Erasmus+ ScholarshipsCategory: Studying in Spain
We have compiled extensive information about Erasmus programs over recent years for European and foreign students studying abroad. This page contains 8 sections:
- Erasmus+ Overview
- Tips From a Former Erasmus Student
- Erasmus Mundus Scholarships
- How to Apply for an Erasmus Scholarship
- Erasmus Mundus European Programs
- Who can participate in the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship
- Erasmus Mundus Contact Points
- Socrates Erasmus Contact Points
Erasmus + is the new European 7-year program for education, training, youth and sports. Within the time period of 2014-2020, it aims at enhancing the skills and employability of youth as well as modernizing Education, Training, and Youth work.
- Erasmus Participating countries
- Who can participate in Erasmus?
- How do I participate in Erasmus?
- Erasmus Duration
- Erasmus Deadlines
- Erasmus Grants
- Erasmus Contact
- Erasmus Fee payment
- Recognition at home for the Erasmus study period abroad
- Erasmus Learning Agreement
- Language knowledge / Linguistic preparation
- Erasmus Accommodation
- Erasmus Examination procedure
The 28 Member States of the European Union and other non-EU countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden United Kingdom, and Turkey.
Who can participate in Erasmus+?
Erasmus+ can provide opportunities for students, trainees, apprentices, pupils, adult learners, young people, and volunteers, as well as professionals in the field of education, training, youth and sports.
To participate as a higher education student in the Erasmus program, you must fulfill the following conditions:
be a student enrolled in a formal program of study at higher education level leading to a degree (including doctoral level) in one of the participating countries.
be a citizen of one of the participating countries (or be recognized as having an official status of refugee or stateless person or permanent resident).
have completed at least the first year of your university studies.
How do I participate in Erasmus?
You should contact the International Relations Office or the Erasmus + Office of your home university . These offices will provide you with information on all the exchanges your institution is involved in, i.e. which universities, which faculties, in which countries etc. You can also check on the website of your home university about its partner institutions.
You can study at selected partner institutions of your home university in one of the participating countries. There are a certain amount of places and grants available at each host university that are given to the students after a selection process organized by your home university.
In the framework of the Erasmus+ program, you can spend between three months and a full academic year abroad. In general, students spend either the first or the second semester, or a whole year abroad. Academic calendars can vary in the different countries.
There is no single deadline for the student’s demands, because each university organizes its selection procedure independently. Enquire at your university concerning its application deadlines.
Erasmus grants are intended as a contribution towards covering part of the extra costs involved in studying abroad. They cover the period of study abroad (from three months to a full academic year).
The application procedure for an Erasmus grant varies from country to country. Contact the International Relations Office of your home university about the grant application.
The awarded amount varies significantly from country to country. In any case, don’t expect a full scholarship . It can be combined with additional funds provided by the university, by the member state or by other public or private bodies.
Contact your National Erasmus+ Office or the International Relations Office of your home university about the possibilities to apply for other grants in your country .
Normal fees are payable to the home institution (if necessary).
No fees (for tuition, registration, examinations, access to laboratory and library facilities etc.) have to be paid to the host institution.
However, small fees may be charged for costs, such as insurance, student unions, the use of photocopiers, laboratory products etc., on an equal basis with local students.
Recognition at home for the study period abroad
The Erasmus study period is an integral part of the program of study at your home university. Full academic recognition must be given for the study period abroad, as decided upon in the Learning Agreement.
Erasmus students are expected to complete a Learning Agreement to be signed by themselves and the home and host institutions. The Learning Agreement is an informal contract that indicates precisely what modules you will be studying. It should be completed well before you arrive at the host institution. Subsequent modifications to the Learning Agreement are permitted as long as they are agreed by all parties concerned. At the end of the study period abroad, the host university will provide the exchange student as well as the sending university with a transcript reporting the results obtained in the agreed program of study.
To facilitate academic recognition, the majority of European universities have adopted the European Credit Transfer System . This system provides a common scale for measuring in credits the student workload required to complete course units (for example, one full year of studies generally amounts to 60 credits).
The key documents of ECTS are:
The regular Information Package/Course Catalogue of the institution to be published in two languages (or only in English for programs taught in English) on the Web and/or in hard copy in one or more booklets. It has to include information for host students from abroad.
