PhD Mobility | Masters Full-Degree | Masters Mobility

Applications open: 11 February 2016 | Close: 26 March 2016



TRECCAfrica addresses one of the world’s greatest environmental challenges: food security in the face of climate change, resource depletion and loss of forests, wildlife and environmental services.

Applications from African citizens (including Diaspora) are now invited for the following categories:

  • Full degree Master’s degree scholarships;
  • Short term (Mobility) Masters scholarships (for applicants currently enrolled in a Masters programme in their home university);
  • Short term (Mobility) Doctoral scholarships (for applicants currently enrolled in a doctoral programme in their home university)

Globally, the challenges of food insecurity within the context of climate change are inhibiting economic growth and human wellbeing. The food system is also changing as a result of complex and dynamic interactions of a range of socio-economic and environmental factors, including among others, urbanisation, concentration of production, vertical integration, deregulation and economic liberalisation. As demand for food is expected to double in the next 25‐50 years, food systems will be forced to adapt to mounting challenges that current research and global institutions, especially those in Africa are only starting to grasp.

TRECCAfrica intends to promote this adaptation by involving and educating young Africans proactively in the process of developing, understanding and scaling new approaches through ‘transdisciplinary’ research. The project has to date awarded over 100 Masters and Doctoral scholarships and exchange opportunities to some of Africa’s brightest young minds. A further 80 student and staff opportunities will be awarded during the remainder of the programme.

Ultimately TRECCAfrica’s impact will be transformation in our societies through social and institutional innovation that stems from the application of problem-solving knowledge generation and insight.


Successful candidates will enrol in a selection of programmes at one the TRECCAfrica partner universities. Students from partner universities (Target Group 1 applicants) as well as from any other African universities (Target Group 2 applicants) are invited to apply. The partner universities are:

  • University of Botswana,
  • University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania),
  • University of Ghana,
  • University of Nairobi (Kenya),
  • University of Nigeria Nsukka,
  • Mekelle University (Ethiopia) and
  • Stellenbosch University (South Africa).


Scholarships cover visa and airfare costs, registration and tuition, comprehensive insurance and a monthly stipend of €600 for Master’s students, €900 for doctoral students.


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