World Bank ACECoR Masters And PhD Scholarships For Africans 2024-2025.
The Africa Centre of Excellence in Coastal Resilience (ACECoR) is a significant initiative established under the World Bank’s Africa Centre of Excellence (ACE) for the Development Impact Project. ACECoR is hosted by the Centre for Coastal Management at the University of Ghana, Cape Coast, Ghana. This distinguished center is now inviting applications from well-qualified candidates, whether they are nationals, regional, or international students, for its MPhil and PhD degree programs.
One of the standout features of these programs is the opportunity for MPhil and PhD students to secure scholarship awards. These scholarships play a pivotal role in supporting students throughout their academic journey. They encompass various facets, including covering tuition fees, accommodation expenses, monthly stipends, and providing essential field research grants. Furthermore, scholarship recipients will receive additional material and technical support, ensuring that they have the resources necessary to excel in their studies.
Moreover, the scholarship program goes beyond basic financial support. It is designed to empower students to share their innovative research findings with the wider academic community. This includes funding to present their research results at both local and international conferences. Additionally, the scholarship covers publication fees for research papers submitted to high-impact journals, facilitating the dissemination of valuable research insights.
It’s important to note that the continued funding support provided by these scholarships is contingent on the academic performance of the students, which is assessed through annual performance reviews. This ensures that students maintain a high level of commitment to their studies and research activities, ultimately contributing to the success of the ACECoR program.
In summary, the ACECoR MPhil and PhD scholarship program represents a remarkable opportunity for students interested in coastal resilience and related fields. It not only offers financial assistance but also nurtures talent and research excellence, fostering the development of future leaders and experts in the critical area of coastal management and resilience.
Benefits Of The World Bank ACECoR Masters And PhD Scholarships
ACECoR scholarships do not include visa fees or travel tickets. However, there will be administrative assistance with visa applications and airport pickup.
Duration of Award:
· Masters: The ACECoR MPhil programmes are designed as intensive modular courses with a research component. Students admitted to the programmes spend a 12-month period of learning on course modules and another 12 months on research.
· PhD: The ACECoR PhD programmes are designed as 36-month intensive full-time research programmes. Students in the programme spend 24 months on field research and data collection and 12 months for organising and writing their thesis, including attending relevant seminars and conferences to gain critical knowledge and/or present preliminary research results.
Dual Degree Option
Successful applicants have the option to pursue a dual degree awarded by University of Cape Coast and University of Rhode Island (USA). For further details visit: ACECoR Dual Degree Option
The ACECoR scholarships are available to all African nationals who meet admission requirements of the University of Cape Coast. Priority will be given to female applicants as well as applicants from West and Central African countries.
The minimum admission requirement for the MPhil programmes is a first degree (Second Class Lower Division or equivalent) in a relevant Science or Engineering discipline, from a recognised university. In addition, the applicant must demonstrate strong interest in research, development and innovation in science and technology, as well as the ability to work optimally and independently in an international multidisciplinary environment.
The minimum admission requirement for the PhD programmes is a two- year master’s degree with research in a relevant Science or Engineering discipline or equivalent qualification from a recognised university. In addition, the applicant must demonstrate strong interest in research, development and innovation in science and technology, as well as the ability to work optimally and independently in an international multidisciplinary environment.
There are no restrictions based on age, gender, religion, nationality, ethnicity, disability and political orientation of the candidates.
Documents Required for Application
All candidates must submit the following (indicating the preferred area of specialisation):
· Completed Scholarship Application form
· Certified true copy of academic certificates and transcripts
· Curriculum Vitae (CV)
· Statement of Motivation
· Two (2) letters of recommendation (at least one from a former lecturer/supervisor)
· A 2-3 page research proposal in the preferred area of specialisation
Method of Application
For the 2023/2024 academic year intake, prospective candidates should apply to the listed MPhil and PhD Degree Programmes at University of Cape Coast (Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, and the Department of Applied Economics). Applicants must qualify for admission to master’s and doctorate programmes at University of Cape Coast (visit https://ucc.edu.gh/admission-notices/post-graduate-regular-programmes).
To apply, purchase the UCC admissions voucher and login to the online registration portal https://www.uccghanaportal.com/ with the PIN and SERIAL numbers (note that international students do not need a voucher). Access the graduate admissions brochure at https://sgs.ucc.edu.gh/sites/default/files/brochure2021.pdf.
In addition, applicants are required to fill the online scholarship application form on the ACECoR website https://acecoradmissions.ucc.edu.gh/.
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