- Mozambican students with the 12th grade concluded aged between 18 and 21 are eligible
- A total of 20 scholarships will be preferentially distributed to students from the areas where hydrocarbon projects are being implemented
- Fifteen scholarships will be awarded to students from other parts of the country and five to MIREME staff
The Mozambican government has announced it is sending 40 students to Germany and Malaysia to study for degrees in hydrocarbons in order to provide the country with local specialists in the areas of oil and gas. Applications were set to open this Thursday.
The future graduates will be selected by the Mozambican Ministry for Mineral Resources and Energy (MIREME).
Malaysia will host 30 of the 40 students and Germany will keep ten.
“Mozambican students with the 12th grade concluded aged between 18 and 21 are eligible for these training opportunities,” the statement said.
The scholarships will be preferentially distributed to students from the areas where hydrocarbon projects are being implemented, namely the districts of Palma, Cabo Delgado province, Moma, Nampula province, Moatize, Tete province, and Inhassoro and Govuro, Inhambane province, all with a total of 20 scholarships.
Fifteen scholarships will be awarded to students from other parts of the country and five to MIREME staff.
The sending of Mozambican students for training in hydrocarbons is part of the MIREME training strategy, which resulted in the signing of memorandums of understanding with three institutions.
Under these agreements, the Petronas Technical University, in Malaysia, has undertaken to receive 30 Mozambican students per year, the National Petroleum Institute of Angola, 15, and the Technical University of Freiberg, in Germany, 10.
The programme has already trained 217 young Mozambicans between 2009 and 2021, at degree and intermediate professional levels.
The initiative also includes the awarding of scholarships for training at Mozambican institutions, namely the Higher Polytechnic Institute of Tete (ISPT), 21 students, University of Lúrio (UNILÚRIO), ten, and Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM), five.
Under the MIREME training strategy, 41 young Mozambicans are currently benefiting from scholarships in Malaysia, Angola and Germany.
The training is supported by MIREME, through the institutional capacity building funds provided for in the oil and gas exploration contracts and in collaboration with various partners. (Lusa / TVM-22 July 2021)