News archive - WBC students increasingly supported by Erasmus Mundus scholarships

Within the "Erasmus Mundus – Western Balkans Window", starting in academic year 2007/08, up to 100 students from the region can undertake each year postgraduate studies in EU-based high profile master courses. Support is provided from the CARDS and IPA programmes.

For the academic year 2008/09 a decision was taken under the "Erasmus Mundus - External Cooperation Window", to enable the exchange of up to 500 undergraduate and graduate students, doctoral and post-doctoral candidates and academic staff between the Western Balkan region and the EU Member States. Support for the scheme is provided from IPA.

Around €10 million of Community support is earmarked annually for these activities. As of the academic year 2009/2010, the Commission intends to double this annual allocation. This would enable several hundreds additional students to receive a scholarship.

In the academic year of 2009/10, the current Western Balkans window will be transformed into a "Western Balkans and Turkey Window", including Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo under UNSC Resolution 1244/99, as well as Turkey.


Sources: Rapid Press Release of March 5, 2008;, as accessed on January 8, 2009. 

Entry created by Katarina Rohsmann on January 8, 2009
Modified on January 8, 2009