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									             ERASMUS MUNDUS EXTERNAL
                     (EM ECW)

                 Dr. Saleh A. Al-Jufout
               Tafila Technical University
(On Sabbatical Leave at Al-Hussein Bin Talal University)

Erasmus      Mundus     is    the
international counterpart of the
Erasmus programme, which is
named after the Dutch scholar
Erasmus, who studied in different
monastic schools in Europe in the
15th century. Mundus is Latin for
world,    meaning the      name
'Erasmus Mundus programme'
stands for the International
version of Erasmus programme.
It was created on 5 December
2003,    and became an official
programme on 20 January 2004.
 Erasmus Mundus is a mobility programme
             that aims to:

• enhance   the    quality   of
  European higher education;

• promote        understanding
  between people and cultures
  through cooperation with
  Third Countries;

• contribute to the development
  of human resources and the
  international      cooperation
  capacity of Higher education
  institutions     in      Third
                      EM ECW

Erasmus Mundus 2009-2013 continues and extends the
scope of the activities already launched during the first
phase (2004-2008) of the programme. It now includes the
Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window (EM
ECW) scheme, which was launched in 2006 as a
complement to the original programme. In addition, the
Programme integrates cooperation activities with
developed Countries.

Erasmus Mundus 2009-2013 is implemented through of the following actions:

1. Action 1: Erasmus Mundus joint programmes of outstanding quality at
  masters (Action 1 A) and doctoral (Action 1 B) levels including scholarships /
  fellowships to participate in these programmes;

2. Action 2: Erasmus Mundus Partnerships between European and Third
  Country higher education institutions including scholarships and fellowships
  for mobility at all academic levels;

3. Action 3: Promotion of European higher education through projects to
  enhance the attractiveness of Europe as an educational destination and a
  centre of excellence at world level.

The Programme Guide contains all the general information and the conditions on how to apply for
 funding. In addition, regular Calls for Proposals are published for the specific actions.
Jordan’s Experience in EM ECW

         Erasmus         Mundus       External
          Cooperation Window (EM ECW)
          Jordan, Syria and Lebanon is an
          institution-based   mobility     and
          scholarship programme organized by
          20 universities in Europe, Jordan,
          Syria and Lebanon.
                   EM ECW Consortium

   Lund University, Sweden              University of Zagreb, Croatia
   Masaryk University, Czech            University of Jordan, Jordan
    Republic                             Jordan University of Science
   Berlin University of                  and Technology, Jordan
    Technology, Germany                  Princess Sumaya University
   University of Granada, Spain          for Technology, Jordan
   Lille University of Science and      Tafila Technical University,
    Technology, France                    Jordan
   University of Bologna, Italy         The Hashemite University,
   Catholic University of the            Jordan
    Sacred Heart, Italy                  University of Aleppo, Syria
   Vilnius University, Lithuania        University of Damascus, Syria
   KTH/Royal Institute of               Lebanese University, Lebanon
    Technology, Sweden                   American University of Beirut,
   University of Leiden, The             Lebanon
                 Brief description: (1)

   The project idea was generated by two main factors: the
    coordinator’s long-term cooperation with the European
    universities and the cooperation with several
    universities in Lot 3. The European partners want to
    establish mobility with the region and feel the same
    necessity as Lund: the need of a more systemic and
    institution-based approach to mobility at all levels.
   Important features of the EM ECW are that the
    programme opens up for mutual exchange and for
    individuals who have already finished a level of
    education and want to complete their education in
   Additionally, including group 3 individuals fit very well
    with the university and national policies of most of the
    EU partners.
                 Brief description: (2)

   This application includes 11 prestigious European
    universities and 9 universities from Jordan, Syria and
   The third-country partners have all demonstrated,
    through their willingness and interest in i.e. Tempus
    programme, that they understand the importance of
    integration in the knowledge society and that they
    accept the challenge of globalization and the process of
    change that it implies.
   Lund, together with the consortium members have
    discussed, designed and planned a mobility scheme,
    using the guiding principles of the call, that will allow
    the establishment of more systematic, transparent and
    effective approach for collaboration
                     Target groups

   Target group 1: Students and academic staff registered
    in one of the partner universities.
   Target group 2: Nationals from Jordan, Syria or
    Lebanon registered in any higher education institution
    not included in the partnership. In addition, nationals
    from Jordan, Syria or Lebanon working in public
    administration, public or private enterprises.
   Target group 3: Students holding the nationality of
    Jordan, Syria or Lebanon having a refugee status or
    asylum beneficiaries.
Types of Mobilities
Number of Individual Mobility Activities
                      Eligibility (1)

   Undergraduates are eligible to apply if they have
    finished at least two years of undergraduate studies.

   Masters: are eligible to apply if they have finished their
    Bachelor programme and have the requested eligibility
    for the course or programme they are applying for.

   PhD’s: are eligible to apply if they have completed a
    Master programme or have started their PhD studies
    already. Some universities have special programmes for
    their PhD students and some special courses that you
    need to apply for. You need to write 1-2 pages about
    your research interest and submit to your application.
                      Eligibility (2)

   Post-Doc fellowship: If you already have a contact at a
    partner university, he or she would probably
    recommend you to the Steering Committee who will
    make the final selection.

   Academic Staff: Academic staff working at one of the
    partner universities in the consortium is eligible to
    apply. You need to contact the partner university
    coordinator if you don’t already have a colleague at the
    host university. Academic staff mobility refers
    exclusively to training, teaching and/or research
    activities performed by invited academic staff of partner
    universities in host institutions which are members of
    the partnership.
                     How to apply?

   In Fields of study a list of available academic courses will
    appear for all the partner universities.

   Select type of scholarship/mobility on your level of
    education or staff mobility.

   Find out what Target group you belong to.

   You are advised to apply to more than one university to be
    able to be considered at all possible universities according
    to your specialized field of studies.
Mobility flow
                     Selection process (1)

   All applicants must fill in the online form.
   One original hard copy of the application is to be sent to
    the applied university.
   The university you have applied to will decide whether
    you are eligible and can be considered for studies at their
   When all requirements for the preliminary admission are
    fulfilled, the university you have applied to will notify
    Lund University and the candidate will be placed on the
    validated candidates list.
   If not nominated to the first hand choice university,
    Lund University will be notified and the application will
    be forwarded to the second hand choice university.
                   Selection process (2)

   A selection panel will meet to finalize the list of
    nominated students and scholars.
   Students and scholars will be notified
   The list of nominated candidates will be sent to the
    Education Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency
    (EACEA) and will include a list of reserves.
   When EACEA has approved the list - successful scholars
    will be directly notified by Lund University and the host
    university and receive information on formal admission
    procedures like travel, VISA, scholarship and so on.
   The host university will be responsible for further
    processing of the mobility (admission, visa, payment of
    scholarship, accrediting degrees, accommodation, tuition
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