A new EU-scholarship opportunity, EMMA programme (Erasmus Mundus Mobility with Asia), has become available for residents in South-East Asia.
Deadline for application is 28 February 2009!
The EMMA program profides funding opportunities for students, researchers and academic staff to take part in ‘mobilities’ between the target group countries and the EU. The programme offers study scholarships to attend courses at Master of Science level, pursue PhDs, Post Doctoral research and to facilitate academic staff exchange.
Eligable countries are: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar/Burma, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
For more information on the EMMA program and the other European partners, please refer to the EMMA home-page: http://math.unice.fr/EMMA
Option for study placement
ITC – the International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation – (ITC) was selected to be a European Partner in this so-called EMMA programme (Erasmus Mundus Mobility with Asia)
ITC offers courses in Applied Earth Sciences (including disaster studies e.g. floods, landslides, earthquakes) , water resource management, natural resources, urban planning, earth opbeservation and geo-information science.
For the training opportunities at ITC, please visit ITC-EMMA page http://www.itc.nl/external/emma/fields.htm
Please note that the Hazard and Disaster related trainings fall under the program Applied Earth Sciences (section “Geography and Geology”)
Applicants affiliated with one of the Asian partner institutes (see below) can apply as “target group 1”; Nationals of the EMMA-countries can apply as “target group 2”; – Students living in a vulnerable situation in EMMA-countries can apply as “target group 3” (see EMMA website for details)
The Asian Consortium Partners are: Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (Bangladesh) ; BRAC University (Bangladesh) ; University of Dhaka (Bangladesh) ; Royal University of Phnom Penh (Cambodia); Jadavpur University (India); NED University of Engineering & Technology (Pakistan); Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines) ; University of the Philippines- Diliman (Philippines) .