Niger will host photovoltaic and System Analysis for Green Hydrogen Technologies.
And lastly, the University of Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal, will host Economics/policies/Infrastructures and Green Hydrogen Technology.
Professor Daouda Kone spoke highly of the scholarship and how it contributes to preparing West African future leaders to win the green energy campaign and climate change battle.
“It is expected that employment opportunities after this training is possible in national and international government agencies, research institutions, extractive industries and energy producers and distribution companies, power-intensive industries, transportation companies, mining industries, and equipment engineering. Graduates with high research capacities will also be able to integrate a relevant PhD programme” He said.
Mrs Kerstin Annassi from the Project Management Agency that is managing the available funding on behalf of BMBF confirmed.
Eligibility for WASCAL Master Scholarships 2021
The candidate must be for any of the ECOWAS countries. However, the candidate must have B.sc in any of the following disciplines; Physics, Biochemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Statistics, or related areas. With the above requirement, the candidate is qualified for the WASCAL Master Scholarships.
Benefits of the WASCAL Master Scholarships
these are the benefits any eligible candidate will gain from WASCAL Master Scholarships:
- It is a fully-funded scholarship
- Also covers the round trip ticket of the awardee
- Accommodation covered
- Travel to the selected West African countries even to Germany.
Fields of study & lead universities
these are the four universities in Africa that WASCAL Master Scholarships partner with:
- Photovoltaic and System Analysis for Green Hydrogen Technologies – Université Abdou Moumouni, Niger
- Green Hydrogen Production and Technology / Georesources (Wind/Water) and GREEN Hydrogen Technology – Université Felix Houphouet Boigny, Cote d’Ivoire
- Bioenergy / Biofuels and Green Hydrogen Technology – Université de Lomé, Togo
- Economics/policies/Infrastructures and Green hydrogen technology – Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar, Senegal
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The deadline for application
The deadline for the WASCAL Master Scholarships application is 30th April 2021. The form can be accessed through the WASCAL OFFICIAL website.
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