Friday, April 19, 2013

Governor's Special Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship for Nigerians.

Scholarship Name: Governor’s Special Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship Programmer for Nigerians.

Brief description:  The Rivers sustainable development agency (RSSDA) seeks application from qualified candidates for the Governor’s special Overseas postgraduate scholarship. It’s a yearly scholarship from the  Government and the programme is targeted to benefit Scholars from the River State.

Eligible Field of Study: Medical Sciences (Biomedical Engineering/Technology, Medical Statistics, Plaster Technology, Dental Technology, Dental Therapy, Renal Technology, Medical Imaging Technology and Anaesthetic Technology) and Town, Urban & Regional Planning and Medicine.

About Scholarship: Every year, RSSDA spends exorbitant amount of money in sponsoring scholars from Rivers state to foreign universities, the scholarship caters for all the student need. It’s a mouth watering opportunity to sponsor your education if you can’t afford to study abroad.

Scholarship Type: Postgraduate Scholarship (Master’s and PhD)

Selection Criteria and Eligibility:  The following are the criteria that must be met before you submit your application:
1. Applicants must not be younger than 21years old.
2. Be a Rivers State indigene.
3. Must have gained admission into any of the listed universities in the relevant field of specialization for the  Masters program.
4. Must have completed NYSC
5. Hold a first degree of upper second class Honors standard (or above) in a discipline relevant to that in which study is proposed
Number of Scholarship: 300 students overseas annually.
Duration of Scholarship: Through the course of study.
What the scholarship covers:
Air Fare:
Tuition (School, Lab, Books, etc)
Monthly Stipends
To be taken at (country): UK (Cambridge University, Kings College, London, University of Nottingham, University of Edinburgh, University of Birmingham, University College, London, Loughborough University, Oxford Brookes University and University of Liverpool), Netherlands (Wageningen University), China (China Agricultural University and Nanjing University), India (Jawaharial Nehru University, University College Medical School, Delhi, St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore and Medical College, Pune Maharastra), USA (Harvard University, John Hopkins University, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Stanford University, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, University of South Carolina, Cornell University and Rutgers University) Canada (University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, University of Manitoba, McGill University, Concordia University, Queen’s University and Simon Fraser University)

Application Deadline: May 24, 2013

How to Apply: Download the form or Visit the RSSDA SCHOLARS WEBSITE You can also visit the RSSDA Head Office at No.1 Igbodo Street, Old G.R.A, Port-Harcourt, to obtain the form and make more enquires.
Sponsors: The Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency (RSSDA)
Important Notes: Shortlisted candidates would be notified for an online test, and original copies of their credentials would be examined during interviews. Application Forms are not for sales.

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