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Lotus iii promotion and awareness raising campaign december 2012 cambodia

Lotus IIIPromotion and awareness raising campaignDecember 2012, Cambodia

Erasmus Mundus Action 2 programme – Partnerships

Scholarships for academic exchange between EU and Asia

This project has been fundedwith support from the European Commission.



  • Erasmus Mundus Action 2 programme

  • Co-operation and mobility scheme in the area of higher education co-operation

  • Funded by the European Union

  • Overall objective - achieving better understanding and mutual enrichment between the European Union and Third Countries co-operation in the field of higher education

Lotus iii promotion and awareness raising campaign december 2012 cambodia


  • Lotus III = EMA2 project

  • Scholarships for studying – research – teaching and/or training:

    • Asian nationals  one of the EU partner universities

    • One-way mobility

    • No mobility between EU countries or within Asia

  • Specific aims:

    • Increasing academic competences

    • Improving language skills

    • Increasing social and intercultural competences

    • Improving employability

General information

General Information

  • Objectives EC

    • To promote cooperationbetween the EU and the Asian countries involved in the project

    • To enable students to benefit from a study/research period abroad and thus to develop a poolfrom well-qualified, open-minded and internationally experienced young women/men as future leaders

    • To improve the transparency and recognitionof studies and qualifications: the project is focused on mobility and will give explicit attention to the promotion of recognition of study systems.

    • To contribute to provide good students from vulnerable groups equal chancesand thus disseminating EU social and democratic values

    • To enhance the skills of staff, who can in their turn contribute to the improvement of the education systemin their home country

    • To enhance in the medium term the political, cultural, educational and economic links between the EU and the Asian countries involved

Partner universities

Partner universities

  • South-East AsianUniversities:

    • Cambodia: University of Health Sciences

    • China: Nanjing University

    • China: Peking University

    • China: Sichuan University

    • Indonesia: Bandung Institute of Technology

    • Indonesia: University of Gadjah Mada

    • Myanmar : University of Medicine 1

    • Thailand: Thammasat University

    • Vietnam: Can Tho University

    • Vietnam: Hanoi University of Scienceand Technology

    • Vietnam: Hué University

  • European Universities:

    • Belgium: Ghent University

    • Belgium: Vrije Universiteit Brussel

    • France: Sciences Po

    • France: Université Paul Sabatier – Toulouse III

    • Germany: University of Goettingen

    • Portugal: University of Porto

    • Sweden: Uppsala University

    • The Netherlands: University of Groningen

    • United Kingdom: University of Kent

Associated members

Associated members

  • Associated partners Lotus:

    • Province East-Flanders (BE)

    • Support Fund Myanmar (SFM) (BE)

    • Tuning (BE)

    • Vlir UOS (BE)

    • Morning Tears (CN)

    • Kasetsart University (TH)

    • Airlangga University (ID)

    • EIAS (European Institute for Asean Studies) (BE)

    • Royal University of Agriculture, Phnom Penh (KH)

    • University of Sumatra Utara (ID)

    • University of Veterinary Science – Yezin (MM)

    • YezinAgricultural University - Yangon (MM)

So far

So far?

  • Lotus I + Lotus II = 259 grants

    • 56% female – 44% male

    • Fields of study:

      • 01: Agricultural Sciences

      • 04: Business Studies and Management Sciences

      • 06: Engineering, Technology

      • 07: Geography, Geology

      • 10: Law

      • 12: Medical Sciences

      • 13: Natural Sciences

      • 14: Social Sciences

Mobility division lotus i ii

Mobilitydivision Lotus I & II

Comparative study nationalities


Comparative study nationalities1


Eligibility criteria

Eligibility criteria

  • Applicants need to be nationals of:

    • Cambodia

    • China

    • Indonesia

    • Myanmar

    • Thailand

    • Vietnam

  • Applicants must not have resided nor carried out their main activity (studies, work, ...) for more than a total of 12 months over the last 5 years in 1 of the European countries (not for staff!)

  • Sufficient knowledge of language of instruction at host university

  • Undergraduate students must have successfully completed at least one year of studies in their home institution

  • Applicants belong to one of the three eligible target groups

  • Those who were abroad with other Erasmus Mundus projects can only reapply for a different type of mobility!

