Programme Alβan: European Union Programme of High Level Scholarships for Latin America

  • A. M. Sereno
Conference paper
Part of the Food Engineering series book series (FSES)

In 2002 the European Commission adopted Programme Alβan, a high level scholarship program specifically addressed to Latin America. It is expected that around 3,900 Latin American students and professionals will benefit from these scholarships, in the European Union, until 2010. Programme Alβan will enable Latin American students and professionals, future academics and decision-makers in their own countries, to benefit from the excellence of the Higher Education Area in the European Union.

The first scholarship holders of Programme Alβan started their postgraduate education (master or doctorate degrees) or higher level professional training/ upgrading in the academic year 2003/2004.

The periods of education and training may range from 6 months to 3 years, depending on the type of project and the level envisaged.

The financial contribution of the European Commission to Alβan scholarships amounts to € 75 Million.


Postgraduate Education European High Education Area Grant Recipient High Level Scholarship State Deadline 


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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. Sereno
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  1. 1.Departamento de Engenharia QuímicaUniverisidade de PortoPortugal

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