Nandana Mihindukulasooriya
Country Representative, Sri Lanka
Information Coordinator, South Asia
sri.lanka@em-a.eu
About me
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Education in Sri Lanka
– Bandarawatta Parakrama Vidyalaya, Gampaha
– Royal College, Colombo 7
– Universi...
Agenda

• Erasmus Mundus experience
• Step-by-step application procedure
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– Action 1
– Action 2
Erasmus Mundus Associ...
Erasmus Mundus experience
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Education system – ECTS, double degrees
Resources – libraries, labs, subscription...
Application procedure – Action 1
Masters and Joint Doctorates
• Who can apply
• Candidates from all over the world can app...
Erasmus Mundus Masters and Doctorates
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Wide range of academic disciplines
– Agriculture and Veterinary
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Master courses catalog

http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/results_compendia/selected_projects_action_1_mas
ter_cour...
Joint doctorates catalog

http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/results_compendia/selected_projects_action_1_joint
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What is a course consortium ?
European Master on Software
Engineering (EMSE)

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A course consortium website

http://www.euroculturemaster.eu

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Application procedure – Action 2
Erasmus Mundus Partnerships
• Who can apply

• Students (undergraduates to post-docs)
• S...
Erasmus Mundus Association (EMA)
• a volunteer organization founded in June 2006
• over 9500 members
• serves the interest...
EMA Structure

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EMA activities in Sri Lanka
• Promotional events in several Sri Lankan universities

• August, 2010
– Faculty of Engineeri...
Erasmus Mundus Association (EMA)
What we can do
• Tell you where to find information
• Connect you with the alumni
• Give ...
Erasmus Mundus Association (EMA)
• Email us - sri.lanka@em-a.eu
• Social Media
– https://www.facebook.com/EMA.SriLanka
– h...
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Erasmus Mundus - European higher education opportunities for Sri Lankans

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Erasmus Mundus is a cooperation and mobility programme in the field of higher education that aims to enhance the quality of European higher education and to promote dialogue and understanding between people and cultures through cooperation with developing countries. This presentation provides a student testimonial and step-by-step application guide for Erasmus Mundus scholarships.

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Erasmus Mundus - European higher education opportunities for Sri Lankans

  1. 1. Nandana Mihindukulasooriya Country Representative, Sri Lanka Information Coordinator, South Asia sri.lanka@em-a.eu
  2. 2. About me • • • Education in Sri Lanka – Bandarawatta Parakrama Vidyalaya, Gampaha – Royal College, Colombo 7 – University of Moratuwa After graduation … – WSO2 (Pvt) Ltd – European Master on Software Engineering • Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden • Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain Currently – PhD in Artificial Intelligence at UPM, Spain – Software Engineer at Center for Open Middleware, Spain 2
  3. 3. Agenda • Erasmus Mundus experience • Step-by-step application procedure • • – Action 1 – Action 2 Erasmus Mundus Association – What we can do for you ? Links and resources 3
  4. 4. Erasmus Mundus experience • • • • • • • Education system – ECTS, double degrees Resources – libraries, labs, subscriptions, equipment Opportunities – Conferences, internships, research projects Industrial relationships Cultural experiences Lavish scholarships No bonds • Bureaucracy – visa, resident permits 4
  5. 5. Application procedure – Action 1 Masters and Joint Doctorates • Who can apply • Candidates from all over the world can apply • How to apply • Review all the Masters and Doctorates • Select the course that interests you. • Apply direct to the consortium via its website.. • See the FAQs • When to apply • Next academic year 2014/2015 • Submit applications on last quarter of 2013 or in January 2014 http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/funding/scholarships_students_academics_en.php http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/tools/faq_en.php 5
  6. 6. Erasmus Mundus Masters and Doctorates • Wide range of academic disciplines – Agriculture and Veterinary – – – – – – – – – – Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis Sustainable Development in Agriculture Systems Biology Forestry and Natural Resources Management Food Innovation and Product Design Engineering, Manufacture and Construction Health and Welfare Humanities and Arts Science, Mathematics and Computing Social Sciences, Business and Law 6
  7. 7. Master courses catalog http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/results_compendia/selected_projects_action_1_mas ter_courses_en.php 7
  8. 8. Joint doctorates catalog http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/results_compendia/selected_projects_action_1_joint _doctorates_en.php 8
  9. 9. What is a course consortium ? European Master on Software Engineering (EMSE) . 9
  10. 10. A course consortium website http://www.euroculturemaster.eu 10
  11. 11. Application procedure – Action 2 Erasmus Mundus Partnerships • Who can apply • Students (undergraduates to post-docs) • Staff (administrative and academic) • How to apply • Check the partnerships currently open for Sri Lankans • Visit the partnership website to see which courses are available in which disciplines • Apply direct to the partnership via its website. • If you are from a partner university, you should contact your coordinators • When to apply • Application periods depend on the partnerships and the type of mobility http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/funding/scholarships_students_academics_en.php http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/tools/faq_en.php 11
  12. 12. Erasmus Mundus Association (EMA) • a volunteer organization founded in June 2006 • over 9500 members • serves the interests of Erasmus Mundus students and alumni – providing a forum for networking, communication and collaboration – promoting Erasmus Mundus • Prospective students • Industry 12
  13. 13. EMA Structure 13
  14. 14. EMA activities in Sri Lanka • Promotional events in several Sri Lankan universities • August, 2010 – Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa • June, 2011 – University of Colombo – Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradenyia – Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa • July, 2013 – Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa • October, 2013 – EMA Day, Colombo – Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniyia – University of Moratuwa 14
  15. 15. Erasmus Mundus Association (EMA) What we can do • Tell you where to find information • Connect you with the alumni • Give you tips and tricks about applying and living in Europe What we can not do • Choose a suitable course for you (we can guide you to the list and share our experiences) • Help you with visa process ( again, we can provide you information but can not influence the visa process) 15
  16. 16. Erasmus Mundus Association (EMA) • Email us - sri.lanka@em-a.eu • Social Media – https://www.facebook.com/EMA.SriLanka – https://www.facebook.com/ErasmusMundusAssociation Resources • Erasmus Mundus master courses catalog •http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/results_compendia/s elected_projects_action_1_master_courses_en.php • Erasmus Mundus PhD catalog •http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/results_compendia/s elected_projects_action_1_joint_doctorates_en.php • Erasmus Mundus Sri Lanka factsheet •http://ec.europa.eu/education/study-in-europe/doc/srilanka_en.pdf •Erasmus Mundus student handbook – http://www.em-a.eu/fileadmin/content/Student_Handbook_Final.pdf • 16
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