Who Can Apply

Perspective Erasmus Mundus applicants are nationals of Egypt or Lebanon holding a valid passport or any other kind of verified proof of identification of the home country, and with the requirements to access to the level of mobility at a Higher Education Institution in Europe.

Beneficiaries Target Groups

Target Groups

Target Group 1 (TG1)

Students and academic staff currently registered at one of the partner institutions.

  • Undergraduate level: EU students will benefit of one semester in Third countries. Most of Middle East participants at this level will stay one academic year in Europe. Their period abroad will be recognized in their DS.
  • Master level: EU MA students will benefit of one semester in the Third countries. All Middle East participants at this level will stay one academic year in Europe. They will receive either a double diploma or they will graduate in their home university.
  • PhD level: The project seeks to strengthen research through Science and Technology S&T while avoiding brain drain. PhD students selected will be able to do a sandwich doctorate in Europe (max 2 years). The consortium will prepare the basis for awarding joint PhD degrees (recognition at national level) during the round tables organized in the first year. PhD candidates will be able to do research abroad for 2 years but graduating at their home institution. Applicants with relevant research topics and proven impact for Middle East and North Africa will be preferred. European PhD student selected will be able to benefit of 10 months grant (mainly field work leading to comparative analysis).
  • Post-doc level: Selected candidates will be able to produce tangible results in the form of publication and research cooperation with grants of 6 months up to 10 months for specialization studies in relevant research areas (e.g biotechnology).
  • Academic Staff: Selected Academic Staff will be able to travel for 1 month in order to participate in a tailor made training program to get know-how in areas related to research and innovation (technological transfer, intellectual property, etc.).

    Likewise, the project foresees to improve capacity building of the institutions by targeting administrators in areas of quality assurance and internationalization. In order to enhance a culture of QA in International Offices and increase the internationalization of studies in Egypt and Lebanon, a special training program will be developed within the consortium. Likewise 5 grants will be awarded to EU academic staff either for exchanging teaching activities or for training Middle East administrators.

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Target Group 2 (TG2)

Students registered at a higher education institution (not included in the partnership) or having obtained a university degree or equivalent by a higher education institution in one of the eligible countries.

  • Master level: Middle East students from non-partner universities will have the opportunity to do a two year master programme in Europe. Upon completion they will be able to enroll in Egypt and Lebanon HEIs as researchers or obtain a job with the help of the associated rganisations.
  • PhD level: 12 selected candidates that foster research through Science and Technology S&T in priority fields of study will participate in a 2 year sandwich program within one of the EU partner-universities. Candidates will be able to finalise their studies in their home institution. Applicants with relevant research topics with proven impact to their regions in Egypt and Lebanon will be selected.
  • Post-doc level: The project gives opportunity to young researchers to do a one year post-graduate study in relevant areas of Political Sciences (SciencesPo), Engineering (Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences), Bio-technology and Bio-sciences (UniOviedo), Medicine (Masaryk) or Geo-information systems (Göttingen) or 10 months research in any of the research centers of excellence available in the consortium.

Target Group 3 (TG3)

Nationals of one of the eligible countries who are in particularly vulnerable situations.

  • Master level: Egypt and Lebanon graduated population belonging to vulnerable groups will be targeted and invited to participate in the programme. They will be able to get a Master diploma at one of the EU universities.
  • PhD level: These candidates may benefit from a 3 year scholarship, and thus, they will be able to obtain a PhD degree in Europe. EU partners will develop mechanisms so that PhD students can be engaged in one of the partner institutions in MENA to continue their research career. Doctoral students that provide proposals that contribute to Science and Technology in disadvantaged regions or that directly benefit vulnerable groups will be sought.