Wednesday, July 16, 2008

NORAD’s Programme for Master Studies (NOMA) Scholarship

NOMA is a programme providing financial support to develop and run
Master Degree Programmes in cooperation between higher education
institutions in the South and corresponding institutions in Norway.
NOMA financed by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation

The overall aim of the NOMA is to contribute to the education of
staff in all sectors in Norway`s main development cooperation
countries* and other selected countries through building capacity at
the Master level in higher education institutions in the South.

Masters programmes supported through NOMA are established and
developed in the South in close collaboration with Norwegian
institutions. The needs and priorities of the countries in the South
is the basis for cooperation between the partners in the South and in

The objectives of the NOMA are
To achieve, in a longer term perspective, sustainable capacity of
institutions in the South to provide the national workforce with
adequate qualifications within selected academic fields of study.

To stimulate South-South-North cooperation through supporting the
development of regional Master programmes.

To enhance gender equality in all programme activities.

To strengthen and further develop the competence of Norwegian higher
education institutions to integrate global, as well as developmental
perspectives, in their professional work.

Norwegian universities are now in the process of composing new
education programmes that will be launched through the NOMA programme
in 2007.

Available programmes at the University of Oslo:

Integrated Master’s in Health Informatics – Tanzania and Ethiopia
University of Dar-es-Salaam (UDAR)

Higher Education Master in Africa
University of the Western Cape (UWC)
South Africa

Graduate program in Democracy Studies
Gadjah Mada University (UGM)

Integrated Masters Programmes (M.Phil.) in Public Health Research in
Bangladesh Institute of Research and Rehabilitation in Diabetes,
Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders (BIRDEM)