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Introduction

UNetBA will enable and organize mobility of 234 Maghreb nationals (Undergraduate, Master, Doctorate, post-Doc and staff) to EU universities and 20 European Post doctorates and Staff to universities. Each of the 13 Maghreb partner-universities will send to EU partner-universities undergraduate, masters, doctoral and post-doctoral students and staff members – academic/administrative. This mobility will have significant impact on the capacity of the Maghreb partner universities. The main instruments of the project will be that knowledge of students and teachers gained in European universities will be distributed at home universities to enhance the results of the project.  Mobility under the UNetBA project is open to all fields of study, yet subject areas within the Business and Administration fields will be encouraged.

UNetBA project serves as a complement to increase and enhance individual mobility of the beneficiaries. Most ongoing partnerships, as well as UNetBA cover a wide range of areas of study, yet this partnership  also specifies, based on direct demand of the third-country partners involved, mobility for Economics, Business, Administration and Management fields of study.

The project will open three calls for application, the first in the scholar year 2014/2015, the second in 2015/2016 and the last one in 2016/2017.

Third country

Undergraduates

Masters

Doctorates

Post-doctorates

Staff

TOTAL

Algeria

14

8

4

4

6

36

Morocco

21

12

6

6

9

54

Tunisia

21

12

6

6

9

54

Egypt

28

16

8

8

12

72

Libya

7

4

2

2

3

18

TOTAL

91

52

26

26

39

234

Before starting the application process, please make sure that you fulfill all requirements and you understand how the UNetBA - Erasmus Mundus works (nationality requirements, levels and types of mobility, target groups, fields of study, etc).  You can find this information under the corresponding headings and at our webpage.
The application will have to be submitted online and no paper versions will be accepted. In order to complete your application, you must upload all the required documents. Therefore, make sure to have all necessary documents translated, scanned and in word (.doc) or .pdf format.

Financial Conditions:

The grant awarded can be used to cover the following costs:
a) Travel costs
b) Subsistence costs

 

Type of mobility

Monthly Subsistence Allowance

Duration

Insurance

Máximum amount (excluding travel costs)

Undergraduate

Target Group 1

€ 1.000 per month

1 academic semester – 10 months

€ 75 per month

€ 13.750

Target Group 3

€ 1.000 per month

1 academic semester – 10 months

€ 75 per month

€  47.700

Master

Target Groups 2 and 3

€ 1.000 per month

10 months

€ 75 per month

€ 31.800

Doctorate

All Target Groups

€ 1.500 per month

10 months

€ 75 per month

€ 65.700

   Post-doctorate

Target Groups 1 and 2

€ 1.800 per month

6 months

€ 75 per month

€ 23.750

Staff

Target Groups 1 and 2

€ 2.500 per moth

1  month

€ 75 per month

€ 7.725

Staff mobility will only take place on cohorts 2 and 3

STUDIES RECOGNITION

In cases of successful full Degree seeking mobility the host institutions will provide the grantee with an official Diploma. The North-African home institutions will guarantee the full academic recognition of the study/research period at the European HEIs, through the signature of the Learning Agreement (LA). For any other kind of mobility (exchange students, for instance) the partner institutions will guarantee the academic recognition of the study/research period through the signature of the LA.

 

Eligibility Requirements

If you wish to apply for UNetBA mobility grant you must meet the following requirements:

Students

  • First condition required is that you should be a citizen of one of the following countries:

    1. Morocco
    2. Algeria
    3. Tunisia
    4. Egypt
    5. Libya  
  • You must have not resided nor have carried out your main activity (studies, work, etc) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in one of any European country.
  • Undergraduate students must have successfully completed at least 2 years of studies (120 ECTS) in their home institution.
  • You must have sufficient knowledge of the English language. The English language level may vary in accordance to the EU institution you apply for.
  • You are not allowed to apply to other EU grants during the time of the study/mobility period.
  • For target group 1 (TGI): you need to be registered at one of the UNetBA partner universities, at the time of application.
  • For target group 2 (TGII): you need either to be registered at a HEI (Higher Education Institution) (not included in the UNetBA partnership) or having obtained a university degree or equivalent by an institution in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt or Libya.

You need to justify how this study period abroad will benefit you (and your direct socio-economic environment) and include letters of support into your individual application.

  • For Target Group 3 (TGIII):  beneficiaries must be nationals of the eligible countries who are in particularly vulnerable situations, for social and political reasons. For example:

 

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

Refugee living in any country (including European countries and USA) is eligible for mobility.

