11. What is the Student Agreement?

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The grantee signs this student agreement immediately upon arrival at the host institution.The grantee must open a bank account upon arrival and fill in the Bank Detail Form The Bank Detail Form must be handed in at the scholarship managing university. The host institution will facilitate supporting documentation and assistance to enable the grantee to open a bank account. The official contact person at the host university has to sign the Confirmation of arrival/departure form and to send it immediately to the Local ARISE Unit at UCT (info@intra-acp-arise.org.za).

2. What does the scholarship cover?

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The Scholarship covers –

  • One roundtrip flight ticket and visa costs (using a preferred travel agent and calculated against direct linear distance)
  • Direct participation costs such as tuition fees, registration fees and service fees where applicable
  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance (Health, Accident and Travel)
  • A monthly subsistence allowance for the mobility period to the equivalent of:
Type of Mobility Subsistence Allowance Durations
Master €600 Max 24 months
Doctorates €900 Max 48 months
Staff €1000 Max 6 months

3. What about Health and Travel insurance?

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The coordinating institution will provide comprehensive health, travel and personal accidents insurance directly to each scholarship holder which is valid in the host country and in line with European Union Requirements. The insurance will cover all worldwide travel required for the participation in the ARISE action. Reasons for travel may be: departure to the destination where the action will take place, travel between the participating higher education institutions, return trip home following completion of the action or during the academic breaks within the specific eligibility period of the action, preparatory meetings, mid-term evaluation meetings, final evaluation meeting, courses, conferences, seminars, research, cultural and intercultural sessions.

In the event of a return trip home during the period covered by his/her scholarship; the participants shall also receive cover for medical costs and urgent dental care. This coverage will be guaranteed for periods up to 4 weeks.
 

1. Is this programme funded through the European Development Fund (EDF)?

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Yes. This programme builds on the African Union’s Mwalimu Nyerere programme for Africa, granting additional funding, and setting up a similar scheme for the Caribbean and Pacific regions.

The European Commission, in partnership with ACP Secretariat, oversees the management of the Intra-ACP academic mobility scheme. It manages the budget and sets priorities, targets and criteria for the Programme. Furthermore, it guides and monitors the general implementation, follow-up and evaluation of the Programme.

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), with the support of the African Union Commission (AUC) and the Africa Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) will be in charge of the implementation and follow-up this programme (phase one).  

3. Will I participate in orientation?

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Yes, upon arrival you will receive your information and orientation pack with information on orientation and the campus of your choice. Please read through the information carefully and ensure that you participate in the scheduled orientation and registration sessions.

During orientation week the host institution will officially welcome you and give informative useful to your academic and social wellbeing. Each session will equip you to identify and utilize the necessary resources and smooth your transition into Higher Education in a different African region and at the relevant host institution.
 

1. What do I need to consider when planning my trip?

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ARISE recommends that students and staff liaise with home and host institution co-ordinators for more specific requirements.

  • It is advisable to photocopy all your essential documents (personal and academic), retain a set of copies for yourself, storing it in a safe place separately from the originals, and to leave another set of copies with a family member or friend.
  • Should you need to apply for a study permit, ensure that it is valid for studies at the institution you will be studying at.
  • Ensure that your passport is valid for the duration of your studies. You will need it to open a bank account. In most countries, a passport is the recognised form of identification for international students / staff.
  • If you are bringing a laptop, please make sure that the computer can operate on the voltage of the country you will be studying in and that you have the necessary transformer for the current.  You may also need to purchase an adapter plug that enables you to plug your computer into an outlet.  (If you are bringing a lap-top or other electronic equipment please ensure that it is adequately insured against loss or theft and be vigilant in protecting your property at all times).
  • Medication; If you take a prescription drug on a regular basis remember to keep the prescription and to retain original packaging.
  • Sleeping bag (if you want to go camping).
  • Raincoat with hood.
  • Shoes for hiking or all-day walks.
  • Camera.
  • Other electronic equipment; If you intend to bring electronic equipment (e.g. hairdryer) please make sure that it can operate on the voltage available for the country.
  • Cell phone and International Calling Cards
  • Cash in local currency for emergencies.

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