Applications are invited for TRECC Africa scholarships available to students and staff from various African countries to study at one of the consortium partners. The consortium provides postgraduate (doctoral and master) training to 80 postgraduate students and 8 staff members in Africa.

Brief Description: TreccAfrica (Transdisciplinary Training for Resource Efficiency and Climate Change Adaptation in Africa) will provide doctoral and master’s training to 80 postgraduate students in Africa at six leading African Universities to provide the next generation of academics and professionals who will be able to address an interlocking set of real challenges for Africa’s future development: climate change and resource depletion.

Eligibility: 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 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.

Award Includes: 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: for Masters : €600; for Doctorates: €900 and for 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)

Study Program: The scholarship call is open for the following type of applications: PhD Mobility, Master Mobility, Master Full-degree and Staff Exchange.

Study Major: Study fields are dependent on the institution for which you apply.

Host Organization: The TRECCAfrica II partnership is composed of 7 partner institutions from ACP countries, and Lund University (Sweden) as technical partner. Partner institutions: Stellenbosch University (South Africa), University of Botswana (Botswana), Mekelle University (Ethiopia), University of Ghana (Ghana), University of Nairobi (Kenya), University of Nigeria (Nigeria) and University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)

Number of Awards: Not Known

National/International Students: 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 or employed by 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) and University of Botswana and Target 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.

Governing Body: TreccAfrica (Transdisciplinary Training for Resource Efficiency and Climate Change Adaptation in Africa)

Application Procedure: The mode of applying is online.

Submission Deadline: The scholarship call is open until 26 March, 2016.

For more details visit the official site.