Scholarship Information & Guidelines
ABEM will train up to 32 MSc and 10 PhD graduates, and offer development opportunities to up to 10 staff members.
Mobility must be to an institution in an eligible country other than the home country / country of the home institution.
Target groups and types of mobility
There are two target groups and three different types of individual mobility:
|Target group 1||Students registered in or having obtained a degree from one of the six African partner institutions||Master’s
|Staff working in or associated with one of six African partner institutions||Visits for teaching and/or research, or for engagement on administration and management||1 – 6 months|
|Target group 2||Students registered in or having obtained a degree from a higher education institution not included in the partnership but established in an eligible country (see below)||Master’s
The eligible countries are presented in the table below:
|Regions of Africa||Countries|
|Central||Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Congo (DRC), Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and São Tomé and Principe|
|Eastern||Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania|
|Northern||Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Morocco|
|Southern||Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe|
|Western||Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea- Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo|
Master’s and doctoral students may undertake:
- Credit-seeking mobility of 6 to 12 months at a partner institution, leading to academic recognition of the study period towards a degree programme at the home institution,
- Degree-seeking mobility to complete a full degree at a partner institution.The project aims for 50% of students and at least 30% of staff who participate in mobility visits to be women.
PLEASE NOTE: PhD degree-seeking mobility was only available during the first round of applications, which has closed
Student mobility – Areas of study
The hosting partner institutions offer specialisations in the following areas for master’s and doctoral study:
|Level of incoming mobility||Degree- or credit-seeking mobility||Biomechanics & Rehabilitation Engineering||eHealth||Health Informatics||Medical Devices
Student mobility – eligibility criteria
To be eligible for a scholarship, master’s and doctoral students must comply with the following criteria:
- Be a national and resident in any of the eligible countries covered by the Programme (see Section 2.1)
- At the time of the application for a scholarship, be registered/admitted in their final year or have obtained their most recent degree (or equivalent) from:
- one of the higher education institutions included in the partnership (Target Group 1); or
- a higher education institution not included in the partnership but established in an eligible country (Target Group 2)
- Have sufficient knowledge of the language of instruction in the host institution.
- Meet the specific requirements of the host institution.
Students can only benefit from one scholarship under the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme.
Students having benefited from scholarship(s) under the previous Intra-ACP Academic Mobility Scheme cannot receive scholarships under the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme.
Academic and administrative staff mobility
Staff may undertake mobility visits for 1-6 months, at any of the African partner institutions.
- Areas of activity
Staff mobility should contribute to strengthening the academic, management and co-operation capacity of partner institutions, through participation in research projects, teaching, production of new teaching material, development of teaching methods, harmonisation of curricula, development of joint curricula, development of administrative tools and sharing of management approaches. The mobility is also expected to be an integral part of the institutional staff development plan and recognised as such upon return of the staff member.
- Eligibility criteria
In order to be eligible for a scholarship, staff must comply with ALL the following criteria:
- Be a national and resident in any of the eligible countries (see Section 2.1)
- Work in or be associated with a partner higher education institution.
The scholarship will cover:
- roundtrip flight ticket and visa costs;
- participation costs such as tuition fees, registration fees and service fees where applicable
- insurance (health, accident, travel);
- a settling-in allowance;
- a monthly subsistence allowance;
- a contribution towards the research costs associated with student mobility of 10 months or longer.
|Allowances paid to the scholarship holder|
|Mobility type||Monthly allowance||Once-off settling-in allowance|
|Master’s||€ 600||€ 600|
|Doctoral||€ 900||€ 900|
|Funds managed by the partnership|
|Mobility type||Participation costs per academic year for mobility equal to or longer than 10 months||Research costs per academic year for mobility equal to or longer than 10 months||Insurance (maximum per month)|
|Master’s||€ 3,500||€ 600||€ 75|
|Doctoral||€ 4,000||€ 2,000||€ 75|
Female master’s and doctoral scholarship holders will receive an additional allowance corresponding to one month’s subsistence per academic year, for mobility equal to or longer than 2 academic years. (For example: A female student pursuing a 2-year course will be paid the settling-in allowance and 26 monthly allowance instalments.)
Information on credit recognition for credit-seeking applicants and on data protection may be found in the Application Guidelines.