ABEM Biomedical Engineering Scholarships for African Postgraduate Students & Academics 2018

ABEM Biomedical Engineering Scholarships for African Postgraduate Students & Academics 2018

The call for applications for the 3rd round of Biomedical Engineering Scholarships for African Postgraduate Students & Academics is now open. The African Biomedical Engineering Mobility (ABEM) project will train up to 32 MSc and 10 PhD graduates, and offer development opportunities to up to 10 staff members.

ABEM project is funded by the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Commission. The scheme is modelled on Europe’s well-established and successful Erasmus-Mundus programme. 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.

ABEM will build human and institutional capacity in Africa for needs-­based health technology research and development. The project will train postgraduate students with skills and specialisations not offered at their home institutions. Furthermore, it will support the development of biomedical engineering programmes that are being established, or have recently been established, at partner institutions and contribute toward harmonising biomedical engineering curricula across the continent. This will be achieved through the provision of scholarships to cover the full cost of mobility between African higher education institutions.

Applications for the following will be considered:

  • Credit-seeking mobility (6-12 months) for registered master’s and PhD students
  • Degree-seeking mobility (48 months) for PhD students only
  • Staff mobility

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.


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 to cover accommodation expenses. ;
  • a contribution towards the research costs associated with student mobility of 10 months or longer.

Deadline:- 26-08-2018

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