Scholarship Particulars

The TreccAfrica individual  scholarships will cover:

  • One roundtrip flight ticket and visa costs for all scholarship holders
  • A monthly subsistence allowance payable on a regular basis during the mobility period

    Acommodation expenses to be covered by the scholarship recipient and can be done from the monthly subsistence allowance.

  • Participation Costs which may include tuition fees, registration fees and service fees 
  • Comprehensive Insurance Coverage ( Health, Accident and Travel)

The TRECCAfrica Scholarship allows candidates from two target groups to participate in the mobility scheme and makes provision for three types of individual mobility for staff and postgraduate (Master’s and Doctoral  ) students.


The types of mobility covered include:

  • full- degree studies for Masters and Doctoral students;
  • shorter-term exchanges for Masters and Doctoral students; and
  •  staff exchanges for up to one month. 

For details on the mobility distribution on offer for target groups 1 and 2, consult the downloadable document.

Mobility flows and study fields.

The TRECCAfrica scholarship provides for the mobility of postgraduate students and staff between Higher Education Institutions comprising the TreccAfrica consortium (target group 1) as well as mobility opportunities for candidates from one of the other countries identified as target group 2.

The mobility activities are aimed at providing favourable conditions for staff and student mobility by means of quality support measures for students and staff to undertake study, research and training periods at one of the partner HEIs.


Eligibility Criteria for Student Mobility

To be eligible for the Scholarship, masters and doctoral students must:

  1. Must be a national and/ or resident of any of the eligible countries
  2. Target group 1 students must be registered or admitted to one of the Higher Education Institutions comprising the consortium at the time of application for the scholarship.  Eligible students must therefore be registered/ admitted at the University of Ghana, Mekelle University, the University of Dar es Salaam, the University of Nairobi, Stellenbosch University and the University of Nigeria (Nsukka).
  3. Target group 2 students must be registered or admitted at a Higher Education Institution in one of the eligible countries identified in the Intra-ACP call.
  4. Students are also required to have sufficient knowledge of the language in which courses are offered at the host HEI.



Eligibility Criteria for Staff Mobility

For staff to be eligible for TreccAfrica scholarships, they need to comply with the following criteria:

  1. Be a national or resident of the countries covered by the scholarship
  2. Work at or be associated with a Higher Education Institution
  3. The assignment of mobility of a staff member must be based on the agreement between partner institutions.
  4. There must be an agreement between the home and host HEI regarding the modules to be taught by the visiting lecturer, the type of research to be conducted, the type of training to be followed or the administrative tasks to be undertaken.
  5. Staff mobility may take the form of a direct post-to-post exchange or a one way flow of mobility to or from an eligible country.

The TreccAfrica scholarship makes provision for individual mobility flows from two target groups (Target Group 1 and Target Group 2) and three different types of individual mobility for staff and students.  The types of mobility covered includes full- degree studies for Masters and Doctoral students; exchanges for masters and doctoral students; and staff exchanges for up to one month.


Target Group 1

refers to nationals and/or residents registered at one of the institutions comprising the TreccAfrica consortium.  Target Group 1 therefore comprises staff and students registered at or employed by the University of Ghana (Ghana), University of Nairobi (Kenya), Mekelle University (Ethiopia), University of Nigeria Nsukka (Nigeria), University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and Stellenbosch University (South Africa), University of Botswana.


Target Group 2

refers to nationals and/ or residents of other African countries not represented by the TreccAfrica consortium or who have received a Higher Education Degree or equivalent in one of these countries.    Target Group 2 students may therefore be employed in the public service or at public and private enterprises.