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UNAAB Foreign African Scholarship Scheme (UFASS)
« on: Oct 17, 2010, 01:53 PM »
The University of Agriculture, Abeokuta has established the UFASS as; a conscious effort to disseminate knowledge, through its contribution to sustainable development and poverty reduction; and support research efforts to be integrated into the international scientific community through the creation of opportunities for nominees of selected West African Countries to undertake varying programs of study at UNAAB to foster capacity building and ensure partnership in educational development of the sub-region.

The scholarships are to be awarded to nominees of the governments of Liberia, Sierra Leone,and the Gambia who will be expected to make significant contributions to the development of their home country following completion of their scholarship.


Education is of critical importance within UFASS framework for the purpose of achieving a safe and just African subregion free of poverty.  The thrust of the UFASS scholarships is aimed at:

i.    Meeting the short-term human resource training needs of selected countries within the West African subregion.
ii.    Striving to maximise the long term development impact of poverty reduction.
iii.    Placing national development needs ahead of personal development of individual awardees.


UFASS scholarships are available for the following levels:
i.    Skills Acquisition Programmes (SAP): A 6 month intensive programme for high school leavers to acquire basic skills in Agriculture practices including poultry management, Horticulture, Aquaculture and Fisheries management, Animal Health and Animal Sciences.

Eligibility:  A high school certificate with credits in English Language, Mathematics
Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Agriculture.

ii.    Undergraduate Programmes (UP): A four/five year programme available in various disciplines including Veterinary Medicine, Natural Sciences,  Engineering, Water Resources Management, Aqua Culture & Fisheries Management, Home Science Management, Nutrition and Dietetics, Environmental Management and Toxicology, Agricultural Economics and Farm Management, Food Science and Technology, Horticulture, Animal Production & Health, Animal Nutrition, Animal Breeding & Genetics, Animal Physiology, Pasture & Range Management and others.

Eligibility:      As in (i) above.

iii.    Postgraduate Programme (PGP): A two year programme leading to Masters degree or 3 year programmes leading to Doctorate degrees in various disciplines as in (ii) above.

Eligibility:  A Bachelor (B.Sc) degree – minimum of second class upper division or
a Masters Degree (M.Sc) – minimum of 60% aggregate as the case may be.

iv.    Post Doctoral Programme (PDP): A one year programme in any of the various disciplines mentioned in (ii) above.

Eligibility:  A Doctorate (PhD) degree of not more than 3 years of post-qualification.


A summary of UFASS Scholarships allowances and entitlements per candidate is provided below:

PH   = Per half a year,   PA    =  Per Annum

All visa related expenses and international travels are to be borne by the awardees or nominating countries.


The purpose of UFASS scholarship scheme is for the awardees to gain knowledge and skills in other to contribute to the development of their home countries in government, civil society or private sector organisations on completion of their scholarship.

In support of the guiding principle stated above, each nominee is:

i.    Encouraged to acquire skills, knowledge and a qualification during the course of scholarship
ii.    Expected to complete their qualifications in the minimum time possible
iii.    Required to return to their home countries for at least 2 years on completion of their scholarships; to apply their newly acquired skills and knowledge toward the development of their home countries.

In addition, they are expected to:
i.    Budget within their stipends
ii.    Obey the laws of Nigeria
iii.    Adhere strictly to the regulations of UNAAB

Download Application Form Here.

For further Enquiry Contact:
Dr. Olukayode Akinyemi
Centre for Internationalisation & Partnerships

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UNAAB Foreign African Scholarship Scheme (UFASS)
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