1- What is ERASMUS MUNDUS Programme?

Erasmus Mundus is a cooperation and mobility programme in the field of higher education that aims to enhance the quality of higher education and to promote dialogue and understanding between people and cultures through cooperation between Europe and Third-Countries.

The programme is implemented by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). This cooperation is materialized through comprehensive grant programme to implement the mobility of students and staff from South America to EU and vice-versa.


The Erasmus Mundus SUD-UE programme is a partnership established between 12 South American’s Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in ten targeted countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela) and 8 European HEIs from different countries (France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain) within the framework of the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Strand 1 Lot 14

All participating universities have ample experience in international co-operation and academic exchange. The mobility scheme proposed for the project foresees the mobility of 41 grantees between Europe and South America in this third call.

The types of mobility for SUD-UE third call are:

  • Undergraduates
  • Doctorates
  • Post-docs
  • Academic/Administrative staff


3- What are the objectives of the programme?

The Erasmus Mundus SUD-UE programme is funded by the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) and the objectives are:

  • To contribute to the mutual enrichment of societies by developing the qualifications of men and women so that they possess appropriate skills, particularly as regards the labour market, and are open-minded and internationally experienced;
  • To promote mobility both for students, researchers, academics and administrative staff from South America, especially from vulnerable groups, selected on the basis of academic excellence, to obtain qualifications and/or experience in the European Union;
  • To contribute towards the development of human resources and the international co-operation capacity of higher education institutions in third-countries through increased mobility streams between the EU and third-countries in accordance with the principles of equal opportunities and non-discrimination.

4- What is covered by the grant?

According to the type of mobility:

MobilityMonthly Allowance grantedTravel, Accident and Health InsuranceTuition feesTravel costs
Post - doctorate1.800€IncludedNot applicableIncluded
Staff2.500€IncludedNot applicableIncluded

5- What is the duration of the grant programme?

According to the approved proposal the duration of the mobility is:

From South America to EU:

Type of individual
Period of mobility
UndergraduateFrom 1 academic semester to 10 months
Doctorate sandwichFrom 6 to 10 months
Post-doctorate6 months

From EU to South America:

Type of individual
Period of mobility
Undergraduate1 academic semester (max. 6 months)
Doctorate sandwich6 months
Staff1 month

* The duration assigned will be linked to the duration of the academic programme at Host University