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31 91European
Member
States
Welcome to the compendium of
the European Higher Education
Virtual Fa...
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20	 ERASMUS+
Erasmus+ (2014-2020) is the new, €14.7 billion, EU catch-all framework
programme for...
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n innovative, ‘Virtual’
initiative, EHEVF 2016 is
designed to highlight the
many benefits of Euro...
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The continent of Europe
has always been one of the
world’s centres of learning and
technological ...
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Diversity
•	 Choice
There are thousands of higher education institutions in Europe to choose fr...
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In terms of academic quality, European
Higher Education is second to none.
According to the rec...
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Each year thousands of Indian students
decidetostudyinEurope,thanksinpartto
active promotion fr...
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Indian students
do not need
to learn a new
European
language
to study in
Europe – the
recent bo...
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In fact, ‘not speaking the language’ is
becoming less of a bar to international
post-graduate s...
Students, researchers and staff apply directly to the selected
partnerships. These opportunities will be available up to 2...
Further information
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National Contact Points: http://goo.gl/vWkoGT
The Marie Skłodowska-Cu...
The ERC supports excellent
investigator-driven, high risk/high
gain, frontier research projects without
predetermined rese...
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There are two types of visa – short stay and long stay.
If planning a short stay of up to ninet...
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In most EU MS you will need to show some or all of the following, in addition to a valid
travel...
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Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
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EMBASSY OF AUSTRIA
Embassy of Austria, EP-
13, Chandergupta Marg,
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, India
(+91) (11) 24 19 27 00
ne...
EMBASSY OF BELGIUM
Embassy of Belgium, 50-N
Shantipath, Chanakya-puri, New
Delhi-110021, India
(+91) (11) 4242 8000
newdel...
EMBASSY OF BULGARIA
Embassy of the Republic of
Bulgaria:
16/17 Chandragupta Marg,
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110021
+91 11 26...
EMBASSY OF CROATIA
Embassy of Croatia, A-15, West
End Colony, Near Shanti Niketan,
New Delhi-110021, India
+91 11 4166 310...
EMBASSY OF CYPRUS
High Commission of the Republic
of Cyprus, D64, Malcha Marg,
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110021,
India
+91 1...
EMBASSY OF CZECH REPUBLIC
Embassy of the Czech Republic,
50-M, Niti Marg, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi-110021, India
+91-11-2415...
EMBASSY OF DENMARK
11, Golf Links, New Delhi 110003
Tel. +91 11 4209 0700
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EMBASSY OF ESTONIA
Embassy of Estonia, C15, Malcha
Marg, Chanakyapuri, New
Delhi-110021
Tel. +91 11 4948 8650, fax +91 11
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EMBASSY OF FINLAND
Embassy of Finland, E-3, Nyaya
Marg, Chanakya- puri, New
Delhi-110021, India
+91-11-4149 7500	
http://w...
EMBASSY OF FRANCE
French Embassy, 2/50-E
Shantipath Chanakyapuri; New
Delhi 110021, India
+ 91 (11) 4319 6100
http://www.a...
EMBASSY OF GERMANY
6/50 G, Shanti Path,
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021
Tel. +91 11 44 199 199
info@new-delhi.diplo.de
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EMBASSY OF GREECE
EP-32, Dr. S Radhakrishnan Marg,
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110 021.
Tel.+91 11 26880700
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EMBASSY OF HUNGARY
2/50M. Niti Marg, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi 110021.
Tel. +91 11 26114737
huembdel2@vsnl.com
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EMBASSY OF IRELAND
C-17, Malcha Marg,
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021
Tel. +91 11 4940 3200
newdelhiembassy@dfa.ie
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EMBASSY OF ITALY
50E, Chandra Gupta Marg,
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, 110021
+91 11 2611 4355
ambasciata.newdelhi@esteri.it
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EMBASSY OF LATVIA
B8 Anand Niketan, New Delhi,
India, 110021
+91 11 41077017
embassy.india@mfa.gov.lv
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  2. 2. 2 3EHEVF 2016 EHEVF 2016 31 91European Member States Welcome to the compendium of the European Higher Education Virtual Fair India and South Asia 2016. This prestigious and unique virtual initiative, organised by the European Union Delegation to India and European Union Member States, is designed to showcase many high quality higher education institutions, including some of the world’s top-ranked universities from across the European Union. Its main aim is to open doors to Indian and South Asian students interested in studying in Europe, with a specific focus on postgraduate or PhD study – and it will give an opportunity to Indian students to explore numerous educational, scholarship and career options available to them. The European Union, with its 28 Member States, is the most exciting and rewarding higher education destination in the world – offering not only the highest of academic standards, but also an unparalleled choice of English-taught courses, and access to world-leading research institutions, facilities, and technologies. EHEVF 2016 CONTENTS The pursuit of higher education is, of course, an investment for life. As well as offering internationally acclaimed qualifications, studying in Europe - with its diverse and intriguing range of regions, cities, cultures and languages - provides a rare and wonderful opportunity for both professional and personal development. We hope this EHEVF 2016 compendium, which contains sections on studying in each European Union Member State and on specific higher educational institutes attending the Virtual Fair, will be a useful resource for students considering Europe as a destination for their further studies. We also hope that you follow in the footsteps of so many Indian and South Asian higher education students who have already made the stimulating and rewarding journey to our great, historic and vibrant European continent to study. Higher Education Institutions
  3. 3. 4 5EHEVF 2016 EHEVF 2016 20 ERASMUS+ Erasmus+ (2014-2020) is the new, €14.7 billion, EU catch-all framework programme for education, training, youth and sport 22 MARIE SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE ACTIONS Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowships offer attractive career development opportunities in prestigious research teams in Europe, whatever the nationality or scientific domain of the researcher. Organisations in different sectors and countries can participate in MSCA projects 24 The European Research Council The ERC supports excellent investigator-driven, high risk/high gain, frontier research projects without predetermined research priorities. No consortia and no co-financing are needed, and scientific excellence is the sole evaluation criterion. 26 Student Visas International students requiring a visa to enter the European Union, including Indian students, must obtain a student visa before arrival in order to pursue their higher educational studies in any EU Member State (hereinafter EU MS). 31 European Member States The EU countries are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK. 91 European Higher Education Institutions Planning to study in Europe? ... With a long history of pioneering higher education, Europe is home to many of the world’s oldest and most prestigious universities – and many of the most exciting and attractive student cities.d. 6 About Following on from the highly successful European Higher Education Fair India 2014, and EHEVF 2015, the Delegation of the European Union to India, in collaboration with EU Member States, is proud to present the European Higher Education Virtual Fair India and South Asia 2016. 8 Why Study in Europe? The continent of Europe has always been one of the world’s centres of learning and technological development. Europe today has over 4000 higher education institutions, from top-level research establishments to small, teaching-focused colleges, with more than 17 million students and 1.5 million academics, including 435,000 researchers. 12 Europe leads the way in Higher Education The European Union, with its 28 Member States, is the most exciting and rewarding Higher Education destination in the world. 16 English-taught courses boom in Europe Internationally mobile foreign students are also increasingly open to studying European languages through the European Higher Education system – and there are now many courses offered at EHEIs with language options.
  4. 4. 6 7EHEVF 2016 EHEVF 2016 n innovative, ‘Virtual’ initiative, EHEVF 2016 is designed to highlight the many benefits of Europe as a high standard higher education destination, to potential international students, researchers, and academics across India and South Asia. Essentially EHEVF 2016 comprises two major scholarships, and even living and accommodation. Meanwhile the Virtual Fair, which was held in November 2015, allowed Indian and South Asian students, researchersand academics to interact with European higher education representatives in ‘real time’ and at no-cost via Webinars, chats and Q&A – simulating a ‘real-world’ fair and enabling visitors to ask questions and exchange useful information on European higher education. components – this ‘Online Portal’ and website and the European Higher Education ‘Virtual Fair’. This online portal/website actsasaninterfacebetween Indian and South Asian students, researchers and academics on the one hand - and European Higher Education institutions on the other. Information is presented in several useful sections in- cluding ‘EU countries’ and ‘Subject Specialities’. Each participating European Higher Education Institu- tion also has its own micro- page containing informa- tion on programmes and courses, qualifications, institutional background A Following on from the highly successful European Higher Education Fair India 2014, and EHEVF 2015, the Delegation of the European Union to India, in collaboration with EU Member States, is proud to present the European Higher Education Virtual Fair India and South Asia 2016. About
  5. 5. 8 9EHEVF 2016 EHEVF 2016 The continent of Europe has always been one of the world’s centres of learning and technological development. Europe today has over 4000 higher education institutions, from top- level research establishments to small, teaching-focused colleges, with more than 17 million students and 1.5 million academics, including 435,000 researchers. As well as the high academic standards in Europe, foreign students also gain a rich cultural experience thanks to Europe’s cultural and linguistic diversity, where tiny principalities sit side- by-side with many of the world’s leading economies. Why Study in Europe ? Quality • Excellence Europe has a world-wide reputation as a centre of excellence in learning. Year after year, European universities rank prominently among the top 100 in the world. And only Europe can offer state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge research opportunities together with the chance to walk in the footsteps of so many of the world’s most influential thinkers. • Quality assured Europe has developed a scheme of quality assurance in higher education. The European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) contributes to the development of quality assurance in higher education across the Bologna signatory countries. (The Bologna process of educational reform aims to create a European Higher Education Area where common principles apply, degrees and academic qualifications are mutually recognised across member countries, and mobility and exchange between institutions is facilitated). • Value for money Students can benefit from Europe’s high academic standards without breaking the bank. Tuition fees and daily costs are reasonable and relatively low compared to some regions like the US. Overall, the education sector in Europe is very competitive. • Lasting legacy Europe boasts many centuries of academic excellence. Its rich academic heritage is based on many landmarks in human knowledge, and today’s European higher education institutions benefit from this lasting legacy. ”
  6. 6. 10 11EHEVF 2016 EHEVF 2016 Diversity • Choice There are thousands of higher education institutions in Europe to choose from, offering a great variety of degree programmes. From leading research universities to small, friendly teaching colleges, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. • Accessibility Many European Higher Education institutions now offer a considerable number of graduate and post-graduate programmes in English. There has been a boom in particular in English-taught post-graduate courses on offer throughout Europe over the last decade, even in continental European countries not traditionally associated with English-taught programmes, making Europe more accessible than ever! • Tradition and innovation Immerse yourself in a continent with a wealth of traditions and a history as rich and varied as its many peoples and landscapes. At the same time, Europe is a hotbed of research and innovation, home to first-class resources and technologies, and top scientists working in fields ranging from medicine to space travel, nanotechnology to polar research, and from ICT to nuclear fusion. • Multicultural Europe offers a unique cultural experience in a dynamic, multinational and multicultural environment. Besides earning a world-class qualification, you’ll have the chance to learn new languages and intercultural skills that are of great value to future employers and an essential advantage in an ever-changing world. Opportunity • World-renowned Studying in Europe gives you a top-quality education which will be respected the world over. Moreover, you can take advantage of the many scholarships that European universities offer. • Opening doors Employers won’t only be impressed by your education; they’ll also appreciate the other skills you will have acquired. Your time in Europe will prepare you for the global economy, developing assets such as self-reliance, independence and intercultural and linguistic abilities that will set you apart from the competition. • Portable skills Many countries encourage the best and brightest students to stay on after their studies. Alternatively, you can take your newly acquired skills back home with you. A European higher education will increase your mobility – across Europe and the rest of the world. • Springboard for your travels Always wanted to explore Europe? Studying here provides the perfect launch-pad for your travels. Take the chance to visit our great cities, bathe on our beautiful beaches, ski in the Alps or join in the fiesta.
