Erasmus Mundus is a student exchange program created by the European Union with the aim of increasing the mobility of European students and improving the quality of higher education by funding academic cooperation between Europe and the rest of the world. Unlike the Erasmus program, Erasmus Mundus is available not only to Europeans.
Each year the program finances the education of a certain number of students. Grants and scholarships can partially or completely cover the cost of training, medical insurance, accommodation and flight to the host country.
Bachelors, masters, post-graduate students and teachers can participate in the program.
The international project on the European program Erasmus Mundus (Action 2 Strand 1, Lot 5), in which ONAPT is a member of the consortium as the only representative of the Ukrainian higher school, won the contest in 2013 and received funding. The title of the project is “Education Force: Driving Mobility for the EU – East Europe cooperation” EFFORT. The main goal of the project is the introduction of academic mobility, that is, the training or internship of students, graduate students and staff from the CIS countries in the universities of the countries of the European Union.
In the project 19 partners: 1 from Ukraine (ONAPT), 2 universities from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia and Moldova and 8 universities from EU member states
1. Alexander University in Thessaloniki, Greece
2. Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia
3. Ecole Centrale Marseille, France
4. Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, Latvia
5. Uniwersytet Lodzki, Poland
6. Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, Portugal
7. Swansea Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
8. Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic
In 2014 and 2015, students, graduate students and employees of ONAHT received 8 grants worth 60,000 euros (1 million 800 thousand UAH). In 2016, it is planned to receive 10 more grants in the amount of 114 800 euros (3 million 440 thousand UAH). Within the framework of this project, students and postgraduate students of OAPCT study at the universities of Greece, Portugal, France, as well as in the branch of Sheffield University.
In 2014, undergraduate and postgraduate students of ONAPT received grants to study at the International Greek University for a Master’s program for two years, at the Sheffield University in Thessaloniki, Greece for 10 months under the Bachelor’s program and at the University of Marseille, France within 10 months on the postgraduate program. In 2015 they received grants and took part in the academic mobility of 2 female students – bachelors at the University of Viano do Costa, Portugal, 2 masters at an international university in Thessaloniki, Greece and a branch of Sheffield University in Thessaloniki, Greece, as well as 2 teachers in the University of. Alexandra in Thessaloniki, Greece. In 2016, about 10 representatives of ONAPT applied to participate in the competition for grants.