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2,3 million Euro for new EU funded EUSA_ID project – first call for applications open until 15 April

The new EUSA_ID project is a mobility programme offering study, training and research periods in Europe for South African Master and PhD candidates and staff and provides European PhD candidates the opportunity to spend a research period in South Africa.

This project is funded by the European Commission within the framework of the Erasmus Mundus Partnerships programme. The overall budget for the period 2013 – 2017 is nearly 2.3 million EUR. It allows for the award of 66 grants to support mobility of South African individuals to one of the European partner universities. South African Master and PhD candidates have the opportunity to apply for full degree studies in Europe or to spend a shorter study period abroad. South African university staff members have the opportunity to spend a research or training period in Europe. In addition, a total of 18 grants will be awarded to support the mobility of European PhD candidates to one of the South African partner universities for durations between 12 – 24 months.

The partnership is coordinated by the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy of Ruhr-University Bochum. The University of the Western Cape (UWC) acts as joint coordinator on the South African side. Overall the consortium consists of 6 South African and 7 European Higher Education Institutions and shares the expertise in complementary thematic fields related to Development Studies which has been chosen as common umbrella. It is supported by 3 associated partners, who foster promotion of the project and provide support related to facilitate study recognition and quality assurance.

For more information on EUSA_ID please visit the new project website. The first call for scholarship applications is also published there.