The ERASMUS MUNDUS Programme
Erasmus Mundus Action 2, Strand 1 (EMA2-Strand-1) Projects
The overall aim of EMA2-Strand-1 is to promote European higher education, to help to improve and enhance the career prospects of students and to promote intercultural understanding through cooperation with third countries, in accordance with EU external policy objectives in order to contribute to the sustainable development of third countries in the field of higher education.
It includes partnerships between European and third-country higher education institutions, exchange and mobility at all levels of higher education, including a scholarship scheme. This means support for mobility for students (undergraduate, master, doctoral and post-doctoral) and for staff (academic and administrative). Please read further to learn about the background of HERMES.
the spirit of cooperation and exchange between Europe and the Middle East,
HERMES is a mobility programme in higher education, funded by the European
Commission. HERMES will provide nearly 180 scholarships at all levels.
To set up
this programme, 20 prestigious universities from Europe (France, Spain, Greece,
Italy, and Cyprus) and from Middle-East (Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine and Syria)
got into partnership with the aim of developing a high-quality consortium and
university exchanges. This program targets students with academic excellence at
undergraduate, master, doctoral and post-doc levels from all fields of study as
well as academic and administrative staff.
by Aix-Marseille University through the TETHYS network and co-coordinated by
the University of Saint-Joseph, the programme started in July 2013 and its
first call for applications will be launched from November 2013 to January 2014.
HERMES will provide scholarships to 144 students from the Middle East region
for their mobility towards Europe. Nearly 36 scholarships will finance the
mobility towards Middle East for Europeans.
scholarship holders start their mobility from the beginning of the 2014/2015
academic year onwards.
cohort of scholarship holders will start their mobility from the beginning of
the 2015/2016 academic year.