|Posted on October 4, 2013 at 7:40 AM|
National Universities Commission(NUC) Scholarship Scheme 2014/2015 Academic SessionAs part of efforts to achieve thegoals of Vision 20:2020 and the Transformation Agenda, the Federal Governmentof Nigeria plans to develop a critical mass of professionals who would serve ascatalysts of change and agents of scientific and technological advancement, aswell as sustainable economic development. This would be achieved through thesponsorship of outstanding students for postgraduate studies in the top 25universities in the world. To this end, the Federal Government has institutedthe Presidential Special Scholarship Scheme for Innovation and Development.
National Universities Commission (NUC) Scholarship Scheme 2014/2015Academic Session
The PRESSID Implementation Committee now invites applications from qualifiedcandidates for the second edition of the scheme (2014/2015 academic session).
THIS CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2ND EDITION OF PRESSID
Eligibility Criteria for the Scheme
Interested candidates should:
1.) Be graduates from the 2010/2011 and 2011/2012academic sessions, who would have completed their National Youth Service byOctober 2013;
2.) Have obtained First Class Honours degree from any recognizedand approved University in the following disciplines and aim at postgraduatedegrees in the specified and allied disciplines:
a.) Sciences: Nuclear Physics,Operations Research, Industrial Chemistry, Quantitative Genetics, etc
b.) Basic Medical Sciences: Anatomy,Physiology, Medical Biochemistry, etc;
c.) Special Aspects of Biology: Biometrics,Molecular Biology, etc;
d.) Economics: Econometrics,Development Economics, etc;
e.) Engineering & Technology: AeronauticalEngineering, Mechatronics, Metallurgy, Material Science and ProductionEngineering, Nanotechnology, Cyber-Security, Software Engineering, etc;
f.) Medicine: Oncology, HumanGenetics, Hepatology, Nuclear Medicine, Geriatrics, etc;
In the case of Medicine, candidates must have a minimum of 2Distinctions in their Part 3 and Part 4 MBBS examinations;
In all cases, candidatesmust:
a.) Be below 30 years of age by October 2013;
b.) Be computer literate; and
c.) Be ready to be bonded and to work, preferably, asacademic staff in any public university or research institute for a minimumperiod of five (5) years.
Please note that universities in the United States of America requirecandidates to sit for the Graduate Record Exams (GRE) before they can secureadmission.
Closing Date: 8th November, 2013
How to Apply: Interestedand Qualified candidates should: Please contact the Committee:
Note: Only shortlisted candidate will be invited forfurther screening. http://www.nuc.edu.ng/