The Erasmus Programme offers the chance to spend periods of study or research at higher education institutions in European Union countries. The initiative is open to students and staff across the full range of academic disciplines and offers flexible exchange periods at a wide range of universities. The general aim is to consolidate the implementation of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) by improving the mobility options open to students, teachers and researchers, increasing cooperation between participating nations and bringing about a general improvement in teaching quality and the level of training of European students.
The option of completing part of a course of study in another country enables students and researchers to broaden their educational, cultural and linguistic horizons over periods ranging from three months to a year. Erasmus placements are available to all European citizens who have completed at least one year of university study.
You can find more information on the Erasmus Programme on the website of the Spanish National Agency for European Educational Programmes.
What is it?
The Erasmus Mundus program is designed to raise the quality of higher education through academic cooperation scholarships linking Europe and the rest of the world.
Erasmus Mundus gives students and researchers from around the world the opportunity to continue graduate or PhD-level study at two or more European universities for a period of three months to three years.
What are the available modalities?
– Action 1 supports excellence in graduate programs offered by partnerships of European and third-country universities. Candidate programs must entail periods of study in at least three different countries. The Action 1 track is aimed at both European and non-European graduate and PhD students and faculty.
– Action 2, via partnerships of universities and higher education institutions (at least five universities from three different countries), is designed to encourage academic cooperation and student, faculty and researcher mobility, while making a contribution to the social and economic development of participating non-European countries. The Action 2 track focuses on underprivileged groups and vulnerable populations.
How can I apply?
First, access the Erasmus Mundus webpage at http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/funding/scholarships_students_academics_en.php
This resource provides a comprehensive list of all graduate and doctoral courses available in a given disciplinary area.
You can click through to the individual webpages of the courses you are interested in to find out about course features, requirements, formalities and time frames. Lake sure to send your application direct to the coordinator of the selected course. A list of countries is provided for each program.