Target groups

Target Groups

Exchange vs degree

Exchange vsDegree

  • Exchange:

    • Enrolled at a home university

    • 1 or 2 semesters abroad

    • Resultstransferred back home (credit transfer!)  youreceiveyour diploma in your home university

    • Approvalfrom home tostudyabroad:

      • Learning Agreement

      • Transcript of records

  • Degree:

    • Enrolled at a host university

    • Full programme abroad

    • Degreefrom the host university

Types of mobility scholarship

Types of mobility / scholarship

  • Bachelor: 1 academic semester

  • Master:

    • 1 academicsemester (Exchange)

    • 2 academicsemesters (Exchange)

    • 2 academicyears (Degree)

  • PhD / Doctorate:

    • 6 months(Exchange)

    • 10 months(Exchange)

    • 36 months (Degree)

  • Postdoc:

    • 6 months (Exchange)

    • 10 months(Exchange)

  • Academic or administrativestaff: 1 month

Mobility scheme indonesia

Mobilityscheme Indonesia



  • Monthly subsistence allowance:

    • Ba / Ma: € 1000

    • PhD: € 1500

    • Postdoc: € 1800

    • Staff: € 2500

  • Insurance: travel, health, accident

  • Travel costs: 1 return ticket

  • Tuition fee paid by project if mobility 10 months or more, otherwise fee waiver

Before applying


  • Make surethatyou meet the eligibility criteria

  • Determineyour target group

  • Determine the type of mobilityandstudy field

  • Determineifyou are an exchange or degreeapplicant

  • Informyourselfabout the host university Study the project website and the university information !!!

  • Applicablefor exchange only!

     Make sureyou have the support of the home university / faculty

Online applications

Online applications

  • Call forapplications open from:

     26/09/2012 till 15/02/2013

  • Start mobility of the grant holders:

    • Ba – Ma: planned for September / October 2013

    • Ba-Ma students must start at official start of the academic year

    • PhD – Postdoc: in consultation with promoter / supervisor in the host (and home) institution, but the latest by 31.12.2013

    • Staff: at any time within life duration of the project

  • No additional documents accepted after deadline

     Only language test results up to 1 week later

  • Once submitted, you cannot change the application form anymore

Application form

Application form

  • 2 applicationforms:

    • Students / staff registered in one of the partner universities in the consortium

    • Form for every national of the 6 countries involved who:

      • is currently registered at any associate or non-partner university;

      • OR has obtained a degree from any university in these 6 countries

Activating your account

Activatingyour account

  • Go towww.lotus.ugent.be

  • Go to menu: Lotus III: APPLY HERE!!

  • Online application

  • Choose the correct application form and click on the link:

Application form1

Application form

  • The application form has 8 different tabs:

    • General information

    • Personal information

    • Academicmobility

    • Language skills

    • Study record

    • Professional experience

    • Recommendationandmotivation

    • Important document uploads

Genaral information

Genaral information

Personal information

Personal information

Personal information1

Personal information

Academic mobility


Information about the home & host universityand the mobilityyou are applyingfor

Language skills

Language skills

Acamemic record

Acamemic record

Professional experience

Professional experience


Recommendation motivation

Recommendation & Motivation

Important uploaded documents

Important uploadeddocuments


    • Passport photo

    • Copy of passport or other official identification proof

    • Proof of Registration / Employment at the Home University

    • Proof of vulnerability (if applicable):

    • Proof of disadvantaged situation (if applicable):


    • Bachelor / Master: Study plan

    • PhD / Postdoc: Study / research plan

    • Staff: Activity plan


    • English - certificate of test

    • Additional language certificates to be added under Language skills part

Important uploaded documents1

Important uploadeddocuments


    • Documents of previously obtained degrees:

      • Copy of all your transcripts of records (preferably PDF and translated in English) should be uploaded under the tab

      • Copy of previously obtained diploma (preferably pdf)

      • Copy of diploma supplement or document explaining the grading system (preferably pdf)


    • Recommendation letter 1

    • Other recommendation letters

Important uploaded documents2

Important uploadeddocuments

Supporting documents


  • All documents should be in English or have an English translation attached

  • Scans and uploads preferably in pdf

  • Keep the originals  nothing by post!

  • Multiple documents must be put into a zip-file

     Important! RAR-files cannot always be opened, so please use zip-files.

Supporting documents1


  • For staff:

    • A copy of your passport or other official national identification proof;

    • your previous academic degree(s)

    • A recommendation letter of the contact person at the host university - signed and stamped

    • A detailed activity plan for teaching, training and research for the mobility period



  • Academicmerit: 40%

  • Language capacity: 30%

  • Motivation: 30%

  • TG1 = validationby home university

  • AllTG’s get a ranking by host universityand the finalselection is doneby a project selectioncommittee

Lotus iii promotion and awareness raising campaign december 2012 cambodia


  • Carefullyread the project website and the guidelinesforapplicantsbeforecontacting the project contact persons

  • Contact your home IRO or lotus@ugent.beifyou have furtherquestions

  • Write a goodandoriginalmotivation letter

  • Make sure you have all the required supporting documents

    Online information

     www.lotus.ugent.be

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