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AUSMIP✚ PhD Mobility

AUSMIP+   PhD Mobility, Criteria and Procedures for Applications;

1.    Only holders of a Master degree, who, at the moment of their application are regularly enrolled in a Doctoral Program or PhD researchers conducting their research at any of the European and third country participating partners to the Ausmip program are eligible.  

2.   EU applications will be accepted of candidates not yet enrolled in a PhD program, but who intend to commence their PhD research via the Ausmip Program.  In such case, if approved, their Ausmip application’s final endorsement can only be proceeded after official enrollment in the home (sending) institution’s PhD program at least 3 weeks prior to the assessment deadline! 

NOTE; JAPANESE, KOREAN, AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND APPLICANTS MUST ALWAYS BE ENROLLED AS A PHD PRIOR TO THEIR AUSMIP APPLICATION.

3.    For the academic year 2014-2015, no co-tutelles will be established.  Each department reserves the right to set additional criteria as to during what stage of their research, PhD researchers can be exchanged to one of the Ausmip partners.

4.    PhD candidates applying from the EU to a third country participating department must have the EU-28 nationality.  Non-EU applicants (for research in Japan, Korea, Australia and New-Zealand) are not eligible for funding under any circumstances.   Applications from third countries’ participating departments in Japan, Korea, New-Zealand and Australia to the EU are restricted to nationals from the following countries; Japan, Korea, (ROK), Australia, New-Zealand, USA, Canada, Brunei, Macau, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan*, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates.  (*) Note Chinese nationals cannot apply.

NON ELIGIBLE NATIONALITIES MAY APPLY FOR A NON-FUNDED AUSMIP MOBILITY.  IF APPROVED NOTE THE PROGRAM CAN NOT FINANCIALLY CONTRIBUTE IN ANY WAY TO YOUR MOBILITY ABROAD. 

5.    The AUSMIP+ program is an Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Partnership Building Program, seeking to stimulate research exchange and mobility between the EU and the third countries.  Within the AUSMIP+ framework, young researchers are especially encouraged.  In this regard, applicants who are only commencing, or considering a PhD, are strongly encouraged to make use of the AUSMIP✚ program.  

6.    English is the common language of the AUSMIP✚ program.  Researchers should have a good command of English, both spoken and written.  Take note language eligibility criteria differ per region.

For Applications to the EU, Japan and Korea;

Applicants are required to demonstrate their proficiency in English, and are advised to do so through submitting the results of a recognized language proficiency test such as IELTS (Academic version, overall band score of at least 6.5) or TOEFL (minimum score of at least 580 (paper-based) or 237 (computer based) or 92 (internet based)).  
For some departments, you may be asked to submit these results compulsory prior to the final endorsement of your application, and/or be required to participate to additional tests prior to acceptance.

For Applications to Australia and New-Zealand;

Minimum grades required in any of the following tests, or equivalent, are as follows:

IELTS (Academic English only):       7.0 (written 7.0 with no band less than 6.0)

TOEFL (Paper based test):            600 + TWE 5.0

TOEFL (Computer based test):       250 + 5.0 essay rating

TOEFL (Internet based test):         94 + Writing 27; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13

NOTE; Required scores must be achieved from a single test report, even if you have sat for multiple TOEFL or IELTS tests, and must have been attempted within the last two years prior to the submitting date of your Ausmip application.

Further information about equivalent demonstration of English proficiency is available at http://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/admissions/entry-requirements/language-requirements  (see ‘For graduate applicants)

Applicants who passed a local University English language exam can provide and upload a letter of their home department certifying the candidate’s language level.  This letter should mention the applicant’s name, date of birth, and certification of having passed the University’s English exam with sufficient results, (academic skills achievement CEFR C1) & date and location of the exam. 

The letter needs to be on official University letterhead and must be signed by a member of staff with the appropriate authority.

 

Example;

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN;

this is to certify that (STUDENT NAME), born on (DATE OF BIRTH), passed our university English exam with sufficient results (academic skills achievement of CEFR C1).  This exam was conducted at (UNIVERSUTY NAME), (LOCATION) on (DATE).

7.    Participating researchers will remain enrolled at their home (sending) department during the entire duration of their mobility, and are exempted from any tuition fees at the host department.  However, you may be asked to pay for certain expenses such as library fees, copies, and so forth.

8.    The maximum period of exchange is 12 months.  Exceptionally this period can be extended, if approved by both the host and sending Department.  For any mobility beyond 12 months, please contact your local coordinator prior to submitting your application.

9.    Applications are to be submitted via the program’s website only.  Candidates must complete all requested information on the online forms, failure to do so renders any application ineligible.

10.    Assessment of the applications includes minimum three assessors, including the sending partner, host partner and all regional partners.  For all applications, the sending partners’ weight in the assessment is 35%, the host department is equally 35 %, while all regional partners’ vote weighs equal, divided over the remaining 30%.
The AUSMIP+ partnership consists of four regions; the EU (5 partners), Japan, (3 partners), South Korea (2 partners) and the Pacific Region, (2 partners).

