EUROPEAN UNION: ERASMUS MUNDUS SATURN

Programme outline

Erasmus Mundus EU-SATURN (EUropean - South African programme in TUning for Regional Needs in higher education) is a mobility programme from the European Union coordinated by the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. The co-coordinator on the South African side is the University of the Free State at Bloemfontein. EU-SATURN provides scholarships for South African Masters, PhDs and staff to spend a period of study/research at one of the European consortium universities.

Degree level

EU-SATURN offers mobility scholarships for master's, PhD and staff positions. This can be either sandwich or exchange (e.g. 6 month master, 6/22 month PhD) or full degree mobility (e.g. 10 month master in the case of 1-year master programmes). Regular financial assistance will be provided as well as help with transport, insurance and applications for successful applicants at all levels.

Deadlines

The application period will be open from the 15 September 2014 to the 16 March 2015.

Who can apply?

There are two eligible Target Groups with a specified number of scholarships available to each. When applying, make sure you apply for the right category so that you may prove eligibility for the EU Saturn scholarship. Target Group 1:

Students and staff registered in one of the Partner Institutions of the EU Saturn programme. If you are
registered at one of the following institutes, then you may apply for an EU Saturn scholarship:
University of the Free State (co-coordinator)
Stellenbosch University
Tshwane University of Technology
University of Cape Town
University of Fort Hare
University of Johannesburg
University of Limpopo
University of the Western Cape
University of the Witwatersrand

Target Group 2:
These scholarships are for South African nationals who not currently registered with one of the partner
organisations. If you are a student in another higher education institute, then you may also be eligible
for an EU Saturn scholarship.
The following institutions, among others, are available for TG2 scholarships:
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Cape Peninsula University of Technology
North-West University
University of Pretoria
Rhodes University
University of South Africa
University of Venda
Walter Sisulu University
University of Zululand
Central University of Technology
Durban University of Technology
Mangosuthu University of Technology

Vaal University of Technology

Fields of Study

Application process

See attached documents for further information.


Documents and links

View and download the GUIDELINES FOR APPLICANTS here!
SATURN: http://www.eu-saturn.eu/
Queries can be addressed to: eu-saturn@rug.nl



EUROPEAN UNION: ERASMUS MUNDUS AESOP

Programme outline

The AESOP multidisciplinary and intersectorial Erasmus Mundus consortium co-coordinated by the University Paul Sabatier-Toulouse 3 (France) and the University of the Western Cape (South Africa).The partnership is composed by 11 European and 9 South African university partners, as well as six additional associate members.
Scholarship information

Degree level

EU-AESOP offers mobility scholarships for master's, PhD and staff.

Deadlines

10 March 2015

Fields of Study

AESOP involves eight thematic fields and encourages the collaboration between different sectors applied to cultural and natural heritage.
• Engineering, Technology
• Geography, Geology
• Humanities
• Mathematics, Informatics
• Medical Sciences
• Natural Sciences
• Social Sciences
• Communication and Information Sciences

Scholarship benefits and period

The scholarship covers the following aspects:

• Monthly subsistence allowance
• Travel ticket
• Insurance
• Participation cost More specifically:
Subsistence allowance:
• 1000 € per month for Master students
• 1500 € per month for doctorate students
• 2500 € per month for academic staff
Insurance costs:
• All grant holders are insured by a central Group Insurance
Participation costs:
• The tuition fees are covered by the project.
Travel costs:
• One return ticket. The amount allowed depends on the distance from the Home and the Host University.


Documents and links

Further details on the scholarship and application process should be obtained from the AESOP website. www.aesop-em.eu/


EUROPEAN UNION: ERASMUS MUNDUS EUROSA

Programme outline

EUROSA is an Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Partnerships scholarship programme, funded by the European Commission. It is coordinated by the University of Antwerp and it promotes mobility for South African and European students, researchers, academic and administrative staff. The 1st EUROSA project was launched in 2010. Over the years the EUROSA projects have granted more than 200 scholarships to talented South African and European students and researchers to fulfill their academic dreams abroad.

Degree level

The EUROSA project supports mobility for South African and European master students, PhD and postdoc researchers and staff. The project awards scholarships to spend a study or research period at one of the partner universities in a broad range of study fields.