The Learning Agreement contains the list of courses to be taken and agreed upon by the student and the responsible academic body of the institution concerned. In case of credit transfer, the Learning Agreement has to be agreed upon by the student and the two institutions concerned before the student’s departure and to be updated immediately when changes occur.
The Transcript of Records documents the performance of a student by showing the list of courses taken, the credits gained as well as the local grades and possibly ECTS grades awarded. In case of credit transfer, the Transcript of Records has to be issued by the home institution for outgoing students before departure and by the host institution for incoming students at the end of their period of study.
Language knowledge / Linguistic preparation
You must have acquired sufficient knowledge of the language in which the courses you will attend will be taught. This can be through school qualification in a foreign language, foreign language courses at university or simply by having spent some time living abroad.
In general, you can follow preparatory language courses either at your home university before your departure or at your host university before the beginning of your study period abroad. Additionally you can take advantage of the Online Linguistic Support (OLS) for Erasmus+ mobility participants. This will only become available to you after you have been selected to participate in one of the programs. The languages available are Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.
Often the cheapest alternative is to have a room on campus. You can contact the campus accommodation office of your host institution about this. Both Erasmus+ offices of your home and host university country might be able to help you also. You can also ask at your host university if they have any special places where they post accommodation ads . Generally there are ads in the local press too.
The examination procedure you will follow will be the one adopted by the host institution . This may involve written papers and/or oral examinations. Unless there are good reasons to do otherwise, the language of the examination will be the one of the host institution. In general, you will not have to pass an exam a second time at your home university to receive academic recognition for it.
Privatewriting will be glad to professionally assist you with applications and essay writing, including your Erasmus applications.
Tips from a former Erasmus Student
- Preparing your stay
- About Erasmus grants
- About Erasmus fees and other costs
- About Erasmus coordinators
- Choosing your subjects
- About the implementation of the European Credit Transfer System
- About Erasmus internships
When I wrote this article, which stresses some of the weaknesses in how the Erasmus program works, I did not intend to frighten the students that would like to participate in this program, but warn them since we all know that “You better be safe than sorry”.
It could discourage since it compiles many potential problems but in general, you will not face all the problems at a time and if you are lucky you will not even face any problem at all.
In any case, I strongly recommend international programs such as Erasmus. They are a great cultural and linguistic experience, provided you make the effort to speak the language of the country where you are. Moreover it is nowadays fundamental to show that one is mobile in order to find an interesting job.
Before we talk about an Erasmus mobility, let’s review some of the terms used that may not be familiar to you. As follows you will find a short glossary in order to help you understand better these tips.
• Home university: the university in which you are studying in your country of residence.
• Host university: the university where you will be studying in the framework of Erasmus.
• Plan of study: all the subjects that you are going to study and that will be listed in the Learning Agreement.
• ECTS: System that allocates a certain number of credits to a subject according to the workload it represents to the student. In order to be valid, your plan of study must be made of 60 credits a year, that is 30 credits a semester.
• Coordinator: teacher responsible for the recognition of your plan of study. You may turn to him/her in case you have problems related to studies. You will have a coordinator in both your home and host universities.
Preparing your stay:
To prepare your stay, you will probably look for information in your host university’s website. Be careful because it is possible that the information is not updated nor correct or incomplete.
Some examples: your host university is located in Madrid : until you look at a map, you will not know whether it is downtown or in the city outskirts.
It is also possible that the main faculties of your host university are located in Madrid but that others, smaller, lie 70 or 80 kilometers from Madrid (45-50 miles).
If you study languages such as Japanese or Chinese besides your main major, you may have to pay fees in order to assist to these classes in your host university; this is legal since they are not part of your plan of study.
It may also happen that your host university is implementing a new degree program. In this case, they only teach the first year classes but they post the whole curriculum on their website. This may cause you some problems, particularly in case you were exclusively interested in the second or third year classes.
The European Union gives a grant to every Erasmus student. But its amount is really low and does not cover the expenses and charges of your stay. It hardly covers the rent for one month or two months at the most. This is why you need another financial support. Students that receive a grant from their National State are very lucky since they not only receive this grant besides the Erasmus one but in addition they are given a generous supplement from the European Union. This enables them to cover all their expenses and charges provided they manage their funds well. Other sources of financial support are a student loan or a line of credit that offer advantageous repayment terms provided you work or you have someone to stand guarantor for you.
