Description of the project

The Erasmus Mundus programme

Erasmus Mundus is a cooperation and mobility programme in the field of higher education that aims to enhance the quality of European higher education and to promote dialogue and understanding between people and cultures through cooperation with Third-Countries. In addition, it contributes to the development of human resources and the international cooperation capacity of Higher education institutions in Third Countries by increasing mobility between the European Union and these countries.

The Erasmus Mundus programme provides support to:

  • higher education institutions that wish to implement joint programmes at postgraduate level (Action 1) or to set-up inter-institutional cooperation partnerships between universities from Europe and targeted Third-Countries (Action 2);
     
  • individual students, researchers and university staff who wish to spend a study / research / teaching period in the context of one of the above mentioned joint programmes or cooperation partnerships (Action 1 and Action 2);
     
  • any organisation active in the field of higher education that wishes to develop projects aimed at enhancing the attractiveness, profile, visibility and image of European higher education worldwide (Action 3).
     

INTERWEAVE was selected under the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 programme: Partnerships with Third Country higher education institutions and scholarships for mobility

Partnerships in the framework of Erasmus Mundus 2009-2013 are the basis for enhancing academic cooperation and exchanges of students and academics, contributing to the socio-economic development of non-EU countries targeted by EU external cooperation policy.

Action 2 provides:

Support for the establishment of cooperation partnerships between European higher education institutions and higher education institutions from targeted Third Countries with the objective of organising and implementing structured individual mobility arrangements between the European and Third Country partners.

Scholarships of various lengths - depending on the priorities defined for the Third Country concerned, the level of studies or the particular arrangements agreed within the partnership - for European and Third-Country individuals (students, scholars, researchers, professionals).

More information: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/programme/action2_en.php

FAQ for applicants: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/tools/faq_en.php

Erasmus Musdus Glossary: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/tools/glossary_en.php

Erasmus Mundus Links: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/tools/links_en.php

 

The INTERWEAVE project

INTERWEAVE is an ERASMUS MUNDUS Partnership (EMA2 strand1) project funded by the European commission in July 2013, for 4 years.

According to the general goals of ERASMUS MUNDUS Partnership, INTERWEAVE project aims at fostering structured cooperation between European and Asian higher Education Institutions (HEIs) through the promotion of mobility at all levels of studies for students, doctoral candidates, researchers, academic and administrative staff.

The INTERWEAVE Project is jointly coordinated by Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France and by University Malaya (UM) in Malaysia and composed of 20 members: 10 EU partners from Estonia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain, and 10 Asian partners from Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal and Thailand, plus 2 associated partners (T.I.M.E. Association and ICBT in Sri Lanka).

The INTERWEAVE project provides mobility scholarships for students and staff from Asia to Europe and Europe to Asia. There will be above 170 scholarships to be awarded for 1-36 months depending on mobility type/academic level.

The INTERWEAVE project focuses on Science and Technology in line with the development priorities of Asia and Europe, and then responds the expectations of both regions in terms of higher educated human resource for the future.

 

Eligible mobilities per length/Target group/Level:

Asia » Europe :

  Exchange mobilities
1 month 6 months 10 months
TG1 Undergraduates   yes yes
Doctorate     yes
Post-Doctorate   yes  
Staff yes    
TG2 Doctorate     yes
Post-Doctorate   yes  
Staff yes    
TG3 Undergraduates   yes yes
Doctorate     yes
Post-Doctorate   yes  

 

Europe » Asia :

  Exchange mobilities Degree seeking mobilities
1 month 6 months 10 months 24 months 36 months
TG1 Undergraduates   yes yes    
Masters   yes yes yes  
Doctorate   yes yes   yes
Post-Doctorate   yes yes    
Staff yes        
TG2 Staff yes        

 

Staff mobility can start at any time within the project duration and must end within the project eligibility period: 14 July 2017.

The lengths above are the maximum mobility lengths. Only the start date and end date of the registration at the host university which will be indicated on the Acceptance letter will define the exact mobility length. All mobilities must be finished by the end of the eligibility period of the project: 14 July 2017.

Mobility flows for students and staff between the european or between indian institutions involved in the partnership are not eligible.

Internship: Student mobility may include a placement period (max 3 months) in the same country of the hosting HEIs partners, provided that it is preceded by a minimum period of study abroad of six months and that it is recognized as an integral part of the students' programme. The placement should be agreed by all partners concerned and a close monitoring of the students should be ensured.

 

Financial support

The scholarship covers subsistence, travel costs (return ticket), insurance and tuition fees.

Amount of the subsistence allowance:

Type Monthly subsistence
Undergraduates 1 000 €
Masters 1 000 €
Doctorate 1 500 €
Post-Doctoral 1 800 €
Staff 2 500 €

 

INTERWEAVE project will book a return flight ticket for all INTERWEAVE fellows, in the limit of the herebelow table:

Distance from Home/Host university (km) Fixed-amount rate
2500-5000 1 500 €
5000-10000 2 000 €