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WABES Biodiversity Masters Scholarships for African Students 2019-2020

As part of its active support to the capacity building mandate of IPBES in the West African region, WABES launches a second call for application to its Master of Science (MSc) on “Managing the Science-Policy Interfaces on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for Sustainable Development in West Africa – SPIBES”

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About WABES Biodiversity

The Master of Science (MSc) in “Managing Science-Policy Interfaces on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for Sustainable Development in West Africa – SPIBES” is a 2-year interdisciplinary course divided into 4 semesters. SPIBES is designed to provide students with broad, high-quality information and skills needed to facilitate the operation of science-policy interfaces such as the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), as a means for achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs) in West Africa. The course is designed for students that are passionate... read more


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WABES Biodiversity Masters Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of WABES Biodiversity Masters Scholarship

  1. The programme offers full scholarship to all successful candidates. The scholarship covers the tuition fees of the two-year Masters programme, and in addition provides a monthly stipend of €350 (~ 220,000 FCFA), as well as a valid health insurance for the duration of the programme.
  2. A laptop computer and research funds will also be made available to all students. The research funds will be disbursed only upon completion of the 18 course modules and the approval of the research proposal and associated budget by the committee constituted to this effect.
  3. Students are expected to submit regular progress updates. Any form of misconducts, failure to maintain satisfactory academic progress and non-compliance with the university’s regulation could result in the termination of the scholarship.
  4. The programme promises a safe and academically challenging environment through highly qualified personnel, quality teaching and research infrastructures, access to online library and journal publications.
  5. Further, the programme offers strong connections to regional and international biodiversity networks. Furthermore, the successful completion of this post-graduate programme qualifies the graduates to take up lead roles in biodiversity science-policy interfaces, opens opportunity to work in international non-governmental and governmental organisations and/or launch an academic or consultancy career.

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Requirements for WABES Biodiversity Masters Scholarship Qualification

  1. Concluded a Bachelor’s or equivalent degree in environmental sciences (biology, ecology, climate, economics, law, sociology), or any other relevant discipline.
  2. Be a national of one of the 15 Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) member countries. Special considerations can be given to other nationals with own funds.
  3. Should not be older than age 30 years. Exempted from this age limit are those with demonstrated professional activities and/or with children.

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Application Deadline

August 19, 2019


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to WABES Biodiversity on wabes.org to apply

Download application form (English)

Download French translation of application form

To apply, please follow the subsequent steps:

Download the English pdf-form, open it with Acrobat Reader, and fill it out digitally in the English language. Note: only the English version is valid for application. Save the form on your computer

Prepare the following documents and convert them to pdf: upload the filled application form and other required application documents as a single pdf

Join all the mentioned documents files to one single pdf file.

For more details, visit the scholarship website 

 


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