World Bank/ARCE Scholarships at Addis Ababa Institute of Technology

Filed in Scholarships Update by on December 9, 2021

– World Bank/ARCE Scholarships –

The Addis Ababa Institute of Technology, Ethiopia is currently inviting applications for the World Bank/African Railway Center Of Excellence Scholarship Program.

About the World Bank/ARCE Scholarships

The World Bank/ARCE Scholarships are for Africans who are willing to pursue MSc/PhD studies in Railway Engineering specializing in “Civil Infrastructure”, “Rolling Stock” and “Traction and Train Control” for the 2022/23 academic year.

The aim of this scholarship program is to strengthen railway professionals’ development through short-term training, MSc and PhD level education, and research in Ethiopia and the region at large.


To be eligible, applicants have to:-

1. Have completed their last degree less than six years ago during the time of application

2. Be Citizens of African countries

➢ For MSc applicants: Applicants should have Bachelor’s degree qualification with at least a CGPA of 3.00/4.00 for males and 2.5/4.00 for females (grading shall be converted to 4.00 scale).

➢ For PhD applicants: Applicants should have MSc degree qualification with at least a CGPA of 3.50 for males and 3.25 for females (grading shall be converted to 4.00 scale).

3. The applicant should write a personal statement/motivation letter describing the candidate`s interest to join the program.

4. The applicant should have two letters of recommendations of advisors/supervisors from previous educational institutions.

Eligible Countries

Sub-Saharan African Countries


Masters & PhD

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit their document in a single pdf file through email addresses; – [email protected] and [email protected] (please send your documents to both addresses). The application will only be complete if the following documents are submitted:

➢ Filled ARCE 2022/2023 Scholarship form 

➢ Signed curriculum vitae scanned in PDF; please use the Europass CV template (

➢ Scanned copies of all university degree certificates

➢ Scanned copies of all university transcripts

➢ Letter of motivation (Maximum 2 pages)

➢ Academic reference from senior lecturer and proof of employment if applicable (scanned copy)

➢ All the documents listed above should be scanned in a single PDF document. Applications submitted separately will be considered incomplete.

For more information, visit the Official Webpage

Application Deadline: Application Closed.

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