EMP-AIM Project


    EMP-AIM is a Partnership of 17 Universities from European countries, Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova, which aims to build a structured and sustainable cooperation between the involved universities and thus to strengthen academic, cultural, economic collaboration between the European and Eastern Europe region countries. The project EMP-AIM is coordinated by Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania). 

    EMP-AIM offers scholarships for undergraduate, master, doctoral, post-doctoral students and staff mobilities:
    • from Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine to study, teach or research at 8 European Partner;
    • from 8 European partner universities to study, teach or research at 9 partner universities in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine.

    The EMP-AIM scholarships are funded by the European Commission under Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Programme and will cover subsistence allowance, travel, insurance and participation fees (if applicable). 

    The project EMP-AIM has the following objectives:
    1. To contribute to the intercultural understanding, mutual enrichment of societies through developed actual skills, needed for the societies, also openness and cultural sensitivity of personality with international experience which will be gained in the mobility activities.
    2. To strengthen academic, cultural, economic collaboration between the EU and targeted Eastern European countries.
    3. To give positive effect to the career prospects for students in their home countries and further contribute to better governance and social cohesion in the Partnership countries.
    4. To build better opportunities for joint study programmes and joint degrees implementation, and joint research projects between the countries involved.
    5. To enable good students from vulnerable groups with equal chances and thus spread European social and democratic values.

    EMP-AIM Call for applications (Cohort I) 31 January 2012
    Application final deadline- for all applicants 18 March 2012       
    Application assessment

    19-31 March 2012  

    Project Selection Committees assessment and PMC approval
    Meeting of PMC in LOT8 country (Ukraine)
    25-26 April 2012
    Dissemination of application results to applicants 30 April 2012
    Deadline for appeals 3 May 2012
    Dissemination of application results to hosting Partners 15 May, 2012
    Start of all mobility activities of Cohort I September-November 2012 (before 31 December 2012 at the latest)
    Call for applications (Cohort II) November 2012
    Assessment, PSC selection, approval of selection by PMC
    PMC Meeting in EU country (Austria)
    January- February 2013

    February 2013
    Start of all mobility activities of Cohort II September-November 2013 (before 31 December 2013 at the latest)
    Call for applications (Cohort III) November 2013
    Assessment, PSC selection, approval of selection by PMC
    PMC Meeting in EU country (Hungary)
    February-April  2014

    February 2014
    Start of all mobility activities of Cohort III September-November 2014 (before 31 December 2014 at the latest)
    Final PMC meeting to evaluate entire project
    Meeting of PMC in LOT8 country (Ukraine)
    September-October 2015

    Erasmus Mundus

    Erasmus Mundus is a cooperation and mobility programme in the field of higher education that aims to enhance the quality of European higher education and to promote dialogue and understanding between people and cultures through cooperation with Third-Countries. In addition, it contributes to the development of human resources and the international cooperation capacity of Higher education institutions in Third Countries by increasing mobility between the European Union and these countries.

    The Erasmus Mundus programme provides support to:
    • higher education institutions that wish to implement joint programmes at postgraduate level (Action 1) or to set-up inter-institutional cooperation partnerships between universities from Europe and targeted Third-Countries (Action 2);
    • individual students, researchers and university staff who wish to spend a study / research / teaching period in the context of one of the above mentioned joint programmes or cooperation partnerships (Action 1 and Action 2);
    • any organisation active in the field of higher education that wishes to develop projects aimed at enhancing the attractiveness, profile, visibility and image of European higher education worldwide (Action 3).
    Erasmus Mundus Action 2 supports Partnerships between European and Third Country higher education institutions including scholarships and fellowships for mobility at all academic levels.

    For more detailed information on Erasmus Mundus please visit the homepage: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/index_en.php