Description of the project

The Erasmus Mundus programme

SUSTAIN-T was selected under the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 (EM2) programme: Partnerships with Third Country higher education institutions and scholarships for mobility.
EM2 programmes provides:

Support for the establishment of cooperation partnerships between European higher education institutions and higher education institutions from targeted Third Countries with the objective of organizing and implementing structured individual mobility arrangements between the European and Third Country partners.

Scholarships of various lengths - depending on the priorities defined for the Third Country concerned, the level of studies or the particular arrangements agreed within the partnership - for European and Third-Country individuals (students, scholars, researchers, professionals).

For more information about EM2 programme you can visit: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/programme/action2_en.php

 

The Sustain-T partnership

SUSTAIN-T is an ERASMUS MUNDUS Partnership (EMA2 strand1) project funded by the European commission in July 2014, for 4 years.

The SUSTAIN-T Project is jointly coordinated by Politecnico di Milano, Italy and by Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and composed of 20 members: 7 EU partners from Czech Republic, France, Italy, Portugal and Spain, and 13 Latin American partners from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, plus 17 associated partners.

 

The SUSTAIN-T project

The project aims at fostering structured cooperation between European and Latin American Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) through the promotion of mobility at all levels of studies for students, doctoral candidates, researchers, academic and administrative staff.

The SUSTAIN-T project provides:

  • mobility scholarships for students, PhD, Post-Doc and staff from Latin America to Europe;
  • mobility scholarships for students, PhD, Post-Doc and staff from Europe to Latina America.

The scholarships could be awarded from 1 to 33 months depending on mobility type, academic or administrative level and Target Group of the candidate.

According to the EM2 rules each candidate has to belong to one of the following Target group:

 

TARGET GROUP 1

  • Nationals of the Latin American countries concerned by the geographical lot* who are registered/work in one of the Latin American Higher Education Institutions member of the Sustain-T partnership; and
  • National of EU countries who are registered/work in one of the European Higher Education Institutions member of the Sustain-T partnership

 

TARGET GROUP 2

  • Nationals of the Latin American countries concerned by the geographical lot*, who:
    Are registered/work in a Higher Education Institutions of these countries that is not included in the partnership (students and staff);
    or
    Have obtained a university degree or equivalent by an institution of these countries (students only) and,
  • Nationals of EU countries who:
    Are either registered/work in a Higher Education Institutions (not included in the partnership) of any European country (students and staff);
    or
    Have obtained a university degree or equivalent by a Higher Education Institutions of any European country (students only)

 

TARGET GROUP 3

  • Nationals of the Latin American countries concerned by the geographical lot*who are in particularly vulnerable situations, for social and political reasons. For example:
    • Having a refugee status or asylum beneficiaries (international or according to the national legislation of one of the European recipient countries) or
    • It can be proved that they have been the object of unjustified expulsion from university on racial ethnic, religious, political, gender or sexual inclination or
    • They belong to an indigenous population targeted by a specific national policy or IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons)

 

* The Latin American Countries concerning by the Lot (Lot 7) are:

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Cile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Messico, Venezuela, Uruguay.

Third-country students must have not resided nor have carried out their main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last 5 years in any European country at the time of submitting their application.
Neither European nor third-country students can benefit from a second scholarship for the same type of mobility under another project under the EMA2-STRAND1. Furthermore, candidates cannot benefit from more than one mobility activity within the same project.

 

Eligible mobilities per length/Target group/Level:

 

Latin America » Europe :

  Exchange mobilities
1 month 6 months 10 months 11 months
TG1 Undergraduates   yes yes  
Masters   yes    
Doctorate       yes
Post-Doctorate     yes  
Staff yes      
TG2 Masters   yes    
Doctorate        
Post-Doctorate     yes  
TG3 Undergraduates   yes yes  
Masters   yes yes  
Doctorate       yes
Post-Doctorate     yes  

 

Europe » Latin America:

  Exchange mobilities
1 month 6 months 8 months 10 months 11 months
TG1 Undergraduates       yes  
Masters       yes  
Doctorate   yes     yes
Post-Doctorate       yes  
Staff yes        
TG2 Masters     yes yes  
Doctorate         yes
Post-Doctorate          
Staff yes        

 

The lengths above are the maximum mobility lengths. Only the start date and end date of the registration at the host university which will be indicated on the Acceptance letter will define the exact mobility length. All mobilities must be finished by the end of the eligibility period of the project: 14 July 2018.

Mobility flows for students and staff between the European or between Latin American institutions involved in the partnership are not eligible.

Internship: Student mobility may include a placement period (max 3 months) in the same country of the hosting HEIs partners, provided that it is preceded by a minimum period of study abroad of six months and that it is recognized as an integral part of the students' programme. The placement should be agreed by all partners concerned and a close monitoring of the students should be ensured.

Staff mobility can start at any time within the project duration and must end within the project eligibility period: 14 July 2018.

 

Financial support

The scholarship covers subsistence, travel costs (return ticket), insurance and tuition fees.

 

Amount of the subsistence allowance:

Type Monthly subsistence
Undergraduates 1 000 €
Masters 1 000 €
Doctorate 1 500 €
Post-Doctoral 1 800 €
Staff 2 500 €

 

SUSTAIN-T project will book a return flight ticket for all SUSTAIN-T fellows, in the limit of the here below table:

Distance from Home/Host university (km) Fixed-amount rate
5000-10000 2 000 €
> 10000 2 500 €

 

EACEA - Privacy Statement

If candidates/applicants are selected (proposed for a scholarship/fellowship, put on the reserve list or enrolled on a self-paying basis) their data may be used for the purposes of evaluating the programmes, efficiently manage the projects, and producing statistics. Data could be made available to the EACEA, the European Commission, the European External Action Service staff, as well as to other stakeholders of the Erasmus+ programme, such as Erasmus+ National Agencies, National Erasmus+ Offices and the Erasmus Mundus Student and Alumni Association.