Language requirements

  • In order to get VISA for UK: Candidates who wish to apply for Huddersfield MUST HELD a IELTS Certificate (minimum mark 6.0) BEFORE the closing date of the call
  • Candidates who wish to apply for Spain must held an English or a Spanish certificate
  • Candidates who wish to apply for Portugal must held an English or Portuguese certificate
  • -Candidates who wish to apply for Bordeaux must held a French certificate
  • Academic and Administrative staff

    • First condition required is that you should be a citizen of one of the following countries:

      1. Morocco
      2. Algeria
      3. Tunisia
      4. Egypt
      5. Libya 
    • You must work at or be associated with a Higher Education Institution (HEI )within the UNetBA partnership
    •  The mobility assignments must be based on partnership agreements between the members of the UNetBA project.
    • The home and host universities and the individual staff must agree on the programme of lectures to be delivered by the visiting staff, on the research activities or on the type of training to be followed.

    The mobility of staff should contribute to strengthen international co-operation capacity of higher education institutions in third countries, with the production of new teaching material, as well as their management capacity.
     
    It should also aim at consolidating and extending links between departments and faculties and in order to prepare for future cooperation projects between the universities. The staff mobility is also expected to lead the progress in the implementation of ECTS or other systems for recognition of studies in the partner institutions.

    Staff mobility will only take place on the second and third cohorts.

    Specific Admission Requirements

    Undergraduate
    Candidates must have completed at least two years (120 ECTS) of university studies.

    Master
    Candidates must have completed four years of university studies, equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree (in the Maghreb region).

    PhD
    Candidates must have completed a Masters degree and in case of short term mobility, they must already be enrolled within a PhD programme at their home university.

    Post-Doctorate
    Candidates must have completed their PhD Programme.

    Academic staff
    General Admission Requirements:

    Language skills.
    Must be employed in any of the North African partner universities.
    Other specific requirements in accordance with the post and responsibilities the university.

     

    How to apply?

    CALL FOR THIRD COHORT WILL OPEN SOON

    • Check  if you are eligible candidate for the UNetBA grant under the Eligibility requirements
    • Fill out the ON-LINE APPLICATION FORM, upload required documents, and submit the application on line. Questions about the application process or the project should be done to home universities. Applicants may contact host universities only for specific questions about their study programs.
    • Each applicant has the possibility to choose 3 host universities.
    • During the selection process all applicant documents should be sent via the UNetBA website only.
    • Deadline for the academic year 2015/2016. All scholarship groups: 20th November, 2015
    • All application documents must be submitted in English. Further on, once selected and if required, the documents may be sent in other EU language in accordance to the host institution applied for.

    Required Documents for Erasmus Mundus Applications

    • Applicants who do not submit the required documents for their Scholarship Group and level of mobility will not have their applications processed.
    • Each applicant must ensure that he/she can submit the required documents for his/her Scholarship Group and his/her level of mobility flow.
    • Students must also complete all relevant fields in the online application form.
    • All students have to check the requirements of the Host Universities academic offer and select the more appropriate one to their profiles.

    Required Documents for all UNetBA Applicants

    Submission of the following documents is required for all applicants:

    • A copy of your passport , or any valid ID
    • Your CV and motivation letter
    • Transcripts of records of all completed university courses
    • Diplomas and other documents that certify that the applicant fulfils the stated academic criteria
    • Demonstrate that they fulfil the specific language requirements of each host institution.

    The following are the compulsory documents that you must upload with your application, depending on your target group (TG) and academic level:

    All applications
    • Passport or National Identity Card
    • Your CV in Europass format   
    • Language certification: what you must upload depends on the requirements of your chosen program.
    • Motivation letter (maximum one page): why are you applying, your particular skills and abilities, your academic interests or your work experience, preferred start date and duration of the mobility, students: whether you are interested in an exchange or full degree program, your commitment to return to your country, how the mobility will benefit you and your environment, If you are applying to more than one program, you must upload a separate motivation letter for each university.
    • Proof of special conditions (if applicable): official document proving disability or economic disadvantage conditions. 

    Specific required documents depending on the Scholarship Groups

    Target Group 1-applicants need to submit:

    • Documentation from a UNetBA partner certifying that the applicant, at the time of submitting the application, was registered for studies at that partner institution

    Target Group 2-applicants need to submit:

    • Copies of their official transcripts from North African universities proving that the applicant currently enrolled or has completed at least a bachelor’s degree

    Required Documents for Levels of Mobility Flow 
    Once applicants have provided the necessary documents as proof to belong in one of the Target Groups; further documents to prove their type of mobility flow must be submitted.

    Undergraduate, Master’s and Doctorate Students 
    Students must provide the official transcripts of their most recently awarded university degree.
    For applicants who have not yet completed their current degree, a transcript of records and expected date of graduation signed by their home institution must be provided.

    Exchange PhD Students and Post-Doctorate Researchers 
    Special conditions apply to these categories. All applicants within these categories will need to prove that communication between their home and host institutions concerning their particular placement has taken place.
    This will be done by submission of a letter of recommendation and status from the applicant’s home institution stating:

    • That the academic supervisor at the home institution of the applicant supports the application and confirms its academic/professional purpose
    • That the applicant is registered at the home institution as a doctorate student /holds a research position /is employed at the home institution

    Academic Staff 
    Application from the Academic Staff level of mobility will be accepted as of the date of the call.

