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International Academic Programmes Office (IAPO)

Erasmus Mundus programmes

International competitive scholarships

General information

Since 2011, the University of Cape Town has been part of the Erasmus Mundus programmes and many postgraduate students and staff members have received scholarships to study and research at various European universities. EMA2SA (Erasmus Mundus Action 2 for South Africa), EUROSA (Europe and South African Partnership for Human Development), EU-SATURN (European - South African programme in Tuning for Regional Needs in higher education), AESOP (A European and South African Partnership on Heritage and Past) and EUSA_ID ( Capacity Building in Higher Education for an improved cooperation between the EU and SA in the field of Development Studies) form part of the Erasmus Mundus and External Cooperation division of the European Commission

The University of Cape Town is proud to be associated with EUSA_ID and the EU-SATURN scholarship programmes for the academic cycles of 2014/15. UCT students and staff will be eligible to apply for these scholarship programmes as part of the Target Group 1 category. Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany) is the European co-coordinating partner of EUSA_ID with the University of the Western Cape as the South African coordinating partner. The co-coordinating partners for the EU-SATURN programme are the University of Groningen and the University of the Free State.

The EUROSA scholarship programme is co-coordinated by the University of Antwerpen (Belgium) and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. UCT students will be eligible to apply for a EUROSA scholarship as part of the Target Group 2 category.

More information and applications for these Erasmus Mundus programmes are available online and can be obtained from the websites of the programmes. All enquiries can be directed to Stephanie van Heerden at UCT's International Academic Programmes Office (IAPO).

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