About fees and other costs:
Tuition fees are to be paid in your home university but if you want to take additional classes that might interest you but that are not part of your plan of study, you will have to pay tuition fees. Sometimes, it may happen that you have to pay for class materials such as photocopies. Teachers often times demand certain books to be used in class and as there are not enough copies in the library, you may have to buy one.
There is an evident lack of coordination between home and host universities. Sometimes even the transmission of grades can be chaotic. If you would have problems of any kind, tell your host university coordinator as well as your home university coordinator. Indeed, as they may not communicate between each other, you will always have to act as a link between them. You should be careful about what coordinators will tell you: they may assert that something can be done without checking that it can be done actually and you may have problems because of that. Erasmus coordinators are not paid to be coordinators (as far as I know), and most of the time they are told to be coordinators. This is why certain coordinators do not pay attention to their students, cannot be reached easily, do not answer e-mails… Actually there are coordinators that do their job well and always try to help their students, but not all of them do.
Choosing your subjects:
If there is no equivalent in your host university for the major you are studying in your home university, you will have to compose your own plan of study by choosing subjects from various majors. For instance the major you are studying in your home university is made of mixed subjects such as Computer Science, English, Economics and History of Spain. If there is no equivalent in your host university, you will choose a Computer Science class in the Computer Science faculty (or in any other faculty that teaches Computer Science), an English class in the English Language and Literature faculty, an Economics class in the Economics faculty, and a History of Spain class in the Spanish Language and Literature faculty or that of History.
This poses a scheduling problem. If two classes are taught at the same time you will have to choose another class or even choose another subject.
It may also pose a level problem. If the major you are studying in your home country is made of so mixed subjects, the Computer Science level acquired will not be the same as the level acquired in a Computer Science major. So it may sometimes be difficult to understand the classes. Moreover if you have chosen a third-year class for instance, you will not have assisted to the first and second-year classes so that you will lack of a certain knowledge that the teacher will regard as known by every student.
About the implementation of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS):
The ECTS is used to facilitate the recognition in your home university of the classes to which you assisted abroad. This is how it works: every subject is allocated a certain number of credits according to the workload it represents to the student. An academic year represents 60 credits (a semester, 30). So, when you study as an Erasmus student, you compose your plan of study and once you have reached 30 credits a semester, you have enough subjects.
The problem arises when the home and/or host universities do not implement this system. Every university should implement it but it is a recent system and this is why many universities still have problems with it.
This is an example of what can happen: your home university bases itself on subjects instead of credits. If the major you are studying in your home country is made of 10 subjects of 2 hours a week each one, you will have a 20 hour-a week schedule. When you choose subjects in your host university, you may find out that each subject has a 3 hour-a week schedule so that each one represents more credits and you will reach the number of credits you need with less subjects.
If your home university would implement the ECTS, this would not be a problem at all. But when it is not the case, your coordinator may assign you presentations or make you sit for exams when you come back to your home university. Eventually you will study a lot more than 20 hours a week and you will have to study by yourself the program of the subjects for which you will have to sit for an exam when you come back.
If your major includes an internship, your home university devotes part of the academic year to it. When you participate in Erasmus, you have to be aware that your host university will not have any period dedicated to this internship. This is why your home university may exempt you from realizing it and this is really great because you will not have any problems in getting organized. On the other hand, if your home university still demands the internship, you will have two options. In case you have school only half of the day, you can dedicate the other half to your internship. Otherwise you will have to realize your internship during your summer holidays or other holidays you will have.
I hope this advice will be helpful for you to prepare your Erasmus stay. If you would face one of the problems I have just mentioned or others, take it easy and try to find the best solution you can. But do not lose heart because anyway an Erasmus stay is always useful. Indeed besides an academic year abroad, an Erasmus stay also means learning or deepening your knowledge of a language, learning about new cultures and meeting new people from which you will learn a lot as well. The Erasmus program is also a great way to study in one of the Universities in Spain.
Best wishes on your stay!
Erasmus Mundus Scholarships
FOR EUROPEAN STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS
Erasmus Mundus does not provide scholarships to European students and scholars for studying or working at European universities. However, selected Erasmus Mundus Masters consortia may enter into Erasmus Mundus Partnerships (Action 3) with third-country higher education institutions. Within the framework of these Partnerships, students enrolled in an Erasmus Mundus Masters Course and scholars working for an Erasmus Mundus Masters Course can receive a scholarship in order to spend a short period of study or work (normally three months) at the third-country partner university. In order to be eligible for these scholarships, students and scholars must be citizens of the European Union or third-country nationals who have been legal residents in the European Union for at least three years (and for purposes other than study) before the start of the scholarship.
