CIAPS Announces 2013-2014 Postgraduate Commonwealth Scholarship

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Updated October 17, 2013

The Centre for International, Advanced and Professional Studies (CIAPS), Lagos has announced a scholarship scheme for the 2013/2014 Postgraduate Commonwealth students.

A statement by the Registrar of the Centre, Annette LeSage said “There are a total of Fifty (50) scholarships available, worth a total of Ten Million Naira (N10, 000, 000)” adding that “Every successful applicant can receive up to Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (N250,000) towards his or her tuition fees at CIAPS for the duration of the recipient’s one-year postgraduate study”.

The CIAPS Commonwealth Scholarships are part of the new CIAPS Scholars Scholarship programmes, which will directly benefit students entering postgraduate education in 2013-14.

LeSage reiterated that CIAPS is “dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, learning and understanding in the service of society” insisting that “ We look for students who are pursuing higher learning so that they can play a part in making their societies and the world a better place”.

The statement further noted that “Students will be selected on the basis of a Personal Statement and Interview” advising that “A good personal statement must not exceed 1000 words and it will be a chance to tell us about yourself, why you think you deserve this scholarship and how you think it will help you serve yourself and society once you graduate”.

In order to be eligible to apply students must:

  • Hold a first degree of at least lower second-class standard, or higher qualification.
  • Have been offered and accepted his or her offer.of a place at CIAPS, 2013/14 entry.
  • Be Commonwealth citizens or be residents in a developing Commonwealth country.
  • Refugees or people working with organisations linked with developing Commonwealth countries are also considered.

Only electronic copies of the Supporting Statement and Applications will be accepted. Don’t forget to send both.

All applications should be submitted by Tuesday 5th of November 2013.

The statement advised interested candidates to visit their website for further details.