African Trans-Regional Cooperation through Academic Mobility (ACADEMY) Consortium Scholarships 2018 for young Africans (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: 15th May-2018 (23:59 CET)

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.

It aims at improving both the capacity of the participating HEIs and beneficiaries’ competences through 109 grants related to five thematic fields. This will lead to:

  • reinforced inter-institutional cooperation and the conclusion of new bi-lateral/multi-lateral cooperation agreements;
  • peer learning and transfer of innovative practices;
  • creation of new academic networks such as ACADEMY-NET;
  • improved gender balance and equity in access to internationalization opportunities;
  • increased visibility of partner institutions.

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.


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

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants for all types of scholarships must :

  • Be nationals and residents in any of the eligible African countries.
  • Have sufficient knowledge of the language of instruction of courses in the host country.
  • Fulfil the criteria of one of the target groups below:

Students having previously benefitted from a scholarship under the Intra-ACP or the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Schemes are NOT eligible.

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

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)
Master €3,500 €600 €600 €75 Max 20 months
Doctorates €4,000 €900 €2000 €75 Max 36 months
Staff €1200 €75 Max 3 months

Participation costs are transferred directly to the host institution.

Insurance is arranged by the coordinating institution on behalf of students.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the ACADEMY Consortium Scholarships 2018


  1. […] 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 competences 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. […]

  2. ol todos well I have neither graduated in any of the aforementioned states or respective universities it was financial issue and a little of Xenophobia and heterophobia. EUM….I am currently getting my passport hopefully if the non-African sentiments(lack of education) are not rife. 26776769963


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