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Welcome to EUSA ID

EUSA_ID is a mobility programme offering study, training and research periods in Europe for South African Master and PhD candidates and staff and provides European PhD candidates the opportunity to spend a research period in South Africa. (For more information, please have a look at the ABOUT part)

EUSA_ID is terminated

After the end of the regular funding period, EUSA_ID has been terminated. There will be no further Calls for applications.

Find out about a new EU-funded activity of the IEE and some EUSA_ID partners from the ADAPTED website. ADAPTED is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network project funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

Final EUSA_ID Meeting took place in Gordons Bay, South Africa

From 18-21 March the final EUSA_ID Meeting took place in Gordons Bay, South Africa.
All South African and European partners of the consortium took part in the meeting in order to discuss the results and the sustainability of the programme, challenges during the implementation phase and best practice examples. Several scholarship holders of the programme were invited to talk about their experiences at their respective host institutions. Alumni work and networking were as well part of the agenda and the selection committee selected some final staff grantees.
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Alltogether it was a successful meeting with promising ideas for future collaborations.

Lecture of Prof. Julian May

Prof. Julian May from our Partner University UWC (University of the Western Cape) in Cape Town, South Africa, gave a lecture on ""The scramble for Africa's food security: Food and nutrition trends in the Sub-Saharan economic powerhouses" during his Staff Mobility to the Ruhr-University Bochum.
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Staff applications can be submitted at any time until June 2017

Even if the deadline of the last Call for scholarship applications expired on 15th June 2016, staff applicants can still submit their applications until the end of June 2017!
For more information please have a look here:
South African staff applicants

For the last Wave of the 3rd Cohort 3 South African Master, 1 South African PhD candidate and 4 European PhD Candidates were selected and will commence their studies within the year 2016. Additionally some South African academic and admin staff candidates were selected for a staff mobility.

Erasmus Mundus

The Erasmus Mundus programme aims to enhance the quality of higher education and promote dialogue and understanding between people and cultures through mobility and academic cooperation. Action 2 Partnerships are the basis for enhancing academic cooperation and exchanges of students and academics, contributing to the socio-economic development of non-EU countries targeted by EU external cooperation policy.


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This project is funded by the European Commission within the framework of the Erasmus Mundus Partnerships programme.

Selection Results

EUSA-ID selected 8 Master and PhD applicants for the 3rd Wave of the 3rd Cohort and several staff applicants. For details please have a look at the news part of our website.

EUSA_ID selected 28 applicants for a scholarship for the 1nd and 2nd Wave of the 3rd Cohort 2015/2016! For details have a look at the news part of our website.

EUSA_ID selected 18 applicants for a scholarship for the 2nd cohort 2015! For details please have a look at the news part of our website.

EUSA_ID selected 29 applicants for a scholarship for the 1st cohort in 2014. For details please have a look at the news part of our website

Online Application

The 3rd call for applications will be open end of June 2015. In order to get more information about the application procedure, please refer to the "How to apply section".


Mid-term meeting of EUSA_ID as well as the meeting of the selection committee took place at the Ruhr-University Bochum.

Pre departure event took place in Cape Town, at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT).

08.05. 2014
The Meeting of the Selection Committee took place in Cape Town/ South Africa.

10.10.–11.10. 2013

The EUSA_ID kick off meeting took place in Bordeaux. All 13 university partners and 3 associated partners were represented.

01.10.–02.10. 2013

Dr. Gabriele Bäcker (RUB) and Prof. Julian May (UWC) took part in the Erasmus Mundus Coordinators' Conference in Brussels.

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