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Announcement of Masters Fellowships 2015 / 2016

African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)
Announcement for Masters Fellowships 2015/2016
The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) was established in 1988 as a public not-for-profit organization devoted to the advancement of economic policy research and training in Africa. 

The Consortium’s mandate and strategic intent is built on the basis that sustained development in sub-Saharan Africa requires well-trained, locally based professional economists. 

AERC agitates the provision of capacity building in economic policy in Francophone and Anglophone African countries through provision of support in the areas of policy research and graduate training.
AERC in collaboration with the Government of Kenya, through the National Treasury, seeks to build a pool of qualified Economists and Policy Analysts through a scholarship programme for candidates admitted to any one of the following AERC Collaborative Masters Programme (CMAP) in Economics universities across sub-Saharan Africa:
  • Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia 
  • University of Botswana
  • University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 
  • University of Cape Coast, Ghana
  • University of Ghana, Legon 
  • University of Nairobi, Kenya
  • University of Mauritius 
  • University of Namibia
  • University of Malawi 
  • University of Zimbabwe
  • Makerere University
To qualify for scholarship, applicant must:
  • Be a Kenyan citizen;
  • Have applied and been admitted to any one of the listed CMAP universities;
  • Have attained at least a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) or equivalent in Economics or related field from an accredited university;
  • Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
Interested applicants must submit their applications for admission directly to the respective universities (application procedure can be obtained from the respective university’s website). 

Upon receipt of an admission letter from specific university, the applicants shall submit their application for scholarship to AERC on and attach a copy of the admission letter. 

In addition, applicants shall attach their curriculum vitae and certified copies of their academic certificates and transcripts. 

The deadline for applying for the scholarship is May 15, 2015.

For more information on AERC, you can visit our website on

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