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

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).

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.

Type of mobility (scholarships)

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

  1. Group 1 : Students who are registered or have obtained a degree from any of the AWaRMN partner institutions: RU, UNIKIN, FUTMINNA, MU, ENSH.
  2. 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.

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About African Water Resources Mobility Network (AWaRMN)

The African Water Resource Mobility Network (AWARMN), which is a project of the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme, is a set up to address the water-related pressing needs on the African continent. Achieving sustainable development, and inclusive growth within Africa would largely be undermined if its water resources are not sustainably managed, utilised, protected and governed. The continent is facing multiple water-related challenges, including declining water quantity and quality, inadequate governance and institutional structures, declining monitoring networks, increasing resource us... read more


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AWaRMN MSc/MTech Fellowship Programme


Aim and Benefits of AWaRMN MSc/MTech Fellowship Programme

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

  1. Participation costs (e.g. tuition/registration fees) of students.
  2. Research costs (e.g. field work, laboratory consumables).
  3. Subsistence allowance: MSc/MTech: 600 Euro per month.
  4. Special allowance to female students for mobility equal or more than 2 academic years, viz – MSc/MTech: 600 Euro per year..
  5. Economic class roundtrip flight ticket and visa costs.
  6. Insurance (Health, accident and travel).
  7. One-off settling-in allowance upon arrival to cover installation costs, viz – PhD: 900 Euro.

AWaRMN MSc/MTech Fellowship Programme Courses


Requirements for AWaRMN MSc/MTech Fellowship Programme Qualification

General eligibilityTo be eligible for support from AWaRMN, applicants must:

  1. Be a national of an African Union member state and resident in Africa at the time of application.
  2. Meet both institutional and partnership requirements for admission.
  3. Not have benefited from any form of previous support from Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme, or Intra-ACP Mobility or Erasmus or Erasmus + programmes.
  4. 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.

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Interview date, Process and Venue for AWaRMN MSc/MTech Fellowship Programme

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


Documents Required for Application

The following documents need to be included in your application:

  1. 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. 2 paged CV ;
  3. 250 words motivation stating why you should be awarded a scholarship;
  4. A formal identity document e.g. passport, national identity card, driver license or any other officially recognized form of identification indicating your nationality;
  5. 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.

Academic eligibility

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/ or click on the following link  to get the submission form.Application process



Application Deadline

August 16, 2020


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to African Water Resources Mobility Network (AWaRMN) on ru.infoready4.com to apply

Applicants are encouraged to begin the application process early enough to avoid last minute rush.

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

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.

General enquiries: [email protected]

Institutional contacts:

  1. Rhodes University – Dr Nelson Odume; [email protected]
  2. Makerere University – Prof NYAKAIRU George William; [email protected]
  3. FUTMinna – Prof Francis Arimoro; [email protected]
  4. UNIKIN - Prof Raphael Tshimanga: [email protected]

For more details, visit CRREBaC Website



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