How to Apply for African Water Resources Mobility Network Programme 2021

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African Water Resources Mobility Network Programme (AWaRMN) is a project of the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme which was set up to address  water-related pressing needs on the African continent.

The programme was designed for outstanding African Students with keen interest in Water Resources Management. The Students so chosen will be trained in AWaRMN partner’s institutions

Objectives of African Water Resources Mobility Network Programme includes:

  • Contributing to innovation and water technologies that advance social-economic development of Africa
  • Addressing the professional career development and employability of graduates by creating a direct interface between AWARMN and industry partners.
  • Designing and implementing research programmes based on collaboration and cooperation during, and beyond, the AWARMN funding.
  • Building and sustaining teaching and research capabilities among partner institution
  • Facilitating student and staff mobility to promote multiculturalism and internationalization among African institutions of higher learning.

How to Apply for African Water Resources Mobility Network Programme 2021

Available Programmes and Partner institution

Rhodes University, South Africa (RU)

  • MSc Water Resource Science
  • MSc Hydrology

Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria (FUTMINNA)

  • MTech Applied Hydrobiology
  • MTech Hydrogeology

Makerere University, Uganda (MU)

  • MSc Chemistry

University of Kinshasa, Congo (UNIKIN)

  • MSc Water Resources


  • be a national of an African Union member state and resident in Africa at the time of application.
  • meet both institutional and partnership requirements for admission.
  • not have benefited from any form of previous support from Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme, or Intra-ACP
  • Mobility or Erasmus or Erasmus + programmes
  • 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.

Note: If your previous degree is from a University outside of an African Union member state, you do not qualify.

Target Group

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.

Application process

  • Read the guidelines carefully and complete the application form.

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.
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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.
  • Economy class roundtrip flight ticket and visa costs
  • Insurance (Health, accident and travel)
  • One-off settling-in allowance upon arrival to cover installation costs, viz – MSc/MTech: 600 Euro

Partner Institutional Contact

  • Rhodes University – Dr Nelson Odume;
  • Makerere University – Prof NYAKAIRU George William;
  • FUTMinna – Prof Francis Arimoro;
  • UNIKIN – Prof Raphael Tshimanga:

Deadline: August 16, 2020

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