To promote the exchange of students, academics and
staff, the European Commission provides financial support to partnerships
between EU and non-EU universities.
Within each partnership, scholarships
for study abroad are available for European students, as well as for non-European students.
The main characteristics of these scholarships are:
academic levels: from undergraduate to post-doctorate
from one semester onwards
for credits or a full degree
- Available in
most academic fields
Study for Credits abroad
You can study as an exchange student at a non-EU university
for one semester or longer, while being enrolled at your university in Europe.
Basically, it works like the traditional "Erasmus exchange” you probably
already know, but you will study at a university outside the EU. The choice of
the destination, the length of your stay and the application procedure may vary
considerably according to the individual partnership you apply to. At the end of
your international studies, you will return to your home university, where your
results will be recognized within the scope of your study programme.
Thanks to Erasmus Mundus, you can also take a full
degree at a non-EU university. As a degree student, you will enroll at a
university outside the EU and study there until completion of the entire study
programme. There is no formal tie with your home university in the EU.
Fred is a
student currently enrolled in a Master of Arts programme at the University of
Porto. As an aspiring anthropologist, he is particularly interested in studying in Central-Asia. Thanks to the Tosca
2 project, coordinated by Adam Mickiewicz University in Poland, he can apply
for a scholarship and spend a period of 6 months as an exchange student at
Bukhara State University in Uzbekistan, where he will study and work on his
thesis. When he returns to Porto, the results he obtained in Uzbekistan will be integrated in his curriculum at his home institution.Gina is a 32-year old professional working in France for an
NGO with an interest in Central American rural development. In order to improve
her knowledge in local agricultural practice, she has applied for a scholarship
with the EULALinks project, coordinated by Humboldt University Berlin, allowing
her to enroll on a full masters programme on local development at José Simeón
Cañas Central American University in El Salvador.