Description of the project

 

The Erasmus Mundus Programme

Erasmus Mundus 2009-2013 is a cooperation and mobility programme in the area of Higher Education, implemented by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). In case of the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 – Strand 1 (EMA2 – STRAND 1), under which the IBRASIL Project is being developed, the management is carried out under the supervision of the Directorate General EuropeAid (DG Aidco).
EMA2 – STRAND 1’s main goals are:

  • to promote European Higher Education;
  • to encourage the reinforcement and improvement of students’ career perspectives;
  • to favour the intercultural understanding through cooperation with third countries, in harmony with the EU external policy objectives, in order to contribute to the sustainable development of the third countries’ Higher Education.

This strand includes partnerships between European and third countries’ Higher Education Institutions, mobility in several Higher Education levels, and also a scholarship system.

 

The IBRASIL Project

The IBRASIL consortium which stands for “Inclusive and Innovative Brazil” has emerged from a long and mature collaboration between Brazilian and European universities. It is composed of 11 Brazilian and 9 European Higher Education Institutions from different countries where various languages are spoken: Spanish, Portuguese, French, Romanian, Italian, German, Slovak and Greek. This linguistic diversity exists alongside the geographical one that helped to build up this consortium based on attractive and high quality programmes in Education, Teacher Training, Engineering and Technology.
The project is implemented within the framework of the Erasmus Mundus, Action 2 – STRAND 1, Lot 16, Brazil. 177 scholarships are available for student and staff mobilities from Brazil to Europe and vice versa.
The main objectives of IBRASIL are :

  • The training of a new generation of highly qualified teachers, engineers and researchers who are open to inclusive values as well as to social and technological innovation;
  • To foster sustainable joint programmes and common research involving Brazilian and European students, teaching staff and researchers;
  • To increase collaboration between European and Brazilian HEIs, as well as the promotion of tools which facilitate international cooperation and the academic recognition of student mobilities.

 

Scholarships

In Table A you will find the available scholarships depending on the Target Group you belong to (please check the COMPLETE definitions of Target Groups 1, 2 and 3 in the section “Apply”).

 

TABLE A

 

Target Group 1: European and Brazilian Applicants must be registered at one of the European or Brazilian universities members of IBRASIL network at the time of submitting their application.

Undergraduates European and Brazilian students 1 or 2 semesters
Doctorate mobility (sandwich) European and Brazilian students 6 or 10 months
Full Doctorates European students 36 months
Post-doctorates Brazilian students 6 months
Staff Europeans and Brazilians 1 month

 

Target Group 2: European and Brazilian Applicants must be registered in a European or Brazilian university NOT MEMBER of IBRASIL network.

Doctorate mobility (sandwich) European and Brazilian students 6 or 10 months
Full Doctorates European and Brazilian students 36 months
Post-doctorates Brazilian students 10 months
Staff Europeans and Brazilians 1 month

 

Target Group 3: This group only concerns Brazilian applicants. Eligible applicants are those in a particularly vulnerable situation for social and political reasons.

Undergraduates Brazilian students 1 or 2 semesters
Full Doctorates Brazilian students 36 months

 

PLEASE NOTE that a staff member from an associate institution may not apply to a Target Group 3 scholarship, because there are no scholarships available for staff under this target group.

PLEASE NOTE that the project’s mobility scheme states that Brazilian applicants can only apply to European partner institutions and European applicants can only apply to Brazilian partner institutions. The main objective of this mobility flow scheme is to reinforce cooperation between Brazilian and European Higher Education Institutions.

 

Eligible areas of study

  • According to the guidelines of the European Commission, students and staff from the fields of Education, Teacher Training (05), Engineering and Technology (06) may participate in the project.

Please note that the field of study will be taken into consideration in the selection process together with other factors such as the applicant’s grades, the balance between institutions, gender and other cross-cutting issues, etc.

 

Financial support

Every selected applicant will receive a monthly allowance to cover subsistence costs in the host country, a two-way flight ticket, and health, accident and travel insurance valid during the entire mobility period in Europe or Brazil. Students are also exempted from the payment of tuition fees at the host institution, as they will be covered by the project (when applicable).
The amount of the monthly allowance is different according to the type of mobility, as follows:

Undergraduate students 1000 EUR/month
Doctorate students 1500 EUR/month
Post-Doctorate researchers 1800 EUR/month
Staff members 2500 EUR/month