Erasmus Mundus 2010

This is the electronic version of the advertisement, published on 25 October 2009 at the following newspapers:

  • Kompas
  • Kedaulatan Rakyat – Jawa Tengah
  • Pontianak Pos
  • Kaltim Pos
  • Banjarmasin Post
  • Serambi Indonesia – Aceh
  • Analisa – Sumut
  • Padang Express
  • Radar Lampung
  • Fajar – Sulsel
  • Lombok Post
  • Pos Kupang – NTT
  • Cendrawasih Post – Papua

The Erasmus Mundus scholarship programme, funded by the European Commission (EC), has awarded over 7000 scholarships for students and scholars from all over the world since 2004.

Through this scholarship programme, 204 Indonesians have studied Masters Courses and 16 Indonesian Scholars carried out teaching and research in universities across the European Union (EU).

The scholarship for the Erasmus Mundus Master Course (EMMC) is now open for application for academic year 2010. The scholarships are offered to:

  • Graduate students to undertake EMMC in at least two or more universities in two or more EU countries.
  • Scholars/ Academicians/ Researchers to conduct teaching and research periods of three months at two or more universities in two or more EU countries.

The Erasmus Mundus scholarship is a full scholarship programme – covering tuition fees, living costs and return airfares.

General information on application procedures can be obtained from:

http://www.delidn.ec.europa.eu/en/special/erasmusmundus.htm

(khusus untuk web ini, disarankan menggunakan Internet Explorer)

or a blog maintained by Erasmus Mundus Alumni in Indonesia:

https://emundus.wordpress.com

Individuals interested in an Erasmus Mundus scholarship must apply directly to the selected Erasmus Mundus Master Courses which are available at:

http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/results_compendia/selected_projects_action_1_master_courses_en.php

The EC also provides fellowships for Doctoral candidates for an Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate (EMJD) degree. These doctoral-level training and research programmes will offer fellowships covering up to three years of doctoral activities.

The available EMJD and further information can be obtained from:

http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/results_compendia/selected_projects_action_1_joint_doctorates_en.php

The European Union comprises 27 Member States i.e. Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Greece, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The European Commission is the executive arm of the European Union.

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EHEF Bangkok (31 Oct-1 Nov 2009)

Setelah tahun lalu mencapai sukses dalam penyelenggaraan EHEF (European Higher Education Fair) di Jakarta (liputannya ada di sini), maka tahun ini EHEF kembali diselenggarakan di negara Asia lainnya, yaitu di Thailand.

Keterangan lebih lanjut bisa dilihat di website resmi:

http://www.ehef-bangkok09.org/web/

Setelah terbentuknya EMA SEA Chapter, yaitu suatu organisasi regional di Asia Pasifik yang mengurusi hal-hal terkait beasiswa Erasmus Mundus, student dan alumninya, maka beberapa student/alumni EM asal Indonesia akan hadir di event ini sebagai nara sumber untuk berbagi pengalaman.

Bagaimana bagi Anda yang berada di Indonesia? Walaupun EHEF tahun ini tidak diselenggarakan di Jakarta, tunggu saja event-event lokal untuk EM yang (mungkin) akan diadakan oleh Komisi Eropa perwakilan Indonesia.

Selain itu, seluruh informasi tersedia di web (silakan baca Welcome page), sehingga tanpa hadir di EHEF pun, anda tetap bisa up-to-date dan apply untuk beasiswa EM 2010.

Nantikan liputan EHEF Bangkok ini di awal November.

Erasmus Mundus Masters & Doctorates – updated list

You will now find on the EACEA website an up-to-date list of all Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses and Joint Doctorates that will be offering scholarships in the academic year 2010-2011. This includes all Masters and Doctorates selected under the 2009 Call.

http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/results_compendia/selected_projects_en.php

The list (which is also sub-divided into lists per discipline) features the project title, and a link to an information fiche and a project website (where this is operational) .

You will also find a pdf of the one-volume compendium of all the project fiches on the Compendium page
http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/results_compendia/compendia_en.php

Scholarship Applications that Win!

This article is mainly taken from the following website. Some modifications are made to adjust with the local condition.

Tip #1 ATTENTION TO DEADLINES

  • Have your application arrive EARLY as possible, absolutely not after the deadline date!
  • This behavior also conveys a positive characteristic about you.

Tip #2 START YOUR APPLICATION WITH A (“THANK YOU”) COVER LETTER

  • Explain what documents that you send, and how to classify them (perhaps you numbered the documents, or how you list the documents in the application).
  • Explain a bit about your interest and passion. Don’t sell your self here! You sell your self in your application, not in cover letter.
  • Make it short (one-page) and not too crowded (don’t use small fonts and less line space).

