MSc/MTech Fellowship Programme of the African Academic Mobility Network (AWaRMN)

Call for Applications opened up to august, 16th 2020
8 July 2021 by
MSc/MTech Fellowship Programme of the African Academic Mobility Network (AWaRMN)
Christian SONDI
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    The Congo Basin Water Resources Research Center (CRREBaC) of the University of Kinshasa (UNIKIN) is pleased to announce the call for applications for the MSc/MTech Fellowship Programme of the African Academic Mobility Network (AWaRMN).

    Internal Submission Deadline:
    Vendredi, le 16 juillet 2021
    Administrator(s) :
    Administrateur de AWaRMN
    Category :
    Scholarship Mobility Programme
    Award Cycle:
    Discipline/Subject Area:
    Water Resources Management
    Reference Letters Required per Applicant:
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    Dates in this platform follow the US format (Month/Day/Year)
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    Scolarship :
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    Applications are invited from suitably qualified and outstanding candidates for full-time study in any of the Master of Science/ Master of Technology (MSc/MTech) academic mobility scholarship programmes of AWaRMN in any of the Higher Education Institutions within the partnership.

    These are:

    Rhodes University, South Africa (RU)

    • MSc Water Resources
    • MSc Hydrology

    Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria (FUTMINNA)

    • MTech Applied Hydrobiology
    • MTech Hydrogeology

    Makerere University, Uganda (MU)

    • MSc Chemestry

    University of Kinshasa, Democratic Republique of Congo (UNIKIN)

    • MSc Water Resources

    La date limite du dépôt des candidatures est fixée au 16 juillet 2021 à 23h59 (SAST). Les candidat(e)s sont encouragé(e)s à entamer la procédure de candidature suffisamment tôt pour éviter les précipitations de dernière minute.

    Applicants will be informed about the outcome of the competitive selection process by email by 21 September 2020.

    Due to the COVID-19 situation, successful candidates will be expected to resume their study for the 2021 academic session on a rolling basis depending on the institutional circumstances.

    Applications with incomplete or incorrect information will not be considered.

    Female applicants, people with disability or people from socio-economically disadvantaged background are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Applications via email will be deemed ineligible and will NOT be considered.

    Type of mobility (scholarships)

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

    Groupes cibles

    • 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.
    Value of Scholarship

    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..
    • Economic class roundtrip flight ticket and visa costs.
    • Insurance (Health, accident and travel).
    • One-off settling-in allowance upon arrival to cover installation costs, viz – PhD: 900 Euro.
    Eligibility Criteria

    Éligibilité générale

    Pour être éligible à la Bourse AWaRMN MSc/MTech, les candidat(e)s doivent :

    • être ressortissant(e) d’un Etat membre de l’Union Africaine et résider en Afrique au moment de la demande.
    • remplir les conditions d’admission, tant au niveau institutionnel qu’au niveau du partenariat.
    • ne pas avoir bénéficié d’une forme quelconque de soutien antérieur du programme de mobilité académique intra-africaine, ou des programmes de mobilité intra-ACP, Erasmus ou Erasmus +.
    • 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. If your previous degree is from a University outside of an African Union member state, you do not qualify.

    Éligibilité académique

    Les candidat(e)s doivent également remplir les critères d’éligibilité académique de l’établissement ou des établissements partenaires de leur choix. Veuillez lire le document « Critères d’éligibilité des institutions partenaires » disponibles ici ou en cliquant sur le lien de the submission form.

    Application process
    1. Read the guidelines carefully here: and complete the application form.
    2. 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.
    3. When finished to feel the  submission formRemember to click on the submit button..

    General enquiries:

    Institutional contacts :

    Competition Files:

    Click here to apply :

    Rhodes University staff and current students must please login as a Rhodes University User, with their Rhodes username and password.

    All other users will need to register (first time log in) and log in as Other Users

    Cliquez ici pour voir l’appel à candidature et s’enregistrer alternatively visite the AWARMN website here for additional details and the apply.


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