Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme

Academic Mobility for African Sustainable Development/AMAS

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

FAQ Answer
What does AMAS stand for? African Mobility for Sustainable Development: A project for Academic Mobility within African Universities
What field of study is AMAS? The theme of AMAS Project is “Social Science and Governance”. We expect students and staff with relevance and interest to this theme to apply and serve the AMAS project
Can student from outside AMAS partnership qualify to apply for sponsorship? Yes they can, as long as they are from a recognizable African university, they can apply as Target-II applicants
Can staff from outside AMAS partnership qualify to apply for academic mobility? No; we only exchange staff from within the partnership
What is Target-I applicant? This is either a Master or Doctoral applicant registered in one of the five partner universities (PU)
What is Target-II applicant? This is either a Master or Doctoral applicant registered in any recognizable African university outside the five partner universities
What is credit seeking academic mobility? This is academic mobility lasting for a minimum of six months and below 24 months for Master; ending in credits award at the host/ recipient university. Or an academic mobility lasting for a minimum of six months and below 48 months for Doctorate; ending in credits award at the host/ recipient university
What is degree seeking academic mobility? This is academic mobility lasting for 24 months for Master; ending in a Master degree award at the host/ recipient university. Or an academic mobility lasting for 48 months; ending in a Doctoral degree award at the host/ recipient university
How will credits and degree attained at host/ recipient university count? Through the signed partnership MoU and signed learning agreements and signed transcripts of records, the home university and institutions are bound to recognise the credits and degree attained at the host/ recipient university
What are Common Fields of Study courses? Common Fields of Study (CFS) courses are courses carefully selected by all the five partner universities to be undertaken for intra-Africa Academic Mobility, which are universal and commonly found across the partner universities and other universities globally
What are Special Benefits Programme courses? Special Benefits Programmes (SBP) are courses carefully selected by all the five partner universities to be undertaken for intra-Africa Academic Mobility, which are unique and mostly found only at the host/ recipient university, and not commonly found across the partner universities and other universities globally
Where and who does one apply to? For any call announced, the staff apply to the focal person (FP) of their home partner university for consideration for selection. However, the students apply to the host/ recipient partner university focal person. The application details; eligibility criteria; and contacts of each focal person are found always on the application page at amasproject.org
Who do I contact for information regarding the AMAS project? Send an email to Prof. Omar Egesah: [email protected]

Or contact any focal person through the contacts found on amasproject.org web page “Contact us”

 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.