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Target Groups & Eligibility Criteria

Neither European nor third-country students can benefit from a second scholarship for the same type of mobility under another project under the EMA2-STRAND1. Furthermore, candidates cannot benefit from more than one mobility activity within the same project.

European students

To be eligible, European undergraduate and master students as well as doctorate and post-doctorate candidates, referred as "European students":

  1. Must be a national of one of the eligible European countries;
  2. For Target Group 1 (TGI): students need to be registered at one of the European countries HEIs within the partnership at the time of submitting their application to the partnership. Undergraduate students must have successfully completed at least one year of studies in their home institution;
  3. For Target Group 2 (TGII): students need either to be registered in a HEI (not included in the partnership) of any European country or to have obtained a university degree or equivalent from a HEI of any European country; (Not offered at EFFORT mobility program)
  4. Must have sufficient knowledge of the language of the courses or of one of the languages currently spoken in the hosting countries;
  5. Undergraduate students must have successfully completed at least one year of studies at first higher education level.

Third-country students

To be eligible, third-country undergraduate and master students as well as doctoral and post-doctoral candidates, referred as "third-country students":

  1. Must be a national of one of the third-countries covered by the relevant lot;
  2. Must have not resided nor have carried out their main activity (studies, work, etc) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of the eligible European countries at the time of submitting their application to the partnership. This rule does not apply to TGIII candidates;
  3. For Target Group 1 (TGI): students need to be registered at one of the third-country HEIs within the partnership at the time of submitting their application to the partnership. Undergraduate students must have successfully completed at least one year of studies in their home institution;
  4. For Target Group 2 (TGII): students need either to be registered in a HEI (not included in the partnership) of the third-country concerned by the lot or to have obtained a university degree or equivalent from a HEI of these third-countries;
  5. For Target Group 3 (TGIII): students need to be nationals of one of the third-countries concerned by the geographical lot 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 of unjustified expulsion from university on racial, ethnic, religious, political, gender or sexual inclination or
    • they belong to an indigenous population targeted by a specific national policy or IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons)
  6. Must have sufficient knowledge of the language of the courses or of one of the languages currently spoken in the hosting countries. 

Academic and administrative staff

In order to be eligible, academic and administrative staff hereafter referred as "staff":

  1. Must be a national of one of the eligible countries; 
  2. For Target Group 1 (TGI): Third- country staff must work in or be associated to one of the third-country HEIs participating in the partnership. EU staff must work in or be associated to one of the EU HEIs participating in the partnership;
  3. For Target Group 2 (TGII): Not Eligible

The mobility assignments must be based on partnership agreements between the members of the partnership.
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.