The African Biomedical Engineering Mobility (ABEM) Scholarship Program 2021

The African Biomedical Engineering Mobility (ABEM) Scholarship Program 2021

Internships Masters PhD Undergraduate
Deadline : January 13, 2021

The African Biomedical Engineering Mobility (ABEM) project is sponsored and funded by the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Commission. The program runs every year and is modelled on Europe’s well-established and successful Erasmus-Mundus programme.
This program aims to train postgraduate students with skills and specializations which are not offered at their home institutions. Emphasis is on the development of biomedical engineering programmes that are being established, or have recently been established, at partner institutions and contribute toward harmonizing biomedical engineering curricula across the continent.

The program is open to Masters and Doctorate students as well as Faculty Staff. Staff may undertake mobility visits for 1-6 months, at any of the African partner institutions. Staff mobility should
This program therefore aims to achieve this goal through the provision of scholarships that cover the full cost of mobility between African higher education institutions. ABEM aims to train up to 32 MSc and 10 PhD graduates, and offer development opportunities to up to 10 staff members. The training mobility must be to an institution in an eligible country other than the home country / country of the home institution.

The program is divided in two (2) target groups

Target group 1

  1. Master’s and Doctorate students registered in or having obtained a degree from one of the six African partner institutions
    • Duration of the mobility is 6-24 months for Master’s students and 6-48 month for Doctorate students
  2. Staff working in or associated with one of six African partner institutions will participate in mobility visits for teaching and/or research, or for engagement on administration and management for a period of 1 – 6 months

Target group 2

  1. Master’s and Doctorate students registered in or having obtained a degree from a higher education institution not included in the partnership but established in an eligible country
    • Duration of the mobility is 6-24 months for Master’s students and 6-48 month for Doctorate students
Benefits
  • You will receive a roundtrip flight ticket and visa costs for your travel
  • The program will cover all participation costs such as tuition fees, registration fees and service fees at your host institution
  • Costs for insurance including health, accident, travel will also be covered
  • Master’s and doctorate Students will receive a settling-in allowance worth € 600 for Masters and € 900 for Doctorate students
  • Mobility Students and Staff will receive a monthly subsistence allowance worth € 600 for Masters, € 900 for Doctorate and € 1200 for Staff
  • There is a contribution towards the research costs associated with student mobility of 10 months or longer.
  • Female master’s and doctoral scholarship holders will receive an additional allowance corresponding to one month’s subsistence per academic year, for mobility equal to or longer than 2 academic years.
Eligibility

To be eligible master’s and doctoral students mobility scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be a national and resident in any of the eligible countries covered by the Programme (Please see list here)
  • Applicants must be registered/admitted in their final year or have obtained their most recent degree at the time of the application for a scholarship
  • You must be registered or have obtained your degree in one of the higher education institutions included in the partnership (Target Group 1) or
  • Registered or have obtained your degree from a higher education institution not included in the partnership but established in an eligible country (Target Group 2)
  • You must have sufficient knowledge of the language of instruction in the host institution.
  • Applicants must meet the specific requirements of the host institution.
  • Students having benefited from scholarship(s) under the previous Intra-ACP Academic Mobility Scheme cannot receive scholarships under the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme.

For Academic and administrative staff mobility, staff must comply with the following criteria

  • You must be a national and resident in any of the eligible participating countries (Please see list here)
  • Applicants must be Working in or are associated with a partner higher education institution.
Application

Interested applicants are advised to fill out the online application to apply and submit the required supporting documents

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For more information, visit the official website here

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