The Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scholarship Programme is a cooperation and mobility programme in the area of higher education, implemented by the Education, Audio-visual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).
It promotes cooperation between higher education institutions (HEIs) and supports mobility in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) regions.
The programme aims to increase access to quality education that will encourage and enable ACP students to undertake postgraduate studies, and to promote student retention in the region along with mobility of staff (academic and administrative), while increasing the competitiveness and attractiveness of the institutions themselves.
The specific objectives of the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Programme are:
To provide access to higher education for students including those from disadvantaged groups;
To contribute to the improvement of the quality of higher education through the promotion of internationalisation and harmonisation of programmes and curricula within participating institutions;
To enhance the international cooperation capacity of HEIs in ACP countries;
To enable students, academics and staff to benefit linguistically, culturally and professionally from the experience gained in the context of mobility to another country;
To enhance, in the medium-term, the political, cultural, educational and economic links between the participating countries.
What is it for:
The Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme supports higher education cooperation between countries in Africa. The scheme aims to promote sustainable development and ultimately contribute to poverty reduction by increasing the availability of trained and qualified high-level professional manpower in Africa.
The programme’s objective is to improve the skills and competences of students and staff through enhanced mobility between African countries. Strengthening cooperation between Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Africa will increase access to quality education and will encourage and enable African students to undertake postgraduate studies in the African continent. Furthermore, mobility of staff (academic and administrative) will enhance the international cooperation capacity of HEIs in Africa. More precisely, the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme aims to:
- Contribute to the improvement of the quality of higher education through the promotion of internationalisation and harmonisation of programmes and curricula within participating institutions
- Enable students, academics and staff to benefit linguistically, culturally and professionally from the experience gained in the context of mobility to another African country.
The Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme is set up under the Pan-African Programme (Development Cooperation Instrument) and is based on the experience of the Intra-ACP Academic Mobility Scheme.
The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) is responsible for managing this programme, in collaboration with the African Union Commission (AUC), and under the supervision of the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development of the European Commission.