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UNDERGRADUATES

The BE MUNDUS project (with financial support granted by the European Commission through the Erasmus Mundus Programme) grants scholarships to Brazilian and European undergraduate students to study up to 10 months in some of the best universities in Europe and Brazil. Scholarships include monthly allowance, travel, insurance and tuition fees.

 

BRAZILIAN STUDENTS

 

What can i do?

With BE MUNDUS, you can study as an exchange student at one of the 9 prestigious European universities partners of the BE MUNDUS project between 4 and 1 months, while being enrolled at your university in Brazil.
The programme is open to students in Engineering & Technology and Education & Teacher Training:

06. Engineering, Technology 05. Education, Teacher Training

06.1 Mechanical Engineering
06.2 Electrical Engineering
06.3 Chemical Engineering
06.4 Civil Engineering
06.5 Electronic Engineering, Telecommunications
06.6 Manufacturing Sciences (CAD, CAM, CAE)
06.7 Materials Sciences
06.8 Aeronautical Engineering
06.9 Others: Engineering, Technology

05.1 Teacher Training
05.2 Primary Education
05.3 Secondary Education
05.4 Vocational and Technical Education
05.5 Adult Education
05.6 Special Education
05.7 Educational Science, Comparative Education
05.8 Educational Psychology
05.9 Others: Education and Teaching Formation

 

At the end of the mobility period, you will return to your home university, where the credits taken abroad will be recognized as part of the study programme at your home university.

Interested in applying? Sorry, all calls for undergraduate students are closed. 

 

Where can I go?

9 prestigious European Universities look forward to welcoming you on campus! Browse the academic offer section to find out more about its courses, excellence fields, services and facilities for international students.

  • ITALY - Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”, Rome (coordinator)
  • ITALY - Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”, Rome
  • PORTUGAL - Universidade do Porto, Porto
  • PORTUGAL - Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon
  • BELGIUM - Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussel, Belgium
  • UNITED KINGDOM - Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff
  • GERMANY - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Karlsruhe
  • CROATIA - University of Zagreb, Zagreb
  • POLAND - Silesian University Of Technology Gliwice

 

Who can apply?

BE MUNDUS is open to Brazilian undergraduates studying in the fields of Engineering & Technology and Education & Teacher Training. (What can I do?)
In order to be eligible for a BE MUNDUS scholarship, applicants need to fulfil a set of minimum requirements. In particular, applicants must:

  • Be a Brazilian national;
  • Not have resided nor have carried out their main activity (studies, work, etc) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of the 28 Member States of the European Union at the time of submitting their application;
  • Not have benefited in the past from an Erasmus Mundus scholarship for the same type of mobility (e.g. undergraduate);
  • Have sufficient knowledge of the language of the courses or of one of the languages currently spoken in the host countries. For further information, see the specific requirements of the academic offers.
  • Have successfully completed at least one year of studies in their home institution.

Moreover, you must fit into one of the following ‘target groups’:

  • Be currently enrolled at one of the BE MUNDUS partner universities (click here to check the full list of partner institutions) – TARGET GROUP 1

OR

  • Be in a particularly vulnerable situation for social and political reasons (TARGET GROUP 3). For example:
    • you have a refugee status or are an asylum beneficiary (international or according to the national legislation of one of the European recipient countries), or
    • it can be proven that you have been the object of unjustified expulsion from university on racial, ethnic, religious, political, gender or sexual inclination, or
    • you belong to an indigenous population targeted by a specific national policy or IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons

NB: In addition to these criteria, some universities may require other conditions and/or skills. Please check the list of host universities and their ‘descriptions’ for further information.

 

TARGET GROUPS

The Erasmus Mundus programme is open to different categories of students, defined as ‘Target Groups’. Each of the Target Groups has different types of mobility scholarships available. NB: Undergraduate scholarships are not open to TARGET GROUP 2 students.

TARGET GROUP 1: Applicants who are currently enrolled at one of the BE MUNDUS partner universities (click here to check the full list of partner institutions).
TARGET GROUP 2: Applicants registered at a Brazilian university which is not partner of BE MUNDUS or which is an associated partner of BE MUNDUS.
TARGET GROUP 3: Applicants who are in a particularly vulnerable situation for social and political reasons. For example:

  • they have 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)
You will have to upload in section 10 of the application form (10. Documents upload) in the field "Proof of social/political vulnerable situation" one amongst the following documents:

a) an official proof that you entered the university through the 'sistema de cotas'
OR
b) a declaration signed by both you and the "Coordenadoria de Ações Afirmativas" or equivalent offices stating that the student belongs to an ethnic minority/vulnerable group.
OR
c) a declaration similar to the above but released by an NGO/organization working in the field of indigenous policies.

