Mobility of African Scholars for Transformative Engineering Training


The main objective of MASTET is to foster collaborative and harmonized higher education engineering training (HEET) that delivers quality graduates to research and develop technologies in the overlapping engineering areas of renewable energy, water, the environment and agricultural engineering, that are appropriate to addressing Africa’s challenges of poverty, access to energy, food security, climate resilience, jobs and inclusive economic growth. The programme's other specific objectives are to:

  • Enhance the skills and knowledge of Engineering students by leveraging on shared expertise and infrastructure of the partner HEIs
  • Strengthen the capacity of academic staff in teaching and applied research through staff exchange and joint activities aimed at sharing standards and quality assurance mechanisms
  • Strengthen the technical capacity of administrative staff in international mobility management, especially in the organisation and implementation of the mobility
  • Enhance the visibility of partner HEIs through international accreditation, contribution to engineering knowledge, and dissemination activities of the mobility

Partner Universities

University of Buea
University of Abomey Calavi
Botswana University of and Natural Resources
Cairo University
Makerere University
Stellenbosch University
Silesian University of Technology

Mobility Scholarship for scholars covers:

  • Roundtrip flight ticket and visa costs (using a preferred travel agent and calculated against direct linear distance)
  • Participation costs such as tuition fees, registration fees and service fees where applicable
  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance (Health, Accident and Travel)
  • A monthly subsistence allowance for the mobility period
  • Settling in Allowance
  • Research Costs: only eligible to students on mobility for 10 months or more and to students who are registered for a minimum of 2 years.
  • The distribution of funds from this pool shall be decided by the partners on the basis of the actual research needs of selected students. Students will be required to submit a budget for research.
  • An extra allowance corresponding to the monthly subsistence allowances will be paid per academic year to female master students and doctoral candidates, for mobility equal or longer than 2 academic years.