F.A.Q.

  1. Is Erasmus Mundus Action 2 part of the recently launched Erasmus Mundus II (2009-2013)?
  2. Which types of individual mobility flows are targeted?
  3. Can I have more information on this program and scholarships?
  4. Can I apply for an Erasmus Mundus Action 2 scholarship if I have already obtained a scholarship?
  5. Can I use the EMA 2 scholarship to study at any university of my choice?
  6. What is a target group and how many target groups exist?
  7. What target group (TG) do I belong to?
  8. What kind of activities/programmes can I participate in at the European Universities?
  9. Can I submit more that one application?
  10. Can I apply to more than one university?
  11. What is meant by uploading certificates / degrees / language tests? Why do I need to provide these?
  12. Can I send my documents in another language than English?
  13. I haven't got a valid passport. What can I do?
  14. What should I do if I don't yet hold the required academic certificates?
  15. What does Proof of special conditions mean?
  16. Can I send scanned documents only or do I also have to send them by regular mail?
  17. Where do I send the documents by regular mail?
  18. Can I update my application?
  19. Who selects students and academic staff for mobility flows?
  20. How will I know if I get accepted or not?
  21. When is the individual mobility flow to start?
  22. Do I need to make an initial registration to the host university?
  23. How can I get a visa?
  24. What kind of services can I expect to be offered by my host institution as an incoming student, scholar or staff member?
  25. Who pays the allocated amounts to students, scholars and staff and how?
  26. Can grantees be charged tuition fees at the Host University?
  27. What is the Work Plan Proposal?
  28. What kind of academic recognition is given at the end of the mobility period?

Answers

  1. Is Erasmus Mundus Action 2 part of the recently launched Erasmus Mundus II (2009-2013)?

    EMA 2 is integrated as Action II "Partnerships" under the new Erasmus Mundus II programme always aiming at promoting institutional cooperation and mobility activities.

  2. Which types of individual mobility flows are targeted?

    The EMA 2 program allows for 5 types of individual mobility: Undergraduate, Master, Doctorate, Post-Doctorate, Staff. These types of mobility are targeted depending on the specific geographical window concerned. The Argentinean geographical window includes only 3 of these: Doctorates, Post-doctorate, Academic staff.

  3. Can I have more information on this program and scholarships?

    All information on the project and available scholarships is available on this website. If you have any doubts after after reviewing the site, please contact the project coordinators that your will find in the Partnership page.

  4. Can I apply for an Erasmus Mundus Action 2 scholarship if I have already obtained a scholarship?

    You cannot benefit from a second scholarship for the same type of mobility under another project under the EMA2-STRAND1. You cannot benefit from more than one scholarship within ARCOIRIS project. However, you can apply if you have received scholarships from other programs.

  5. Can I use the EMA 2 scholarship to study at any university of my choice?

    You can choose to apply among the European partner universities. Mobilities towards Argentina and among Argentinean institutions are not eligible.

  6. What is a target group and how many target groups exist?

    A target group is a group of students/scholars having the same characteristics regarding the institution/country of origin and/or personal situation. There are 2 target groups as described in the ARCOIRIS page of this web site.

  7. What target group (TG) do I belong to?

    If at the time of submitting the application:

    1)      you are registered/enrolled in one of the partner universities: TG1;

    2)      you are registered/enrolled in one of the associate institutions: TG2;

    3)      you are registered/enrolled in an Argentinean university not included in the partnership: TG2;

    4)      you are not currently registered/enrolled in one of the Argentinean partner universities but you hold a degree of one of them: TG2;

    5)      you are not currently registered/enrolled in any university but you hold a degree of an Argentinean universities: TG2;

  8. What kind of activities/programmes can I participate in at the European Universities?

    We invite you to visit the Fields of Study page on this web site and to carefully check the websites of the European partner Universities.

  9. Can I submit more that one application?

    You must submit only one application.

    In case after closing your application you realise that it is incomplete or incorrect, please submit a new application and inform the project coordinator through email. In case you submit more that one application, only the last submitted one will be considered valid.

  10. Can I apply to more than one university?

    We recommend you to apply to more than one university in order to increase your possibilities of being accepted for your specialized field of studies. You can submit up to 3 applications to different universities.

  11. What is meant by uploading certificates / degrees / language tests? Why do I need to provide these?

    Uploading documents means that you have to scan your documents and attach them to your online application. This documentation is necessary to prove that you are eligible and have the specific requirements needed. If you wish to apply, you have to make sure to upload all the required documents. An incomplete application will not be considered in the selection process. Please note: all certificates/degrees have to be certified by stamps of the university. Sending documents by other means (like emails or post) is not allowed.

  12. Can I send my documents in another language than English?

    All communications and all official documents including diplomas / transcripts of records/ certificates etc., should be in English or should have attached an English translation certified by your university. This does not count for passports.

