EU-ECOWAS master’s scholarship 2023/2024 application form


Are you enthusiastic about sustainable energy? Then apply for the EU-ECOWAS master’s scholarship. The scholarship comes with full tuition, monthly stipends and an opportunity to travel to other West African countries. You also have access to mentorship opportunities in leading energy organisations in Africa and Europe. 

What is the EU-ECOWAS scholarship? 

The EU-ECOWAS Scholarship programme provides scholarships for masters' degrees in the sustainable energy sector at specialised universities in West Africa (Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo) for the benefit of eligible students from ECOWAS member states involved in the energy sector.  

The programme aims to improve access to high-quality training in the sustainable energy sector in West Africa, enabling university graduates with a focus on young professionals (English, French and Portuguese speaking) in the ECOWAS member states to acquire the profile required to meet the growing demand for specialists at the highest level in the field of sustainable energy and to promote good governance of the sector in the region.  

EU-ECOWAS master’s scholarship 2023/2024 application form

Selection criteria 

The EU-ECOWAS Scholarship application form collects responses from applicants who are interested to complete a master’s programme in the energy sector from shortlisted universities. The scholarship selection process will analyse the information collected through the application form against the following criteria: 

  • Be nationals of a member state of ECOWAS or Mauritania and being resident in ECOWAS’ region or Mauritania  
  • Have at least a bachelor’s degree with First Class or Second Class (Upper Division)  
  • Have undertaken studies at least at bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, energy and environment (including renewable energy and energy efficiency), law, economics, finance and planning as deemed by the entry requirements of the chosen university
  • Work experience in the energy sector in West Africa will be an added advantage  
  • Hold (at least) provisional admission into an approved course of study at the time of scholarship approval 
  • Scholarship is open to working and non-working candidates. Working candidates are required to provide letter of release from their employer to complete the course for the duration of the programme 
  • Commitment to publish at least 1 practice-oriented research before the end of the programme 
  • Commitment to start internships within the course of study.  

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. If more candidates match the selection criteria than there are places available, they 

Shortlisted universities and available masters’ degree courses 

You can ONLY apply for relevant courses in Higher Education Institution(s) which have been opened to receive applications: 

How to Apply

Applications to the Universities in Nigeria, Senegal and Cape Verde is now OPEN, with a deadline for submission by Friday 10 February 2023 at 18.00 WAT.

Apply at  EU-ECOWAS scholarships programme portal. CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE.

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