Guidelines for applicants

This document contains detailed information about the application procedure. We strongly advise you to read it before starting to fill in the Application Form.

Application form

Steps for application

  • Consult the « courses » section and identify institutions offering courses that match your wishes and your profile
  • Found it? Create a user profile and carefully mind your access codes.
  • Fill in the online application: with your access codes, you can advance in your application when you want
  • Don’t forget to validate your application when it is complete!


Preliminary Guidelines

In which language to fill in the application?

The application form can be filled out in English or French. However, the language used to fill in the application form must be consistent with the institution (s) and program (s) selected. If you are applying for Francophone institutions, you can fill out the application form and attach all the required documents in French. If you are applying to institutions of different countries (where several languages ​​are used), we strongly recommend the use of the English language to fill in the form and all attached documents, so that all host institutions may review  the submitted proposal.

For how many programs to apply?

You can choose up to 3 different higher education institutions if you find courses corresponding to your area of study.

Before you begin to fill out the application form, you should be sure to have all the relevant degrees, transcripts and language skills to participate in the program. We urge you to read the Applicant’s Guidebook before applying.

If an applicant submits more than one application, the system will automatically take into consideration only the most recent.


Application - Word Version (.doc)

If you prefer to start gradually, you can use this form presenting the details and necessary information. The copy and paste function can then be used.


Who can apply?

To be eligible for a BATTUTA scholarship, applicants must meet a set of minimum requirements.

General criteria:

  • Be a national of a country in North Africa for mobility to Europe or European national for mobility to North Africa
  • Not have resided or had a main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than 12 months during the last five years in any eligible European countries at the time of application to the consortium (only for North African applicants) 
  • Not have benefited in the past from an Erasmus Mundus scholarship for the same type of mobility (excepting staff)
  • Have sufficient knowledge of the language of instruction or one of the languages ​​spoken in the host country; 
  • Respect the specific criteria and applicable additions for each type of mobility (Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-doctorate, staff).


Specific criteria for each type of mobility:

  • Bachelors (mobility): be at least in the 2nd year at the time of submission of the application. The validation of the second year must be demonstrated before departure.
  • Master (full) (North Africa to EU): hold a Bachelors obtained in North Africa at the time of submission of the application. 
  • Master (mobility): be registered in the first year of a Master’s program of two years. If the student is in the third year of a Bachelors, he/she must prove that his/her admission in Master 1 is acquired through a certificate downloaded from the "other documents" section.
  • Doctorate (mobility): be enrolled in a doctoral program at the time of submission of the application.
  • Staff: be tenured staff or working full time in a partner institution or an institution of one of the eligible countries.


In addition to these criteria, others may be specific to each partner institution or to each degree. It is strongly recommended that applicants prepare their application in close collaboration with the contact person of their home institution in order to obtain clear information on specific eligibility criteria established either in their home institution (if applicable) or the host institution where they intend to apply.

To which target group do you belong?

All applicants belong to one of three target groups established by the European Commission for the Erasmus Mundus - Action 2 program.


Target I (North Africa and Europe):

Registered applicants or applicants of a formal link with partner institutions at the time of application. These candidates must have the formal support of the institution (official letter of support) when submitting their proposal.


Target II (North Africa and Europe):

  • Applicants enrolled in a non-partner institution of the eligible countries. 
  • Applicants who have obtained a university degree or equivalent from an institution of one of the eligible countries but are not enrolled at the time of submission of their proposal.
  • All applicants are invited to have the formal support of the institution (official letter of support) when submitting the proposal.


Target III (North Africa):

The Battuta program will award scholarships (undergraduate/Bachelor level only) to applicants who are nationals of one of the five countries (Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia) in a particularly vulnerable situation for social and political reasons.


  • Applicants with a political refugee status or who are seeking asylum (international or according to the national law of one of the European recipient countries).  
  • Applicants who can prove they have been the object of unjustified expulsion from university for reasons of race, ethnicity, religion, politics, gender or sexual orientation.
  • Applicants belonging to an indigenous population targeted by a specific national policy.
  • Candidates belonging to the IDP group (internally displaced person).

Warning! If you are in one of the above situations, your application must include formal proof by downloading all relevant documents of evidence.