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The Cameroon Commonwealth Scholarship

The Cameroon Commonwealth Scholarship Agency hereby announces to the general public and prospective applicants that the New Zealand Government through the New Zealand Agency for International Development (NZAID), is offering scholarships under the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan for Postgraduate study in New Zealand. The scholarships due to commence in February 2013 are for Ph.D, and Masters studies in the following priority fields:
Leadership and Governance, Economics, Public sector governance and reform, Environmental studies, Education, Health, Agriculture and Fisheries, Bio-Security and Food safety, Infrastructure and Utility, Human Rights and Gender.

- Be Cameroonian
- Hold a first degree of upper second Honours class standard (or above); or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification, which will normally be a master’s degree;
- Be applying to commence a new qualification and not be seeking funding for one already commenced at Ph.D. or Masters Level;
- Have English Language proficiency;
- Have already secured admission to their preferred New Zealand University (eg a letter of offer is required);
- To be available to commence their academic studies in New Zealand by the start of the academic year in February 2013.

Application files should comprise the following:
- Handwritten application addressed to the Minister of Higher Education with a 1000 frs CFA fiscal stamp;
- 2 copies of the application form from New Zealand, 1 original, 1 photocopy;
- A certificate of nationality;

Certified copies of GCE O/L, A/L, Probatoire and Bac, First degree, and Masters (for Ph.D only). The original application form must be accompanied by:
a) A certified copy of the applicant’s birth certificate (in English);
b) A certified copy of the personal pages of the applicant’s passport;
c) A certified copy of the academic transcript (in English) of each tertiary qualification the applicant has completed or partially completed, including the grade assessment schedule used at each institution;
d) A certified copy of the completion or graduation certificate (in English) for each tertiary qualification the applicant has completed;
e) A current (dated) curriculum vitae, including a brief history of the applicant’s tertiary education background, publications, job skills and paid and unpaid work experiences;
f) Three references (no more than 24 months old) on official letterhead, supporting the application to study in New Zealand. These must be relevant to the scholarship the applicant is applying for and the proposed study programme. One reference should be from the applicant’s current employer and two references from a former lecturer or academic supervisor (in an area of study relevant to the application).
g) All Masters and Ph.D applicants must answer questions 49, 50 and 51 on the application form;
h) All applicants must include evidence of admission to their preferred New Zealand Universities, (offer of admission)
i) If the applicant is employed a current job description confirming their position and outlining their responsibilities and duties;

Application forms are available at the 15th floor of the Ministry of Higher Education, (Ministerial Building N°2) Rooms 1514, 1515 and 1527
Completed application files should reach these offices on or before the 30th of May 2012.


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