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Programme for Health Professional Training

P4HPT (Programme for Health Professional Training) is an African Mobility Scheme funded by the EACEA (the EU's Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency), under the umbrella of Intra-ACP mobility (i.e. countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific). The P4HPT represents a consortium of eleven African higher education institutions (HEIs):

1.   University of Ghana (coordinating consortium partner)

2.   Makerere University, Uganda

3.   Uganda Martyrs University

4.   Stellenbosch University (SU), South Africa

5.   University of Nairobi, Kenya

6.   Moi University, Kenya

7.   Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique

8.   University of Burundi

9.   University of Juba, South Sudan

10. University of Lesotho

11. Catholic University of Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo

The programme is designed to promote student exchange – primarily between P4HPT partners (Target Group 1), although it provides for academic mobility for applicants from outside the consortium (Target Group 2), too.

 

  • Target group 1 (TG1)

Persons in this target group are nationals or residents of one of the partner countries above, and registered at or admitted to one of the HEIs above or have obtained a degree from one of them. Mobility flows, therefore, inside the consortium, from one P4HPT HEI towards another P4HPT HEI in another partner country.

TG 1 applicants, therefore, must be nationals or residents in one of the countries listed above (i.e. Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, South Africa, South Sudan or Uganda) and be registered at or admitted to any one of the eleven P4HPT HEIs listed above or have obtained a degree from them.

  • Target Group 2 (TG2)

Persons in this target group must be nationals or residents of one of the partner countries above, and either (1) be registered at or admitted to an HEI which is situated in one of the partner countries but which is not one of the eleven P4HPT partners or (2) have obtained an HEI or equivalent degree from an institution in a country listed below. Mobility, therefore, flows from outside the consortium towards a P4HPT HEI.

TG2 applicants must be nationals or residents of one of the following countries:

South
Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe
WestBenin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
CentralCameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Republic of the Congo, São Tomé and Principe
EastComoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania

 

To be eligible for the scholarship, master's and doctoral students must:

  1. be a national or resident of any of the P4HPT partner countries;
  2. for TG 1 applications – registered at or admitted to one of the eleven HEIs that are P4HPT partners at the time of application for the scholarship;
  3. for TG 2 applications – registered at or admitted to an HEI in one of the countries included in the Intra-ACP call;
    have sufficient knowledge of the language in which courses are offered at the host HEI.

The scholarship covers travel fare (one return flight ticket), tuition, insurance and living expenses (limited to 24 months for a master's degree; 48 months for a doctorate). Additional funding is available for miscellaneous expenses such as stationery, textbooks, et cetera. However, the P4HPT does not cover research related expenses.

There are a fixed number of TG 1 and TG 2 scholarships available, and mobility targets have been set for each P4HPT HEI. Therefore, scholarships are awarded based on merit as primary criterion, but the mobility flow available also plays a role. For example, if the target for scholarships awarded to students from Ghana has been reached, but the target for Mozambique has not been reached, applicants from Mozambique will be prioritised over those from Ghana.

For further queries, please visit the P4HPT website (http://www.ug.edu.gh/p4hpt/content/welcome-p4hpt); or contact Ms Abena Engmann (aengmann@staff.ug.edu.gh) at the University of Ghana or Prof Andrew Whitelaw (awhitelaw@sun.ac.za), who is the coordinator for SU.