  7. 7. 12 13EHEVF 2016 EHEVF 2016 In terms of academic quality, European Higher Education is second to none. According to the recently released Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016, Europe has more world-class universities than any other region – with 42 of the top 100, compared to 39 in the US, and 104 universities in the top 200, compared to only 63 in the US. Overall nearly half of the World’s Top 400 universities are in Europe, he European Union, with its 28 Member States, is the most exciting and rewarding Higher Education destination in the world – offering not only the highest of academic standards, but also an unrivalled choice of English-taught courses, and access to world-leading research institutions, facilities, and technologies. T Europe leads the way in Higher Education a home to the world’s elite universities – although in The University of Oxford (UK), The University of Cambridge (UK), The Karolinska Institute (Sweden), and Ludwig Maximilians Universitat Munchen (LMU) (Germany), Europe has four of the world’s most prestigious institutions. Europe’s real strength is its strength in depth – with unrivalled expertise across a broad range of subjects and disciplines. European Universities lead the way in Clinical, Preclinical and Health with the lion’s share (44) of the top 100; and in Engineering and Technology, Europe excels with universities from 7 separate EU Member States ranked in the World’s Top 50. It’s a similar story across the disciplines with Europe matching or outperforming its closest regional rivals in Life Sciences, Arts and Humanities, and Social Science. Meanwhile, Europe’s research and technical facilities were ranked amongst the World’s best by leading academics in the World Reputation Rankings 2016 and the continent is well known for its characteristic strong bond between academia and industry. Overall, Europe has over 4,000 higher education institutions ranging from high level research establishments to teaching focused colleges.
  8. 8. 14 15EHEVF 2016 EHEVF 2016 Each year thousands of Indian students decidetostudyinEurope,thanksinpartto active promotion from the EU Delegation to India via initiatives like the European Higher Education Fair India 2014, EHEVF 2015, and European Higher Education Virtual Fair 2016 India and South Asia (EHEVF 2016). An innovative virtual initiative EHEVF 2016 has at its core a desire to open doors to Indian students interested in tertiary level study in Europe – allowing them to explore some of the myriad educational, scholarship and career opportunities available to them. Indian and South Asian students, researchers, and academics will be able to access exclusive information on participating European Higher Education Institutions (EHEIs) as well as resources on EU Member States education systems via a single platform website www.study- europe.net tailored to their needs. They will also be able to benefit from direct contact with representatives of EHEIs via Webinars and ‘chat windows’ at the ‘Virtual Higher Education Fair’, which will be held in July and September 2016. As many Indian students discover, opportunities to study in Europe abound. To begin with, European Higher Education is increasingly accessible for Indian students – and there has been a recent rapid growth in the number of English- taught post-graduate courses available. In practice this means that most Indian students do not have to learn another language to study a post-graduate qualification in Europe. The UK has the highest number of English-taught academic courses in the EU, with 14,204 Masters Courses and 1,522 PhD’s, although continental Europe is catching up – offering nearly 8,800 English-Taught Programmes right across the disciplines in 2016. The Netherlands and Germany lead the way with over a thousand programmes each, closely followed by Sweden – although percentage-wise Denmark tops the class with 38% of its bachelor and Masters taught in English. Conversely, Indian students wishing to learn a European language can do so and many courses in Europe are offered with a language option. In fact, ‘not speaking the language’ is becoming less of a bar to international post-graduate study and is increasingly being seen by Indian students as an opportunity to learn a new coveted skill – a skill which may give them a decisive advantage in finding a top job. As Indian recruiters will be quick to point out, globalisation means polylingualism is now viewed as a major asset by employers, particularly those doing business internationally. Financially, studying in Europe makes sense too. The costs of living and tuition fees in Europe in particular compare favourably with those in counterpart institutions in the US – and some European countries, such as Norway, Finland and Germany, levy nominal or no tuition fees at all. Indian students can also benefit from academic scholarships which cover many disciplines, not least under the European Union’s new Erasmus+ Programme, a revamped and expanded version of the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship’s Programme which saw 3,400 Indian students receive scholarships over the last decade. Running from 2014-2020, Erasmus+ has an overall budget of €14.7 billion Euros, whilst the EU has also made available an extra €1.68 billion Euros for third country funding via the EU’s external action budget. Similarly,theUKoffersmanyscholarships specifically targeting Indian students, as do several other EU member states and manyinternationalscholarshipsforwhich Indian students are eligible are offered directly by the European Institutions of Higher Education themselves. Student mobility in the European Education sector is also a big draw for international students and the EU has helped standardise curriculums and qualifications, and established a user- friendly system of educational ‘credit mobility’. In practice this means that international students are able to study for their degrees not only in different institutions but also in multiple countries within the European Union. Meanwhile, short stay visa rules have been unified in the Schengen area which is made up of 22 EU member states - though Indian students wishing to study in Europe for an academic year are likely to need a national long stay visa and/or a residence permit. As ever, international students requiring a visa to enter the European Union must obtain their student visa before arrival. The pursuit of higher education is also, of course, an investment for life. As well as offering a wide variety of accessible world class education, low tuition fees, good scholarships, and top- level research facilities, studying in Europe - with its diverse and intriguing range of regions, cities, and cultures – also provides a rare and wonderful opportunity for both professional and personal development.
  9. 9. 16 17EHEVF 2016 EHEVF 2016 Indian students do not need to learn a new European language to study in Europe – the recent boom in English-taught post-graduate programs making European Higher Education even more accessible to internationally mobile. students. More specifically, today The Netherland’s offers1,220MastersinEnglish,compared to 812 Masters in 2011, and only 386 in 2007. Similarly in Germany, the number of English-taught Masters has increased from 88 in 2007, to 632 in 2011, to 805 in 2014 - and to 1113 in 2016. A similar pattern has emerged right across the European Union Higher Education sector, with a rapid increase in English-taught higher education courses in Spain, France, Italy, Sweden, Belgium, Denmark, and Finland, as well as the Czech Republic, Portugal, and Greece – good news for Indian internationally mobile students interested in studying post-graduate courses in less traditional European higher education destinations. The statistics will also make interesting reading for Indian students across the disciplines. There is a wide spread in the types of courses taught in English at European Higher Education Institutions (EHEIs), though some courses are more likely to be taught in English than others. Business and Economics tops the list in 2016 with at total of 5,449 English-taught Masters courses and 257 PhD’s on offer in EHEIs, followed by Social Sciences (4,894 and 640), Engineering and Technology (3,075 and 431), Humanities (2,853 and 361), Medicine and Health (2,503 and 380), Natural Sciences and Maths (2,328 and 632), Arts, Design and Architecture (2,012 and 164), Environmental Studies and Earth Sciences (1,344 and 156), and Law (1,028, and 72), completes the list (Source: MasterPortal.eu). Internationally mobile foreign students are also increasingly open to studying European languages through the European Higher Education system – and there are now many courses offered at EHEIs with language options. To support international students, EHEIs also provide access to intensive language courses to help them study in another language. ” ecent figures show that the UK continues to have the highest number of English-taught academic courses in Europe, with 14,204 Masters Courses and 1,522 PhD’s offered in 2016. However continental Europe is catching up following a rapid increase over the last three years - from around 4,500 English- taught Masters courses in 2011 to 7,000 in 2014, and to 8,795 in 2016, and an additional 1,357 PhD’s. R English-taught courses boom in Europe
  10. 10. 18 19EHEVF 2016 EHEVF 2016 In fact, ‘not speaking the language’ is becoming less of a bar to international post-graduate study and is increasingly being seen by international students, as an opportunity to learn a new coveted skill – a skill which may give them a decisive advantage in finding a top job. As any international recruiter will be quick to point out, globalisation and an increasingly interconnected world means polylingualism is now viewed as a major asset by employers, particularly those doing business internationally. The numberofIndian-originglobalcompanies is on the rise – HCL Technologies, Suzlon Energy, Infosys, Tata Communications – to name but a few, and research in India is increasingly conducted transnationally meaningthatlinguisticabilityisbecoming something of an imperative. Either way, studying an English-taught post graduate course, studying in English at a EHEI whilst learning a new European language, or even studying in the language of the receiving country, it’s good news for internationally mobile Indian students. There are no longer any linguistic barriers to Indian students studying in Europe – just an abundance of new educational opportunities awaiting discovery.
