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ACADEMY Project Scholarship for African Students at Consortium Partner Universities, 2018

Applications are invited for the ACADEMY project to study masters, doctoral and short research, teaching and administrative visits between the consortium partners. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.

In line with the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme, the overall objective of ACADEMY is to contribute to promoting cross-regional continental integration, sustainable and inclusive development.

It aims at improving both the capacity of the participating HEIs and beneficiaries’ competences through 109 grants related to five thematic fields.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Application Deadline: May 15, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are awarded to study Masters, Doctoral and short research, teaching and administrative visits between the consortium partners. The available scholarships are:
  • Master
    Full degree: 20 months
    Credit-seeking mobility: 6 to 10 months
  • PhD
    Full degree: 36 months
    Credit-seeking mobility: 6 to 10 months
  • Academic and Administrative Staff
    Mobility: 1 to 3 months
  • Study Subject: Eligible areas of study
  • Business, administration and law;
  • Natural sciences;
  • Information and Communication Technologies;
  • Engineering, manufacturing and construction;
  • Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary.

Please notice that the field of study will be taken into consideration in the selection process together with other factors such as application’s grade, balance between institutions, gender and other cross-cutting issues, etc.

Scholarship Award: 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)
Type of Mobility Participation Costs
(per academic year)
Subsistence Allowance
(per month)
Research Costs
(per academic year)
Insurance costs
(per month)
Duration
Master €3,500 €600 €600 €75 Max 20 months
Doctorates €4,000 €900 €2000 €75 Max 36 months
Staff €1200 €75 Max 3 months

Participation costs are transferred directly to the host institution.

Insurance is arranged by the coordinating institution on behalf of students.

  • Nationality: African students are eligible
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in The ACADEMY partnership is composed of 5 partner institutions as well as 2 associate institutions from Africa. There is also a technical partner: the University of Porto from Portugal. Université de Tlemcen Coordinating Institution, Algeria; University of Cape Coast, Ghana; Kenyatta University, Kenya; University of Ibadan, Nigeria; University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Associates:

Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche Scientifique, and Algeria; Pan African University for Water and Energy Sciences, Algeria.

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: African students are eligible to apply:

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, Comoros, Congo, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

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 benefited from a scholarship under the Intra-ACP or the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Schemes are NOT eligible.

Target Group 1 (TG1)

  • For 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 degree-seeking applicants: Students must have graduated from one of the five partner universities.
  • For staff: Staff must be working in one of the five partner universities.

Target Group 2 (TG2)

  • For credit-seeking mobility applicants: Students must be registered in any African Higher Education Institution.
  • For degree-seeking mobility applicants: Students must have graduated from any African Higher Education Institution.

List of eligible countries:

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, Comoros, Congo, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Africa Scholarships

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Required documents

  • National ID or Copy of Passport Data page
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Scholarship Application form
  • Certificate of language proficiency
  • Proof of employment from home university (for staff only)
  • Motivation letter
  • Recommendation letter
  • Transcript of records
  • Proof of registration from home institution (for credit-seeking mobility applicants)
  • Certificate of the degree from an African university (for full degree)

Online Application

Scholarship Link

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