Basileus V - Scholarships for academic exchange between EU and Western Balkans

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Publication date
November 1, 2013
Deadline
February 2, 2014
Short description
Basileus V is an Erasmus Mundus Action 2 project and is funded by the European Commission.  The project consortium consists of 10 EU universities and 10 universities in the Western Balkans. Basileus V provides funding for academic mobility from Bachelor to staff from:
  • any Western Balkan institution to one of the EU partner universities 
  • an EU university to one of the Western Balkan partner universities
Via a so-called Target Group 2 any national of the participating Western Balkan countries can apply for a scholarship (except for Bachelor), on condition they have obtained a higher education degree in the Western Balkans. Also EU nationals can apply for a scholarship (except for Bachelor), on condition that they are registered at or obtained a degree from an EU university.For more detailed eligibility criteria, please check this link. Eligible Western Balkan countries are: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo* (under UNSCR 1244/99) and Serbia.

More information on Basileus I, Basileus II, Basileus III and Basileus IV can be found here
More information on the current project Basileus V can be found here.

Additional information about the call

For whom?

Students and staff members of all partner universities, both from the Western Balkan countries and the EU, as well as other nationals from the WEstern Balkans and the EU, can apply for scholarships.
All types of mobility are given a chance: Bachelor, Master, PhD, postdoc and staff. You can check the mobility scheme in detail here. Please note that there is some flexibility in this schedule. 
 
In which academic disciplines?
 
Priority goes to Social Sciences, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Business/Management and Languages/Philology. Other fields of study however are allowed as well. You can find an overview of all disciplines here. In order to have more information about programmes at every university, please check the section "partners" on this website. 

Download our Basileus folder and the Basileus posters.

Questions on applications can only be answered until Thursday evening 30 January (17.00h).

Before applying online: 
  • Check the eligibility criteria!
  • Check the info sheets and academic offers of the requested host universities;
  • Check theoverview of the scholarships on offer;
  • Consider contacting the department where you would like to study: this way you will obtain more information on their study opportunities and formalities;
  • Take note of the difference between exchange and degree and know that there are much more scholarships for exchange than for degree:
    • exchange mobility takes place during your studies: you enroll at home and the results obtained during 1 or 2 semesters abroad are recognised for your degree at your home university
    • degree mobility takes place after your studies: you enroll at the host university and obtain your degree there, there is no connection anymore with your home university
  • Read the guidelines for applicants of your category:
  • Bachelor and master exchange
  • Master degree  
  • PhD and Postdoc exchange
  • Staff exchange

Below you can find an overview of the applications per type of mobility, more details are posted on the news section:

 

 

Applications

Grants Available

Selected candidates

BA 1 semester

8 %

15 %

15 %

BA 1 year

13 %

15 %

15 %

MA 1 semester

5 %

12 %

10 %

MA 1 year

18 %

16 %

16 %

MA 2 years

31 %

7 %

8 %

PhD 6 months

2 %

3 %

4 %

PhD 10 months

3 %

7 %

7 %

PhD 34 months

9 %

3 %

4 %

Postdoc 6 months

1 %

3 %

3 %

Postdoc 10 months

2 %

2 %

3 %

Staff 1 month

8 %

15 %

15 %

Type
  • bilateral
  • Interdisciplinary / cross-thematic
  • Other
Geographical focus
  • European Union (EU 28)
  • WBC
Scientific focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
  • General

Entry created by Desiree Pecarz on January 24, 2014
Modified on February 19, 2014