Guidelines for applicants
This document contains detailed information about the application procedure. We strongly advise you to read it before starting to fill in the Application Form.
This form expects to be an easy and simple way to prepare your application, allowing you to introduce progressively the details and information required.
You must start creating your application form by setting your USER and your PASSWORD. From the beginning, you have to choose the type of scholarship for which you want to receive the support of the Programme.
The Application Form can be filled in English, Portuguese or Spanish. However, the language used to fill in the application form must agree with the institution(s) and programme(s) chosen. Being so, for instance, if you intend to apply only to Spanish speaking institutions, you may fill in the Application Form and attach all the required documents in Spanish. Nevertheless, in case you intend to apply to institutions from 3 different countries (where different languages are used), we strongly recommend the use of the English language to fill in the form, as well as in all the attached documents, so that all the host institutions may be able to analyse the submitted proposal.
Before starting to fill in the Application Form, you must be sure of having all the certificates and language skills required to attend the sought programme(s) and the institution(s). We also strongly advise you to read the Guidelines for Applicants and the FAQs before starting.
If an applicant submits more than one application, the system will automatically consider the most recent one.
Who can apply?
In order to be eligible to apply to a BABEL scholarship, applicants need to fulfill a set of minimum requirements.
General criteria for all types of mobility:
- Must be a national of one of the third-countries covered by the relevant lot;
- Must have not resided nor have carried out their main activity (studies, work, etc) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of the eligible European countries at the time of submitting their application to the partnership (not applicable to staff nor Target Group 3 applicants);
- Must have not benefited in the past from an Erasmus Mundus scholarship for the same type of mobility;
- Must have sufficient knowledge of the language of the courses or English;
- Must respect the specific and additional criteria applicable to each type of mobility (undergraduate, post-doctorate, administrative and academic staff)
Specific criteria for each type of mobility:
- Academic and Administrative staff
Staff applicants must work for full time in a partner university.
It is noteworthy to mention that in addition to these criteria there may be other defined internally by each partner institution of the project, so applicants must make sure to ask the contact person of the institution about the specific eligibility criteria established either in their home institution (if applicable) or in the host institution(s) which they intend to apply to.
Other relevant information:
Third-countries covered by the relevant lot:
Definition of Target Group:
Depending on their characteristics, all applicants fit in one of the three Target Groups established by the European Commission for the Erasmus Mundus – Action 2 Programme. Each of the Target Groups has different types of mobility scholarships available.
Target Group 1:
Both must have the formal support of the institution (through formal letter of support) to submit the application.
Target Group 2:
All of them must have the formal support of the institution (through formal letter of support) to submit the application.
Target Group 3: