ABEM Postgraduate Scholarships for African Women 2020/2021

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Introduction

The African Biomedical Engineering Mobility (ABEM) Postgraduate Scholarships for African Women 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.

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Benefits

The Postgraduate Scholarships for African Women 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.

Duration of Award: 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.
  • Academic and administrative staff mobility: Staff may undertake mobility visits for 1-6 months, at any of the African partner institutions.

Eligibility

Eligibility: Open for African women.

Student mobility – eligibility criteria

To be eligible for Postgraduate Scholarships for African Women, 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
  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.

Eligible Countries: African countries under this program

To be Taken at (Country): Women are eligible to apply in the following categories.

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

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

Others

Interested applicants should go through the Application requirements and Guidelines before applying for the Postgraduate Scholarships for African Women.

It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

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