The Cameroon Commonwealth Scholarship Agency hereby announces to the general public and prospective applicants that the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom is offering 20 scholarships under the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan in the United Kingdom tenable from October 2013.
Awards are open to ail subjects of study but will particularly, favour those that demonstrate a link to the development priorities of our country and those that are also linked to priorities of the U.K. Department for international development (DFID):
- EconomieGrowth and Private sector
- Governanceand Conflict
- Climate and Environment
- Water and Sanitation
- Food and Nutrition
- Humanitarian Disasters and Emergencies
- Industrial Technology (plumbing and welding)
- Engineering and Mining studies
Note: study plans must be linked to development priorities of your country.
Eligibility: Eligibility requirements are outlined in the scholarship prospectus. Your attention is particularly drawn on the following:
- candidates should be cameroonians of both sexes;
- candidate should hold, or expect to hold by 1st October 2013, a first degree of at least upper second class Honours level or a degree of a second class and a relevant postgraduate degree.
- candidates for master's awards who have undertaken any of their University education outside their home country, should state how it was funded and how the education differed from that in their home country.
- candidates are also strongly advised to submit independent applications directly to their preferred U.K Institutions. Awards are tenable at any U.K. institution of higher education with whom the commission has a part-funding agreement; a list of these institutions can be found at: http://bit.ly/cscuk-uk-universities.
- candidates applying for a doctoral study must provide the commission with evidence of support from a prospective supervisorat at least one of their chosen institutions at the time of application.
- Candidates must have the required IElTS score of at least 6.5 taken no earlier than 1st October 2012 and no later than 06 March 2013 (for nominated candidates only).
- Applicants for split-site study must be made, in context of an institutional link between the institution where the candidate is registered in their home country and the one at which they are applying to study in the U.K.
The awards may be in any of the following categories
- One year taught Masters courses or equivalent degrees
- Six months of clinical training in medicine or dentistry
- Doctoral degrees, of up to three years duration (this includes candidates who would wish to undertake extensive periods of fieldwork in Cameroon)
- One year research on a split- site basis, towards a Ph.D registered at a University in the candidates home country.
The application file should comprise the following:
- A handwritten stamped application addressed to the Minister of Higher Education
- 3 copies of the application form ( see website below) following the appropriate link at http://www.dfid.gov.uk/cscuk
- A certified copy of birth certificate
- A certificate of Nationality
- A curriculum vitae
- Certified copies of GCEO/l and Nl or BEPC,Probatoire and Bac
- Certified copies of degrees
- copies of University transcripts
- 3 most recent passport size photographs
- copies of any U.K University admission letter
- 1 copy each of academic recommendations from 3 different referees
- 1 copy of recommendation from professional referees (for workers only)
- Authorisation letter from employer (civil servant only)
1 copy of letter of acceptance from your U.K Supervisor (for split site applicants only)
- Potential candidates are advised to access directly on their website for the Electronic Application System (EAS)for application forms at http://bit.ly/cscuk-apply and also consult the prospectus from U.K.
- A complete file should comprise one certified copy and two photocopies of all the documents
- Only those who will be nominated by the Cameroon Commonwealth Scholarship Agency will be allowed to fi" the Electronic Application System (EAS) to be forwarded to the U.K.
- Complete application files should be deposited in the Ministry of Higher Education rooms 1514 or 1527 on or before November 5th 2012