Description of the project

 

The DREAM Partnership

The DREAM Consortium comprises 8 European universities, 12 ACP Countries' Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and a group of Associations. This project is being implemented within the framework of the Erasmus Mundus, Action 2 – STRAND 1, Lot 18, ACP Countries.

Among this initiative’s main goals, one can point out:

  • Strengthening institutional cooperation by allowing a better knowledge of the partners and countries’ different HESystems through staff training meetings and workshops and also creating new partnership prospects;
     
  • Empowering partner and associate ACP Higher Education Institutions, training and motivating them to become drivers of knowledge transfer in their country/region by enhancing their teaching capacity and quality through the transfer of EU and some ACP Higher Education Institutions’ academic best practices;
     
  • Developing ACP HE through the capacity building of partner/associates’ Human Resources in new thematic fields not covered by their syllabus. These new fields will contribute to the Higher Education Institutions’ development and will also offer new training aspirations to students and staff;
     
  • Building of management capacity through the successful transfer of know-how in mobility procedures and studies recognition;
     
  • Consolidating the cooperation towards its sustainability: The UNIPRISE network will have a major contribution to this goal;
     
  • Enhancing the academic performance of ACP students through the implementation of new initiatives (e.g. mandatory language courses to enhance their skills, allowing them to explore new mobility opportunities beyond their traditional “comfort zone”);
     
  • Generating a solid academic/research cooperation fostering co-tutelle and joint degree awards;
     
  • Establishing a liaison with ACP actors and stakeholders, mainly through the UNIPRISE network, promoting the development of Higher Education cooperation through curricular internships, work positions and support to mobility of top level students and staff.
     

To achieve these objectives, the project foresees 190 mobilities, divided in two cohorts.

 

Scholarships:

The available scholarships are:

For ACP candidates:

  • Master (Full): 1 year
  • Master (Mobility): 10 months
     

Eligible areas of study

According to the Guidelines of the Erasmus Mundus Programme, the mobility flows within the scope of this Project are possible in the 16 study fields:

  • 01.0 - Agriculture Sciences
     
  • 02.0 - Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning
     
  • 03.0 - Art and Design
     
  • 04.0 - Business Studies, Management Science
     
  • 05.0 - Education, Teacher Training
     
  • 06.0 - Engineering, Technology
     
  • 07.0 - Geography, Geology
     
  • 08.0 - Humanities
     
  • 09.0 - Languages and Philological Sciences
     
  • 10.0 - Law
     
  • 11.0 - Mathematics, Informatics
     
  • 12.0 - Medical Sciences
     
  • 13.0 - Natural Sciences
     
  • 14.0 - Social Sciences
     
  • 15.0 - Communication and Information Sciences
     
  • 16.0 - Other Areas of Study
     

Please notice that the field of study will be taken into consideration in the selection process together with other factors such as application’s grade, balance between institutions, gender and other cross-cutting issues, etc. The final selection will prioritize those areas considered as most important for each institution and country, as indicated below. It doesn’t mean, though, that applicants from the other eligible areas mentioned above may not be selected.

However, the partnership has established some priority fields of study as a way to contribute to the countries’ and Universities’ development:

 

Region Country Partner Priority areas
Central Africa Chad UNDJ

All eligible areas

Gabon USTM 01.0 - Agriculture Sciences
06.0 - Engineering, Technology
07.0 - Geology
11.0 - Mathematics, Informatics
13.0 - Natural Sciences
Eastern and Southern Africa Ethiopia DU 01.0 - Agriculture Sciences
05.0 - Education, Teacher Training
06.0 - Engineering, Technology
12.0 - Medical Sciences
Madagascar UA

All eligible areas

Southern Africa Angola UJES 02.0 - Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning
01.0 - Agriculture Sciences
10.0 - Law
12.0 - Medical Sciences
14.0 - Economics
Mozambique UEM 01.0 - Agriculture Sciences
02.0 - Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning
04.0 - Business Studies, Management Science
06.0 - Engineering, Technology
07.0 - Geography, Geology
16.0 - Other Areas of Study
Zambia CBU All eligible areas
Western Africa Cape Verde UNICV 02.0 - Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning
03.0 - Art and Design
04.0 - Business Studies, Management Science
08.0 - Humanities
Nigeria UNN 01.0 - Agriculture Sciences
02.0 - Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning
03.0 - Art and Design
04.0 - Business Studies, Management Science
05.0 - Education, Teacher Training
06.0 - Engineering, Technology
07.0 - Geography, Geology
14.0 - Social Sciences
16.0 - Other Areas of Study
Caribbean Trinidad and Tobago UWI 01.0 - Agriculture Sciences
06.0 - Engineering, Technology
11.0 - Mathematics, Informatics
12.0 - Medical Sciences
13.0 - Natural Sciences
Pacific Timor-Leste UNTL 01.0 - Agriculture Sciences
06.0 - Engineering, Technology
09.0 - Languages and Philological Sciences
10.0 - Law
Fiji USP 01.0 - Agriculture Sciences
05.0 - Education, Teacher Training
06.0 - Engineering, Technology
14.0 - Social Sciences

 

Region Country Priority areas
Central Africa Chad 01 - Agriculture Sciences
04 - Business Studies, Management Science
05 - Education, Teacher Training
10 - Law
12 - Medical Sciences
Gabon 05 - Education, Teacher Training
06 - Engineering, Technology
12 - Medical Sciences
13 - Natural Sciences
Eastern and Southern Africa Ethiopia 04 - Business Studies, Management Science
05 - Education, Teacher Training
06 - Engineering, Technology
12 - Medical Sciences
13 - Natural Sciences
Madagascar 05 - Education, Teacher Training
06 - Engineering, Technology
12 - Medical Sciences
13 - Natural Sciences
Southern Africa Angola 04 - Business Studies, Management Science
05 - Education, Teacher Training
10 - Law
12 - Medical Sciences
13 - Natural Sciences
Mozambique 05 - Education, Teacher Training
12 - Medical Sciences
13 - Natural Sciences
Zambia 04 - Business Studies, Management Science
05 - Education, Teacher Training
12 - Medical Sciences
13 - Natural Sciences
Western Africa Cape Verde 05 - Education, Teacher Training
12 - Medical Sciences
13 - Natural Sciences
Nigeria 10 - Law
12 - Medical Sciences
Caribbean Trinidade & Tobago 05 - Education, Teacher Training
06 - Engineering, Technology
12 - Medical Sciences
13 - Natural Sciences
Pacific Fiji 05 - Education, Teacher Training
06 - Engineering, Technology
12 - Medical Sciences
Timor-Leste 04 - Business Studies, Management Science
05 - Education, Teacher Training
12 - Medical Sciences

 

 

Financial support

The selected applicants of this Project will receive a monthly scholarship, according to the type of mobility they will carry out:

 

Mobility Number of Months Monthly Amount
ACP » Europe Master (mobility) 10 1.000 €
Full Master 24 1.000 €
Doctorate (mobility) 10 1.500 €
Academic and Administrative Staff 1 2.500 €
Europe » ACP Academic and Administrative Staff 1 2.500 €

 

Every selected applicant will also benefit from a two-way flight ticket and a health, accident and travel insurance valid during the entire mobility period.

Students will not be required to pay any tuition fees at the host institution, as the tuition fees (when applicable) for the established period of mobility will be totally covered by the project.

 

Evaluation Criteria

Type of Mobility/Criteria Academic merit and experience Motivation Work Plan Language skills
Master 43% 43% - 14%
Doctorate 33% 17% 33% 17%
Staff 33% 17% 33% 17%

 

FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

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