PILOT PROJECT: Scholarships for university graduates from European Neighbourhood (EN) countries and Russia to follow Courses in the European Union leading to a Master Degree in European Studies (European Union Law, European Union Economics, European Union Policy, Administration and Governance, European Union Integration History or Interdisciplinary European Union Studies)
Application deadline: 4 June 2010
The European Commission has launched this call for proposals addressed to higher education institutions in the EU member states offering a Master Course in European Studies (EU Law, EU Economics, EU Policy, Administration and Governance, European Integration History or Interdisciplinary European Union studies).
The general objective of the project is to build up the European Neighbourhood countries (Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, Palestinian Authority, Russia, Syria, Tunisia and Ukraine) and Russia graduates’ professional skills in order to enable a better understanding of EU policies and to improve relationships. The European Commission will contribute to the award of scholarships to the eligible and pre-selected graduate candidates proposed by eligible European Studies Masters Courses.
The application and selection procedures are based on four main steps:
1. EU higher education institutions that intend to participate in this call shall fill in an online questionnaire with the required data on their European Studies Master Course. With these data, the European Commission will feed the existing database of European Studies Masters Courses (hosted at: http://ec.europa.eu/education/eis_masters/published_courses) which will also serves as a tool to simplify the subsequent selection process.
2. Graduates from EN Countries and Russia shall apply for a scholarship to one higher education institution offering a European Studies Master Course.
3. EU higher education institutions having received applications from EN countries and Russia graduates will select the best ones, rank them according to the pre-selection criteria and submit to the European Commission a proposal containing a list of pre-selected students: 3 proposed students to be granted plus a reserve list of 2 more graduates.
4. The European Commission will select the best proposals and award grants accordingly to the best HEIs and to the best proposed students.
FundingFollowing an amendment to the 2010 European Union Budget, the European Parliament made available 960.000 € to grant scholarships under this Pilot Project.
Each grant is provided in the form of a lump sum, the maximum amount of a scholarship is € 24.000 per Academic year.
Call for proposals and application form
Contact informationEuropean Commission
Directorate General for Education and Culture
Unit A5 International Cooperation and International Programmes
Mr. Pedro Martinez Macias