Intra-Africa Mobility Scheme

The Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme was established by the European Commission Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development in cooperation with the African Union Commission. It is part of the EU funded Pan-African Programme which supports the Africa-EU Strategic Partnership.

The Programme has a budget envelope of approximately EUR 10 000 000  granting 350 mobilities ( Masters and Doctorate students and a smaller percentage of academic and administrative staff) between African Higher education Universities.

Objectives of the Programme

  • Contribute to the development’s sustainability in African countries by increasing the number of trained and qualified high level man-power thus reducing poverty in Africa.
  • Improve Higher Education quality by harmonizing Higher education systems and curricula in African countries.
  • Capacity Building through Intra-Africa mobilities.

The Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme gives an opportunity to students, academic and administrative staff to gain from their mobility experience linguistically, culturally and professionally.

The cooperation between African Higher Education Institutions will enable students to have access to quality education and undertake post-graduate studies in the African continent.

Institutional level

Individual level

For more Info consult the frequently asked questions for applicants now available here


Intra-Africa Call for proposal 2017

The second call for Proposal of the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme was launched on 28 January 2017  and the submission deadline was 2 May 2017 at 12.00 (noon), Central European Time.

The overall indicative amount of budget made available under this call is  estimated at EUR 9 900 000 . Each grant will amount to between EUR 1 000 000 (minimum grant seize) and EUR 1 400 000 (maximum grant seize ).

For the 2017 call, 7 projects have been selected among which a project coordinated by an Algerian University : « The University of Tlemcen » . This project’s grant amounts to 1 379 550€ and is entitled « African Trans-Regional Cooperation through academic mobility ». Two other Algerian Institutions are partners in this project : « Pan African University Institute of Water and Energy Sciences » and « The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research » .


Results of call of proposal 2017