Deadline: 15 February 2011
Open to: Students and staff members from Western Balkan Countries and EU
Basileus III is an Erasmus Mundus Action 2 project and is funded by the European Commission. The project consortium consists of 8 EU universities and 12 universities in the Western Balkans. Basileus III provides funding for academic mobility from:
* any Western Balkan institution to the 8 EU partner universities
* the 8 EU partner universities to the 12 Western Balkan partner universities
Eligible Western Balkan countries are: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244/99), Serbia and Croatia.
The project duration is from 30 November 2010 until 29 November 2014. All mobility must start before 31 December 2011 (except staff). Both student and staff have to finish before the end of the eligibility period.
Target groups: there are three target groups for individual mobility flows and five different types of individual mobility for students and academic staff, you must check your status at the time of the application.
* Target group 1: students and staff registered at a partner university of the consortium (make sure you have an eligible nationality)
* Target group 2: nationals from the Western Balkans registered in another university (no partner in the consortium) or having obtained a higher education degree from any Western Balkan university.
* Target group 3: Nationals of the Western Balkans who are in a particularly vulnerable situation, for social and political reasons
You can check the different targets here.
EU partner institutions
Ghent University – consortium co-ordinating institution (Belgium)
University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (France)
Lund University (Sweden)
University of Rome La Sapienza (Italy)
University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski (Bulgaria)
Alexander Technological Educational Institution (ATEI) of Thessaloniki (Greece)
University of Heidelberg (Germany)
Fan S. Noli University Korce (Albania)
University of Skhodra (Albania)
University of Sarajevo (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
Ss. Cyril and Methodius Skopje (FYRO)Macedonia
University St. Kliment Ohridski Bitola (FYRO)Macedonia
South East European University Tetovo (FYRO)Macedonia
University of Prishtina (Kosovo)
University of Montenegro (Montenegro)
University of Belgrade (Serbia)
University of Kragujevac (Serbia)
University of Novi Sad (Serbia)
University of Zagreb (Croatia)
* national of one of the Western Balkan countries covered
* 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 one of the European countries
* target group I: students need to be registered at one of the Western Balkan HEIs within the partnership. Undergraduate students must have successfully completed at least one year of studies in their home institution
*target group II: students need either to be registered in a HEI (not included in the partnership) in the Western Balkan countries or to have obtained a university degree or equivalent by an institution of the Western Balkan countries. They will need to justify how this study period abroad will benefit them (and their direct socio-economical environment) and include letters of support in their individual application
* target group III: students need to be nationals of one of the Western Balkan countries and be part of the vulnerable target groups
* sufficient knowledge of the language of the courses or of one of the languages currently spoken in the hosting countries
* national of one of the eligible European countries;
* registered at one of the European HEIs within the partnership;
* Students fulfilling the following conditions are also eligible to apply :
o Students applying for a masters mobility who have obtained a first higher education degree or a recognised equivalent level of learning from a European HEI within the partnership during the same academic year coinciding with the start of the project eligibility period
o Students applying for doctorate mobility who have obtained a second higher education degree or a recognised equivalent level of learning from a European HEI within the partnership during the same academic year coinciding with the start of the project eligibility period;
o Students applying for a post-doctorate mobility who have obtained their doctorate in the last two years and must have the support of a European HEI within the partnership to carry out a post-doctorate mobility. This can be for research, training and attending highly specialised courses.
* sufficient knowledge of the language of the courses or of one of the languages currently spoken in the hosting countries.
* Undergraduate students must have successfully completed at least one year of studies at first higher education level
Academic and Administrative Staff
* national of one of the eligible countries
* work in or be associated to an HEI within the partnership
* assignments must be based on partnership agreements between the members of the partnership
* 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
* mobility may constitute a post-per-post exchange or a one-way visitor flow to or from a third country
People still in the process of graduating can also apply: they should mention this in their application form and upload the necessary information about previous degree and transcript of records so far.
You can download the application form according to the target group you belong to in here.
1000 € per month for undergraduate and graduate students (BA and MA)
1500 € per month for doctorate students (PhD)
1800 € per month for post-doctorate students (postdoc)
2500 € per month for staff
Grant holders are fully insured during their mobility period for travel, health and accident.
Students have a tuition fee waiver for mobilities of 1 academic semester. From 1 academic year onwards, the tuition fees are covered by the project and are paid directly to the host university.
The project covers one return ticket.