FAQ

About the Intra-ACP Programme

1. What is the objective of the INTRA – ACP Academic Mobility Scheme AFRICA (MWALIMU NYERERE) and the CARIBBEAN & PACIFIC?

The objective of the programme is to promote sustainable development and poverty alleviation by increasing the availability of trained and qualified high-level professional manpower in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries. The programme aims to strengthen co-operation between Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the African, Caribbean and Pacific region in view of increasing access to quality education that will encourage and enable African, Caribbean and Pacific students to undertake postgraduate studies, and to promote student retention in the region along with mobility of staff (academic and administrative) while increasing competitiveness and attractiveness of the institutions themselves. More specifically the programme aims to: (a) provide access to higher education for students including those from disadvantaged groups; (b) facilitate cooperation on recognition of studies and qualifications; (c) contribute to the improvement of the quality of higher education through the promotion of internationalisation, and harmonisation of programmes and curricula within participating institutions; (d) enhance the international cooperation capacity of Higher Education Institutions in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries; (e) promote cooperation between sending and host institutions; (f) enable students, academics and staff to benefit linguistically, culturally and professionally from the experience gained in the context of mobility to another country; (g) enhance, in the medium-term, the political, cultural, educational and economical links between the participating countries.

2. Between which geographic band of Higher Education Institutions will co-operation and mobility of students (at masters and doctoral level) and staff take place?

Lot 1 is the African component of the Intra-ACP academic mobility scheme – which aims to support and fully expand the Mwalimu Nyerere Scholarship Scheme of the African Union Commission (AUC);

Lot 1 ACP Countries  
Southern Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Western Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo
Central Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Congo (DRC), Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and São Tomé and Principe
Eastern Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania
Lot 1 Non-ACP Countries  
Northern Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, and Morocco

3. What does ARISE offer?

The Africa Regional International Staff / Student Exchange: Food Security and Sustainable Human Wellbeing (ARISE) Programme will offer a total of 86 mobility opportunities: 54 at Masters level, 22 at Doctorate level and 10 staff mobility opportunities.  The programme focusses on the following fields of study: Agriculture, Medical Sciences, Engineering and Energy, following from the commitment by the consortium to develop African capacity in the area of Food Security and Sustainable Human Wellbeing.

This theme was selected in response to the ongoing urgency of meeting the millenium development goals.  Rather than offering a broad spectrum of qualifications, each partner has carefully selected those within the ARISE chosen theme, to equip graduates in the fields of Engineering, Medical Sciences, Energy and Food Security/ Agriculture.

4. Which partners constitute the Consortium?

During application you will be required to select one of the following as either “home” or “host” institution:

Addis Ababa University Ethiopia
University of Cape Town (Coordinating Institution) South Africa
University of Ghana Ghana
Makerere University Uganda
University of Nairobi Kenya
National University of Rwanda Rwanda
Additional non-academic partners:  
University of Leuven (Technical partner) Belgium
IEASA (Associate partner) South Africa

Please refer to the following link for information on the partnership consortium. click here.

5. Which important considerations should be looked at in deciding on my host institution?

  • Ensure that you have mastered the language of tuition or that adequate linguistic support is offered for applicants.
  • Carefully consider the identified programmes and areas of excellence in each partner institution.
  • Ensure that you have the necessary academic background in terms of study areas/degrees before you apply.
  • Be aware of the real cost of living at each partner institution and analyse it, considering the monthly subsistence of the scholarship.
  • Consider the need to adapt to different cultural realities and also the different climate conditions.

6. Does ARISE offer data protection throughout the application and approvals process?

Yes, all personal data (such as names, addresses, CVs, etc.) will be processed in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the European Union institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data.
 

7. What does each partner institution undertake to do?

Each partner institution undertakes to –

  • Monitor the academic individual progress of each ARISE scholarship holder registered at their institution.
  • Provide the coordinating institution (University of Cape Town – South Africa) with reports from each ARISE scholarship holder every 6 months in the case of masters students and every year in the case of PhD students.
  • Ensure gender-balance (with particular emphasis on the selection of women), equal opportunities and the participation of disadvantaged groups (disabled students, economically disadvantaged students) in the selection process.

