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What is Erasmus+
Erasmus+ is the European Union (EU) programme which supports projects, partnerships, events and mobility in the areas of education, training, youth and sport. The programme, which runs from 2014 to 2020, provides funding opportunities for coopreation in all these areas, both among European countries and between European countries and Partner Countries throughout the world.
Erasmus+ scholarships are generous and full scholarships that cover all your costs, from travel to living allowance, and including tuition and insurance. They offer you the chance to experience not only various world class universities, but also the many rich cultures of Europe. Between 2014 and 2020, it will provide opportunities for four million people to study, train and gain life experience abroad.
Erasmus+ replaces a number of older programmes, including an international exchange programme called Erasmus Mundus.
(Action 1) Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMDS)
Excellent Eramus Mundus Joint Masters Degrees are offered by consortia of EU and -optionally - non-EU universities. This is the continuation of Action 1 of Erasmus Mundus, which has proved to be very successful and given a lot of visibility worldwide to universities invloved. We provide high-leve scholarships to excellent studnets and staff from anywhere in the world to participate in the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees. Studnets have to be mobile to at least two different European countries, leading to a joint degree or multiple degrees.
Over 100 Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degrees will be selecting studnets to take part in their programmes in 2017. EU-funded scholarships are available for the best candidates. Visit the catalogue of all programmes-you'll find details on all the course content and enty requirements and timetables for applications. http://europa.eu/!RN87Kc
Indicative scholarship amounts
The scholarship covers the participation, travel and installation, susistence and insurance costs. Altogether this can amount to €25,000 per year for Master's Courses and from €60,000 to €130,000 for three-year Joint Doctorates.
How to apply?
Apply directly to the consortium, which carries out a competitive selection procedure for scholarship palces, open to candidates from around the world. You need to contact the specific Erasmus Mundus course in which you are interested. Vist the Eramus Mundus Joint Masters Degrees catalogue at http://tinyurl.com/yartupg
Application procedures and deadlines vary between courses. The application period is between October and January every year.
(Action 2) International Credit Mobility
The well- know Erasmus Programme is for the first time open to non EU universities and staff. Erasmus+ funds credit mobility i.e student mobility between 3 and 12 months (in both directions) to obtain credits in a host instituion, which are then recongised by the home instituion. This action also funds staff mobility of up to 2 months to and from the participating universities, which is essential as university staff are agents of change in their home instituion. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of inter-institutional agreements between univsersities from ''Programme Countries'' and ''Partner countries''. (''Programme Countries'' means 28 EU Member States + Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Turkey and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, i.e all countries that contribute finanically to the Programme and have a National Agencu to manage it. ''Partner countries-'' are all other countries throughout the world)
This action is open to participation from higher education institutions worldwide, though only institutions from Programme Countries can submit to their National Agency.
Note: Your university may have an Erasmus+ mobility agreement with a university in Europe under which you could study for part of your degree in Europe. The credits you acquire in Europe will count towards your degree back home.
Indicative scholarship amounts? On top of the tuition fees, the students and doctoral candidates from Parnter Countries may receive a monthly contribution to their expenses abroad of between EUR 750 and EUR 850, depending on the cost of living in the Programme Country. For studnets and doctoral candidates going to Partner Countries from Programme Countries, the rate is EUR 650 per month for all Partner Countries.
Staff coming from Partner Countries may get a daily contribution to their expenses of between EUR 1000 and EUR 160 (depending on the cost of living in the Programme Country). Staff from Programme Countries going to Parnter Countries will get EUR 160 per day.
Each individual participants may get a travel contribution based on the distance from the sending to receiving institution.
How to apply? Contact your university's international relations office directly for more information or visit http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/opportunities-for-organisati...
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Other courses and scholarships in Europe
See the Erasmus+ web portal’s Resources section for information about linguistic support, documents for applicants and the management of proposals.