EMA 2 Promotion and Awareness Raising Campaign EXPERTS & AREASScholarship schemes for academic exchange between EU and South and South East Asian countriesErasmus Mundus Partnership programmes
Contents • EMA2- General overview • EXPERTS II – General Introduction • Mobility schemes • Application process • Selection Process • Notification of Candidates
Type of programme and objective • Erasmus Mundus Action 2 programmes • co-operation and mobility schemes in the area of higher education co-operation • Funded by the European Union: several projects were approved last year for the South and South East Asian region: • EXPERTS • AREAS • overall objective - achieving better understanding and mutual enrichment between the European Union and Third Countries and co-operation in the field of higher education
Specific Aims • increasing academic competencies • improving language skills • increasing social and intercultural competencies • improving employability
WHO can apply for EXPERTS & AREAS scholarships? The EXPERTS & AREAS scholarship schemes are designed for: students and staff members from South and South East Asian countries wanting to study at an EU university Please note that exchange within ASIA is not possible!
WHO can apply for EXPERTS & AREAS scholarships? In order to be eligible to apply and study at an EU partner university: • Applicants need to be nationals of one of the South and South East Asian countries • Applicants must not have resided nor carried out their main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in one of the European countries (this guideline is not applicable for staff) • Applicants need to have sufficient knowledge of the language of the courses taken at the host university • Applicants need to belong to one of the three eligible target groups • Undergraduate students must have successfully completed at least one year of studies in their home institution
Exchange/degree • Exchange • enrolled at a home university • 1 or 2 semesters abroad • Results transferred back home: degree @ home! • Degree • Enrolled at the host university (no home univ.) • Full programme abroad • Degree from the host university
Types of Mobility • Undergraduate exchange: 1 semester or 1 academic year • Master exchange: 1 semester or 1 academic year • Master degree: 1 or 2 academic years (according to duration of study programme) • Doctorate exchange: 6 or 10 months • Doctorate degree: max. 3 academic years (max. 34 months) • Post-doctorate exchange: 6 or 10 months • Staff exchange: 1 month
Money talk • The scholarship includes: • a monthly allowance: • Undergraduate and Master: 1000 € • Doctorate: 1500 € • Post doctorate : 1800 € • Staff: 2500 € • tuition fees of 3000 € per year • Insurance (travel, health, accident) • Travel costs depending on the distance
Get yourself informed… … at www.expertsasia.eu and www.areas.polito.it about: • range of study programmes at the host universities • general information sheets • Language skill requirements • specific admission requirements • individual websites of the host universities
Before applying… • Make sure you meet the eligibility criteria • Determine your Target Group • Determine your type of mobility and study field • Determine if you are exchange or degree applicant • Inform yourself about your host university/ies ! Study the project website and the information per university (language requirements, study offer,..) 6. Exchange only: make sure you have the support of your home university (faculty)
EXPERTS II- General Introduction EXPERTS II- Exchange by Promoting Quality Education, Research and Training in South and South-East Asia II • Provides opportunity to South and South East Asian students/staff for research and study at the EU partner universities EXPERTS II Consortium: 20 Partners • 13 South and South East Asian HEIs from 10 countries • 7 EU HEIs • 6 Associates from SSEA and EU
Coordinating InstitutionGeorg-August-Universität Göttingen- Germany European Partners:KatholiekeUniversiteit Leuven- BelgiumMasaryk University- Czech RepublicPolitecnico di Torino- ItalyUniversidad Santiago de Compostela- SpainUniversity of Turku- FinlandUppsala University- Sweden EXPERTS II- Partner Universities in Europe
EXPERTS II- Partner Universities in SSEA South andSoutheast Asian Partners:Khulna University- BangladeshRoyal University of Bhutan- BhutanNanjing University- ChinaUniversity of Science and Technology of ChinaDelhi University- IndiaPune University- IndiaBogor Agricultural University (IPB Bogor)- IndonesiaKathmandu University- NepalTribhuvan University- NepalUniversity ofthe Punjab- PakistanUniversity ofPeradeniya- Sri LankaKasetsart University- ThailandVisayas State University- The Philippines
EXPERTS II- Associate Partners Associate Partners:The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)- The PhilippinesAGRINATURA- Czech RepublicCOIMBRA Group- BelgiumTata Institute of Social Sciences- India Professional Assistance in Development Action (Pradan)- India Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)- Pakistan
EXPERTS II- Fields of Studies • Agricultural Sciences (01) • Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning (02) • Business Studies and Management Sciences (04) • Education, Teacher Training (05) • Engineering, Technology (06) • Geography, Geology (07) • Law (10) • Medical Sciences (12) • Natural Sciences (13) • Social Science (14) • Other Areas of Study (16)
EXPERTS II- Mobility by Duration Target Group 1
EXPERTS II - Mobility by Duration Target Group 2
EXPERTS II- Mobility by Duration Target Group 3
EXPERTS II- Application • In order to apply, Candidate must complete and submit within the deadline the EXPERTS II Online Application Form. • List of Documents required: • Copy of passport or other official identification proof • Proof of the language of instruction proficiency • Copy of the most recent academic records-transcripts (current students) • Copies of the Higher Education certificates or Diplomas obtained prior to the current study (current and former students and Staff) • Sample of a publication (where relevant) • At least 2 recommendation letters • Motivation Letter for each Host University indicated • Research Proposal (Doctorate and Post Doctorate Candidates only) • CV (EUROPASS Format) • For TG3 – proof of vulnerable situation
How to apply • www.expertsasia.eu • Current call for applications: • open until February10, 2012 at 16:00 CET. • open to all scholars who would like to start mobility in autumn 2012.
Online application This is what you see when you click on „Here“. If you submit this information, you will receive an e-mail with your access data.
EXPERTS II- Selection process Evaluation of applications: eligibility check and quality assessment The quality assessment is based on: -study results in the relevant study areas -academic potential -level of language skills -motivation -recommendations -where relevant: work experience, professional qualifications and result of interviews Selections The Selections are based on: - The eligibility check and the quality assessment results - The guidelines of the European Commission – please refer to the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 website - The Candidate’s preference of the 1st or 2nd choice Host University - Distribution of Grantees between Host and Home Universities within the EXPERTS II Consortium and SSEA countries Additionally, In case of equally evaluated applications, preference will be given with the consideration of: - Gender balance - Level of vulnerability (for Target Group 3)- Prioritized fields of study
EXPERTS II- Notification of Candidates All Candidates, who applied for the EXPERTS II scholarship by submitting the online application within the deadline, will be notified on the outcome of the Selections following the Selection Meeting and the finalization of the Selection Lists.
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen Viele Dank Thanks for your attention! www.expertsasia.eu