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2021 ABEM Scholarship For African Postgraduate Students and Staff |How to apply.

The 2021 ABEM Scholarship for postgraduate students and staff in Africa is currently on, see how to apply in this article.

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. 

As part of the Roadmap 2014-2017 of the Joint Africa-EU Strategy, the Intra-Africa Mobility Scheme underlines the contribution of higher education towards economic and social development and the potential of academic mobility to improve the quality of higher education.

The 2021 ABEM Scholarship program Details

  • Host Universities: Addis Ababa University, Kenyatta University, and Cairo University
    • Category: Masters & PhD
  • Eligible Countries: African Countries 
  • Reward: Full Scholarship with Stipends
  • Deadline: January 13, 2021

Scholarship Requirements

To be eligible for a scholarship, master’s and doctoral students must comply with the following criteria:

  1. Be a national and resident in any of the eligible countries covered by the Programme
  2. 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)
  3. Have sufficient knowledge of the language of instruction in the host institution.
  4. Meet the specific requirements of the host institution.

The 2021 ABEM Scholarship program benefit

  • 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 typeMonthly allowanceOnce-off settling-in allowance
Master’s€ 600€ 600
Doctoral€ 900€ 900
Staff€ 1,200
Funds managed by the partnership
Mobility typeParticipation costs per academic year for mobility equal to or longer than 10 monthsResearch costs per academic year for mobility equal to or longer than 10 monthsInsurance (maximum per month)
Master’s€ 3,500€ 600€ 75
Doctoral€ 4,000€ 2,000€ 75
Staff——–——–€ 75

Target groups and types of mobility

There are two target groups and three different types of individual mobility:

ParticipantsMobility typesDuration
Target group 1Students registered in or having obtained a degree from one of the six African partner institutionsMaster’sDoctorate6-24 months6-48 months
Staff working in or associated with one of six African partner institutionsVisits for teaching and/or research, or for engagement on administration and management1 – 6 months
Target group 2Students 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)Master’sDoctorate

How to apply for the 2021 ABEM Scholarship

Below are the steps you have to follow in other to spply for the schplarship.

  1. ensure that you are eligible for the scholarship
  2. Identify the Target Group to which you belongs and the available ABEM scholarships.
  3. The candidates must create an account on the application website, fill in the online application form (Link is given below)
  4. Applicants must submit by uploading all required documentation in their application process
  5. Submit completely filled program application form

Use this link to apply for the scholarship program.

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