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.
Erasmus+ supports 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 also supports national efforts to modernise Education, Training, and Youth systems.

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


The MIND 23

The MIND 23 (Move for INclusion and Digitalization) proposal, coordinated by U.Porto partnering with 4 PT HEIs (U.Minho, UTAD and U.Aveiro), involves 11 countries from 4 extra-EU regions, covering 3 continents, in line with their Erasmus Policy Statements.

The broad consortium comprises 27 international HEIs, encompassing a wide range of study and professional fields.

MIND 23 was designed in line with: E+ ICM 21-27 requirements; institutional priorities identified by partners, according to their internationalisation strategies; respective national priorities; the broad regional guidelines; EU priorities for external policy and specific goals of the call.

To this end, the project comprises a significant number of mobility flows: 104 in total, including students and staff, IN and OUT, which will contribute to deepen mutual knowledge, strengthen cooperation, build institutional capacity and create new collaborations with several newcomer HEIs.

As for cooperation arrangements that will be put in place, U.Porto and partners will comply with the ECHE principles and ensure that international HEIs respect them, by following the conditions set out in the IIAs:

  • Region 1 - Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro
  • Region 2 - Armenia and Georgia
  • Region 6 - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan
  • Region 10 - Argentina, Brazil and Chile


Places on offer

The following table shows the available scholarships depending on the Country/Region where your home (incoming) or host (outgoing) institution is located:


Country Students Staff
(to Portugal)
(from Portugal)
(to Portugal)
(from Portugal)
Albania 3 1 2 2
Bosnia and Herzegovina 5 2 4 3
Montenegro 3 1 2 2
TOTAL Region 1: 11 4 8 7
Armenia 6   6 4
Georgia 6   6 4
TOTAL Region 2: 12
+ 4 (top-ups)
0 12 8
Kazakhstan 3   3 3
Kyrgyzstan 1   1 1
Uzbekistan 5   6 4
TOTAL Region 6: 9 0 10 8
Argentina 1   2 2
Brazil 1   2 2
Chile 1   2 2
TOTAL Region 10: 3 0 6 6
  • For outgoing: please contact the host partner institution before applying
  • For incoming: please check the offers from European HEIs
  • The scholarships can be shifted only between countries within the same region


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 1500 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 scholarship holder must find another sources of funding.



STUDENTS mobility
(Studies - SMS)
Mobility periods:
Neighbourhood East; Central Asia; Latin America : 4 months
Western Balkans: 5 months
Origin Host Country Monthly allowance

Partner Countries


850 EUR / month

Portugal Partner Country 700 EUR / month
STAFF mobility
(Academic Staff- STA)

Mobility periods: 5 days (excluding the travel days)

The per diem amount for Staff:
- From the programme countries to the partner countries: 180 EUR
- From the partner countries to the programme countries: 160 EUR

STAFF mobility
(Administrative Staff - STT)



Vulnerable Participants

The Erasmus+ programme foresees a top-up grant of 250 EUR per month for students with fewer opportunities according to the Erasmus + Programme Guide.
MIND has 4 scholarships for students with fewer opportunities from region 2 (Armenia and Georgia), that will benefit from this top-up.

These participants should be in a particularly vulnerable situation for social and political reasons.
The criteria* for this call are the following (in no specific order):

  • Barriers linked to discrimination
  • Barriers linked to education and training systems
  • Cultural differences
  • Disabilities
  • Geographical barriers
  • Social barriers
  • Economic barriers (will not considered for this call)
  • Health problems (will not considered for this call)



Every selected applicant will receive a health, accident and travel insurance valid during the entire mobility period provided by the University of Porto.




EACEA - Privacy Statement

If candidates/applicants are selected (proposed for a scholarship/fellowship, put on the reserve list or enrolled on a self-paying basis) their data may be used for the purposes of evaluating the programmes, efficiently manage the projects, and producing statistics. Data could be made available to the EACEA, the European Commission, the European External Action Service staff, as well as to other stakeholders of the Erasmus+ programme, such as Erasmus+ National Agencies, National Erasmus+ Offices, the Erasmus Mundus Student and Alumni Association and the Erasmus+ Students and Alumni Alliance