These can be awarded to European students (including students from Iceland, Liechtenstein, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Switzerland, Norway and Turkey).
These can be awarded to Non EU students who are not residents nor have carried out their main activity (studies, training or work) in a European country for more than 12 months over the last five years.
The requirements are found here (see “admission requirements”): https://www.usn.no/academics/find-programmes/engineering-technology-and-it/smart-systems-integrated-solutions/
Only if you completed the degree in either Canada, USA, Ireland, New Zealand, Great Britain or Australia. Note, the degree must have been physically taught in one of these countries.
Most definitely not. If you have benefitted from funding previously then you are not eligible for further funding.
The participation costs for EU students for the full 4 semester programme are 8,500 Euros and for Non-EU students the costs are 17,000 Euros. The costs of attending the summer school in Hungary and winter school in Norway are included in the above mentioned figures as are access to University libraries. The fees will be paid directly to the coordinating institution for distribution to partners as per the consortium agreement.
While appropriate support services at all three institutions will actively help the students to find accommodation, the payment of accommodation costs and other living expenses (food, clothing etc.) is the responsibility of the student. If you are awarded an Erasmus Mundus scholarship, you will receive a monthly maintenance contributing to cover such costs.
For Erasmus Mundus scholarship holders, travel allowance for programme country students is 1000 Euros per year and it is 2000 or 3000 Euros per year for partner country students depending on the distance (<4000 km or >4000km) between the address (city) in home country and USN in Horten, Norway. There is also a 1000 Euros scholarship for installation in Europe for partner country students. The programme requires that you carry out the studies as per the structure already advised, Semester 1 at Aalto University in Helsinki/Finland, Semester 2 of year 1 at USN in Vestfold/Norway. Semester 3 of year 2 at BME in Budapest/Hungary and for the Project in semester 4 of year 2, at one of the partner countries or at an associated company or institution.
For Scholarship holders, the Coordinating institution on behalf of the consortium will put in place an insurance policy which will adequately cover any medical expenses for the duration of the programme in all three partner countries.
The monthly scholarship of 1000 Euros will contribute to this.
You need to arrange your financial resources to reach Finland and to cover the living expenses for the first month since the electronic payment of travel and scholarship won’t be received until the end of September.
We will give you as much help and advice regarding the Visa process for each country. Ultimately, it is up to you to apply successfully for the relevant Visa for each country in a timely manner. The partner Universities have no influence over the Visa process in their countries.
Before the end of February, the consortium will make a main list of the top students whose applications will be forwarded to the Erasmus plus office in Brussels for approval of Erasmus Mundus scholarship. A longer standby list will also be sent to the European Commission selection office. In May, as soon as we hear from the selection office, you will be told if you have been successful in acquiring a funded place. If you are found qualified for admission, while not sufficiently highly ranked to receive Erasmus Mundus scholarship, you will be offered admission on self-funding basis.
Yes, when applicants receiving funding have been informed, we will send out offers to self-funding students.
Policies and protocol to be followed in the case of any grievance/appeal is given on the Programme website. Your first point of contact should be the Coordinator for any advice relating to the study on the programme or any other personal matter which may be affecting your ability to study. In case of a grievance against the Coordinator, you should contact the Head of Department, Institute of Microsystems, USN.