INTERACT-Africa PhD And MSc Scholarship 2024/2025 For African Students

Mobility in Innovative Green Technologies for Climate Change Mitigation and Sustainable Bioeconomy (INTERACT-Africa) PhD and MSc Scholarship 2024/2025. Apply below.

WHEN IS APPLICATION DEADLINE:

23rd June, 2024 EAT by midnight.

Tell Me About INTERACT-Africa PhD And MSc Scholarship:

INTERACT-Africa is an Intra-Africa Academic mobility project funded by the European Union (EU). The project focuses on Chemistry, Biology and Information Technology, with emphasis on conversion of organic waste to valuable bioproducts for transitioning into environmental sustainable and socially inclusive economies.

INTERACT-Africa aims at:
1- Promoting inclusive learning mobility opportunities by enhancing capacity building of HEIs by focusing on training and education in green Chemistry, Biology and Information Technology aimed at developing a skilled workforce capable of implementing sustainable practices
2- Fostering entrepreneurship and support the establishment of green technology businesses in Africa by providing mentorship, access to funding, and technical support to aspiring entrepreneurs and start-ups working in the field of green Chemistry, Biology and Information technology
3- Facilitating networking and knowledge sharing among businesses to promote innovation and sustainable economic growth through provision of internships, cooperative education programs, and hands-on learning opportunities.

TYPE:

MSc, PhD

Who Can Apply For INTERACT-Africa PhD And MSc Scholarship?

  • The candidate must meet minimum requirement for admission into Masters and PhD programmes as stipulated by the host University Senate/regulating body.
  • Provide proof that the candidate is a national of and residence of an eligible country.
  • Student beneficiaries must be of African nationality and residing in Africa at the time of application.
  • All interested candidates must submit a research concept paper in the intended area of study (1 page, Times New Roman, single spacing).
  • Applicants will not be allowed to participate in the mobility without an admission letter from the host university.
  • Applicants to declare not to have already benefited from a previous student scholarship under the projects selected in the framework of the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme 2022-2027.
  • Applicants to commit not to benefit from another EU funded scholarship scheme to implement the same activity during their Intra-Africa mobility period.
  • Provide motivation letter reflecting innovative technologies in climate change and mitigation.
  • Recommendation letters and/ reference letters (two). One from an academic advisor or professor/lecturer.
  • Applicant must be willing to study not in his/her country but within the eligible countries
  • Provide proof of Special needs
  • Applicants from Non – – English level B2 Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) or its equivalent is mandatory to study in the institutions that use English as the language of instruction.
  • To study at Institut Facultaire Des Sciences Agronomiques De Yangambi (IFA-YANGAMBI), French level B2 or its equivalent is mandatory

Target beneficiaries
The beneficiaries of the scholarship are categorized into two target groups (TGs).
a. TG-I include students registered/admitted in one or having obtained a higher education degree from one of the African Universities included in the INTERACT-Africa project partnership, i.e., Moi University (Kenya), Mbarara University of Science and Technology (Uganda), Sokoine University of Agriculture (Tanzania), Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia) and Institut Facultaire Des Sciences Agronomiques De Yangambi (Democratic Republic of Congo).
b. TG-II includes students registered/admitted in one or having obtained a higher education degree from a university established in Africa BUT not included in the partnership, with priority being given to students from conflict-affected and disadvantaged countries, including Côte d’Ivoire, Sudan, Somalia, Mozambique and Algeria.
c. Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply

HOW MANY AWARDS?

INTERACT-Africa is offering 28 postgraduate scholarships for the degree seeking mobility. 5 scholarships for the PhD and 23 for Masters programmes.

What Is The Benefit Of INTERACT-Africa PhD And MSc Scholarship?

Tuition fees and research costs for the duration of the study.

  • Comprehensive health and accident insurance cover
  • Monthly stipend/allowance of Euro 1,230 per month for PhD and 890 per month for the Masters.
    a. PhD students will receive a monthly stipend of 1230 Euros. This also includes (1) travels cost to and
    from the host institution, (2) Visa costs, and (3) settling allowance.
    b. MSc students will receive a monthly stipend of 890 Euros. This also includes (1) travels cost to and
    from the host institution, (2) Visa costs, and (3) settling allowance.

HOW LONG WILL AWARD LAST?

  • For PhD students, the maximum duration of a scholarship is 36 months.
  • For MSc students, the maximum duration of a scholarship is 24 months.
    The scholarships will be offered to regional students on a competitive basis. Female, disadvantaged, marginalized groups and
    candidates with special needs are encouraged to apply.

How To Apply:

Eligible candidates interested in these programmes are invited fill the online scholarship application form using the link
https://form.jotform.com/241243838123048. For more information visit https://interactafrica.mu.ac.ke/. Note that each
applicant is advised to apply concurrently to the host University for admission. The scholarships will only be awarded
to candidates with admission letters from the host university.

The programmes are scheduled to start in August/September/October 2024. The deadline for application is 23rd June,
2024 EAT by midnight. Motivational letters should be addressed to: Lead Coordinator, INTERACT-Africa Project,
Moi University, P.O Box 3900, Eldoret, Kenya, [email protected].

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