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Scholarship and fees

Erasmus Mundus student scholarships

Scholarship applications for the 2020-2022 intake will open on 15 September 2019.

EMJMD student scholarships can be offered to students from any region of the world. The scholarships’ terms depend on the student’s country of origin/residence. Scholarship holders must state that they will not be doubly funded for the same period. You must submit a declaration on oath.

The EMJMD student scholarship includes:

  • A contribution to the student participation costs (including tuition fees, full insurance coverage and any other mandatory costs related to the students’ participation in the EMJMD study programme.
  • A contribution to student travel and installation costs.
  • A monthly subsistence allowance for the entire duration of the EMJMD study programme.

 

Contribution to the participation costs Up to 4,500 € per year per scholarship holder from a Programme Country.

Up to 9,000 € per year per scholarship holder from a Partner Country.

Any amount in excess of these maximum contributions must be covered by the participating organisations and cannot be charged to the scholarship holder.

Contribution to the travel and installation costs 1,000 € per year per scholarship holder resident of a Programme country.

2,000 € per year for travel costs + 1,000 € for installation costs for a scholarship holder resident in a Partner country whose location is situated at less than 4,000 km from the EMJMD coordinating HEI.

3,000 € per year for travel costs + 1,000 € for installation costs for a scholarship resident in a Partner country whose location is situated at 4.000km or more from the EMJMD coordinating HEI.

Distance is calculated by the Consortium using the EACEA calculator (available below).

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

Contribution to subsistence costs will not be given to scholarship holders for the periods of the EMJMD (study / research / placement / thesis preparation) spent in their country of residence.

Contribution to subsistence costs will not be given to Partner Country scholarship holders for periods exceeding 3 months spent in any Partner Country.

Last updated 8 July 2019.

General Principles & Regulations
  • EMJMD student scholarships cover the entire duration of the Master course and are awarded exclusively for full-time enrolment in the course.  Scholarship candidates must have already obtained a first higher education degree or demonstrate a recognised equivalent level of learning according to national rules and legislation in place. Candidates who will only obtain their first higher education degree at the end of the academic year preceding the EMJMD intake can nevertheless apply for a scholarship and can be selected by the consortium, under the condition that the student obtains the required degree prior to the beginning of the Master course.
  • Students who are former Action 1 Erasmus Mundus Master/Doctoral Course scholarship holders are not eligible for an additional EMJMD scholarship. Successful applicants cannot benefit from another EU grant while pursuing the EMJMD scholarship studies.
  • EMJMD scholarship holders must spend at least two complete mobility periods in at least two of the consortium’s full HEI partners which are located in different Programme Countries. Each of these mandatory mobility periods must include a volume of study/research or equivalent corresponding to at least 30 ECTS.
  • The mandatory mobility periods cannot be replaced by virtual mobility neither can they take place in institutions outside the consortium.
  • Additional study/research/thesis preparation/placement periods can take place in other participating organisations in the consortium (partner and associated partner) under the condition that the activities concerned are implemented under the direct supervision of the consortium partner.
  • Contribution to subsistence costs will not be given to scholarship holders for periods of the EMJMD spent in their country of residence.
Nationality, residency & The 12 Month Rule

Scholarships are dependent on both nationality and residency. Students with a double nationality (of a Partner and of a Programme Country) must specify the nationality under which they submit their scholarship application. When determining the contribution to participation costs, the consortium defines the student category – either Programme country or Partner country. The definition of the student category depends on their nationality and on whether the student resided in a Programme country for more than 12 months over the last five years before applying (applicable only to students with Partner country nationality). Therefore:

  • Students whose nationality is one of the Erasmus+ Programme countries count as Programme country students and should apply using the Programme country application form.
  • Students whose nationality is one of the Erasmus+ Partner countries and 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 a Programme country are considered as Partner country students. The five year reference period for this 12 month rule is calculated backwards from the submission deadline (ie the 5 year period from 09 January 2014 to 09 January 2019). Apply using the Partner country application form.
  • Students whose nationality is one of the Erasmus+ Partner countries who do not fulfil the Partner country criteria defined above (12 month rule) count as Programme country students and should apply using the Programme country application form.
  • Example: a Serbian student who lived in Germany for 13 months, 3 years before 09 January 2019 should apply as a Programme country student; a Mexican student who has been living in Spain for 11 months at 09 January 2019 (and never before in the 5 year period) should apply as a Partner country student.