1. How do I apply?

Carefully read the ”Before you Apply” section on the website. Please complete the online application.  If you are a first time user, you will need to register; if you are already registered, simply login!

You will also be asked to submit electronic versions of your resume, essay responses, transcripts, and name and email of your references. Please scan your transcripts and resumes into electronic format (PDF format preferred for all requested documents).
 
 

2. Distribution of the scholarship?

The distribution per mobility type are in compliance with the percentage indicated in the initial consortium Call for Proposals and tabled below as:

Target Group Masters    Doctorates Staff TOTAL Percentage
Target Group 1 31 6 10 47 55%
Target Group 2 23 16 N/A 39 45%
TOTAL 54 22 10 86  
Distribution per Mobility type 63% 25% 12%    

3. Categories of Scholarship?

Full degree scholarships for Masters students
Students who meet the criteria will be able to apply for full degree scholarship for completion of a Masters degree at one of the Higher Education Institutions in the consortium.


Sandwich PhD mobilities

Students who are already enrolled for a PHD at their home institution will be able to apply for an 11 month period of supervised research at a host university that is one of the Higher Education Institutions in the consortium.

Academic and administrative staff mobilities

Staff employed by the Higher Education Institutions of the consortium will be able to apply for short term mobility opportunities which could include benchmarking exercises, sabbatical research periods, guest lecturing, curriculum development, knowledge and resource sharing trips etc. on the basis that both institutions support the trip.

Exchange opportunities (Masters and PHD)
Students registered as full-degree students at one of the partner universities comprising the consortium, spend a short period (10 months and less) at one of the other institutions in the consortium and return to their home institution after the exchange period to complete their degree at the home institution. Exchange students will spend their period at the host university as researchers mainly, being engaged in literature reviews, specialised theoretical or methodological training, or field studies and they will closely co-operate with their African (host) and African (home) supervisors.
 

Academic Information

1. What is the objective of the INTRA – ACP Academic Mobility Scheme AFRICA (MWALIMU NYERERE) and the CARIBBEAN & PACIFIC?

The objective of the programme is to promote sustainable development and poverty alleviation by increasing the availability of trained and qualified high-level professional manpower in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries. The programme aims to strengthen co-operation between Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the African, Caribbean and Pacific region in view of increasing access to quality education that will encourage and enable African, Caribbean and Pacific students to undertake postgraduate studies, and to promote student retention in the region along with mobility of staff (academic and administrative) while increasing competitiveness and attractiveness of the institutions themselves. More specifically the programme aims to: (a) provide access to higher education for students including those from disadvantaged groups; (b) facilitate cooperation on recognition of studies and qualifications; (c) contribute to the improvement of the quality of higher education through the promotion of internationalisation, and harmonisation of programmes and curricula within participating institutions; (d) enhance the international cooperation capacity of Higher Education Institutions in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries; (e) promote cooperation between sending and host institutions; (f) enable students, academics and staff to benefit linguistically, culturally and professionally from the experience gained in the context of mobility to another country; (g) enhance, in the medium-term, the political, cultural, educational and economical links between the participating countries.

2. Between which geographic band of Higher Education Institutions will co-operation and mobility of students (at masters and doctoral level) and staff take place?

Lot 1 is the African component of the Intra-ACP academic mobility scheme – which aims to support and fully expand the Mwalimu Nyerere Scholarship Scheme of the African Union Commission (AUC);

Lot 1 ACP Countries  
Southern Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Western Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo
Central Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Congo (DRC), Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and São Tomé and Principe
Eastern Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania
Lot 1 Non-ACP Countries  
Northern Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, and Morocco

3. What does ARISE offer?

The Africa Regional International Staff / Student Exchange: Food Security and Sustainable Human Wellbeing (ARISE) Programme will offer a total of 86 mobility opportunities: 54 at Masters level, 22 at Doctorate level and 10 staff mobility opportunities.  The programme focusses on the following fields of study: Agriculture, Medical Sciences, Engineering and Energy, following from the commitment by the consortium to develop African capacity in the area of Food Security and Sustainable Human Wellbeing.

