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1 MARHABA Program for Excellence Academy Cooperation Exchange ERASMUS MUNDUS PROJECT Dr. Nadia A. Salih

2 What is MARHABA? MARHABA is an Erasmus Mundus Project aiming at:
Developing further collaboration among the European Union and Iran, Iraq for sending and hosting mobility of talented students and staff. Enhancing capacity, transparency and employability as well as skills and qualification of institutions and individuals. The MARHABA project promotes 125 flows of students and staff (to and from EU) in a collaborative framework which includes a balanced representation of 9 Universities in Iran and Iraq (5 in Iran and 4 in Iraq) and another 9 Universities in eight European countries (Spain, Germany, France, Poland, Italy, United Kingdom, Bulgaria and Portugal).

3 Brief description The project MARHABA, coordinated by the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) is one of the proposals approved by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency for (Iran and Iraq), in 2014. Mobilities: 125 Mobilities addressed to beneficiaries and citizens promotes flows of students and staff from the European Union towards Iran and Iraq and from Iran and Iraq towards the EU. Academic levels: undergraduate, master, doctorate, post-doctorate and staff.

4 European partners: University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Technical University of Berlin, Germany University of Nantes, France Bielsko-Biała School of Finances and Law, Poland University of Minho, Portugal University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Bulgaria Staffordshire University, UK University of Cagliari, Italy University of Almeria, Spain

5 Third Country partners
Iran University of Medical sciences, Iran University of Sulamani, Iraq Sharif University of Technology, Iran Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran University of raparin, Iraq University of Tehran, Iran Halabja University, Iraq Koya University, Iraq Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

6 Beneficiaries: Candidates belonging to one of the following target groups can be selected for Marhaba project: Target Group 1 (TG1): Students and Academic Staff registered in one of the partner universities belonging to the consortium. Undergraduate students must have successfully completed at least one year of studies in their home institution; Target Group 2 (TG2): Nationals from the third countries of the consortium in a particularly vulnerable situation due to social and political reasons.

7 Amount of the grant: MARHABA includes travel and insurance costs and a monthly allowance of: 1.000€ for Undergraduate 1.000€ for Master 1.500€ for Doctorate 1.800€ for Post-doctorate 2.500€ for Academic Staff

8 Duration of the mobilities:
Undergraduate: 6 and 10 months Master: 6 and 18 months Doctorate: 6 and 34 months Post doctorate: 6 months Academic Staff: 1 month

9 Mobilities from EU to Iran or Iraq
MOBILITY FROM EU TO MIDDLE EAST Europeans TG1 TG2 TOTAL Undergraduate 04 - Master 08  01 09 Doctorate 10 Post-doctorate 01 02 Staff 32 03 35

10 Mobilities from Iran/Iraq to EU
MOBILITY FROM MIDDLE EAST TO EU Middle East Undergraduate Master Doctorate Post- doctorate Staff TOTAL Iran 17 9 10 4 49 Iraq 15 7 8 2 41 32 16 18 6 90

11 mobilities (from Iraq)
MOBILITY FROM IRAQ TO EU ACADEMIC LEVEL TG1 TG2 TOTAL Undergraduate 15 Master 05 01 07 Doctorate 06 08 Post-doctorate 02 Staff 09 - 37 41




15 Student support services
Practical arrangements for the reception of incoming students and scholars in the USC Assistance for obtaining visa (invitation letters, contact with the embassies, etc.) Administrative support accommodation arrangements Language adaptation courses Support for residence permit Academic guidance Students’ associations Reception upon arrival: welcoming events Opening bank accounts Registration procedures Services for students with special needs and/or disabilities Advice on daily life eventualities (public transportation, healthcare services, social and cultural integration)

16 Applicants are urged to work on their language proficiency qualification.
That is why it is necessary to have one of these certificates (IELTS,TOEFL,PEARSON) The end time for application is 31/12/2014. This project is open to all fields of study

17 Application Periods
The On-line application works with four periods for: Registration period Pre-selection period Selection period Remaining period …………………………………………

18 The access will be through the emundus web site with the login and passwords provided. The USC will upload and create the program coordinators and the tool will authomatically send the login and password. Then program coordinator may create institution coordinators

19 Coordination- Universities section
As institutional coordinator, you will see a section called “universities” Coordination- Universities section

20 Coordination-universities section
Editing one university, there is access to the academic offer of that universtiy. This indicates the lot in which the university participates and the fields of study covered (offered). Program coordinators had been asked to fill in an excel file about the academic offer . This excel file, once uploaded, will be available for prospective candidates during the registration period.

21 Coordination- students section
Under the “students section”, as I mentioned, institution coordinators may see only students after the end of the registration period and only those who belong to his/her institution . Program coordinators can see at any moment the students who are registered (concerning his/her Institution).

22 Supporting documents Coordinators may also check all the uploaded documents.

23 Setting timetable (as explained in previous presentations)

24 3 main steps of online registration

25 All fields have to be filled to proceed to step 2 .
Otherwise, a warning message will appear.

26 After filling all applications click on “Continue to step 3”

27 Students will received the following message at their email addresses

MARHABA PROJECT- SELECTION CRITERIA % Academic record 55 Language skills 30 Academic Suitability and relevance of the application 10 Motivation 05


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