The MER Consortium Grants (MER-CG) are intended to provide with financial support, at least partially, to those excellent MER MSc students not funded by Erasmus Mundus. The MER-CG programme will be run according to the following principles:
- Open to all the applicants admitted as MER MSc students that are not funded by Erasmus Mundus nor subjected to any other incompatibility (e.g., being holder of a national scholarship).
- The student can apply for this grant only as a part of and during the completion of the on-line MER Application procedure (Section “Grants and Fellowships”).
- Academic achievement in previous studies must comply with a minimum of excellence according to the MER JPB’s criteria.
- The awarded student who does not pass successfully the academic year may be asked to refund totally or partially the grant received for this academic year, unless the occurrence of exceptional circumstances is recognised by the JPB.
- The provision of grants will depend on the availability of funds; in case of need, preference will be given to applicants from the countries of the Extended MER Consortium (partners and associates).
The MER-CG programme includes five categories of grants, depending of the candidate’s merits and needs.
Only students admitted in the MER MSc programme can apply for the 3 following categories – waivers (DEADLINE: July 15th Year 0):
- Smooth Fee 3C Grant: 5400 € are awarded as a part of their annual registration fee to selected third-country students (applied and decided on an annual basis); certain pathways may be not available for holders of this category grant.
- Waiver Plus Grant: 2000 € are awarded as a part of their annual registration fee to selected EU students (applied and decided on an annual basis); certain pathways may be not available for holders of this category grant.
- Waiver Minus Grant: 1000 € are awarded as a part of their annual registration fee to awarded EU students (applied and decided on an annual basis); no pathway restriction accounts for holders of this category grant.
Earlier applications are recommended but on line applications for the following 2 categories – mobility- are received until de deadlines indicated below:
- Mobility Grant: 2800 € for 1 semester (14 weeks) per year are awarded for compulsory mobility support during both the taught part and the research part of the programme (DEADLINE YEAR 1 STUDENTS: July 15th Year 0; DEADLINE YEAR 2 STUDENTS: July 15th Year 1)
- Research Grant: 2500 € – monthly allowance are awarded for the 5 month research activity period of the MSc Thesis. Only available for Year 2 students; applications can be made until December 1st Year 2, in parallel with the definitive assignment of MSc research project and supervisor (DEADLINE YEAR 2 STUDENTS: December 1st Year 2)