Applications Open for Cameroon Women’s Scholarship 2016/2017 Edition

Deadline: 30 November 2016

The British High Commission in Yaoundé- Cameroon is currently inviting applications for its Cameroon Women’s Scholarship 2016/2017 Edition with an aim to target women with strong leadership potential, who possess the academic excellence to pursue a Master’s degree, but face a significant financial barrier to continuing their studies.

The Scholarship is funded by the British High Commission in Cameroon which also manages the scheme in partnership with the Cameroon Women’s Scholarship Alumni and the Cameroon Chevening Alumni Association.

The British High Commission’s Cameroon Women’s Scholarship will award twenty (20) scholarships for candidates starting a master’s degree course at any recognized university in Cameroon for studies related to Commonwealth values and principles. The award is a lump sum of one million francs (FCFA 1 MILLION) and two mandatory leadership training for all laureates.

Course of Study

  • Human Rights
  • Rule of Law /Governance
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Science and Technology
  • Development studies
  • Media Management and Legislation
  • Security (International Security/Security Management/Terrorism/Regional Development/Conflict Resolution/Peace Studies.
  • Public Health

Eligibility Criteria

  • must have secured an admission for the 2015/2016 academic year in any higher education institution of learning in Cameroon by 31st January 2016. Failure in securing admission by this date will lead to the withdrawal of scholarship.
  • the start date of the applicants’ chosen course must fall within the first half of the 2016/2017 academic year.
  • must be a national of Cameroon
  • must hold an undergraduate degree (an equivalent of 3 – 4 years undergraduate studies) in any field with grade of at least a Second Class-upper (Hons)
  • must have at least two (2) years work experience by 30 September 2016
  • There is no age limit for Cameroon Women’s Scholarship.

Candidates are to be assessed against the following criteria:

  • have the personal, intellectual and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership in their home country
  • be motivated to make a career leading to a position of leadership in their own countries within 10 years of their Scholarship
  • be committed to networking to find global solutions to key development issues
  • be able to use their studies and experience to benefit themselves, their country and the FCO
  • be capable of successfully undertaking and completing their proposed course

How to Apply

Applicants can submit the following documents as an attachment via email given on the website:

  • A completed scholarship application form
  • A personal statement – a one-page statement/essay about yourself, applicant’s leadership potential, accomplishments and career goals (maximum of 800 words.)
  • An updated CV (include contact details of two referees maximum of 2 pages using font 12 Times New Roman.) Applicants will be disqualified if applicants do not stick to the guidance.

Eligible Country: Cameroon

For more information, please visit Cameroon Women’s Scholarship 2016/2017 Edition.

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