Scholarships in Europe open to Middle Eastern students

Deadline is Jan.22. priority given to refugees and displaced

15 January, 14:27

    (ANSAmed) - BRUSSELS, JANUARY 15 - Students and staff from universities in the Palestinian Territories, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria have time until January 22 to apply for a scholarship in Europe under the Phoenix Erasmus Mundus project. The programme kicks off between August and September 2014 and citizens from the Middle Eastern area living in a particularly vulnerable situation, such as refugees and internally displaced, are a key priority of the project.

    The scholarships are 150, according to the website of Enpi (, and are available for high school and university graduates, PhD and post-PhD students as well as academic and administrative staff to work or study for a period of time in Europe. Scholarships include a monthly check and cover travel, insurance and registration expenses.

    The Phoenix project is coordinated by the university of Almeria in Spain and is funded by the European Commission's programme Arasmus Mundus-Action 2.

    It is aimed at developing exchanges based on cooperation between 17 universities: three are Palestinian, two Lebanese, pone Syrian and two Jordanian on one side while another nine European universities are based in Spain, France, Portugal, Belgium, Italy, Finland, Poland and Germany.

    Information and application forms are available on the website of Phoenix

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