AAU 3rd ASRIC-UEMF PhD Scholarships for African Students (Fully-funded) 2022-2023

The Association of African Universities (AAU) in collaboration with African Scientific, Research and Innovation Council (ASRIC) and Euro-Mediterranean University of Fes (UEMF) is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates for the 3rd ASRIC-UEMF PhD Scholarships for African Students.

The ASRIC and UEMF are offering 10 scholarship slots for the academic year 2022-2023 to African PhD students to carry out their doctoral research work at the Euro-Mediterranean University of Fes (UEMF), Morocco. The duration of the study and that of the scholarship is three years.


Scholarship Sponsor(s): ASRIC and UEMF

Host Institution(s): Euro-Mediterranean University of Fes (UEMF), Morocco

Scholarship Worth: Full tuition waiver, Stipend allowance & Air ticket

Number of Awards: 10

Study Level: PhD

Nationality: African Students

DETAILS | ASRIC-UEMF PhD Scholarships for African Students

The African Scientific, Research and Innovation Council (ASRIC) is a special advisory body to the African Union mandated to implement the Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA-2024) and to promote scientific research and innovation in order to address the challenges of Africa’s socio-economic development.

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UEMF is a University of a regional character and is located in the iconic city of Fes, which houses one of the oldest still-functioning universities in the world, “Al Karaouiyine”. The University was created with the aim to promote the values of leadership, entrepreneurship, innovation and solidarity, in furtherance, UEMF is a growing centre of excellence in higher education and research with more than one and half thousand students, 24% of which are scholarship recipients.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for AAU 3rd ASRIC-UEMF PhD Scholarships for African Students, interested applicants are expected to meet the following conditions:

  • Must be a national of one of the African Union Member States;
  • Applicants must be less than 35 years of age at the end date of this call;
  • Must have Master’s Degree (in science or engineering), Diploma or Engineering Diploma or any other equivalent diploma (baccalaureate + 5); and
  • The candidate must demonstrate remarkable ability and devotion along with experiences in conducting research in the selected field of study. 
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Field of Study for Research

Interested candidates MUST be ready to undertake research in the following areas:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Additive Manufacturing and materials
  • Renewable Energy, Green hydrogen and Power-to-X
  • Chemistry
  • Management
  • Sensors

Scholarship Benefits

Successful candidates for the AAU 3rd ASRIC-UEMF PhD Scholarships for African Students will receive the following benefits:

  • Tuition fees of about $9,000,
  • An annual return ticket from your home country with a maximum contribution of $1,000 during summer vacation, and
  • Stipend allowance of $1,000 monthly for 11 months every year.

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: The application form is accessible via this link – https://blog.aau.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/ASRIC-UEMF-PhD-Application-Form.docx . The Form should be completed and submitted before the deadline of the call. The following are also to be attached to the application form:

  • An updated CV;
  • A certified copy of the baccalaureate;
  • A certified copy of the master’s diploma or the engineering diploma or any other equivalent diploma (Bac + 5);
  • A copy of certified transcript(s) of all university-level coursework completed corresponding to the diploma or masters;
  • A copy of the Master (or equivalent) thesis or dissertation;
  • A certified copy of an applicant’s international passport.
  • 2 personal passport size photographs
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All application and supporting documents should be submitted in the above-mentioned order (compiled into one PDF document) to the ASRIC Secretariat electronically before the Call deadline.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2022

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