TRAHESA project scholarships are open to the students of Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and Zambia for pursuing MSc degree program within the field of health of aquatic resources.

Brief Description: Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), in collaboration with the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Makerere University (MU), University of Nairobi (UoN), University of Zambia (UNZA) and the University of Dares Salaam’s-Institute of Marine Sciences (IMS) in Zanzibar is undertaking a collaborative research project entitled “ Capacity Building for Training and  Research in Aquatic and Environmental Health in Eastern and Southern Africa (TRAHESA)”. The project is supported by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) under the Norwegian Programme for Capacity Building in Higher Education and Research for Development (NORHED). The goal of the project is to strengthen education and research capacity in aquatic and environmental health in Eastern and Southern Africa.  The project intends to achieve the above through training of human resources at both masters and PhD levels while generating the information to fill the knowledge gap.

We are pleased to announce a call for applications for 10 MSc scholarships within the field of health of aquatic resources. The aim of the scholarships is to support training of local scholars at master’s degree level. Selected MSc candidates will register as full time students at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Tanzania where they will undertake the course work for one year before returning to their home countries for research under the supervision of the partner Universities implementing the TRAHESA project.

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following guidelines

  • Holders of Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Medicine (BVM), Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Fish Health and Safety related fields or other equivalent degrees in relevant fields in natural and environmental sciences.
  • Having admission or evidence of submitted application documents for admission to pursue MSc in “Health of Aquatic Resources” in 2016/17 Academic year.
  • Highly motivated individuals to develop a scientific career and capability to complete MSc studies within the prescribed time frame (2 years).
  • Interested in undertaking research in the health of aquatic resources.
  • Not already enrolled in a sponsored MSc program.
  • Willingness to work in a team and a strong ambition to accomplish the research goals of the project.
  • Good academic records /transcripts.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Good command of spoken and written English.
  • Perspectives on the future use of MSc skills for teaching, research, and extension; as well as for self-employment under the Private sector.
  • Full-time availability from October 2016 for a period of 2 years.

Study Program: Scholarships are awarded for pursuing MSc program.

Study Major: Scholarships are available within the field of health of aquatic resources.

National/International Students:  Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply. The positions are only available to applicants from Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and Zambia for the respective positions in the partner universities in those countries.

Governing Body: The Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania

Scholarship Award: The fellowship will cover tuition fees, a monthly stipend and research costs based on successful deliverables.

How to apply: Applications should be submitted to focal persons in respective institutions. Potential candidates are hereby invited to submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, and certificates, 2 names of academic referees whereby at least one of them being the immediate work supervisors and a one-page concept note. The concept note should contain an outline of the rationale for the proposed study, objectives, methodological approach and expected outputs.

Application Deadline: Applications must reach focal persons in the respective Institutions and Countries by 21st August 2016.

For more details visit the official site