The University of Maiduguri in Nigeria is proud to offer the masters scholarships in Cultural Sustainability. This award program is available for international students. There are up to six Masters scholarships at University of Maiduguri open for applications this year. The award will be tenable for two years.
The Masters scholarships at University of Maiduguri is an initiative formed and funded by the DAAD or German Academic Exchange Service. Its focus lies on innovative research that brings together approaches from arts, performance as well as culture to bear on sustainable development according to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The University of Maiduguri in Nigeria, the University of Hildesheim in Germany and the University of Cape Coast in Ghana are collaborated to form an interdisciplinary graduate school “Performing Sustainability: Cultures and Development in West Africa”. This collaborative training network is targeted at postgraduate students.
The scholarship program is a two year award initiative for Master in Cultural Sustainability. It is tenable at the centre for the promotion and study of Cultural Sustainability situated in University of Maiduguri, Nigeria. Six qualified applicants will be required to pay the respective tuition fees for the programs they are taking at the Graduate school. However, the scholarship will cover all fees related to the Graduate School itself such as access to library, workshops as well as technical material. Furthermore, qualified students will also receive a stipend every month.
- Applicants will be chosen based on their motivation as well as their qualification. Special emphasis will be placed on gender balance. The DAAD especially encourage people from diverse backgrounds and female participants in particular to apply for this call.
- All international applicants are required to relocate to Maiduguri for the whole study period.
- Candidates must have a very good command of English both in its written and oral form for successful communication during their study.
- Candidates must have a researched bachelor degree in the social sciences, humanities cultural policy or cultural sciences as a precondition for entering the Graduate school. It must satisfy the admission criteria of the Centre for the Study and Promotion of Cultural Sustainability within the University
To see the full details of the research proposal focus for the application, download this PDF
How to Submit
Applications for the Masters scholarships at University of Maiduguri will be accepted no later than October 15, 2018 and no late submission will be regarded. The extension will only become necessary to provide more room for more applications particularly for female candidates for the sake of gender balance.
Please submit the following documents via email to [email protected]
- A research project proposal (no longer than 5 pages)
- A motivation letter (up to two pages) outlining interest and qualifications as well as mentioning the specific graduate program you wish to enrol in
- A CV written in English
- Other relevant credentials
- Two letters of academic reference
Selection will commence in October 2018. For further information, you can refer to the aforementioned downloadable PDF file.