Conservation Biology Masters: How to apply

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Applicants: We are interested in training the conservationists that West Africa needs for the future. You should have a passion for the natural world and for conservation biology. You should be clever and highly motivated. You will need to have studied biology as an undergraduate and you will need to have a good degree classification or other evidence of an ability to think. Prior experience in working in conservation (alongside evidence of an ability to think) may also make you a suitable candidate. Applications will be considered from all parts Nigeria and the West African region.

Applicants should contact the Director of APLORI Dr Shiiwua Manu in the first instance via Markus Arum, our Administrative officer (

Aspiring students should visit the University of Jos website ( ) to purchase, complete and submit the form. A copy of this completed application forms together with a motivation letter containing the applicant’s email address and telephone number must then be returned to the institute before 31st July, 2016. Applications that do not contain all the requisite materials including; O’level Certificate, B.Sc Certificate and Academic transcript, NYSC discharge certificate  will not be processed. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for a combined written and oral interview. Contact us on 09033655620. Email: OR for further enquiries.

If your application is sufficiently good we will invite you for a written and oral interview. We provide scholarships for all successful candidates.

NOTE: We only take up to 8 students a year. There is no point applying unless you are serious about conservation and you believe you can make a difference. If you are dedicated, clever and truly believe in conservation and sustainable development as a vocation then we are here to help you to achieve your potential. About 50% of our graduates end up doing fully funded PhDs at Universities outside of Nigeria within 2 years of graduation. A further 25% end up working for conservation NGOs or government environmental agencies within a year of graduation. We are engaged in serious capacity building for the future of the West African environment. We therefore need serious and able students.

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