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INTERACT Africa Scholarship Program 2024 | Fully Funded

The European and African Unions are sponsoring interested students for  the fully funded INTERACT Africa Scholarship.

The INTERACT Africa Scholarship is a fully funded study opportunity that covers the entire costs of your tuition, travel to and from the host country, visa, and a monthly stipend of 1230 Euros.

In this post, we will highlight the details, eligibility requirements, benefits, and stepwise application process for interested candidates.

INTERACT Africa Scholarship Summary

INTERACT Africa Scholarship Details:

The INTERACT Africa Scholarship aims to deal with Mobility in Innovative Green Technologies for Climate Change Mitigation and Sustainable Bioeconomy.

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:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
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Eligibility Requirements for INTERACT Africa Scholarship 2024

To be considered for the INTERACT Africa Scholarship 2024, you must:

  • Meet minimum requirement for admission into Masters and PhD programmes as stipulated by the host University’s Senate/regulating body.
  • Provide proof that the candidate is a national of and residence of an eligible country.
  • 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).
  • Secure admission as confirmed by an admission letter from the host university.
  • 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.
  • Commit not to benefit from another EU-funded scholarship scheme to implement the same activity during their Intra-Africa mobility period.

Benefits of INTERACT Africa Scholarship 2024

  • 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.
  • This also includes travel costs to and from the host institution, Visa costs, and settling allowance.
  • For PhD students, the maximum duration of a scholarship is 36 months.
  • For MSc students, the maximum duration of a scholarship is 24 months.

Required Documents for INTERACT Africa Scholarship 2024

To apply, candidates must be ready to submit the following documents;

  • Application Form
  • Proof of African origin and residency
  • A research concept paper in the intended area of study (1 page, Times New Roman, single spacing).
  • Motivation letter reflecting innovative technologies in climate change and mitigation.
  • Recommendation letters and/ reference letters (two). One from an academic advisor or professor/lecturer.

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How to Apply for INTERACT Africa Scholarship 2024 (Step by Step)

To apply for the INTERACT Africa Scholarship, all interested candidates should follow the steps outlined below;

  • Click on the button below to navigate the project’s website
  • Apply for admission to an MSc/PhD program at any of the partner universities
  • Fill the online scholarship application form using the link
  • 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.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • The programmes are scheduled to start in August/September/October 2024.

Deadline: June 23, 2024

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