11.    Deadlines are different per region, please make sure to check and submit your application on time.

 

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Latest start Mobility (PhD and Post-Doc) all Regions.

31 December 2014

12.    All assessments will receive a mark and ranking.  Applications scoring;

  • over 80% are always accepted by definition.
  • over 70 % may be subject to reductions in time, depending on the availability of the remaining funding.
  • over 65 %, are put on hold, candidates might obtain grants in case higher ranked applicatants decline stipends.  In such case applicants might be asked to improve the submitted materials, such as research plans or any other relevant aspects of their application.
  • less than 65 % will not be accepted.
  • Applicants who do not comply with articles 1, 2 ,3 & 4 will be vetoed by the sending department.

The AUSMIP+ program is funded by the EACEA, strict rules apply as to the quota per partner and kind of mobility.  Even though your application might be approved by the assessors, it might not be granted due to insufficient funding or if in excess of quota.  Note that the highest ranked applications will always be prioritized.  Please make sure to check with your local coordinator about quota prior to making an application.
Designated assessors are entitled to obtain additional advice from third experts, however only the program’s official assessors are eligible to cast their vote.

13.    The selection & completion procedures consists of 7 principal phases, all managed via a digital database;

Initial Phase;    You are strongly advised to discuss your application with your promoter, international office, sending & host local coordinator and department prior to submitting any candidature.    
Preparatory Phase;    Prepare your application off-line, make sure to arrange for your letters of recommendation, as you will need to include two letters of recommendations, of which one by your PhD promoter.  
    Note you must, but cannot submit more than 2 letters of recommendation.
Phase 1;    Register, then upload your completed application, letters of reference and all required materials via the website.
Phase 2;    Assessment of your application. (about 4 weeks)
Phase 3;    Selected candidates receive an acceptance form, and are informed about their ranking.  Acceptance forms should be uploaded within 4 weeks. Your acceptance form will ask you to confirm your research plan, which will then count as a contract for your AUSMIP✚ mobility period.  

Appeal

In case you do not agree with the assessment of your application, you can submit an appeal within two weeks of receiving the assessment committee's decision.  Any appeal can only be submitted via the local coordinator at your home (sending) Department.


The AUSMIP+ contract only concerns the Ausmip program, you may be asked to sign an additional research contract, depending on the requirements of your own department or doctoral school.
Please make sure to discuss your acceptance with your department and ascertain your mobility is also endorsed institutionally.


Phase 4;    Confirmed applications will be endorsed by the local coordinator (sending Department), and checked in coordination with the program coordinator for compliance with the program’s quota and then send to the EACEA for a final approval.
Phase 5    The sending Department receives your stipend, which will be transmitted to your account in accordance with your own departments’ regulations.
Research period abroad; minimum 6 months, maximum 12 months.
Phase 6    Approximately one month prior to the completion of your research period you will receive a ‘Research Report’ form, which you will need to upload via the website.
    The research report is to be submitted by all grantees, you may be asked by your home department to submit additional proof of your research.
Phase 7    After approval of your research report by your local coordinator you will receive a ‘Completion’ form, indicating any possible balance payments to be reimbursed via your department.
Note that your research report might be published online on the Ausmip website.  

Please take into account that it takes minimum about 20 weeks between submitting your application and commencement of your research at the Host Department.

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February 2012 Commencement Applications via website, all Regions
Deadline Applications
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June 16 2013
Deadline Assessments (Coordinators)
June 30 2013
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June 30 2013
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June 30 2013
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August 12 2013
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August 12 2013
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August 12 2013
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August 12 2013
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August 18 2013
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August 18 2013
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August 18 2013
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August 18 2013
Deadline Confirmation to EU (Program Coordinator)
September 1 2013
Deadline Confirmation to EU (Program Coordinator)
September 1 2013
Deadline Confirmation to EU (Program Coordinator)
September 1 2013
Deadline Confirmation to EU (Program Coordinator)
September 1 2013
Start Payments to Departments
October 14 2013
Start Payments to Departments
October 14 2013
Start Payments to Departments
October 14 2013
Start Payments to Departments
October 14 2013
Earliest start Mobility
October 1 2013
Earliest start Mobility
October 1 2013
Earliest start Mobility
October 1 2013
Earliest start Mobility
October 1 2013
Deadline Applications
November 4 2013
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November 4 2013
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November 4 2013
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November 4 2013
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December 4 2013
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December 16 2013
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December 16 2013
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December 16 2013
Deadline Acceptance (Applicants)
December 16 2013
Deadline Endorsements (Coordinators)
January 6 2014
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January 6 2014
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January 6 2014
Deadline Endorsements (Coordinators)
January 6 2014
Deadline Confirmation to EU (Program Coordinator)
January 31 2014
Deadline Confirmation to EU (Program Coordinator)
January 31 2014
Deadline Confirmation to EU (Program Coordinator)
January 31 2014
Deadline Confirmation to EU (Program Coordinator)
January 31 2014
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Latest start Mobility all Regions.
31 December 2012

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