ESAA FAQs
  • Erasmus+ Programme and scholarship opportunities

    What scholarships does the EU offer?
    On top of national scholarship schemes, the EU offers a plethora of opportunities to study, train, gain experience, and volunteer abroad. Through the various components of the Erasmus+ programme, the umbrella programme encompassing a range of educational programmes targeting different categories of students. Have a look at this page to find ideas on scholarships with the Erasmus+ programme: ec.europa.eu/education/study-in-europe/planning-studies/scholarships-costs_en. Especially the Erasmus Mundus Programme offers full scholarships for students. For more details have a look here!


    How can I apply for other Erasmus+ Scholarships?
    (1) Visit the official website of the European Commission about the Erasmus+ Programme for education: ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/opportunities/overview_en
    (2) Choose the Erasmus+ opportunity you are interested in. Then, you will be prompted to the step by step process on how to apply and what scholarship opportunities are offered.

    How do I choose between the distinct programmes in Erasmus+?
    In choosing a programme, you must first know what your goals are, what career path you are trying to make, and what you intend to do with the knowledge that you will gain from the programme. For example, if you are solely interested in gaining practical knowledge, you may not need to pursue a full degree. Instead, you may be more interested in applying for an Erasmus+ internship programme. Have a look at all the possible options through this link! It will help you in your decision-making process.


    When is the deadline for submissions?

    Deadlines vary according to the individual programmes. To confirm the relevant deadlines, you should check the specific website of the programme you are interested in here.

    I am from Germany will do my complete Master´s degree in Spain at one university.  I have only found scholarships for spending semesters abroad, but are there scholarships for completely studying in another European country?
    If the programme you are going to take falls under the Erasmus+ scheme, then you may be able to get funding. Even if it is not under the Erasmus Mundus component, you may still qualify for a Master's loan under Erasmus+. For more information click here.


    Are there any scholarship opportunities for PhD studies?
    EC Scholarships for PhD studies are available under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme. The number of applicants accepted per PhD programme and programme deadlines depend on the field of study, usually called a "project." More information about the Marie Curie Actions programme and other European PhD scholarships and fellowships can be found on the Euraxess website.

  • Membership questions

    How do I become a member?
    You can get involved in ESAA by becoming a member of one of the four organisations, which will allow you to participate in events and projects. For more information check out this webpage.


    Who is eligible for ESAA’s membership?

    Anyone that is a member of one of our four member organisations (Erasmus Student Network (ESN), Erasmus Mundus Association (EMA), GaragErasmus (gE) and the OCEANS Network (OCEANS)).
    Please refer to their official websites in order to start your application process. If you are unsure which organisation would fit you best, have a look at this webpage for more details.

     


    Do I have to pay to be a member?
    No, you do not have to pay to become part of ESAA.
    Of the four member organisations (EMA, OCEANS, ESN, garagErasmus) only ESN request a membership fee (ESN card) that offers you many benefits such as discounts etc. All other organisations are free to join.


    Why should I become a member? / What are the benefits as a member?

    ESAA offers a number of activities, events and services for the members of its four organizations. By joining one of the ESAA member organisation you will be able to take part in annual meetings, task forces and will be eligible to apply for ESAA projects, realising your own local ideas, projects and events!

  • Information about ESAA structure

    What is ESAA?
    The Erasmus+ Student and Alumni Alliance (ESAA) is an alliance that brings together the Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association (EMA), the Erasmus Student Network (ESN), garagErasmus (gE) and the OCEANS Network. Please check out our official website if you want to get to know more about ESAA’s projects and activities.


    How many members does ESAA have?
    ESAA per say does not have members but its member organisations have very varied amount of international members.


    Who are the heads of ESAA?
    The Board is the steering body of ESAA and responsible for the major decisions concerning its functioning. It is composed by eight members nominated by the four organizations constituting ESAA. These members set the annual strategy and develop a work plan.


    What are ESAA task forces?
    ESAA has three task forces:
    •    The Communication task force is responsible for the network’s communication channels. It manages the website, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts.
    •    The Capacity Building task force organises ESAA Project and Erasmus+ workshops and events  to increase the awareness of the benefits of the ESAA Projects and  Erasmus+ programme. They also coordinate the pool of trainers.
    •    Project Officer task force organises and coordinates the ESAA Project application and evaluation process. To find out more about the ESAA Projects, click here: www.esaa-eu.org/nc/what-we-do/news/details/news/Detail/News/180-open-call-round-ii-esaa-projects/


    Where does ESAA have a representative office?
    ESAA does not have a representative office for now. The current Service Provider holds an office that can be best compared to a representative’s office.
    All relevant information about ESAA is being published on the ESAA website.


    How to volunteer and participate in ESAAs work?

    Become a member of one of the member organisation and you can become involved in one of the task forces and work on the development of ESAA and help establish action plans for the specific task forces. Alternatively, volunteer and organize your own project/event by applying for the ESAA projects (check the news section for more details). Share your expertise and knowledge! There are numerous great opportunities to become a part of ESAA and have lots of fun.

    What is an ESAA Representative? What are the benefits of being an (Organisation) Representative?
    The ESAA representatives are comprised of the respective representatives of the member organisations. In order to become a representative, one has to apply, be elected and be sent as a representative by their member organisation. For the specific process, please refer to the official websites of ESAA's member organisations.

  • ESAA Projects

    Does ESAA support projects for its members? If yes, how do I submit a funding proposal for a project?
    Yes, ESAA provides support.

    Eligibility:
    • Applicants must be members of the ESAA member Organisations:
    Erasmus Mundus Student and Alumni Association (EMA); Erasmus Student Network (ESN); OCEANS Network; garagErasmus

    ESAA project sizes:
    • There are currently three project sizes ranging from „Small projects“ and „Medium projects“ to „Large projects“ each ones with their respective funding size.

    Clusters:
    • All ESAA Projects need to align with at least one of the following clusters:
    Cluster 1: Strengthening Higher Education Quality
    Cluster 2: Spreading Erasmus+ and Widening Participation
    Cluster 3: Increasing Social Inclusion, Empowerment, and Participation
    Cluster 4: Capacity Building

    More Information:
    Have a look on the ESAA news page for the newest information on upcoming calls for projects here. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the ESAA Project Officer task force at esaa.projectsesaa-eu org


    Does ESAA have any local activities in my city, country or region?
    Maybe! To find out please visit the ESAA website at the link „News“. Here ESAA informs about new local activities in your city/country and region or check out the ESAA Facebook page for upcoming events.


    How can I propose local projects in my city, country, or region?

    Members of an ESAA organisation can organise their own event through the „ESAA Projects“ programme. Get informed about the most recent open calls for projects on the ESAA website at the link „News“.

  • Networking & career support

    Does ESAA have a mentoring program?
    No, ESAA does not have its own mentoring programme. However, some of our organisations have a mentoring programme such as ESN, EMA and gE. Check out their local pages for more detail.


    How does ESAA help its members find jobs?
    With multiple projects realised by member organisations in the past, ESAA provides a platform for a variety of informative events about career opportunities and professional development. Just have a look in the news section for upcoming projects in your area.


    Does ESAA provide any job search facilities?
    No, ESAA does not have its own job search facility. However, have a look at the following links from our member organisations:
    •    garagErasmus
    •    ESN: internships and jobs
    •    Erasmus Mundus Association

ESAA - Erasmus+ Student and Alumni Alliance

We offer Erasmus+ students and alumni a dynamic platform for networking, professional development and intercultural exchange.

loading website...