NM-AIST 19 Scholarships for Masters candidates available starting in 2017

NM-AIST 19 Scholarships for Masters candidates available starting in 2017

19 Scholarships for Master´s candidates available starting in 2017

The Centre for Research, agricultural Advancement, Teaching Excellence and Sustainability in Food and Nutritional Security (CREATES), hosted by the School of Life Sciences and Bioengineering at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) has opened its Master´s positions for suitable candidates to apply. This newly established African Centre of Excellence is aimed at students who are gifted, passionate, creative and free thinkers, innovative, and who will be job-creators rather than job-seekers in the future. CREATES provides experiential teaching, a buzzing atmosphere of international and interdisciplinary research and education activities, novel technologies and private-public partnerships with the industry and the community at large as well as hands-on learning experience and evidence-based problem solving projects. CREATES encompasses novel curricula approaches, cutting-edge research facilities and highly skilled national, regional and international supervisors in various fields of Life Sciences. CREATES encompasses four main streams, i.e., “Sustainable Agriculture”, “Food and Nutrition Sciences”, “Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Management” as well as “Global Health and Biomedical Sciences”, which includes MSc program in Nanoscience and Drug Development ”.

Applicants for this Master’s Degree programme scholarship should have the following qualifications, knowledge and essential attributes:

A minimum of Upper Second Class BSc degree in Life Sciences or equivalent related fields such as Nutrition, Medicine (human and veterinary), Pharmacy, Agriculture, Agronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, etc. The BSc. Degree should have been acquired from any accredited university within Africa or other International Institutions recognized by the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU).

Candidates that hold unclassified degrees (e.g. MD, BVM and DDS) shall have at least an overall of “C” grade and an average of “B” grade in the relevant subject or field of his/her specialization.

Be able to publish scientifically in high impact peer reviewed international journals during the course of their studies.

Have interest in the above teaching and research approach and be able to work independently and in a team.

Must be below 35 years of age

Have proven excellent English oral and writing skills

Be willing to specialize in one of the four CREATES pillars.

Have a high degree of computer competence and familiarity with modern statistical software

Have the ability to work in multi-disciplinary and international teams.

Be self-motivated and be able to work under pressure to meet deadlines when required.

Females and regional candidates are strongly and highly encouraged to apply

Applicants must meet and fulfill minimum NM-AIST admission requirement to be considered for scholarship including filling application form and payment of application fees.

Applicants with NM-AIST provisional/admission letters and meeting call requirement are not subjected to fill application for admission. They are required to attach their provisional/admission letter together with other required documents

Details of the position

The Master´s scholarship programme will run for two years starting January 2017. All admitted students will receive a partial scholarship over this time frame. A full scholarship will be issued depending on scientific and academic achievements and social background.

Mode of application

Applicants should provide their Curriculum Vitae (CV)

A one-page abstract of their BSc thesis if available

A recommendation letter from their latest employer and/or previous supervisor / educator

Certified copies of their academic certificates. All applicants holding foreign qualifications must have their qualifications validated and equated by the respective regulatory bodies before being allowed for admissions as follows:

oThe Tanzania Commission for Universities in respect of University Qualification Framework (UQF) Level 6 to 9 qualifications

oThe National Council for Technical Education in respect of NTA Level 6 to 9 qualifications

o The Vocational Education and Training Authority in respect of certificates in vocational education and training

oThe National Examination Council of Tanzania in respect of certificates secondary education and teacher education.

A max. 2-page motivation letter why they think they should be selected for this CREATES programme

Successful candidates will be requested to attend an oral interview at NM-AIST (skype can be an option for candidates from outside Tanzania)

Applicants must also meet the minimum NM-AIST requirements as stated on the webpage link below and must have filled the NM-AIST Admission application form

Incomplete documents or failure to follow instructions will automatically lead to disqualification

Deadline for application is November 18th 2016, and interviews will be held in the week from Nov 21st 2016 onwards. Recruitment will be in January 2017. All application documents should be sent electronically to: createspostgrad@nm-aist.ac.tz

For more information see the following link:

www.nm-aist.ac.tzand http://www.nm-aist.ac.tz/pages/lisbe.php

More information on NM-AIST admission requirements you can find here:


NM-AIST post-graduate application form:


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