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German Government Wascal Scholarship 2024 | Fully Funded

The German Government offers the Wascal Scholarship to eligible African countries in partnership with the West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL).

The Wascal Scholarship is a fully funded opportunity to study in West African universities and  Germany. it covers the full university fees, monthly stipends, accommodation, and the costs of flights to and from the countries mentioned above.

This post contains the summary, details, eligibility criteria, benefits, duration, required documents, and a breakdown of the application procedure for all interested applicants.

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German Government Wascal Scholarship Summary

German Government Wascal Scholarship Details:

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 Degrees.

  1. Atlantic Technical University is launching its fifth Master’s Research Programme on
    Climate Change & Marine Sciences for the 2024-2025 academic year, and
    scholarship possibilities for at least 12 of 24 selected students.
  2. The Master’s Research Programme in Informatics for Climate Change (MRP-ICC) is
    implemented at the Université Joseph KI-ZERBO (Burkina Faso). It is aimed at training a critical
    mass of experts with adequate scientific computation and climate data management skills in West Africa.
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Requirements for German Government Wascal Scholarship 2024

To be considered for the German Government Wascal Scholarship 2024, you must:

  • Be a citizen of a WASCAL member country (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea Conakry, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, The Gambia or Togo);
  • Other ECOWAS member countries may be admitted as self-funded students on an availability basis.
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in one of the following fields or any other related fields: Biological Sciences, Oceanography, Fishing or Livestock Engineering, Geography, Sciences of the Atmosphere.
  • Candidates applying for Master Research Programme in Informatics for Climate Change must
    have a minimum of BSc in Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Health sciences, Meteorology and Climate science, Geography, Biological sciences, Geoscience, Environmental Sciences, Economics, Agriculture, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Engineering, Electrical engineering, Electronic Engineering.
  • Have at least an intermediate level in English language.

Benefits of German Government Wascal Scholarship 2024

The Scholarship includes;

  • monthly stipend to cover accommodation, and living expenses for the period of studies;
  • payment of university fees;
  • roundtrip tickets;
  • accommodation
  • travel to selected West African countries as well as to Germany.
  • research budget;
  • a personal laptop computer on loan for the duration of the programme

Required Documents for Wascal Scholarship 2024

To apply, candidates must be ready to submit the following documents;

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  • Application Form 
  • Academic transcripts 
  • Curriculum vitae
  • WASSCE or SSCE Certificate (Anglophone Countries)
  • Two letters of recommendation from professors or researchers (grade associate professor or senior researcher at least).
  • A copy of identity document
  • A copy of Passport Photo Page
  • A letter of motivation (max. 2 pages).
  •  A copy of university degree certificate
  • A certificate copy of proficiency in English or, in alternative, a  statement indicating and
    justifying your self-assessment in the context of English proficiency.
  • Proof of professional experience in relevant area for the course, IF applicable.
  • A written commitment to pay a registration fee of 30 Euro if admitted.

NOTE: The required documents vary for each of the programs

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How to Apply for German Government Wascal Scholarship (Step by Step)

To apply for the German Government Wascal Scholarship 2024, interested and qualified applicants should follow the steps below;

  • click on the button below to visit the WASCAL scholarship application webpage
  • select one of the available fully funded Masters programs
  • ensure to go through the full details and guidelines for each program
  • download and fill the application form correctly
  • prepare the application documents (make sure to follow the guidelines for naming each document as stated in each guideline)
  • submit your application as soon as possible by email to the appropriate wascal address
  • all applications must be received by June 15, 2024.
  • shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited for interviews.

Deadline: June 15, 2024

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