Sponsored by: ASEM-DUO
Deadline29 March 2024
Organisation TypeGovernment Agencies
Fund TypeScholarship
Study Local or Abroad?International

You are a professor or a researcher in an Asia-Pacific institution or the Wallonia-Brussels Federation?

You are looking for an exchange of 18 days to 2 months (60 days) with a colleague from an Asia-Pacific institution or from the Wallonia-Brussels Federation?

The ASEM-DUO Wallonia-Brussels Mobility Scholarship Programme offers the possibility to professors, lecturers and researchers to do an exchange by pair in Asia-Pacific partner country and in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.

The call for applications for an ASEM-DUO mobility grant for the academic year 2024-2025 is open.

Opening: 29 January 2024

Deadline: 29 March 2024

> Download the call for applications for an ASEM-DUO scholarship

A specific cooperation process between Asia and Europe in the field of education – and more specifically higher education – has been set up in the context of the Asia-Europe Meeting. During the Asia-Europe Meeting of Ministers of Education held in Kuala Lumpur in 2013, the Wallonia-Brussels Federation announced it would participate in the ASEM-DUO Mobility Scholarship Programme as of 2014.

DUO/Wallonia-Brussels has been established at the Wallonia-Brussels Federation in order to promote “paired exchanges” between professors from Wallonia-Brussels HEIs and Asian ones. Mobility must be carried out over a period of 18 days to 2 months (60 days) and by "pair", i.e. a professor/researcher from an FWB institution goes to Asia-Pacific partner institution and vice versa. However, candidates don't necessarily have to work in the same field of study.

The list of partner countries is: Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

A webinar will be held on Monday 26 February from 11am to 12pm (Brussels time) to present the ASEM-DUO 2024-2025 programme and answer any questions participants may have. Registration for this webinar is free but compulsory.


What kind of financial support?

The ASEM-DUO scholarships are awarded annually to pairs of professors, lecturers or researchers for a project that should take place between August 1st of the academic year and August 31st of the following academic year.

The amount of the scholarship awarded to the duo is €7,000 for the two partners. This amount includes mobility and per diem costs. Any excess costs not already covered by the ASEM-DUO scholarship may be covered by other funding (private or institutional).

How to introduce an application?

The application must be formally submitted by the institution belonging to the FWB, as ONE single PDF document to the following address: [email protected]

The institution belonging to the FWB applies for both partner institutions. In each higher education institution, a contact person must be clearly identified. The person responsible for the application is the one belonging to the Belgian institution and should ideally be the institution’s representative for international relations. This person is responsible for coordinating the exchange and for sending a complete application, including the documents for both applicants.

MORE INFORMATION: International Relations Department - [email protected] 


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