Grants for Master Studies

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The Norwegian Center for International Cooperation in Higher Education (SIU) invites applications for grants to Master programmes to be conducted in English in the South.

The call for applications is presented with reference to the NOMA Agreement between the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) and SIU.

The overall aim of the NOMA is to contribute to the education of staff in all sectors in the following eligible countries: Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Bangladesh, Nepal, Nicaragua, Bolivia and other selected countries through strengthening capacity at the Master level in higher education institutions in the South.

Eligible academic fields for the NOMA programme:

  • Education
  • Environment, economic development and trade
  • Gender
  • Good governance, democratic development, human rights and migration
  • Health
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Oil and Energy
  • Peace and Conflict resolution

    A Master degree programme eligible for support under the NOMA Programme is defined as full-time workload over two academic year’s equivalent to 120 credits according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

    For the period 2010 – 2014, applications for Master programmes are limited to the following categories:

  • Bilateral Master programmes for a period of either two years (one student cohort) or four years (two student cohorts).
  • Multilateral Master programmes for a period of either two years (one student cohort) or four years (two student cohorts).

    Application procedures:

    A joint application should be submitted online to SIU no later than 30 June 2009, GMT 1500 hrs.

    Applying institutions in the South and Norway must submit a confirmation of their application(s), signed by the Head of their institution, Vice Chancellor/Rector/University Director.

    The signatures guarantee institutional commitment to support the additional student intake with additional core resources (basic infrastructure, academic staff, administrative services etc.) in order to secure the implementation.

    Please note that an application is not eligible without the Confirmation Page.

    Selection procedures:

    The NOMA Programme Board will make the final selection of the projects to be supported in October 2009.

    The selection will be based on the following inputs from different actors:

  • External evaluation by two evaluators – one from the South and one from the North.
  • Assessment and ranking made by the applying institutions.

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