Expertsasia - Post-doctorates

    The EXPERTS III scholarship offers a unique opportunity for full-financed mobility for individuals from the partner countries. EXPERTS is part of the large-scale, EU-funded programme- Erasmus Mundus Action 2.

    Before you apply, carefully study the menu items to the left to identify

    1. Which Target Group you are eligible to apply to.

    2. Which Mobility Type you are eligible to apply to.

    3. Your desired Academic Field for study or academic/administrative activity during the mobility

    4. Your desired Destination (Host University) of the mobility.

    and to find out more about the scholarships available and their conditions.

    EXPERTS I and its successors, EXPERTS II, EXPERTS III, EXPERTS4Asia, and EXPERTS - SUSTAIN, are scholarship projects funded by the European Commission targeted at citizens of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Indonesia, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand. The EXPERTS Partnership includes 7 European and 13 South and South-East Asian (SSEA) Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) from 12 Asian countries.
    EXPERTS projects are coordinated by the University of Goettingen, Germany
    Project Coordinator: Dr.Uwe Muuss

    The projects provide scholarship opportunities for students and staff from South and South-East Asia to European partner universities. The EXPERTS4Asia project also has scholarships for EU students and staff to study and conduct research at the SSEA partner HEIs. The types of mobility which can be funded are:

    • Mobility of Undergraduate and Graduate students

    • Mobility of PhD students

    • Mobility of PostDocs

    • Mobility of Academic and Administrative Staff

    One of the main goals of the EXPERTS Projects is to give continuity and sustainability to the successful multilateral collaboration created within all of the projects, including new players in the Erasmus Mundus programme. The consortiums are composed of 5 countries from group A (Afghanistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan) and 7 countries from group B (China, India, Indonesia, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, the Philippines and Thailand). All together, the consortiums consist of 13 universities from SSEA and 7 universities from the EU, allowing the coverage of as many subject areas as possible.

    The projects have multifaceted objectives: they aim on the one hand to focus on excellence in technical fields and on the other to strengthen mobility in a wide range of disciplines such as Agricultural and Environmental Studies; Engineering Technology; Health & Medical Studies; Social Development; Regional Development, Poverty & Growth; and Law. The projects further aim to address the specific country needs in the SSEA region whilst also considering the improvement of gender balance amongst the project's beneficiaries.

    Numerous grants will be offered within the projects, from which roughly three quarters are for Asian nationals heading to the EU and roughly one quarter for EU nationals heading to Asia.


    The 12-months-rule (applies only to Asian Nationals)

    Any TG 1 or TG 2 applicant who, at the time of submitting an application, has been a resident or has carried out his/her main activity for more than 12 months in the European Union or a country on a road to membership to the EU (open here) within the past 5 years will not be considered as eligible for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship.This 12 months rule does not apply to TG 3 applicants.


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    The EXPERTS III scholarship covers:

    1. Travel cost- one return ticket to the host University- provided by the Coordinator
    2. A monthly subsistence allowance (see rates below)
    3. Full insurance coverage - health, travel and accident
    4. Tuition fees, if applied at the host university- when the study duration is longer than 10 months

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