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Lotus - Erasmus Mundus Action 2
 Eligible Asian applicants

Do you want to apply? Make sure you meet the eligibility criteria.

Asian students who want to participate in mobility to the EU:

  • Must be a national of one of Asian countries covered by the lot: China, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam and Indonesia;
  • 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. This rule does not apply to candidates in a vulnerable situation.
  • Must have sufficient knowledge of the language of the courses or of one of the languages currently spoken in the hosting countries. 
  • There are different categories of possible candidates. If your current situation is in accordance with the scenarios here below, then you are eligible to apply
    • You are registered / enrolled in one of the partner universities in the project at the moment of application:
      • Sichuan University (China): Management Co-coordinator
      • Royal University of Agriculture - Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
      • Nanjing University (China)
      • Peking University (China)
      • Bandung Institute of Technology (Indonesia)
      • University of Gadjah Mada (Indonesia)
      • University of Medicine 1 - Yangon (Myanmar)
      • Kasetsart University (Thailand)
      • Can Tho University (Vietnam)
      • Hanoi University of Science and Technology (Vietnam)
      • Hue University (Vietnam)
    • You are registered in a university in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand or Vietnam at the moment of application.
    • You are already working AND you have a higher education degree from one of the 6 countries involved.
    • You are currently unemployed, but you have a higher education degree from one of the 6 countries involved.

Please note that being disadvantaged (disabled students, economically disadvantaged,...), is not the same as being in a vulnerable situation.
 


Asian Academic and administrative staff : 

  • Must be a national of one of the eligible countries; 
  • Asian Staff members:
    • SEA staff must work in or be associated to one of the SEA Higher Education Institutions participating in the partnership. 
      • Sichuan University (China): Management Co-coordinator
      • Royal University of Agriculture - Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
      • Nanjing University (China)
      • Peking University (China)
      • Bandung Institute of Technology (Indonesia)
      • University of Gadjah Mada (Indonesia)
      • University of Medecine 1 - Yangon (Myanmar)
      • Kasetsart University (Thailand)
      • Can Tho University (Vietnam)
      • Hanoi University of Science and Technology (Vietnam)
      • Hue University (Vietnam)
    • SEA staff must work in or be associated to a Higher Education Institution (not included in the partnership) of any SEA country concerned by the lot.
  • The mobility of staff should contribute to strengthen international co-operation capacity of higher education institutions in third countries, with the production of new teaching material, as well as their management capacity. 
  • It should aim to consolidate and extend links between departments and faculties and to prepare for future cooperation projects between the universities. The staff mobility is also expected to lead to progresses in the application of ECTS or other systems for recognition of studies in the partner institution.


Additional requirements / information:

  • NO Asian or European students can benefit from a second scholarship for the same type of mobility (BA, MA) under another project under the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Strand 1. Furthermore, candidates (students/staff) cannot receive more than one grant for a mobility period in Europe within the same project. 
  • No student can benefit from more than one mobility activity in the same project.
  • Additionally, if you belong to a vulnerable group (Social or Political), then please explain the nature of your situation thoroughly in the application form . Please note that being disadvantaged (disabled students, economically disadvantaged,...), is not the same as being in a vulnerable situation. The European Commission describes this category as nationals who are in a particularly vulnerable situation, for social or political reasons:
    • having a refugee status or asylum beneficiaries (international or according to the national legislation of one of the European recipient countries) or
    • it can be proved that they have been the object of unjustified expulsion from university on racial, ethnic, religious, political, gender or sexual inclination or
    • they belong to an indigenous population targeted by a specific national policy or IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons)


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