  • Complete CV
  • Motivation letter
  • Documentation from a UNetBA partner university certifying that the applicant, at the time of submitting the application, was registered at that partner institution
  • Work plan schedule/agenda
  •  

    UNetBAs SELECTION PROCEDURES

    Dear candidate please follow closely the following instructions

    • 01 Application: Once you have checked that you are eligible for a scholarship and know what programme  type, mobility level and field of study you want to apply to and the documents that are requested for each level of mobility and target group, fill in the online application form, upload all necessary documents and close your application.
    • 02 Validation and assessment by the home university: After the deadline, your application will be validated by your home university or the partner university and The Selection Committee regarding the eligibility criteria such as nationality, language proficiency, mandatory documents, etc. If your application is valid, it will be assessed according to the selection criteria indicated in our website. 
    • 03 Assessment by the host university: Your application will also be assessed by the host university according to the selection criteria established in this project.
    • 04 Selection: The Selection Committee will do the final selection of UNetBA scholarships following the criteria of academic merit taking into account also cross-cutting requirements such as a balanced scholarship distribution among the partner universities, gender-balance and real participation of disadvantaged people. If your application were not selected for a scholarship or included in the reserve list, you will be informed about the reasons and have at least one week to appeal against this decision.
    • 05 Confirmation by home and host universities: The final selection result will be notified to the host and home universities who will confirm the list of selected candidates.
    • 06 Notification of the award decision: All selected candidates and applicants included in the reserve list will be informed about the award decision by email. Selected candidates will have NOT more than 10 days to accept or reject the offered scholarship.
    • 07 Visa procedures: All selected candidates will receive a letter of invitation from the host institutions after the acceptance letter of the scholarship. It is responsibility of the selected candidates to provide all necessary documents requested by the Embassies of the host universities. Local coordinators from host institutions may provide assistance and information about what documents are required.
    • 08 Scholarship agreement: All selected candidates will have to sign a scholarship contract specifying their rights and obligations regarding the grant. Afterwards, the host universities will start the admission procedures for their future grantees and send the Invitation Letters required for the visa application.

    Selection

    After the call is closed, applications are evaluated and selected as follows:

    • Closure check: only applications submitted in due time will be evaluated.
    • Eligibility check: applications not complying with the eligibility conditions are discarded.
    • Evaluation: eligible applications are first evaluated by the Home University on the basis of these criteria:
      • Academic relevance verified through transcripts of records, degrees, work plan proposal, or teaching/working experience
      • Language skills, as required for the chosen program
      • Motivation
      • Letters of recommendation (if applicable)
      • Gender balance
      • Special conditions (disability or economic disadvantage)
    • If your application includes a choice to more than one University, your choices will be treated as separate and independent applications.
    • The Partnership ranks the eligible applications and determines the lists of Selected, Reserve and Non-selected candidates.
    • The first list will then be send to Host University and once the Home and Host Universities have evaluated the application, the Selection Committee will verifies datas, procedures, requirements, documents, etc. and publish the official final list of selected grantees.
    • The lists are published on the UNetBA web site and all applicants are notified by email of the selection outcomes within three months from the Call for Application closing (1st Call for applications). The lists are also submitted to the Education Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Commission.
    • Selected candidates are required to accept the scholarship in written within 10 calendar days.
    • For every selected candidate that will renounce or not accept within the deadline, the Partnership will nominate a candidate in the reserve list.
    • Selected candidates are required to comply with the local admission requirements at the host University and will have to follow the standard individual registration procedure at their host institution.

    Selected candidates are required to sign a scholarship contract concerning their duties and responsibilities in relation to the scholarship (please find models in …)

     

    Selected applicants and reserve list

    SECOND COHORT

    Reserve list candidates will be notified in case any selected applicant position is not filled in.

    Selected Applicants 

    Reserve list

    All selected applicants must send their host institutions the acceptance letter (see template) before the 22th of June 2015.

    Students from TG1 must send to the host institutions also a certification of inscription to their University of origin before the 25th of June 2015.

    Acceptance letter template:

    Document.

    Expected start day for mobility: 1rst September 2015

    If you wish to complain about results you can fill the complain form and send it to unetba@ulpgc.es

    before the 25th June 2015

    Complain form

     

    FIRST COHORT

     

    Reserve list candidates will be notified in case any selected applicant position is not filled in.

    Selected Applicants

    Reserve list

    All selected applicants must send their host institutions the acceptance letter (see template) before the 9th of June 2014.

      Students from TG1 must send to the host institutions also a certification of inscription to their University of origin before the 9th of June 2014.

    Contact details

    Acceptance letter template:

    Document.

    Expected start day for mobility: 1rst September 2014

    Student - Learning Agreement