Scholarship guidelines

Based on the programme costs indicated under academic courses and the total number of 20 available scholarships, a scholarship committee reviews received applications for full or partial scholarships from eligible applicants (those from African LDCs/LICs and female students from African Lower Middle Income countries (LMICs) and these form the basis of a scholarship meeting. Given limited scholarships, applicants are encouraged at the scholarship application stage to identify components (tuition, travel, accommodation) they can fund using other sources.

The scholarship committee is guided by the scholarship policy for both Advanced and Prerequisite courses, which stipulates the awards as follows;

 

  1. Scholarship for Advanced Courses

 

  • Applicants under consideration must have been admitted into the respective trapca’s academic programme.
  • In order to facilitate country representation by participants from all eligible target LDC/LIC African beneficiary countries including the underrepresented target beneficiary African countries, two scholarships per country (If the number of countries are ten or less.) should be awarded to applicants. To fill the two slots the following guidelines are utilised;
    1. The first slot is granted to qualifying eligible female African LDC/LIC applicants from relevant sectors ranked in terms of performance in previous courses;
    2. Qualifying and eligible male or female African LDC/LIC applicants from relevant sectors ranked in terms of performance in previous courses.
  • Remaining slots are distributed as follows;
    1. Qualifying female applicants from African LMICs from relevant sectors, one per country, ranked in terms of performance in previous courses.
    2. Qualifying and eligible male or female African LDC/LIC applicants from relevant sectors ranked in terms of performance in previous courses.
  • In case of a tie among eligible applicants, whether in the category of qualifying female African LDC/LICs applicants; or qualifying male LDC/LIC applicants; or indeed qualifying female applicants from Africa LMICs, the committee’s recommendation shall be guided by the following filter: academic performance in previous courses with preference given to the best performer of a relevant category where a tie has occurred;
  • Where applicable, qualifying and eligible applicants with a potential to graduate with an award, can be given priority to a slot in a given academic year.
  • In circumstances where admitted students from a beneficiary country cannot avail themselves to take advantage of the admission and the scholarship granted, the scholarship will be reallocated in line with points 2 to 4 above.
  • Duration of courses and willingness of potential awardees to complete courses offered in a given quarter
  • Consideration of students who may have failed courses while under a previous scholarship and subsequently improved their performance.
  1. Scholarship for Prerequisite Courses

All admitted applicants to the online prerequisite course are awarded a tuition scholarship with priority given to qualifying applicants from African LDCs/LICs and female applicants from African Lower Middle Income Countries.

After the admission, the committee convenes and makes recommendations to the Executive and Academic Directors for scholarship awards for either a grant of full or partial scholarship.

UN LIST of African LDCs

S/N Details
1 Angola (1994)
2 Benin (1971)
3 Burkina Faso (1971)
4 Burundi (1971)
5 Central African Republic (1975)
6 Chad (1971)
7 Comoros (1977)
8 Dem. Rep Of The Congo (1991)
9 Djibouti (1982)
10 Equatorial Guinea2 (1982)
11 Eritrea (1994)
12 Ethiopia (1971)
13 Gambia (1975)
14 Guinea (1971)
15 Guinea-Bissau (1981)
16 Lesotho (1971)
17 Liberia (1990)
18 Madagascar (1991)
19 Malawi (1971)
20 Mali (1971)
21 Mauritania (1986)
22 Mozambique (1988)
23 Niger (1971)
24 Rwanda (1971)
25 Sao Tome and Principe (1982)
26 Senegal (2000)
27 Sierra Leone (1982)
28 Somalia (1971)
29 South Sudan (2012)
30 Sudan (1971)
31 Togo (1982)
32 Uganda (1971)
33 United Rep. Of Tanzania (1971)
34 Zambia (1991)