November 22, 2021 (for research fellowship);
November 22, 2021 (4 for student exchange)
Application deadline: March 13th, 2020 (Friday)
This project has received funds from the European Union’s Erasmus+ – program. Erasmus+ provides students and staff opportunities to study, train, and gain experience in Europe.
The project has three priority areas:
The Exchange program provides for short-term-mobility, study semesters, or research fellowships. The program is open to students (from undergraduate to postgraduate level) in UKM as well as staff and fellows associated with the Centre for Occidental Studies, IKMAS. This program wants to attract students:
Frankfurt UAS (>>) is a university of applied sciences. All study programs include real-world exposure, and lecturers have years of practical experience. Frankfurt UAS also offers an International Summer University on European Studies at a reduced price for students from partner universities (>>).
Spending a semester (or more), studying the language and the socio-economic environment and political ‘culture’ outside Malaysia in another continent will provide students with insights that cannot be gained otherwise, and provides them with an advantage invaluable in a connected world.
Students from UKM can spend one semester at the Frankfurt UAS, and attend either of the 3 following course-packages (for detailed information see >>):
Duration: up to 6 months (starting September 2020, March 2021 or September 2021), beginning with a one-month intensive course in the German language
Field of Study of applicants: Social Sciences or Economics and Management
Admission requirements: Undergraduates (min 2nd year) or post-graduates
Students from the research-based study programs in social sciences at IKMAS/iKON, preferably under the theme of social inclusion or social policies, can apply for a research fellowship.
Duration: up to 10 months (preferably to start either from October 2020 or October 2021).
Workplace: Competence Center for Social Intervention Research (>>).
Admission requirements: Postgraduate candidates from IKMAS study programs
The grant is 850€ per month, which will cover the costs of accommodation (approx.. 350€/month) and health insurance (35€/month for private insurance, 100€/month for public insurance) among others. It will be paid on a monthly basis via bank transfer.
The travel allowance (up to 1500€) will cover
Applications will be considered based on the following documents:
Qualified candidates will be shortlisted for a formal interview at a date to be informed.
Preferential factors: Interest to pursue a research degree at IKMAS/iKON
Selection criteria: grades and language skills (50%); motivation / research project (50%)
Candidates will be interviewed and selected by a joint selection committee from IKMAS /iKON and Frankfurt UAS.
Members of the selection committee are:
The list of successful applicants will be posted on IKMAS’s website. All applicants will be notified of the decision by e-mail by May 15, 2020 (to begin in October, 2020); November 15, 2020 (to begin in April, 2020).
REGISTRATION WITH FRANKFURT UAS AND SELECTION OF COURSES
Application manual >>
Today’s world is a very connected place – politically, economically and even socially. States are faced with similar problems: financial crises, growing inequalities, ageing societies etc. Solutions to these problems cannot simply be pasted and copied, but coping strategies can be studied and features can be locally integrated – or rejected. In order to help solving problems in your own communities and societies, it is important to understand similarities and differences to other localities.
This program is part of an endeavour at IKMAs/iKON to engage students in the field of (new) area studies with both a thematic and a regional focus.