This theme was selected in response to the ongoing urgency of meeting the millenium development goals.  Rather than offering a broad spectrum of qualifications, each partner has carefully selected those within the ARISE chosen theme, to equip graduates in the fields of Engineering, Medical Sciences, Energy and Food Security/ Agriculture.

4. Which partners constitute the Consortium?

During application you will be required to select one of the following as either “home” or “host” institution:

Addis Ababa University Ethiopia
University of Cape Town (Coordinating Institution) South Africa
University of Ghana Ghana
Makerere University Uganda
University of Nairobi Kenya
National University of Rwanda Rwanda
Additional non-academic partners:  
University of Leuven (Technical partner) Belgium
IEASA (Associate partner) South Africa

Please refer to the following link for information on the partnership consortium. click here.

5. Which important considerations should be looked at in deciding on my host institution?

  • Ensure that you have mastered the language of tuition or that adequate linguistic support is offered for applicants.
  • Carefully consider the identified programmes and areas of excellence in each partner institution.
  • Ensure that you have the necessary academic background in terms of study areas/degrees before you apply.
  • Be aware of the real cost of living at each partner institution and analyse it, considering the monthly subsistence of the scholarship.
  • Consider the need to adapt to different cultural realities and also the different climate conditions.

6. Does ARISE offer data protection throughout the application and approvals process?

Yes, all personal data (such as names, addresses, CVs, etc.) will be processed in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the European Union institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data.
 

7. What does each partner institution undertake to do?

Each partner institution undertakes to –

  • Monitor the academic individual progress of each ARISE scholarship holder registered at their institution.
  • Provide the coordinating institution (University of Cape Town – South Africa) with reports from each ARISE scholarship holder every 6 months in the case of masters students and every year in the case of PhD students.
  • Ensure gender-balance (with particular emphasis on the selection of women), equal opportunities and the participation of disadvantaged groups (disabled students, economically disadvantaged students) in the selection process.

1. How do I apply?

Carefully read the ”Before you Apply” section on the website. Please complete the online application.  If you are a first time user, you will need to register; if you are already registered, simply login!

You will also be asked to submit electronic versions of your resume, essay responses, transcripts, and name and email of your references. Please scan your transcripts and resumes into electronic format (PDF format preferred for all requested documents).
 
 

2. Distribution of the scholarship?

The distribution per mobility type are in compliance with the percentage indicated in the initial consortium Call for Proposals and tabled below as:

Target Group Masters    Doctorates Staff TOTAL Percentage
Target Group 1 31 6 10 47 55%
Target Group 2 23 16 N/A 39 45%
TOTAL 54 22 10 86  
Distribution per Mobility type 63% 25% 12%    

3. Categories of Scholarship?

Full degree scholarships for Masters students
Students who meet the criteria will be able to apply for full degree scholarship for completion of a Masters degree at one of the Higher Education Institutions in the consortium.


Sandwich PhD mobilities

Students who are already enrolled for a PHD at their home institution will be able to apply for an 11 month period of supervised research at a host university that is one of the Higher Education Institutions in the consortium.

Academic and administrative staff mobilities

Staff employed by the Higher Education Institutions of the consortium will be able to apply for short term mobility opportunities which could include benchmarking exercises, sabbatical research periods, guest lecturing, curriculum development, knowledge and resource sharing trips etc. on the basis that both institutions support the trip.

Exchange opportunities (Masters and PHD)
Students registered as full-degree students at one of the partner universities comprising the consortium, spend a short period (10 months and less) at one of the other institutions in the consortium and return to their home institution after the exchange period to complete their degree at the home institution. Exchange students will spend their period at the host university as researchers mainly, being engaged in literature reviews, specialised theoretical or methodological training, or field studies and they will closely co-operate with their African (host) and African (home) supervisors.
 

Logistical Matters

1. What is the objective of the INTRA – ACP Academic Mobility Scheme AFRICA (MWALIMU NYERERE) and the CARIBBEAN & PACIFIC?

The objective of the programme is to promote sustainable development and poverty alleviation by increasing the availability of trained and qualified high-level professional manpower in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries. The programme aims to strengthen co-operation between Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the African, Caribbean and Pacific region in view of increasing access to quality education that will encourage and enable African, Caribbean and Pacific students to undertake postgraduate studies, and to promote student retention in the region along with mobility of staff (academic and administrative) while increasing competitiveness and attractiveness of the institutions themselves. More specifically the programme aims to: (a) provide access to higher education for students including those from disadvantaged groups; (b) facilitate cooperation on recognition of studies and qualifications; (c) contribute to the improvement of the quality of higher education through the promotion of internationalisation, and harmonisation of programmes and curricula within participating institutions; (d) enhance the international cooperation capacity of Higher Education Institutions in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries; (e) promote cooperation between sending and host institutions; (f) enable students, academics and staff to benefit linguistically, culturally and professionally from the experience gained in the context of mobility to another country; (g) enhance, in the medium-term, the political, cultural, educational and economical links between the participating countries.

2. Between which geographic band of Higher Education Institutions will co-operation and mobility of students (at masters and doctoral level) and staff take place?

Lot 1 is the African component of the Intra-ACP academic mobility scheme – which aims to support and fully expand the Mwalimu Nyerere Scholarship Scheme of the African Union Commission (AUC);

Lot 1 ACP Countries  
Southern Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Western Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo
Central Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Congo (DRC), Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and São Tomé and Principe
Eastern Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania
Lot 1 Non-ACP Countries  
Northern Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, and Morocco

3. What does ARISE offer?

The Africa Regional International Staff / Student Exchange: Food Security and Sustainable Human Wellbeing (ARISE) Programme will offer a total of 86 mobility opportunities: 54 at Masters level, 22 at Doctorate level and 10 staff mobility opportunities.  The programme focusses on the following fields of study: Agriculture, Medical Sciences, Engineering and Energy, following from the commitment by the consortium to develop African capacity in the area of Food Security and Sustainable Human Wellbeing.

This theme was selected in response to the ongoing urgency of meeting the millenium development goals.  Rather than offering a broad spectrum of qualifications, each partner has carefully selected those within the ARISE chosen theme, to equip graduates in the fields of Engineering, Medical Sciences, Energy and Food Security/ Agriculture.

4. Which partners constitute the Consortium?

During application you will be required to select one of the following as either “home” or “host” institution:

Addis Ababa University Ethiopia
University of Cape Town (Coordinating Institution) South Africa
University of Ghana Ghana
Makerere University Uganda
University of Nairobi Kenya
National University of Rwanda Rwanda
Additional non-academic partners:  
University of Leuven (Technical partner) Belgium
IEASA (Associate partner) South Africa

Please refer to the following link for information on the partnership consortium. click here.

5. Which important considerations should be looked at in deciding on my host institution?

  • Ensure that you have mastered the language of tuition or that adequate linguistic support is offered for applicants.
  • Carefully consider the identified programmes and areas of excellence in each partner institution.
  • Ensure that you have the necessary academic background in terms of study areas/degrees before you apply.
  • Be aware of the real cost of living at each partner institution and analyse it, considering the monthly subsistence of the scholarship.
  • Consider the need to adapt to different cultural realities and also the different climate conditions.

6. Does ARISE offer data protection throughout the application and approvals process?

Yes, all personal data (such as names, addresses, CVs, etc.) will be processed in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the European Union institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data.
 

7. What does each partner institution undertake to do?

Each partner institution undertakes to –

  • Monitor the academic individual progress of each ARISE scholarship holder registered at their institution.
  • Provide the coordinating institution (University of Cape Town – South Africa) with reports from each ARISE scholarship holder every 6 months in the case of masters students and every year in the case of PhD students.
  • Ensure gender-balance (with particular emphasis on the selection of women), equal opportunities and the participation of disadvantaged groups (disabled students, economically disadvantaged students) in the selection process.

1. How do I apply?

Carefully read the ”Before you Apply” section on the website. Please complete the online application.  If you are a first time user, you will need to register; if you are already registered, simply login!

You will also be asked to submit electronic versions of your resume, essay responses, transcripts, and name and email of your references. Please scan your transcripts and resumes into electronic format (PDF format preferred for all requested documents).
 
 

2. Distribution of the scholarship?

The distribution per mobility type are in compliance with the percentage indicated in the initial consortium Call for Proposals and tabled below as:

Target Group Masters    Doctorates Staff TOTAL Percentage
Target Group 1 31 6 10 47 55%
Target Group 2 23 16 N/A 39 45%
TOTAL 54 22 10 86  
Distribution per Mobility type 63% 25% 12%    

3. Categories of Scholarship?

Full degree scholarships for Masters students
Students who meet the criteria will be able to apply for full degree scholarship for completion of a Masters degree at one of the Higher Education Institutions in the consortium.


Sandwich PhD mobilities

Students who are already enrolled for a PHD at their home institution will be able to apply for an 11 month period of supervised research at a host university that is one of the Higher Education Institutions in the consortium.

Academic and administrative staff mobilities

Staff employed by the Higher Education Institutions of the consortium will be able to apply for short term mobility opportunities which could include benchmarking exercises, sabbatical research periods, guest lecturing, curriculum development, knowledge and resource sharing trips etc. on the basis that both institutions support the trip.

Exchange opportunities (Masters and PHD)
Students registered as full-degree students at one of the partner universities comprising the consortium, spend a short period (10 months and less) at one of the other institutions in the consortium and return to their home institution after the exchange period to complete their degree at the home institution. Exchange students will spend their period at the host university as researchers mainly, being engaged in literature reviews, specialised theoretical or methodological training, or field studies and they will closely co-operate with their African (host) and African (home) supervisors.
 

Money Matters

1. What is the objective of the INTRA – ACP Academic Mobility Scheme AFRICA (MWALIMU NYERERE) and the CARIBBEAN & PACIFIC?

The objective of the programme is to promote sustainable development and poverty alleviation by increasing the availability of trained and qualified high-level professional manpower in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries. The programme aims to strengthen co-operation between Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the African, Caribbean and Pacific region in view of increasing access to quality education that will encourage and enable African, Caribbean and Pacific students to undertake postgraduate studies, and to promote student retention in the region along with mobility of staff (academic and administrative) while increasing competitiveness and attractiveness of the institutions themselves. More specifically the programme aims to: (a) provide access to higher education for students including those from disadvantaged groups; (b) facilitate cooperation on recognition of studies and qualifications; (c) contribute to the improvement of the quality of higher education through the promotion of internationalisation, and harmonisation of programmes and curricula within participating institutions; (d) enhance the international cooperation capacity of Higher Education Institutions in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries; (e) promote cooperation between sending and host institutions; (f) enable students, academics and staff to benefit linguistically, culturally and professionally from the experience gained in the context of mobility to another country; (g) enhance, in the medium-term, the political, cultural, educational and economical links between the participating countries.

2. Between which geographic band of Higher Education Institutions will co-operation and mobility of students (at masters and doctoral level) and staff take place?

Lot 1 is the African component of the Intra-ACP academic mobility scheme – which aims to support and fully expand the Mwalimu Nyerere Scholarship Scheme of the African Union Commission (AUC);

Lot 1 ACP Countries  
Southern Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Western Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo
Central Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Congo (DRC), Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and São Tomé and Principe
Eastern Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania
Lot 1 Non-ACP Countries  
Northern Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, and Morocco

3. What does ARISE offer?

The Africa Regional International Staff / Student Exchange: Food Security and Sustainable Human Wellbeing (ARISE) Programme will offer a total of 86 mobility opportunities: 54 at Masters level, 22 at Doctorate level and 10 staff mobility opportunities.  The programme focusses on the following fields of study: Agriculture, Medical Sciences, Engineering and Energy, following from the commitment by the consortium to develop African capacity in the area of Food Security and Sustainable Human Wellbeing.

