FUCE mobility scholarships

2020/2021

The European Federation of Catholic Universities (FUCE) is launching its mobility program exclusively addressing students registered at:

- Albanian Universities

- Georgian Universities

- Lebanese universities (including USJ)

- Pontifical universities from Vatican

- Ukrainian universities

which are members of FUCE.

Conditions

  1. Number of scholarships: 9 for the above ementioned partner countries
  2. Duration of the stay: one semester (ie 4 to 6 months) during next academic year 2020-2021.
  3. Amount: 2500€ to cover the cost of living and travel expenses.
  4. The student remains enrolled in the sending institution and will be considered as a student in mobility (like an ERASMUS student) by the host university (that means: no fee, access to libraries, etc.).
  5. The sending institution will have to award full recognition of the studies done by the student at the host institution.
  6. Host universities: FUCE universities (check attachment below).
  7. Successful candidates will only be able to benefit once from this scholarship programme.

Application procedure:

  1. Choose your host university from FUCE’s partner universities’ list attached below.
  2. Check the host university's academic program and language of instruction on their website.
  3. Choose your courses with the approval of your Director/Dean at USJ.
  4. Fill USJ’s outgoing mobility form 
  5. Have it signed by your Director/Dean at USJ and give it to USJ’s international relations office located at the Rectorate, Damascus road along with the following list of documents:
    - Student application form (attached below).
    - Copy (first side –reverse) of the identity card or passport.
    - Certified copy of the different academic records.
    - A certificate showing evidence of your registration at USJ (to be given by your home faculty).
    - Proof of the good command of the language of instruction of the courses to be followed, at a minimum level of B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (a simple attestation de langue from your Home faculty at USJ can be enough).
    - A 200 words statement about yourself (motivation letter) with a focus on your educational objectives, professional goals and aspirations and how you think this mobility grant will help to achieve your goals.
    - Letter of reference. This must be from a member of staff from the home university of the applicant who has supervised him/her academically – i.e. dean, lecturer, professor, tutor or supervisor.
    - FUCE learning agreement (attached below) filled and signed by USJ's academic coordinator (dean of your faculty).

DEADLINE: before April 26, 2020

Selection process

1. USJ will collect all the documentation from the applicants and will short-list the appropriate candidates.
​2. Application will be prioritized by:

2.1. Academic records.

2.2. Good command of the language of instruction of the courses to be followed.

2.3. Word statement about the candidate’s motivation to do the mobility.

2.4. Financial resources of the candidate.

3. Short-listed candidates can be invited for an interview to be held at the sending university.

4. Preference will go towards applicants who have not previously studied outside their home country.

5. USJ will send the files of the (maximum) 3 pre-selected candidates to the FUCE secretary by May 4th, 2020 at the latest. The others will be on "waiting list" in case of anyd rop out from a selected candidate.

6. The final selection of the candidates is made by the Council of FUCE during its meeting in May 2020 before the General Assembly.

7. The President of FUCE informs the rectors of sending and hosting institutions of the successful candidates. The sending institutions inform the candidates.

 

For further info, please contact sri.mobilite@usj.edu.lb or call 01-421 000 ext. 1275 - 1158