Deadlines

15 March 2015

Who can apply?

South African applicants

• Only South African nationals are eligible to apply for a EUROSA scholarship. Permanent residents who do not have the South African nationality cannot apply.
• South African master, PhD, postdoc or staff applicants from a South African partner university should apply as Target Group 1 applicants.
• South African master and PhD applicants from non-partner universities or who are currently working with a previous degree from a South African university should apply as Target Group 2 applicants.
The EUROSA partnership specifically encourages applicants from historically disadvantaged groups to apply for a scholarship.
Please note that you are not eligible to apply for a scholarship if you have resided in a European member state for more than 12 months over the past 5 years.

Fields of Study

EUROSA scholarships are available in a broad range of fields of study. Please review the details on the EUROSA website.

Scholarship benefits and period

The EUROSA partnership awards grants to support mobility at master, PhD, Postdoc and staff level. Scholarships are granted for European mobility to a South African partner university and for South African mobility to a EU university. The duration of the mobility varies from 1 to 34 months according to the level and the type of mobility. Grants include a monthly subsistence allowance to cover your accommodation and living expenses, health insurance, participation fees (if applicable) and travel costs. The scholarship includes:

• Subsistence allowance
• 1.000 EUR per month for master students
• 1.500 EUR per month for PhD students
• 1.800 EUR per month for Postdoc researchers
• 2.500 EUR per month for staff
• Insurance coverage
• Participation fees (if applicable)
• One return ticket


Documents and links

EUROSA: www.uantwerpen.be/en/projects/eurosa/


EUROPEAN UNION: ERASMUS MUNDUS INSPIRE

Programme outline

International Science Promoting Innovation and entREpreneurship (INSPIRE) is an Erasmus Mundus Action 2 project that has identified a very concrete and structurally important node for development of the South African knowledge triangle. In the intricate system of interaction between research, education and innovation INSPIRE will focus on the creation of and development of support structures that can transfer results from research into the private sector for refinement before product development to be used in industry.

Degree level

South African nationals:

• 23 scholarships of 1 or 2 semesters for exchange studies at Master level
• 8 full Master degree scholarships of two academic years
• 13 scholarships of 6 or 10 months for exchanges at PhD level
• 8 full PhD degree scholarships of 34 months
• 11 scholarships of 6 or 10 months for research at Post Doctoral level
• 11 scholarships of 1 month for Academic/Administrative staff

Deadlines

15 March 2015

Who can apply?

Applicants are urged to show in their applications one or more instances where you have exhibited the innovation and entrepreneurship that is thematic to the INSPIRE Project and you will receive an additional 10 % in the evaluation of your application.
General Eligibility Criteria In order to be eligible for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship under the INSPIRE Project all applicants must fulfill the following general criteria:

• be a national of South Africa or an EU member state;
• have sufficient knowledge of the language of instruction;
• South African applicants can neither have lived nor developed their main activity (study, work, etc.) over more than 12 months, in the last 5 years, in an EU member state - not applicable to staff;
• cannot have benefited in the past from an Erasmus Mundus scholarship for the same type of mobility - not applicable to staff;
• for an exchange mobility, the applicant has to be an enrolled student, researcher or full-time staff member;
• for a full degree, the applicant has to have obtained a relevant degree from a Higher Education Institution.
Please note that in addition to these criteria there may be additional requirements defined internally with each respective partner institution of the INSPIRE project. It is therefore strongly recommended that the applicants belonging to a partner or associate institution prepare their application with both the general eligibility criteria and, in their existence, any internal requirements together with the
contact person of their home institution. Contact details for the respective institutions of the INSPIRE project can be found in the 'Contacts' section above.

Fields of Study

The theme of INSPIRE is selected in order to promote Innovation and Entrepreneurship. In doing so INSPIRE has chosen to give priority to a number of academic themes that align themselves with the priorities set for innovation in the development strategy of the South African Department of Science and Technology for the period 2011-2016.

Scholarship benefits and period

These comprehensive scholarships will cover the following:

• Monthly stipend between € 1000-2500;
• All tuition fees;
• Health insurance;
• Residence permit;
• Travels to and from your study destination.


Documents and links

INSPIRE: http://www.inspiresouthafrica.eu/