Application Deadline:  23rd June, 2024 EAT 

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.

scholarship Period

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

  • For PhD students, the maximum duration of a scholarship is 36 months.
  • For MSc students, the maximum duration of a scholarship is 24 months.

Eligibility criteria

  • 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 where applicable
  • 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

Funding

  • 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.
  1. PhD students will receive a monthly stipend of 1230 Euros. This also includes (1) travel cost to and from the host institution, (2) Visa costs, and (3) settling allowance.
  2. MSc students will receive a monthly stipend of 890 Euros. This also includes (1) travel cost to and from the host institution, (2) Visa costs, and (3) settling allowance.

Language of instruction

  1. The language of instruction varies with the project hosting institution/country i.e.,
    English for Moi University, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Addis Ababa University
    and Sokoine University of Agriculture.
  2. French for Institut Facultaire Des Sciences Agronomiques De Yangambi (IFA-Yangambi) University

How to apply for the scholarship

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.

Application deadline

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]

For More Information:

scholarship-call/” data-type=”link” data-id=”https://interactafrica.mu.ac.ke/scholarship-call/”>Visit the Official Webpage of the INTERACT-Africa PhD and MSc scholarship





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