  11. 11. Students, researchers and staff apply directly to the selected partnerships. These opportunities will be available up to 2017. 20 21EHEVF 2016 EHEVF 2016 rasmus+ (2014-2020) is thenew,€14.7billion,EUcatch- all framework programme for education, training, youth and sport. Key features include; Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees > Scholarships for students and researchers of exceptional quality to follow an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) or an Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate (EMJD) at two or more European universities. There are currently 116 masters and 29 doctoral courses to choose from. New Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees will be added annually under Erasmus+. Masters students, doctoral candidates and academics apply directly to the selected joint programmes. Short-term credit mobility > Mobility grants for students and doctoral candidates (up to 12 months) who will spend part of their study or research period abroad at a partner university, and have the mobility period recognized to contribute to their degree back home. Opportunities will also be available for university staff, but for shorter periods of up to 2 months. University Partnerships: >Scholarships of different durations for students, researchers and academic staff in the Erasmus Mundus University framework. >Partnerships between European and non-European universities. How much > The size of the scholarship varies according to the level of the studies, research or secondment and duration. E ERASMUS+ Further information •Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees: http://europa.eu/!RN87Kc4 •Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorates: http://europa.eu/!Wj68hm •Erasmus + Key Action 1 – Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees: http://eacea. ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/jointmasterdegrees •Erasmus Mundus Partnerships: http://europa.eu/!CB43qF •Erasmus+ websites: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/index_ en.htm; http://eacea. ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus_en •Erasmus Mundus website: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/index_ en.php EMA - Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association: http://www.em-a. eu
  12. 12. Further information facebook.com/Marie.Curie.Actions National Contact Points: http://goo.gl/vWkoGT The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions are run by the Research Executive Agency under the EU Research and Innovation Programme Horizon 2020: http:// ec.europa.eu/rea/index_en.htm 22 23EHEVF 2016 EHEVF 2016 Funding Excellent Research Careers”MARIE SKŁODOWSKA- CURIE ACTIONS > Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowships offer attractive career development opportunities in prestigious research teams in Europe, whatever the nationality or scientific domain of the researcher. Organisations in different sectors and countries can participate in MSCA projects. Options include; > Innovative Training Network (ITN), which advertise positions for researchers at the beginning of their careers on the Euraxess portal. Some of these positions enable trainee researchers to obtain an Industrial Doctorate or a Joint Doctorate. > Individual Fellowships (IF) for experienced researchers to undertake their own research project at a host organisation in another country, thus gaining new skills through advanced training and possibly intersectoral mobility. > Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE), which enables International and intersectoral collaboration, based on short-term staff exchanges between organisations worldwide. > Co-Funding of regional, national and international programmes (COFUND) results in many high-quality fellowship or doctoral programme positions (also advertised on the Euraxess portal), which includes transnational mobility. Who > Organisations seeking to host researchers, individual experienced researchers seeking to work in an- other country, possibly in industry including SMEs. How > Researchers can either apply for a specific position offered by an ITN or COFUND project or, if they meet the definition of experienced researcher, submit a proposal in response to a call for proposals for Individual Fellowships. How much > Researchers receive a competitive salary, and allowances to cover travel and family costs. Their employer also benefits from a contribution to research costs, including provision for training and career development.
  13. 13. The ERC supports excellent investigator-driven, high risk/high gain, frontier research projects without predetermined research priorities. No consortia and no co-financing are needed, and scientific excellence is the sole evaluation criterion. 24 25EHEVF 2016 EHEVF 2016 he ERC offers the following grants to individual researchers: > ERC Starting Grants For researchers at the stage of establishing an independent research career with 2 to 7 years experience since completing their PhD. Funding per grant: up to €2 Million euro for up to 5 years. > ERC Consolidator Grants For researchers at the stage of consolidating their research career with 7 to 12 years experience since completing their PhD. Funding per grant: up to €2.75 Million euro for up to 5 years > ERC Advanced Grants For researchers with a track record of significant research achievements in the last 10 years. Funding per grant: up to €3.5 Million euro for up to 5 years > ERC Synergy Grants (Pilot scheme) For small groups of researchers collaborating on a complex scientific problem at the frontiers of knowledge. Funding per grant: up to €15 Million for up to 6 years Who > Top-researchers of any nationality and age from anywhere in the world. Where > Research projects must be carried out in a public or private research institution based in an EU Member State, an Associated Country, or an International European Interest Organisation. How > Applications can be submitted only in response to calls for proposals via the Electronic Proposal Submission Services (EPSS), on the participant portal. > Calls for Proposals are published annually on the: ERC website: http://erc.europa. eu Horizon 2020 Participant Portal: (http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/ portal/) Where excellence meets creativity THE EUROPEAN RESEARCH COUNCIL (ERC)
  14. 14. 26 27EHEVF 2016 EHEVF 2016 There are two types of visa – short stay and long stay. If planning a short stay of up to ninety days in any six- month period of time in an EU country, that is a part of Schengen area, students may apply for a Schengen visa which entitles them to travel to the twenty two EU MS which are members of the Schengen area (i.e. Belgium, Czech Republic, Den- mark, Germany, Estonia, Greece, Spain, France, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Hungary, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland and Sweden), as well as four non EU countries (Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein). efore leaving students should apply for a Schengen visa at the Embassy/Consulate of the relevant Schengen country whose territory constitutes 1) the sole destination of the stay or 2) the main destination of the stay (in terms of the length or purpose) or 3) if no main destination can be determined, the visa application shall be lodged at the Embassy/Consulate of the Schengen area Member State whose external border the applicant intends to cross in order the enter the territory of the Schengen Member State (i.e. Port of first entry). B Student Visas
  15. 15. 28 29EHEVF 2016 EHEVF 2016 In most EU MS you will need to show some or all of the following, in addition to a valid travel document/passport: • Proof of financial means – documentation to prove how you intend to support your stay • Documents proving the purpose of the intended stay i.e. a letter of acceptance from the European University, a certificate of enrolment at an educational establishment as well as student cards or certificates of the courses to be attended. • Travel insurance. • Students may also need to have several documents certified by their national government authorities and/or translated by authorised translators which would also need to be certified by the EU MS. In some EU MS students must enrol at University through the relevant Embassy/Consulate. Once all the documents are ready and, if applicable, visa fees are paid, students would usually need to schedule an appointment for a visa interview at the competent Embassy or Consulate of the EU MS. For additional info please refer to the EU immigration portal: http://ec.europa.eu/immigration/and http://ec.europa.eu/immigration/ http://www.study-europe.net/content/why-virtual ”International students requiring a visa to enter the European Union, including Indian students, must obtain a student visa before arrival in order to pursue their higher educational studies in any EU Member State (hereinafter EU MS). Six EU MS – Bulgaria, Ireland, Croatia, Cyprus, Romania and UK – are currently not or not yet members of the Schengen area. If they wish to study in any of these countries students should thus apply for a separate visa at the competent Embassy/Consulate of the relevant country. If students plan a long-stay to any of the 28 EU MS (i.e. more than ninety days) they may need a national long-stay visa and/or a residence permit. Thenationallong-stayvisaisthemostcommonamongststudents,ashighereducation studies are usually longer than 90 days and many students wish to complete a whole academic year, or even more. When applying for a national long-stay visa the exact type of supporting documents depend on the rules in the destination country. For specific details please refer to the Embassy or Consulate where you will apply.
