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International Graduate Commitment Scholarships – USA ( Apply Here)

International Graduate Commitment Scholarships – USA ( Apply Here)

Western Illinois University, located in Macomb, Illinois, is a well-known university that provides a wide range of academic programs as well as a high-quality education. According to Forbes’ student rankings, the university is ranked 413 among the top public and private universities and colleges.

Every year, Western Illinois University provides financial assistance to international students for school fees, registration fees, housing, and meals for the duration of a student’s continued education. It is the first university in the United States, and the first at Illinois State University, to offer such a service.

Western Illinois University also offers the Guaranteed Price Plan to graduate students pursuing a Bachelor’s degree program, as well as those who have transferred to an Associate’s degree program. Students who transfer to Western Illinois University the following semester after graduating as an Associate are eligible for the cost guarantee rates from the previous year.

Scholarship Description:

Western Illinois University offers a great international scholarship opportunity to help bring the best students from around the world to the United States through the Graduate International Engagement Scholarship Program.

  • Host University: Western Illinois University;
  • Host Country: USA;
  • Study Level: Graduate Level;
  • Scholarship Type: Partial Funding;
  • Scholarship Worth: 4,000$;
  • Eligible Countries: International Students;
  • Subjects available: All Subjects;
  • Application Deadline: May 01, 2021.

The goal of this program is to provide financial assistance and support to outstanding candidates who wish to continue their graduate studies at Western Illinois University.

Scholarship Benefits:

The University of Western Illinois will offer a grant of up to $4,000. This is a revolving allocation which is available for the fall and spring semesters.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Applicants must be recently accepted in university graduates, international unsponsored academics, applying for the first time to the Western Illinois University;
  • Applicants must achieve an academic average of 3.00 verified by the Western Illinois University;
  • Full-time scholars engaged in online studies are also considered for admission.

Application process:

Applicants should be admitted as part of their postgraduate studies at the university. It is only then that they are eligible to apply for the scholarship.

  • Required support documents: Students need to have a copy of their Passport and their academic grades.
  • Conditions of Admission: Applicants need to graduate from high school and complete all the admission conditions to be accepted in this scholarship.
  • Linguistic Qualification: If English is not a first language, students must demonstrate that their English language abilities are advanced in order to be successful in their studies. One of the following exams will be required to show that they have sufficient English language proficiency: TOEFL, IELTS, iTEP, PTE.

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KNUST Scholarship: Call for Applications for Full Scholarship; PhD Programme in Climate Change and Land Use 2021 Admissions

Call for Applications for Full Scholarship; PhD Programme in Climate Change and Land Use 2021 Admissions

West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL CCLU)

With funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

The WASCAL Doctoral Research Programme in Climate Change and Land Use (DRP-CCLU) is pleased to announce fully funded (tuition, stipend, research and travel grants) scholarships available for applicants from its eleven (11) West African member countries to study for PhD in Climate Change and Land Use at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana.

WASCAL is a wholly West African international organization with focus on academic and transdisciplinary research, building graduate-level scientific capacity and serving policy makers in West Africa with science-based advice on adaptation to climate change impacts and land use management. It cooperates with several agencies and universities in the region and across the globe, providing a knowledge platform of excellence for its partners. WASCAL is funded by BMBF, multilateral and bilateral partners and its 11 West African member countries, namely: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, The Gambia, and Togo.

WASCAL’s mission is to provide information and knowledge services at the local, national and regional levels to West African member countries to cope with the adverse impacts of climate change. This is done through capacity building support to young West African scholars in fields of climate, natural and social sciences and by delivering climate and environmental services in member countries.

The WASCAL Doctoral Research Programme (DRP) is one of twelve (12) Climate Change Centres in West Africa. The programme aims to provide state-of-the-art training for scientists and professionals in Climate Change and Land Use. The programme is multidisciplinary. Participants will acquire knowledge on climate change and its implications on land use for the West African region, and the policy and management practices that may be put in place to mitigate and adapt to the impacts.

