Invitation EHEVF 2018


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About EHEVF 2018

Following on from the highly successful European Higher Education Virtual Fair India and South Asia 2015 and 2016, the Delegation of the European Union to India, in collaboration with EU Member States, is going to organize the  European Higher Education Virtual Fair India 2018 (EHEVF 2018) in the middle of the year.

An innovative, ‘Virtual’ initiative, EHEVF 2018   will be designed to highlight the many benefits of Europe as a high standard higher education destination, to potential international students, researchers, and academics across India.

EHEVF 2018 will comprise of two components – this website and a series of webinars by leading higher education institutions (HEIs) from the EU Member States for students from India.

This online portal/website acts as an interface between Indian students, researchers and academics on the one hand - and European Higher Education institutions on the other. Information is presented in several useful sections including ‘EU countries’ and ‘Subject Specialities’. Each participating European Higher Education Institution has its own micro-page containing information on programmes and courses, qualifications, institutional background, alumni, scholarships, and living and accommodation.

The last Virtual Fair, which was held in July and September 2016, did allow Indian and South Asian students, researchers and academics to interact with European higher education representatives through multiple webinars and personalized Q&A with the participating universities and EU member state representatives.

ERASMUS+ is the European Union Programme for 2014-2020 to support projects, partnerships, events and mobility in the areas of education, training, youth and sport.


Academic Excellence  

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees:

  • Scholarships for students and researchers of exceptional quality to follow an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) or an Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate (EMJD) at two or more European universities. There are currently 116 masters and 29 doctoral courses to choose from. New Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees will be added annually under Erasmus+. Masters students, doctoral candidates and academics apply directly to the selected joint programmes.

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees: here

Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorates: here

Short-term credit mobility:

  • Mobility grants for students and doctoral candidates (up to 12 months) who will spend part of their study or research period abroad at a partner university, and have the mobility period recognized to contribute to their degree back home. Opportunities will also be available for university staff, but for shorter periods (up to 2 months). For more information please contact your University’s international office.

University Partnerships:

  • Scholarships of different durations for students, researchers and academic staff in the framework of Erasmus Mundus University Partnerships between European and non-European universities. Students, researchers and staff apply directly to the selected partnerships: these opportunities will be available up to 2017.

Erasmus Mundus Partnerships:here

How much

  • The size of the scholarship varies according to the level of the studies, research or secondment and duration.

More information

Erasmus+ Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees: here

Erasmus+ websites: here

Erasmus Mundus website: here

EMA - Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association: here



Funding excellent research careers

  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowships offer attractive career development opportunities in prestigious research teams in Europe, whatever the nationality or scientific domain of the researcher. Organisations from whatever sector and country can participate in MSCA projects.
  • Innovative Training Network (ITN) advertise positions for researchers at the beginning of their careers on the Euraxess portal. Some of these positions enable trainee researchers to obtain an Industrial Doctorate or a Joint Doctorate.
  • Individual Fellowships (IF) are for experienced researchers to undertake their own research project at a host organisation in another country, thus gaining new skills through advanced training and possibly intersectoral mobility.
  • Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) enables international and intersectoral collaboration, based on short-term staff exchanges between organisations worldwide.
  • Co-Funding of regional, national and international programmes (COFUND) results in many high-quality fellowship or doctoral programme positions (also advertised on the Euraxess portal), which include transnational mobility.


  • Organisations seeking to host researchers, individual experienced researchers seeking to work in another country, possibly in industry including SMEs.


  • Researchers can either apply for a specific position offered by an ITN or COFUND project or, if they meet the definition of experienced researcher, submit a proposal in response to a call for proposals for Individual Fellowships.

How much

  • Researchers receive a competitive salary, and allowances to cover travel and family costs. Their employer also benefits from a contribution to research costs, including provision for training and career development.

More information, including calls and contact details, on: •

Ask the National Contact Point in your country for further assistance:here

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions are run by the Research Executive Agency under the EU Research and Innovation Programme Horizon 2020:


Where excellence meets creativity

  • The ERC supports excellent investigator–driven, high-risk/high- gain, frontier research projects without predetermined research priorities. No consortia, no co-financing are needed.

Scientific excellence is the sole evaluation criterion.

The ERC offers the following grants to individual researchers:

  • ERC Starting Grants

For researchers at the stage of establishing an independent research career with 2 to 7 years experience since completing their PhD.

Funding per grant: up to € 2.0 Mio for up to 5 years

  • ERC Consolidator Grants

For researchers at the stage of consolidating their research career with 7 to 12 years experience since completing their PhD.

Funding per grant: up to € 2.75 Mio for up to 5 years

  • ERC Advanced Grants

For researchers with a track record of significant research achievements in the last 10 years.

Funding per grant: up to € 3.5 Mio for up to 5 years

  • ERC Synergy Grants (Pilot scheme)

For small groups of researchers collaborating on a complex scientific problem at the frontiers of knowledge.

Funding per grant: up to € 15 Mio for up to 6 years


  • Top-researchers of any nationality and age from anywhere in the world.


  • Research projects must be carried out in a public or private research institution based in an EU Member State (•), an Associated Country (•), or an International European Interest Organisation (•).


  • Applications can be submitted only in response to calls for proposals via the Electronic Proposal Submission Services (EPSS), on the participant portal.
  • Calls for Proposals are published annually on the: ERC website: here Horizon 2020 Participant Portal: (here)

To access power point presentations on the above, please click here: