7. What does each partner institution undertake to do?

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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.

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

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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.

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

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  • 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.

4. Which partners constitute the Consortium?

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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.

3. What does ARISE offer?

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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.

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?

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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

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

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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.

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