ABEM Biomedical Engineering Scholarships for African Postgraduate Students & Academic Staff 2019/20

ABEM Biomedical Engineering Scholarships for African Postgraduate Students & Academic Staff 2019/20

Deadline: January 29, 2019

The fourth call for ABEM Scholarship applications is now open. 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.

Mobilities

  • Master’s degree-seeking mobility for women only:
    Host universities: Kenyatta University and Addis Ababa University
    Home universities: any of the partner universities (i.e. Target Group 1 only)
  • Master’s credit-seeking mobility for women only:
    Host universities: Kenyatta University and Addis Ababa University
    Home universities: any African university (i.e. Target Group 1 and Target Group 2)
  • PhD credit-seeking mobility for women and men:
    Host universities: Kenyatta University and Cairo University
    Home universities: any African university (i.e. Target Group 1 and Target Group 2)
  • Staff mobility for women and men:
    Host universities: Partner universities excluding the University of Cape Town
    Home universities: All partner universities

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

Scholarship

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’).

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.

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).

Regions of Africa Countries
Central Burundi, 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

Application

Click here to apply.

For more information, visit ABEM Scholarships.

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