What can i do?

With BE MUNDUS, you can work for 1 month at one of the 9 prestigious European universities partners of the BE MUNDUS project. The programme is open to both academic (professors in the field of Engineering & Technology – see table below) and administrative staff.
Academic and administrative staff scholarships offer additional opportunities for personal and professional development, through the possibility of doing practical training, research and teaching in a partner institution. This involves the active participation in teaching, research and daily office activities.

06. Engineering, Technology

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


Interested in applying? Sorry, all calls for staff members are closed. 


Where can I go?

9 prestigious European Universities look forward to welcoming you on campus!

  • 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 academic and administrative staff. In order to be eligible to for a BE MUNDUS scholarship, you need to fulfill a set of minimum requirements. In particular, you must:

  • Be a Brazilian national
  • Work full time at any Brazilian university;
  • Have sufficient knowledge of English and/or the language of the research offer. For further information, see the specific requirements listed in the work offers.
  • Not have benefited in the past from a BE MUNDUS scholarship for the same type of mobility (except for staff.);
  • Base the mobility assignments on the partnership agreements and the sustainability strategy defined by the consortium members;
  • Agree on the programme together with the home and host universities: lectures or administrative work to be delivered by the visiting staff; research activities to be carried out; the type of training to be followed; etc.

In general terms, during the selection process priority will be given to mobility projects that:

  • promote the implementation of new cooperation activities such as bilateral agreements for mobility;
  • foresee the participation of the staff in seminars, workshops on relevant topics for the cooperation of both Universities;
  • allow the expansion/creation of local and regional management and organizational structures, namely International Office, research groups (…);
  • lead to the implementation of tools to allow a more dynamic academic structure of Brazilian institutions benefiting from the Bologna Process and the wide EU experience;
  • strengthen the international cooperation capacity of Higher Education institutions involved in the partnership;
  • consolidate and extend links between departments and faculties;
  • prepare future cooperation projects between institutions, namely under Erasmus Mundus, Erasmus+ and non- EU Programmes;
  • create synergies among EU and Brazilian Higher Education System through the use of ECTS, Diploma Supplement, among others.
  • allow progress in the application of ECTS or other systems of study recognition between partner institutions;


How to apply?

Sorry, all calls for staff members are closed.


  • 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
  • Prepare the word application form. This Word (.doc) version is intended to facilitate the preparation of the information and documents for the application form 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.



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
  • 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 (where applicable).In the case of post-doc and staff mobility, such letter should also declare that your office/department will allow you to take a leave for the whole duration of the mobility period. It must be signed by the head of department (post-doc and academic staff) or the head of office (administrative staff)
  • Language Certificate - where applicable: English or the relevant language of instruction at the host university (check requirements!)
  • 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.




The evaluation is done in the following way:

  • Scientific merit/previous work experience (60%) relevant previous knowledge and diplomas, involvement in research, publications (academic staff only), previous relevant research/work experience, qualifications or prices, etc.
  • Research/work project (20%) quality of research proposal and relevance to the host university research fields;
  • Motivation (10%) motivation to carry out research at that university, awareness of the wider implication of a study period abroad for the home country, relevant recommendation letter, etc.;
  • Language proficiency (10%) how far does the applicant meet the language requirements of the host university



Selected applicants will receive a monthly allowance of 2.500 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 (based on fixed rates linked to the distance in kilometers), as well as a full insurance scheme (health, travel, accident).


Search for your work offer!

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



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