The Erasmus Mundus Scholarships allow you to study in 15 countries inside or outside the European Union. Needless to say, Studying in Spain is also an option provided by the Erasmus Mundus Scholarships.
European students can apply for an Erasmus/Socrates scholarship under the standard Erasmus/Socrates conditions and procedures. In practice, this means that the university in which the European student starts the Erasmus Mundus Masters Course can grant an Erasmus/Socrates scholarship for the student’s study period at the second hosting institution within the Erasmus Mundus Masters consortium.
It is therefore not possible for European students to receive an Erasmus/Socrates scholarship for the whole duration of an Erasmus Mundus Masters Course.
Neither can European students obtain an Erasmus/Socrates scholarship at masters level if they have already had an Erasmus/Socrates grant at undergraduate level.
AMOUNT OF THE SCHOLARSHIP
Scholarships for incoming mobility (third-country students and scholars coming to Europe, Action 2): For each student the scholarship amounts to 21,000 Euros per academic year. This includes 10 monthly grants of 1,600 Euros and a fixed amount of 5,000 Euros for fees, travel expenses, relocation costs, etc. For Courses lasting two years, the student receives double this amount, i.e. 42,000 Euros. The amount of an average scholarship for scholars is 13,000 Euros. This includes three monthly grants of 4,000 Euros and a fixed amount of 1,000 Euros for travel expenses. The Erasmus Mundus Masters consortium pays the grants to students and scholars according to their own payment arrangements that are communicated to the grantees in advance.
Scholarships for outgoing mobility (European students and scholars going to third countries, Action 3): For each student the average scholarship amounts to 3,100 Euros for a three-month period. This includes a monthly grant of 700 Euros and a fixed amount of 1,000 Euros for travel expenses. The amount of an average scholarship for scholars is 13,000 Euros for a three-month period. This includes three monthly grants of 4,000 Euros and a fixed amount of 1,000 Euro for travel expenses. The Erasmus Mundus Masters consortium pays the grants to students and scholars according to their own payment arrangements that are communicated to the grantees in advance.
OBTAINING THE VISA
Once third-country students and scholars have received an official confirmation from the Erasmus Mundus Masters consortium that they have been accepted to participate in the Course, they can obtain a visa in their home countries in the embassies of the respective European countries which are involved in the Masters Course. The international office of the Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses will advise third-country students and scholars on how to obtain their visas.
Only third-country students who receive an Erasmus Mundus scholarship are covered by a complementary sickness and accident insurance offered by the Commission. All other students enrolled in an Erasmus Mundus Masters Course and third-country scholars working for the course have to take out their own insurance (if necessary).
How to Apply for an Erasmus Scholarship
The Erasmus Mundus Scholarship is a great way to sponsor your graduate program in Spain.
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).
Erasmus Mundus European Programs
The Erasmus Mundus program is a co-operation and mobility program in the field of higher education. It aims at enhancing quality in European higher education and to promote intercultural understanding through co-operation with third-countries.
The program is intended to strengthen European co-operation and international links in higher education by supporting high-quality European Masters Courses, by enabling students and visiting scholars from around the world to engage in postgraduate study at European universities, as well as by encouraging the outgoing mobility of European students and scholars towards third-countries.
The Erasmus Mundus program comprises four concrete actions:
ACTION 1 – Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses: they constitute the central component around which Erasmus Mundus is built. They are high-quality Masters Courses offered by a consortium of at least three universities in at least three different European countries. The courses must be “integrated” to be selected under Erasmus Mundus, which means that they must foresee a study period in at least two of the three universities and that it must lead to the award of a recognized double, multiple or joint degree.
Note: European students can enroll in an Erasmus Mundus Masters Course that takes partly place in their home countries.
ACTION 2 – Erasmus Mundus Scholarships: in order to give the Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses a strong external projection, a scholarship scheme for third-country graduate students and scholars from the whole world will be linked to them. This scholarship scheme addresses highly qualified individuals.
Note: A scholar is an academic and/or professional of outstanding experience that carries out teaching or research assignments and scholarly work in the institutions participating in the Erasmus Mundus Masters Course or in a third-country partner university with which the Masters consortium has established a Partnership.
