erasmus

International Islamic university, Islamabad
[faculty of shariah & law]

                                               

THE ERASMUS MUNDUS SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE STUDENTS, STAFF AND FACULTY OF IIU

Introduction to Erasmus Mundas Scholarship :

Erasmus Mundus is the international counterpart of the Erasmus programme, which is named after the Dutch scholar Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, who studied in different monastic schools in Europe in the 15th century. ‘Mundus’ is Latin for world, meaning the name ‘Erasmus Mundus programme’ stands for the International version of the Erasmus programme. It was created on 5 December 2003, gazetted on 31 December 2003 in the official journal of the European Union and became an official programme on 20 January 2004

Objectives:

The main general objective, from the European Union’s Lisbon Strategy, is to make Europe ‘the most competitive and knowledge-based economy in the world and a reference for high quality and excellence in education’. There are over 100 masters programmes designed to help this happen; the full list can be found on the European Commission website. Specific objectives are:

  • Promoting a European oriented higher education.
  • Attracting qualified graduates and scholars from other parts of the world to obtain qualifications and/or experience in the EU.
  • Increasing co-operation between the EU and ‘third-country’ institutions such as International Islamic University of Pakistan.
  • Increasing the visibility of European higher education throughout the world.

The Erasmus Mandus External Cooperation window (EM ECW):

The EM ECW is a cooperation and mobility scheme in the area of higher education cooperation launched by Europe Aid Cooperation Office and implemented by the Executive Agency Education, Audiovisual and Culture. EM ECW is designated to foster cooperation in the field of higher education between the European Union and Third World Countries through a cooperation and mobility scheme addressing students and academic staff.

Partnership of IIU in Erasmus Mandus Scholarship Lot 11:

Faculty of Shariah & Law, Women Section submitted a project for scholarships and Faculty exchange under EM ECW in 2008. Dr Farkhnda Zia Professor Department of Law under the guidance of Dr Anwar H. Siddiqui in consultation with Dr.Muhammad Zia Ul-Haq submitted IIU Project for the Scholarship. The proposal of IIU was accepted and IIU was declared Partner in Lot-11.IIU is the First University in Public sector of Pakistan, which has been declared partner of this Scholarship Scheme. IIU was invited to attend the pre-meeting and Summit of EM ECW Lot 11.

Erasmus Mandus Scholarship Summit :

On the recommendation of Dean, Faculty of Shariah & Law, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, Chairman, Department of Shariah was nominated by the IIU to attended the pre-meeting in Nepal from 30.09-2009 to 01.10.2009 and EM ECW Summit in India from 06.10.2009 to 10.10.2009. In which the scholarships for IIU were approved.

Scholarships for IIU Students, Faculty and Staff :

In the Summit, the Project Coordinator and main partner institution Vrije University Brussel, Belgium informed that following scholarships have been allocated to International Islamic University, Islamabad (mainly for Faculty of Shariah & Law, Female Campus):-

 

S.No.

Title of Scholarship

No. of Scholarship

Period of Scholarship

Amount of Scholarship/ Stipend

1.       

Undergraduate

02

05 Months

1000 € p.m.

2.       

Undergraduate

02

10 Months

1000 € p.m.

3.       

Postgraduate

03

10 Months

1000 € p.m.

4.       

Postgraduate

02

22 Months

1000 € p.m.

5.       

Ph.D

02

22 Months

1500 € p.m.

6.       

Ph.D

04

34 Months

1500 € p.m.

7.       

Post Doc

01

10 Months

1800 € p.m.

8.       

Faculty/Staff Exchange

06

01 Month

2500 € p.m.

Fringe Benefits of  the Erasmus Mandus Scholarship :

In addition to above mentioned monthly allowance, the scholarship also includes:

  1. Return air tickets,
  2. Insurance cover between the departure and return and
  3. Where applicable tuition fee.

Responsibilities of IIU in Erasmus Mandus Scholarships :

As per Consortium Agreement, IIU has to organize and implement the activities of the project which involves selection of the candidates, arrangements of their placements in partner European Universities, arrangements of the mobility of the scholars and other activities as required by the project. Therefore, IIU has to appoint a Project Team to administer the activities of the project.