Sample Packet Cover Letter

1111 WinOne Street
Pensacola, Fl 32503
9 September 1999

Mary Smith, President
Whatever Scholarship Committee
Orlando Central Parkway
Orlando, Florida (zip code)

Dear Ms. Smith,

This letter is an introduction of myself, (your name), and my desire to participate in the (whatever it is called) Scholarship Program. I have been accepted to (Name of your College) for the 1999 fall term.

I would like to thank you and the (whatever) Scholarship Committee for supporting college bound students with an opportunity for financial assistance through your scholarship program. Enclosed you will find my application form, high school transcript, ACT results, letters of recommendation, and other pertinent information. Again, thank you for your interest on my behalf and for the youth of our state.

Respectfully,

(your name)

Tip #3 ANSWER THE “MAIL”

  • Construct your application to make it EASY for the committee to see that you have provided every thing that was required
  • If possible, provide items in the order that they are listed in the application.
  • If possible, do not mix items on the same page.
  • Add extra items that were not requested to give your application that something extra. However, DO NOT add extra items if you are specifically told not to add anything extra. Just follow the given directions.

Tip #4 ADD EXTRA ITEMS TO YOUR APPLICATION (if not forbidden)

This is where you get to be creative to find ways and things that present you in a positive light to the selection committee. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  1. Write a short essay on MY EDUCATION/CAREER GOALS. Try to keep to one page but no more than two.
  2. Write a paragraph or two on how this scholarship award will help you reach your education/career goals.
  3. Certificate of achievements/awards to show that your performance and hard work was recognizable.

Be creative to find things that make you look good and share them with the committee.

Tip #5 PERSONALIZE LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

  • When you have a letter of recommendation addressed to the specific organization or person that is administering the application process, it’s the best since the letter is “Special” for them.
  • If all you have is a letter that starts “To Whom It May Concern”, it is still better than nothing. But if you can personalize the letter it says you cared to send the very best.

TIP #6 – PROOF READ ALL MATERIALS and NEATNESS IS A MUST

  • Use correct grammar and spelling.
  • Ask someone with ample English skill to help you with proofreading your essay, cover letter, extra items you have included, and even letters of recommendation prepared by others.
  • When there are hundreds/thousands of applications to review, correctness and neatness become the first screen out factor.

TIP # 7 – SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION IN A CLEAR PLASTIC FOLDER

  • Not only the content of your application that you need to care of, but also its presentation.
  • Group a multiple-page document with stapler or paper clips.
  • Place all of your items in a clear plastic folder, with a slide locking binder (it also protects the document from water).
  • Your application packet is a great looking presentation of YOU, don’t mess it up by folding it to fit a small envelope. Use a big enough  envelope so that your application arrives looking great.

Reserve List

Bagi mereka yang masuk dalam reserve list, masih ada peluang untuk mendapatkan beasiswa apabila ada calon penerima beasiswa dari main list yang mengundurkan diri. Dalam keadaan tersebut, konsorsium/universitas yang akan memilih, siapa yang akan diambil dari reserve list, tidak selalu mengacu kepada urutan nomor dalam reserve list. Yang terpenting adalah dalam setiap kelas pasca sarjana, maksimum 20% peserta berasal dari negara yang sama dan tidak boleh lebih dari 2 peserta berasal dari universitas/institusi yang sama. Misalnya satu kelas terdiri dari 25 pelajar, maka maksimum 5 orang berasal dari negara yang sama, misalnya Indonesia, dan maksimum 2 orang dari mereka berasal dari unviersitas/insitusi yang sama di Indonesia.

Peserta reserve list disarankan untuk secara rutin mengecek emailnya, karena perubahan dari reserve list menjadi main list biasanya dilakukan dalam waktu yang cepat / mendesak.

Tahun 2008 ada sekitar 10 orang dari 80 orang Indonesia yang masuk dari reserve list menjadi main list. Waktu pemberitahuannya berkisar antara bulan Mei sampai dengan Agustus.

Apabila belum berhasil masuk dalam main list tahun ini, coba kirim aplikasi lagi untuk tahun berikutnya dengan menyertakan bukti email dari konsorsium yang menyatakan Anda masuk dalam reserve list tahun 2009.

Semoga berhasil.

Salam,
Destriani NUGROHO
Project Officer
Development Section
Delegation of the European Commission
to Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam
Intiland Tower, 16th floor (ex-Wisma Dharmala Sakti)