Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme

This is advance notice for a call that will open at the end of 2018/early 2019.  The conceptualisation of projects and the identification of African & European partners needs to be in place well before applying.

The Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme provides financial support to partnerships of African Higher Education Institutions for the organisation and the implementation of student and staff mobility in high quality master and doctoral programmes within African countries.

Applications by Higher Education Institutions from Africa:

African Higher Education Institutions can apply for an Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme grant in reply to a call for proposals published on the Agency’s website. Applications must be submitted to the Agency in accordance with the conditions and timetable defined in the call for proposals. The applicant institution submits the application on behalf of the partnership, which  must be composed of minimum 4 and maximum 6 African Higher Education Institutions (including the applicant). In addition, a Higher Education Institution from the EU, holding an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education, must be included in the partnership as technical partner.

The selected projects will receive a grant to organise calls for grantees and cover the mobility costs and the scholarships to be awarded to the selected students and staff.

To view previously selected project proposals and the application criteria, please check the programme’s website:

Please note that only Higher Education Institutions can apply for an Intra-Africa grant and only in reply for call for proposals.

Associate partners (e.g. Associations, NGOs, enterprises, etc.) can also take part. However, given their role in the project, these organisations are not considered as beneficiaries and cannot receive funding from the grant.

At the moment there are no call for proposals open for the programme. The next call is expected to be published by the end of 2018/beginning of 2019. If interested, please check the website regularly where all information will be published in due time:  :

 Scholarship opportunities for students and academic/administrative staff:

Master students, doctoral candidates, administrative and academic staff from African countries are eligible to receive scholarships. They should address their applications directly to the selected Intra-Africa partnerships in response to calls for applicants that the selected partnerships publish on their projects’ websites.  The scholarship amounts vary according to the type of mobility and the duration – from a minimum duration of 1 month (for staff) to a maximum duration of 4 years (for doctoral candidates).

ACU Blue Charter Fellowships – combatting marine plastics pollution | Closing date 7 November

Applications are now open for a new programme of fellowships aimed at researchers who are working to combat marine plastics pollution, open exclusively to PhD students and post-PhD researchers at any stage of their career, at ACU member institutions like Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

The ACU Blue Charter Fellowships provide funding of up to £10,000 GBP for 2-3 month research visits hosted by any of the ACU’s other 500+ member institutions overseas, as well as industry hosts. Fellows’ research areas can include, but are not limited to:

  • preventing plastics from getting into the sea
  • developing alternatives to plastics
  • sustainable design
  • plastics waste management
  • green chemistry, including degradable polymers
  • the effects of plastics on aquatic life
  • education around plastics use and consumer behaviour
  • sociological and media approaches to plastics
  • the potential for cleaning up the seas

I would be very grateful if you could circulate this opportunity to colleagues and students. Full details of the application process and the link to the application form can be found on the ACU website.

Each fellow will be assigned a mentor, separate to their collaborator at their host institution, who is a senior academic in the field and is able to provide support and advice during the fellowship.

Erasmus+ 2019 Call for Proposals published

We are pleased to inform you that the 2019 Erasmus+ Call for Proposals has been published today.

The 2019 Erasmus+ Programme Guide is now available in all official EU languages on the Erasmus+ website. The online version of the Programme Guide is also foreseen to be published soon.

These documents are available at:

  • 2019 Erasmus+ Call for Proposals – Click here
  • 2019 Erasmus+ Programme Guide on the Erasmus+ website (in PDF)  –Click here

South Africa, as an Erasmus+ partner country, is eligible to participate in the four international components of Erasmus+, i.e. International Credit Mobility; Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters’ degrees, Capacity Building for Higher Education projects and Jean Monnet actions.

Please do distribute as widely as possible to your faculties, departments and academics who might be interested in participating.



CPUT in collaboration with Yildiz Technical University located in Turkey have a new mobility opportunity for both staff and students which is funded by Erasmus+.  This opportunity is strictly for Post Graduate students in Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, academic staff members in Electrical Engineering and Administrative staff members from any department.

Student mobility from CPUT to YTU: 2  (each for 5 months, 800 Euros per month)

Academic Staff from CPUT to YTU: 1 (7 days, 140 Euro per day)

Administrative Staff from CPUT to YTU: 1 (7 days, 140 Euro per day)

Each participant will receive 1500 Euro as travel support.

