African Trans-Regional Cooperation through Academic Mobility


Coordinated by the Université de Tlemcen, and financed by the European commission under the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme, the project ACADEMY gathers four other African Higher education institutions namely; University of Cape Coast (Ghana), Kenyatta University (Kenya), University of Ibadan (Nigeria), and University of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), as well as a European technical partner, namely Universidad do Porto (Portugal), in addition to two associate partners; Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche Scientifique (Algeria) and the Pan African University for Water and Energy Sciences (Algeria).

ACADEMY contributes to the promotion of cross-regional continental integration, sustainable and inclusive development. It intends to create an open Platform as a key instrument for innovation, knowledge sharing and dissemination of good practices within the participating institutions.

ACADEMY will focus on the mobility of students, academic and administrative staff between the partner universities, as well as all the other universities across the African continent.

ACADEMY encourages creating and sustaining Communities of Practice by students, academic and administrative staff, as well as developing opportunities for mutual learning, intercultural understanding, and exchange of know-how and best practices.

ACADEMY comes to address the challenges of the African continent that arise from the rapid increase in the number of students, the need for improving the quality of higher education, shortage in job creation and brain drain, gender equality, environmental sustainability and poverty.


Eligible areas of study

  • Business, administration and law;
  • Natural sciences;
  • Information and Communication Technologies;
  • Engineering, manufacturing and construction;
  • Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary.

Please notice that the field of study will be taken into consideration in the selection process together with other factors such as application’s grade, balance between institutions, gender and other cross-cutting issues, etc.



The African Trans-Regional Cooperation through Academic Mobility (ACADEMY) Programme will offer a total of 109 mobility opportunities: 65 at Masters level, 26 at Doctorate level and 18 staff mobility opportunities .

The available scholarships are:

  • Master
    Degree-seeking : 20 months
    Credit-seeking mobility : 6 to 10 months
  • PhD
    Degree-seeking : 36 months
    Credit-seeking mobility : 6 to 10 months
  • Academic and Administrative Staff
    Mobility : 1 to 3 months


The Scholarship covers:

  • Monthly subsistence allowance for the entire mobility period
  • Extra allowance per academic year to female students (for mobility equal to or longer than two academic years)
  • Settling in allowance (for students only)
  • Roundtrip flight ticket and visa costs - for mobility equal to or longer than two academic years, two roundtrip tickets will be provided (arranged by the coordinating institution on behalf of students)
  • Comprehensive insurance (Health, Accident and Travel) (arranged by the coordinating institution on behalf of students)
  • Participation costs such as tuition fees, registration fees and service fees where applicable (paid directly to the hosting institutions)
  • Research costs for students on mobility for 10 months or more (based on actual research needs and dependent on a request submitted by the students)


For more information: https://academy.univ-tlemcen.dz/