EU and African Union


Degree-seeking mobility – mobility for a complete course of an academic programme, leading to the award of a degree by the host university after the successful completion of the study period.

Minimum Requirement for Application:

Masters’ degree programs: Second Class Upper (3.5 CGPA or it’s equivalent) in the relevant fields of study from any recognized University in Africa.

PhD degree programs: Bachelor’s and Masters’ Degrees from any recognized University in Africa. Candidates must have a minimum CGPA of 4.0 on a 5.0 scale or its equivalent in M.Sc./M.Eng./M.Tech. and a minimum CGPA of 3.5 (second class upper) in the Bachelor’s degree.

Scholarship Benefits

Masters students get 600€ monthly, and Ph.D. students get a 900€ monthly allowance. Additional allowance for female holders 600€ for Masters and 900€ for PHD.. All tuition, Insurance, travel and VISA costs are paid for.

Please note the following:

· Students cannot apply for ASIM scholarships to study in their country of origin.

· Students should simultaneously apply for the ASIM scholarship and the university of their choice.

Creditseeking mobility – short-term mobility leading to the recognition by the home university of the study period spent at the host university: i.e. the educational components taken abroad by the student are recognized upon return as integrated part of the degree programme at the home institution (either the credits awarded by the host institution are recognized and transcribed by the home institution or the home institution recognizes the learning outcomes achieved by the student as compatible for the award of the home degree).

Academic and Administrative Staff mobility

The ASIM staff mobility programme focuses on capacity development and short-term mobility flows of 1 to 3 months.

The project has two staff mobility pathways:

  • The ASIM staff mobility programme focuses on capacity development and short-term mobility flows of 1 month. The project has two staff mobility pathways: Research leave programme: this will enable staff to visit another institution to develop specific research skills. All applicants will be required to provide a proposal that defines the research activities, its fit with the thematic areas of ASIM, benefits to the recipient and the sending institution, and a long-term plan. Academic programme management programme: staff mobility flows under this pathway will be ring-fenced to academic staff involved in managing postgraduate provisions designed to share best practices and enhance the postgraduate provision in their institution. Staff will be required to submit a proposal that demonstrates the value of their mobility to the recipient and the sending institution.


    This is a competitive scheme that demands that applicants submit detailed proposals of how they will use their time and the outputs they will produce. The criteria against which applications will be judged are:

  • A close alignment with the ASIM’s objectives.

  • A realistic assessment of what the applicant can achieve within the proposed timeframe.

    The proposals must have outputs that are commensurate with ASIM’s ambitions for research focusing on sustainable infrastructure delivery in Africa.


    What the mobility offers:

    · Travel costs

    · Subsistence of EU1200 per month

    · Insurance cover

    · In addition, the host institution will support the scholars with working space.


    Eligibility Criteria for Staff mobility


    To be eligible applicants must:

    · Be nationals of a member state of the African Union and be resident in Africa.

    · Currently hold a permanent position at one of the participating universities.

    · Have not benefited in the past from an Intra-Africa scholarship for the same type of mobility.

    · Academic and administrative staff can only benefit from one scholarship within the same project under the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme regardless of the type of mobility or the funding project.

    · Have completed a PhD relevant to this application.

    · Have proven research experience in their field related to sustainable infrastructure.

    7) Have the support (including a brief supporting statement) from their institutions.

    8) Have discussed and agreed to the proposed research program with an academic (collaborator) at the host institution.

  • Proposals should consider the impact of the research activities being planned and outline plans to maximise that impact. In order to maximise the value of the research leave, scholars are expected to have done a proportion of the background work to their project prior to commencing their research leave. The proposed project programme should show this activity.

Credit Seeking Mobility:

The ASIM credit-seeking mobility program focuses on capacity development and short-term mobility flows of 6 months. The call is based on the urgent need to increase the talent pool of expertise in infrastructure and to develop the capacity of African Higher Education Institutions (HEI) to deliver sustainable infrastructure education. The Intra-Africa Academic

Mobility Scheme supports higher education cooperation between African countries and aims to promote sustainable development by increasing the availability of trained and qualified high-level professional manpower in Africa.


Eligibility Criteria for Credit seeking mobility:

• Should be registered in one of the four partner Universities: Covenant University, ARDHI University, University of Malawi and the University of Johannesburg.

• Should be in the stage of doing research

• Research area must be in Sustainable Infrastructure

• Should not be beneficiary of any other funding

.The scholarship will cover the following;

· One round trip air ticket and visa costs

· Monthly subsistence allowances [Masters scholarship scholarship600Є and Phd 900Є monthly

· allowance]

· Health Insurance

Enhance the skills and competences of academic staff in research, training, and supervision of postgraduate research;
Develop an interdisciplinary research agenda for Sustainable Infrastructure in Africa beyond the project duration period, and
Create a critical mass of researchers focusing on sustainable infrastructure in Africa.