Euro-Russian Academic



Bachelor student / undergraduate (student in first cycle) - a person enrolled in a first cycle higher education programme and who will obtain after the completion of the programme a first higher education degree;

Cohort - The ERANET-PLUS program is divided intro three segments, each consisting of one year in length. Each segment begins with the preparation of that year's application process, the process itself, as well as the selection of candidates and dispersion of aid for mobility flows. The 3 segments are divided as follows: 1st cohort, 47 places; 2nd cohort, 52 places; 3rd cohort,61 places.

Degree-seeking Student - This applies to master and doctorate students who, upon successful completion of their program, will be in possession of a European degree as well as a Diploma Supplement.

Diploma Supplement – The Diploma Supplement model was developed by the European Commission, Council of Europe and UNESCO/CEPES. The purpose of the supplement is to provide sufficient independent data to improve the international ‘transparency’ and fair academic and professional recognition of qualifications (diplomas, degrees, certificates etc.). It is designed to provide a description of the nature, level, context, content and status of the studies that were pursued and successfully completed by the individual named on the original qualification to which this supplement is appended. It should be free from any value judgements, equivalence statements or suggestions about recognition;

Doctoral candidate (candidate in third cycle) – an early-stage researcher at the beginning of his/her research career, starting at the date of obtaining the degree which would formally entitle him/her to embark on a doctoral programme;

Doctoral programme (third cycle) – a research-related programme of higher education study and research that follows a higher education degree and leads to a fully recognised doctorate degree, offered by higher education institutions or, in those Member States where this is in accordance with national legislation and practice, by a research organisation;

European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) – a student-centred system aimed at facilitating students' mobility between different HEIs and based on the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a programme, objectives preferably specified in terms of the learning outcomes and competences to be acquired. More information is available at:

European individual – a person who is a national or a resident of a European country;

Exchange Student - a student who participates in a mobility flow, following a course recognized by their home university. This term applies to undergraduate and master students participating in a mobility flow of 6 or 10 months.

Higher Education Institution (HEI) – an establishment providing higher education and recognized by the competent national authority of a participating country as belonging to its system of higher education.

Higher education staff – persons who, through their duties, are involved directly in the educational and/or administrative process related to higher education;

Master E: master programme offered for short mobility periods (6 or 10) and that does not imply to acquire the degree title at the host university but at the home university. In this case the subjects followed at the host university will be recognised at the home university.

Master D: Master degree-seeking programme offered for the whole master. The grantee will follow the complete programme to acquire the title at the host university.



Masters programme (second cycle) – a second cycle higher education programme that follows a first degree or equivalent level of learning and that leads to a masters degree offered by a higher education institution and recognised as such by the relevant authorities of the country where the master degree is delivered.

Masters student (student in second cycle) – a person enrolled in a second cycle higher education programme and who has already obtained a first higher education degree or has a recognised equivalent level of learning according to national legislation and practices;

Mobility – moving physically to another country, in order to undertake study, work experience, research, other learning or teaching or research activity or related administrative activity, supported as appropriate by preparation in the host language;

Post-doctoral Programme – higher education study or research offered by a higher education institution or a research organisation established in accordance with national legislation and practice that follows a doctoral degree;

Post-doctoral Researcher – an experienced researcher who is in possession of a doctoral degree or who has at least three years of full-time equivalent research experience, including the period of research training, at a research organisation established in accordance with national legislation and practice after obtaining the degree which formally allowed him/her to embark on a doctoral programme offered by higher education institution;

Scholar / academic – a person with outstanding academic and/or professional experience who lectures or conducts research in a higher education institution or a research organisation established in accordance with national legislation and practice;

Scholar Contract – an agreement signed by the consortium and student enrolled in the joint masters course explicitly indicating any academic, financial and administrative modalities related to the candidate's participation in the programme and, if applicable, the award and usage of the scholarship;

From the EACEA (The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency) web page.