Erasmus Mundus 

The aim of Erasmus Mundus is to enhance quality in Higher Education through scholarships and academic cooperation between Europe and the rest of the world.

Cardiff Metropolitan University is currently the only university in the UK that coordinates 6 different Erasmus Mundus Action 2 – EMA2 projects (ELEMENT, EPIC, EU-METALIC, EU-METALIC II, FFEEBB1, FFEEBB2). Cardiff Met are also associated with 12 partner projects. The EMA2 projects at Cardiff Met offer financial support to undertake mobility exchanges at Undergraduate, Master, Doctorate, Post-Doctorate and even Staff levels between Europe and a varied range of Non-EU countries. The Non-EU countries currently amongst our partners include:

Albania Egypt Libya

Syria

Algeria Ethiopia Macedonia Tajikistan
Angola Fiji Madagasgar Thailand
Armenia Gabon Malaysia Timor-Leste
Azerbaijan Georgia Moldova Trinidad and Tobago      
Bangladesh India Montenegro Tunisia
Belarus Indonisia Morocco Ukraine
Bhutan Jordan Mozambique       Uzbekistan
Bosnia and Herzegovina        Kazakhstan        Nepal Zambia
Brazil Kyrgyzstan

Nigeria

Cape Verdi

Kosovo

Palestine
China Lebanon Serbia



Currently Cardiff Met is leading the UK in Erasmus Mundus Action 2 projects as it is the only institution to co-ordinate 6 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.  

Cardiff Met is involved in a number of Erasmus Mundus projects around the world. We are partners in 12 Erasmus Mundus projects and we coordinate 6 Erasmus Mundus projects. The parts of the world we cover are: Africa, Asia, Central Asia, Europe, including Eastern Europe, the Middle East, North America, South America and the Western Balkans.

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, Palestine, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Angola, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Ethiopia, Gabon, India, Indonisia, Madagasgar, Malaysia, Mozambique, Nepal, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Nigeria, Brazil, Cape Verde, China, Trinidad and Tobago and Zambia 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, Palestine, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Angola, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Ethiopia, Gabon, India, Indonisia, Madagasgar, Malaysia, Mozambique, Nepal, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Nigeria, Brazil, Cape Verde, China, Trinidad and Tobago, Zambia and all across Europe through the projects.

Scholarships offered 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 europeanprojects@cardiffmet.ac.uk.

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 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.