Application Deadline: April 30th 2019
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 high-level professional manpower in Africa.
The programme’s objective is to improve the skills and competences 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.
Applicants for all types of scholarships must:
- Be nationals and residents in any of the eligible African countries.
- Have sufficient knowledge of the language of instruction of courses in the host country.
- Fulfill the criteria of one of the target groups below:
Students having previously benefitted from a scholarship under the
Intra-ACP or the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Schemes are NOT
Target Group 1 (TG1)
- For Master and PhD credit-seeking mobility applicants: Students
must be registered in one of the five partner universities: Université
de Tlemcen (Algeria), University of Cape Coast (Ghana), Kenyatta
University (Kenya), University of Ibadan (Nigeria), and University of
KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa).
- For staff: Staff must be working in one of the five partner
Target Group 2 (TG2)
- For credit-seeking mobility applicants: Students must be registered in any African Higher Education Institution.
The Scholarship covers:
? Monthly subsistence allowance for the entire mobility period
? Extra allowance per academic year to female students (for mobility equal to or
longer than two academic years)
? Settling in allowance (for students only)
? Roundtrip flight ticket and visa costs – for mobility equal to or longer than two academic
years, two roundtrip tickets will be provided (arranged by the coordinating
institution on behalf of students)
? Comprehensive insurance (Health, Accident and Travel) (arranged by the coordinating
institution on behalf of students)
? Participation costs such as tuition fees, registration fees and service fees where
applicable (paid directly to the hosting institutions)
? Research costs for students on mobility for 10 months or more (based on actual research
needs and dependent on a request submitted by the students).
- Statement of the Home Institution (partner) with a brief description of the applicant’s main activity (Mandatory for Academic and Administrative Staff)This
document must be dated, signed and stamped by the institution,
otherwise it will not be considered valid and the application will be
immediately excluded. The declaration should be written in the language
of the host University or, in case of choosing several host
Universities, in English, by the responsible person for the applicants’
activities/project at the home institution.
- Statement of support from the University of origin (Mandatory
for Target Group 1, TG1)- This document must be issued by a professor
or by the respective academic department of the applicant. It must be
dated, signed and stamped by the home institution, otherwise it will not
be considered valid and the application will be immediately excluded.
This document is mandatory for all exchange applicants (non-degree
seeking mobility) and staff members. Other applicants are advised to
include this statement of support but such document is not mandatory.
- Statement issued by the home institution confirming the applicant’s enrollment in the degree course (mandatory for Master mobility and PhD mobility).
- Certificate of language skills (mandatory for all types of scholarships)-
This document must be dated, signed and stamped by the issuing
institution. If the host institution you’re applying to demands the
presentation of a language certificate (eg. French or English), the
document is mandatory. If this document is not uploaded, the application
will be immediately excluded from the project without possibility of
appeal. In other cases when institutions do not require it, it is
optional ( So as to know whether the certificate is mandatory, please
check the academic offer in the “Courses” section in the website).
- Declaration of Honour from the applicant – This document must be dated and signed (mandatory for all types of mobility and the document is available in the application form for downloading).
- Document that specifically proves your actual status of physical disability (if applicable).
- Document that specifically proves your vulnerable socio-economic situation (if applicable). This
document must be dated, signed and stamped by the issuing entity. In
case you fail to do so we will not consider you as a candidate in
particularly vulnerable socio-economic situation.
- Motivation Letter
- Other documents relevant for the application that you may consider.
After the application deadline, first the local Academic Evaluation
Committee and then the Consortium Management Group (endorsing
recommendations made by the Consortium Selection Committee) will review
all received applications. Only complete applications will be considered for selection.
Your application is complete if you have uploaded all the requested
documentsand filled in the form completely. The home and host
universities of the consortium will work together to evaluate the
applications based upon the following criteria:
- Academic merit.
- Motivation for the mobility period.
- Language skills.
- Research Project (for PhD).
- Research/Teaching/Working Plan (for academic and administrative staff).
- Scientific Production/Previous experience (for academic and administrative staff).
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