Erasmus+ Program, International Credit Mobility

L-R, Prof. Achim Hoerauf, Director IMMIP, Prof. Alexander Debrah, Dean Faculty of Allied Sciences KNUST Ghana, Angelika Kellings, Clinical trials quality manager, Dr. Linda Batsa Debra, Lecturer KNUST Ghana. The group photo was taken during the 20 years anniversary of collaborations celebrations in Kumasi Ghana.



The University of Bonn has a strong regional focus on research cooperation with countries in the Global South. The Institute of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology (IMMIP) has for over 20 years had an equal partner research cooperation with the  Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine. In July 2020, the long standing cooperation between IMMIP and KCCR /KNUST was further funded by Erasmus+ in the program line "International Credit Mobility" by the European Union. The funding will run for a period of three years, i.e. until August 2023. The Erasmus+ "International Credit Mobility", is intended to enable the participating working groups to offer more joint teaching concepts and to establish structured exchange programs for students, teaching and science-support staff. Exchanges of students, doctoral candidates, teaching and administrative staff are planned. Due to Corona, these measures are expected to start during the 2021/22 winter semester.


Academic Advisor Bonn:

Prof. Dr. Achim Hoerauf

Academic Advisor Ghana:

Prof. Alexander Yaw Debrah

Students selection & staff mobility
Dr. Kenneth Pfarr Kenneth
Dr. Manuel Ritter
Dr. Ute Klarmann-Schulz
Dr. Linda Batsa Debrah
Dr. Patricia Jebett Korir



L-R, Caroline Wauschkuhn, Cand. med, with
PhD exchange student from Ghana Vera Opuku.
Foto ©Uni Bonn /V. Lannert

PhD Students Exchange Bonn to Kumasi

Three scholarships will be awarded to PhD students studying at the University of Bonn  and the University Hospital Bonn who will be interested in doing part of their research work in Ghana. The stay of up to a maximum of  4 months will be covered.nFlights to  Kumasi Ghana and back to Bonn will be funded a monthly allowance 850 Euros given.

 Applicants will be selected on the weight of their intended research activities in Ghana and its relevance to the participating institutions.

Staff Morbility

Staff morbility will be issued to both teaching and non teaching staff. Teaching staff should have a layout of the courses/ lectures that they will be issuing. Staff exchange provides a learning oppourtunity also for non teaching staff.

Flight to Kumasi and back will be paid  funded and a daily allowance of 160 Euros given.


How to Apply

Send your  applications, CV and motivation letter to Dr. Patricia J. Korir (pkorir @

for PhD Students: Include a short research summary  and a letter of support from your supervisor

For teaching staff: indicate the course you will be teaching, what it will cover and hosting department

For non teaching staff: Indicate the nature of staff exchange and the hosting department



Call for application 2022

Fact Sheet University of Bonn PDF