Students from Middle East to apply for grants in Europe

PHOENIX Erasmus Mundus -

Students and university staff from Palestinian Territories, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria have until 22 January to apply for grant scholarships for study in Europe under the Erasmus Mundus Phoenix project. Mobilities will start to take place in August/September 2014 and nationals from the Middle East countries who are in particularly vulnerable situations, for social and political reasons, such as refugees and internally-displaced people are one of the key targets of the project.

According to the Enpi website ( a total of 150 scholarships are available for undergraduate, master, PhD students, post-doctorate and also for staff members (academic and administrative) to undertake a mobility period or obtain a full degree in Europe. They include a monthly allowance, travel, insurance and participation costs. Coordinated by the University of Almeria (Spain), PHOENIX is a project funded with the support of the Erasmus Mundus-Action 2 Programme of the European Commission.

The Phoenix project intends to develop a structured mobility based cooperation between 17 universities: 3 Palestinian, 2 Lebanese, 1 Syrian and 2 Jordanian Higher Education Institutions on the one side, and 9 European Higher Education Institutions from Spain, France, Portugal, Belgium, Italy, Finland, Poland and Germany on the other. Full information and online application forms can be found on the Phoenix website