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The Addis Ababa Institute of Technology, Ethiopia is offering the World Bank/African Railway Center Of Excellence Scholarship Program to Africans who are willing to pursue MSc/PhD studies in Railway Engineering specializing in “Civil Infrastructure”, “Rolling Stock” and “Traction and Train Control” for the 2018/19 academic year.

The aim of this scholarship program is to strengthen railway professionals’ development through short-term training, MSc and PhD level education, and research in Ethiopia and the region at large.

Application Deadline: 5th July 2018

Eligible Countries: Sub-Saharan African Countries

Type: Masters & PhD

Eligibility:  Applicants have to:-

  1. Have completed their last degree less than six years ago during the time of application
  2. Be Citizens of African countries
  3. For MSc applicants: Applicants should have Bachelor’s degree qualification with at least a CGPA of 3.00/4.00 for males and 2.5/4.00 for females (grading shall be converted to 4.00 scale).
  4. For PhD applicants: Applicants should have MSc degree qualification with at least a CGPA of 3.50 for males and 3.25 for females (grading shall be converted to 4.00 scale).
  5. The applicant should write a personal statement/motivation letter describing the candidate`s interest to join the program.
  6. The applicant should have two letters of recommendations of advisors/ supervisors from previous educational institutions.

Application Process: Interested applicants should submit their document in a single pdf file through email addresses; – dawit.tamru@aait.edu.et and anteneh.zewdu@aait.edu.et (please send your documents to both addresses). The application will only be complete if the following documents are submitted:

  1. Filled ARCE 2018/2019 Scholarship form 
  2. Signed curriculum vitae scanned in PDF; please use the Europass CV template (http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu)
  3. Scanned copies of all university degree certificates
  4. Scanned copies of all university transcripts
  5. Letter of motivation (Maximum 2 pages)
  6. Academic reference from senior lecturer and proof of employment if applicable (scanned copy)
  7. All the documents listed above should be scanned in a single PDF document. Applications submitted separately will be considered incomplete.
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