ABEM Biomedical Engineering Scholarships for African Graduate Students & Academics 2018

ABEM Biomedical Engineering Scholarships for African Graduate Students & Academics 2018

Deadline: January 29, 2018

The African Biomedical Engineering Mobility (ABEM) project is now accepting applications for the Biomedical Engineering Scholarships for African Postgraduate Students & Academics. ABEM will train up to 32 MSc and 10 PhD graduates, and offer development opportunities to up to 10 staff members.

About

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. ABEM will build human and institutional capacity in Africa for needs­-based health technology research and development by supporting the development of biomedical engineering programmes at partner institutions and contribute toward harmonising biomedical engineering curricula across the continent.

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. Overall, the project will enhance employment opportunities for graduates, enhance staff research profiles and teaching competencies, enhance institutional research profiles and inter-­university cooperation, and support the development of solutions for health challenges from an African perspective.

Partner Institutions 

  • Kenyatta University (coordinating partner)
  • Addis Ababa University
  • Cairo University
  • Mbarara University of Science and Technology
  • University of Cape Town
  • University of Cape Town
  • University of Lagos

Areas of specialisation and mobility types are dependent on the institution.

Financial information

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.

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.(For example: A female student pursuing a 2-year course will be paid the settling-in allowance and 26 monthly allowance instalments.)

Eligibility

To be eligible for the scholarship, masters 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:
    • 1. one of the higher education institutions included in the partnership (Target Group 1);
      or
    • 2. 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.
  • Mobility must be to an institution in an eligible country other than the home country / country of the home institution.
  • Applications for CREDIT-SEEKING MOBILITY (6-12 months) for registered master’s and PhD students are encouraged
  • Applications for STAFF MOBILITY are encouraged

Target Groups

  • Target Group 1 refers to students registered at or staff employed by one of the ABEM partners. i.e. Kenyatta University (Kenya), Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia), Cairo University (Egypt), Mbarara University of Science and Technology (Uganda), the University of Cape Town (South Africa) and the University of Lagos (Nigeria).
  • Target Group 2 refers to students registered in or having obtained a degree from a higher education institution not included in the partnership but established in an eligible country (see below).

Eligible Countries

  • Central – CentralBurundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Congo (DRC), Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and São Tomé and Principe
  • Eastern – Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania
  • Northern – Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Morocco
  • Southern – Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Western – Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea- Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo

Specific Target Group 2 focus countries are Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Tanzania and Malawi.

  • Credit-seeking mobility for students already enrolled for a Master’s or PhD degree:
    • Credit-seeking mobility of 6 to 12 months at a partner institution, leading to academic recognition of the study period towards a Master’s degree programme at the home institution.
  • Degree-seeking mobility for students wising to pursue a Master’s or PhD degree:
    • Degree-seeking mobility to complete a full Master’s or PhD degree at a partner institution. NOTE: PhD degree-seeking mobility was only available in the first round of applications, which is now closed.

Application

  • Read the Application Guidelines
  • How do I apply for admission to Master’s and PhD programmes once I have been awarded a scholarship?
    Applications should be made using the university’s formal application procedure – see the Partners section.
  • Visit the section “Apply now” on the website for instructions on how to complete your application. ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED.

For more information, visit Africa Biomedical Engineering Scholarships

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