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

EMJMDs award EU-funded scholarships to the best student candidates applying under annual selection rounds.

Study must take place in at least two of the Programme countries. Part of the studies can also take place in a Partner countries if there is a partner-country institution involved.

Erasmus+ Student Scholarships

Erasmus+ Student Scholarship covers participation costs (including tuition fees, insurance coverage, programme specific costs, etc.), travel and installation cost contribution, and monthly allowance.

Erasmus Mundus scholarships are intended for full-time studies only.

Students can apply for an EM scholarship even if they have not yet completed the studies required by the MER Consortium for the joint programme. They must however have completed the relevant degree before the enrolment deadline in the joint MER+ EMJMD programme.

Student benefitting from an Erasmus+ scholarship can benefit from other non-EU funded support while performing his/her Erasmus+ joint programme activities (e.g. student jobs or placement/internship allowances) if the national legislation of the host country permits it.

The basic and only rule in this case is that a Community funding beneficiary can never benefit from other Community financial support for the same activities for which he/she has already received funding.

Applications, selection criteria, procedure and timetable

  • Before applying to the Erasmus+ Student Scholarship you must follow the ON-LINE APPLICATION procedure and obtain a conditional aceptance (eligibility) status for the MER+ EMJMD programme.
  • Then, following the same ON-LINE APPLICATION procedure go to the GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS section and follow the instructions provided in THE ERASMUS+ STUDENTS SCHOLARSHIPS entry.
  • The MER Consortium Secretariat will check your ELEGIBILITY and will communicate you whether you are elegible or not.
    • Academic criteria: you have been given conditional acceptance by the MER Consortium JPB because you fullfil the academic requirements
    • Procedure criteria: all the required data, forms and documents have been successfully submitted
    • Erasmus+ call restrictions: you have applied for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship to a maximum of two (2) joint programmes (EMMC and EMJD together) other than the MER MSc and you have not been holder of a EMMC scholarship previously.
    • Nationality criteria: you have selected the correct Category student scholarships according to your proven nationality
    • “12 months rule”: in case you apply for a Category A student scholarship, you declare that you are not currently resident of EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway, nor have carried out your main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in one of these countries
    • Proof of Residence Country: you have duly accredited your country of residence.
  • The main SELECTION CRITERIA are:
    • study and academic merits (based on the transcript of records of previous studies and the curriculum vitae) – 40%
    • motivation (based on the Personal Statement Letter included in the MER Application form) – 20%
    • coherence and prospects (based on the proposed study programme and its correspondence with the applicant’s background, motivation and prospects; also the JPB’s report can be taken into consideration) – 15%
    • support by external advisors (recommendation letters) – 15%
    • chances of success in the programme (possible pursuit in a PhD programme or integration in an industry research unit at the home country) – 5%
    • other merits – 5%
  • Each criterion is scored 0-10. Only very high quality candidates, with an average score above 7, are accepted to the course.
  • Accepted candidates are ranked by order of merit. The top ranked candidates are selected for the main list of candidates.
  • Geographical balance and gender balance restrictions apply: not more than 2 candidates may come from the same country, and not less than 40% must be female candidates. To comply with these restrictions some candidates may be removed from the main list and replaced by the next ranked candidates in the reserve list.



Timetable (on an annual basis; per intake)

  • Deadline for applications to Erasmus+ Studentships: March 15th
  • Publication of pre-selection results: Late March
  • Communication of definitive results to selected candidates: April 15th
  • Course opening: Induction Week in early September at PiE-UPV/EHU. Opening Day in UBx in early-mid September; in Soton and ULiège in mid-late September.