December 5, 2011

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships in International Humanitarian Action for Nationals of a Third World Country

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships

Course(s) Offered: International Humanitarian Action
Course Level: Graduate (masters, doctoral)
Provider: EU Erasmus Mundus
Country to Study in: Europe

Scholarship Description
The NOHA European Master's in International Humanitarian Action was selected by the European Commission among the first 19 Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses (EMMC), which started at the beginning of the 2004-2005 academic year.

It has been again selected in the second phase of the Erasmus Mundus Programme, which covers the period 2009-2013, thus granting scholarships to highly qualified third-country graduate students (to follow the NOHA Mundus Masters Course) and scholars (to do teaching and research assignments and scholarly work in the participating universities).

Eligibility
The admission to the NOHA Masters on Humanitarian Action degree programme may be granted to applicants who meet the following common admission criteria:
  • Candidates must have completed a good level first cycle degree in a discipline of relevance to humanitarian action.
  • Candidates are required to have a recognised qualification in the language(s) of instruction of the university that they plan to attend.
  • Knowledge of languages of the place of study is an asset.
  • Practical experience in the area of humanitarian action in governmental, inter-governmental, and/ or nongovernmental organisations and institutions is valued.
  • Completed applications received.
  • Selection criteria include motivation; academic qualifications; language skills; research experience and professional experience.
Eligible groups
Students who are nationals of a third country other than those from EEA-EFTA States and candidate countries for accession to the European Union; who has already obtained a first higher education degree; who is not a resident of any of the Member States or the participating countries (EEA-EFTA States and EU candidate countries for accession); who has not carried out his or her main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of the Member States or the participating countries.

Participating Institution(s)
  • Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium
  • Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), Germany
  • Université Paul Cézanne Aix-Marseille III (UPCAM), France
  • University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland
  • Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RUG), The Netherlands
  • Universidad de Deusto (UD), Spain
  • Uppsala Universitet, Sweden.
Fields of study
The Erasmus Mundus Programme supports European top-quality Masters Courses and enhances the visibility and attractiveness of European higher education in third countries.

It fosters cooperation between higher education institutions and academic staff in Europe and Third Countries with a view to creating poles of excellence and providing highly trained human resources.

Joint programmes must involve mobility between the institutions of the consortium and lead to the award of recognised joint, double or multiple degrees to successful students / doctoral candidates.

Number of Awards
The Erasmus Mundus Programme provides EU-funded scholarships for Third Country students (Category A) and European students (Category B) who have applied to and have been accepted by the NOHA Mundus Masters Course.

1a. Third-country graduate student (Category A)
Third-country graduate student means a national of a third country other than those from EEA-EFTA states (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) and the candidate countries for accession to the EU (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Croatia and Turkey); who has already obtained a first higher education degree; who is not a resident of any of the Member States or the participating countries (EEA-EFTA States and EU candidate countries for accession); who has not carried out his or her main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of the Member States or the participating countries.

1b. European graduate student (Category B)
European student means a person who is a national or a resident of any of the EU Member States, the EEA-EFTA states (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) and the candidate countries for accession to the EU (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Croatia and Turkey) and who has already obtained a first higher education degree.

2. Erasmus Mundus Scholar Scholarships
Scholarships will also be awarded to scholars enrolled in Third-Country institutions who will be selected by the NOHA Mundus consortium to contribute to the joint programme. As the NOHA consortium includes Third-Country partners, there are also scholarships for scholars enrolled in the NOHA Mundus European institutions for contributing to the joint programme within these Third-Country partners.

Scholarship benefits
Category A: The Erasmus Mundus Category A student grant amounts to EUR 34,000. It covers a monthly allowance for living costs, a contribution to travel and installation costs and a contribution to the programme participation costs:
  • EUR 1,000 each month for living costs during the 16 months duration of the programme.
  • A fixed amount of EUR 8,000 as a contribution to travel and installation and any other type of costs to be paid in two installments of EUR 4,000 each per year.
  • EUR 10,000 for participation costs including insurance coverage.
The NOHA Consortium will grant scholarship holders a fee waiver for any fee amount in excess of the contribution provided by the Erasmus Mundus programme.

Category B: The Erasmus Mundus Category B student grant amounts to Euro 17,000. It covers a monthly allowance for living costs, a contribution to travel and installation costs and a contribution to the programme participation costs:
  • EUR 500 each month for living costs during the 16 months duration of the programme.
  • A fixed amount of EUR 3,000 as a contribution to travel and installation.
  • EUR 6,000 for participation costs including insurance coverage.
The NOHA Consortium will grant scholarship holders a fee waiver for any fee amount in excess of the contribution provided by the Erasmus Mundus programme.

Erasmus Mundus Scholar Scholarships: The amount of the grant is Euro 1200 / week for a maximum duration of 3 months per scholar (from € 2400 for a two-week stay, to €14 800 for a 3-month stay).

Method of Application
Candidate students MUST:
  1. READ carefully the criteria and Instructions to determine whether you are eligible to receive the scholarship.
  2. FILL IN the online Application Form
DEADLINES:

Contact
  • For NOHA Mundus Scholarships information and application follow up, click this link.
  • For queries on admission, tuition fees, registration, visas, and grants, please contact directly the university of your interest at their respective addresses.
  • For general information on NOHA, please contact the NOHA Information and Administration Officer
Application Deadline: 15 December 2011 (Central European Time – CET)
Open to International students: Yes

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