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Year Three Application: Credit Seeking Mobilities (closed)

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The EU under its Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme, has provided funding to support training of graduate students in African universities from 1st November 2017 until 31 st October 2022. In this mobility programme five African partner institutions and one EU Technical partner will train professionals to achieve sustainable fisheries management and aquaculture resources that shall lead to increased fish production and enhanced food and nutritional security, and hence, improved livelihood and household revenue seeking.

The programme will train 24 masters (6 credit seeking and 18 degree-seeking) and 12 Doctorates (4 credit seeking and 8 degree seeking) in Fisheries Management, Aquaculture, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Ichthyology, Zoology and Biology. Degree seeking mobility will be for the duration of the programme and the student will be registered and complete the programme at the host institution. Credit seeking mobility students will undertake two semester courses or research component at another university within a duration of not more than 10 months. COTRA therefore, calls for application from suitable PhD and Msc Credit Seeking candidates to apply for the available positions indicated in Tables 1 below before 2 nd February 2021 (Midnight East African time).

All interested candidates should download the application form, fill it and submit either through email or postal services. In order to facilitate and fasten the mobility process, each applicant is advised to apply to the hosting university for admission. The admission criteria for each university can be found from their respective websites. The applications for scholarship should be submitted to the COUNTRY coordinator (found here: with a copy to Scholarship application form is available on the programme website (

Any applicant who has previously benefitted from an EU funded mobility program (Intra-ACP and Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme) and those who obtained their previous entry degrees from Europe does not qualify. Females and candidates with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.

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Information on the host institutions, admission criteria and application forms are available below: