The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) was established in 1988 as a public not-for-profit organization devoted to the advancement of economic policy research and training in Africa.
The Consortium’s mandate and strategic intent is built on the basis that sustained development in sub-Saharan Africa requires well-trained, locally based professional economists.
AERC agitates the provision of capacity building in economic policy in Francophone and Anglophone African countries through provision of support in the areas of policy research and graduate training.
AERC has placed a call for applications for MSc scholarships and Ph.D. scholarships for applicants from Francophone and Anglophone sub-Saharan African Countries.
The scholarships will be offered in collaboration with the following universities across the Region, with whom AERC has partnerships:
• University of Cape Town, South Africa
• University of Ibadan, Nigeria
• University of Benin, Nigeria
• University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
• University of Nairobi, Kenya
• Egerton University - Kenya
• University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
• University of Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe
• University of Pretoria - South Africa
• Sokoine University - Tanzania
• Makerere University - Uganda
• Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources – Bunda Campus, Malawi
• Haramaya University - Ethiopia
• University of Yaoundé II, Cameroon
• University of Cocody, Cote D’Ivoire
(The list changes from year to year. Be sure to check that the institution you are applying to is on the current list from the links below.)
Announcement for Msc Fellowships - Requirements & Qualifications
(a) An applicant must be admitted to any of the collaborating or partner university above
(b) Applicant must have attained at least a Second Class Honours(Upper Division) or equivalent in Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness Mgt, Agricultural Sciences, Economics or related field
Interested applicants must submit their applications for admission directly to the respective universities (application procedure can be obtained from the respective university’s website).
Upon receipt of an admission letter from specific university, the applicants shall submit the following documents for scholarship to AERC Programme Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Application cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Evidence of admission at any of the universities listed above and
4. Certified copies of transcripts and certificates
Study in Africa - PhD Fellowship Requirements
To qualify, an applicant must:
(a) Have applied and been admitted to any one of the listed partner universities;
(b) Have attained at least a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) or equivalent in Economics or related field from an accredited university;
(c) Have a Masters Degree (with coursework and thesis component) in Economics, Agricultural Economics or related fields from a recognized University. The coursework should have covered microeconomics, macroeconomics and quantitative methods. Interested candidates must submit their applications for ad
Interested candidates must submit their applications for admission directly to the respective universities (application procedure can be obtained from the respective universities’ websites).
Upon receipt of an admission letter from the specific university, the applicant should submit his or her application for scholarship to AERC and attach a copy of the admission letter.
In addition, candidates should attach their curriculum vitae and certified copies of their academic certificates and transcripts.
For more information and scholarship application details, see; African Economic Research Consortium Awards; Study in Africa - MSc & PhD Fellowships in Africa
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