Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg


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06108 Halle (Saale)

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Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
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D-06099 Halle (Saale)

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Information on handling the coronavirus

Dear students, doctoral candidates and researchers,

The International Office is trying to be there for you as usual even  in the current Corona pandemic. We have provided some information for you below. If you have any further questions, please contact us.

Information for International Students

For information for international students on the current situation please have a look at the following pages.

Information for students from Halle

Students from Halle find useful information on planning a stay abroad during the Corona pandemic here.

Information for doctoral candidates and researchers

For doctoral candidates and researchers we have collected information in connection with travelling to Halle or travelling inside of Germany or abroad during the Corona pandemic here.

Current information provided by MLU

For MLU members further information on handling the novel Corona Virus is offered on the following webpages:

New scholarship program for threatened students and doctoral candidates

Students at Risk - Hilde Domin-Programm

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) administers the scholarship programme “Hilde Domin Programme” with funds from the Federal Foreign Office (AA). The programme serves to support students and doctoral candidates from across the globe, who are at risk of being formally or de facto denied educational or other rights in their country of origin, and to provide these students and doctoral candidates with an opportunity to begin or complete a study or research degree at a higher education institution in Germany. Students and doctoral candidates nominated and accepted under the programme will be enrolled in degree courses of any personal subject choice and according to individual qualifications and receive a scholarship sufficient to cover the necessary costs incurred in the course of their study resp. research stay.

The long-term goal of the scholarship programme is to enable students and doctoral candidates to complete their higher education studies resp. research project in a secure environment, in order to be able to contribute towards meaningful political, economic as well as social development in their countries of origin (respectively in Germany or third countries) upon completion of their studies in Germany. All beneficiaries of the scholarship programme will further be qualified in an accompanying interdisciplinary programme, in order to enhance the prospects of a free development of their personality and their contributions towards society.

Contact person for students: Anna Kostov

Contact person for doctoral candidates: Esther Smykalla

Erasmus+ Coopration Partnerships

The Erasmus+ Cooperation Partnerships 2021-2027 offer German universities the opportunity to advance their internationalization projects across educational sectors.

Priorities have been defined for the Cooperation Partnerships, of which at least one must be served per project:

  • Projects that advance strategic and structured cooperation between universities.
  • Projects that encourage innovative learning and teaching methods to address societal challenges
  • Projects that promote the development of STEM / STEAM in higher education, especially the participation of womenProjects that recognize excellence in learning, teaching, and skill development
  • Projects that create inclusive systems of higher education through inclusive approaches to mobility and collaboration activities
  • Projects that support digital competences in higher education

Erasmus+ Cooperation Partnerships are structured collaborations, i.e. at least three European organisations from Erasmus+ Programme Countries     must work together to support their internationalisation activities in different education sectors. The focus of Cooperation Partnerships is therefore on close European cooperation. However, so-called "partner countries    " can also be involved in Cooperation Partnerships (only as project partners, not as applicants), provided that their participation represents a clearly visible added value for a project in terms of content.

Cooperation Partnerships have a minimum duration of 12 months and a maximum duration of 36 months.

Funding ranges from 100,000 euros to 400,000 euros, regardless of the funding period.

Next application deadline: May 20, 2021, 12:00 CET

Contact person: Esther Smykalla

Erasmus Mundus programme line to support transnational courses of excellence for highly qualified students.

In the new Erasmus+ generation 2021 - 2027, there are two funding lines within Erasmus Mundus: Erasmus Mundus Joint Master EMJM (former Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees EMJMD) and Erasmus Mundus Design Measures EMDM (new).

EMJM are joint international Master's programmes in a consortium of higher education institutions consisting of at least three higher education institutions. Of these, at least two higher education institutions must come from Erasmus+ Programme Countries    . The third HEI can be from an Erasmus+ Partner Country    . The applicant can be either a Programme Country HEI or a Partner Country HEI. Other academic and non-academic partners may be involved.

The consortium awards full scholarships to excellent students from all over the world. Students spend periods of study at at least two consortium universities, at least one of which is at a programme country university. A second period of study can take place in a partner country. The programme concludes with a multiple or joint degree.

At the time of application, the fully developed joint study programme must be available and, once selected, operational and ready to be promoted worldwide.

EMDMs promote the development of a joint transnational Master's programme in Europe (and beyond) in order to apply for Erasmus Mundus Joint Master funding in the second step, if applicable. However, a subsequent application under Erasmus Mundus Joint Master is not mandatory.

Contact person: Esther Smykalla

Next deadline for applications: 26. May 2021, 17.00 CET

Jean Monnet-Actions

Jean Monnet Actions promote excellent teaching and research on Europe Union Studies and the European integration process. From 2021 onwards, they will broaden their traditional focus on higher education and open up to the school and vocational training sectors.

Please note: Universities worldwide are eligible to apply for the Jean Monnet Actions, including those from Greater Britain.

Applications from all subject areas are possible, not only from the social/political sciences, but also, for example, from the natural sciences, as long as there is an EU connection.

Funding is available for:

  • Modules: short teaching programmes of at least 40 hours per academic year in the field of European Union studies offered at a higher education institution. They can focus on general, specific or multidisciplinary aspects of EU-related topics and can therefore be offered by several lecturers.
  • Chairs: for professors specialising in the European Union. Within the Jean Monnet Chair, at least 90 teaching hours per academic year must be taught by the Jean Monnet chair holder himself/herself. He/she may also have a team to support and extend the activities of the chair, including the provision of additional teaching hours.
  • Centres of Excellence: Research and knowledge centres on EU themes that bring together expertise and the skills of high-level experts with the aim of developing synergies between different disciplines and resources in European studies and creating joint transnational activities.

Next deadline for applications: 2 June 2021, 17.00 CET

Contact person: Makus Niedobitek

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