Collaborative training in fisheries and aquaculture in East, Central and Southern Africa (COTRA)


SCHOLARSHIPS FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDIES IN AN AFRICAN COUNTRY

Collaborative Training in Fisheries and Aquaculture in East, Central and Southern Africa (COTRA) calls for applicants to study MSc. and PhD at Rhodes University (Republic of South Africa), Makerere University (Uganda) and Mzuzu University (Malawi). Available scholarships are for:

Doctor of Philosophy
  1. Doctor of Philosophy in Fisheries Science (1 Female student) to Rhodes University (Full-time 48 months degree seeking programme)
  2. Doctor of Philosophy in Fisheries Science (1 Female student) to Rhodes university (Part-time 10 months credit seeking programme)
Master of Science
  1. Masters of Science in Zoology, Fisheries and Aquaculture Option (1 Male and 2 Female students) to Makerere University (Full-time 24 months degree seeking programme)
  2. Master of Science in Fisheries and Aquatic Science (1 Female student) to Mzuzu University (Full-time 24 months degree seeking programme)
  3. Masters of Science in Fisheries Science or Masters of Science in Ichthyology (1 Male student) to Rhodes University (Part-time 10 months credit seeking programme)

The EU under Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme, has provided funding to support an academic partnership under COTRA Project. The project will train professionals to achieve sustainable management of fisheries and aquaculture resources leading to increased fish production and enhanced food and nutritional security, and hence, improved livelihood and household revenue. The project is expected to contribute to;

  • Improved skills and competences of academic staff in research, training and supervision,
  • Enhanced quality of graduate training that will lead to innovative and fit-for-purpose professionals in fisheries and aquaculture,
  • Improved skills and competences of administrative staff in implementing international mobility.


Visit COTRA website for more information and dates