Study in the world | Universities grant / scholarship | Erasmus Munduns
The Erasmus Mundus programme aims to enhance the quality of higher education and promote dialogue and understanding between people and cultures through mobility and academic cooperation.
Who created the Erasmus Mundus initiative?
The so-called Erasmus Mundus is an initiative launched by the EuropeAid Cooperation Office of the European Commission in charge of the European Union External Cooperation. The action is managed by the EACEA (Education, Audiovisual and Cultural Executive Agency) and all the EU partners and delegations in charge of higher education requirements and long term development of countries.
What is Erasmus Mundus about?
The program has been launched in order to foster the worldwide exchange and cooperation between the higher education institutions but also the mobility of students, searchers, academic staff and everybody linked to higher education. This program aims international recognition of studies and qualification by the international exchange of knowledge skills and expertise.
Who can benefit from the worldwide grant / scholarship programme?
As previously said the program has been elaborated for everybody within the higher educational system. Therefore, every students could benefit from the program, from undergraduate to master, doctorate and postdoctoral ones but also all the academic staff as searchers, teachers or trainers.
Thus, projects may vary from 1 to 34 months and selected candidates receive financial help in order to cover their expenses as travels, insurance and tuition fees. Also, a monthly allowance (grant / scholarship) is included in the programme, the range of that grant may vary from 1000 to 2500 euros. Notice that this scholarship is not exclusively intended to the students and academic staff of the selected partners but also to the ones of eligible non-EU countries under certain conditions.
List of the eligible countries to get the grant (according to the official list of the European Commission):
The list is composed of 24 non-EU countries: Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, Israel, West Bank/Gaza, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Russia, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and also 33 European countries: all the EU Member States and Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia, Turkey ,Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway. The initiative is also expending its activities to Africa, Asia, Western Balkans, Latin America, Caribbean, and Pacific countries.
Who is behind the initiative of providing grants to study or teach in another country of the world?
The EuropeAid Cooperation Office of the European Commission which deals with EU External Cooperation Programmes:
The Education, Audiovisual and Cultural Executive Agency (EACEA) which manages the action:
EU Delegations and EU partner countries which contribute to identifying the specific needs and priorities in terms of higher education requirements for the longer term development of the country.
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