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Study and research at the University of Groningen and in Russia within the AURORA project

Aurora project

The Erasmus Mundus Action 2 mobility project AURORA facilitates mobility between the EU and Russia. Mobility grants can be obtained by students and staff of universities that are a member of the AURORA consortium, but also by Russian students who are not registered at one of the participating Russian universities. Aurora is funded by from the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 programme, a co-operation and mobility scheme, implemented by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency. The AURORA project website contains more information on the partners, on the application procedure, as well as links to the contact persons for each partner.

Grants are available for study, research and professional visit purposes at doctorate, post-doctorate and staff mobility levels. Application deadline is 11 December 2014, 14:00 Finnish time (+2 GMT).

Available grants:

Mobility Level Students, research and staff of European partners universities (TGI) Students, research and staff of Russian partners universities (TGI) Other EU citizens (TG2) Other Russian (TG2) Russian citizens in vulnerable situations (TG3)
Doctorate 6-10 months 6-22 months 6-10 months 6-22 months 6-22 months
Post-doctorate 6-10 months 6-10 months 6-10 months 6-10 months 6-10 months
Staff 1 month 1-2 months 1 month 1 month -

Incoming and outgoing mobility

The AURORA project facilitates both incoming and outgoing mobility for PhDs, postdocs and staff. RUG students and staff can apply for a scholarship to a Russian university which is a partner in AURORA. Russian students and staff from ANY Russian university can apply for Groningen.

Incoming mobility

The University of Groningen has nine faculties which all participate in AURORA. These faculties are the following, and may admit all types of mobility for which grants are available. Please check the AURORA website and the University of Groningen website.

Doctoral students an postdocs

Doctoral students and postdocs may consult either of the following websites to gather more information on the extensive offer within the University of Groningen:

PhD students and postdocs should find an appropriate supervisor for the research they are planning to work on. For this reason they are requested to send their CV and research or work plan to the academic of their choice, to the coordinator of the Graduate School the group is related to, and to the AURORA local coordinator. In case a professor agrees to support the application, he/she will provide a “pre-acceptance” letter which should be uploaded in the application for the AURORA scholarship.

Academic staff

Academic staff may send an e-mail directly to the colleague(s) at the University of Groningen (CC to the local AURORA coordinator) and prepare the work plan. In case a work plan can be decided upon, and the application is supported by the future host, the AURORA local coordinator will send the applicant a letter of invitation which should be uploaded in the online application for the AURORA scholarship.

Outgoing mobility

RUG researchers and staff are requested to carefully read the possibilities and guidelines on the AURORA website. They are also free to contact the local co-ordinator any time.

More information


The AURORA call for applications will be launched 14 October 2014; closing date is 11 December 2014, 14.00 h Finnish time (+2 GMT). Applicants can only apply online on the website of the AURORA project, managed by the project co-ordinator at the University of Turku.

Laatst gewijzigd:15 oktober 2014 10:34