Study In Ghana: 2022 World Bank ACECoR Masters and PhD Scholarships for African Students



Deadline (y-m-d): 2022-10-16

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World Bank ACECoR Masters and PhD Scholarships is created is to support technical and scientific capacity development of young African professionals to address issues of coastal degradation, as well as promote the sustainable utilization and management of marine and coastal assets within the sub-region.

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The Africa Centre of Excellence in Coastal Resilience (ACECoR) established under the World Bank Africa Centre of Excellence (ACE) for Development Impact Project and hosted by the Centre for Coastal Management, University of Cape Coast, Ghana, invites suitably qualified national, regional and international applicants into its MPhil and PhD degree programmes.

Scholarship Details:

ACECoR will carry out education and research programs in collaboration with academic institutions and industries at the national, regional and international levels to ensure a multi- and interdisciplinary approach to addressing coastal degradation across the sub-region.

The specific objectives of ACECoR are to:

  • Enhance capabilities of young African scholars in the thematic areas of Coastal Geomorphology and Engineering, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, Disaster Risk Management and Migration, Ecosystems and Biodiversity Science and Blue Economy, Governance and Social resilience.
  • Provide demand-driven applied research data and innovation for relevant industries and sectors in above themes.
  • Develop regional data support systems on marine and coastal issues.
  • Create multi-sectoral networks for marine and coastal for integrated approach to resolving coastal degradation in West Africa.
  • Provide career development for faculty through international exchange programme and in-service training.
  • Provide career development for faculty through international exchange programme and in-service training.

Scholarship Requirements:

The ACECoR scholarships are available to all African nationals who meet admission requirements of University of Cape Coast. Priority will be given to female applicants as well as applicants from West and Central African countries.

Admission Requirement

MPhil – The minimum admission requirement for the MPhil programmes is a first degree (Second Class Lower Division or equivalent) in a relevant Social sciences, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Science or Engineering discipline, from a recognized university. In addition, the applicant must demonstrate strong interest in research, development and innovation in science and technology, as well as the ability to work optimally and independently in an international multidisciplinary environment.

All candidates must submit the following (indicating the preferred area of research):

  • Completed Scholarship Application form
  • Certified true copy of academic certificates and transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Statement of Motivation
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation (at least one from a former lecturer/supervisor)
  • A 2-3 page research proposal in the preferred area of research
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Applicants must pass a selection interview and satisfy any additional requirements prescribed by the Department that hosts their programme of interest before they will be admitted.

PhD – The minimum admission requirement for the PhD programmes is a two- year master’s degree with research in a relevant Science or Engineering discipline or equivalent qualification from a recognized university. In addition, the applicant must demonstrate strong interest in research, development and innovation in science and technology, as well as the ability to work optimally and independently in an international multidisciplinary environment.
Note: Applicants for the PhD (Blue Economy, Governance and Social Resilience) programme must:
i. Have an MPhil or research MA/M.Ed/MSc/MBA degree in an appropriate field of study from a recognised university; OR
ii. Have MA/Med/MSc/MBA degree in an appropriate field, with CGPA of 3.5 or better with not more than grade C+. Also, have scored B+ or better in Research Methods course.

Special School Awards
Schools and teachers with many participants and an excellent performance throughout the competition receive special awards. The awards are not connected to a cash prize but are supposed to honour the efforts of the schools and of the individual teachers: More Information

Teacher Login and Registration
All teachers can register to access the special IYMC teacher page (Login). This tool gives you the possibility to view the results and performance of your students, to cover the pre-final registration costs for the whole class, to supervise and upload the final exam results, and much more. You register as a teacher on this page:

Details:

The International Youth Math Challenge is an international mathematics competition that enables students from all countries to prove their math skills and to unleash their creativity.

IYMC gives you the unique opportunity to unleash your math skills and to apply them to challenging problems. Participants can receive certificates, awards, cash prizes, and global recognition.

Qualification Round: The qualification round 2022 consists of five math problems. In order to qualify for the pre-final round, you need to solve at least three (under 18) to four (over 18) of the problems correctly. You can submit your solutions online until 16. October 2022. All participants receive certificates.

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Pre-Final Round: Successful participants can register for the pre-final round in October. You have four days to solve 10 problems of the pre-final round.

Final Round: Successful finalists can participate in the final round: You will take an online exam supervised by your teacher.

Requirements for 2022 World Bank ACECoR Masters and PhD Scholarships:

To be considered for the competition, you must:

  • Applicant must have to be a high-school or university student
  • Depending on your age (over 18 years or under 18 years) you will have to solve more problems to qualify for the next round
  • Students from all grades and all countries are invited to participate
  • To solve the problems you should be smart, open-minded, and creative
  • You should have a working internet connection to submit your solution online

Duration and Reward

  • All participants receive participation certificates.
  • The best students receive the 1st prize, 2nd prize, and 3rd prize with a cash prize of respectively $150 USD, $100 USD, and $50 USD (in both age categories).
  • A successful participation allows you to join the IYMC network: You will get the rare chance to connect and exchange with outstanding, similar-minded, and inspiring students worldwide.
  • Winners and motivated students are encouraged to become official IYMC ambassadors with the aim to inspire students and to encourage them to engage in math and to participate in IYMC.
  • All participants that use professional computer programs (e.g. TeX) to write down their solutions receive a special honorary note on their certificates since this skill is important for the future career.

Information for Teachers and Schools

Teachers and schools are invited to share this opportunity with their students and to make talented youths in particular benefit from the IYMC. We provide special tools and features for teachers and schools to use this competition in class and to support their students.

The IYMC is a great way to sharpen the mind of your students, to give them motivation and to challenge them with creative maths problems. The problems can be used as homework or project work! Learn more: Teacher Information Flyer

Special School Awards
Schools and teachers with many participants and an excellent performance throughout the competition receive special awards. The awards are not connected to a cash prize but are supposed to honour the efforts of the schools and of the individual teachers: More Information

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Teacher Login and Registration
All teachers can register to access the special IYMC teacher page (Login). This tool gives you the possibility to view the results and performance of your students, to cover the pre-final registration costs for the whole class, to supervise and upload the final exam results, and much more. You register as a teacher on this page:

How To Apply

Please submit your solution to the qualification round (here) via the official submission form. Pay attention to the following aspects:

  • Clearly mark your final solutions (e.g. underlining, red color, box).
  • The solution file may be typed digitally or it may be a clear picture of your handwritten notes. Digitally typed solutions receive a special honorary note on the certificates!
  • You can upload one single file! If you have multiple pictures, please compress them into one single file.
  • You can upload PDF and image (jpg, jpeg, png) files. We do not accept any other formats (e.g. ZIP or Word files)! You can use this tool to convert your file into PDF
  • The file size has to be below 10 MB otherwise it will be rejected.
  • Important: Make sure that you write your name and birth correctly. It will be used for all certificates!

After you have submitted your solution via the submission form, you can log into your status page. This status page allows you to …

  • check your status and to check your uploaded solutions.
  • view your results and performance reports of each round.
  • download/access all your certificates.
  • upload solutions for the pre-final round.
  • view your personal information and more.

Important Note: Emails do not always arrive properly (e.g. spam folder). Always check your status page in all rounds. We will post your results, certificates, and important information via your status page!

Interested candidates should apply using the link below

The Application Deadline is 16th October 2022

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