Call for applications – ACADEMY Project: African Trans-Regional Cooperation through Academic Mobility Intra-Africa for Masters, Doctoral and Staff Mobility 2018

Deadline-15 May 2018

The ACADEMY project is designed to provide resources and opportunities for student and staff mobility from four regions of Africa, offering support for Masters, Doctoral and short research, teaching and administrative visits between the consortium partners.

The African Trans-Regional Cooperation through Academic Mobility (ACADEMY) Consortium, composed of five higher education institutions from four different regions in Africa, intends to address these challenges by providing a mutual and continuous support, and creating synergy using the strengths and resources of each institution to overcome the main constraints and threats. These can be viewed as opportunities for mutual learning, intercultural understanding, and exchange of know-how and best practices.

Academy Partnership

ACADEMY is part of the Intra Africa Academic Mobility Scheme which favors the exchange between higher education institutions in the different African countries. It challenges issues such as gender equality, job shortage, poverty, environmental sustainability and higher education quality. Academy helps knowledge and culture exchange through students and staff mobilities all over Africa.

Coordinated by the Université de Tlemcen, and financed by the European commission under the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme, the project ACADEMY gathers four other African Higher education institutions namely; University of Cape Coast (Ghana), Kenyatta University (Kenya), University of Ibadan (Nigeria), and University of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), as well as a European technical partner, namely Universidad do Porto (Portugal), in addition to two associate partners; Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche Scientifique (Algeria) and the Pan African University for Water and Energy Sciences (Algeria).

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.

Eligibility

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, Cote d’Ivoire, 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

Scholarships

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

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

Application Process

  • Begin online application here
  • Kindly note that you will be requiring the following 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 degree from an African university (for full degree)

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