Applicants from the South African partner universities can either apply for an exchange period abroad (1 semester) or for a full taught master degree (1 or 2 academic years). Applicants from the non-partner universities can only apply for degree studies (1 or 2 academic years).
Exchange students (only Target Group 1)
Students from South African partner universities who are currently enrolled in a master programme or who will be enrolled next academic year can apply for an exchange period in Europe for the 2013 fall semester. It is mandatory to discuss your plans with your supervisor/faculty coordinator concerned if you wish to apply for an exchange period abroad in order to make sure that the study period abroad can be recognized at home. Courses at the home university need to be replaced by courses at the host university. The courses that will be taken at the host university need to be listed in what is called a 'learning agreement'. This document needs to be approved by both the home and host university. The learning agreement will guarantee the recognition of your credits obtained at the host university in your home university in South Africa. Generally one semester adds up to 30 ECTS credits.
Applicants for an exchange scholarship are required to upload a preliminary learning agreement (courses) or study plan (research work) together with their online application. The preliminary learning agreement or study plan does not have to be officially approved yet at the time of application. It needs to give a realistic indication though of your study plan abroad.
More information about available courses (in English) can be found via the info sheets of the partner universities.
Interested candidates can check the academic offer of the European partner universities for degree seeking students in the project database
via the application instructions page
. Specific programme details and admission requirements can be found via the project database. Please be sure to upload all required documents and information, specific to the master programme you're applying for, in the online application form.
The available master courses are either one year programmes (60 ECTS credits) or two year programmes (120 ECTS credits). All universities offer a considerable amount of full taught English master programmes.
Master students, both exchange and degree, should start their mobility in the fall semester of 2013. Please check the info sheets of the partner universities for specific information on the academic calendar.
Master applicants can submit two applications.
Applicants who wish to apply for two study programmes have to submit two seperate applications and have to identify their first and second choice in the application form.