Caution: Third-country nationals living in Europe can apply for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship if they are not residents of the 25 EU Member States, the EEA-EFTA states and the candidate countries for accession to the EU, if they have not carried out their main activities (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of the above mentioned countries, and if they fulfill all the other admission criteria (graduate student or high-quality scholar, accepted by the Erasmus Mundus Masters consortium).
European nationals living in third countries can’t apply for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship as third-country nationals.
ACTION 3 – Partnerships: in order to encourage European universities to open themselves up to the world and to reinforce their world-wide presence, Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses will also have the possibility of establishing partnerships with third-country higher education institutions. These partnerships will allow for outgoing mobility for graduate EU students and scholars involved in the Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses.
ACTION 4 – Enhancing attractiveness: Erasmus Mundus will also support measures aimed at enhancing the attractiveness of and the interest in European higher education. It will support activities that will improve the profile, the visibility and the accessibility of European higher education as well as issues crucial to the internationalization of higher education, such as the mutual recognition of qualifications with third-countries.
In concrete terms, Erasmus Mundus will support about 90 Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses.
It will provide grants for some 5,000 graduate students from third-countries to follow these Masters Courses, and for more than 4,000 EU graduate students involved in these courses to study in third-countries.
The program will also offer teaching or research scholarships in Europe for over 1,000 incoming third-country academics and for a similar number of outgoing EU scholars.
Finally Erasmus Mundus will support about 100 partnerships between Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses and higher education institutions in third-countries.
The duration of the program is five years (2004-2008) with a planned financial envelope of 230 million Euros for the whole period.
DEFINITION OF AN “INTEGRATED STUDY PROGRAM”
An integrated study program offered by an Erasmus Mundus Masters consortium has the following features:
Joint criteria for admission and examination: Students must be able to apply to a single program with common standards for admission, a common application procedure and a joint student selection process. The examinations passed at one institution of the consortium are fully and automatically recognized by the other institutions of the consortium.
Course integration: Delivery of a jointly developed curriculum or full recognition by the Erasmus Mundus Masters consortium of courses which are developed and delivered separately, but make up a common standard course.
Mobility: A period of study in at least two of the three institutions participating in the consortium. Potential students must know the sequence of study periods spent in the various hosting institutions and the various mobility combinations when they apply for the Course. In a minimum consortium of three partners (A, B, C), mobility combinations would normally be A+B, A+C, B+C and A+B+C.
Guaranteed award of a recognized joint degree, a double degree or a multiple degree upon graduation: The delivery of a double degree is a minimum requirement. A joint degree is defined as a single degree issued by at least two of the institutions offering an integrated study program. The degrees are recognized in the countries where the degree-awarding institutions are located. A double or multiple degree is defined as two or more national degrees issued officially by two or more institutions involved in an integrated study program.
DURATION OF AN ERASMUS MUNDUS MASTERS COURSE
An Erasmus Mundus Masters Course carries between a minimum of 60 and up to 120 ECTS credits at masters level. 60 to 120 ECTS credits correspond to courses lasting from one up to two academic years.
Erasmus Mundus Program: Who Can Participate?
List of students and scholars who can participate in the Erasmus Mundus Programs:
Action 1: reserved to the 25 current EU Member States, the candidate countries for accession to the EU, the countries of the European Economic Area / European Free Trade Association.
Caution: As long as the official participation of the candidate countries (Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey) in the program is not formalized, they will be considered third-countries (this applies to Actions 1, 3 and 4).
The official participation of EEA/EFTA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) is also to be formalized.However, because EEA/EFTA countries have expressed their desire to take the necessary steps to be involved as from the year 2004, the call for Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses to be launched for the academic year 2004/2005 is already open to them, on the condition that the necessary procedures are completed in time.
Action 2: third-countries students and scholarships.
Action 3 partnerships: can be established between Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses selected under Action 1 and worldwide third-country higher education institutions.
Action 3 scholarships: destined to EU graduate students and scholars participating in Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses.
Action 4: open to worldwide higher education institutions and other bodies involved in higher education, regardless from their participation in other Actions of the program.
The program is addressed to:
- Higher education institutions.
- Students having obtained a first degree awarded by a higher education institution (undergraduate studies).
- Scholars and professionals who lecture or conduce research.