This theme was selected in response to the ongoing urgency of meeting the millenium development goals.  Rather than offering a broad spectrum of qualifications, each partner has carefully selected those within the ARISE chosen theme, to equip graduates in the fields of Engineering, Medical Sciences, Energy and Food Security/ Agriculture.

4. Which partners constitute the Consortium?

During application you will be required to select one of the following as either “home” or “host” institution:

Addis Ababa University Ethiopia
University of Cape Town (Coordinating Institution) South Africa
University of Ghana Ghana
Makerere University Uganda
University of Nairobi Kenya
National University of Rwanda Rwanda
Additional non-academic partners:  
University of Leuven (Technical partner) Belgium
IEASA (Associate partner) South Africa

Please refer to the following link for information on the partnership consortium. click here.

5. Which important considerations should be looked at in deciding on my host institution?

  • Ensure that you have mastered the language of tuition or that adequate linguistic support is offered for applicants.
  • Carefully consider the identified programmes and areas of excellence in each partner institution.
  • Ensure that you have the necessary academic background in terms of study areas/degrees before you apply.
  • Be aware of the real cost of living at each partner institution and analyse it, considering the monthly subsistence of the scholarship.
  • Consider the need to adapt to different cultural realities and also the different climate conditions.

6. Does ARISE offer data protection throughout the application and approvals process?

Yes, all personal data (such as names, addresses, CVs, etc.) will be processed in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the European Union institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data.
 

7. What does each partner institution undertake to do?

Each partner institution undertakes to –

  • Monitor the academic individual progress of each ARISE scholarship holder registered at their institution.
  • Provide the coordinating institution (University of Cape Town – South Africa) with reports from each ARISE scholarship holder every 6 months in the case of masters students and every year in the case of PhD students.
  • Ensure gender-balance (with particular emphasis on the selection of women), equal opportunities and the participation of disadvantaged groups (disabled students, economically disadvantaged students) in the selection process.

1. How do I apply?

Carefully read the ”Before you Apply” section on the website. Please complete the online application.  If you are a first time user, you will need to register; if you are already registered, simply login!

You will also be asked to submit electronic versions of your resume, essay responses, transcripts, and name and email of your references. Please scan your transcripts and resumes into electronic format (PDF format preferred for all requested documents).
 
 

2. Distribution of the scholarship?

The distribution per mobility type are in compliance with the percentage indicated in the initial consortium Call for Proposals and tabled below as:

Target Group Masters    Doctorates Staff TOTAL Percentage
Target Group 1 31 6 10 47 55%
Target Group 2 23 16 N/A 39 45%
TOTAL 54 22 10 86  
Distribution per Mobility type 63% 25% 12%    

3. Categories of Scholarship?

Full degree scholarships for Masters students
Students who meet the criteria will be able to apply for full degree scholarship for completion of a Masters degree at one of the Higher Education Institutions in the consortium.


Sandwich PhD mobilities

Students who are already enrolled for a PHD at their home institution will be able to apply for an 11 month period of supervised research at a host university that is one of the Higher Education Institutions in the consortium.

Academic and administrative staff mobilities

Staff employed by the Higher Education Institutions of the consortium will be able to apply for short term mobility opportunities which could include benchmarking exercises, sabbatical research periods, guest lecturing, curriculum development, knowledge and resource sharing trips etc. on the basis that both institutions support the trip.

Exchange opportunities (Masters and PHD)
Students registered as full-degree students at one of the partner universities comprising the consortium, spend a short period (10 months and less) at one of the other institutions in the consortium and return to their home institution after the exchange period to complete their degree at the home institution. Exchange students will spend their period at the host university as researchers mainly, being engaged in literature reviews, specialised theoretical or methodological training, or field studies and they will closely co-operate with their African (host) and African (home) supervisors.
 

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