Scholarship Opportunity:

The DRP through the School of Graduate Studies, KNUST is pleased to announce availability of scholarships. All applicants are encouraged to indicate on the fee-paying forms their willingness or otherwise to be enrolled as self-financing students with alternative means of sponsorship in case they do not qualify for scholarship.

Scholarship-holding PhD fellows will receive a monthly stipend to cover accommodation and other expenses for the duration of the programme. Approved travel costs, costs for fieldwork, etc., will be reimbursed. The disbursement of scholarship funds will be connected to the successful delivery of research work deliverables to be agreed upon between the programme Director, the Supervisor, and the PhD fellow at the onset of the research work.

Field research will be sponsored after a successful course work and defence of a PhD proposal. The PhD fellow can travel to Germany once during the PhD fellowship period to participate in PhD level courses and joint supervision, if their conditions allow. The trip will be 3 – 6 months in duration. Airfare will be paid for by WASCAL and a monthly stipend to cater for lodging and personal expenses in Germany.

Entry Requirements:

In conformity with the entry requirement of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, the successful candidate will have a minimum of:

  1. Second Class (Upper Division) in their First degree and a good Master’s degree in Soil Science, Agricultural Engineering (Soil and Water Engineering option), Civil Engineering (Water Resources/Hydrology option), Geomatic Engineering, Natural Resources (Silviculture and Forestry, and Watershed management), Mathematics, Geography, Land Economy, Atmospheric Physics, Climatology, and other relevant disciplines, with an average of at least 60 %. Submit academic transcripts as evidence.
  2. English Proficiency as indicated below:
  • Must have first or second degree with English language as the medium of instruction, OR
  • Must have an internationally recognised Certificate of Proficiency in the English Language (TOEFL or IELTS) with above average score.
  • Otherwise, the candidate will have to undertake a three-month pre-master’s intensive English course at University of Cape Coast.
  1. Full time availability for a period of forty-two months.
  2. Demonstrate adequate intellectual capacity, maturity and effective decision making and problem-solving potentials.
  3. Experience with modelling and GIS would be an advantage but not a prerequisite.
  4. Must be able to travel to Germany for a period of 3 – 6 months

Application Procedure and Contact:

Candidates may apply directly to the DRP CCLU by submitting all information requested via email to the Secretary at [email protected] / [email protected] and copy to [email protected] before June 30, 2021. For further information, you may call or WhatsApp on +233502662467 during office hours (08:00hrs to 17:00hrs GMT)

Completing Application Form

  1. Access the KNUST application form via the following:
  • Ghanaian Applicants: Download application form (Here!)
  • Foreign Applicants: Apply (Here!)
  1. Carefully read the IMPORTANT NOTES on the Application Form
  2. Complete application form and upload a recent passport-size picture per the photo requirement of the application
  3. Submit the signed application form and other information to email addresses above.

KNUST in collaboration with the WASCAL CCLU Board will short list candidates. There will be a selection interview in/or near Kumasi or via telephone. The date of the interview will be communicated after shortlisting. The selection interview is mandatory to support the final selection of candidates. Successful candidates will then submit original hardcopy of the application package.

Application Supporting Documents/Additional Information:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Detailed CV
  3. Fee-paying form (Click here to download)
  4. Two letters of reference (one from a supervisor at the Master’s level)
  5. Proof of English proficiency
  6. Official transcripts for BSc and MSc degrees
  7. Photocopy of official certificates for BSc and MSc degrees
  8. Two recent passport-sized photographs
  9. Evidence of current and previous employments (if applicable).
  10. Submit both soft and hard copies of a short concept note (max. 3 pages outlining the justification, objectives, methodology and expected outcomes of your research idea.
  11. Submit both soft and hard copies of a letter of motivation (max. two pages) with the heading “WASCAL DRP – CCLU PhD” outlining the following:
  • Why you want to study Climate Change and Land Use at the PhD level
  • Your current occupation
  • Why you are well-suited to study this programme
  • How your admission into the PhD Climate Change and Land Use Programme will fit into your professional vision
  • How your home country stands to benefit after your training
  • You may also add other relevant information and/or experience you feel is necessary to support your application.


