Mobility opportunities in Europe

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Bilateral Exchange partners

1. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven), BELGIUM

KU Leuven is one of SU’s oldest bilateral partners and in 2013, became one of SU’s preferential partners. It’s Belgium's largest University – with over 55 000 students - and also its first University that was founded in 1425. KU Leuven is situated in the center of the city Leuven and has satellite campuses in surrounding cities like Ghent and Antwerpen.

KU Leuven has 15 faculties with a strong Law, Philosophy, Theology, AgriScience and Economics & Business focus.

Available number of grants: 15

Target group: Academic and support staff members from all faculties

Grant value: SU International offers travel bursary to the amount of R17 500 while the host institution will provide accommodation for the period of the exchange. It allows for a maximum stay of 3 months and minimum of 7 days.

Website: www.kuleuven.be

 

2. Ghent University (UGent), BELGIUM

UGent was established in 1817 and is a public research university located in the city of Ghent. It is one of the largest Flemish Universities with over 41 000 students and 9 000 staff members. They currently have their first female rector.  UGent has 11 Faculties of which Medicine and Health Sciences, Engineering and Architecture and Economics and Business Administration are the largest.

Available number of grants: 2

Target group: Academic staff members from all faculties

Grant value: SU International offers travel bursary to the amount of R17 500 while the host institution will provide a monthly stipend of €500 to cover accommodation and local living cost. It allows for a maximum stay of 3 months and minimum of 7 days.

Website: www.ugent.be

 

3. University of Hamburg, GERMANY

There are over 40 000 students enrolled in the 8 Faculties with two clusters of excellence: Integrated Climate System Analysis and Prediction (CliSAP) and The Hamburg Center for Ultrafast Imaging (CUI).  Other key research areas include Photon and Nanosciences, Manuscript Cultures, Neurosciences, Infection Research /Structural Systems Biology, Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Mathematical Physics, and Health Economics.

Available number of grants: 3

Target group: Academic staff members from all faculties, and specific Science

Grant value: SU International offers travel bursary to the amount of R17 500 while the host institution will provide a stipend of €1400 /month to cover accommodation and living costs. For stays less than 21 days a stipend of €70/day will apply. It allows for a maximum stay of 3 months and minimum of 7 days.

 Website: www.uni-hamburg.de

 

4. Leipzig University, GERMANY

Leipzig university was founded in 1409 is one of the oldest Universities in Germany and is situated in the eastern part of Germany. It has 14 faculties with over 29 000 students. It is also one of the few German Universities that has a Confucius Institute in cooperation with Renmin University.

Available number of grants: 2

Target group: Academic and support staff members from all faculties

Grant value: SU International offers travel bursary to the amount of R17 500 while the host institution will provide accommodation for the period of the exchange. It allows for a maximum stay of 3 months and minimum of 7 days.

Website: www.uni-leipzig.de

 

5. University of Helsinki, FINLAND

The University of Helsinki was founded in 1640 and is the oldest and largest University in Finland. It has around 36 000 students in its 11 faculties.  There are four campuses across Helsinki, with the main campus in the centre of the town.

The strategic research areas for 2017–2020 include life sciences, the human mind in a changing world as well as the structure of matter and materials science. The University of Helsinki has four doctoral schools, which offer a total of 32 doctoral programmes.

Available number of grants: 2

Target group: Academic staff members from all faculties

Grant value: SU International offers travel bursary to the amount of R17 500 while the host institution will provide accommodation for the period of the exchange. It allows for a maximum stay of 3 months and minimum of 7 days.

Website: www.helsinki.fi

 

6. Humboldt University Berlin (HU Berlin), GERMANY

HU Berlin was founded 1877 and is situated near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.

There are 9 faculties and over 32 000 students.HU Berlin has identified the following keys research areas: studies of the ancient world and history of science; philosophy; quantitative economics; life sciences with a focus on theoretical biology, neuroscience and immunobiology; mathematics as a key technology; material and optical sciences as well as climate and sustainability research.

Available number of grants: 2

Target group: Academic staff members from all faculties

Grant value: SU International offers travel bursary to the amount of R17 500 while the host institution will provide accommodation for the period of the exchange. It allows for a maximum stay of 3 months and minimum of 7 days.

Website: www.hu-berlin.de

At the time of call, information was correct, but may be subject to change.

Please direct any enquiries regarding Bilateral Exchange Partners in Europe to Ms Lidia du Plessis, lidia@sun.ac.za

 
Erasmus+ Mobility Partners

Erasmus+ is the new programme of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Commission. It provides grants for a wide range of activities and includes a strong international dimension (i.e. cooperation with Partner Countries) notably in the field of higher education, which opens the programme to institutional cooperation and mobility of students and staff worldwide. Scholarships are available under Key Action 1 Mobility: International Credit Mobility (ICM). ICM takes place between institutions in two countries, one Programme Country and one Partner Country and it is facilitated through a bilateral agreement. Since the launch of Erasmus+ programme, Stellenbosch University has embarked on successful mobility with more than 25 institutions that include existing bilateral partners and new partners.

Please direct any enquiries regarding Erasmus+ opportunities to Alecia Erasmus at  aleciaerasmus@sun.ac.za

 

Other 

1. Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm: Guest lectureship programme

Stellenbosch University staff are invited to apply for the Ohm Guest Lectureship Programme at Technische Hochschule Nürnberg in Germany. The programme is sponsored by the Bavarian Ministry of Education and cover travel costs, accommodation and a remuneration of 70 EUR per teaching hour.

Click here for prerequisites and remuneration and housing options

 

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