Erasmus Mundus Scholarship

What does the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) scholarship cover?

The EMJMD scholarship covers:

  • the participation costs, including tuition fees and mandatory insurance coverage. Most of the time, the EMJMD directly deducts the participation costs from the scholarship.
  • a contribution to travel costs:
    • 1000 €/year for a scholarship holder residing in a Programme country, or
    • 2000 €/year for a scholarship holder residing in a Partner country less than 4000 km from the EMJMD coordinating institution, or
    • 3000 €/year for a scholarship holder residing in a Partner country 4000 km or more from the EMJMD coordinating institution.
  • a contribution to settling-in costs: 1000 €, for scholarship holders residing in a Partner country only.
  • monthly living allowance of 1000 €/month for all scholarship holders. However:
    • scholarship holders studying in their country of residence will not receive the subsistence allowance during that period;
    • a scholarship holder from a Partner country cannot receive the subsistence allowance for more than 3 months when studying in any Partner country.

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD), is a prestigious, integrated, international study programme, jointly delivered by an international consortium of higher education institutions.  

The EMJMD Catalogue displays the masters offering Erasmus Mundus funded scholarships in the next academic year

Most consortia require applications to be submitted between October and January, for courses starting the following academic year.  Students and potential scholars/guest lecturers should contact directly the relevant consortium for more information on courses and application procedures.

How to get a University Scholarship

First things first, you need to be a decent student. You can’t expect scholarships to land in your lap if you are consistently failing all your subjects. You need to be on top of things.

Here are the keys to getting a scholarship:

  1. Write a cover letter explaning why you deserve the scholarship.
  2. Have good grades in the period leading up to the application.
  3. Be polite and professional in your dealings with the school.
  4. Show strong communication skills.
  5. Display something unique about yourself to set you apart from other applicants.
  6. Have outside of school interests and hobbies.
  7. Choose a scholarship that isn’t widely advertised or known about. This increases your chance.
  8. Show passion in your discipline.

With that in mind, there are many other factors that will impact your chances of getting a scholarship.

But you are probably to keen to start by first obtaining the Erasmus Grant.

Apply for scholarship