ERuDeF Institute carries out undergraduate and graduate training, and research programs leading to the award of the following; National Diploma, Higher National Diploma, Professional Bachelor Degree, Professional Masters Degree, Research Certificates and short courses.
Undergraduate Training is offered to students having an advanced level certificate or equivalent. The undergraduate programme is a 4-year programme leading to the award of a Professional Bachelor Degree. The first year of the programme is sanctioned with the award of a National Diploma, the 3rd year is sanctioned with the award of a Higher National Diploma and the 4th year is sanctioned with the award of a Professional Bachelor Degree. The undergraduate programme is offered in partnership and in a co-sharing arrangement with the St Monica University, Buea-the affiliate of the US based St Monica University. Our undergraduates are some of the most accomplished and motivated students anywhere.
Graduate Training is a 2 year intensive programme with 1 year of course work and 1 year of research and field work leading to the award of a professional Masters Degree. It admits students with at least a Bachelor Degree from any discipline to undergo an intensive 2 year training programme in partnership with the St Monica University in Buea. Students could minor in Human Resources Management, Project Management, Financial Management and Audit of NGOs, Research and Leadership for Public Service.
Graduate Research Mentorship
ERuDeF Institute supports research mentorship for students from collaborating universities. Such students pay mentorship fees at the rates enforced in the institution. Students are required to produce a thesis embodying the results of independent investigation under the mentorship of ERuDeF Institute’s faculty and the guidance of an academic supervisor at the students’ own universities. Research at ERuDeF Institute involves original and critical enquiry that makes a significant contribution to existing knowledge of relevance both nationally and internationally.
In collaboration with international partners and Universities, ERuDeF Institute receives foreign students from a week to several months to research and gain tropical rainforest conservation experience. It also links its students to other international study programmes.
International Volunteering Programme
In collaboration with international partners, ERuDeF Institute receives foreign students from a week to several months to research and gain tropical rainforest conservation experience. It also links its students to other international study programmes. ERuDeF Institute currently collaborates with the Virginia Tech-College of Natural Resources (USA), African Conservation Foundation, UK and Man and Nature, France on the development and implementation of these programmes.
ERuDeF Institute runs its own field programmes in partnership with ERuDeF and other partners. It also receives Interns and students from other organizations and universities who want to acquire experience in the field of biodiversity and non-profit management.
We offer short courses for people who wish to undertake continuing professional development, or to learn about a new subject or area of study including the Municipalities, NGOs, government agencies, etc. These courses include but not limited to fundraising, project development and management, strategic plans and GIS for development. Consult the annual calendar of short courses published each year in July of the previous year.