British Council EU-ECOWAS Masters Scholarships Programme 2023 on Sustainable Energy

Applications to the Universities in Nigeria, Senegal and Cape Verde is now OPEN. The EU-ECOWAS Scholarship programme provides scholarships for masters’ degrees in the sustainable energy sector at specialized universities in West Africa (Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo) for the benefit of eligible students from ECOWAS member states involved in the energy sector.

The programme aims to improve access to high-quality training in the sustainable energy sector in West Africa, enabling university graduates with a focus on young professionals (English, French and Portuguese speaking) in the ECOWAS member states to acquire the profile required to meet the growing demand for specialists at the highest level in the field of sustainable energy and to promote good governance of the sector in the region.

Eligibility: To be eligible, you must;

Be nationals of a member state of ECOWAS or Mauritania and being resident in ECOWAS’ region or Mauritania?
Have at least a bachelor’s degree with First Class or Second Class (Upper Division)?
Have undertaken studies at least at bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, energy and environment (including renewable energy and energy efficiency), law, economics, finance and planning as deemed by the entry requirements of the chosen university
Work experience in the energy sector in West Africa will be an added advantage?
Hold (at least) provisional admission into an approved course of study at the time of scholarship approval
Scholarship is open to working and non-working candidates. Working candidates are required to provide letter of release from their employer to complete the course for the duration of the programme
Commitment to publish at least 1 practice-oriented research before the end of the programme
Commitment to start internships within the course of study.
Eligible Countries: ECOWAS Countries

Type: Masters

To be Taken at (Country): Cape Verde, Nigeria, Senegal

School to Study: Obafemi Awolowo University, Universidade de Cabo Verde, Universite Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD), University of Nigeria Nsukka

Number of Awards: Not Mentioned

Value of Award: The two types of scholarships available on the programme are:

Mobile Scholarships
Scholars are selected to complete their master’s program in higher education institutions located outside their country of residence. The scholarship will provide funding for tuition, subsistence, travel, research grant, insurance and visa.

Stationary Scholarships
Scholars are selected to complete their master’s program in higher education institutions located in their country of residence. The scholarship will take care of scholars’ tuition and research grant. A small stipend to contribute towards travel and subsistence will also be provided.

Method of Application: Interested and qualified? Go to British Council on to apply

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Application Deadline: February 10, 2023

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