- Staff directly involved in higher education.
- Other public or private bodies active in the field of higher education (only for Action 4).
Note: Persons having obtained a university degree of a higher level also enroll in an Erasmus Mundus Masters Course, if the specific admission conditions of the Course so allow.
IMPLEMENTATION OF ERASMUS MUNDUS
The program will be implemented by the European Commission via calls for proposals that are published on the European Commission website. Applications for the entirety of the Actions are to be addressed to the Commission.
Students and scholars that wish to submit their application to participate in an Erasmus Mundus Masters Course (with or without a scholarship) must apply directly to the selected Erasmus Mundus Masters Consortium offering the Course in question.
The Erasmus Mundus program will be implemented as of the academic year 2004/2005.
Erasmus Mundus national structures, which are national contact and information points, have been established in each participating country.
Erasmus Mundus Contact Points
- Erasmus Mundus AUSTRIA
- Erasmus Mundus BELGIUM
- Erasmus Mundus CYPRUS
- Erasmus Mundus CZECH REPUBLIC
- Erasmus Mundus DENMARK
- Erasmus Mundus ESTONIA
- Erasmus Mundus FINLAND
- Erasmus Mundus FRANCE
- Erasmus Mundus GERMANY
- Erasmus Mundus GREECE
- Erasmus Mundus HUNGARY
- Erasmus Mundus ICELAND
- Erasmus Mundus IRELAND
- Erasmus Mundus ITALY
- Erasmus Mundus LATVIA
- Erasmus Mundus LIECHTENSTEIN
- Erasmus Mundus LITHUANIA
- Erasmus Mundus MALTA
- Erasmus Mundus NETHERLANDS
- Erasmus Mundus NORWAY
- Erasmus Mundus POLAND
- Erasmus Mundus PORTUGAL
- Erasmus Mundus SLOVENIA
- Erasmus Mundus SPAIN
- Erasmus Mundus SWEDEN
- Erasmus Mundus UNITED KINGDOM
Responsible person: Martina Bergler
ÖAD – Büro für Akademische Kooperation und Mobilität
(ACM – Academic Cooperation and Mobility unit)
Tel.: +43 1 4277-28182
Fax: +43 1 4277-28194
Responsible person: Johan Geentjens
Ministerie van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap/Departement Onderwijs
Koning Albert II-laan 15
Tel.: +32 25539813
Fax: +32 25539845
Responsible person: Chantal Kaufmann
Direction générale de l’enseignement non obligatoire et de la recherche scientifique
Boulevard Pachéco 19 boîte O
Tel.: +32 22105573 or -62
Fax: +32 221059 92
Responsible person: Despina Martidou–Forcier
Department of Higher and Tertiary Education
Ministry of Education and Culture
Corner of Kimon and Thucydides
Tel.: +357 22800622
Fax: +357 22427560
Responsible person: Lenka Jeníèková
Erasmus Mundus National Contact Point (EMNCP)
Centre for Higher Education Studies
U Lužického Semináøe 13
118 01 Praha 1
Tel.: +42 0257530504
Fax: +42 0257532407
Responsible person: Juha Ketolainen
CIMO, Centre for International Mobility
PO Box 343 / Hakaniemenkatu 2
Tel.: +358-9-774 770 33
Fax: +358-9-774 770 64
Responsible person: Maritxu Skawinski
Agence nationale Socrates/Leonardo da Vinci
25, quai des Chartrons
33 080 Bordeaux
Tel.: +33 (0)5 56 00 94 48
Fax: +33 (0)5 56 00 94 83
Responsible person: Vassilis Koulaidis
Erasmus Mundus National Information and Contact Point
Damaskinou and Kolokotroni Str.
