The second round of applications opens on 1 December with a submission deadline of 29 January 2018

Scholarship awards for students are to be taken up between August 2018 and March 2019


 CU Cairo University Egypt

KU Kenyatta University (coordinating partner) Kenya

AAU Addis Ababa University Ethiopia

MUST Mbarara University of Science and Technology Uganda

UCT University of Cape Town South Africa

UNILAG University of Lagos Nigeria

(Fully  Funded)


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 project 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

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Target group and type of mobility


Mobility typesParticipants 
6-24 months

6-48 months





Students registered in or having obtained a degree from one of the six African partner institutionsTarget group 1
1 – 6 monthsVisits for teaching and/or research, or for engagement on administration and management

Staff working in or associated with one of six African partner institutions

Required Languages

According to of the language of instruction in the host institution.

Eligible Countries

Egypt, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia and Morocco

Program Period

.According to your participant type

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

Student mobility – eligibility criteria

To be eligible for a scholarship, master’s and doctoral students must comply with the following criteria:

(a) Be a national of and resident in any of the eligible countries covered by the Programme

(b) At the time of the application for a scholarship, be registered at or have obtained their most recent

degree (or equivalent) from:

  • one of the higher education institutions included in the partnership (Target Group 1);

(c)Students applying for degree-seeking mobility, must have obtained their previous degree in an eligible

African country, from a different institution from the prospective host institution, and in a different country to that of the host institution.

(d) Have sufficient knowledge of the language of instruction in the host institution.

(e) Meet the specific requirements of the host institution.

(f) Students can only benefit from one scholarship under the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme.

(g) Students having benefitted from scholarship(s) under the previous Intra-ACP Academic Mobility Scheme

cannot receive scholarships under the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

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.

How to Apply

  • All sections of the application form must be completed in English; applications completed in languages other than English will be rejected
  • Create an account on the application website for the project.
  • . Read attentively the Guidelines for Applicants, the FAQs and the online Application Form.
  • Collect all necessary information and documents to complete the Application Form:
  • Several documents are mandatory and the online system will not allow the application to be
  • submitted without them. In case of unreadable documents, the application will be considered
  • invalid and will not be evaluated.
  • . Select the host institution(s) with consideration to the following:
    1. The language requirements of the host institution.
    2. The identified areas of excellence and available projects in each partner institution.
    3. The required academic background for the field of study, research project or activity.
    4. The cost of living at prospective host institutions, personal needs for subsistence, and the monthly stipend for the scholarship.
    5. The need to adapt to different cultural realities at the host institution and also to different climate conditions, in case of selection.
  • Prepare a mobility project proposal describing the aims, activities and foreseen study/work plan and taking into consideration the objectives and goals of the host programme and of the ABEM
  • The proposal must be clear in its methodology, impact and benefit, as well as its feasibility
  • within the timeframe established by the duration of the scholarship. Staff should liaise with the home and prospective host universities on the programme of activities, eg lectures or administrative work to be delivered; research activities to be carried out; type of training to be followed; etc. This text will be included in the online application.
  • Prepare a motivational statement with regard to the benefits and expected outcomes of the

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Know more about this opportunity:

Official Website


This Scholarship Published by:
” Aziza Elrouby /Egypt  

MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team