AREAS 



The AREAS+ project is open to students and scholars from the South Eastern Asian Countries targeted by the project (Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, The Philippines, Vietnam) and from Europe who are willing to spend a mobility period in one of the Partner Universities for the purpose of studying, teaching or carrying out training and research.
 
You can apply to participate in this programme for an enriching experience on both a personal and a professional point of view. Each grantee will be awarded a scholarship covering subsistence (from 1.000 to 2.500 € according to the academic level), travel costs and insurance.
 

 

What is EMA2 AREAS+? 

 
  1. Erasmus Mundus Action 2 project selected under Call for Proposals EACEA/38/12, Lot 12
  2. A Partnership of 20 Universities (10 from South East Asia and 10 from Europe) and 4 Associates
  3. Duration of the project: 4 years (from July 2013 to July 2017)
  4. Mobility flows:
    1. 183 students, researchers and staff grantees: 138 students and scholars from Asia to EU and 45 from EU to Asia.
    2. Mobility from South East Asian Universities to EU Universities and viceversa
    3. 5 levels of study: Undergraduate, Master, Doctorate, Post-doctorate, Staff
    4. all academic fields
    5. starting from 2014
  5. The project funds cover grantees expenses as follows:
    Subsistence allowance, Travel costs, Participation costs, Insurance
     

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ACADEMIC MOBILITY IN EUROPE With the support of the Erasmus Mundus programme of the European Union. Coordinated by Politecnico di Torino


 

Aims of the project


Enabling students students, researchers and staff from Asia and Europe to:

  1. spend a mobility period abroad (in Europe and in one of the Asian Countries involved)  for the purpose of studying, teaching, training and research*; 
  2. benefit academically, linguistically and culturally from an academic mobility abroad
  3. benefit both on a professional and personal level from this experience.


*European nationals may carry out mobilities in the targeted Asian Countries. Asian nationals may carry out mobilities in Europe. Mobilities cannot take place between the European countries, nor between the targeted Asian Countries. 


 

Partners

 

Asia Europe

Vietnam
HUST - Hanoi University of Science and Technology (Co-Cordinator)
HCMUT - Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology

India
ISM - Indian School of Mines 

Mongolia
NUM - National University of Mongolia, 

Laos
NUOL - National University of Laos

Sri Lanka
PDN - University of Peradeniya

Cambodia
PUC - The Pannasastra University of Cambodia

Indonesia
UGM - Gadjah Mada University

Malaysia
UniKL - Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Philippines
VSU - Visayas State University

Italy 
POLITO - Politecnico di Torino, Italy (Coordinator) 
UNITN - University of Trento

Belgium
KUL - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Czech Republic
MU - Masaryk University

England 
CUL - City University London 

Estonia 
TUT - Tallin University of Technology

France
INP - Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble

Germany 
UGOE - Georg-August-Universität Göttingen 

Portugal 
UMINHO - Universidade do Minho

Spain 
UPC - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

 


 

Associates

 

Asia Europe
ASEAN University Network
Jesuit Refeugee Service - Asia Pacific
Ithaca- Information Technology for Humanitarian Assistance, Cooperation and Action
CENTRO STUDI E INIZIATIVE EUROPEON

 

 

Thematic Fields

 
  1. Agriculture science
  2. Architecture, urban and regional planning 
  3. Business Studies, Management Sciences
  4. Education, Teacher Training
  5. Engineering, Technology
  6. Geography, Geology
  7. Law
  8. Medical Sciences
  9. Natural Sciences 
  10. Social Sciences
  11. Other Areas of Study


 

Target Groups

 

Target Group  Target Beneficiaries Types of mobility
TARGET GROUP 1
Students registered in one of the Partner Universities with a minimum of 1 year previous university studies and staff currently enrolled in or employed by one of the Partner Universities. Applicants must be nationals of Europe or of one of the Asian Countries targeted by the project (Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, The Philippines and Vietnam). 
 

