News archive - EU Scholarships for Western Balkan students

The Southeast European University in Tetovo, the University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje, and the University of St. Kliment Ohridski in Bitola are taking part in the Basileus project (Balkans Academic Scheme for the Internationalisation of Learning in cooperation with EU universities) funded by the European Union in the framework of the Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window programme.

This programme is a mobility scheme in the area of higher education which provides for exchanges of students, researchers and academic staff and supports mobility from non-EU countries to EU member states.

The Basileus project, which is coordinated by the University of Gent in Belgium, provides funding for academic mobility from the Western Balkans to the EU and vice-versa.
Students and staff members of all partnership universities (eight EU universities and twelve universities in the Western Balkans region), as well as students from educational institutions in the Western Balkan countries not included in the Basileus partnership, can apply for scholarships.
A number of application cycles has already been completed. New calls are expected to be launched by early 2009. Information on eligibility criteria and admission procedures can be found on the project website:

Information on scholarship opportunities under the Erasmus Mundus programme for students from the Western Balkan countries intending to pursue master's courses can be found at:

"Studying in Europe, EU scholarships for Western Balkan students" is the title of a new brochure prepared by the European Commission, which has now become available on line . The brochure offers practical information on who can benefit from scholarship opportunities in EU member states and associated European countries, visa issues, and links to web pages providing further detailed information such as deadlines for application.

Brochure download: below.


Entry created by Katarina Rohsmann on October 28, 2008
Modified on October 28, 2008