Scholarship 2012 - MEDRC: Fund for Students from the Middle East and North Africa

Posted by Shofi Fida Friday, June 1, 2012 0 comments
Closing Date: June 30,2012.

The MEDRC Scholarship Program offers graduate students from the MENA region the opportunity to study at universities from around the world while participating in a MEDRC research project. Through this approach, it is expected that students will gain skills that will make a long-term contribution to the further development of desalination in their respective countries. The Program also aims to increase cross-cultural understanding by stimulating international exchange.

University Partnerships:
The core and strength of the program is its growing circle of university partners. Universities that have participated in this program include: University of Florida, University of Ottawa, UNESCO-IHE, Glasgow Caledonian University, University of Nottingham, Illinois Institute of Technology University of Angers, University of Calabria, University of Hull, University of Roma La Sapienza, Technische Universit√§t M√ľnchen, University of Complutense of Madrid, K.U. Leuven, American University of Beirut.

Eligibility Criteria:
The general criteria for eligibility of a MEDRC scholarship award are as follows:
  1. Applicants must be nationals from a MENA country holding the equivalent of a B.Sc or M.Sc.
  2. Applicants must obtain acceptance from a relevant university to be eligible for a MEDRC scholarship.
  3. Applicants must demonstrate a desire to contribute to their country’s advancement in the field of desalination.
  4. Thesis should be directly related to a desalination topic representing an immediate need or addressing a specific problem in the MENA region.
  5. In order to promote cooperation among institutions, preference will be given where partnership in the research project is also likely to develop between a regional university and a non-regional university.
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