IIU in Erasmus Mandus Scholarships Project Team :

On the Recommendation of Dean Faculty of Shariah & Law, President IIU has approved following IIU Project team for implementation of the Project. The Project team is notified by the Directorate of Academics Vide No. IIU/D(Acad)-92/2009-9051 dated 26-10-2009:

EM ECW IIU LOT 11 PROJECT STEERING COMMITTEE

 

S.No.

Name & Designation

Designation in Project Management

     

1.       

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tahir Mansoori,
Dean, Faculty of Shariah & Law,  IIU

Chairman

     

2.       

Director, Female Campus or her nominee

Member

     

3.       

Dr. Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq,

Chairman/Professor,

Department of Shariah, IIU, Islamabad.

Member/Secretary

4.       

Prof. Dr. Sahibzada Sajid-ur-Rehman,

Director, Dawah Academy, IIU

Member

5.       

Mr. Gulzar Ahmad Khawaja,

Director, Academic Planning & Coordination

Member

6.       

Ms. Shagufta Haroon,

Director (Academics), IIU

Member

7.       

Mr. Muhammad Munir,

In charge, Department of Law, FS&L

Member

8.       

Ms. Samina Bashir,

Incharge, Faculty of Shariah & Law, Women Section

Member

EM ECW IIU LOT 11 PROJECT DIRECTOR :

Dr. Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq,
Chairman/Professor, Department of Shariah, IIU, Islamabad.

EM ECW IIU LOT 11 PROJECT COORDINATOR :

Ms. Samina Bashir,
Incharge, Faculty of Shariah & Law, Women Section, IIU

Responsibilities of IIU  Erasmus Mandus Project Team :

IIU Project Team is responsible for administration of the process of selection of candidates through an open call based on objective criteria in a transparent manner. The Project Team is also responsible to coordinate the other activities of the Project and mobility of students and staff from IIU to partner European universities.

Selection Criteria for Erasmus Mandus Programme :

A-Criteria for Undergraduate Scholarship :

CGPA in Completed Exams of IIU

Marks in Intermediate

English proficiency (to be checked through Language test

Research /Curriculum activities

Interview

Total

50%

20%

10%

10%

10%

100

B-Criteria for Post Graduate Scholarship:

CGPA in Completed Exams of IIU

Marks in Graduation/

LLB

English proficiency (IELTS/GRE General/GAT General/TOFEL

Approval of Topic of MS/LLM by faculty Board 

Work Experience /Published awarded Research paper

Interview

Total

40%

15%

15%

10%

10%

10%

100%

 

C-Criteria for PhD 22 Months Scholarship:

CGPA in Completed Exams of IIU

Marks in MS/LLM of IIU

English proficiency (IELTS/GRE General/GAT General/

TOFEL

Approval of Topic of PhD IIU Board of Advance Studies & research  

Work Experience /Published awarded Research paper

Interview

Total

40%

15%

15%

10%

10%

10%

100%

 

D-Criteria for PhD 34 Months Scholarship:

 

CGPA in LLM/MS

Marks in LLB/BS

English proficiency (IELTS/GRE General/GAT General/

TOFEL

Approval of Topic of PhD IIU Board of Advance Studies & research  

Work Experience /Published awarded Research paper

Interview

Total

40%

15%

15%

10%

10%

10%

100%

 

E-Criteria for Post Doc and Faculty/Staff Exchange:

The Criteria for Post Doc and Faculty Exchange is placed at the Project Website http://lot11.emecw.com. The same will be adopted for Post Doc and Faculty Exchange.

Minimum Eligibility and Dead lines for submission of Application under Erasmus Mundas IIU Scholarship:

Scholarship

Eligibility for Award of Scholarship

Date of submission of Application

Undergraduate for (Five Months) one semester

IIU enrolled Student with minimum CGPA 3.00 at least completed 4 semesters of Graduate Studies in IIU

14-11-2009

Undergraduate for (10 Months) Two semester

IIU enrolled Student with minimum CGPA 3.00 at least completed 4 semesters of Graduate Studies in IIU

