Scholarship Opportunity: ESIMSAD Program

Application Deadline: 15 June 2024

About the Program:

The Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme, a collaborative effort between the African Union and the European Union under the Pan-African Partnership, aims to foster academic mobility and cooperation across Africa. The ESIMSAD program, which stands for Electrochemical Science and Innovative Materials for Sustainable Africa Development, is organized by four African Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and one EU Technical partner.


  • Applications are open exclusively to nationals of African countries for scholarships in the fields of Materials Science, Solar Energy, Physics, Inorganic Chemistry, Materials Electrochemistry, and Energy Technologies, offered under the ESIMSAD project.
  • ESIMSAD scholarships are jointly administered by four African partner Universities, namely AAU, WITS, UNN, and AASTU, where selected students and staff will have the opportunity to engage in postgraduate studies, research, teaching, or training.

Scholarship Benefits:

  • The ESIMSAD individual scholarships cover one roundtrip flight ticket, visa costs, participation costs, comprehensive insurance coverage (health, accident, and travel), and a monthly subsistence allowance. Recipients can use the monthly allowance to cover accommodation expenses. The allowance amount varies per mobility option and can be found under ‘Scholarship Information and guidelines.’

Partner Universities:

  • Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • University of Nigeria Nsukka, Nigeria
  • University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • Addis Ababa Science and Technology University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
  • University College of Cork, Cork, Ireland (EU Technical University)

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should submit their applications following the guidelines provided by the ESIMSAD program. For detailed information and application instructions, visit the official website of the ESIMSAD program.

Don’t miss this opportunity to advance your academic and research pursuits in fields crucial for sustainable development in Africa! Apply now and become part of the ESIMSAD community.




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