What is EMA2 AREAS? An Erasmus Mundus Action 2 project funded by the European Commission Fund scholarships for Asian students and scholars that intend to spend a study/research/work period at a European University: • 98 students and scholars from Asia to EU • 5 levels of study: Undergraduate, Master, Doctorate, Post-Doctorate and Staff • wide variety of academic fields • starting from 2012 The project funds cover beneficiaries expenses as follows: • Subsistence allowance, Travel costs, Participation costs, Insurance A Partnership of 10 Asian Universities, 10 European (EU) Universities and 4 Associates
Aims of the projectEnabling students and scholars from Asia to: • spend a mobility period abroad in Europe for the purpose of studying, teaching, training and research; • benefit both on a professional and personal level from this experience; • Enrich their academic, linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
Partners Asia EuropeHCMUT - Ho Chi Minh City University of POLITO - Politecnico di Torino Technology (Vietnam) (Coordinator)HUST - Hanoi University of Science and CUL - City University London Technology (Vietnam) INP - Institut Polytechnique de GrenobleNUM - National University of Mongolia KTH - Royal Institute of Technology (Mongolia) KUL - Katholieke Universiteit LeuvenNUOL - National University of Laos (Laos) MU - Masarik UniversityPUC - The Pannasastra University of UGOE - Georg-August-Universität Cambodia (Cambodia) GöttingenPDN - University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka) UMINHO - Universidade do MinhoTU - Thammasat University (Thailand) UNITN - University of TrentoUGM - Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia) UPC - Universitat Politècnica de CatalunyaUNIKL - Universiti Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)VSU - Visayas State University (The Philippines)
Associates Asia EuropeASEAN University Network Ithaca- Information Technology for Humanitarian Assistance, CooperationJesuit Refeugee Service - Asia Pacific and ActionSTI - National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office
Thematic Fields – Agriculture science – Architecture, urban and regional planning – Business Studies, Management Sciences – Education, Teacher Training – Engineering, Technology – Geography, Geology – Law – Medical Sciences – Natural Sciences – Social Sciences – Other Areas of StudyErasmus Mundus Action 2 Lot10 ARCADECoordinated by Politecnico di Torino
Target Groups Scholarships can be awarded to beneficiaries belonging to 3 Target Groups: Target Target Beneficiaries Types of mobility GroupTARGET Students registered in one of the Partner Universities with a undergraduateGROUP 1 minimum of 1 year previous university studies and academic staff master currently enrolled in or employed by one of the Partner Universities. doctorate Applicants must be nationals of the Asian Countries targeted by the project (Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Mongolia, post-doctorate Sri Lanka, Thailand, The Philippines and Vietnam). academic staffTARGET Nationals of Asian Countries targeted by the project masterGROUP 2 (Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Mongolia, Sri doctorate Lanka, Thailand, The Philippines and Vietnam): post-doctorate 1) registered in an Asian higher education institution not included in the partnership; 2) having obtained a university degree or equivalent by an institution in the countries targeted.TARGET Nationals of one of the Asian Countries targeted who are in undergraduateGROUP 3 particularly vulnerable situations, for political or economic master reasons (ex. Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons) doctorate
Who falls under TG3?Examples of EM Programme Guide:1) having a refugee status or asylum beneficiaries (international or according to the national legislation of one of the European recipient countries)2) it can be proved that they have been the object of unjustified expulsion from university on racial, ethnic, religious, political, gender or sexual inclination3) they belong to an indigenous population targeted by a specific national policy or IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons) !!Definition of Target group 3 candidates is not fixed but it can vary according to the specific needs of the countries involved in the projectErasmus Mundus Action 2 Lot10 ARCADECoordinated by Politecnico di Torino
Who falls under TG3?Examples of vulnerable categories focused on Asia lot:• Candidates belonging to national minorities (e.g.Tamil population in Sri Lanka )• refugees• Internally Displaced Persons• people living in remote regions with difficult access to public services, especially educationFurther examples to be verified:• Forest dwellers, semi-rural inhabitants• Victims of Natural Disasters - Earthquake / Landslides• OrphansErasmus Mundus Action 2 Lot10 ARCADECoordinated by Politecnico di Torino
