Who can Apply

The ELECTRA project is a mobility scheme that is open to people from European and Lot 5 (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine) countries. ELECTRA offers scholarships for different types of mobility per target group.
Before filling in your application, you need to check if you are eligible. Please read the target group definitions published by the European Commission carefully. You are eligible if (and only if) all criteria apply to your situation.

 

European students

To be eligible, European undergraduate and master students as well as doctorate and post-doctorate candidates, referred as "European students":

  1. Must be a national of one of the eligible European countries;
  2. For Target Group 1 (TG I): students need to be registered at one of the European countries HEIs within the partnership at the time of submitting their application to the partnership. Undergraduate students must have successfully completed at least one year of studies in their home institution;
  3. For Target Group 2 (TG II): students need either to be registered in a HEI (not included in the partnership) of any European country or to have obtained a university degree or equivalent from a HEI of any European country;
  4. Must have sufficient knowledge of the language of the courses or of one of the languages currently spoken in the hosting countries;
  5. Undergraduate students must have successfully completed at least one year of studies at first higher education level.

Third-country students

To be eligible, third-country undergraduate and master students as well as doctoral and post-doctoral candidates, referred as "third-country students":

  1. Must be a national of one of the third-countries covered by the relevant lot;
  2. 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 any of the eligible European countries at the time of submitting their application to the partnership. This rule does not apply to Target Group 3 candidates;
  3. For Target Group 1 (TG I): students need to be registered at one of the third-country HEIs within the partnership at the time of submitting their application to the partnership. Undergraduate students must have successfully completed at least one year of studies in their home institution;
  4. For Target Group 2 (TG II): students need either to be registered in a HEI (not included in the partnership) of the third-country concerned by the lot or to have obtained a university degree or equivalent from a HEI of these third-countries;
  5. For Target Group 3 (TG III): students need to be nationals of one of the third-countries concerned by the lot and be part of the vulnerable target groups (explanation below);
  6. Must have sufficient knowledge of the language of the courses or of one of the languages currently spoken in the hosting countries.

Academic and administrative staff

There are no staff grants available anymore.

In order to be eligible, academic and administrative staff hereafter referred as "staff":

  1. Must be a national of one of the eligible countries;
  2. For Target Group 1 (TG I): Third- country staff must work in or be associated to one of the third-country HEIs participating in the partnership. EU staff must work in or be associated to one of the EU HEIs participating in the partnership;
  3. For Target Group 2 (TG II): Third-country staff must work in or be associated to a HEI (not included in the partnership) of any third-country concerned by the lot. EU staff must work in or be associated to a HEI (not included in the partnership) of any European country.

The home and host universities and the individual staff must agree on the program of lectures to be delivered by the visiting staff, on the research activities or on the type of training to be followed.


vulnerable situations (target group 3)

Target beneficiaries:

  • Nationals of the third-countries concerned by the geographical lot who are in particularly vulnerable situations, for social and political reasons. For example:
    1. having a refugee status or asylum beneficiaries (international or according to the national legislation of one of the European recipient countries) or
    2. it can be proved that they have been the object of unjustified expulsion from university on racial, ethnic, religious, political, gender or sexual inclination or
    3. they belong to an indigenous population targeted by a specific national policy or IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons)

Groups that are recognized as belonging to TG3 in the lot 5 countries are:

  • Armenia
    • Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) recognized as such by the State Migration Service.
  • Azerbaijan
    • Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) recognized as such by the State Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Deals of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons.
  • Belarus
    • Refugees recognized as such by the Citizenship and Migration Directorate of the Interior Ministry of Belarus.
  • Georgia
    • Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) recognized as such by the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees of Georgia.
    • Persons below the Poverty Line recognized as such by the Georgian Social Service Agency.
  • Ukraine
    • Refugees recognized as such by the State Committee of Nationalities and Migration, Ukrainian Association of Student Self-Government to Students Discriminated for Social and Political reasons, NGOs representing human rights movement in Ukraine and Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights to People Discriminated for Social and Political Reasons.