MSc Scholarship

EANBIT MSC FELLOWSHIPS - 2019 ACADEMIC YEAR

EANBiT is offering 12 fellowship positions for an MSc. in Bioinformatics (at Pwani University, Kenya and Makerere University, Uganda) for the 2019-2020 academic year. The fellowships are to cover a maximum of two years of study, including both course work and the thesis work.

Closing date for applications: 24th May 2019

Any application received after this date will not be considered or acknowledged.   Kindly note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

MSc SCHOLARSHIP PACKAGE

The network will provide full scholarships for MSc Fellows in the 2019 academic year and will cover the following:

  • Tuition fees for the entire course.
  • Basic medical and accident insurance.
  • A monthly stipend to cover accommodation and living expenses for two years, subject to progress reviews.
  • Reasonable support for the MSc research project and supervision.
  • For more information go here

 

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS

  • The EANBiT fellowships are open to nationals of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania only.
  • Applicants must meet each of the separate university admission requirements for the MSc degree.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • A comprehensive curriculum vitae including any relevant research work and experience.
  • A one-page letter of motivation explaining why one wants to pursue an Msc. in Bioinformatics.
  • Certified copies of academic transcripts and degree certificate.
  • Contacts of at least two referees.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

The application process is two-fold:

  1. Applications for places should be made to the preferred host training institution. Institutions and their contact persons are listed here. Kindly contact the contact person for information on required qualifications.
  2. Once the applicant meets the University qualifications, then they can proceed to apply for the scholarship

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Go to the online application platform by clicking here to apply and upload the following documents:

  • A comprehensive curriculum vitae including any relevant research work and experience
  • A one-page letter of motivation explaining why one wants to pursue an MSc. in Bioinformatics
  • Certified copies of academic transcripts and degree certificate
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Once you have entered and uploaded everything, click the Continue button. This will take you to the Review your Entries page where you can review and change anything in your application. When you are satisfied with your application, click the Continue button to submit your application. This cannot be undone, so please make sure all your application information is correct before submitting. We will send an email acknowledgement when we receive your completed online application.

 

NOTE

  • DO NOT submit your application by email. Only applications and accompanying documents submitted online will be accepted.
  • It is highly recommended that you submit your application well before the deadline, especially if you commonly experience slow Internet speeds or frequent Internet outages.
  • It is also highly recommended that you reduce the sizes of your files as much as possible to make them easier to upload.
  • Accepted formats for documents: doc, docx, ppt, pptx, pdf, rtf, zip, rar, jpg, jpeg, png, bmp, tif
  • Maximum size for any one file is 5 MB.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: May I submit my application by email?

A: No. Only applications submitted through the online platform here will be accepted.

 

Q: I am over the age limit. May I apply?

A: Yes, you may apply. We prefer to select candidates who are within the age limits. However, even if you are beyond the age limit you could still be selected if your application is very strong.

 

Q: May I submit my application in French?

A: No. Your application must be in English.

 

Q: I cannot upload one of my files. What is wrong?

A: (1) Perhaps your file is too large. The maximum size for any single file is 5 MB. Please reduce the file size if it is too large. (2) Perhaps your Internet is too slow or intermittent. It is highly recommended that you reduce the sizes of your files as much as possible to facilitate uploading. Also, try uploading your documents when internet traffic is low e.g. at night. (3) Perhaps you are trying to upload a file that is not one of the accepted file formats (Accepted formats: doc, docx, ppt, pptx, pdf, rtf, zip, rar, jpg, jpeg, png, bmp, tif)

 

Q: I have completed all the requirements for my Undergraduate degree but I have not yet graduated. May I apply?

A: Yes you may apply. Instead of the Undergraduate degree certificate please provide a letter from the university stating that you have completed all the requirements for the Undergraduate degree.

 

Q: I submitted my application online, but I did not receive an email application. What is wrong?

A: There are two possibilities: (1) you entered an incorrect email address, or (2) You did not actually submit your application. Please read the Application Procedure very carefully and redo your application.

 

OTHER QUESTIONS

 

In case of any questions regarding the application, kindly contact:

eanbit@icipe.org

 

 

Thank you in advance for considering this opportunity.

We look forward to receiving your application.