  13. I haven't got a valid passport. What can I do?

    If you can't get a passport before the deadline, we ask you to upload a copy of your national identity card or birth certificate. This is sufficient for your initial application. Once you get selected, we will ask you to send us your passport details.

  14. What should I do if I don't yet hold the required academic certificates?

    At the moment of applying you must hold the required certification (e.g. the Undergraduate diploma if you are applying for a PhD mobility). Only in case you do not hold the final degree certificate you can upload a provisional academic certificate. Please note that the use false declarations/documents will automatically cause your expulsion from the program. The full required certificates will be requested for registering at the host university.

  15. What does Proof of special conditions mean?

    It is an official document proving a disability or an economical disadvantaged condition.

  16. Can I send scanned documents only or do I also have to send them by regular mail?

    You must upload scanned documents only. No paper copies or email messages will be accepted in the application phase. Please make sure that the scanned documents are clear and readable in all their parts (try it out by printing them). Illegible documents may cause you to be considered ineligible. After you have been selected, original documents may be required by your host university.

  17. Where do I send the documents by regular mail?

    Please, do not send any document before the host university asks specifically for the documents. The university will tell you the address and to whom you are supposed to send the application.

  18. Can I update my application?

    Before closing the application, you may delete your uploaded documents and change your application until the call for applications deadline. Remember to close your application before the call for applications deadline: only closed applications can be considered in the selection process.

  19. Who selects students and academic staff for mobility flows?

    The Partnership is responsible for the organization, selection and the implementation of the individuals' mobility. For more details, please see Selection page.

  20. How will I know if I get accepted or not?

    At the end of the selection process, the Partnership will inform you on the outcome by email. If you have been selected, you will need to confirm your acceptance. Moreover, the outcomes of the selection process will be published on the project web site (Selection page).

  21. When is the individual mobility flow to start?

    For the call for applications 2011/2012 it is mandatory for all individual mobility flows covered by the specific agreement to start during the academic year 2012/2013, by the 31st December 2012 at the latest. The exceptions to this rule are described in the ARCOIRIS page.

    If your application has not been selected in the 2011/2012 call. You can apply again in the following ARCOIRIS Call(s) for proposals if the type of mobility you are interested in is available.

  22. Do I need to make an initial registration to the host university?

    No. If you get nominated, you will receive information from the host university on how to proceed with the course/programme application.

  23. How can I get a visa?

    Once you have received an official confirmation that you have been accepted for participation in the mobility scheme, you will have to apply for a visa in your home country by contacting the embassy of your host country. You should take into account that obtaining a visa can take some time. The International Relations Office at your Host university is a useful contact to turn to in case you need advice on how to proceed. Your host university will provide you with an invitation letter for VISA request.

  24. What kind of services can I expect to be offered by my host institution as an incoming student, scholar or staff member?

    According to the rules of the programme, the host institutions are required to provide practical information and assistance to help students/staff settle in and get acquainted with the host university. Services provided may include, for example, linguistic support in the form of language courses, information on housing facilities, activities encouraging social integration, and services for students with a family or special needs. Find further information about each university on the respective website.

  25. Who pays the allocated amounts to students, scholars and staff and how?

    The project Partnership is responsible for paying the grants to students, scholars and staff. Partnerships are free to establish their own payment modalities provided they respect the full amount to be paid out and that the payments are performed on a regular basis, preferable on a monthly basis and for periods not longer than three months. Payments will be transferred by your Host University to your European bank account.

  26. Can grantees be charged tuition fees at the Host University?

    No tuition or registration fees will be requested by the host universities to any of the participants, at any level. Target Group 1 students will continue paying their registration fees in their university of origin.

  27. What is the Work Plan Proposal?

    It is a document outlining the research/teaching/training activities that Doctorate post Doctorate and Staff beneficiaries intend to carry out at the host University and thus providde information on what you want to achieve during your stay abroad. It has to be agreed upon with the relevant person at your home university and by an equivalent authority in the host University.

  28. What kind of academic recognition is given at the end of the mobility period?

    At the end of a mobility period covering only part of a curriculum – lasting from one semester to one academic year or more -, the student/scholar must complete a Final Report that has to be signed form the academic referent of the host university. Doctorate exchange students should obtain a transcript of records specifying the marks obtained for each of the courses attended, only in case they have previously subscribed the Learning Agreement table included in their Work Plan Proposal. The Final Report and, where applicable, the transcript of records must be used by the home institution for recognising the study period abroad as part of the general curriculum required for obtaining the final degree.
     Doctorate exchanges which will lead to the award of double diplomas or joint diplomas are warmly encouraged.
     For individual mobility flows covering the totality of the curriculum required for obtaining a degree, this latter will be issued by the host institution.