  16. 16. 30 31EHEVF 2016 EHEVF 2016 European Member States
  17. 17. Austria Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Ireland Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Netherlands Poland Portugal Romania Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweeden UK 32 33EHEVF 2016 EHEVF 2016
  18. 18. EMBASSY OF AUSTRIA Embassy of Austria, EP- 13, Chandergupta Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, India (+91) (11) 24 19 27 00 new-delhi-ob@bmeia.gv.at 34 35EHEVF 2016 EHEVF 2016 BASIC INFORMATION Located in Central Europe, Austria is home to over 8 million people and shares its borders with Germany and the Czech Republic to the North, Slovakia and Hungary to the East, Slovenia and Italy to the South, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the West. A naturally beautiful country, it is known for its pastoral landscapes, stunning mountain vistas and timeless cities steeped in history and culture. Austria’s past as a European power and its cultural environment has spawned world class artists in various art forms but most notably in music, with composers such as Mozart and Strauss whose works continue Home to twenty-two respected universities and with over 500 study options available in Austrian Higher Education Institutes, Austria offers a wide variety of high quality study options - whilst Vienna, its cultured capital, has been voted as one of the best cities in which to live in the European Union. With so much to offer, it is little wonder Austria is growing in popularity as a study destination for international students. Austria to inspire. Austria has also been the birthplace of many famous scientists and Nobel Prize winners. In fact 19 Austrians had been awarded Nobel Prizes, including seven in Physiology or Medicine, four in Chemistry and three in Physics and the country has one of the highest numbers of Nobel laureates per capita in the world. Austria’s capital city Vienna, also described as Europe’s cultural capital, ranks as one of the most attractive cities in the world and has been ranked as the top city in Mercer’s Quality of Living survey in 2016. This metropolitan city has a charm, vibrancy and flair that is unique and found nowhere else. The official language of Austria is German. THE HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM There are a wide variety of higher educational institutions in Austria. A total of 22 Austrian universities offer a broad range of study options for students. If you would like to study music, theatre, film, fine or applied arts, 6 Austrian UniversitiesoftheArtsoffertheirstudents creative education programmes. Austria also offers 246 degree programmes at 20 Universities of Applied Sciences in addition to the public universities there are 12 private universities offering top class academic education. Some 500 different study options are available in Austrian Higher Educational Institutions. About one fifth of the students at Austrian universities come from abroad – including a small but growing amount from India. The following academic degrees can be obtained in Austria; University level first stage (Bachelor’s degree): Bakkalaureus (FH); University level second stage (Master’s degree): Magister (FH), Diplom- Ingenieur (FH); University level third stage (PhD): Doktoratstudien. In terms of cost, overseas students from non EU- EEA member countries pay tuition fees of around 100,000 INR per year. SCHOLARSHIPS The Austrian government, many private institutions and some universities offer scholarships for students. Scholarships are managed by a special agency – the Austrian Exchange Service, OeAD - Österreichischer Austauschdienst. The Afro-Asian Institute in Graz offers Scholarships to students from Developing countries in Asia. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION The University of Vienna: http://www. univie.ac.at/en Financial support: http://www.grants.at/ EN Austrian Exchange Service (OeAD - Österreichischer Austauschdienst): https://www.oead.at/welcome_to_ austria/EN Afro-Asian Institute Graz: http://scholarship-positions. com/aai-scholarship-programme- developing-countries-students- austria-2014/2014/05/07/ Courses: http://www.studienwahl.at/ Content.Node/homepage.en.php Austrian Education: http://www. en.bmwfw.gv.at/Seiten/default.aspx Austrian Federal Ministry of Education and Women’s Affairs: https://www.bmbf. gv.at/enfr/index.html
  19. 19. EMBASSY OF BELGIUM Embassy of Belgium, 50-N Shantipath, Chanakya-puri, New Delhi-110021, India (+91) (11) 4242 8000 newdelhi@diplobel.fed.be 36 37EHEVF 2016 EHEVF 2016 BASIC INFORMATION Belgium is located in Western Europe, at the heart of the European Union. It is bordered by France, Germany, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. Brussels, the country’s capital, is seen as the de facto capital of the European Union and it is the formal seat of the European Commission and the Council of Ministers and an administrative centre for many international organisations.. Brussels is officially bilingual and in fact multilingual with English being widely spoken. The country prides itself on its medieval art cities such as Antwerp, Bruges, Ghent, Liège, Mons and Tournai. Due to its central location and its excellent transport system the other megalopolises of Western Europe such as London, Paris, or Amsterdam, are only a one or two hours train journey away. The capital Brussels is one of the world’s great multicultural cities, home to the main institutions of the Belgium’s educational institutions have an outstanding academic reputation – with 7 Belgian universities making the global Top 400 of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015. Brussels, its multicultural, international capital is home to several EU institutions, and is the headquarters of many multi-national companies and international organisations. Belgium European Union. THE HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM Belgium’s educational institutions, of which some date back to the Middle Ages, are known worldwide for their outstanding academic reputation. They offer the broad range of study subjects from bioengineering to fine arts, from aeronautics to nuclear medicine. There are three types of higher education institutions in Belgium: universities, university colleges and postgraduate training institutions. An ever growing number of institutions of higher learning provide programmes in English. The higher education system in Belgium is part of the so-called European Higher Education Area and comprises three ‘cycles’: the first encompasses Bachelor programmes, the second, Master programmes, and the third, PhDs. A student who has obtained a Bachelor degree can immediately supplement it with a second ‘cycle’ of studies, i.e. a master degree, consisting of at least 60 and in many cases 120 ECTS credits. Master programmes entail interaction between teaching and research and aim to provide students with advanced knowledge and skills in a specific field. The Master programme concludes with a dissertation. An Advanced master degree involves acquiring a specialised professional qualification. Advanced Master programmes are worth at least 60 ECTS credits and are rounded off with a Master’s dissertation, which forms an important part of their assessment. Meanwhile, a Postgraduate programmes aim, within the framework of further vocational training, to broaden and/or consolidate the skills acquired following a Bachelor or master programme. A certificate is issued after a programme comprising at least 20 ECTS credits. Lastly, a PhD is the highest qualification awarded by universities in Belgium. As well as preparing for their thesis, PhD students take a PhD training programme. Post Graduate tuition fees for non-EU students vary according to the programme but typically this can range between 230,000-600,000 INR per year, with some under 77,000 INR per year. The estimated cost of living (accommodation, etc) is between 60,000 and 80,000 INR per month. Belgium is a popular destination for international students, including a growing number of Indian tertiary level students. SCHOLARSHIPS There are several scholarships for international students, including Indian students, from both state educational authorities and private institutions. These include VLIR-UOS Training and Masters Scholarships in Belgium and CUD (University Com- mission for Development) Scholarships in Belgium for Developing Countries. Several regional websites - Study in Flanders, Study in Wallonia, and Study in the German Speaking Community - provide informationaboutcoursesandfundingfor study in those specific regions. The web portal Belgium.be also provides official information and services on studying in Belgium. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION http://www.india-platform.org/events/ search http://www.cud.be/content/
  20. 20. EMBASSY OF BULGARIA Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria: 16/17 Chandragupta Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110021 +91 11 26115549 38 39EHEVF 2016 EHEVF 2016 BASIC INFORMATION The Republic of Bulgaria is situated on the Balkan Peninsula in southeast Europe. To the north, the country borders Romania, to the south, it shares a border with Turkey and Greece, to the west, its neighbours are Serbia and the Republic of Macedonia, and to the east, it looks on to the Black Sea. Bulgaria enjoys a moderate climate with four seasons – fresh and rainy spring, hot and dry summer, warm and colourful autumn and chilly and snowy winter. Sofia, its historic capital city, is located at the foot of the Vitosha Mountain and is home to many of the country’s universities, cultural institutions and businesses. The Republic of Bulgaria became a member of the European Union in 2007 and of NATO – The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation - in 2004. Bulgaria is a parliamentary democracy and it applies the principles Bulgaria hosts some 11,000 international students in higher education institutes each year - including Indian and South Asian students - and its Higher Educational Institutes offer a good variety of programmes in many different educational disciplines with a growing selection of English-taught courses. What’s more, degrees awarded in Bulgaria are fully recognised in EU member states and beyond. Bulgaria of rule of the law, open market economy and equal opportunities. Bulgaria has a population of around 7 million and Bulgarian is the official language of the country. THE HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM The Higher Education Act passed by the National Parliament in 1995 provides the legal framework of the country’s higher education system. The law introduces the following multiple- level structure of academic qualifications: - Certificate of professional qualification – upon completing a three-year course at institutes and colleges; - Bachelor’s degree – upon completing a four-year programme; - Master’s degree - obtained after fulfilling a five year programme at a university, or 1.5 years for Bachelor’s degree holders; - PhD - three-year post-university, research based programmes. Under the Higher Education Law, universities, specialised institutes, and colleges are classified as higher educational institutions in Bulgaria. The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and the Diploma supplement were implemented in 2004 under the Higher Education Act. As a member of the EU, degrees awarded by Bulgarian Higher Education institutions are fully recognised in all EU member states and beyond. SCHOLARSHIPS The Bulgarian higher education sector consists of autonomous institutions. Tuition fee waivers are granted for a number of graduate and postgraduate programmes by a resolution passed by the Bulgarian Council of Ministers or under relevant intergovernmental agreements. Apart from that, there are a number of NGOs providing full or partial scholarships to students. Depending on the course and institution, fees for graduate study can range from 200,000 to 400,000 INR per year, although living expenses are relatively inexpensive. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Ministry of Education and science of the Republic of Bulgaria: http://www.mon. bg Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria: http://www.mfa. bg/en/pages/110/index.html http://www.nsa.bg/en http://www.mu-pleven.bg/index. php?lang=en&Itemid=128 INTERNATIONAL University College: http://vumk.eu/en/index https://www.uni-sofia.bg/index.php/eng South-western University Neophyte Rilski, Blagoevgrad: http://www.swu. bg/?lang=en St Cyril and St Methodius University, Veliko Turnovo: http://www.uni-vt.bg University of National and World Economy, Sofia: http://www.unwe.bg http://www.uni-ruse.bg/en :http://uctm.edu
