Course Level: Graduate (masters, PhD)
Country to Study in: Africa
The Transdisciplinary Training for Resource Efficiency and Climate Change Adaptation (TRECCAfrica) in Africa is an Intra-ACP academic mobility scheme; a consortium of 6 African universities and associated networks and foundations, supported by funding from the European Commission.
The programme awards scholarships to postgraduate students and staff from various African countries to study at one of the consortium partners. There are full-degree Masters and Doctoral positions, and shorter-term Masters and Doctoral exchange positions available for study at TRECCAfrica partner universities. Staff exchanges are also available.
The call for applications for TRECCAfrica scholarships is currently open until the deadline date below.
To be eligible for the Scholarship, masters and doctoral students must:
- Must be a national and/ or resident of any of the eligible countries
- Target group 1 students must be registered or admitted to one of the Higher Education Institutions (HEI) comprising the consortium at the time of application for the scholarship. Eligible students must therefore be registered/ admitted at the University of Ghana, Mekelle University, the University of Dar es Salaam, the University of Nairobi, Stellenbosch University and the University of Nigeria (Nsukka).
- Target group 2 students must be registered or admitted at a Higher Education Institution in one of the eligible countries identified in the Intra-ACP call.
- Students are also required to have sufficient knowledge of the language in which courses are offered at the host HEI.
For staff to be eligible for TRECCAfrica scholarships, they need to comply with the following criteria:
- Be a national or resident of the countries covered by the scholarship
- Work at or be associated with a Higher Education Institution
- The assignment of mobility of a staff member must be based on the agreement between partner institutions.
- There must be an agreement between the home and host HEI regarding the modules to be taught by the visiting lecturer, the type of research to be conducted, the type of training to be followed or the administrative tasks to be undertaken.
- Staff mobility may take the form of a direct post-to-post exchange or a one way flow of mobility to or from an eligible country.
Postgraduate students from an array of disciplines ranging from Resource Management and Climate Change to Sustainable Development and Conservation, can now apply for scholarships from the TRECCAfrica consortium to pursue postgraduate studies at prestigious universities in Africa.
Citizens of various eligible African countries:
Target Group 1 — Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, and Tanzania
Target Group 2 — Other African countries (in the intra-ACP call).
Target Group 1 refers to nationals and/or residents registered at one of the institutions comprising the TreccAfrica consortium. Target Group 1 therefore comprises staff and students registered at the University of Ghana (Ghana), University of Nairobi (Kenya), Mekelle University (Ethiopia), University of Nigeria Nsukka (Nigeria), University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and Stellenbosch University (South Africa).
Target Group 2 refers to nationals and/ or residents of other African countries not represented by the TreccAfrica consortium or who have received a Higher Education Degree or equivalent in one of these countries. Target Group 2 students may therefore be employed in the public service or at public and private enterprises.
TRECCAfrica comprise six (6) research-intensive higher education (academic) institutions in Africa, as well as two Associated Partners, the African Technology Policy Studies Network and the Open Society Foundation. The academic institutions at which the TRECCAfrica scholarships are tenable have been listed above. You may want to see the consortium of 6 African universities and associated networks and foundation.
Fields of study
TRECCAfrica programmes range across disciplines such as:
Sustainable development, Environmental management, Renewable energy, Food science and technology, Natural resource assessment, Climate and society, Biotechnology, Agro-ecology, Soil physics, Microbiology and Veterinary medicine.
Study fields are dependent on the institution for which you apply. A detailed list of the available programmes (taking into account the eligibility criteria as mentioned above as well as the relevant target group) can be found under the section ‘Scholarship Particulars’.
Number of awards
The project proposes to award 86 Masters and Doctoral scholarships and exchange opportunities to some of Africa’s brightest young minds, and a further 14 staff exchange opportunities to consortium members to enhance learning and joint research on this theme. In total, 100 individual mobility opportunities are therefore foreseen.
The types of mobility covered includes full-time degree studies for Masters and Doctoral students; exchanges for masters and doctoral students; and staff exchanges for up to one month.
The scholarships include travel costs, tuition fees and a living allowance of €600/ month for Master’s students and €900/ month for PhD students. The TreccAfrica individual scholarships will cover:
- One roundtrip flight ticket and visa costs for all scholarship holders
- A monthly subsistence allowance payable on a regular basis during the mobility period
Mobility Type Monthly Allowance Masters €600 Doctorate €900 Staff €1000
Acommodation expenses to be covered by the scholarship recipient and can be done from the monthly subsistence allowance.
- Participation Costs which may include tuition fees, registration fees and service fees
- Comprehensive Insurance Coverage ( Health, Accident and Travel)
Method of Application
The call for applications for TRECCAfrica scholarships is currently open until the deadline date indicated below. Applications can be made online at the official website (link to it is below). The number of scholarships available to applicants from each Target Group can be seen below.
The current call launched on 11 February 2016, and is closing on 26 March 2016. The deadline for all applications is 26 March 2016.
The Transdisciplinary Training for Resource Efficiency and Climate Change Adaptation in Africa (TRECCAfrica) is a consortium of 6 academic higher education institutions in Africa, and 2 associate partners. The consortium provides postgraduate (doctoral and master) training to 72 postgraduate students and 8 staff members in Africa.
Through the support of the Intra-ACP Mobility Scheme of the European Commission working through the African Union, the funds for this mobility scheme will be disbursed over a period of 5 years. Potential candidates cross national and study boundaries, to address the challenges of climate change adaptation and natural resource depletion.
Application Deadline: 26 March 2016
Open to International Applicants: No (ONLY Africans)