Term Definition
The Agency or EACEA The Education, Culture and Audiovisual Executive Agency of the European Union Commission responsible for the implementation of the Erasmus Mundus Program to (hereinafter “the Agency or "EACEA"”). The EACEA is responsible for the management of this program, including financial management, monitoring of projects (assessment of intermediate and final reports), communication with beneficiaries and onsite controls.
Grant Agreement An agreement, number 2013-2536/001-011, signed by the Coordinator and the Agency stipulating financial and administrative provisions for the implementation of the project, as well as obligations, responsibilities, and rights of participating parties. 
Coordinator The coordinator is the Agricultural University of Athens (AUA) that, on behalf of the consortium, has signed the Grant Agreement with the Agency. The coordinator is the project leader in the consortium, contacts the Agency in all aspects related to the management of the project.
HEI Higher Education Institute or University. 
Partners Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), full members of the consortium that benefit from the EU grant within this consortium.
Associate partner(s) Other organisations that can contribute to the promotion, implementation, monitoring, evaluation activities and sustainable development of consortium, which are not entitled to benefit directly from the grant.
Grantee A person who has been granted a scholarship to undertake eligible activity within this partnership.
Mobility Moving physically from India to an EU country (with a partner in this consortium), in order to undertake study, work experience, research, other learning or research activity or related administrative activity. 
Credit seeking mobility A mobility where the grantee is registered in an Indian Univerity and performs part of his studies or work in an EU University partner in BRAVE. The degree will be offered by the Indian Univesrity (home University)
Degree seeking mobility A mobility where the grantee is to perform all his studies/work in an EU University partner in BRAVE. The degree will be offered by the EU Univesrity (host University). The degree will be offered by the EU University.
TG Target Group (TG), is the different category of students and researchers that are targeted in Erasmus Mundus projects.
Target Group I – Indian nationals (applicants) that must be enrolled, associated or work (full time) in one of the Indian Universities in BRAVE at the time of application.
Target Group II – Indian nationals (applicants) that must be enrolled in or have a degree awarded by an Indian University which is not a  partner in BRAVE, that is in other Indian University outside BRAVE.
Target Group III – Indian nationals in a particularly vulnerable situation for social, economic or political reasons.
For example: born in, studying at or been awarded a degree by a Univesrity located in a Backward district of India.
Erasmus Mundus partnerships are organizing the mobilities in different cohorts, that are the times in the program that people granted with a scholarship have to initiate the mobility. For example BRAVE has three cohorts.
First cohort for BRAVE: Last date to start the mobility under cohort 1 is 31 December 2014. However, PhD scholarships (25) have to start by July 2014.
Second cohort for BRAVE: Last date to start the mobility under cohort 2 is 31 December 2015.
Third cohort for BRAVE: Last date to start the mobility under cohort 3 is 31 December 2016.
Bacward district
or BRGF districts.
The districts of Indian states that are characterized as less developped by the Governement of India. For a list please click here.
ECTS European Credit Transfer System: A studnet-centred system based on the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a program, objectives preferably specified in terms of the learning outcomes and cometences to be be acquired; for more information please visit:


Term Definition
Official transcript of diploma or degree Proof of graduation from University (certified), for bachelor, master or PhD.
If no diploma has been issued, please submit a certified document showing your eligibility for the scholarship that you are applying for.
Course records
Official stamped and signed document showing the courses and grades of your previous studies.
If your official transcript of diploma or degree lists the courses and the corresponding grades then this document would not be needed.
Proof of registration Official stamped and signed document proving your current registration at your home University.
Mandatory if you are applying for a credit seeking mobility (see above for definition).
Official language test Document showing that you are fluent in the English language. Such a documnet could be provided by your Indian University.
Please check the requirements of the host (EU) University/education programme to which you are applying to. For the requirements of host Universities please go to: ONLINE APPLICATION/Requirements for admission (select the University of your interest).
Note: Some Universities have very strict policies concerning this and if you don’t submit the required document your application for admission may not be considered. 
CV Curriculum vitae (CV) is a document that contains a listing of personal data (name, date & place of birth etc), education, relevant job experience (including information about your current occupation/studies), publications, names of referees.
Motivation letter
A concise essay about your interests and career goals.
This should be short (max. 250 words), with a clear statement of purpose. This essay needs to be uploaded in the application form.
Description of research interests Document showing: 1) description of research interests, 2) how the mobility period will assist your career, 3) which department(s)/research group(s) you are interested in at the host university. 
Plan of work Document showing: 1) preliminary work plan for the mobility period, 2) name of the department(s)/research group(s) you intend to visit, 3) preliminary time schedule for visit.



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