WELCOME (Widening Egyptian and Lebanese COoperation and Mobility with Europe) is an Erasmus Mundus Action 2 project funded by the European Commission and active from October 2011 to October 2015. The project was organized by a Partnership of some of the most prestigious universities in Europe, Egypt and Lebanon.

WELCOME provided scholarships for nationals of Egypt and Lebanon to spend a mobility period in Europe and viceversa on a wide variety of academic fields at different levels of study (Undergraduate, Master, Doctorate, Post-Doctorate and Staff). The scholarships covered subsistence allowances, travel costs, tuition/registration fees and insurance costs.

Mobilities within the programme were successfully completed. 215 individuals (114 Egyptian, 66 Lebanese and 35 European nationals) from a broad range of academic areas and levels benefited from the opportunity to broaden their perspective by studying, teaching or doing research.

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Latest News


No more call for applications available

We are glad to let all know that the WELCOME project awarded all available scholarships!

Therefore, no further call will be opened.


Selection Outcomes WELCOME 3rd Call for applications have been published !!!

We are pleased to announce that the Selection WELCOME Third Call for Applications has been succesfully concluded and all outcomes have been published. Please check all selected and reserve candidates under the following link: WELCOME Third cohort Selection outcomes application/pdf (106.97 kB)

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