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University of Groningen consortium awarded EU mobility grant for cooperation with Middle America

03 July 2009

In June 2009, a consortium led by the University of Groningen was awarded a grant of several million euros within the Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window (EM ECW, lot 20). The countries involved are Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador. This particular project makes student and academic staff mobility possible between higher education institutions in Middle America and the European consortium partners.  Students and staff who successfully apply will receive a full scholarship for their period of stay at the institution of their choice.

The awarding of the project to the University of Groningen can be seen as a continuation of a successful implementation of the EM ECW programme for Mexico in 2008.

Consortium partners


University of Groningen, Universidad de Deusto, Technische Universität München, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille 1, Universidade do Porto, Università degli Studi di Padova

Middle America


Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Universidad de Guadalajara, Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla


Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, Universidad Rafael Landívar


Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras, Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán


Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua-Managua, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua-León

El Salvador

Universidad de El Salvador, Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas

Exchange is possible at all levels: bachelor, master, PhD, post-doctoral research and academic staff.

Please note that mobility from Middle America to Europe is not limited to students and academic staff registered at one of the institutions mentioned above. The EM ECW programme is designed to also benefit other groups: third-country nationals not enrolled at one of the partner institutions as well as persons in vulnerable situations.

How to apply

Application should be done online, please visit:

The website provides more information on the availability of places within each target group, the programmes you may apply to at each institution, and the duration and height of the scholarships.

More information

For more information, please contact the EM ECW lot 20 programme coordinators at

For general information on cooperation of the University of Groningen with Latin America, please contact Joyce Fongers: or

> General information on EM ECW

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