  21. 21. EMBASSY OF CROATIA Embassy of Croatia, A-15, West End Colony, Near Shanti Niketan, New Delhi-110021, India +91 11 4166 3101 http://www.mvep.hr/en/ 40 41EHEVF 2016 EHEVF 2016 BASIC INFORMATION Croatia (Hrvatska) is situated in south- eastern Europe at the crossroads of the Adriatic Sea and the Pannonian Plain. It borders Hungary in the north, Slovenia in the north-west, Serbia in the north-east, Bosnia and Herzegovina in the lower part of Croatia’s crescent shape, Montenegro in the extreme south, and Italy and Slovenia on the Adriatic Sea. Historical heritage, natural beauty and a pleasantclimateenablesCroatiatoattract the modern day tourist - a particular draw being the crystal clear Adriatic Sea and the 1,800 km long coastline with 1,244 islands of which only 50 are inhabited. Continental Croatia also has a number of tourist attractions, including towns with a rich history and striking architecture, castles, national parks, rivers, ski resorts, and vineyards. Zagreb is the capital and also the largest city in the country. It is situated Croatia offers high quality higher education through some 122 institutions – including the University of Zagreb, which was founded in Croatia’s historic and cultured capital in 1669. Most Croatian universities are well known public institutions, though recently the private university sector has started to develop. Croatia in the north-west of the country, along the Sava River with a population of almost one million inhabitants. It is the political, economic, cultural and scientific centre of Croatia. Croatia is a service based economy with the service sector accounting for 70% of GDP and it has a modernandwelldevelopedinfrastructure. THE HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM Croatia has some 122 institutions of higher education including several well known public universities. These include The University of Split, The University of Dubrovnik,J.J.StrossmayerTheUniversity of Osijek, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, The University of Rijeka, The University of Zadar and The University of Zagreb - which was founded in 1669 and is the oldest university in the region. In Croatia higher education students can choose between two types of higher education studies - university studies consisting of academic programmes conducted solely at universities, and professional studies at polytechnics or colleges of applied sciences. The higher education system in Croatia underwentacomprehensivereformwithin the framework of the Bologna Process and it is now structured according to three cycles (undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate). Moreover higher education studies in Croatia are organised according to the system of transferable credits (ECTS), thus making it easier for international students (from Europe and beyond) to study in Croatia and have their studies recognised in their home countries. Most Croatian universities are public institutions. However, private university education has started to develop in Croatia with the establishment of three private universities and numerous colleges of applied sciences. SCHOLARSHIPS In order to study at Croatian higher education institutions, international students must have sufficient financial means for the duration of their stay in Croatia – either from personal sources or from national or international scholarships. The majority of Croatian higher education institutions do not currently offer any scholarships or financial aid for international students. However there are a number of scholarships available to international students through bilateral programmes administered by the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, through university bilateral agreements, through programmes such as CEEPUS, and Erasmus+ (including Erasmus Mundus), and programmes managed by the Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes (see below). Tuition fees for study programmes in Croatia are determined by each higher education institution and the level depends on the type of study programme and its duration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports: http://public.mzos.hr/ Default.aspx Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes: http://www.mobilnost.hr/index_en.php Study in Croatia: http://www. studyincroatia.hr
  22. 22. EMBASSY OF CYPRUS High Commission of the Republic of Cyprus, D64, Malcha Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110021, India +91 11 26111156/57 delhihc@mfa.gov.cy 42 43EHEVF 2016 EHEVF 2016 BASIC INFORMATION The island’s main economic activities are banking, tourism, craft exports, merchant shipping and other services. Cyprus has a free open market economy. Over the years, the economy has gradually developed into a modern one with dynamic services, industrial and agricultural sectors, and an advanced physical and social infrastructure. The capital of Cyprus is Nicosia (Lefkosia). Cyprus enjoys a wonderful Mediterranean climate with long dry summers from mid-May to mid-October and abundant sunshine throughout the year. In May 2004, Cyprus joined the European Union and became its easternmost and southernmost outpost and in January 2008, Cyprus joined the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) and hence the Euro is the monetary unit in use. The official languages of the Republic of Cyprus are Greek and Turkish. However, English is widely spoken. Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean after Sicily and Sardinia and it is at the crossroads between Europe, Asia and Africa Cyprus THE HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM The Government policy as regards to higher education aims to fulfil the local needs for higher education and to establish Cyprus as a regional educational and research centre, a hub for international scholars and students alike. The higher education system in Cyprus is shaped by the European Higher Education Area as outlined by the Bologna Process. Higher and Tertiary Education in Cyprus consists of public and private institutions of Higher Education at University and non University level. A useful electronic information booklet named ‘Higher Education in Cyprus’ provides background on the sector in English. Higher education is provided by many types of institutions: institutes, universities, academies and conservatory. In Cyprus the academic year is usually composed of two semesters, beginning in September and ending in May. Generally, there are mid-term exams scheduled in October and March of the respective semesters and a final exam at the end of each semester, though this can vary depending on the course. SCHOLARSHIPS Some scholarships are offered by the Cyprus Government and at times by public and private institutions of Higher Education in Cyprus or international partners, as advertised on their websites. Postgraduate tuition fees for international students can be in excess of 400,000 INR per year. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Higher Education in Cyprus: http://www. highereducation.ac.cy/information_ booklet/files/ Department of Higher and Tertiary Education, Ministry of Education and Culture: http://www.highereducation. ac.cy/en Ministry of Education and Culture: http:// www.moec.gov.cy Government of Cyprus: http://www. cyprus.gov.cy/portal/portal.nsf/citizen_ en?OpenForm&access=0&SectionId=cit izen&CategoryId=none&SelectionId=ho me&print=0&lang=en Cyprus State Scholarship Foundation: http://www.cyscholarships.gov.cy
  23. 23. EMBASSY OF CZECH REPUBLIC Embassy of the Czech Republic, 50-M, Niti Marg, Chanakyapuri New Delhi-110021, India +91-11-2415 5200 newdelhi@embassy.mzv.cz 44 45EHEVF 2016 EHEVF 2016 BASIC INFORMATION The Czech Republic is located in the heart of Europe and boasts a unique natural and cultural wealth. The total area of the country is 78,866 square km and its population is around 10.4 million people. The Czech Republic shares borders with Germany, Poland, Austria and the Slovak Republic, and its capital city is Prague. It is a parliamentary democracy and has been an EU member state since 2004. The modern day Czech Republic is known as much for scientific research and development, as its impressive history and culture. Over the last decade Czech Science has made revolutionary discoveries and inventions, and developed innovative procedures in several areas, including the treatments of HIV and Hepatitis B, Gamma Radiation research, and the development of Memrec – a computer controlled by eye movement – by scientists from the Czech Technical Institute of Prague. The Czech Republic has been offering high quality higher education for over 600 years – since the founding of what is now Charles University in Prague in 1348. Today the Czech educational landscape is populated by 26 public, 2 state, and 45 private institutions, which collectively cater to over 40,000 international students annually Czech Republic THE HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM Czech higher education dates back six hundred years. In 1348 Emperor Charles IV founded a university in Prague, which is the oldest academic institution in Central Europe - it is now called the Charles University. At present, the Czech higher education system includes 26 public, 2 state and 45 private institutions, at which nearly 40,000 foreign students are enrolled. Higher education institutions form the highest level of the Czech education system. They offer accredited degree programmes at three levels: Bachelor, Master’s and Postgraduate. The main medium of instruction is Czech, however the range of programmes offered in foreign languages (mainly in English) is expanding in order to cater for international students. Generally post- graduate tuition fees at Czech public universities start at around 77,000 INR per semester. Private institutions of higher education can set their own tuition fees, which vary from 120,000 INR to 850,000 INR per year, the specific amount depending on the relevant institution and study programme. SCHOLARSHIPS Every year, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic offers scholarships to support the studies of foreigners at public universities in the CzechRepubliconthebasisofgovernment resolutions under foreign development cooperation (government scholarships) orthebilateralinternationalagreementsin the field of education (scholarships under international agreements). Information is available through Czech Embassies and Consulates General abroad (www.mzv. cz). Moreover, specific scholarships for Indian students are sometimes offered under the bilateral India-Czech Republic agreement. The South Moravian Centre for International Mobility (www. jcmm.cz) offers scholarships for foreign students in the South Moravian region of the Czech Republic. These scholarships are provided for talented students from the EU non-member states for the period of the first academic year at the universities of the region, in the follow-up Master’s and Postgraduate studies in the technical field and natural sciences, in Czech language. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Studying in the Czech Republic: http:// www.studyin.cz Czech Republic Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport: http://www.msmt.cz Czech National Academic Recognition Information Centre: http://www.naric.cz Information on the Czech Republic: http://www.czech.cz Scholarships Awards within the Foreign Development Assistance Programme: http://www.msmt.cz/eu-and- international-affairs/government- scholarships-developing- countries?lang=2 Erasmus Mundus Catalogue: https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus- plus/library/scholarships-catalogue_en
  24. 24. EMBASSY OF DENMARK 11, Golf Links, New Delhi 110003 Tel. +91 11 4209 0700 46 47EHEVF 2016 EHEVF 2016 BASIC INFORMATION DenmarkisanationsituatedinScandinavia innorthernEurope. Itisthesouthernmost of the Nordic countries and consists of the greater part of the Jutland Peninsula, bordered to the South by Germany. The population amounts to 5.6 million people and the capital, Copenhagen – often called the Paris of the North – has an old, historical centre and a large network of pedestrian streets, bicycle paths, and parks. The official language is Danish, but most people also understand and speak English. Denmark has much to offer. A high quality of living is a characteristic feature of Danish society, which combines social security, a clean environment and an attractive business climate with high standards in education and research, and an international outlook. THE HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM Higher education institutions in Denmark consists of Universities offering research-based undergraduate and post graduate programmes (Bachelor, Master Denmark is a popular higher education destination and it currently hosts almost 23,000 international tertiary level students, including more than 200 from India. It’s historic, student- friendly capital, Copenhagen, is often called ‘The Paris of the North’. Denmark and PhD), University Colleges offering undergraduateprogrammes(Professional Bachelor and Diploma programmes) and finally Academies of Professional Higher Education (erhvervsakademier) offering academy programmes (2- 2½ years) and bachelor top-up programmes (1½ years). Danish universities and other higher education institutions offer a wide selection of degree programmes and individual courses taught fully in English. It makes it easy for international students – and Indian students in particular - to find attractive study opportunities. Each institution is responsible for admission and you can get further information about entrance qualifications, supplementary tests and the possibilities of transfer of credits from the admission offices at the institutions. The quality of higher education is assured in many ways. Higher education in Denmark is regulated and fully financed by the state. There are no private institutions of higher education. All public educational institutions are accredited and evaluated on an ongoing basis. The institutions have a high degree of autonomy but must at the same time follow the national regulations on teacher qualifications, award structures and external evaluation of their study programmes. This system is a way of setting national standards for higher education, thus ensuring high quality at all institutions. All institutions use the European credit transfer system, ECTS, facilitating international credit transfer. Denmark currently hosts almost 23,000 international tertiary level students – includingalmost200fromIndiaaccording to UNESCO’s latest assessment. Post graduate tuition fees varies and can range from about 4.5 lakh INR to in excess of 10 lakh INR per year for international students. Living costs are approximately 50,000 INR – 70,000 INR per month. SCHOLARSHIPS Denmark has launched a new scholarship programme for students from non- EU/EEA countries. Scholarships and tuition fee waivers are available for high performing students enrolling in certain study programmes. Some universities and educational institutions also have their own scholarships. Contact the institution when you apply for admission. In addition, it is possible to apply for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship to do a master’s degree partly at Danish and partly at another European educational institution. Your possibilities as an exchange/guest student depend on your home institution and the chosen exchange agreement.
