Academic Mobility for African Sustainable Development (AMAS) is now accepting applications from Young Africans for its 2018/2019 Masters and PhD Scholarships. Deadline for submission of application is 11th July, 2018.
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 competencies 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. Furthermore, mobility of staff (academic and administrative) will enhance the international cooperation capacity of HEIs in Africa. More precisely,the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme aims to:
- Contribute to the improvement of the quality of higher education through the promotion of internationalisation and harmonisation of programmes and curricula within participating institutions.
- Enable students, academics and staff to benefit linguistically, culturally and professionally from the experience gained in the context of mobility to another African country.
Participating African Universities:
1. Moi University (MU), Kenya
2. Université Mohammed V de Rabat (UM5R), Morocco
3. Addis Ababa University (AAU), Ethiopia
4. Université d’Abomey-Calavi (UAC), Benin
5. Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (UEM), Mozambique
Technical Partner University:
- Universität Bayreuth (UBT), German
Master and Doctoral Mobility Flow:
- Cohort 2- Mobility starts between September 2018 and March 2019, as found suitable for each university
- Target I- Master and PhD student registered in one of the 5 African Partner Universities (PU), OR;
- Target II- Master and PhD student registered in any recognizable university, outside the 5 Partner Universities
- Master Students-undertake a minimum of 6months studies (credit seeking) or 24 months (degree seeking) in any of the 4 Partner Universities outside their home university
- PhD Students- undertake a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 48 months studies. Apply for any duration within the 6– 48 months mostly to seek credits and engage in research, but not apply for a full PhD engagement in any of the 4 Partner Universities outside their home/registered university
- For both Master and PhD, willingness to study the prescribed CFS and SBP Courses listed on Doc T1- Table of Mobility Courses offered at the recipient Partner University
- Both females and males are given equal eligibility statusesApplicants from disadvantaged backgrounds and populations are encouraged to apply
- Master Students- maximum of 25,000 € to cover subsistence, insurance, travel, visa, tuition/participation and research cost
- PhD Candidates-maximum of 71,700 € to cover subsistence, insurance, travel, visa, tuition/participation and research costs
How to Apply for AMAS Masters & PhD Scholarships.
- Competence in language of course delivery at recipient (Partner) University.
- Both Master and Doctorate applicants should submit;
- Certified academic certificates and transcripts
- Certified proof of registration/admission at a University in Africa (see Target I and II above)
- Proof of nationality
- Completed application form Doc AF1-Application Form
- Letter of reference from two academic referees
- Two passport size photographs
The complete application dossier should be submitted as indicated on Doc ADP1-Application form
Applications are called on Monday 11th June 2018 and closed on Wednesday 25th July 2018 at midnight (45 days)
Both successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified in August 2018