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Press release: TRECCAfrica to reward remaining 29 scholarship positions

The call for applications for TRECCAfrica scholarships is currently open until 30 September 2013. Postgraduate students from an array of disciplines ranging from Resource Management and Climate Change to Sustainable Development and Conservation, can now apply for scholarships from the TRECCAfrica consortium to pursue postgraduate studies at prestigious universities in Africa.

TRECCAfrica, the Transdiciplinary Training on Resource Efficiency and Climate Change Adaptation in Africa is an Intra-ACP academic mobility scheme; a consortium of 6 African universities and associated networks and foundations, supported by funding from the European Commission. The programme awards scholarships to postgraduate students and staff from various African countries to study at one of the consortium partners.

There are seven full-degree Master’s positions, 15 Master’s exchange and seven PhD exchange positions available for study at the TRECCAfrica partner universities. 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.

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.

Applications can be made online at www.treccafrica.com. The number of scholarships available to applicants from each Target Group can be seen below. The deadline for all applications is 30 September 2013.