  25. 25. EMBASSY OF ESTONIA Embassy of Estonia, C15, Malcha Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110021 Tel. +91 11 4948 8650, fax +91 11 4948 8651 Email: Embassy.New-Delhi@mfa. 48 49EHEVF 2016 EHEVF 2016 BASIC INFORMATION Basic Information Estonia is a small, innovative and rapidly developing country in northern Europe that is known for its widespread and cutting edge IT sector (Estonia is the birthplace of Skype). Estonia is also known for its impressive natural environment - about half of the countryiscoveredbyexpansiveoldforests and there are plentiful lakes throughout the country. With four distinctive seasons in Estonia, one can experience a full spectrum of nature’s wonders – drive the world’s longest ice- road during winter, canoe in drowned forests and fields in spring and explore 1,500 islands spread over Estonia’s long Baltic Sea coastline. Sweden is Estonia’s nearest neighbour in the west across the Baltic Sea, and it shares a border with Latvia and Russia to the south and east. Estonia has a population of 1.3 million and about 70% of the population is ethnic Estonian, 25% Russian and 5% are other nationalities. The official language is Estonian, but most people understand and speak English. Estonia has a relatively small but well-respected higher education sector, which dates back to 1632 with the founding of the world- renown Estonia is also well known for its excellent programmes in the IT and Engineering fields, many of which are without fees. Estonia THE HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM Estonia has the following types of higher educational institutions; public universities, private universities, public institutions of applied higher education and private institutions of applied higher education. There are six public universities in Estonia. The universities are autonomous to the extent determined by the law of universities. In addition to the two-cycle general structure, the study programmes for medicine and veterinarian studies are single long-cycle studies with a usual length of 5-6 years (300-360 ECTS credits), resulting in a Master’s degree. The normal length of Doctoral studies is 3-4 years, after which the postgraduate Doctoral degree will be awarded. There are currently about 4,500 international tertiary level students studying in Estonia from over 95 countries including India. Programmes available in English include 46 Masters and 64 Doctoral areas of study. International students, including Indian students, need to present previous education diploma (Bachelor’s diploma), transcripts and proof of knowledge in English when applying for courses. All internationally recognised language proficiency tests are accepted (like TEFL or IELTS), though some institutions may also run individual language tests. Tuition fees vary, but many programmes in the IT and Engineering field are without fees. Programmes in other fields are very competitivelypricedwithMaster’sdegrees costing 190,000 INR to 700,000 INR per year. Doctoral tuition is free in public universities and although tuition fees may be required in private universities, there is the possibility of waiver. Monthly living costs (including accommodation) are around 40,000-70,000 INR. The oldest university in Estonia, University of Tartu, founded in 1632, belongs to the top 3% of world’s best universities; whereas Tallinn University of Technology is a highly respected university in the field of technology and IT. SCHOLARSHIPS The DoRa programme allowance for international master students is a monthly allowance of 23,000 INR (for 10 months during one academic year) and can be awarded to foreign students studying on the Master’s programmes taught in English at Estonian universities. The student applies through the host institution. DoRa Scholarships for international visiting PhD Students cover research and study visits of 1-10 months by international PhD students to Estonian universities under recognised PhD study programmes regardless of the subject area. The selection from among the candidates is made by the host university. The schemes are financed from the European Social Fund. It is also worth noting that during studies international students are allowed to work full time and stay in the country for 6 months after he/ she graduates to look for a job. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Scholarships:http://www.studyinestonia. ee/scholarships For consular enquiries: consul.delhi@ mfa.ee For consular enquiries: http://www. newdelhi.vm.e
  26. 26. EMBASSY OF FINLAND Embassy of Finland, E-3, Nyaya Marg, Chanakya- puri, New Delhi-110021, India +91-11-4149 7500 http://www.finland.org.in/ public/default.aspx?culture=en- US&contentlan=2 50 51EHEVF 2016 EHEVF 2016 BASIC INFORMATION Finland is a highly developed country with a fully functioning infrastructure, education system, health care services and a vibrant cultural life. Studying in Finland is a safe and quite exotic way to acquire academic and professional experience and gain personal growth. With a population of just over five million, Finland is a spacious country with people- friendly cities - the traffic is manageable, rush hours are a rarity and the cities are designed for walking and cycling as well as driving. In addition to having a world class educational system and a dynamic innovation environment, Finland also boasts exquisite natural beauty. Situated in northern Europe, Finland borders Russia in the east, the Gulf of Finland in the south, the Gulf of Bothnia and Sweden in the west, and Norway in the north. Its capital is Helsinki and the official languages are Finnish and Swedish with 94% of the population speaking Finnish. Finland offers a wide range of high quality degree options in English, and according to 2014-2015 Times Higher Educational World University rankings, seven of its universities are in the global top 400. What’s more, Finnish universities and universities of applied science do not currently charge any tuition fees. Finland THE HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM Finland is a Nordic welfare state where equality is the fundamental ideology behind education. Thanks to the high quality of Finnish education, the country has managed to advance into a world- class knowledge society, where education is provided by 14 universities and 24 universities of applied sciences. Finnish institutions provide over 450 degree and non-degree programmes in English so there is a lot to choose from. There are currently about 20,000 international full degree students in Finnish higher education institutions – including a small but significant amount (500+) from India. Your daily communication will be effortless outside the classroom also as the Finns are fluent in English. Finnish higher education consists of two complementary sectors; Universities provide academic education based on research. All 14 universities offer Bachelor’s (180 ECTS, 3 years), Master’s (120 ECTS, 2 years) and doctoral (240 ECTS, 4 years) degrees. Universities of Applied Sciences (polytechnics) provide vocational education on a higher level and promote applied research. The 24 universities of applied sciences (UAS) offer Bachelor’s (210-240 ECTS, 4-4.5 years) and special Master’s (60-90 ECTS, 1-1.5 years) degrees. Finnish universities and universities of applied sciences do not currently charge any tuition fee. However, the situation may change so monitor the latest information for Studying on Finland’s website. SCHOLARSHIPS The Centre for international Mobility (CIMO), an organisation which operates under the Finnish Ministry of Education, offersservicestoencouragecross-cultural communication. CIMO scholarships are mainly targeted for postgraduate students who have completed their Master-level studies. There are two types of scholarships: individual scholarships, which young researchers apply for themselves, and host fellowships, which areappliedbytheFinnishhighereducation departments willing to host researchers and postgraduates. It should be noted that in Finland Master’s programmes are not considered postgraduate studies. CIMO’s undergraduate scholarships promote advanced studies. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION The University of Helsinki: http://www. helsinki.fi/university/ Aalto University: http://www.aalto.fi/en/ University of Tampere: http://www.uta. fi/english/ University of Eastern Finland: http:// www.uef.fi/en University of Jyvaskyla: https://www.jyu. fi/en/ University of Turku: http://www.utu.fi/ en/Pages/home.aspx Lappeenranta University of Technology: http://www.lut.fi/web/en Hanken School of Economics Scholarships: http://www.hanken.fi/ public/en/#document2 http://www.studyinfinland.fi/tuition_ and_scholarships/cimo_scholarships
  27. 27. EMBASSY OF FRANCE French Embassy, 2/50-E Shantipath Chanakyapuri; New Delhi 110021, India + 91 (11) 4319 6100 http://www.ambafrance-in.org/ webmaster@france-in-india.org 52 53EHEVF 2016 EHEVF 2016 BASIC INFORMATION France is the second largest country in the EU, stretching from the North Sea to the Mediterranean. It has one of the largest economies in Europe in terms of nominal gross domestic product (GDP), and is the fifth largest in the world (IMF 2013). France has an advanced industrial economy and an efficient farm sector. Relations between India and France have traditionally been close in strategic areas such as defence, counter-terrorism, nuclear energy and space. THE HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM France ranks 2nd amongst the countries of continental Europe in terms of the number of Indian students it welcomes – and small classroom sizes, well developed research facilities and an internationally acclaimed academic heritage are the major attractions to international students. With over 800 courses being taught in English, there has been an increase of 50% in the number of Indian students going to study in France in the last two to three years – today some 3000 Educational standards in France are very high, with a total of 41 French universities included in the QS World University Rankings. With renowned research facilities and over 800 English-taught courses, France is popular with Indian international students, who now number over 3,000 each year. France Indian students opting to study in France. Visa rules have been made easier and students can now stay for an additional year in the country after completing their course. French degrees are granted by a comprehensive network of higher education institutions and world- famous research centres. This network comprises 77 universities, 26 PRES (‘pôles de recherche et d’enseignement supérieur’ or clusters of universities, specialized schools and research organizations). There are also some 500 ‘Grandes écoles’ – uniquely French institutions that cover about 205 engineering schools and 200 schools of business and management, 120 public schools of Arts, 20 schools of Architecture, as well as more than 3,000 specialized schools for specific sectors such as fashion, social work, paramedical disciplines, tourism and sports. The French degrees awarded are based on the European system of Bachelor, Master, and PhD, expressed in credits as defined by the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). France is one of the forerunners of scientific and technological innovation. It owes this standing to its research capacity and its many achievements in such fields as aerospace, transportation, electronics, telecommunications, chemistry, biotechnology, health and mathematics, successes attested to by the number of French winners of Fields Medals and Nobel Prizes. In terms of costs, tuition fees for higher education vary from institution to institution and between courses. Generally they range from 20,000 INR to 50,000 INR per student per year for a course leading to a national degree. SCHOLARSHIPS France offers a wide range of scholarships across the academic disciplines and there are several ways to finance a period of study or research in France including grants, scholarships, and travel stipends. French Government scholarship schemes available to Indian students include the Charpak scholarship programme and the Eiffel Scholarship programme. Campus France is in charge of all facets of grant and scholarship programs for international students. Every year, the French Embassy in India along with French companies award scholarships totalling up to 8 crore Indian rupees to more than 300 meritorious young Indian graduates who wish to pursue their higher education in France. Moreover the French government contributes a large share of the true cost of education at public institutions (between 760,000 INR and 1,064,000 INR per student per year), thereby reducing the student’s tuition burden. Consequently, tuition fees at France’s public institutions are among the lowest in the world, and both international and local students enjoy the same benefits. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION http://www.inde.campusfrance.org/en Campus Bourse: http://www. campusfrance.org/en http://www.inde.campusfrance.org/en/ page/raman-charpak-scholarship http://www.hindustantimes.com/ hteducation/greatcareers/french- scholarships-for-indian- students/ article1-1200538.aspx
