Description of the project


The Erasmus+ Programme

The Erasmus+ programme aims to boost skills and employability, as well as modernising Education, Training, and Youth work. The seven year programme will have a budget of €14.7 billion; a 40% increase compared to current spending levels, reflecting the EU's commitment to investing in these areas.

Erasmus+ will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad.

Erasmus+ will support transnational partnerships among Education, Training, and Youth institutions and organisations to foster cooperation and bridge the worlds of Education and work in order to tackle the skills gaps we are facing in Europe.

It will also support national efforts to modernise Education, Training, and Youth systems. In the field of Sport, there will be support for grassroots projects and cross-border challenges such as combating match-fixing, doping, violence and racism.
Erasmus+ brings together seven existing EU programmes in the fields of Education, Training, and Youth; it will for the first time provide support for Sport. As an integrated programme, Erasmus+ offers more opportunities for cooperation across the EducationTrainingYouth, and Sport sectors and is easier to access than its predecessors, with simplified funding rules.


What is the International Credit Mobility (ICM)?

For nearly 30 years, Europe has funded the Erasmus programme, which has enabled over three million European students to spend part of their studies at another Higher Education Institution (HEI) in an Erasmus programme country.

Credit mobility can be defined as a limited period of study or training abroad (in the framework of on-going studies at a home institution) for the purpose of gaining credits. After the mobility phase, students return to their home institution, where the credits are recognized and they complete their studies. Since 2015, Erasmus+ funds International Credit Mobility, in addition to intra-European credit mobility (known until now as 'Erasmus mobility').

International Credit Mobility Erasmus+ now offers opportunities to students and staff from other parts of the world.

Under the ICM a HEI in a Partner Country can send its students or staff to a partner HEI in a Programme Country, and vice versa.
The international mobility of students and staff is open to participants from Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) established in Partner Countries for which an inter-institutional agreement has been settled with Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL).

For this Call 2016-2018, UNL has agreements with Partner HEIs from the following countries: Argentina, Egypt, Israel, Montenegro, Palestine, Serbia and Tunisia.



The available scholarships for the 3rd call are:

COUNTRY Fields of Study HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTION Incoming Mobility Outgoing Mobility
Students Staff Students Staff
  • Business and Administration/ Economics
Total: 4  x x 3rd cycle x
Universidad Austral
  • Business and Administration/ Economics
Total: 5 x x x x
American University in Cairo
  • Business and Administration/ Economics
Total: 4   x x x
Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities
Total: 2 x x 3rd cycle  
Al-Quds University
Serbia   Total: 5 x x x x
  • Law
  • Information and Communication Technologies
University of Kragujevac
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Social Sciences and Humanities
University of Nis
  • Social Science, Journalism and Information
  • Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction
  • Law
  • Medicine
University of Novi Sad
  • Business and Administration/ Economics
Total: 6 x x x x
South Mediterranean University


Financial Support



Travel distances Amount
Between 100 and 499 km 180 EUR per participant
Between 500 and 1999 km 275 EUR per participant
Between 2000 and 2999 km 360 EUR per participant
Between 3000 and 3999 km 530 EUR per participant
Between 4000 and 7999 km 820 EUR per participant
8000 km or more 1100 EUR per participant

Important: these unit costs represent the linear distance between the city where the university of origin and the city where the host university are located. This is calculated automatically by a website indicated by the European Commission and cannot be subject to any change. The financial support allocated to the "travel distance" is the maximum allowed by the Erasmus+ Programme and is intended to contribute to the round trip back between the home and host institutions. In the event that the assigned value is insufficient to pay for the desired trip, the scholarship holder must find another sources of funding.



STUDENTS mobility
(Studies - SMS)
Mobility periods: 3 to 5 months
Origin Host Country Monthly allowance
Eligible Partner Countries Portugal (Programme Country – Group 2) 800 EUR / month
Programme Country Partner Country 650 EUR / month
STAFF mobility
(Academic Staff- STA)

Mobility periods: 5 working days, plus 2 days for travel.

The per diem amount for Staff:
- From the programme countries to the partner countries: 160 EUR
- From the partner countries to the programme countries: 120 EUR

STAFF mobility
(Administrative Staff - STT)



Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (UNL) will provide a health, accident and travel insurance to every selected Student, valid during the entire mobility period.

For academic and administrative staff, the UNL Team will reimburse the Participant with an ammount that can go up to 1,31 € per day of mobility. This reimbursement will be conditioned to presentation of copy of receipt/invoice of the insurance arranged by the Participant for the mobility.