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How to apply







Required documents:

  • Certified copy (ies) of academic diploma(s), if applicable in the original language and  translated in English by a sworn translator;

  • Certified academic transcript(s)/mark sheets, if applicable in the original language and translated in English by a sworn translator; including grades obtained and showing the average mark. Explanation on the grading system used, should be part of the transcript or should be attached to it. (Authenticated or certified copies are copies with an official stamp to verify that the copies are true copies of original documents. This official stamp may be from one of the following: a solicitor/notary, the educational institution from where the student gained the diplomas or the local council/local authority/local government office).

  • Curriculum Vitae including work experience and research record (if any);

  • While completing your application, you will be asked to answer five motivation questions. Your motivation is an important criterion for selecting you for admission and/or scholarship. Therefore, prepare you motivation questions well in advance.

    1. Why are you applying for this programme? (max 600 characters with spaces)

    2. What are the specific challenges, issues or problems (in your country, region or worldwide) that you would like to address once you have completed this study? (max 1000 characters with spaces)

    3. How will this programme enable you to address above mentioned challenges, issues or problems? max 1000 characters (with spacing)

    4. What are your most relevant qualifications and experiences that make you a suitable candidate for this programme? (max 1000 characters with spacing)

    5. Where do you see yourself 5 years after you have graduated? (max 1000 characters with spaces)

  • Two letters of recommendation, preferably not older than six months either by two university teachers or by one university teacher and by one employer, or by internationally recognized scientist(s). The contact details of the referee should be shown on the recommendation letter. The reference letters should:

    • Refer to academic and scientific qualifications and potential of the candidate with regard to the programme;

    • Refer to professional qualifications and/or potential of the candidate;

    • Refer to personal qualifications and/or potential of the candidate.

  • Results of an English language test proving you comply with the programme's language requirements. Please check our English requirements on


(1) Only PDF files with a maximum file size of 2 MB per file will be accepted.
(2) In case you have not yet obtained your BSc degree, and you are in the last year of your study, please attach a statement of your university confirming that you are in the last year of your BSc study (instead of copy of your BSc diploma) and stating that you are expected to graduate before 15 August of the year in which the programme starts. Also attach the transcript showing the subjects you followed and the marks and ECTS obtained so far.
(3) Citizens from certain countries are exempted from taking an English language test (see the admission requirements).


Candidates from countries where English is the language of instruction in higher education, but which are not on the list of exempted countries, always need to upload the English language test results.

Application deadlines
  • Application deadline for an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship and Scholarship with reduced tuition fee is 8 January 2024, 23:59 CET for applicants from Partner Countries.

  • Submission deadline for an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship and Scholarship with reduced tuition fee application is 15 February 2024, 23:59 CET for applicants from Programme Countries.

  • If 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 8 January, your application will then still be considered for a scholarship if you provide sufficient English test results

  • Applications received after scholarship application deadlines, will be taken into consideration for academic admission. In those cases you need to submit your application and financial confirmation before 15 May 2024.

  • If you do not need a visa for Portugal the deadline of application and financial confirmation is 31 July 2024.

Later applications can be considered under certain circumstances. In this case send an e-mail to: to inquire if there are still seats available.

Maximum number of admitted students

A number of around 15 Erasmus Mundus scholarships will be offered for the year 2024-2026. Besides this there are about 10 places available for non-Erasmus Mundus scholarship holders. If you are interested in attending the programme with other financial means, apply in time. The  places will be offered to the first candidates, of whom we receive financial confirmation.

Outcome of application for admission

If you have indicated in your application form that you wish to be considered for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship, you will be informed about the outcome of your application for admission and scholarship in the 3rd week of April 2024. Before you will not receive a reply to your application for admission and scholarship. In case you are not selected for a scholarship, you may still attend the programme if you are able and willing to cover the cost via other means.


The final awarding of the scholarship will depend upon the approval of the European Commission. 

If you have indicated in your application that you will cover the cost of the programme by other means, you will be informed about the outcome within 4 weeks after you have submitted your application.

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