IHE Delft will provide water professionals from three Sahel countries (Mali, Burkino Faso, Niger) with MSc level education in Delft on relevant topics for Sahel region (water for food, water and health and water peace and security).
The fellowships (5 in total) will be awarded in the one batch: MSc Programmes starting in October 2021. The MSc programmes include research to be conducted preferably on specific problems in the home country of the participants. The research topics will be selected within specified themes addressing water challenges in the region. These include water for food, water and health and water peace and security.
To increase the relevance for Sahel specific water scarcity challenges, and to stimulate cooperation between professionals from different disciplines offered by IHE Delft, the students will participate in a number of additional Sahel-dedicated activities.
- Candidates are a national of and work and/or live in one of the eligible Sahel countries (see below)
- Academic admission (see ''admission requirements'' at our FAQ) to Delft based IHE Delft MSc Programmes, starting in October 2021
- Application for admission, including the results of an English language test, submitted before 1 July 2021
- Letter of motivation and vision on water challenges in the Applicant’s Country submitted at application for admission (template)
Sahel fellowships may be provided to candidates who are a national of, and work and/or live in, one of the following Sahel countries: Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger.
How to apply
Interested candidates from eligible Sahel countries (see eligibility), who meet IHE Delft’s admission criteria, are advised to apply for admission and fellowship as soon as possible. You can apply online, via the education section of the IHE Delft website. Please note that only Delft-based MSc specializations are eligible to apply for the Sahel fellowships.
Once you have chosen the programme and the specialization, you will find, in the right upper corner, a link to apply online. With your online application for admission, you will be requested to upload a Letter of Motivation and Vision using this template.
When you complete the online application form for admission, choose at question “How do you intend to pay the costs of your study and other expenses”: "scholarship". All applicants from the eligible countries, who have chosen “scholarship”, who have uploaded their motivation and who have submitted their application before 1 July 2021 and meet the IHE Delft academic admission requirements will be taken part in the scholarship selection. Please note that only Delft-based MSc specializations are eligible to apply for the Sahel fellowships.
To be considered for the Sahel fellowship for the October 2021 intake, you must apply for admission to an MSc programme before 1 July 2021. All candidates will be informed before 31 July 2021 about the outcome of their application for scholarship.
- Academic Qualifications
- Quality of the motivation/vision letter and recommendation letters
- Gender (female candidates will be prioritised)
- Distribution among countries (when a final list of prospective participants is available, IHE Delft will assign fellowships as equitably/equally as possible between the countries eligible for the fellowships).
Sahel fellowship covers
The fellowship covers:
- total tuition fee for the MSc programme
- health insurance, cost of visa/residence permit for the Netherlands and a monthly allowance of EUR 970 per month from the start till the end date to the programme (not exceeding 18 months)
- one return plane ticket (economy class) from candidate’s home country to and from the Netherlands.
Depending on the research topic of the candidate, a limited amount of financial support may be provided for field data collection during the MSc research phase.