The Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme invites applications for the AMAS-Academic Mobility for African Sustainable Development Scheme 2018.

The Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme supports higher education cooperation between countries in Africa. The scheme aims to promote sustainable development and ultimately contribute to poverty reduction by increasing the availability of trained and qualified highlevel professional manpower in Africa.

The programme’s objective is to improve the skills and competencies of students and staff through enhanced mobility between African countries. Strengthening cooperation between Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Africa will increase access to quality education and will encourage and enable African students to undertake postgraduate studies in the African continent. Furthermore, mobility of staff (academic and administrative) will enhance the international cooperation capacity of HEIs in Africa. More precisely, the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme aims to: ¨ Contribute to the improvement of the quality of higher education through the promotion of internationalisation and harmonisation of programmes and curricula within participating institutions. ¨
Participating universities:
1. Moi University (MU), Kenya
2. Université Mohammed V de Rabat (UM5R), Morocco
3. Addis Ababa University (AAU), Ethiopia
4. Université d’Abomey-Calavi (UAC), Benin
5. Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (UEM), Mozambique

Worth of Award
Master Students- maximum of 25,000 € to cover subsistence, insurance, travel, visa, tuition/participation and research costs PhD Candidates- maximum of 71,700 € to cover subsistence, insurance, travel, visa, tuition/participation and research costs

Eligibility

  • Master and PhD student registered in one of the 5 African Partner Universities (PU), OR;
  • Master and PhD student registered in any recognizable university, outside the 5 Partner Universities
  • Master Students- undertake a minimum of 6months studies (credit seeking) or 24 months (degree-seeking) in any of the 4 Partner Universities outside their home university
  • PhD Students- undertake a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 48 months studies. Apply for any duration within the 6 – 48 months mostly to seek credits and engage in research, but not apply for a full PhD engagement in any of the 4 Partner Universities outside their home/registered university
  • For both Master and PhD, willingness to study the prescribed CFS and SBP Courses listed on Doc T1-Table of Mobility Courses offered at the recipient Partner University
  • Both females and males are given equal eligibility statuses
  • Applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds and populations are encouraged to apply

How to Apply

  • Both Master and Doctorate applicants should submit;
  1. Certified academic certificates and transcripts
  2. Certified proof of registration/admission at a University in Africa
  3. Proof of nationality iv. Completed application form Doc AF1- Application Form
  4. Letter of reference from two academic referees
  5. Two passport size photographs
  • The complete application dossier should be submitted as indicated on Doc ADP1- Application Details & Procedures
  • Applications are called on Monday 11th June 2018 and closed on Wednesday 25th July 2018 at midnight (45 days)
  • Both successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified in August 2018

Deadline: applications close Wednesday 25th July 2018 at midnight (45 days)

Click here for more details and to apply

 

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