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African Water Resources Mobility Network (AWaRMN) MSc/MTech Scholarships 2020 for Africans

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African Water Resources Mobility Network (AWaRMN) MSc/MTech Scholarships

African Water Resources Mobility Network (AWaRMN) Master of Science/ Master of Technology (MSc/MTech) academic mobility scholarship programmes of AWaRMN application is now open. The African Water Resources Mobility Network (AWaRMN) scholarship is provided in any of the partnership higher education institution.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and outstanding candidates for full-time study in any of the MSc/MTech academic mobility scholarship programmes within the AWaRMN partnership universities.

Application Deadline

The deadline for African Water Resources Mobility Network Program application is 16th August 2020 at 11:59 PM (SAST).

Type of Mobility Scholarships

Degree-seeking Mobility (long-term study that leads to an award of a MSc/MTech degree).

Target Groups

Group 1: Students who are registered or have obtained a degree from any of the AWaRMN partner institutions: RU, UNIKIN, FUTMINNA, MU, ENSH.

Group 2: Students who are registered or have obtained a degree from any Higher Education Institution (HEI) established in an African Union Member State apart from AWaRMN partner institutions.

Coordinated by Professor Achille Mbembe, the Program includes 40 researchers and straddles the traditional divide between Francophone, Anglophone, Arabophone and Lusophone scholarly communities. It also transcends the divide between Sub-Saharan Africa and North Africa while reconnecting the African continent to the Southern Atlantic and Indian Oceanic worlds.

Partnership Universities

These are the AWaRMN partners institution:

Rhodes University, South Africa (RU)

  • MSc Water Resource Science
  • MSc Hydrology

Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria (FUTMINNA)

  • MTech Applied Hydrobiology
  • MTech Hydrogeology

Makerere University, Uganda (MU)

  • MSc Chemistry

University of Kinshasa, Congo (UNIKIN)

  • MSc Water Resources

Values/Benefits

For successful applicants, AWaRMN funding will cover the following areas:

  • Participation costs (e.g. tuition/registration fees) of students.
  • Research costs (e.g. field work, laboratory consumables).
  • Subsistence allowance: MSc/MTech: 600 Euro per month.
  • Special allowance to female students for mobility equal or more than 2 academic years, viz – MSc/MTech: 600 Euro per year.
  • Economy class roundtrip flight ticket and visa costs
  • Insurance (Health, accident and travel)
  • One-off settling-in allowance upon arrival to cover installation costs, viz – MSc/MTech: 600 Euro.

Course/Subject: Water Resources Management

Duration: 2 years ideally

The program runs from October 30, 2020 to October 30, 2022.

Requirements and Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for support from AWaRMN, applicants must:

  • be a national of an African Union member state and resident in Africa at the time of application.
  • meet both institutional and partnership requirements for admission.
  • not have benefited from any form of previous support from Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme, or Intra-ACP Mobility or Erasmus or Erasmus + programmes
  • must be prepare to move from home country to another country where AWaRM has a partner institution. This also apply to foreign applicants who resides in a country with AWaRMN institution. For such applicants, you must then consider applying to a third country. For example, you are a Ugandan, but resides in South Africa or have studied in South Africa, you can not apply to Rhodes University in South Africa or Makerere in Uganda. Scholarships are attached to mobility.
  • Scholarship are attached to mobility and therefore you can not apply to an institution in the country where you are a citizen or where you resides.
  • Applicants must also fulfill the academic eligibility criteria of the partner institution(s) of their choice. Please read the Eligibility Criteria of the Partner Institutions document. You can find it here https://www.ru.ac.za/intra-africa-awarmn/
  • If your previous degree is from a University outside of an African Union member state, you do not qualify.

Documentation Required

The following documents need to be included in your application:

  • certified copies of academic degrees and official transcripts. Due to the COVID-19 situation we will accept unofficial document detailing all your courses and grades/marks obtained, including final grade point average or marks). However, if you are selected, we will require the official transcript, without which we will be unable to make a final offer to you.
  • 2 paged CV,
  • 250 words motivation stating why you should be awarded a scholarship,
  • a formal identity document e.g. passport, national identity card, driver license or any other officially recognized form of identification indicating your nationality,
  • two reference letters (one academic and one non-academic). The academic referee must be able to attest to your academic standing. The reference letters must be submitted via the application system.

How to Apply

Read the guidelines carefully here: https://www.ru.ac.za/intra-africa-awarmn/ and complete the application form

The following documents need to be included in your application:
certified copies of academic degrees and official transcripts.
2 paged CV, 250 words motivation, formal identity documents e.g. passport, national identity card, driver license or any other officially recognized form of identification indicating your nationality,
two reference letters (one academic and one non-academic).

Remember to click on the submit button.

For enquiries: awarmnadmin@ru.ac.za

Institutional contacts:

Rhodes University – Dr Nelson Odume; n.odume@ru.ac.za

Makerere University – Prof NYAKAIRU George William; gwnyakairu@cns.mak.ac.ug

FUTMinna – Prof Francis Arimoro; f.arimoro@futminna.edu.ng

UNIKIN – Prof Raphael Tshimanga: raphael.tshimanga@unikin.ac.cd

Need More Information?

For more details, visit the African Water Resources Mobility Network (AWaRMN) MTech/MSc Scholarships website.

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