The contribution to travel and installation costs takes into account only the residence (as determined above, at 09 January 2019) of the scholarship holder regardless of the category under which the student has applied.

Students offered a scholarship will be required to provide proof of residency

  • A residence certificate issued in accordance with the candidate’s municipality normal registration rules.
  • A certificate form the candidate’s place of work, study or training issued by the employer or institution in question.

Both documents must have been issued within 12 months before the scholarship submission deadline.

Selection Procedure & Timetable
Selection timetable
15 September 2019 Online application form becomes available.
15 December 2019 Deadline for ALL scholarship applicants at 23.59 GMT/UTC +1.
15 April 2020 The consortium submits its 2020 scholarship candidates proposal to the Agency.
June 2020 The scholarship applicants on the main list and reserve list receive the final results of their applications after the consortium has received the final approval on selection from the European Commission.
End July/End August 2020 Deadline for international (non-EU)/UK and other EU self-funding applications.
Eligibility check

All applications are subject to an eligibility check which covers all aspects of the application: respect of the application deadline, completeness of the application file, eligibility of the candidate in relation to the Erasmus Mundus criteria. Applicants who fail to provide necessary documentation by the appropriate deadline will be excluded from the application procedure and will be informed of the specific reason for ineligibility.

Selection criteria

The PETaL EMJMD consortium selection committee assesses each application according to the following criteria:

  • Academic merit (e.g. relevance and level of academic qualifications)
  • Level of English
  • Supporting personal statement
  • Relevant research and professional experiences or interests

Important

When a main list scholarship student withdraws, he/she is replaced by the first eligible candidate on the reserve list. In this particular case, the eligibility criterion concerns the nationality of the reserve list candidate and the rule concerning the presence of a maximum of three nationals from the same country among the scholarship holders in each intake. If there are already three other students with the same nationality on the main list, the consortium will have to take the next eligible candidate respecting its own ranking list (European Commission’s regulations).

Appeal procedure for candidates who fail to secure a scholarship

All candidates will be notified of the decision of the Scholarship Selection Committee by email only in April. Candidates who do not secure a scholarship and who wish to appeal the decision of the scholarship selection committee must do so in writing by the Inquiry Form available at this website within 2 weeks (14 days) from the point of notification by the PETaL EMJMD Consortium of their failure to obtain a scholarship. It is mandatory to select “Scholarships and Fees” option and subject should contain the words “PETaL EMJMD Scholarship Appeal”. The reasons for the appeal must be clearly stated in the email.

Note: A candidate may appeal ONLY on the grounds of defective or unfair procedure by the PETaL EMJMD Scholarship Selection Committee.

 

Last updated 8 July 2019.

Tuition Fees & Additional Notes
  • EMJMD student scholarships cover the entire duration of the Master course and are awarded exclusively for full-time enrolment in the course.  Scholarship candidates must have already obtained a first higher education degree or demonstrate a recognised equivalent level of learning according to national rules and legislation in place. Candidates who will only obtain their first higher education degree at the end of the academic year preceding the EMJMD intake can nevertheless apply for a scholarship and can be selected by the consortium, under the condition that the student obtains the required degree prior to the beginning of the Master course.
  • Students who are former Action 1 Erasmus Mundus Master/Doctoral Course scholarship holders are not eligible for an additional EMJMD scholarship. Successful applicants cannot benefit from another EU grant while pursuing the EMJMD scholarship studies.
  • EMJMD scholarship holders must spend at least three complete mobility periods in at least three of the consortium’s full HEI partners which are located in different Programme Countries. Each of these mandatory mobility periods must include a volume of study/research or equivalent corresponding to at least 30 ECTS.
  • The mandatory mobility periods cannot be replaced by virtual mobility neither can they take place in institutions outside the consortium
  • Additional study/research/thesis preparation/placement periods can take place in other participating organisations in the consortium (partner and associated partner) under the condition that the activities concerned are implemented under the direct supervision of the consortium partner.
  • Contribution to subsistence costs will not be given to scholarship holders for periods of the EMJMD spent in their country of residence.