The Open Society University Network (OSUN) Mobility Programs aim to foster new pathways between and among OSUN members, particularly with those outside of North America and Europe.
The Graduate Mobility Program is designed to improve access to mobility for graduate students and strengthen the ties between participating institutions. A special emphasis is placed on students who are normally excluded from or have limited access to international mobility.
Within the OSUN Graduate Mobility Program opportunities are provided for graduate students currently enrolled in an OSUN member institution to undertake a study or research period abroad at another OSUN member institution. The graduate mobility opportunities includes both the tuition exchange* for self-funded students and needs-based mobility support grants for disadvantaged students.
*Students continue to pay tuition at their home school and receive a tuition waiver at the host school.
In the selection of grant recipients the relevance of their proposed studies / research to OSUN themes will be taken into consideration.
The OSUN Graduate Research Mobility Program can help fund research projects that are carried out as part of a Master’s or PhD program. To help cover the cost of travel and visa expenses, mandatory insurance, accommodations and living expenses for the duration of the research visit (30-120 days), a combination of merit- and need-based scholarships that range from 500 to 6,000 USD are available. Students are required to submit a detailed budget proposal as part of their application.
ELIGIBILITY FOR RESEARCH MOBILITY
Graduate students (Masters and Doctoral level) enrolled at any of the OSUN member institutions* are eligible to apply in the current round.
*Please note that students need to have active student status at one of the institutions in order to participate.
ELIGIBILITY FOR STUDY MOBILITY
During the current pilot phase of this program graduate students* (Masters and Doctoral level) enrolled at the following institutions can apply:
*Please note that the mobility can only take place within the course of an ongoing degree program. Students need to complete their degree program at their home institution after the mobility.
Graduate students (Masters and Doctoral level) enrolled at the following institutions can apply for funding to study at any of the listed institutions for the Fall 2023 semester:
- American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
- Bard College, NY, USA
- BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
- Central European University, Vienna, Austria
- European Humanities University, Vilnius, Lithuania
- Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, United States
- Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
- University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
National Sun Yat-Sen University in Kaohsiung,Taiwan will accept students for mobility however its own students will only be eligible to study abroad under this scheme as of Spring 2024.
Successful applicants will receive a tuition waiver at their host institution and will continue to pay tuition at their home institution.
The following placements are currently available on the graduate level:
|Available Placement for Graduate Study Mobility 23-24|
|Bard College||number up to program capacity, typically 1-2 per semester|
|CEU||10 students/term (max 2 in one program at one time)|
|EHU||4 students / semester|
|NSYSU||10 students for grad and undergrad combined / semester|
|Tuskegee||2 students / semester|
|WITS||10 students for grad and undergrad combined / semester|
*For more information on available disciplines at the respective institutions please visit the sub-section "Calls" (work in progress) as well as the institutional fact sheets for OSUN mobilities here. Please note that MBA programs are excluded from this mobility scheme.
This is a tuition exchange program where eligible students pay their regular tuition at their home institution. Scholarships are available via the application process and are awarded based on both need and merit. Eligible applicants can receive a full or partial scholarship to help cover the following expenses: Travel and visa expenses, mandatory insurance, accommodations and living stipend for the duration of the study mobility.
Maximum scholarship levels / month for cost of living incl. accommodations
Category 1 (BRAC)
Category 2 (EHU, NSYSU)
Category 3 (AUCA)
Category 4 (WITS)
Category 5 (UniAndes)
Category 6 (Tuskegee, University)
Category 7 (CEU Vienna)
Category 8 (Bard Annandale) *
Category 9 (Bard NYC) *
CALLS & INFORMATION SESSIONS
There are currently no open calls.
Applications for Fall 2023 Graduate Study Mobility closed on Feb 27, 2023.
Please see here for details of this expired call:
Fall 2023 Graduate Study Abroad Opportunities (opensocietyuniversitynetwork.org)
The following materials must be submitted with the application:
- Reference / Letter of support from your supervisor / academic program director at your home institution
- Filled out application form on OSUN Application Platform - please sign in using the OSUN login with your institutional e-mail address.
- A filled-out and signed study plan for each of the intended (max 2) host institutions
- A statement of purpose for the proposed study mobility which clearly relates to OSUN themes
- Up-to-date resume (CV)
- Proof of language proficiency if language at host university differs from that of home university
Please submit your application here. Please sign in using the OSUN login with your institutional e-mail address.
Successful candidates will be nominated to their host institution of choice and will need to fill out the ‘non-degree seeking student application’ for that institution. Final admission decisions are made by the respective host institution.
currently no information sessions scheduled
Call for short-term research mobility to be completed by September 30, 2022.
Call for semester (term/trimester) long study mobility for Fall 2022.
* For an example of requirements for past calls please visit the sub-section "Calls"
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.