The MOUNAF individual scholarships will cover:
- One roundtrip flight ticket and visa costs for all scholarship holders (based on distance)
- A monthly subsistence allowance payable on a regular basis during the mobility period
Accommodation expenses are to be covered by the scholarship recipient and can be done from the monthly subsistence allowance. Host universities may be contacted to facilitate local accommodation (if any).
- Participation Costs which may include tuition fees, registration fees and service fees
- Research costs to cover the research activities (laboratory consumable costs, field research costs, registration for online research platform, etc.) of master students and doctoral candidates
- Comprehensive Insurance Coverage (Health, Accident and Travel)
- a settling-in allowance of €600 for masters and €900 for doctorates is paid once upon arrival.
- female scholarship holders receive an extra allowance of €600/month for masters and €900/month for doctorates in case the mobility equals or is longer than 2 academic years. This allowance is paid per academic year.
The MOUNAF Scholarship allows students from two target groups to participate in the mobility scheme and makes provision for three types of individual mobility for staff and postgraduate (Master’s and Doctoral ) students.
The types of mobility covered include:
- full- degree studies for Masters and Doctoral students (max. 24 months for masters and 36 months for doctoral candidates);
- short-term exchanges for Masters and Doctoral students (at least 6 months); and
- staff exchanges for at least one month.
For details on the mobility distribution on offer for target groups 1 and 2, consult the downloadable document.
The MOUNAF scholarship provides for the mobility of postgraduate students and staff between Higher Education Institutions comprising the MOUNAF consortium (target group 1) as well as mobility opportunities for candidates from one of the other countries identified as target group 2.
The mobility activities are aimed at providing favourable conditions for staff and student mobility by means of quality support measures for students and staff to undertake study, research and training periods at one of the partner HEIs.
Please note that mobilities can only take place from one African country to another (not within African countries).
Students can only benefit from one scholarship under the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme. Students having benefitted from scholarship(s) under the previous Intra-ACP Academic Mobility Scheme cannot receive scholarships under the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme.
Eligibility Criteria for Student Mobility
To be eligible for the Scholarship, masters and doctoral students must:
- be a national and resident of any of the eligible African countries.
- Target group 1 students must be registered or admitted to one of the Higher Education Institutions comprising the consortium at the time of application for the scholarship. Eligible students must therefore be registered/ admitted in or having obtained a degree from Moulay Ismail University, Jimma University, University of Limpopo, Eduardo Mondlane University, Université Cadi Ayyad and Université de Kisangani.
- Target group 2 students must be registered/admitted in or having obtained a degree from a Higher Education Institution not included in the partnership but established in one of the eligible African countries.
- Students are also required to have sufficient knowledge of the language in which courses are offered at the host HEI.
Please contact the host university for specific eligibility criteria, based on your academic choice.
Eligibility Criteria for Staff Mobility
For staff to be eligible for MOUNAF scholarships, they need to comply with the following criteria:
- Be a national and resident of the countries covered by the scholarship
- Work at or be associated with a Higher Education Institution, member of the consortium
- The assignment of mobility of a staff member must be based on the agreement between partner institutions.
- There must be an agreement between the home and host HEI regarding the modules to be taught by the visiting lecturer, the type of research to be conducted, the type of training to be followed or the administrative tasks to be undertaken.
- Staff mobility may take the form of a direct post-to-post exchange or a one way flow of mobility to or from an eligible country.
The MOUNAF scholarship makes provision for individual mobility flows from two target groups (Target Group 1 and Target Group 2) and three different types of individual mobility for staff and students. The types of mobility covered includes full- degree studies for Masters and Doctoral students; exchanges for masters and doctoral students; and staff exchanges for at least one month.
Target Group 1
Refers to nationals and residents registered at one of the institutions comprising the MOUNAF consortium. Target Group 1 therefore comprises staff and students registered at or employed by the Université Moulay Ismail (Morocco), Jimma University (Ethiopia), University of Limpopo (South Africa), Eduardo Mondlane University (Mozambique), Université Cadi Ayyad (Morocco), Université de Kisangani (DR Congo).
Target Group 2
Refers to nationals and residents of other African countries not represented by the MOUNAF consortium or who have received a Higher Education Degree or equivalent in one of these countries. Target Group 2 students may therefore be employed in the public service or at public and private enterprises.