Responsible person: Karitas Kvaran
Socrates National Agency
Office of International Education
University of Iceland
Tel.: +354 525 4311
Fax: +354 525 5850
Responsible person: Sheena Duffy
An tÚdarás um Ard-Oideachas
The Higher Education Authority Marine House
Tel.: +353-1-4392141 Fax: +353-1-6610492
Responsible person: Giovanni Finocchietti
PNC- Punto Nazionale di Contatto Erasmus Mundus
CIMEA – Fondazione Rui
Viale Ventuno aprile, 36
Tel.: +39 06 86321281
Fax: +39 06 86322845
Responsible person: Lauma Sika
European Integration and Foreign
Assistance Programs Co-ordination Department
Valnu iela 2 -202
Tel.: +371 7 047 807
Fax: +371 7 242 366
Responsible person: Arune Karosaite
EU Socrates Programme Co-ordination Support Foundation
Gelezinio Vilko g. 12
Tel: +370 5 2123364 or +370 5 2122481
Fax: +370 5 2497137
Responsible person: Stefania Fabri
Socrates Co-ordinating Committee – European Union Programmes Unit
Room 105, Administration BLDG
University of Malta
Msida, MSD 06
Tel.: +356 2340 2204
Fax: +356 21323807
Responsible person: Vidar Pedersen Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education, SIU
PO Box 7800
Tel.: + 47 55308813
Fax: + 47 55308801
Responsible person: Beata Skibiñska
Foundation for Development of Education System
Tel.: +48-22-6297779 or +48-22-6223447
Responsible person: Olga Piekarska
Department for Higher Education at the Minsitry of National Education and Sport
25 Szucha Ave.
Responsible person: Diamantino Durão
Estrutura Nacional Erasmus Mundus
GRICES – Gabinete de Relações Internacionais da Ciência e do Ensino Superior
Av. 5 DE Outubro, 85, 5º andar
Tel.: +351 21 3585300
Fax: + 351 21 3154065
Responsible person: Mrs. Neza Pajnic
CMEPIUS – Centre of the RS for Mobility and European Education & Training Programmes
Ob zeleznici 16
Tel.: +386 1 5864233
Fax: +386.1 5864231
Responsible person: Leonardo Marcos González
Subdirector General de Formación y Movilidad de Profesorado Universitario
Dirección General de Universidades
Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte
C/ Serrano, 150
Tel.: +34 91 – 550 54 28
Fax: +34 91 – 550 59 49
Responsible person: John E. Reilly
UK Socrates-Erasmus Council
Research and Development Building
Tel: +44 1227 762712
Fax: +44 1227 762711
Socrates Erasmus Contact Points
- Erasmus AUSTRIA
- Erasmus BELGIUM
- Erasmus BULGARIA
- Erasmus CYPRUS
- Erasmus CZECH REPUBLIC
- Erasmus DENMARK
- Erasmus ESTONIA
- Erasmus FINLAND
- Erasmus FRANCE
- Erasmus GERMANY
- Erasmus GREECE
- Erasmus HUNGARY
- Erasmus ICELAND
- Erasmus IRELAND
- Erasmus ITALY
- Erasmus LATVIA
- Erasmus LIECHTENSTEIN
- Erasmus LITHUANIA
- Erasmus LUXEMBOURG
- Erasmus MALTA
- Erasmus NETHERLANDS
- Erasmus NORWAY
- Erasmus PORTUGAL
- Erasmus SPAIN
- Erasmus SWEDEN
- Erasmus UNITED KINGDOM
- Erasmus POLAND
- Erasmus ROMANIA
- Erasmus SLOVAKIA
- Erasmus SLOVENIA
BELGIUM (Vlaamse Gemeenschap)
Ministerie van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap
AHOWO/SE-NA – TEMPUS NCP Bnl
Hendrik Consciencegebouw – Toren 7A
Koning Albert II-laan 15
Tel.: (32-2) 553.98.13/12/11
Fax: (32-2) 553.98.05/45
BELGIUM (Communauté française)
Agence francophone belge ERASMUS
Place du Parc, 20
Tel.: (32-65) 37.36.60
Fax: (32-65) 37.36.62
E-Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Bulgarian SOCRATES National Agency
National Coordination Unit of “Socrates II” Programme within the Human Resource Development Center
15, Graf Ignatiev Srt.
BG- 1000 SOFIA
Tel.: (359-2) 70.41.82 / 73.10.41 / 73.99.74
Fax: (359-2) 971.34.57
E-mail : email@example.com
Ministry of Education and Culture
SOCRATES National Coordination Unit
Kimonos and Thoukydid str.