  28. 28. EMBASSY OF GERMANY 6/50 G, Shanti Path, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021 Tel. +91 11 44 199 199 info@new-delhi.diplo.de 54 55EHEVF 2016 EHEVF 2016 BASIC INFORMATION The Federal Republic of Germany lies in the heart of Europe. It is a cosmopolitan, democratic country with a rich tradition as well as a vibrant modern life. Germany is one of the world’s strongest economies and offers an innovative research and education landscape. At the same time, it has a dynamic cultural scene. Germany is the European Union’s most populous nation with over 82 million inhabitants. It is surrounded by nine neighbouring countries, and its territory encompasses roughly 357,000 square kilometres - stretching from the North Sea and the Baltic Sea in the north to the Alps in the south. Since 1949 the Federal Republic of Germany has been a democratic parliamentary federation. It is made up of 16 Länder (states), each with its own constitution, parliament and government. Germany is a modern and open-minded countrywithhighqualityoflife,influenced in many ways by multinational diversity. Berlin is the capital of Germany. THE HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM In Germany there are over 400 institutes Germany offers a vast choice of high quality English-taught programmes and is well known for innovative research. Its low or no tuition fees may also attract some of the 300,000 international students who study in Germany each year Germany of higher education, of which 140 are entitled to award doctorates, and around 200 universities of the applied sciences. Courses at German Higher Education Institutes cover more than 400 disciplines, and many institutions offer courses taught in English that lead to internationally recognised degrees, including Master’s and PhD. Prominent fields of study include: Engineering Sciences, Natural Sciences, Economics and Business Administration, Arts, Music, Architecture and Design – and there are over 1,600 international programs listed on the DAAD database. Almost half of Germany’s 2.6 million current students are women. With some 300,000 foreign students enrolled at German institutes of higher education, Germany has the third highest number of foreign students in the world. The number of Indian students in Germany has more than doubled in the last 5 years. Germany offers various forms of research locations: All in all, there are approximately 750 public-funded research institutions in Germany, plus research and development centres run by industrial corporations. The annual research budget is about 70 billion euro (www.research-in-germany.de). German universities do not charge tuition fees, neither from German nor from the international students. Living expenses amount to around 50,000-60,000 INR per month depending on the region. SCHOLARSHIPS International students can apply for scholarshipsatnumerousinstitutions.The extensive DAAD scholarship database for foreignstudents,graduatesandacademics offers a wide range of scholarships and additional Information to help them with their application. DAAD has a diverse range of funding opportunities, which include scholarships for post-graduates, doctoral scholars, and academics, as well as funding for cooperation and project based programmes. German universities also offer their own scholarships. When applying for a PhD position or a research grant in Germany one is usually asked to submit a research proposal. International students are permitted to work for 120 full days or 240 half days in a year. After completing the degree in Germany, they can stay on in the country for up to 1.5 years to look for a job that is in keeping with their education. Once they find a job, the residence permit issued to them for the purpose of studying, can be converted into a residence permit for taking gainful employment.Duringtheirstudiesstudents can get the opportunity to do internships with German companies, which can open new vistas for their professional career. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD): https://www.daad.de/en/ http://www.dwih.in German House for Research and Innovation http://www. dwih.in http://www.uni-freiburg.de/://www. germaninnovation.org/about-us/ gcri-partnerinstitutions/max-planck- gesellschaf http://www.scholars4dev. com/1002/daad-scholarships-for- postgraduatecourses-with-special- relevance-to-developing-countriesThe Bavarian-Indian Centre for Business and University Cooperation:
  29. 29. EMBASSY OF GREECE EP-32, Dr. S Radhakrishnan Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110 021. Tel.+91 11 26880700 56 57EHEVF 2016 EHEVF 2016 BASIC INFORMATION Greece lies at the meeting point of three continents – Europe, Asia and Africa and consists of a mountainous, peninsular mainland jutting out into the Mediterranean Sea at the southern end of the Balkans. Due to its highly indented coastline and numerous islands, Greece has the 11th longest coastline in the world with 13,676 km. From the waters surrounding the mainland, emerge a vast number of about 6,000 islands and islets, 227 of which are inhabited. Greece is widely considered as the cradle of Western civilization, thanks to its rich history, which dates back to ancient times. Being the birthplace of major political, philosophical, scientific ideas and inventions, which still govern and enrich our lives, Greece offers a unique experience of bridging the past with the present. Foreign students are quickly made feel home, while they enjoy Greek hospitality and a very mild climate. THE HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM In Greece, Higher Education is divided into Higher University Education and Widely considered the cradle of western civilisation, Greece continues to attract international students to its well-regarded educational institutions – which include 22 public universities, polytechnics, and the Higher Fine Arts Institute. Greece Higher Technological Education. There are 22 public universities in Greece, located in various towns. University studies last in principal four years, and the academic year consists of two semesters with 13 full weeks of tuition and three weeks of examinations. Technological Educational Institutes (TEIs) are more practically oriented than those in universities. Studies last four years, during the final semester students may also practice their desired profession on a trial basis, with assessment. The TEIs cover specializations in the fields of graphic arts and art studies, management and economics, healthcare, applied technology, food technology and nutrition, agricultural technology and music technology. In Greece post- graduate studies lead to the award of a postgraduate diploma of specialization. The general goal of postgraduate studies is to allow students to specialize in certain fields. Greek universities offer a total of 213 post-graduate courses; the Greek Open University offers ten post- graduate courses. On completion the students are awarded a post-graduate diploma of specialization. The post-graduate courses are open to university and TEI graduates. The candidates are chosen on the basis of a selection process or their (oral and/or written) examination results. Besides, candidates are required to know at least one foreign language. Courses last at least one calendar year. Tuition in public universities is generally free of charge but there are some exceptions, mainly in the case of certain postgraduate programmes and studies at the Greek Open University. Foreign students who come from countries which are not members of the European Union (non-EU students) pay fees to cover a small percentage of the expenses of their studies. SCHOLARSHIPS The Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs offers scholarships for foreign nationals for different kind of studies, namely under- and postgraduate, doctoral studies and research, studies of Greek language and civilization. Applicants submit their application through the Greek Diplomatic Authorities in their country. For more information please visit http:// www. minedu.gov.gr/english-main.html The State Scholarships Foundation (I.K.Y.) grants scholarships for postgraduate or postdoctoral studies in Greece to all foreigners as well as scholarships for the attendance of the Modern Greek Language and Culture. The programmes for postgraduate and postdoctoral studies are announced around January or February each year and the scholarships are offered to nationals (foreigners or of Greek origin) from: (a) The European Union member states, (b) Asia, Balkans, Central or Eastern Europe (non members of the European Union), Africa and Latin America. For the programme for the attendance of seminars of Modern Greek Language and Culture applicants must be nationals of Asia, Europe, North and South America, Africa and Oceania graduated from a Foreign University in Humanities. For further information please visit: http://www.iky.gr/en/ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION http://www.minedu.gov.gr http://www.studyineurope.eu/study-in- greece/higher-education-institutions
  30. 30. EMBASSY OF HUNGARY 2/50M. Niti Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021. Tel. +91 11 26114737 huembdel2@vsnl.com 58 59EHEVF 2016 EHEVF 2016 BASIC INFORMATION A welcoming country situated in Central Europe, Hungary has always been a meeting-point of European cultures. Its capital, Budapest, is a metropolis with 2 million inhabitants and it is seen by many as one of the most beautiful European cities. The country, which has a population of around 10 million, has a pleasantcontinentalclimate.Hungarianis the country’s official language, although English and German are taught in schools as second languages. Bringing together both Western and European influences, Hungary boasts a rich heritage and culture that attracts people from all over the world. THE HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM The higher education system in Hungary is well regarded internationally and it has three levels with Bachelor (undergraduate –3years),Master(graduate–2years)and PhD (doctoral – 3 years) degrees awarded. Unified, undivided, long term Master’s degree programmes (5 to 6 years) are offered in some fields of study (e.g. in human medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, Well regarded internationally, the Hungarian higher education sector consists of state universities, public universities, state financed colleges and religious educational institutions – with higher education qualifications recognised in the EU and beyond. Hungary veterinary medicine, architecture, teacher training, law and in a few programmes of art education) leading to a first degree but equivalent to a MA/MSc degree. Higher Education qualifications awarded by Hungarian institutions are recognised in all European Union countries. The country has a total of 20 state-financed universities, seven public universities, and ten state-financed and 31 non-state financed colleges. In terms of tuition fees and as a general guide, international students can expect to pay 250,000 INR– 400,000 INR for a Masters degree (excluding medicine and similar courses which can be more costly). A PhD is likely to cost in between 350,000 INR– 450,000 INR. SCHOLARSHIPS The Hungarian Scholarship Board is responsible for submitting proposals to the Ministry of Human Capacities regarding international mobility and the national policy of scholarships and grants. These scholarships and grants (largely financed by the Ministry of Human Capacities of Hungary) are based on a pool system as well as on bilateral educational, scientific and cultural exchange programmes. Indian students are eligible for scholarships, please see For Further Information. The Campus Hungary Programme – conducted by the consortium of the Balassi Institute and the Tempus Public Foundation – was launched to enhance international student mobility in higher education. The Tempus Public Foundation is also responsible for the coordination of the Erasmus+ and CEEPUS scholarships in Hungary. The Balassi Institute offers language courses of 60-300 lessons at all levels and with various timings. The students of their Summer University participate in 25 language lessons per week. This is rounded up by 5-6 lectures (offered also in English) on a wide range of subjects, and cultural programmes and excursions are also offered to them. Students receive up to 20 ECTS credits for their work. The ‘Stipendium Hungaricum’ Scholarship Program was founded by the Hungarian Government in 2013. Under this program the Hungarian Party is offering scholarships for 200 Indian students annually to pursue studies in Hungary (see For Further Information). Hungary is a popular destination for International students and according to UNESCO’s latest figures the country attracted 17,500 international tertiary level students in 2012; the highest proportion of foreign students come from Germany and Slovakia, although there are a growing number of students from Asia includingstudentsfromIndia.In2013/14 a total of 4 universities in Hungary appear in the QS World University Rankings. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION http://www.kormany.hu/en/ministry-of- human-resources. http://www.scholarship.hu/Englishsite/ tabid/184/language/en-EN/Default. aspx http://www.campushungary.org/ study-in-hungary-menu/stipendium- hungaricum. http://www.postgrad.com http://www.topuniversities.com/where- to-study/europe/hungary/guide
