Still Time to Apply for Scholarships

Students and university staff from Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia are invited to apply for grant scholarships for study in Europe under the EU-funded BATTUTA project or under the Fatima Al-Fihri project, two regional projects supporting mobility of students, academics and researchers in the framework of the Erasmus Mundus Programme.

Two separate calls for applications are open to support mobility to academic institutions in France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Latvia or Romania, and the projects are open to all types of mobility: Bachelors, Masters, PhD, Post-Doctorate and Staff.

A total of 357 scholarships are available: 201 scholarships under this first cycle of funding of the BATTUTA project, with the deadline for application 28 February 2014; and 156 scholarships under the first cycle of funding of the Fatima Al-Fihri project, with deadline for application 27 February 2014. For both projects, results will be available in May 2014, and the next cycle of funding will open again in October 2014.

The agreement established between the participating institutions allows full academic recognition of periods of study or research conducted in a host university in Europe. The scholarship scheme covers a monthly allowance, travel, insurance and tuition fees for students.

Interested candidates must fill in the online application available on the BATTUTA project website A list of available courses and programmes and more can be found on the website.

More information on the Fatima Al-Fihri project is available at: or at

In the framework of the EU-funded Erasmus Mundus Programme, BATTUTA is dedicated to the development of relations between Europe and North Africa through mobilities between the two regions.

The Erasmus Mundus Fatima Al Fihri Programme is a Partnership between 20 Universities from North Africa and from Europe. This programme is funded by the European Commission and aims to promote European higher education; improve and enhance the career prospects of students; and promote intercultural understanding through cooperation with North African countries, in accordance with EU external policy objectives in order to contribute to the sustainable development of North Africa in the field of higher education.

(Source: EU Neighbourhood Info)

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