UNESCO/People’s Republic of China (The Great Wall) Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme, 2019-2020

With a view to promoting the human resource development and capacity building of developing countries and to enhancing international exchanges in the field of education, culture, communication, science and technology and the friendship among peoples of the world, the Government of the People’s Republic of China has placed at the disposal of UNESCO for the academic year 2019-2020, under the co-sponsorship with UNESCO, seventy-five (75) fellowships for advanced studies at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. These fellowships are for the benefit of developing Member States in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Europe and Arab region.

Tenable at a selected number of Chinese universities, these fellowships are intended for students and scholars who plan to pursue advanced studies or undertake individual research with periodic guidance from the assigned supervisors in China for a duration of one year. Twenty-five (25) of the 75 fellowships are especially intended for candidatures recommended by the Teacher Training Institutions supported by UNESCO-CFIT Project in the 10 African countries to undertake an Advanced Training Programme for pre- and in-service teachers, teacher educators and trainers at East China Normal University. Most of the study programmes will be conducted in English. In exceptional cases, candidates may be required to study Chinese language before taking up research or studying in their fields of interest.

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Entrance Requirements:
    • Applicants applying for General Scholar programs must not be older than the age of forty-five (45) and have completed at least two years of undergraduate study; and those who applying for Senior Scholar programmes must be a master’s degree holder or an associate professor (or above) and not older than the age of fifty (50).
    • English proficiency is required.
    • Be in good health, both mentally and physically.
  • English Language Requirements: These fellowships, are in most cases to be conducted in English. In exceptional cases, candidates may be required to study Chinese language before taking up research/study in their fields of interest. Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Fields of Studies at Selected Universities:

How to Apply:  

Application and other supporting documents must be forwarded in advance to info@unescoghana.org


Kindly note that all applications must reach the National Commission on or before Tuesday, 26th February, 2019.

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