Should you be in a condition of proven economic vulnerability you can still be considered eligible as target group 3, subsequently to a communication of the European Commission of the 22 October 2014. In that case you will have to attach the following documents:

a) an official proof that you entered the university through the law regarding the 'cotas' (students that have attended the full cycle of secondary education in public schools)
OR
b) a certificate of belonging to the bolsa familia programme.

How to apply?

Sorry, all calls for undergraduate students are closed.


STEP BY STEP APPLICATION PROCESS:

  • Are you eligible to apply? Check the eligibility requirements here before starting your application!
  • Register on the BE MUNDUS website
  • Read the Guidelines for Applicants carefully. This document contains detailed information about the application procedure. We strongly advise you to read it before starting to fill in the Application Form » PDF Guidelines for Applicants
  • Gather all the documents required for your applications, as listed in the guidelines.
  • Prepare the word application form. This Word (.doc) version is intended to facilitate the preparation of the information and documents for application by allowing you to progressively introduce the details and information required. It does not replace the online application.
  • Copy and paste the word application form into the online application form. Only online applications submitted via the online system will be accepted. If an applicant submits more than one application, the system will automatically consider the most recent one.

 

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

All applicants are required to submit the following documents together with their online application. Incomplete applications will automatically be rejected without appeal possibility.

  • Photo
  • Video (optional)
  • Passport or other official national identification proof
  • Copy of degree(s) or certificate proving the obtained degree
  • Transcript of records
  • Learning Agreement (draft)
  • Recommendation letter and/or statement of support from the home university- This document must confirm that your home institution supports your application and shall be dated, signed and stamped by the the home institution.
  • Language Certificate - where applicable: English or the relevant language of instruction at the host university (check requirements!)
    NB: online English language certificates (e.g. IELTS) are accepted by all EU universities. Only Cardiff Metropolitan University however requires that, in addition to the online certificate, a scan of the paper copy is sent before 5 January 2015.
  • Declaration of Honour (Download example)
  • Physical disability (Optional)
  • Socio-economic vulnerability (Optional)
  • Refugee or asylum status (only for Target 3 applicants, where applicable)
  • Other documents relevant for the application (Optional)

 

For further information, please check the application guidelines and application form.

 

SELECTION CRITERIA

 

The evaluation is done in the following way:

1. Academic merit (75%): academic grades, relevant previous knowledge, additional qualifications or prices, involvement in research and/or publications
2. Language capacity to follow courses at the host university (YES/NO): whether the applicant meets the language requirements of the host university. Should the applicant not meet the requirements, he/she will be automatically rejected.
3. Motivation (25%):
motivation to study at that university, indication of which courses to take there, awareness of the wider implication of a study period abroad for the home country, relevant recommendation letter

 

Scholarships

Selected undergraduate applicants will receive a monthly allowance of 1.000 EUR to cover subsistence costs in the host city. Moreover, grantees are paid a return ticket to and from the location of the host university/higher education institution (based on fixed rates linked to the distance in kilometres), as well as a full insurance scheme (health, travel, accident). Students are also exempted from the payment of tuition fees at the host institution, as the tuition fees (when applicable) will be covered by BE MUNDUS.
Undergraduate scholarships are available for TARGET GROUP 1 and TARGET GROUP 3 students only.

 

Search for your course!

In order to check the courses/activities available at each host institution, please select the type of mobility you wish to apply to, according to the existing options:
Academic offer

 

Accommodation

Each host institution will support selected applicants in finding suitable accommodation either within available student residences and/or in private housing.
For further information on housing, visit the specific websites of your chosen host institution.

 

Visas and Immigration

Each host institution will support selected applicants in applying for a national long-term study visa. Approximately 3-4 months before departure, you will receive a formal invitation letter by your host institution. You will need to submit the invitation letter together with your visa application at the consulate of your host country in Brazil (e.g. Italian consulate in Sao Paulo).
In order to apply for a visa, you usually need to submit the following documents:

  • Visa Application Form (long-term study visa)
  • Passport size-photo
  • Valid passport. NB: the passport needs to be valid for at least 3 months additional to the duration of your visa (e.g. for a 10months visa, your passport needs to be valid for 13 months starting from the visa starting date).
  • Copy of scholarship contract (sent by Sapienza to all scholarship holders)
  • Letter of invitation by host institution
  • Copy of health insurance (provided by Sapienza to all scholarship holders)

Additional documents may be required by the country’s consulate.

 


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