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WASCAL Scholarships for ECOWAS Member Countries

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The West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) under the sponsorship of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is pleased to announce application for its International Master Program in Energy and Green Hydrogen (IMP-EGH) in all fifteen (15) ECOWAS countries partners namely: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo-Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Conakry, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.

The WASCAL scholarships cover four Masters programmes. Each programme will last 28 months; 4 months for language training (English language training for French speakers and French language training for English speakers) and 24 months for master studies. One student per country will be selected for the WASCAL programme. Thus, a total of 15 students will be recruited by the programme: all selected candidates will be entitled to a full scholarship.



Summary of the scholarship

  • Host Institution(s): Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Université de Lomé, Université Abdou Moumouni, and Université Felix Houphouet Boigny.
  • Study in: Senegal, Togo, Niger and Côte d'Ivoire.
  • Level/Field(s) of study: Master
  • Number of Scholarships: 15
  • Funding: Fully Funded
  • Target group: ECOWAS member countries
  • Deadline: April 16, 2023.



Available Master programmes

Below is a list of the Master's programmes available for WASCAL scholarships. Each programme will have a duration of 28 months, comprising a period of 4 months for language training (proficiency) followed by 24 months dedicated to Master's studies.



Eligibility criteria

To apply for one of the Master programmes eligible for the WASCAL scholarship, you must

  • Be a national of one of the West African countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.
  • With a minimum education of a B.Sc (Bachelor's) or equivalent in a scientific or engineering discipline relevant to the desired training. Technical strengths in physics, chemistry, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or equivalent are required. In addition, a background in economics and statistics will be an asset.
  • Proficiency in English is an advantage.

Please note that each Master programme has its own eligibility criteria. Visit the page of the Master programme you are interested in to find out the specific eligibility criteria for that Master programme.



Benefits of WASCAL scholarships

WASCAL scholarships offer several benefits, including

  • Tuition fee waiver.
  • A monthly stipend of 350 euros per month.
  • Accommodation provided up to 100 euros.
  • A research budget per applicant.
  • An internship in Germany.
  • Travel ticket for language courses in Cape Coast or Lomé.
  • Travel ticket to Germany.
  • Language training in English for French speakers and in French for English speakers.



How to apply for WASCAL scholarships?

To apply for the WASCAL International Master Programme, send your application to the following email addresses


The application file will consist of the following

Shortlisted candidates will be notified for an interview. The interview will be conducted in English before a scientific committee. The German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) will provide the above-mentioned support to selected candidates, however self-funded candidates or candidates with other sponsorship may apply.

See the specific calls for applications for each programme below for more information.

For any questions, please contact


For more information, please visit the following links:

Call for applications (Economy/Policy/Infrastructure and Green Hydrogen Technology)

Call for applications (Bioenergy/Biofuels and Green Hydrogen Technology)

Call for applications (Photovoltaics and systems analysis for green hydrogen technologies)

Call for applications (natural resources, green hydrogen production for biofuels, water resources and technology)



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