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Scholarships

About 20 Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree scholarships per year are available on a competitive basis. The scholarships will be available for 4 intakes over a period of four years (in total about 80 scholarships). There are two types of scholarships, depending on whether your country of residence is a partner or programme country.

More information on what is considered as a partner and what is considered as a programme country can be found here.

 

PROGRAMME COUNTRIES:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Croatia, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Serbia, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom, North Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey.

 

PARTNER COUNTRIES:

All other countries

NOTE:

  • Students whose citizenship is one of the Erasmus+ Partner Countries count as Partner Country students.

  • Partner Country students who are not residents nor have carried out their main activity (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any Programme Country are considered as Partner Country students. The five-year reference period for this 12-months rule is calculated backwards as from the submission deadline (defined by the consortia) of applying for an EMJMD student scholarship.

  • Students whose citizenship is one of the Erasmus+ Programme Countries count as Programme Country students. Students with a Partner Country citizenship who do not fulfil the Partner Country criteria defined above (12-months rule) count as Programme Country students.

  • Students with a double nationality (of a Partner and of a Programme Country) must specify the nationality under which they submit their scholarship application.

  • The 12-months residency rule does not apply to the Partner Country candidates who for various reasons and under various circumstances have sought refuge and received a refugee status in a Programme Country.

 

When you complete the online application form for admission, choose at question “How do you intend to pay the costs of your study and other expenses”: "partner country scholarship" or "programme country scholarship", depending on the category you belong to according to the criteria above.

Submission deadline is 15 January preceding to the start year of the programme for partner country scholarships and 15 February preceding to the start year of the programme for programme country scholarships. Applications received after these deadlines will not be taken in to consideration for a scholarship, but will be taken into consideration for academic admission. If you can arrange funding via other sources before the deadline, you may still attend the programme. In total 30 places are available. Once this number has been reached, no further students can be admitted.

Ultimate submission deadline of application and financial confirmation, for self- paying or other fellowship applicants is 31st May preceding to the start year of the programme if you need a visa for the EU and 30th June if you do not need a visa for the EU.

 

* You are advised not to wait till the last moment to submit your application in order to avoid last minute unforeseen problems with submitting your online application.

 

Other scholarships:

Besides the regular EMJMD scholarships for partner and programme countries, there are a number of additional scholarships available for students from targeted regions of the world. These additional scholarships are offered to respond to the external policy priorities of the EU with regard to higher education and take into consideration the different levels of economic and social development in the relevant Partner Countries. The application procedure is the same as for the regular EMJMD scholarships.

 

These scholarships are available for the following regions:

  • ENI South: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia.

  • Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, DPR Korea, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam.

  • Latin America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela.

  • South Africa

  • ACP countries: African, Caribbean, Pacific

 

What do EMJMD Scholarships include?

Summarized:

  • the students' participation costs (including the tuition fee, library and laboratory costs, full insurance coverage and any other mandatory costs related to the students' participation in the Master);

  • a contribution to student travel and installation costs;

  • a monthly subsistence allowance for the entire duration of the EMJMD study programme.

 

The contribution to student travel and installation costs (see below) and the monthly subsistence allowance (see below) depend on the place of residence of a scholarship holder. In order to decide if you are eligible for a partner or programme country scholarship, you need to submit a residence certificate. ​

  • Residence certificate.  In order to verify your place of residence, you need to submit a residence certificate with your application for admission.  You can use for example:

    • A residence certificate issued in accordance with the candidate's municipality normal registration rules;

    • A certificate from your place of work issued by your employer, which shows in which country you have been working.​

    • A certificate from your study or training issued by the institution in question. E.g. if you have been studying the year before the application scholarship application deadline, you may upload a transcript.

