Call for applications for staff and student mobility with partner universities in Namibia and Botswana is now open

Also see funding opportunities for mobility with South Africa

Alliance 4 Universities has been awarded funds under Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility programme (Action KA107). Through these funds, students and staff from non-European partner universities (see Call for details) and from A4U universities have the opportunity to participate in mobility schemes.

Who can apply? Staff and doctoral students.

How long can the mobility be? For PhD students the mobility can be from 3 to 5 months long. For staff, 7 days are covered by the grant: 5 days for teaching (or training, or both) and 2 days for travel.

What expenses are covered by the grant? A fixed monthly (for students) or daily (for staff) allowance and a travel quota to cover the travel expenses, which will vary depending on the distance between the sending country and Spain.

When can the mobility be carried out? The mobilities should take place during 2022-2023 academic year, and end by 31 July 2023.

What are the application deadlines? 10 October 2022.

How to apply?

  • Read carefully the relevant call for applications.
  • Check the applicants’ guide (below) for step-by-step instructions on how to complete the application.
  • Check participating universities factsheets below for their course/research offer, available services and contact details.
  • Complete the online application form in your category of mobility, attaching the requested documents. Applicants are strongly advised to submit their applications well before the deadline so that their applications can be checked and omissions adddressed if any.

Call for applications for mobility of PhD students and staff with Namibia and Botswana, 4th round

Applicants’ guides: for  Bachelor, Master, PhD students and staff

Table of equivalence of B2 level in English to other English certificates

Fields of education codes to be used in learning and mobility agreements

Erasmus+ programme guide

Guides for selected mobility participants: incoming staff, outgoing staff, incoming students, outgoing students

Guide for academic staff who consider hosting an Erasmus+ PhD student

Factsheets of all partner universities:

Spain: Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Universitat Pompeu Fabra en Barcelona

Russia: Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU)Higher School of Economics, Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH), Moscow Power Engineering Institute,  North-West Institute of Management branch of RANEPA (St. Petersburg),  Saint Petersburg State Polytechnic UniversitySouthern Federal University, RANEPA (Moscow)

South Africa: University of the Witwatersrand, University of Pretoria, Stellenbosch UniversityUniversity of Cape Town, University of the Free State, University of the Western Cape

Iran: Amirkabir University of Technology, University of Tehran, Allameh Tabataba’i University

Indonesia: Airlangga University, Bandung Institute of Technology, BINUS UniversityUniversitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, Universitas Gadjah MadaUniversitas Indonesia, Telkom University

Vietnam: Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City, University of Hanoi (HANU), RMIT Vietnam

Thailand: Chulalongkorn University, Mahidol University, Thammasat University, Khon Kaen Uinversity

Malaysia: University of Malaya, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Universiti Sains Malaysia

India: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Delhi, Indian Institute of Science of Bangalore, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Indian Institute of Technology of Delhi, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Symbiosis International University in Pune, St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai

Namibia: University of Namibia (UNAM)Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST)

Botswana: University of Botswana (UB), Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (BUAN), Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST), Botswana Accountancy College (BAC)

Application for mobility of Bachelor students (not applicable to the call for applications for Namibia and Botswana)

  • Application Form
  • – Transcript of Records
  • Learning Agreement (fill in the 1st page only. Those who apply for mobility to Spain should have their learning agreement signed by the sending institution and the applicant. Signatures can be scanned.)
  • – Letter of support provided by the sending university, indicating the average mark for the applicant’s transcript of records, and confirming that the applicant’s level of English is at least B2.
  • – Recommendation letter in Spanish or in English, to be sent directly by the referee to coordinacion@a-4u.eu with “Recommendation letter” in the subject line, by the application deadline).
  • – Motivation letter

Application for mobility of Master students (not applicable to the call for applications for Namibia and Botswana)

  • Application Form
  • – Transcript of Records for both the Bachelor degree and Master courses already taken.
  • Learning Agreement (fill in the 1st page only. Those who apply for mobility to Spain should have their learning agreement signed by the sending institution and the applicant. Signatures can be scanned.)
  • – Letter of support provided by the sending university, indicating the average mark for each of the applicant’s transcripts of records, and confirming that the applicant’s level of English is at least B2.
  • – Recommendation letter in Spanish or in English, to be sent directly by the referee to coordinacion@a-4u.eu with “Recommendation letter” in the subject line, by the application deadline.
  • – Motivation letter

Application for mobility of PhD students

  • Application Form
  • Learning Agreement for PhD students (Fill in the first 2 pages only. Only proposals signed by both sending and receiving institutions and the applicant will be accepted. Signatures can be scanned)
  • – CV
  • – Recommendation letter in English or Spanish, to be sent directly by the referee to coordinacion@a-4u.eu, with “Recommendation letter” in the subject field by 27 May 2022.

Application for mobility for teaching, training or both

Contact details at A4U universities

Mobility Office at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB):

erasmus.ka107@uab.cat / +34 93 586 8256

Mobility Office at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM):

erasmus.ka107.em@uam.es / +34 91 497 2935

Mobility Office at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M):

proyectos_internacionales@uc3m.es / +34 91 624 86 58

Mobility Office at Universidad Pompeu Fabra (UPF):

oma.incoming@upf.edu / +34 935 422 504 (for queries of  Bachelor and Master students)

silvia.vilanova@upf.edu / +34 935 422 063 (for queries of PhD students and staff)

Funding opportunities offered by the Association of Spanish Researchers in South Africa:

Early Reseacher Career Award

Mobility grants for South Africa for researchers from A4U