14-11-2009

Post Graduate for (10 Moths) two semesters

 Must be a student enrolled in IIU LLM/MS Programme and should have CGPA of 3.00 at Graduate Level/LLB .The candidate must have his topic approved from Board of Faculty

14-11-2009

Post Graduate for (22 Months) 4 semesters

 

Must be a student enrolled in IIU LLM/MS Programme and should have CGPA of 3.00 at Graduate Level/LLB  

14-11-2009

PhD 22 Months

Must be a student enrolled in IIU PhD Programme and should have CGPA of 3.00 at Post Graduate/LLM Level  

14-11-2009

PhD 33 Moths

LLM/MS with at least CGP.3.00 from IIU or faculty member of IIU

14-11-2009

Post Doc

Permanent Faculty Member of IIU with PhD from a recognized institution

14-11-2009

Faculty/Staff Training Programme

Regular Faculty Member of IIU preferably with PhD or regular member of IIU administration of Grade 19 or above with research publications in his her credit.

14-11-2009

Target Groups :

TARGET GROUP 1: Students and academic staff registered in International Islamic University, Islamabad. Target Group 1 must represent at least 50% of the total mobility European mobility is limited to a maximum of 30% of the total Mobility

Scholarships TARGET GROUP 2:

 Nationals of Pakistan who are not enrolled in IIU are also eligible for following scholarships:

S.No.

Title of Scholarship

No. of Scholarship

Period of Scholarship

Amount of Scholarship/ Stipend

1.

PhD

02

6 Months

1500 € p.m.

2.

Post Doctoral

02

6 Months

1800 € p.m.

In addition to above mentioned monthly allowance, the scholarship also includes:

  1. Return air tickets,
  2. Insurance cover between the departure and return and
  3. Where applicable tuition fee.

The target Group will directly apply for the Scholarship at the website of main partner Vrije University Brussel, Belgium(www.vub.ac.be/english) http://www.lot11.emecw.com/

email: [email protected]

Partner Institutions and web Address of Lot 11

Institution

Location

Website

Partner code

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Brussels, Belgium

www.vub.ac.be

VUB

University of Chemical Technology & Metallurgy

Bulgaria

http://www.uctm.edu/

CTM

Politecnico di Milano

Italy

www.polimi.it/

POLIMI

University of Cyprus

Cyprus

www.ucy.ac.cy/

UCY

University of Deusto

Spain

www.deusto.es/

DEUSTO   

Fontys Hogescholen

The Netherlands

www.fontys.nl/

FONTYS

Sabancı University

Turkey

www.sabanciuniv.edu.tr/

SU

Flensburg U.

Germany

www.uni-flensburg.de/

FUG

Erasmushogeschool Brussel

Belgium

www.erasmushogeschool.be/

EHB

Uniwersytet Warszawski

Poland

www.uw.edu.pl/

UW

University of Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

www.hochschule.li/

UOL

 

 

 

 

Kabul University

Afghanistan

www.ku.edu.af/

KU

Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology

Bangladesh

www.buet.ac.bd/

BUET

University of Dhaka    

Bangladesh

www.univdhaka.edu/

UD

The Royal University of Bhutan

Bhutan

www.rub.edu.bt/

RUB

Institute of Management Technology

India

www.imt.edu/

IMT

Airlangga University

Indonesia

www.unair.ac.id/en/

UNAIR

Tribhuvan University

Nepal

www.tribhuvan-university.edu.np/

TU

International Islamic University, Women’s campus   

Pakistan

https://www.iiu.edu.pk/

IIU

Hajvery University

Pakistan

www.hajvery.edu.pk/

HAJVERY

The IIU selected Students can study in the following Universities:

Institution

Location

Website

Partner code

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Brussels, Belgium

www.vub.ac.be

VUB

University of Chemical Technology & Metallurgy

Bulgaria

http://www.uctm.edu/

CTM

Politecnico di Milano

Italy

www.polimi.it/

POLIMI

University of Cyprus

Cyprus

www.ucy.ac.cy/

UCY

University of Deusto

Spain

www.deusto.es/

DEUSTO   

Fontys Hogescholen

The Netherlands

www.fontys.nl/

FONTYS

Sabancı University

Turkey

www.sabanciuniv.edu.tr/

SU

Flensburg U.

