African Biomedical Engineering Mobility (ABEM) Scholarship for PhD, Fellowship

African Biomedical Engineering Mobility (ABEM) Scholarship for PhD, Fellowship
  •  PhD, Fellowship
  •  13-Jan-2021
  •   Africa
  • $$  Varies

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.

The African Biomedical Engineering Mobility (ABEM) project is funded by the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Commission. The scheme is modelled on Europe’s well-established and successful Erasmus-Mundus programme. As part of the Roadmap 2014-2017 of the Joint Africa-EU Strategy, the Intra-Africa Mobility Scheme underlines the contribution of higher education towards economic and social development and the potential of academic mobility to improve the quality of higher education.

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.

Applications may be made in the following categories:

Master’s credit-seeking mobility (courses & short research visits):
Host universities: Addis Ababa University and Kenyatta University
Home universities: universities in any African country excluding Ethiopia

PhD credit-seeking mobility (courses & short research visits):
Host universities: Addis Ababa University, Kenyatta University and Cairo University
Home universities: universities in any African country excluding Ethiopia

Staff (academic, research, administrative) visits:
Host universities: any of the partner universities
Home universities: any of the partner universities

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

Offered Benefits

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.)

Application Process

Information on credit recognition for credit-seeking applicants and on data protection may be found in the Application Guidelines.

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