Coimbra Group Short Stay Scholarship Programme 2024 for Sub-Saharan African Researchers | Apply Now!

Applications for the 2024 Coimbra Group Short Stay Scholarship Programme are now open. The Short Stay Scholarship program presents a golden opportunity for young African researchers from higher education institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa, to spend a short-term visit (1 to 3 months), at the Universities of the Coimbra Group. The program is aimed at promoting international collaboration and academic exchange.

Coimbra Group Short Stay Scholarship Programme

Overview of the Short Stay Scholarship Programme

The Coimbra Group Short Stay Scholarship Programme offers a unique chance for scholars to embark on short-term research visits, which cover a duration of one (1) to a maximum of three (3) months, at esteemed universities across Europe.

This Short Stay Scholarship Programme is designed to empower scholars to engage in research endeavors aligned with their academic interests while simultaneously cultivating valuable academic and research networks in Europe.

Participating universities in the 2024 edition of this prestigious program include:

  • University of Barcelona (Spain)
  • University of Coimbra (Portugal)
  • University of Cologne (Germany)
  • Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
  • University of Granada (Spain)
  • University of Graz (Austria)
  • University of Groningen (The Netherlands)
  • Istanbul University (Turkey)
  • Jagiellonian University in Krakow (Poland)
  • Leiden University (The Netherlands)
  • University of Padova (Italy)
  • University of Pavia (Italy)
  • University of Poitiers (France)
  • Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic)
  • University of Salamanca (Spain)
  • University of Siena (Italy)
  • University of Turku (Finland)
  • University of Würzburg (Germany)

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered eligible for the Coimbra Group Short Stay Scholarship Programme, applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Age: Prospective Candidates must be born on or after 1 January 1978.
  • Nationality and Residence: Applicants must be nationals of and currently residing in a country in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Employment: Applicants must be current staff members of a university or an equivalent higher education institution in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Academic Status: Preference is given to applicants who are doctoral/postdoctoral or hold equivalent academic statuses.
  • Acceptance Letter: Applicants must possess an acceptance letter/email from the tutor/partner with whom the work programme will be undertaken in the host institution. This document is mandatory.
  • Application Process: Utilize the Coimbra Group Office electronic application process.
  • Single Application: Applicants are required to apply for only one university. Those who submit multiple applications will have their application disapproved or considered invalid.
  • Language Requirement: All information must be submitted in English only.

How to Apply

  • The application window for the Coimbra Group Short Stay Scholarship Programme is open until Friday, 5 April 2024, at midnight (Brussels time).
  • To initiate the application process, prospective scholars are encouraged to visit the official application page at Coimbra Group’s website at
  • Applicants are required to provide certain details including personal data, professional data, curriculum vitae, and pertinent application data.
  • All requisite information must be accurately provided.

For More Information, Visit the Official page of the Coimbra Group Short Stay Scholarship Programme at

Application Deadline

The deadline for submitting applications is 5 April 2024 at midnight (Brussels time).

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