Germany

www.uni-flensburg.de/

FUG

Erasmushogeschool Brussel

Belgium

www.erasmushogeschool.be/

EHB

Uniwersytet Warszawski

Poland

www.uw.edu.pl/

UW

University of Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

www.hochschule.li/

UOL

Note for Academic Staff Scholarships

Applications for postdoctoral and academic staff scholarships will be welcomed from November 2009. Postdoctoral scholarships are for a period of 6/10 months, whereas academic staff scholarships are for 1 month.

Candidates for these scholarships should have a mission that must completely match the long term plans of their sending institution. After their scholarship period, they will also be involved in the further setting up of mobility. The explicit mission of academic staff candidates is  outlined by the European Commission’s Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency as Under:

In the context of the individual mobility flows, academic staff mobility refers exclusively to training, teaching and/or research activities performed by invited academic staff of partner universities in host institutions which are members of the partnership. The objectives of "academic staff mobility" must be:

to provide academic staff with opportunities for professional and personal development, through the possibility of doing practical training, research or teaching assignments in a partner institution;

       to encourage universities to broaden and enrich the range and content of courses they offer;

       to allow students to benefit from the knowledge and expertise of academic staff from universities in participating in the partnership;

       to consolidate links between institutions in different countries;

       to promote exchange of expertise and experience on pedagogical methods;

       to strengthen the capacity for international cooperation;

       to prepare long-term recognition of studies between institutions through ECTS (European credit transfer system) or other compatible systems.

 Academic staff undertaking a period of teaching, training or research in a partner university must

work in or be associated to one of the participating institution

  1. have the nationality of one of the eligible countries and
  2. be fully integrated into the Department or Faculty of the host institution(s).

 

This last criterion means that:

       the mobility assignments must be based on partnership agreements between the members of the partnership;

       the home and host universities and the individual teachers must agree on the programme of lectures to be delivered by the visiting teachers, on the research activities or type of training to be followed;

       the exchange may constitute a post-per- post exchange or a one-way visitor flow to or from a third-country.

In the selection process, priority should be given to mobility assignments which will also:

       ensure that the visiting teacher’s contributions will be an integral part of a diploma programme of the host institution;

       will lead to the production of new teaching material;

       will be used to consolidate and extend links between departments and faculties and to prepare for future cooperation projects between the sending and host university;

       will help strengthen the international cooperation departments in the foreign universities;

       will lead to progresses in the application of ECTS or other systems for recognition of studies in the partner institution.

Note for Post Doctoral Scholarships

Candidates are invited to check out the websites of the partner institutions in order to find a suitable department or research unit. The application form for postdoctoral candidates is available  Here. Duly completed forms can be sent to [email protected] This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it from November 2009. Incomplete applications will be discarded.

Academic staff candidates are invited to retrieve the application form from the EM ECW coordinator at their sending institution and to return the completed form to them. Academic staff applications cannot be accepted directly, only through the local EM ECW coordinators.

Terms & Conditions of the Scholarship :

  1. Majority of Scholarships are reserved for Women Section of Faculty of Shariah & Law  how ever some scholarships are also available for Management Studies , Environmental Studies, Electronics Engineering, behavioral Studies and  Media studies.
     
  2. Students of IIU who fulfils minimum criteria are encouraged to apply for this Scholarship Programme.
     
  3. Detailed Selection Criteria, Application forms and details of the Scholarship and list of European Universities are available at IIU website.
     
  4. A seminar will held in the Auditorium of Women Campus for further explanation of the Project.
     
  5. IIU will send nominations while final selection is to be made by the host Institution/s

For further details and information please contact:

 

Ms.Samina Bashir

Coordinator

International Islamic University, Erasmus Mundus Office

Faculty of Shariah & Law (Women Section)

Sector H-10,Post Code 44000,Islamabad,

Pakistan Phone No.+92-51-9257981.

E-mail: [email protected]

 E-mail:       [email protected]

The further details of LOT 11 are available at:
http://www.lot11.emecw.com/

 
Click Here to download Application Form for POSTDOCTORAL Scholarships (Word Format)
Click Here to download Application Form for Under Graduate, Post Graduate and PhD Scholarships (Word Format)