human resources | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans - Part 3

Mwalimu Nyerere Programme for University Staff, Masters and PhD Students, Africa: Agriculture sciences, Management and education, Engineering, Medicine, Science and technology

The Mwalimu Nyerere Programme is the Africa component of the new Intra-ACP Academic Mobility Scheme that supports the development of high level human resources in Africa, as well as the Caribbean and Pacific regions. It provides funding on a competitive basis to consortia of higher education institutions (HEIs) to arrange mobility for masters and doctoral students and university staff to other HEIs in the respective regions, and to provide scholarships to selected students and staff. At least 3 HEIs are required to partner in the proposal (maximum of 12 partners).

The objective of the programme is to promote sustainable development and poverty alleviation by increasing the availability of trained and qualified high-level professional manpower in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries. The programme aims to strengthen cooperation between HEIs in the African, Caribbean and Pacific region in view of increasing access to quality education that will encourage and enable African, Caribbean and Pacific students to undertake postgraduate studies, and to promote student retention in the region along with mobility of staff (academic and administrative) while increasing competitiveness and attractiveness of the institutions themselves.

More specifically the programme aims to:
a. provide access to higher education for students including those from disadvantaged groups;
b. facilitate cooperation on recognition of studies and qualifications;
c. contribute to the improvement of the quality of higher education through the promotion of internationalisation, and harmonisation of programmes and curricula within participating institutions;
d. enhance the international cooperation capacity of HEIs in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries;
e. promote cooperation between sending and host institutions;
f. enable students, academics and staff to benefit linguistically, culturally and professionally from the experience gained in the context of mobility to another country;
g. enhance, in the medium-term, the political, cultural, educational and economical links between the participating countries.
Lot 1 is the African component of the scheme – which aims to support and fully expand the Mwalimu Nyerere Scholarship Scheme of the African Union Commission (AUC) in the context of which academic mobility will take place within Africa. South Africa is an eligible country for inclusion in this lot.

Scholarship Application Deadline:6 May 2011

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CBS Undergraduate Scholarship 2011, Australia: Economics / Finance/Human Resources/Logisitics / Procurement/Management / Administration

Curtin Business School (CBS) is the largest teaching division of Curtin University and one of the most comprehensive business teaching facilities in Australia.

CBS is offering this scholarship to support the training and development students who have chosen to undergraduate study in a Business-related discipline, who may be experiencing financial hardship.

Each scholarship will provide $1000 cash per semester and cover the costs of course related textbooks for the normal expected duration of a undergraduate degree.

Nationality: Australian Citizen
Australian Permanent Resident
New Zealand Citizen
Permanent Humanitarian Visa

Scholarship Application Deadline:29 March, 2011

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The Colombo Plan – Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore Postgraduate Scholarships 2011/2012: Civil Engineering, Safety, Health & Environmental Technology,Chemistry, Business (Financial Services)

In December 1977 the Colombo Plan for Cooperative Economic Development in South and Southeast Asia was changed to The Colombo Plan for Co-operative Economic and Social Development in Asia and the Pacific, to reflect the expanded geographical composition of its enhanced membership and the scope of its activities. The primary focus of all Colombo Plan activities is human resources development in the Asia-Pacific region. Over the years, the programme content of the Colombo Plan has been adjusted to respond to the needs of member countries in a fast changing economic environment. In the early years, the training programmes were more of a long-term nature whilst the current programmes are established to provide advance skills and experience sharing, aimed at arriving at the best practices in different fields of economic and social activities for effective policy making and governance.

The postgraduate programmes are taught in English.
Duration :The scholarship will be awarded for full-time study over duration of one year

Scholarship Up to 2 scholarships are available under this CPS – Singapore collaboration programme

Singapore Postgraduate Areas of Study Except in Medicine and Dentistry, candidates may pursue their Master Degree studies in areas of interest offered by the National University of Singapore (NUS), and the Singapore Management University.

Invited Countries : Colombo Plan Developing Member countries.

Scholarship Application Deadline:
National University of Singapore
Master of Science in Civil Engineering : 25 February 2011
Master of Science in Safety, Health & Environmental Technology : 25 February 2011
Masters of Science in Chemistry : 31 March 2011

Singapore Management University
1. Master of IT in Business (Financial Services) : 31 March 2011

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