Description of the project


The Erasmus+ Programme

The Erasmus+ programme aims to boost skills and employability, as well as modernising Education, Training, and Youth work. The seven year programme will have a budget of €14.7 billion; a 40% increase compared to current spending levels, reflecting the EU's commitment to investing in these areas.

Erasmus+ will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad.

Erasmus+ will support transnational partnerships among Education, Training, and Youth institutions and organisations to foster cooperation and bridge the worlds of Education and work in order to tackle the skills gaps we are facing in Europe.

It will also support national efforts to modernise Education, Training, and Youth systems. In the field of Sport, there will be support for grassroots projects and cross-border challenges such as combating match-fixing, doping, violence and racism.

Erasmus+ brings together seven existing EU programmes in the fields of Education, Training, and Youth; it will for the first time provide support for Sport. As an integrated programme, Erasmus+ offers more opportunities for cooperation across the Education, Training, Youth, and Sport sectors and is easier to access than its predecessors, with simplified funding rules.


The MARE NOSTRUM Partnership

The MARE NOSTRUM (MN) project, coordinated by Universidade do Algarve in the framework of the European Programme Erasmus+ – Key Action 1 International Credit Mobility, supports mobility of students and academic and administrative staff from institutions in Portugal and in Morocco, in both directions, IN and OUT.

The MARE NOSTRUM consortium is based on institutional trust, founded on the excellent cooperation links developed among its partners during the last years. The MN is built on a strong cooperation, connecting Portugal’s North and South and bringing together some of the best practices that our Country has to offer. The sharing of common ideas and priorities for international development coined the decision to present this new consortium.

The Portuguese Higher Education Institutions that joined together to form this consortium are:

UAlg Universidade do Algarve Coordinator
UNL Universidade Nova de Lisboa Partner
UEVORA Universidade de Évora Partner
UPORTO Universidade do Porto Partner

Through a total of 56 scholarships, the MN will support mobility of students, academic and administrative staff in Europe and in Morocco. The main goals of the MN are to:

  1. reinforce the (inter)national cooperation of the involved institutions, thus contributing to the fulfilment of the HEIs’ mission;
  2. provide students with new mobility opportunities that may contribute to their academic growth, thus allowing them to benefit from an international experience beyond the “standard destinations”;
  3. improve students’ knowledge and enhancing their capacities and skills, thus positively contributing to their employability in the near future;
  4. bring more awareness to the staff (academic and administrative) on the importance of the international cooperation beyond the European borders so as to allow a closer and better understanding of the partner institutions.



The available scholarships are:

Students Professors Admin. Staff Students Professors Admin. Staff
Morocco TOTAL: 11 0 X X X X 0


Financial Support



Travel distances Amount
Between 100 and 499 km 180 EUR per participant
Between 500 and 1999 km 275 EUR per participant
Between 2000 and 2999 km 360 EUR per participant
Between 3000 and 3999 km 530 EUR per participant
Between 4000 and 7999 km 820 EUR per participant
8000 km or more 1100 EUR per participant

Important Information: the "travel distance" represents the linear distance between the city where the university of origin and the city where the host university are located. This is calculated automatically by a website indicated by the European Commission and cannot be subject to any change. The financial support allocated to the "travel distance" is the maximum allowed by the Erasmus+ Programme and is intended to contribute to the round trip back between the home and host institutions. In the event that the assigned value is insufficient to pay for the desired trip, the scholarhip holder must find another sources of funding.



STUDENTS mobility
(Studies - SMS)
Mobility periods: 6 months
Origin Host Country Monthly allowance
Morocco Portugal 800 EUR / month
Portugal Morocco 650 EUR / month
Ultraperipheral regions (Programme Country Group 2) Morocco 700 EUR / month
STAFF mobility
(Academic Staff- STA)

Mobility periods: 5 days

The per diem amount for Staff:
- From Portugal to Morocco: 160 EUR
- From Morocco to Portugal: 120 EUR

STAFF mobility
(Administrative Staff - STT)



Every selected applicant will receive a health, accident and travel insurance valid during the entire mobility period provided by Universidade do Algarve.