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- Scholarships for MSc / MA Thesis (2005)

- AFREPREN/FWD Masters Degree Programs Scholarships (2001-2002)

Scholarships for MSc / MA Thesis (2005)

To strengthen energy policy research work in Africa, The African Energy Policy Research Network (AFREPREN/FWD)  is offering partial scholarships for MSc/MA thesis with significant energy policy dimension.


The scholarships are valid for the year 2005 and will provide individual grants of upto $4,000 for students in State Universities wishing to undertake their Master’s thesis projects during this period. In addition, a modest amount of $1,000 will be provided to University-based supervisors of applicants who are awarded the aforementioned scholarship.


The scholarships are open to interested MSc/MA students in Universities within Eastern and Southern Africa. Preference will be given to applicants who are starting their research work in early 2005. 


Requirements for Students:

  • Submit a 4-6 page proposal on the intended thesis topic which should:

            - clearly illustrate the energy policy issue being examined, and

            - contain a budget and a workplan

  • Letter of support for the proposal from the University administration

  • Name and contact details of the proposed University-based supervisor

  • Detailed curriculum vitae of applicant

Requirements for Lecturers:

University-based lecturers / Faculties with an interest in Energy Policy issues and who wish to supervise such thesis projects may also submit an application for the scholarship to be awarded to deserving students, describing proposed thesis and highlighting its Energy Policy dimension. The application should include a letter of support from the University administration


The scholarship applications together with the cover letter should be received on or before 31st  March 2005, addressed to:


Masters Scholarship Programme


P.O. Box 30979

00100 – GPO

Nairobi, Kenya 





AFREPREN/FWD Masters Degree Programs Scholarships (2001-2002)


With financial support from the Swedish Agency for International Cooperation (Sida), the African Energy Policy Research Network (AFREPREN/FWD) is sponsoring 15 Masters Degree scholarships on energy policy offered at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, over the 2000-2002 period starting from the year 2000. The scholarships for Masters degree programs on energy policy were provided on a competitive basis and were open to AFREPREN/FWD members as well as non-members from Eastern and Southern Africa. The first lot of scholarships for the year 2000-2001 have already been allocated. The second and final lot of scholarships for year 2001-2002 have been awarded. The scholarships are restricted to the energy policy masters degree course offered at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. The scholarships cover both tuition and living expenses as well as air travel costs.

Courses Considered for Sponsorship

Preference was given to application for Masters Degree Courses (MSc and MA) on energy policy from the University of Cape Town that focus on the focal subject areas of AFREPREN/FWD, namely:

  • Renewable Energy;

  • Rural Energy Issues;

  • Energy Services for the Urban Poor;

  • Energy Sector Reform,

  • Energy Efficiency, Environment and Climate issues such as:

- demand side management in the industrial sector,

- energy recovery from industrial waste,

- non-motorized transport in urban areas.

The 2001-2002 Scholarship Program has now been finalized. Details on the next set of Scholarships to be offered will be communicated on this website as soon as the requisite funding is mobilized.

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