Description of the project

The Erasmus Mundus Programme
  • The BABEL Project
  • Scholarships
  • Eligible areas of study
  • Financial support
  • FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions
  • Evaluation Criteria
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    The Erasmus Mundus Programme

    The Erasmus Mundus 2009-2013 Programme 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 BABEL Project is being developed, the management is carried out under the supervision of the Directorate General EuropeAid (DG Aidco).

    EMA2 – STRAND 1 main goals are:

    • to promote the European Higher Education;
    • to encourage the reinforcement and improvement of students’ career perspectives;
    • to favour the intercultural understanding through the 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 BABEL Project

    The project comprises 20 partner European and several Latin American countries' Higher Education Institutions and 34 associate institutions, and is implemented within the framework of the Erasmus Mundus, Action 2 – STRAND 1, Lot 12, Latin America.

    Among this initiative’s main goals, one can point out:

    • the mutual enrichment and a better understanding between Europe and Latin America, through the exchange of people, knowledge and skills at Higher Education level;
    • the increase of international cooperation between European and Latin American Countries’ HEIs, thus contributing to foster the socio-economical development of this region;
    • the promotion of transparency and recognition of studies and qualifications at an international level.
    As a way of reaching these goals, this project foresees 150 mobility flows.

     

    Scholarships

    The 4th call for applications offers the following scholarships, according to the Target Group:

    Target Group 1 Academic and Administrative Staff
    Target Group 2 Academic and Administrative Staff

    PLEASE NOTICE that the project’s mobility scheme determines that Latin American applicants may only apply to European partner institutions. The main objective of this mobility flow scheme is to reinforce regional cooperation between the Higher Education Institutions of Latin America and Europe.

     

    Eligible areas of study

    According to the guidelines of the European Commission, students and staff from almost all areas may participate in the project. The eligible fields are:

    • Agricultural Sciences (01)
    • Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning (02)
    • Business Studies and Management Sciences (04)
    • Education, Teacher Training (05)
    • Engineering, Technology (06)
    • Geography, Geology (07)
    • Law (10)
    • Mathematics, Informatics (11)
    • Medical Sciences (12)
    • Natural Sciences (13)
    • Social Sciences (14)
    • Communication and Information Sciences (15)
    • Other Areas of Study: Renewable Energy, Climate Change, Human Rights

     

    Please notice that the field of study will be taken into consideration in the selection process together with other factors such as application’s grade, balance between institutions, gender and other cross-cutting issues, etc. The final selection will prioritize those areas considered as most important for each institution and country, as indicated below. It doesn’t mean, though, that applicants from the other eligible areas mentioned above may not be selected.

     

    Partner Priority areas
    UATF All eligible areas
    UFAC All eligible areas
    UFMA All eligible areas
    UFRJ Priorities in this order:
    14 - Social Sciences
    05 - Education, Teacher Training
    02 - Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning
    04 - Business Studies and Management Sciences
    07 - Geography, Geology
    10 - Law
    11 - Mathematics, Informatics
    13 - Natural Sciences
    15 - Communication and Information Sciences
    16 - Other Areas of Study: Renewable Energy, Climate Change, Human Rights
    12 - Medical Sciences
    06 - Engineering, Technology
    UNESP All eligible areas
    UEB 01.1 - Agriculture
    01.3 - Food Science and Technology
    01.4 - Horticulture
    01.5 - Fisheries
    01.7 - Animal Husbandry
    01.9 - Others – Agricultural Sciences
    04.2 - Business Studies with technology
    05.2 - Primary Education
    04.4 - Tourism, Catering, Hotel Management
    04.5 - Industrial Relations and Personnel Management
    05.7 - Educational Science, Comparative Education
    05.9 - Others – Education, Teacher Training
    07.7 - Meteorology
    10.4 - Criminal Law, Criminology
    11.2 - Statistics
    12.4 - Veterinary Medicine
    12.7 - Public Health
    13.1 - Biology
    13.4 - Microbiology, Biotechnology
    13.6 - Biochemistry
    13.9 - Others – Natural Sciences
    14.1 - Political Science
    14.2 - Sociology
    UNA All eligible areas
    UNI 01,1 - Agriculture
    01.3 - Food Science and Technology
    06.1 - Mechanical Engineering
    06.2 - Electrical Engineering
    06.4 - Civil Engineering
    11.3 - Informatics, Computer Science
    12.1 - Medicine
    07.2 - Environmental Sciences, Ecology
    02.3 - Urban Planning
    10.3 - Civil Law
    10.6 - Public Administration
    14.9 - Social Sciences
    LaCantuta 01.1 - Agriculture
    01.3 - Food Science and Technology
    04.4 - Tourism, Catering, Hotel Management.
    05.1 - Teacher Training
    05.2 - Primary Education
    05.3 - Secondary Education
    05.4 - Vocational and Technical Education
    05.5 - Adult Education
    05.6 - Special Education
    05.7 - Educational Science, Comparative Education
    05.8 - Educational Psychology
    05.9 - Others –Education, Teacher Training
    07.2 - Environmental Sciences, Ecology
    11.3 - Informatics, Computer Science
    11.9 - Others –Mathematics, Informatics.
    13.1 - Biology
    13.2 - Physics
    13.3 - Chemistry
    13.6 - Biochemistry
    UCU 04.3 - Accountancy, Financial Management
    04.4 - Tourism, Catering, Hotel Management
    04.5 - Industrial Relations and Personnel Management
    04.9 - Others – Business Studies, Management Science
    05.1 - Teacher Training
    05.8 - Educational Psychology
    05.9 - Others – Education, Teacher Training
    06.2 - Electrical Engineering
    06.5 - Electronic Engineering, Telecommunications
    06.9 - Others – Engineering, Technology
    10.9 - Others – Law
    11.3 - Informatics, Computer Science
    12.3 - Dentistry
    12.6 - Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy
    12.9 - Others – Medical Sciences
    14.1 - Political Science
    14.2 - Sociology
    14.3 - Economics
    14.4 - Psychology and Behavioural Sciences
    14.5 - Social Work
    14.6 - International Relations, European Studies, Area Studies
    14.9 - Others – Social Sciences
    15.1 - Journalism
    15.2 - Radio/TV Broadcasting
    15.3 - Public Relations, Publicity, Advertising
    15.9 - Others – Communication and Information Sciences
    UDELAR All eligible areas

     

    Country Priority areas
    Bolivia 12 - Medical Sciences
    10 - Law
    01 - Agriculture Sciences
    05 - Education, Teacher Training
    Brazil 06 - Engineering, Technology
    05 - Education, Teacher Training
    12 - Medical Sciences
    13 - Natural Sciences
    Ecuador 13 - Natural Sciences
    12 - Medical Sciences
    06 - Engineering, Technology
    05 - Education, Teacher Training
    Paraguay 12 - Medical Sciences
    13 - Natural Sciences
    06 - Engineering, Technology
    05 - Education, Teacher Training
    Peru 13 - Natural Sciences
    12 - Medical Sciences
    05 - Education, Teacher Training
    06 - Engineering, Technology
    Uruguay 13 - Natural Sciences
    11 - Mathematics, Informatics
    06 - Engineering, Technology

     

    Financial support

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

    Staff members 2500 EUR/month

     

    FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

    FAQs - BABEL

    FAQs - EACEA

     

    Evaluation Criteria

    According to the type of scholarship, the evaluation of applications will comply with the following criteria and weighting factors (WF):

    • Academic and administrative staff: Scientific Production/Previous experience (WF 3); Teaching/Working Plan (WF 2); Motivation (WF 1); Language skills (WF 1)