The African Centre of Excellence for Water Management (ACEWM) is calling for expressions of interest from African students for a PhD program in water management for the 2022/2023 academic year. Students have until June 10, 2022 to apply.
Good news for African students at the master’s and doctoral levels. They have the opportunity to participate in a program of the African Centre of Excellence for Water Management (ACEWM). It is the PhD Program in Water Management, counting for the academic year 2022/2023. The call for applications was issued on April 25, 2022.
Ethiopian students are exempt from this offer. The students from Eastern and Southern Africa concerned have until June 10, 2022 to submit their applications. They will participate in lectures, seminars and field studies. The program also includes courses that will be delivered through video conferencing and technology-enhanced learning approaches.
ACEWM’s goal is to train the next generation of water educators, researchers, managers, and professionals and to engage in community outreach for improved access to clean water. An average of 418 million of Africa’s 1.3 billion people still lack access to safe drinking water, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
According to ACEWM, applicants to the doctoral program must hold a master’s degree from a recognized college or university with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent in ECTS. Students with a GPA between 3.0 and 3.5 will also be considered based on their experience and achievement. Applicants will also provide evidence of their research ability. This includes a published article in a reputable journal following a master’s thesis or other appropriate evidence of the ability to conduct high quality research.
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Candidates with foreign degrees are also eligible for the four-year PhD program in water management. The center is internationally accredited by the German-based Agency for Quality Assurance through Accreditation of Study Programs (AQAS). The PhD program in water management is an initiative of the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, the World Bank and the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Center (ESA) hosted by Addis Ababa University (AAU).
For more information on the call for applications, click here.