Description of the project

 

The Erasmus Mundus Programme

The Erasmus Mundus 2009-2013 Programme is a cooperation and mobility programme in the area of Higher Education, implemented by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Erasmus Mundus Action 2 – STRAND 1 main goals are:

  • to promote the European Higher Education;
  • to improve and enhance the career prospects of students;
  • to promote intercultural understanding through cooperation with third countries scheme for students, scholars, researchers and professionals;

This strand includes partnerships between European and third countries’ Higher Education Institutions, exchange and mobility in several Higher Education levels, and also a scholarship scheme for students, scholars, researchers and professionals.

 

The PHOENIX Partnership

The PHOENIX project intends to develop a structured mobility-based cooperation between 3 Palestinian, 2 Lebanese, 1 Syrian and 2 Jordanian HEIs on the one side and 9 EU HEIs from the second side. This cooperation network aims at supporting students from all levels (undergraduate, Master and PhD and Posdoctoral) academic staff, researchers and administrative staff to gain experiences, expertise and skills through interaction in an international environment.
Among this initiative’s main goals, the following can be pointed out:

  • To set up an institutional-based sustainable Europe- Palestine- Lebanon- Syria- Jordan mobility network focusing on regional prioritized needs.
  • To support a pool of 150 well-educated and responsible young men and women to study and get training in the identified specific thematic fields.
  • To enhance partner HEIs capacity of conducting joint community-oriented quality research.
  • To raise staff’s competencies for better university governance, a common priority by all lot2 participating Universities.
  • To foster using technologies for academic and governance purposes.
  • To develop sustainable academic and research network for future cooperation among the project partners.

To achieve these objectives, the project foresees 150 mobilities, divided in three cohorts.


Scholarships in the 3rd cohort: NOTE THAT THIS COHORT IS ONLY OPEN TO EUROPEAN CANDIDATES (TG1, TG2)

The available scholarships are: 

  • Undergraduate: students from European partner Institution willing to develop their activity in a Lot 2 country Partner University. The duration of an undergraduate mobility flow is of 5 months and corresponding to a monthly scholarship of 1000 €.
  • Master: students from European Higher Education Institution willing to develop their activity in a Lot 2 country Partner University. The duration of a master mobility flow is of 5 months and corresponding to a monthly scholarship of 1000 €.
  • Academic and Administrative Staff:  from European Higher Education Institutions who wish to develop their activity in a lot 2 country  Partner University. The total duration of the mobility is of 1 month, corresponding to a 2.500 € scholarship.

Financial Support

 TYPE OF MOBILITY DURATION MONTHLY ALLOWANCE
 Undergraduate (exchange)
 5 months
 1000 €
 Master (exchange)
 5 months
 1000 €
 Staff 1 month
 2500 €

Every selected applicant will also benefit from a two-way flight ticket and a health, accident and travel insurance valid during the entire mobility period.

Note that the following information refers to the initial selection through the first and the second calls. In the third cohort, the remaining scholarships and any possible withrawals or dropouts will be allocated. 


Scholarships in the 2nd cohort (NOW CLOSED):

It was open from 14th December 2014 to 15th January 2015. Results were communicated in May 2015. The available scholarships were: Undergraduate, Master (exchange EU>ME), Post-Doctorate, Staff.

Financial Support

In the 2nd Cohort, PHOENIX offered 46 scholarships that cover travel expenses, participation costs (if applicable), health insurance and a monthly allowance.


TYPE OF MOBILITY DURATION MONTHLY ALLOWANCE
Undergraduate 5
1000 €
Master 9
1000 €
Post-Doc 6 months 1800 €
Staff 1 month 2500 €


The scholarships offered by PHOENIX were distributed as follows:

 Undergraduate Master (exchange)
 Post-Doctorates Staff Total
 26 1 8 11 46

Scholarships in the 1st cohort (NOW CLOSED):

It was open from 2nd December 2013 to 27th January 2014. Results were communicated in May 2014. In the 1st Cohort, PHOENIX offered 108 scholarships that covered travel expenses, participation costs (if applicable), health insurance and a monthly allowance.

Types of mobility offered:

 Undergraduates Masters Doctorates Post-Doctorates Staff Total
 27 29 20 8 25 108