Tel.: (357-22) 80.06.17/49
Fax: (357-22) 42.82.68/42.75.00
CSVS SOCRATES Office
U Luzického semináre 13
CZ-11801 Praha 1 – Mala Strana
Tel.: (420-2) 57.53.05.04 / 184.108.40.206
Fax: (420-2) 57.53.24.07
CIRIUS (From 15/08/2001 )
The Danish centre for international cooperation
and mobility in education and training
National Agency ERASMUS
DK-1171 Copenhagen K
SOCRATES Estonian National Agency
EE – 10130 Tallinn
Tel.: (372) 7 300.325
Fax: (372) 7 300.336
Centre for International Mobility (CIMO)
Hakaniemenkatu 2 / Hagnäsgatan 2
( P.O. Box 343 )
Agence SOCRATES – LEONARDO DA VINCI – FRANCE
25 quai des Chartrons
F-33080 Bordeaux Cedex
DAAD – Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst
Kennedyallee 50 / Postfach 200804
Department for European Programmes
Lysicrates Street 14
Tel.: (30-1) 0.372.63.06
Fax: (30-1) 0.331.27.59
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tempus Public Foundation
Socrates Nemzeti Iroda
Ülloi út 82
70., POB 510
Tel : (36-1) 210.97.00
Fax : (36-1) 210.97.01
E-mail : email@example.com
University of Iceland
Office of International Education
IS -107 Reykjavik
Erasmus National Agency
H.E.A. – Higher Education Authority
3 rd Floor
IRL- Dublin 2
Agenzia Nazionale Socrates Italia
Sede di Roma
Via delle Montagne Rocciose 60
Academic Programme Agency
Valnu Iela 2
Tel.: (371-7) 22.39.83
Fax: (371-7) 82.01.71
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
SOCRATES NA Liechtenstein
Schulamt des Fürstentums Liechtenstein
Tel : (423-75) 236.67.82/58
Fax : (423-75) 236.67.71
E-mail : email@example.com
EU SOCRATES Programme
Coordination Support Foundation
Gelezinio vilko, 12
Tel.: (370) 521.224.81
Fax: (370) 521.23.36
Agence Nationale Socrates/Erasmus
CEDIES (Centre de documentation et d’information pour les études supérieures)
211 route d’Esch
Tel.: (352) 478.86.62
Fax : (352) 26.19.01.04
E- mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
SOCRATES COORDINATING COMMITTEE
EUROPEAN UNION PROGRAMMES UNIT (EUPO)
c/o Socrates Office
University of Malta
Msida, MSD 06, Malta
Tel : (356) 32.90.22.04 / 220.127.116.11
Fax : (356) 21.32.38.07
E-mail : email@example.com
Department for International Academic Relations
Dutch National Agency for Socrates
Kortenaerkade 11 / Postbus 29777
NL-2502 LT Den Haag
SOCRATES NA Norway
SIU- Universitets- og hogskoleradet
(Centre for International University Cooperation)
Norwegian Council for Higher Education
Vaskerelven 39 (visiting address)
Agência Nacional para os Programas Comunitários
Sócrates e Leonardo da Vinci
Av. D. João II
Edificio Administrativo da Parque Expo
Lote 1.07.2.1 – Piso 1 – Ala B
Tel.: (351) 21 891 99 33/34
Fax: (351) 21 891 99 29
E-Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Internet : www.socleo.pt
Agencia Nacional Erasmus
Consejo de Coordinacion Universitaria
Sra Teresa Diez Iturrioz
Ciudad Universitaria s/n
Tel.: (34-91) 453.98.00/98.32
Fax: (34-91) 453.98.85/87
International Programme Office for Education and Training
Box 220 07
S-104 22 Stockholm
UK SOCRATES-ERASMUS Council
Research and Development Building
UK-Kent CT2 7PD
Narodowa Agencja Programu SOCRATES/ERASMUS
(Polish ERASMUS Agency)
ul. Mokotowska 43
PL 00-551 Warszawa
Tel: (48-22) 629.77.79
Fax: (48-22) 622.37.10
Agentia Nationala Socrates
Bld. Schitu Magureanu Nr. 1
Etaj 2 – Sector 5
Slovak Academic Association for International cooperation (SAAIC)
Socrates National Agency
Stare Grunty 52
SK-842 44 BRATISLAVA 4
Tel.: (421-2) 18.104.22.168
Fax: (421-2) 22.214.171.124
E-mail : email@example.com
Center for Mobility and European Educational and Training Programmes (CMEPIUS)
OB Zeleznici 16
SLO- 1000 Ljubljana
Source of information : The European Commission.
Agence SOCRATES – LEONARDO DA VINCI – FRANCE
25 quai des Chartrons
F-33080 Bordeaux Cedex