    • The residence certificate must have been issued within 12 months before the submission deadline of applying for an EMJMD student scholarship (15 January)

 

In detail:

 

​Contribution to the travel and installation costs
  • 1000 EUR per year per scholarship holder resident of a programme country for travel costs

  • 2000 EUR per year for travel costs + 1000 EUR for installation costs for scholarship holder resident of a partner country whose location is situated at less than 4.000 km from IHE Delft, The Netherlands

  • 3000 EUR per year for travel costs + 1000 EUR for installation costs for scholarship holder resident of a partner country whose location is situated at 4.000 km  or more from IHE Delft, The Netherlands

 

The contribution to the travel and installation costs takes into account ONLY the residence of the scholarship holder (regardless of the category under which the student has been enrolled). A unit cost per academic year and a distance band of 4.000 km applies to any student resident in a Partner Country (including students with a Programme Country nationality). Students resident of a Programme Country (including students with a Partner Country nationality) are covered by a fixed unit cost of 1 000 EUR per academic year. The following distance calculator will be used to calculate the correct distance from the scholarship holders’ city of residence to IHE Delft in The Netherlands: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/tools/distance_en.htm.

A contribution to installation costs is offered only to students resident in a Partner Country

(1 000 EUR per intake). It is an incentive to help covering the additional costs related to the issuing of visas, residence permits, etc. as well as the temporary accommodation needs upon arrival in the first Programme Country (Portugal) and the subsequent mobility trajectories.

 

Contribution to subsistence costs

Contribution to subsistence costs 1 000 EUR per month for the entire duration of the EMJMD study programme (up to 24 months maximum).

NOTE:

Contribution to subsistence costs are:

  • neither given to scholarship holders for the EMJMD periods (study/research/placement/thesis preparation) spent in their country of residence;

  • nor to scholarship holders from a Partner Country for the EMJMD periods exceeding three months (indicatively the equivalent of 15 ECTS credits) spent in any Partner Country.

 

Important note:

Only students who have not received previous Erasmus MSc or PhD mobility grants may apply for a scholarship 

 

Full details of the EMJMD scholarships and the rules are mentioned in the Erasmus+ website:

https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/opportunities/individuals/students/erasmus-mundus-joint-master-degrees_en

 

Selection Procedure

The Joint Scholarship Selection Committee (JSSC) of the consortium is responsible for the selection procedure. The Selection Committee consists of one representative of each partner and is chaired by the coordinator of the programme. The JSSC evaluates the applications based on the following selection criteria (maximum score of 100 points): A rating scheme has been developed and will be used by the JSSC prior to the attribution of qualification points.

Scores are given according to the following selection criteria:

 

  • A maximum of 30 points for the overall grade of the previous degree (or the preliminary grade status at the time of application, minimum of 120 ECTS), and importance of university in the country where the degree was obtained.​

  • A maximum of 30 points for the marks of relevant study subjects during the previous degree, other relevant academic or extra-academic qualifications, and/or relevant professional/industrial or international experience.​

  • A maximum of 20 qualification points for the letter of motivation (statement of interest in the study programme). Criteria for the evaluation of the letter of motivation are specific reference of the study programme, a clear description of own qualifications and objectives, coherence of the intended career with the study programme, and congruence of the applicant’s motivation of study with the orientation of the study programme.​

  • A maximum of 20 qualification points for the two letters of recommendation. Criteria for the evaluation of the applicants are scientific and personal potential of the candidates, especially with regard to the study programme, relevance of previous studies, and, if applicable, professional qualifications and performance with respect to the scope of the GroundwatCh programme.

​Based on the application documents, the JSSC proposes the final list of students according to the students’ qualification rank.

Added value of a fellowship for the applicant and his career

The added value of a fellowship for the applicant and his/her career will also be considered. Particularly applications from those who have already obtained an MSc degree in a related area from a renowned university will be carefully analyzed on motivation. 

 

Important Notes 
  • In case you have a double nationality, please indicate in your application only one nationality for which you should be considered.

  • Upon approval and acceptance of the scholarship a student agreement will be signed.

  • If you have already been previously awarded an EMMC scholarship, you are not eligible to apply for a second time.