Friday, 15 December 2017

Fully Funded ABEM Postgraduate Scholarships for African Students, 2018

Deadline: January 29, 2018

Applications are invited for African Biomedical Engineering Mobility project scholarships for postgraduate students and academics from African.

ABEM will build human and institutional capacity in Africa for needs-­based health technology research and development. The project will train postgraduate students with skills and specializations not offered at their home institutions.

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) is responsible for the management of certain parts of the EU’s funding programmes in the fields of education, culture, audiovisual, sport, citizenship, and volunteering.
Scholarship Description: 

  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue master as well doctoral degree programme.
  • Study Subject: Student mobility – Areas of study
The partner institutions are:
KU: Kenyatta University (coordinating partner) Kenya
AAU: Addis Ababa University Ethiopia
CU: Cairo University Egypt
MUST: Mbarara University of Science and Technology Uganda
UCT: University of Cape Town South Africa
UNILAG: University of Lagos Nigeria
The hosting partner institutions offer specializations in the following areas for master’s and doctoral study:

Medical Imaging
master’s  degree seeking
master’s & doctoral degree seeking
master’s degree seeking
master’s & doctoral degree seeking
credit seeking

  • Scholarship Award: The ABEM individual scholarships cover one roundtrip flight ticket, visa costs, participation costs (which may include tuition fees, registration fees and service fees), comprehensive insurance coverage (health, accident and travel) and a monthly subsistence allowance from which scholarship recipients are to cover accommodation expenses. The monthly subsistence allowance is calculated per mobility option (and can be viewed under ‘Scholarship Information and guidelines’).
  • Nationality: The eligible countries are presented in the table below:
Regions of Africa
Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Congo (DRC), Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and São Tomé and Principe
Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania
Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, and Morocco
Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea- Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo

Number of Scholarships: The project will train up to 32 MSc and 10 PhD graduates, and offer development opportunities to up to 10 staff members over a period of 60 months

To can be taken in African Universities

Scholarship Award
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.

Allowances paid to the scholarship holder

Mobility type

Monthly allowance

Once-off settling-in allowance


€ 600

€ 600


€ 900

€ 900


€ 1,200


Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: African students are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for the scholarship, master’s and doctoral students must:
  • Must be a national and/ or resident of an eligible country.
  • At the time of the application for a scholarship, be registered/admitted in their final year or have obtained their most recent degree (or equivalent) from:
    • one of the higher education institutions included in the partnership (Target Group 1);
    • a higher education institution not included in the partnership but established in an eligible country (Target Group 2)
  • Have sufficient knowledge of the language of instruction in the host institution.
  • Meet the specific requirements of the host institution.
For staff to be eligible for ABEM scholarships, they need to comply with the following criteria:
  • Be a national and resident in any of the eligible countries.
  • Work in or be associated with a partner higher education institution.
  • Have sufficient knowledge of the operational language in the host institution.
English Language Requirements: Students must have sufficient knowledge of the operational language in the host institution.

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Visit the section “Apply now” on the website for instructions on how to complete your application. Only online applications will be considered.

Application Deadline: January 29, 2018

Visit the Official Scholarship Website for more details.

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