Erasmus Mundus Scholarship 2011 at Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency in Belgium
Introduction : Erasmus Mundus is a cooperation and mobility programme in the field of higher education that aims to enhance the quality of European higher education and to promote dialogue and understanding between people and cultures through cooperation with Third-Countries. In addition, it contributes to the development of human resources and the international cooperation capacity of Higher education institutions in Third Countries by increasing mobility between the European Union and these countries.
The Erasmus Mundus programme provides support to :
Higher Education Institutions that wish to implement joint programmes at postgraduate level (Action 1) or to set-up inter-institutional cooperation partnerships between universities from Europe and targeted Third-Countries (Action 2);
individual students, researchers and university staff who wish to spend a study / research / teaching period in the context of one of the above mentioned joint programmes or cooperation partnerships (Action 1 and Action 2);
any organisation active in the field of higher education that wishes to develop projects aimed at enhancing the attractiveness, profile, visibility and image of European higher education worldwide (Action 3).
Objectives : Erasmus Mundus 2009-2013 is a cooperation and mobility programme in the field of higher education for:
The enhancement of quality in European higher education;
The promotion of the European Union as a centre of excellence in learning around the world;
The promotion of intercultural understanding through cooperaÂtion with Third Countries as well as for the development of Third Countries in the field of higher education.
Erasmus Mundus 2009-2013 (Decision NÂ° 1298/2008/EC) continues and extends the scope of the activities already launched during the first phase (2004-2008)of the programme. It now includes the Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window scheme, which was launched in 2006 as a complement to the original programme. In addition, the Programme integrates cooperation activities with Industrialised Countries.
Who Can Participate : The Erasmus Mundus Programme 2009-2013 is open to higher education institutions and to any organisation active in the field of higher education and research as well as to students, doctoral candidates, teachers, researchers and university staff (academic and/or administrative) from any part of the world.
How To Apply : The Programme Guide (http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/programme/programme_guide_en.php) provides all the necessary information on the application conditions and criteria corresponding to each of the 3 Programme Actions. Regular Calls for Proposals are published to specify the activities, the application criteria and the budgetary allocations relevant to the call concerned.
Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency
Erasmus Mundus Programme (2009â€“2013)
Avenue du Bourget 1 (BOUR 02/31)
B â€“ 1140 Brussels Belgium
Source : http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/programme/about_erasmus_mundus_en.php