World Bank Addis Ababa University Masters and PhD Scholarships in Water Management 2022/2023 for African Students – Ethiopia

The Africa Center of Excellence for Water Management (ACEWM) is an initiative of the World Bank Group and the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia through the Regional Center for Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) hosted by the University of Addis Ababa (AAU ).

Application Deadline: June 10, 2022

Eligible Countries: African Countries EXCEPT Ethiopia

To be taken in (country): Ethiopia

About the Award: Since 2016, the ACEWM has been offering interdisciplinary MSc and PhD programs in water management, with the primary aim of educating and promoting outreach the next generation of water educators, researchers, managers and professionals. Currently, ACEWM has attracted 34 PhD and 46 MSc students from Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Malawi, Botswana and France.

The program is a full-time course of study and the teaching takes place through lectures, seminars and field studies. In addition, education can be delivered through video conferencing and a technology-enhanced learning approach. The language of instruction throughout the study is English.

Therefore, the ACEWM calls for the development and establishment of a world-class collaboration center of excellence in water management, an innovative approach to managing complex problems in a holistic, integrative and transformative approach that takes into account science, technology and socio-economic aspects. . outstanding scientists to apply for PhD and MSc programs in the following tracks.

Field of study:


Hydrology and Water Management Aquatic Ecosystem Management Water Science and Technology


Water Quality Management Aquatic Ecosystem Management Hydrology and Water Resources Water Supply and Sanitation Water and Wastewater Technology

Type: Master, PhD


PhD applicants must have a master’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing with an average grade of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale or equivalent in ECTS. However, applicants with an average grade between 3.0 and 3.5 will be considered based on their experience and achievement. Candidates for the Ph.D. program must provide evidence of research capacity. This could be a master’s thesis, a professional paper, peer-reviewed manuscripts, advisory reports or other evidence of research capacity. The cumulative GPA of all applicants must not be less than 2.75 for males and not less than 2.50 for females on a 4.0 scale. Applicants who obtained their diploma/degree from foreign universities (other than Ethiopia) must obtain their diploma/degree equivalent from Ethiopian Higher Education Relevance and Quality Agency (HERQA) before admission. (Academic documents authentication by the relevant office is required during admission). Applicants must have adequate knowledge of the English language and provide proof of proficiency.  The age limit at the time of applying for M.Sc. applicants is 30 years of age or less and for Ph.D. 40 years or less. Applicants must also meet the general requirements established by the School of Graduate Studies, Addis Ababa University (

Number of awards: limited

Value of distinction:

ACEWM receives modest funding to support research projects from all selected applicants who successfully participate in ACEWM programs. In addition to research support, ACEWM will provide full scholarships to a very limited number (3 PhD and 5 MSc) highly competent applicants from African countries other than Ethiopia. A monthly stipend of USD 600 (equivalent amount paid in ETB) for MSc. and 800 USD (equivalent amount paid in ETB) for PhD students. The stipend includes accommodation.

Duration of the Award: The PhD program has a duration of 4 years and the MSc program 2 years (academic years).

How to apply:

A cover sheet with the applicant’s full name as it appears on the applicant’s ID/passport, full contact details including residential and postal address, email address and phone number(s), a copy of ID/passport, water quality management, water supply and sanitation water and wastewater Technology Detailed curriculum vitae of no more than 4 pages, Authenticated copies of previous degrees and official transcripts from previous universities/colleges, Applicants seeking to pursue a PhD program must submit a concept note not exceeding 5 pages. A personal statement/letter of motivation describing the candidate’s interest in participating in the programme, no longer than 500 words. Applicants sponsored by their institutions must submit a sponsorship letter from their institution. (The form can be downloaded from Jobseekers must provide a statement from their employers that they will be on paid study leave. Three letters of recommendation from instructors/supervisors from previous educational institution, organizations. Certificate of professional experience if there are cost sharing documents for Ethiopian applicants.

*** Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

An electronic copy of the application documents in English and in one PDF document is submitted to both of the following contacts:

To: Mr. Netsanet Assefa, Student Affairs Officer, ACEWM, email: [email protected]
cc: dr. Beteley Tekola, Deputy Head, ACEWM, email: [email protected]


Visit the Award webpage for details

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