TRECCAfrica Scholarships for Postgraduate and PhD Students

Deadline: September 30, 2013

The Transdisciplinary Training on Resource Efficiency and Climate Change Adaptation in Africa (TRECCAfrica) scholarships is currently open for applications. Postgraduate students from across various disciplines are invited to apply for scholarships from the TRECCAfrica consortium to pursue postgraduate studies at prestigious universities in Africa. There are seven full-degree Master’s positions, 15 Master’s exchange and seven PhD exchange positions available for study at on of 6 TRECCAfrica partner universities.

The programme awards scholarships to postgraduate students and staff from various African countries to study at one of the consortium partners. 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.


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.

Scholarship Benefits

The scholarships include travel costs, tuition fees and a living allowance of €600 per month for Master’s students and €900 per month for PhD students. Master’s exchanges will be for a period of up to 10 months and PhD exchanges will be for a period of up to 12 months.

TRECCAfrica is supported by funding from the European Commission.

For more information and to apply, click here.