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CoTRA Fully-funded Masters and PhD Scholarships for African Students 2018

The Collaborative Training and Research in Fisheries and Aquaculture in East, Southern and Central Africa (CoTRA )is calling for applications by eligible African students for MSc. and PhD scholarships tenable at Rhodes University (South Africa), University of Eldoret (Kenya) and Mzuzu University (Malawi). 

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Application Deadline: 28th April 2018 (Midnight East African time).

To Be Taken At (Country): CoTRA calls for applications by Ugandans for MSc. and PhD scholarships tenable at Rhodes University (South Africa), University of Eldoret (Kenya) and Mzuzu University (Malawi). The following scholarships are available under this call:
• 1 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at Rhodes University, South Africa
• 1 Master of Science (MSc.) at Rhodes University, South Africa
• 1 Master of Science (MSc.) at Mzuzu University, Malawi
• 1 Master of Science (MSc.) at University of Eldoret, Kenya

About the Award: The EU under its Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme, has provided funding to support an academic partnership “Collaborative Training and Research in Fisheries and Aquaculture in East, Southern and Central Africa (CoTRA)” project to training of professionals to achieve sustainable fisheries management and aquaculture resources that shall lead to increased fish production and enhanced food and nutritional security, and hence, improved livelihood and household revenue.

The project is expected to contribute to a) improved skills and competences of academic staff in research, training and supervision, b) enhanced quality of graduate training that will lead to innovative and fit-for-purpose professionals in fisheries and aquaculture, c) improved skills and competences of administrative staff in implementing international mobility.

 Type: Masters, PhD

Eligibility: 

  • The admission criteria for each university can be found from their respective websites given in the table
  • The scholarships are open to candidates from Target Group 1 countries hosting partner institutions: UoE, Mak, Rhodes, MZU and UoB and Target Group 2 countries hosting University of Abomey-Calavi (Benin) and Bahir Dar University (Ethiopia).
  • Females and Candidates with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Candidates are only allowed to apply to study in an institution outside of their home countries.
  • Any applicant who has previously benefitted from an EU funded mobility program does not qualify

Number of Awards: 4

Value of Award: 

  • Tuition fees
  • Research cost
  • Travel and visa costs
  • Living costs and insurance
  • Family responsibility allowance for female scholarship holders

Duration of Program: 2 years and 3 years for Masters and PhD scholarships respectively

How to Apply:  

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: The EU under its Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme