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2019/2020 NITDEF Scholarship Scheme Applications

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Applications are now open for the  National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) scholarship.

The scholarship award is purely merit-based and is evenly distributed among the six geo-political areas for PhD. For MSc, the scholarship is distributed for all 36 States and the FCT.

Minimum requirements:

PhD: Only University and Polytechnic Lecturers with MSc in any Information Technology related field are eligible to apply for sponsorship.
MSc: Holders of First Class or Second Class (Upper) Honours Bachelor’s degree, in Information Technology related field and Law.

Duration:

The sponsorship for the Masters programme will run for one year and the Doctorate programme for three years.

To apply, select the scholarship relevant to you.

 

Scholarship Title

Program Type

Closing Date

Start application

Ph.D for IT Courses

Ph D

21-Nov-2019

Start application

MSc for IT Courses

Masters

21-Nov-2019

Start application

MSc for Law Courses

L L M

21-Nov-2019

Visit the official NITDA webpage  for more information on the NITDEF Scholarship Scheme.

 

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2020 Commonwealth Shared Scholarships

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The UK Department for International Development (DFID), funds candidates from least developed and lower middle income Commonwealth countries through the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships. Funding covers full-time Master’s study on selected courses and is jointly supported by UK universities.

The Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are offered under six themes:

  1. Science and technology for development
  2. Strengthening health systems and capacity
  3. Promoting global prosperity
  4. Strengthening global peace, security and governance
  5. Strengthening resilience and response to crises
  6. Access, inclusion and opportunity
Eligible Commonwealth countries:

Bangladesh
Cameroon
Eswatini
The Gambia
Ghana
India
Kenya
Kiribati
Lesotho
Malawi
Mozambique
Nigeria
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Rwanda
Samoa
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
Sri Lanka
Tanzania
Tuvalu
Uganda
Vanuatu
Zambia

 

Eligibility:

To apply for these scholarships, candidate must:

  • Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person
  • permanently reside in an eligible Commonwealth country
  • Be available to start academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2020
  • Hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification by September 2020, (usually a Master’s degree). The Commonwealth Scholarship typically does not fund a second UK Master’s degree. If you are applying for a second UK Master’s degree, you will need to provide justification as to why you wish to undertake this study.
  • Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a high income country
  • Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship

All applications must be submitted by 16.00 (GMT) on 18 December 2019 at the latest.

 The online application system will be very busy in the days leading up to the application deadline.  Applicants are therefore advised to complete and submit application as soon as possible.

The CSC’s online application system is now open.

For further queries about applications, selection process and Ts and Cs, visit the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship website.

 

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2020 ETH Student Summer Research Fellowship Applications

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Applications are ongoing at ETH Zürich University for the Student Summer Research Fellowship (ETH SSRF) Program. The fellowship provided by the Computer Science Department of ETH, offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain their first research experience in an area of their choice. 

Application period:

1 November 2019 – 15 December 2019 at 12 noon (Central European Time).

Program dates:

The program will take place from 1 July to 31 August 2020.

Eligibility:

Bachelor’s and master’s students worldwide with an
expected graduation date earliest during the spring semester the year after the 2-​month fellowship.

List of research areas
Research opportunities are available in the following areas:

For additional information regarding applications, schedule and scholarships please visit the ETH Zürich Summer Research Fellowship  wesbite

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