These are the most frequently asked questions:
QUESTION: Can the deadline for scholarship application be extended?
ANSWER: The deadline of 15 January preceding to the start year of the programme, 23:59 CET for Erasmus scholarship application cannot be extended. In very exceptional cases recommendation letters can also be sent in later. All documents should uploaded with a students' online application before the deadline of 15 January preceding to the start year of the programme, 23:59 CET. Applicants for programme country scholarship, can send in their application until 15 February preceding to the start year of the programme.
QUESTION: How many Erasmus Mundus scholarships are you providing?
ANSWER: On average around 20-25 EMJMD scholarships per year will be awarded.
QUESTION: How many applications do you receive every year?
ANSWER: In previous years we received around 400 applications.
QUESTION: I have double nationality (programme as well as partner country): for which scholarship should I apply?
ANSWER: You have to choose yourself for which scholarship you wish to apply. For the one that you indicate in your application form you will be considered for scholarship.
QUESTION: Is it necessary to have English tests done at the moment of applying? Or can I take the test after review of my application or being admitted to the program?
ANSWER: Your English test results should be uploaded with your application for admission and scholarship before the scholarship deadline. If you have all your documents complete, except for the English test, you can already submit your application, but the ultimate deadline for submitting the English test results is either 15 January (partner) or 15 February (programme). You are strongly advised to register for an English test that meets the requirements as soon as possible. Experience is that test dates are quickly fully booked, so that you run the risk that you cannot do the test before the required deadline.
QUESTION: I am not a native English speaker from one of the countries listed under the list of countries for which a language certificate is not required. But I have followed several years of education in English. Do I still need to present you with a TOEFL or IELTS test result?
ANSWER: Yes. If your country is not among the countries in the exemption list you are requested to do the English test. The only exception that we make is if you did your BSc study in a country that belongs to the list for which a language certificate is not required.
QUESTION: I have not yet completed my bachelor degree. Can I apply?
ANSWER: Students in their last year of BSc study can also apply. They need to show proof of their studies with a duly signed and stamped statement that declares that they are currently in their last year. They need to include the transcript of records showing all courses completed and all uncompleted courses for which they are enrolled. The statement should mention in which month they are expecting to obtain the diploma. A valid bachelor diploma (a temporary diploma is acceptable for last year students) will be required before 15 August of the year in which the programme starts.
QUESTION: I have completed my studies but don't have a transcript of records (yet).
ANSWER: your application is not valid and cannot be accepted without a full transcript of records including grades obtained and showing the average mark.
QUESTION: Can I send my documents in another language than English?
ANSWER: Communication and all the official documents including BSc diplomas / transcripts of records/ certificates etc., should be in English. This does not count for passports. If you cannot arrange translation of the documents before the application deadline of 15 January, you can send us an unofficial English translation for the time being. Should you be selected for a scholarship, we need to receive your BSc documents translated by a certified translator. At that moment, you need to send us a certified copy of the original document (in the language that is not English) with an original stamp, and a certified copy of the translation.
QUESTION: To whom should motivation and recommendation letters be addressed?
ANSWER: Motivation and recommendation letters can be addressed to the coordinator of the programme, or "To whom it may concern".
QUESTION: Can the recommendation letters be sent anonymously?
ANSWER: If required by the referee, the recommendation letters can be sent anonymously by the referees to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org; in that case a letter with a brief statement indicating this preference can be submitted instead of the recommendation letter in the online submission form.
QUESTION: When can I expect the outcome of my application?
ANSWER: We expect to inform all applicants before 30 April preceding to the start year of the programme about the outcome of their application for admission and scholarship. In case you will not be selected for a scholarship, you may consider to pay the cost by other means.
QUESTION: What are the costs of the programme, if I wish to pay by other means than Erasmus scholarship?
ANSWER: For more information on the fees please see the item “6. How much does the programme cost?” on this page.
QUESTION: What does the scholarship include?
ANSWER: This information can be found here.
QUESTION: If I wish to pay for the programme by other means, what is the deadline to pay?
ANSWER: The deadline to make your payment is 31st May of the year in which the programme starts. If you are from a country for which you do not need a visa for Germany, the deadline of payment is 30th June of the year in which the programme starts. Later applications can be considered under certain circumstances.
QUESTION: Can I apply for more than one Erasmus Mundus programme and scholarship?
ANSWER: You can apply for maximum 3 Erasmus Mundus scholarships per academic year.
QUESTION: When does the programme officially start?
ANSWER: The academic programme at Lisbon University will start 20 September. The introduction programme will be held in the week before. You will receive more detailed information shortly before the start of the programme from Lisbon University.