FONASO is part of the Erasmus Mundus programme initiated by the European Commission to enhance and promote European higher education throughout the world.
Every year approximately 8-10 fellowships will be available to academically outstanding applicants.
FONASO only issues one annual call for applications covering both EU and third-country applicants in order to obtain one pool of applications among which to select the best.
The annual call announces selected research topics relevant to the application round.
Two different Erasmus Mundus Doctorate fellowships are available:
Furthermore, the doctoral candidate must not be resident nor have carried out her/his main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in one of these countries.
Third-Country doctoral candidates, who have previously received an Erasmus Mundus masters scholarship, can be awarded a Category A fellowship.
Doctoral candidates benefiting for an EMJD fellowship cannot benefit from other Community grants while carrying out their Erasmus Mundus doctoral activities.
For Category B fellowship holders, the FONASO universities in the mobility track must not be located in the country in which the doctoral candidate has obtained his/her last university degree.
You can only apply to maximum three Erasmus Mundus Programmes.
All FONASO doctoral candidates are in principle fully funded from the very start, i.e. the awarded fellowship(s) cover all salary costs and operational costs.