Applications open 22 October 2012. The call for applications is open all South African nationals. For 2013/2014 the University of the Western Cape is a partner in all three of the consortia, namely, EM2SA (led by Leuven University, Belgium), EUROSA (led by the University of Antwerp, Belgium) and EU-SATURN (led by Groningen University, Netherlands).
The University of the Western Cape and the three other universities in the Western Cape, and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) have joined forces with nine European universities in the ema2sa network. The European partner universities are: the University of Leuven, Belgium; Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany; Pierre et Marie Curie Universite, Paris; Karolinska Institutet, Sweden; Masaryk University, Brno; Universidad de Granada, Spain; University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, VU Amsterdam, Netherlands and the University of Hull, UK.
For the EMA2SA call see http://www.ema2sa.eu/site/ to apply online and for alumni and current recipients’ news:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ema2sa/116606838401266
The South African partners are: Cape Peninsula University of Technology, University of Fort Hare, University of the Free State, University of Limpopo, University of Pretoria, Stellenbosch University, University of Venda and the University of the Western Cape. The network promotes mobility for students, researchers, academic and administrative staff from South Africa to Europe. For the EUROSA applications refer to http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.EUROSA&n=101926
For the EU-SATURN applications refer to http://www.eu-saturn.eu/ and for updates: http://www.facebook.com/eu.saturn
Obtaining a letter of invitation
Students/prospective students, you are encouraged to visit the websites of each of the European partner universities immediately to look at the academic offers and to correspond with the potential host university to request a letter of invitation. This can cause delays if this is not requested at the onset. Staff do not need to look at the academic offers, but should look for collaborators or hosts and to also request a letter of invitation after establishing contact. This is a requirement for your application.
Please contact Prof Lorna Holtman, Director: Postgraduate Studies and UWC Erasmus Mundus co-ordinator for any queries:firstname.lastname@example.org and copy to email@example.com (021-9592451). You may also contact the host university’s Erasmus Mundus co-ordinator for queries about their offers and university or to ask for assistance to find a suitable host. Their contact details are found on their websites accessible via the consortia websites mentioned above.