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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)

First EUSA_ID students arrived in Bochum

The first 4 EUSA_ID students arrived safely in Bochum! They all will take part in the Master in Development Management at the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy of Ruhr University Bochum. Welcome!

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EUSA_ID students Anele Maqubela, Keneilwe Manganya, Bruce Julies and Banele Njoko together with the EUSA_ID coordinators Britta Niklas and Gabriele Bäcker.

Read more about Banele Njoko's first impressions in Germany on the website of his home university, the University of Kwa Zulu Natal.

Erasmus Mundus pre-departure event in South Africa

The pre-departure event for South African EUSA_ID grantees organized by the European Union Delegation to the Republic of South Africa takes place today and tomorrow (31 July to 1 August 2014) at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT).
The programme is available here.
EUSA_ID members taking part in the meeting are Lorna Holtman (UWC) and Nasima Bashda (CHEC).

Selection Results

Selection Results:
For the first cohort, starting in 2014, 29 applicants were selected for a scholarship:
  • 15 south african Master students were selected for a study period or full degree at european partner universities,
  • 7 south african PhD students were selected for a research period at european partner universities,
  • 5 european PhD applicants were selected for a research period at south african partner universities,
  • 2 staff applicants were selected for a training/research period at european partner universities.


All applicants were informed about selection results!

Kick-off Meeting took place in Bordeaux on 10th-11th October

The Kick-off meeting of EUSA_ID took place in Bordeaux at the University of Bordeaux 1 and Science Po Bordeaux on 10th-11th October, where all partners of the new formed consortium met. The meeting was perfectly organized by Anna Gerykova from the International Office of University of Bordeaux 1 - many thanks again!
After the Welcome Addresses by Prof. Vincent Hoffmann-Martinot, Director of Science Po Bordeaux and Prof. Laurent Servant, Vice-President for International Relations, University of Bordeaux 1, Prof. Wilhelm Löwenstein, RUB (coordinator of the project) and Prof. Dr. Julian May, University of the Western Cape (co-coordinator), gave an introduction to the new project.


Mrs. Elena Palavrova, Project Officer of the European Commission, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) and Mrs. Julie Bagalciague, Europe-Education-Formation Agency in France, Agence 2e2f, gave useful insights into organizational structures of Erasmus Mundus Action 2 programmes in general, whereas Dr. Gabriele Bäcker (coordinator) assisted by Britta Niklas presented the different items of the agenda. During the second day, the selection committee was elected and partners met in order to identify areas for joint training and research with very promising results!

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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