  • Application deadline: June 30, 2021
  • Send supporting documents in a single zip file
  • Supporting documents in French must have an official English translation in addition
  • Ineligible, incomplete or late applications will not be processed
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted by July, 2021 for an interview or to provide additional details.


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KNUST: SOCIOSO Organizes a New Educational Scholarship Fund for Needy Students

KNUST: SOCIOSO Organizes a New Educational Scholarship Fund for Needy Students

The Faculty of Social Sciences Society (SOCIOSO) of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), in collaboration with the Academic Board Committee, has established the “ACADA SO ME MU” Educational Scholarship Fund.

The SOCIOSO Faculty issued a statement on Monday, March 29, 2021, stating that “we believe that the best tool for effective studies is a trouble-free mind.”


As a result, they have taken it upon themselves to assist students by providing academic scholarship funds to deserving students in order to save them the struggle.

Students from the Faculty of Social Sciences who have lost their guardians since their admission to Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology will be catered for under the Educational Scholarship Scheme.

The Scholarship Scheme is being implemented with collaborative funding support from the Welfare Committee, according to a statement signed by the Academic Board Chairperson, Master Samuel Obiri Yeboah.

“As a committee, we believe that the best tool for effective study is a stress-free mind, which is why we have collaborated with the Welfare Committee to bring you this scholarship fund. The fund will “provide assistance to students who have lost their guardians since their admission to Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology,” according to a portion of the statement.

Interested applicants are to submit their application letters to the faculty office by Wednesday 31st March, 2021.

Read the full statement below; 



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Scholarship: McMaster International Award Of Excellence – USA( APPLY HERE)

Scholarship: McMaster International Award Of Excellence – USA( APPLY HERE)

The University of Southern Maine was founded as a public institution with campuses in Portland, Gorham, and Lewiston in the US state of Maine.

The Gorham Normal School and the University of Maine at Portland have been formally established as two independent state universities. Both universities were merged in 1970 in order to aid in the rationalization of Maine’s public university education system, and the Lewiston campus was added in 1988.

Scholarship Description

McMaster International Scholarship of Excellence is now available for International and Undergraduate Students in all domains at the University of Southern Main in the United States of America.

  • Host University: University of Southern Main;
  • Host Country: USA;
  • Study Level: Undergraduate Level;
  • Scholarship Type: Partial Funding;
  • Scholarship Worth: 2,000$ – 5,000$;
  • Eligible Countries: International Students;
  • Subjects available: All Subjects;
  • Application Deadline: The Scholarship is Open;

Scholarship Benefits:

The University of Southern Maine awards scholarships are distributed according to three parts:

  • USM Award: 2,000$ annually;
  • Dirigo Award: 3,500$ annually;
  • President’s Award: 5,000$ annually.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Student’s will be accepted if they are from outside USA;
  • The Scholarship is opened in all fields provided by the University of Southern Main;
  • Student’s need to be in High school students entering a Level 1 program that is currently offered to national and international students;
  • A final entrance grade in the top 10% of the faculty.

Application process:

  • Required support documents: Students who are actually in high school at a Canadian institution affiliated with a province where academic statements are government-issued (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan) should ask their high school to supply the university administration with full academic records, which include their final scores for the first semester of Grade 12 and a list of all courses taken for the whole year.
  • Conditions of Admission: Applicants are required to successfully pass the admission process of the university of the selected program.
  • Linguistic Qualification: Depending on the university’s discretion, applicants can be excused from McMaster’s English language evaluation process if they have one of the conditions listed below:
  • Have been a full-time university student (non-ESL) enrolled in an authorized high school or accredited college in an Anglophone nation for a period of no less than four years directly before the date on which the student is expected to enter McMaster.

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