Intra-Africa Academic Mobility SchemeAcademic Mobility for African Sustainable Development/AMAS
Eligibility Criteria for AMAS Mobility Master Students
and Doctorate Candidates
- Target I– Master and PhD student already registered in one of the five (5) Partner Universities:
- Moi University (MU), Kenya
- Université Mohammed V de Rabat (UM5R), Morocco
- Addis Ababa University (AAU), Ethiopia
- Université d’Abomey-Calavi (UAC), Benin
- Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (UEM), Mozambique
Target I applicants apply to any of the four universities in the partnership, BUT NOT to their own home university (this means they will seek mobility in a different university from their own home university i.e., in a recipient/ host Partner University). For example, a student enrolled in a Master degree at Moi University applies for academic mobility in Addis Ababa University.
- Target II– Master and PhD student registered in any recognizable university, outside the 5 Partner Universities. Preference is given to those applying from an African University that has a relationship with any of the five universities above.
Target II applicants apply to any of the five universities in the partnership, however, the university they apply to MUST be outside their home country. For example, a student enrolled in a PhD in Haramaya University in Ethiopia applies for academic mobility in Université d’Abomey-Calavi (UAC), Benin.
- Master Student- undertake studies for a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 24 months by academic mobility. Our high preference is for academic mobility for Credit Seeking durations lasting between 12 months (2 Semesters) -18 months (3 Semesters), and less preference for Degree Seeking durations of the entire 24 months.
- Doctorate Candidate- undertake studies for a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 48 months by academic mobility. Our high preference is for academic mobility for Credit Seeking durations lasting between 12 months (2 Semesters) – 24 months (4 Semesters), and less preference for Degree Seeking durations of the entire 48 months. It is more desirable to consider both coursework and research activities for Doctorate applications.
- Both females and males are given equal eligibility statuses. The selection of candidates will ensure gender balance. Successful female candidates shall enjoy an added sponsorship benefit.
- For both Master and Doctorate candidates, readiness to study the prescribed CFS (Common Fields of Study) and SBP (Special Benefits Programmes), courses listed on Doc T1-Table of Mobility Courses as ascribed and offered at the recipient Partner University. Successful candidates will only be admitted into the listed programmes/ courses, which appropriately represent a common base of knowledge in the AMSAS Project theme of “Social Sciences and Governance”.
Applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds and populations are encouraged to apply.
Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme
Academic Mobility for African Sustainable Development/AMAS
The overall objective of the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility programme is to promote sustainable development and ultimately contribute to poverty reduction by increasing the availability of trained and qualified high-level professional manpower in Africa.