Erasmus Exchange Programme

Erasmus Exchange Programme For Higher Education Students 

Application deadline 31 August 2018 

Applications are invited from postgraduate students currently registered at NUST for postgraduate degrees by research (MPhil/PhD) for travel fellowships to the University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden in 2018-19 under the above programme. 

General information: Under the above programme travel fellowships will cover the following (for the applicant ONLY): 

  1. Air travel between Bulawayo and Uppsala
  2. Stipend to cover meals and accommodation
  3. Where appropriate tuition fees
  4. Additional costs - insurance 

Travel can be undertaken by students during the academic term at Uppsala University between Mid-Jan- Early June 2019. (Spring term). 

Eligibility criteria for fellowship recipients:

  • MPhil/PhD students (full/part-time registered).
  • Must be full/part time registered students NUST
  • Completed more than 12 months of their MPhil or PhD programme 

Conditions of fellowship awards: 

MPhil/PhD students (full/part-time registered). 4 fellowships 6 months each

Please refer to the UU course catalogue online to only select students that are eligible for courses in Uppsala. Some courses have a limited number of places (Department of Government for example) and some are nearly impossible to get a place at (Department of Business Studies). So the students have to be flexible in their course choices. 

Selected students that are nominated by NUST to UU will be guided by UU to take them through the online application system, housing, visa etc. NUST will nominate the selected students by 15 September 2018. (two weeks prior to the application deadline (for spring 2019: October 15). 

The UU academic calendar is published here: 

Selection Panels will be as indicated below: Category





MPhil/PhD students (full/part time registered)





Selection by NUST then recommendation to UU for approval


Completed applications should be

a) addressed to: Dr. N Phuthi

The Acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor

National University of Science & Technology


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Applications should include

  1. a) Motivation
  2. b) Degree programme for which you are registered
  3. c) The course for which you intend to register for at Uppsala University
  4. d) How the course you wish to undertake would assist your postgraduate studies. 

Closing date for applications is 31st August 2018- 1200 noon (strictly) 

If you require further information, please contact the following: 

Prof Y Naik
Director Research & Innovation Office
National University of Science & Technology
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