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 14 scholarships under the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan in the United Kingdom tenable from October 2012.
Awards are opened in the following fields:
1. Governance and law
2. Women and Gender studies
3. Development studies
4. Transport and logistics
5. Hotel/Restaurant Management
6. Education (special needs)
7. Social Services, Counselling etc
8. Computer Science and Technology (Industrial computing)
9. Industrial Technology (plumbing and welding)
10. Medical and Para Medical studies
11. Agriculture and Bio products
12. Mechanics and Industrial Maintenance Theering and Mining studies
14; Environment and Water
16. Electrical power systems
Note: study plans must be linked to development priorities of your country.
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 2012, a first degree of at least upper second class Honours level or a degree of a second class and a relevant postgraduate.
- 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. The list of institutions can be found at: http://www.cscuk.org.uk/apply/universities.asp.
Candidates must have the required IELTS score of at least 6.5 taken no earlier than 1st October 2011 and no later than 06 March 2012 (for nominated candidates only).
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) and also consult the prospectus from U.K accessed from their website at http://www.dfid.gov.uk/cscuk
- A certified copy of birth certificate
- A certificate of Nationality
- A curriculum vitae
- Certified copies of GCE O/L and A/L or BEPC, Probatoire and Bac
- Certified copies of degrees
- copies of University transcripts
- 3 most recent passport size photograph
— copies of any UK-University admission letter
- 1 copy each of academic recommendations from 3 different referees
- 1 copy of recommendation from professional referees (for workers only) Authorisation letterfrom 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 (EAb) for application forms http://bit.ly/cscuk-apply
- A complete file should comprise one original + two photocopies of all the documents
- Only those who will be nominated by the Cameroon Commonwealth Scholarship Agency will be allowed to fill 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 2011.