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ABEM Scholarships for African Postgraduate Students & Academics 2018/2019

African Biomedical Engineering Mobility, ABEM Scholarships 2018/2019 for African postgraduate students & academics (Fully Funded)

ABEM Scholarships

African Biomedical Engineering Mobility, ABEM is inviting application from suitably qualified candidates for its scholarship program. ABEM will train up to 32 MSc and 10 PhD graduates, and offer development opportunities to up to 10 staff members.

Mobility must be to an institution in an eligible country other than the home country / country of the home institution.

The call for applications for the 3rd round of scholarship awards is now open Submission deadline: 11:59pm East African Time on 26 AUGUST 2018

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

What ABEM scholarships 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 installments.)

Partner Institutions for ABEM scholarships

  • University Of Lagos
  • University of Cape Town
  • Kenyatta University
  • Cairo University
  • Addis Ababa University
  • Uganda Industrial Research Institute
  • Mbarara University of Science and Technology
  • University of Pisa

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

Participants Mobility types Duration
Target group 1 Students registered in or having obtained a degree from one of the six African partner institutions Master’s


6-24 months

6-48 months

Staff working in or associated with one of six African partner institutions Visits for teaching and/or research, or for engagement on administration and management 1 – 6 months
Target group 2 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) Master’s


6-24 months

6-48 months

Eligible countries:

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

Online submission/ How to apply for ABEM Scholarships

The Application Form is completed through the following steps:

Click her to apply and read on documents to be submitted

  1. Applicants should have a valid e-mail address and an internet connection. Communication of results will be done exclusively by e-mail to the address provided.
  2. In order to access the form, the applicants should create a new login in the “Apply now” section of the ABEM wesite, selecting the type of scholarship for which they wish to apply.
  3. Applicants should then complete the online Application Form. The system will save a draft of the application every time the “Save” button is pressed, allowing it to be revised, edited and completed. The applicants should carefully prepare and revise the application before pressing the “Submit” button.
  4. After pressing “Submit”, it is not possible to make any additional changes to the application.
  5. The Application Form must be completed English.
  6. The deadline for the submission of online applications is provided on the ABEM website. The Coordination Office will do everything possible to avoid system failures, but cannot assume any responsibility should applicants encounter technical difficulties preventing submission just before the deadline. Applicants must therefore avoid last minute applications. Applications sent by any other means, eg mail, fax or e-mail, will NOT be accepted.
  7. Once the “Submit” button has been pressed, the application is closed and sent to the Coordination Office, which gives it a code. A digital certificate that contains the date and hour of the submission is issued and sent to the applicant as well as a full copy of the application. This digital certificate does not constitute a confirmation of eligibility nor of selection; it only confirms submission of the application.
  8. Applicants should have only one valid once the deadline has been reached. If the same applicant submits several online forms, the system will automatically consider the last one as the only valid one and will disregard the other applications.
  9. Applicants for student mobility are advised to consult a mentor at their home institution for assistance with the application and with selection of a host institution.

For more information, kindly visit the official webpage African Biomedical Engineering Mobility (ABEM)

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