Call for Applications: Africa Regional International Staff/Students Exchange II (ARISE II) Programme

Starting December 19, 2017 - Ending December 19, 2018

The Office of Research, Innovation and Development (ORID) announces the call for applications for Full-time/Exchange PhD and Master’s Scholarships and Staff Exchange Mobilities under the Africa Regional International Staff/Student Exchange (ARISE) programme.

The ARISE programme is funded by the European Union under the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme. The programme provides scholarships for masters and doctoral studies and staff mobility fellowships for short research and administrative visits in any of the partner institutions, namely: University of Cape Town, (South Africa), Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia), Makerere University (Uganda), and the University of Ghana (Ghana).


1.    Applicants are eligible to apply to any of the partner universities except that of their home country.

2.    Applicants must not be past or current beneficiaries of any of the Intra ACP or Intra Africa Scholarships


The scholarship is tenable in any of the partner universities and covers:

1.    Round-trip flight ticket and visa costs;

2.    Direct participation costs (such as tuition fees, registration fees and service fees, where applicable);

3.    Comprehensive Travel Insurance (Health, Accident and Travel)

4.    A monthly subsistence allowance for the mobility period as follows:

 Masters:             €600

  Doctorates:        €900

  Staff:                 €1200

5.    A one-time settling-in allowance (not applicable to staff)

6.    Research costs


Interested applicants should apply online at:


The deadline for this call is 12th January, 2018 at 12 midnight. Prospective applicants may visit the ARISE website at for further details.

Enquiries on this opportunity may be forwarded by email to or telephone on +233 303 930436/0302213820 IP ext.: 1025/4811




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