  31. 31. EMBASSY OF IRELAND C-17, Malcha Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021 Tel. +91 11 4940 3200 newdelhiembassy@dfa.ie 60 61EHEVF 2016 EHEVF 2016 BASIC INFORMATION Ireland is the last stop between Europe and the US. It is renowned for its beautiful, unspoilt countryside. It’s unique location, English fluency and friendly environment makesittheidealspotfortopinternational companies looking for a European base. Dublin, the capital, is home to Facebook, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn and many other leading companies. Nine of the top 10 global software companies, all top 10 born on the internet companies, 9 of the top 10 US ICT companies and 4 of the top 5 IT services companies are in Ireland. If you’re interested in a career in ICT, why aren’t you in Ireland? Ireland is also home to an extensive and well established pharmaceutical industry. Around, 120 overseas companies have plants in Ireland including 9 of the 10 largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Ireland has a population of 4.6 million. English is the main spoken language. Ireland is an increasingly popular destination for students from India. The friendliness and hospitality for which Irish people are renowned, contribute to Ireland is an increasingly popular destination with students from all over the world – many of whom are attracted by quality, English- taught higher educational programmes and the competitive pricing. There’s also a good range of scholarships, including for Indian students, across a range of disciplines. Ireland the ease with which overseas students adapt to the way of life and in particular, student life. Ireland also has a one year stay back programme for graduates. This can give you the opportunity to gain work experience with the top multinational companies. THE HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM A-Ireland’s Higher Education Institutions have over 5,000 courses on offer across the spectrum of medicine, science, technology, engineering, business, law, languages, literature, history, philosophy, psychology, sociology and other humanities as well as the creative, visual and performing arts. Irish Higher Education Institutions offer; •InternationallyRecognisedQualifications - Irish qualifications are recognised for excellence worldwide. Qualifications earned and connections made in Ireland deliver a passport to success. Degrees are available up to PhD level in most institutions. • Quality Institutions - all higher education institutes recognised by Education Ireland are committed to giving the highest level of service and commitment to their students. Find out more by checking out Where Can I Study on www. educationinireland.com • Long Tradition in Education Excellence - Ireland’s worldwide reputation for high quality education is built on the solid foundation of commitment to excellence. In the Middle Ages, Ireland held the position of one of the principal education providers to the western world. Ireland has also had tradition of education in India with the Christian Brothers, Loreto nuns and the Presentation sisters. • An international profile and environment - Ireland is a host destination for over 11,000 international tertiary level students each year – the bulk of which come from the UK, China and the US – although India is the 8th highest country of origin for internationally mobile students taking post graduate courses in Ireland. This means that you will be part of a growing network of Indian students who have studied in Ireland. SCHOLARSHIPS Tuition fees vary by course and institution. Scholarships are available for the brightest students. The Irish government offers post graduate scholarships for international students, including to Indian students, across various disciplines – including at the Research Masters and Post Doctorate level. Scholarships are also available specifically for Indian students, at several Irish universities such as Trinity College Dublin, University of Limerick, NUI Maynooth, UCC, and NUI Galway. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION http://www.educationinireland.com http://www.ida.ie http://www.research.ie/scheme/ government-ireland-postgraduate- scholarship-scheme-2014 http://www.qqi.ie http://www.icosirl.ie http://www.inis.gov.ie
  32. 32. EMBASSY OF ITALY 50E, Chandra Gupta Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, 110021 +91 11 2611 4355 ambasciata.newdelhi@esteri.it 62 63EHEVF 2016 EHEVF 2016 BASIC INFORMATION Italy is a parliamentary republic located on the Mediterranean in the South of Europe. Its’ capital, Rome, was for centuries the capital of the Roman Empire and a political and cultural centre of western civilisation. Italy’s economy is 4th largest among European Countries and 9th globally, and it is the 2nd largest manufacturing economy in Europe. The Human Development Index is 0.881 (OSCE, 2013), life expectancy is 81.4 years, and the country has a population of 60 million. Italy is one of the six Founder Members of the European Union, and a member of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the G7, G8 and G20. Italy boasts the greatest number of UNESCO world heritage sites in the world and it is also the home of the oldestEuropeanUniversity-theUniversity of Bologna, which was established in 1088. Many of Italy’s scientists have made an outstanding contribution to modern science, in particular in physics, chemistry, material science and medicine. Art and culture play a very important In Italy an increasing number of postgraduate course are being offered in English, and Indian interest in Italy is up - to nearly 1000 Indian international students per year. Academic standards are high, with 17 Italian universities featuring in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Italy role in a country where beauty, design, good taste and fashion are an everyday imperative. THE HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM Italy has played an important role in European higher education reform, providingitscontributiontothe‘European Area of Higher Education’, which is being implemented across the European Union with a view to encouraging international student mobility. International student numbers are up, and Indian interest in Italy has increased, with UNESCO statistics showing close to 1000 Indian students travelled to Italy for tertiary level education in 2012. Structurally, the Italian education system comprises 96 public and private universities, 12 national research centres and 132 institutes for art and music. These institutions offer studies at 3 levels, in line with the Qualifications Framework for the European Higher Education Area. An increasing number of post-graduate courses are offered in English, although students are able to attend Italian language courses either at the state universities, such as the University for Foreigners in Perugia (www.unistrapg.it) or in Siena (www.unistrasi.it), or at other private institutions authorized to issue the required certification. Tuition fees in public universities start from 80,000 INR, while private Universities are more expensive. Living costs are somewhere in the region of 60,000 INR - though may be higher in big cities. SCHOLARSHIPS International students are entitled to the samestudentassistanceservicesasItalian students including scholarships, dining hall services and housing. Scholarships may be available for Indian students from national and regional governments, and Italian universities and Higher Education Institutions. In Italy foreign students can avail themselves of scholarships offered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAEIC). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Universita Cattolica: http://www.ucsc.it/ Politecnico di Milano: http://www.polimi. it/en/ Scuola Superiore Sant’ Anna: http:// www.santannaschool.eu/Tuscany University Network: http://www.tune- tuscanyuniversitynetwork.it/ Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa: http://www.sns.it/en/ Italian Higher Education: http://www. study-in-italy.it Ministry of Universities and Research (Ministero dell’Università e della Ricerca): http://www.istruzione.it Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ministero degli Affari Esteri): http://www.esteri.it Italian government Scholarships for Foreign Students: http://www.esteri.it/MAE/EN/Ministero/ Servizi/ Stranieri/Opportunita/ BorseStudio_stranieri. htm?LANG=EN http://www.ambnewdelhi.esteri.it/
  33. 33. EMBASSY OF LATVIA B8 Anand Niketan, New Delhi, India, 110021 +91 11 41077017 embassy.india@mfa.gov.lv 64 65EHEVF 2016 EHEVF 2016 BASIC INFORMATION Latvia is located at the crossroads of Northern and Eastern Europe, on the east coast of the Baltic Sea. Latvia is bordered byEstoniatotheNorth,RussiaandBelarus to the East and Lithuania to the South, and has a maritime border with Sweden to the West. Other neighbouring countries include Finland, Poland and Germany. Latvia is famous for its beautiful coastline and pine forests. Latvia is located in such a geographical zone, which allows one to enjoy the magic and the differences of the four seasons, which is mostly not possible elsewhere in Europe. Latvia is a member of the United Nations, European Union, Council of Europe, NATO, Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, International Monetary Fund and World TradeOrganisation.Latviahasestablished diplomatic relations with 158 countries and maintains embassies in 35 countries. 37 countries maintain an embassy in Latvia’s capital Riga. Rapidly developing, the Latvian higher education consists of highly regarded academic and professional programmes – the former prepares graduates for independent research, whereas the latter prepares them for professional activity in a particular field. General costs of living in Latvia are relatively inexpensive. Latvia THE HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM Most of the HEIs offer both academic and professional higher education. Academic higher education programmes prepare graduates for independent research and provide theoretical background for professional activities. They usually comprise a thesis at the end of each stage and lead to a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree. Professional higher education programmes provide in depth knowledge in a particular field, preparing graduates for conducting independent professional activities, for research and teaching activities in the field. Total duration of the programmes is at least 4 years after secondary education and at least 2 years after college education. Duration of Bachelor’s programmes is 3 or 4 years. The total length of fulltime Bachelor and Master studies is at least 5 years. Doctoral studies last 3-4 fulltime years. The HEIs offer study programmes in such fields as Computer Science, Social Sciences, Social Welfare, Teacher Training and Education Science, Agriculture and Forest, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Arts, Business and Administration, Law, Natural Sciences, Humanities. The Latvian credit point system is compatible with ECTS. The number of ECTS credits is found by multiplying the number of Latvian credit points by a factor of 1.5 SCHOLARSHIPS Tuition fee depends on the chosen institution and the study programme. The range is from 80, 000 INR per year to 800,000 INR per year (e.g. Dental Surgeon’s degree programme). The precise tuition fees at HEI in Latvia can be found on www.studies. lv State Education Development Agency offers scholarships to foreign students. Read more on www. viaa.gov.lv Average monthly living expenses in Latvia are estimated to be between 36,000 INR and 56, 000 INR, depending on the type of accommodation (student dorm or privately rented housing/flat). These amounts should be enough to cover food, accommodation, utilities. To see the detailed list of expense go to http://www.studies. lv/en/how-to-apply/tuition-fees Non- EU nationals need a visa to enter Latvia. If students from outside EU come for a longer period than 90 days, they must apply for a residence permit in a Latvian embassy abroad. Please consult the Latvian embassy in your country to learn what procedures you should undergo and what documents you need to submit. The university you are applying for can advise you on visa issue. Read more on: http:// www.studies.lv/en/how-to-apply/visa FOR FURTHER INFORMATION http://www.mfa.gov.lv http://www.studies.lv/en/how-to-apply/ visahttp://www.izm.gov.lv http://www.studies.lv http://www.mfa.gov.lv/lv/india

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