What LERnet is

LerNET (Language Engineering and Rigourous Software Development) is a network of higher education and research institutions in the Area of Computer Science, formed under the auspices of the European Comission ALFA Programme (Latin America Academic Training) programme.

Grant-holder profile

Grant-holders must be enrolled in a PhD programme at their home institution.

Who chooses grant-holders

Each sending institution defines its specific selection criteria, respecting the general ones defined beforehand such as good academic profile, language knowledge and personal profile fitting mobility.

How to apply

The submission of an application form and a Curriculum Vitae will be necessary. Each home institution may additionally require other documents. A compulsory selection interview will also take place at the home institution.

PhD Tutoring

Latin American students' PhD project will be jointly elaborated between the local tutor and the host university supervisor. Both of them will be responsible for tutoring. EU students home and host supervisors will be responsible for tutoring the research work developed during your mobility period.

Joint Degrees

In principle degrees are obtained from the home university. However, the project will encourage the creation of joint degrees between Latin American and European institutions, when appropriate.