Currently Cardiff Met is leading the UK in Erasmus Mundus Action 2 projects as it is the only institution to co-ordinate 3 projects. Erasmus Mundus Action 2 supports partnerships with many countries outside of Europe offering scholarships and fellowships for mobility across a range of academic and administrative levels.
We advise that you apply for your Tier 4 entry clearance as soon as possible because if your visa is not issued in time for the start of your course, you may not be permitted to enter the UK. During the summer months (June- September) the application process in some countries can take up to 3 months or longer.
The Erasmus Mundus Programme 2009-2013 is open to students, doctoral candidates, teachers, researchers and university staff (academic and/or administrative) from all parts of the world. If you are registered on a fulltime programme at Cardiff Met and are an EU-National, you are eligible to apply for our current projects. Non-Europeans can also apply for a scholarship through our projects; if you are from Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan or Uzbekistan you can apply for one of our current project scholarships also. We also welcome applications from applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds such as Political Asylum seekers. For full information please visit the project specific websites.
The scholarships offer Cardiff Met students a fantastic opportunity to live and learn in a new environment. Currently we are helping to mobilise students from Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan and all across Europe through the projects.
Scholarships offered by through Erasmus Mundus Action 2 projects at Cardiff Met cover participation costs, 1 return trip to and from the host destination, health and travel insurance coverage and a monthly subsistence allowance.
If you are a current student at Cardiff Metropolitan University, the scholarship opportunities are circulated via email amongst academic schools in addition to other publicity around the University. The project website is kept up to date informing potential applicants of the “Call for Applications”. Alternatively, if you would like to be added to the Erasmus Mundus mailing list, we will send you an email to inform you of upcoming scholarship opportunities. Simply send an email with your name and nationality to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No, this should not dissuade you from applying. Speaking the language of the host country is not always compulsory as many of the universities that take part in the projects conduct their teaching and assessment through the medium of English. There are also opportunities to take language courses should you wish, as many scholars find this helps with settling into their new living environment. Ensure you check the host universities language requirements on the relevant project website before applying.
Congratulations on your acceptance. In addition to the information you will receive from the Project Team, you may also have questions general questions about life in the Welsh capital. At Cardiff Met we have a dedicated international welfare team to help you with any of your welfare queries. For more information please click here.