Scholarship Information & Guidelines

ABEM will train up to 22 MSc and 10 PhD graduates, and offer development opportunities to up to 9 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:

Participants Mobility types Duration
Target group 1 Students registered in or having obtained a degree from one of the six African partner institutions Master’s

Doctorate

6-24 months

6-48 months

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

Doctorate

6-24 months

6-48 months

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 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,

Master’s and doctoral students may undertake:

  • 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.

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

& Instrumentation

Medical Imaging
AAU master’s degree
CU master’s doctoral both
degree
MUST master’s both
UCT master’s doctoral both
degree
UNILAG master’s credit

Student mobility – eligibility criteria

To be eligible for a scholarship, master’s and doctoral students must comply with the following criteria:

  1. Be a national and resident in any of the eligible countries covered by the Programme (see Section 2.1)
  2. 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:
    1. one of the higher education institutions included in the partnership (Target Group 1); or
    2. a higher education institution not included in the partnership but established in an eligible country (Target Group 2)
  3. Have sufficient knowledge of the language of instruction in the host institution.
  4. 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.

Financial information

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
Staff € 1,200 ——–

 

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
Staff ——– ——– € 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.