Note that student and academic staff mobility is reserved to the related department in the inter-institutional agreement. This restriction does not apply to administrative staff mobility.  All interested students and staff need to get permission from their HOD to apply for such an opportunity.


Submission of Application is Friday 2 November 2018.

Please email to receive the application documents.


Which documents does an Exchange Student wishing to apply to CPUT need to submit while applying?

  1. CPUT application form filled in
  2. Certified copy of passport
  3. Certified copy of current academic records in English
  4. Certified copy of high school diploma if available
  5. SAQA certificate NOT needed if exchange for 1 term/semester only

Invitation IMPALA Conference – Global Engagement in Higher Education: South African and European Perspectives – Friday, November 9th

The Erasmus + Capacity Building project IMPALA invites you to its final conference on Global Engagement in Higher Education: South African and European Perspectives.
In the morning, the conference will focus on current trends, challenges and opportunities with regard to the internationalization of Higher Education in South Africa and Europe. The IMPALA partner institutions will share their project outcomes and reflect on the institutional impact of IMPALA in the context of the South African Policy Framework on the Internationalization of Higher Education.
In the afternoon, South African and European guest speakers will be sharing their expertise, debating current topics and invite you to discuss opportunities and challenges, as well as exchange practices in 3 parallel sessions: how to globally engage your students through community service learning, internationalizing your curriculum and engaging your institution in international partnerships and networks.
Check the detailed programme.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel 
Upper Eastside

Cape Town

South Africa
Friday November 9th, 2018, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
South African academics, professionals and practitioners interested in the internationalization of higher education
Registration is free but compulsory!
Please register online before Monday October 22nd, 2018.
More information on the IMPALA project

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Applications: Deadline – 21 August 2018

The Hubert H. Humphrey Competition for the 2019-2020 Academic Year is NOW OPEN. The deadline for applications is August 21, 2018. The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a Fulbright program that provides mid-career professionals from designated countries around the world an opportunity to enhance their professional capacities through participation in specialized 10 month non-degree programs.

During their stay at a host American university, Humphrey Fellows are invited to take graduate courses relevant to their professional interests.  However, as the Humphrey Fellowship is not a degree program, participants spend a considerable portion of their time engaged in professional development activities including: consultations and affiliations with U.S. faculty and experts, field trips, workshops, research projects, and the development of practical useful strategies that could be applied in the Fellows’ home countries.

Fellows are selected through a competitive process based on leadership and commitment to public service in the public or private sector.

Program Components:

Academic:  The Humphrey program is classified as a non-degree program. Humphrey Fellows cannot transfer from non-degree status to degree status.  Humphrey Fellows pursue tailored study programs at participating host institutions, where the freedom from the requirements of a degree program gives each Fellow the flexibility to pursue a self-directed, individualized program.

Professional:  Early in the academic year, each Fellow develops, with assistance from the local campus coordinator and faculty advisors, a plan for professional activities carefully geared to the Fellow’s need for relevant, practical professional experiences.  A Fellow’s professional-development plan may include professional visits, conferences, and a professional affiliation (mid-career internship/residency) that must be at least six weeks in duration.

The Humphrey Fellowship offers opportunities in the following fields:

  • Sustainable Development
  • Economic Development
  • Educational
  • Public Health 

Eligibility Requirements:  Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a minimum of a four-year undergraduate degree from S.A. (BA + Honors)
  • Have a minimum of five years of full-time professional experience beyond the attainment of a first university/undergraduate degree prior to August 2018
  • University lecturers have to have management or policy responsibilities and experience. Exceptions apply to teachers of English as a foreign language and specialists in substance abuse preventions and treatment
  • Demonstrated Leadership Ability: candidates should have achieved positions of significant responsibility at the national, regional or local level and show clear promise to assume greater future leadership roles
  • A record of public service in the community: candidates careers must reflect a present and future commitment to public service, broadly defined in the public, NGO, or private sector

 For more information on eligibility:

The online application can be accessed at:

For enquiries and guidance during the application period, please email:

For additional information visit the HHH website: