2015/2016 AFD-PSIA Scholarship in Development for African Students

2015/2016 AFD-PSIA Scholarship in Development for African Countries • Based on a special partnership between the Paris School of International Affairs of Sciences Po (PSIA) and the French Development Agency (AFD), multiple scholarships ranging from partial to full tuition fee grants will be offered every year to incoming students in the Development programs of PSIA. The AFD is the main implementing agency for France’s official development assistance to developing countries and overseas territories.

The AFD-PSIA scholarship is offered for the entire length of study at PSIA on condition of sufficient academic performance (top 50% of the class); based on a competitive basis to the best candidates on the basis of their academic record and their project at Sciences Po.

Study in: France
Host Institution: PSIA (Paris School of International Affairs) of Sciences Po and the French Development Agency
Course Level: Master’s
Course Starts: 2015
AFD-PSIA Scholarship-study in France

AFD-PSIA Scholarship in Development for African Countries 2015/2016

CLOSING DATE: 8th February, 2015

Field of Study(s):

These international scholarships are awarded to study Master program in:

  • Development Practice or
  • International Development.

Target Group:

The AFD-PSIA Scholarship is dedicated to nationals of African countries only:
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Priority will be given to students coming from the following countries:
Burkina Faso, Benin, Burundi, Chad, Comoros, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mozambique, Liberia, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Togo, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

More scholarships for African countries, see also » Fulbright Scholarship for South African Students 2016 2017.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must have nationality from African countries mentioned above.
  • Applicants must have already submitted a full application to the Paris School of International Affairs of Sciences Po (PSIA) for the 2015 intake through the Sciences Po Admissions Portal (including all supporting documents and references)
  • Applicants must have applied to one of the following programs in Development:
    • PSIA’s Master in Development Practice (one-year program)
    • PSIA’s Master in International Development (two-year program)
  • Please note that only applicants successfully admitted to PSIA will be considered for the scholarship.
  • Students applying to a dual degree program are not eligible.

What does it cover:

  • Multiple scholarships ranging from partial to full tuition fee grants will be offered every year to incoming students in the Development programs of PSIA.

How to apply:

Applicants must send the application by by email to Ms Heather Clarke at heather.clarke-at-sciencespo.fr with ‘AFD-PSIA Scholarship Application 2015’ in the subject line. Attach the following documents:

For all applicants:

  • CV in English
  • Cover letter of 1000 words in English (indicating which program at PSIA you are applying for) addressed to the members of the joint selection committee
  • Completed and signed release form

For applicants coming from Sciences Po’s Undergraduate College only, in addition to the two above mentioned items (CV and cover letter), please also provide:

  • Copy of the official academic transcripts for the entire length of your time in higher education (including periods spent abroad on exchange programs)
  • Two letters of reference from professors. To ensure confidentiality, these letters should be sent by the professors directly by email to: heather.clarke-at-sciencespo.fr.

Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis to the best applicants on the basis of their academic record and their project at Sciences Po. Results will be announced around mid-April 2015.

Source & further information on AFD-PSIA Scholarship in Development for African Countries 2015/ 2016:

Official Announcement

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