These are the most frequently asked questions:
QUESTION: Can the deadline for scholarship application be extended?
ANSWER: The deadline of 8 January for Erasmus scholarship application for partner countries 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 8 January. Applicants for programme country scholarship, can send in their application until 15 February.
QUESTION: How many Erasmus Mundus scholarships are you providing?
ANSWER: On average around 15 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 indicate the nationality for which you wish to be considered in your application form. 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: If you are applying for and Erasmus Mundus scholarship and you do not have your English test results available before 8 January 2024, you still have the possibility to upload them before 29 February 2024 at the latest. If you have submitted your application before 8th January, your application will then still be considered for a scholarship.
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 8 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 "Joint Management Committee" 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 in May 2024 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 page: https://www.groundwatermaster.eu/financial
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 15th May of the year in which the programme starts. If you are from a country for which you do not need a visa for Portugal, the deadline of payment is 31st July 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 are kindly requested to apply to one Erasmus Mundus programme only in a particular year. Please limit your application to the programme for which you stand a fair chance of being selected.
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.