Erasmus Mundus Program Application

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The European Commission published a first call for proposals relating to the year 2004 in early April 2004 that covers Action 1 (Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses), Action 2 (scholarships) and Action 4 (enhancing attractiveness).

A second call for proposals relating to the year 2005 and covering Action 1 (Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses), Action 2 (scholarships) and Action 3 (partnerships) was also published in April 2004.

European higher education institutions (for Actions 1 and 2) are invited to watch out for the calls of proposals relating to the years 2004 and 2005. They were published on the European Commission website and the Official Journal in early April 2004. They give guidance to applicants and include the application forms.

The deadline for the submission of applications was in spring 2004 for the call relating to 2004.

As for the call relating to 2005 the deadlines for the submission of applications will be in autumn 2004 for Action 1 and the beginning of 2005 for Action 2.

Students and scholars: the list of selected Erasmus Mundus Master Courses will be available on the European Commission website. Students and scholars will be invited to apply directly to the offering consortia according to their instructions.

European and third-country higher education institutions (for Action 3): partnerships under Action 3 can only be established by selected Erasmus Mundus Masters Consortia offering Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses selected under Action 1. Therefore, the first partnerships will not start before the academic year 2005/2006.
The deadline for the submission of proposals will be at the beginning of 2005.

World-wide higher education institutions and other bodies active in the field of higher education (for Action 4): The deadline for the submission of proposals was in spring 2004.

PUBLICATION OF THE CALLS FOR PROPOSALS AND APPLICATION DEADLINES

Because of time constraints, the timetable for implementing Erasmus Mundus in the academic year 2004/2005 is much shorter than in a “normal” year.

In the academic year 2005/2006, the timetable will be closer to the standard one, but still exceptional.

By the academic year 2006/2007, the European Commission will have phased into the normal rhythm of program implementation that will be kept for the rest of the program period.

Call 2006/2007 Published Deadline Commission decision Activity period
Action 1 March 2005 May 2005 October 2005 a.y. 2006/2007
Action 2 March 2005 February 2006 April 2006 a.y. 2006/2007
Action 3 March 2005 May 2005 September 2005 a.y. 2006/2007
Action 4 March 2005 May 2005 September 2005 From October 2005
Call 2007/2008 Published Deadline Commission decision Activity period
Action 1 March 2006 May 2006 October 2006 a.y. 2007/2008
Action 2 March 2006 February 2007 April 2007 a.y. 2007/2008
Action 3 March 2006 May 2006 September 2006 a.y. 2007/2008
Action 4 March 2006 May 2006 September 2006 From October 2006
Call 2008/2009 Published Deadline Commission decision Activity period
Action 1 March 2007 May 2007 October 2007 a.y. 2008/2009
Action 2 March 2007 February 2008 April 2008 a.y. 2008/2009
Action 3 March 2007 May 2007 September 2007 a.y. 2008/2009
Action 4 March 2007 May 2007 September 2007 From October 2007

MOBILITY REQUIREMENTS WITHIN AN ERASMUS MUNDUS MASTERS COURSE

All students (European and non-Europeans) following an Erasmus Mundus Masters Course are obliged to study in at least two of the institutions offering the Course.

The sequence of study periods spent in the various institutions and the various possible mobility combinations must be known to potential students when they apply for the Course.

In cases where the consortium includes an institution from an EEA-EFTA state, at least one of the hosting institutions must be located in a EU Member State.

The length of the study period in each of the participating institutions can vary, but normally at least 30% of the Course should be completed in a second institution. All three higher education institutions involved in the minimum consortium must be in the position to be a hosting institution, i.e. to offer in principle at least 30% of the credits necessary for Course completion.

Scholars are not obliged, but invited to perform part of their scholarly work in a second institution within the consortium.

NUMBER OF PLACES FOR THIRD-COUNTRY STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS ON AN ERASMUS MUNDUS MASTERS COURSE

Each selected Erasmus Mundus Masters consortium reserves a minimum of places for third-country students and scholars: 10 students and 3 scholars in 2004; and at least 19 students and 4-5 scholars for the following years.

ADMISSION CONDITIONS AND APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Students and scholars can find out about concrete admission conditions and application procedures by contacting (or visiting the website of) the Erasmus Mundus Masters consortium offering the Masters Course they wish to enroll in or work for. Erasmus Mundus Masters consortia are obliged to have transparent admission conditions and application procedures.

STUDENT AND SCHOLAR SELECTION MODALITIES

The Erasmus Mundus Masters consortium offering the Masters Course selects the students and scholars on the basis of CVs, study and academic merits, motivation, recommendations, language skills, etc. The Commission confirms this selection.

PUBLICATION OF THE ADMITTED STUDENT LIST

The Erasmus Mundus Masters consortium offering the Masters Course will communicate to applicants if they have been accepted for the Course and if they have been awarded a scholarship four months before the Course starts (except for the academic year 2004/2005 where – for reasons of time constraints – applicants will not know before September 2004).

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