The University Science Humanities & Engineering Partnerships in Africa (USHEPiA), is a partnership of South and East African Universities (including UCT). It was established in 1996 to build institutional and human capacity in the participating institutions. USHEPiA offers post-graduate scholarships to staff members of the partner universities. The programme takes on a split-site structure, incorporating both home and away supervisors for each student. The current partners are the University of Cape Town, the University of Dar es Salaam, the University of Ghana, Makerere University, the University of Nairobi and the University of Rwanda.
By the end of 2018 – with 2 fellows on board – USHEPiA has awarded 83 Full Degree Fellowships awarded which has resulted in 62 Degrees being conferred.

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