undergraduate
master
doctorate
post-doctorate
academic staff

TARGET GROUP 2
Nationals of the Asian Countries targeted by the project who are registered in a higher education institution of these countries not included in the Partnership, or who have obtained a university degree or equivalent by an institution of these countries. 
 

master
doctorate
post-doctorate 

TARGET GROUP 3
Nationals of one of the Asian Countries targeted who are in particularly vulnerable situations, for political or economic reasons (ex. Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons)
 

undergraduate
master

 







 

 

AREAS+ Promotional Guidelines


AREAS+ First Call for applications – First Cohort

Application period: 5 November 2013 to 31 January 2014

Available Scholarships:

 

Type of
Mobility
European
Nationals
Asian
    Nationals
    Total
Undergraduates
11
34
45
Masters
11
46
57
Doctorates
5
16
21
Post-doctorates
3
12
15
Academic or Administrative Staff
15
30
45
Total
45
138

183
 


 

Who falls under TG3?


Examples of EM Programme Guide:

 

  1. having a refugee status or asylum beneficiaries (international or according to the national legislation of one of the European recipient countries) 
  2. it can be proved that they have been the object of unjustified expulsion from university on racial, ethnic, religious, political, gender or sexual inclination
  3. they belong to an indigenous population targeted by a specific national policy or IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons)

 

Other example of vulnerable groups are: 

  1. people belonging to national minorities 
  2. people who live in particularly remote/rural areas with difficult access to the public services especially education. 
  3. Victims of Natural Disasters - Earthquake / Landslides 
  4. Orphans 


Disadvantaged conditions such as economic status or physical disabilities are not conditions for belonging to a vulnerable group. They are taken into consideration as cross-cutting issues under all target groups. 

 

Mobility Levels 


  1. Undergraduate
    TG1 students enrolled in undergraduate programs that have successfully completed at least one year of their studies. TG3 students who have obtained a secondary school diploma.
     
  2. Master
    TG1 students currently enrolled in a master programa one Partner University. TG2 and TG3 students who have finished their undergraduate studies, hold a degree granting access to master studies. 

     
  3. Doctorate
    TG1 students or young researchers currently enrolled in a doctoral program at their home University. TG2 students or young researchers who have completed a master, hold a degree granting access to doctoral studies.

     
  4. Post-doctorate
    Young researchers holding a doctoral degree (TG1, TG2).

     
  5. Staff
    Academic staff or administrative staff working in the International Affairs Departments, regularly emp
    loyed at one of the partner universities (TG1).


Scholarship


The Scholarship Amounts

 

Individual scholarships:
Subsistence allowance, monthly amount to be transferred to grantees:
 

Undergraduate & Master

1.000 euro

Doctorate    

1.500 euro  

Post-doc     

1.800 euro 

Staff

2.500 euro


Travel: the project will cover a round trip ticket per grantee from the Home to the Host Country within the limit established in the project budget 

Insurance: full coverage (health, travel, accident) for the duration of the mobility period

No tuition or registration fees will be requested by the host universities: 
Exchange students will continue paying their registration fees at their university of origin.
 

 

How to Apply


Calls for applications

Calls for applications calendar:
 

Call Application period Selection outcomes
First Cohort Call for applications November, 2013 - February, 2014
 
Within 3 months of the Call closing
Second Cohort call for applications  Second half of 2014  Within 3 months of the Call closing 



Application Process

The available scholarships will be awarded to the best candidates with a fair and transparent selection process.

All mobilities (first cohort) must start by the end of December 2014 according to the academic calendar of each Host University with two exceptions:

Full Undergraduate and Full Doctorate (34 months) must start no later than September 15th 2014

Staff may start anytime during the project life (2014 – 2017)

 

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UniKL International Office
Universiti Kuala Lumpur
Level 23, 1016, Jalan Sultan Ismail,
50250 Kuala Lumpur
(attn : Mdm Nor Zunaini)

Tel : +603 – 2175 4092
Fax : +603 – 2175 4001
email : [email protected]