Lotus is an Erasmus Mundus Action Two Partnership (EMA2) of European and Asian Higher Education Institutions (HEI) and Associations aiming at fostering mutual enrichment and better understanding between the EU and Asia, through the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills at higher education level and to co-operate in the following program activities:
* Mobility of undergraduate and graduate students
* Mobility of PhD students
* Post-doc mobility
* Academic and administrative staff mobility
The types of mobility to be funded are:
* For students: undergraduate, master, doctorate and post-doctorate mobility opportunities
* For academic staff: exchanges for the purposes of teaching, practical training and research
The grant covers:
* monthly subsistance allowance
* travel ticket
* insurance
* tuition fee
* 1000 € per month for undergraduate and graduate students
* 1500 € per month for doctorate students
* 1800 € per month for post-doctorates
* 2500 € per month for academic staff
Eligibility criteria for students
Asian students who want to participate in mobility to the EU:
* Must be a national of one of the third countries covered by the relevant lot;
* Must have not resided nor have carried out their main activity (studies, work, etc) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in one of the European countries;
* For target group 1 (TGI): students need to be registered at one of the third-country HEIs within the partnership. Undergraduate students must have successfully completed at least one year of studies in their home institution;
* For target group 2 (TGII): students need either to be registered in a HEI (not included in the partnership) of the third country concerned by the lot or having obtained a university degree or equivalent by an institution of these third countries. They will need to justify how this study period abroad will benefit them (and their direct socio-economical environment) and include letters of support in their individual application;
* For target group 3 (TGIII): students need to be nationals of one of the third countries concerned by the lot and be part of the vulnerable target groups.
* Must have sufficient knowledge of the language of the courses or of one of the languages currently spoken in the hosting countries.
* No student can benefit from more than one mobility activity in the same project.
Contact detail: lotus@ugent.be
Moreinfo: www.lotus.ugent.be

Erasmus Mundus - Lotus Scholarships