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SmartLink Project (South-east-west Mobility for Advanced Research, Learning, Innovation, Network and Knowledge) focuses on fostering international cooperation between European Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and HEIs in emerging Asian countries through the promotion of mobility at all level of studies (Undergraduate students, Masters students, PhD candidates, Post-doctoral researchers, academics and administrative staff). The project will support 116 mobility from Asia to Europe (29 UG, 26 PG, 23 PhDs, 13 PostDocs and 25 staff), and 44 mobility from Europe to Asia (3 UG, 3 PG, 6 PhDs, 7 PostDocs and 25 staff).
The SmartLink cooperation covers various disciplines with strong focus on research and training in the field of Smart technologies for a wide range of application areas: communication, governance, agricultural management, waste management, energy management, public health management, education, transportation/logistics management.
Applicants must first identify themselves which Target Group (TG1, TG2, TG3) they belong in. The three TGs distinguishes its applicants by their academic status and national conditions. You can check out the list of their partner institutions here.
The durations of the mobility scholarship are as below:
Below we explain in brief the eligibility criteria specifically for ASEAN applicants. To view the complete eligibility criteria, click here.
The scholarship covers monthly subsistence allowance as below:
- 1,000 € for Undergraduates/Master
- 1,500 € for Doctorate
- 1,800 € for Post-Doctoral
- 2,500 € for Staff
They also cover the university fee, one return (OR two one-way) ticket(s) from home country to host country and return, reimbursement of visa cost against the original receipts, and insurance coverage for the period of the mobility.
After checking if you meet their eligibility criteria, the available scholarships and their duration, you can fill their application form in their official site. Make sure you have all the required certificates and language skills to attend the sought programmes(s) and the institution(s).