Mobility Levels • Undergraduate: TG1 students enrolled in undergraduate programs that have successfully completed at least one year of their studies. TG3 students who have obtained a secondary school diploma. • Master: TG1 students currently enrolled in a master program. TG2 and TG3 students who have finished their undergraduate studies, hold a degree granting access to master studies. • Doctorate: TG1 students or young researchers currently enrolled in a doctoral program at their home University. TG2 and TG3 students or young researchers who have completed a master, hold a degree granting access to doctoral studies. • Post-doctorate: Young researchers holding a doctoral degree. • Staff: Academic staff or administrative staff working in the International Affairs Departments, regularly employed at one of the Asian partner universities.Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Lot10 ARCADECoordinated by Politecnico di Torino
The Scholarship Amounts Subsistence allowance, monthly amount to be transferred to beneficiaries: • Undergraduate & Master 1.000 euro • Doctorate 1.500 euro • Post-doc 1.800 euro • Staff 2.500 euro Travel: the project will cover a round trip ticket per beneficiary from the Home to the Host Country within the limit of 2.000- 2.500 euro. Insurance: full coverage (health, travel, accident). No tuition or registration fees will be requested by the host universities: • Exchange students will continue paying their registration fees at their university of origin. • The tuition fees for students applying for a full degree program will be covered by the project.
Calls for applicationsThe project is currently managing the mobilities selected under the First Cohort in 2012.The second call for applications will be open from September 15th 2012 to February 15th 2013.
2° Call Available scholarships• TARGET GROUP 1: MASTER, DOCTORATE, POST- DOCTORATE AND STAFF• TARGET GROUP 2: POST-DOCTORATE• TARGET GROUP 3: MASTER (Full Degree)
2° Call Available scholarships DurationTG1 (months) Scholarships Group A Scholarships Group BMasters 6 5 3Doctorate 10 2 3Post-Doctorate 6-10 3 2Staff 1 2 5Total 12 13 DurationTG2 (months) Scholarships Group A Scholarships Group BPost-Doctorate 6 1 1Total 1 1 DurationTG3 (months) Scholarships Group A Scholarships Group BMaster 22 1 2Total 1 1 Group A scholarships are available for nationals of: Cambodia, Myanmar, Mongolia,Vietnam and Laos. Group B scholarships are available for nationals of: Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines and Thailand.
Application & Selection Process Candidates must apply with an online application system on internet during a Call for Applications. The call for applications will be open the 15th September 2012 and will close the 15th February 2012. The available scholarships will be awarded to the best candidates with a fair and transparent selection process.Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Lot10 ARCADECoordinated by Politecnico di Torino
Period of mobility Mobilities must start in 2013 according to the academic calendar of the Host University with the exception of: Staff that may start anytime during the project life (2012 – 2015).
Application Process AREAS Online Application System includes: • available study places and academic positions at each EU partner university; • prerequisites and specific requirements for applying; • application form to be filled in and submitted electronically.
Application DocumentsApplication Documents: • Passport or National Identity Document • Academic Certification (Diplomas, transcripts with grades, etc) • Motivation letter • Language certification (check the specific requirements of the chosen course/University) • Forwarding Letter (TG1 Master) • Work Plan proposal (Doctorate, Post Doc, Staff) • Proof of registration (TG1 only) • Statement of Commitment • Current CV • Letter of recommendation (TG2 only) Statement of Forwarding Letter Work Plan Proposal Commitment
Online Application System The applicant will have to follow three steps: • Step 1: Registration of an account (valid email address) • Step 2: Application - After 5 minutes reception on the account a personal link to the application form. Submission of personal data • Step 3: Upload - Confirmation that the application has been received. Link to a personal upload page. Upload of all required documents. Closure of the application Only complete applications will be considered during the selection process.
Online Application System Step 1: Registration of an account (valid email address)IMPORTANT: if you already registered within the 1st call for applications, you mustregister again using a different email address.
Online Application SystemStep 2: After 5 minutes reception on the account a personal link to the application form. Personal data and submit