German Government Wascal Scholarship 2024 | Fully Funded | No IELTS Required

Are you a student from one of the ECOWAS states dreaming of pursuing an International Master’s Degree? If yes, here’s the opportunity of a lifetime, apply to become a Wascal Fellow, as Applications are now Open for the 2024 German Government Wascal Scholarship.

German Government Wascal Scholarship 2024
German Government Wascal Scholarship 2024

The German Government, in collaboration with the West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL), presents the prestigious German Government Wascal Scholarship for the 2024 intake.

This fully funded scholarship offers opportunities for academic and personal growth, allowing you to study in esteemed universities across West Africa and Germany.

Wascal Scholarship Details

WASCAL is committed to advancing climate science and providing innovative solutions to climate-related challenges in West Africa. As one of the region’s premier science-based institutions, WASCAL is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of leaders in climate research and adaptation.

The German Government Wascal Scholarship is designed to support outstanding students who demonstrate academic excellence and a passion for addressing climate change. Other details of this program have been outlined below:

Eligibility Criteria:

To be considered for this scholarship award, Candidates must meet the requirements below:

  • Candidates must be citizens or have citizenship from a WASCAL member country (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea Conakry, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, The Gambia, or Togo)
  • A Bachelor’s degree in relevant fields such as Biological Sciences, Oceanography, Geography, Fishing or Livestock Engineering, and Geography, Sciences of the Atmosphere, is required or related fields.
  • Proficiency in English language (minimum intermediate level) is a core requirement
  • Admission may be extended to other ECOWAS member countries as self-funded students on an availability basis.
  • Prospective Candidates who wish to apply for Master Research Programme in Informatics for Climate Change, are required to have a minimum of BSc in Computer Science, Geography, Biological sciences, Geoscience, Environmental Sciences, Economics, Physics, Chemistry, Health sciences, Meteorology and Climate science, Agriculture, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Engineering, Electrical engineering, Electronic Engineering.


  • Full coverage of university fees
  • Monthly stipend to cover the cost of accommodation and living
  • Roundtrip tickets to selected West African countries and Germany
  • Research budget
  • Personal laptop computer on loan for the duration of the program

Available Courses:

Doctoral Programmes:

  • Climate Change and Water Resources
  • Climate Change Economics
  • Climate Change and Land Use
  • Climate Change and Agriculture
  • Climate Change and Biodiversity
  • Climate Change and Disaster Risk
  • Climate Change and Adapted Land Use
  • Climate Change and Energy
  • Climate Change and Education

Master’s Programmes:

  • Climate Change and Marine Science
  • Informatics for Climate Change,

Application Process

To apply for the German Government Wascal Scholarship 2024, please follow the steps below:

  • Visit the official WASCAL scholarship application webpage on
  • Choose your desired fully funded Master’s program.
  • Complete the application form.
  • Gather all required application documents as specified in the guidelines.
  • Submit your application by email to the designated WASCAL address before the deadline.

Application Deadline

All applications must be submitted by June 15, 2024. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews, so be sure to keep an eye on your inbox.



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