The Ministry of Technical and Higher Education (MTHE) has announced exciting scholarship opportunities for Sierra Leonean students to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Russia for the 2025/2026 academic year.

This program, offered by the Russian Government, provides funding for qualified Sierra Leoneans to study in various fields, including:

Technical Vocation (TVET): Auto Electricity and Electronic System, Solar Engineering Technology, Industrial Welding Technology, Air Conditioning Technology, Veterinary Medicine

Bachelor’s Degree (B.Sc): General Medicine, Architectural Design Technology, Veterinary Medicine

Master’s Degree (MSc): Crop Science, Networking and Telecommunication, Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Biodiversity and Conservation, ICT in Data Science (Data Analysis and Analytics)

Doctorate (PhD): Chemical Engineering, Renewable Engineering, Data Science and Data Analysis, Petroleum Engineering, ICT in Cyber Security, Environmental Chemistry, Lab Equipment Maintenance

Eligibility Criteria:

Undergraduate applicants: Must be 23 years old or younger by the application deadline.

Master’s applicants: Must be 35 years old or younger by the deadline.

PhD applicants: Must be 40 years old or younger by the deadline.

Master’s applicants only: A 500-word study plan or research proposal is required.

Application Process:

Applications are to be submitted electronically through the MTHE website ( by May 28th, 2024. All necessary documents must be included with the completed application form.

Important Notes:

Scholarship recipients are responsible for purchasing their airfare.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

There is no application fee.

For further inquiries, please contact the Students’ Secretary’s Office at the Ministry of Technical and Higher Education in New England Ville, Freetown.