Erasmus Mundus (EMA2) Aurora consists of two consecutive years’ financed projects: Aurora – Towards Modern and Innovative Higher Education (Aurora I) and Aurora II – Towards Modern and Innovative Higher Education (Aurora II). The projects have a joint Call for Applications and all eligible applications are assessed in both projects. Aurora awards scholarships for EU citizens to Russia, and for citizens of Russia to EU.

Applications are welcomed at doctorate, post-doc and staff levels. Available scholarships are from 1 to 22 months, depending on the mobility level and purpose. Purpose of the mobility can be non-degree studies, degree studies (studies leading to a doctoral degree), academic or administrative visit. The doctorate and post-doctorate mobilities must start latest in December 2015. Staff mobilities are recommended to start latest in December 2015, but can also take place at any time during the projects eligibility period.

Preference is given to eligible applicants according to the following table:


Total number of awarded applicants in each mobility type is dependent on the number of received applications and length of applied mobilities. The final decision on nominated grantees is subject to Selection Committee's decision.
Applicants are requested to acquaint oneself carefully with the Call for Applications and the projects´ webpages section Applicants. Further guidance on applying is available at aurora.admissions[a] In academic questions prospective applicants are encouraged to see the page Study and Research or contact the Aurora contact person(s) at Partner Universities.

Timetable of the Call

14 October 2014: Online application system is opened
11 December 2014, 14:00 (GMT +2): Online application system is closed
18 December 2014, 14:00 (GMT +2): Deadline for submitting the required enclosures.