Erasmus Mundus Students

ERASMUS MUNDUS scholarships are open to higher education Third Country and European students and academics from all over the world. Programmes include obligatory study and research periods, in at least two universities, and award recognised double, multiple or joint degrees.

Erasmus Mundus scholarship covers tuition fees, participation costs (including insurance coverage), travel cost contribution, 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 MSc programme.

Category B students are from the 27 EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway. Category A students are from any other country, provided they are not currently residents of these eligible countries (above), nor have carried out their main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in one of these countries.

Student s/scholars benefitting from an EM scholarship can benefit from other non-EU funded support while performing his/her EM 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.

More details in ERASMUS MUNDUS web page

APPLICATIONS, SELECTION CRITERIA, PROCEDURE AND TIMETABLE

  • Before applying to the EM scholarship you must follow the ON-LINE MER APPLICATION procedure and obtain a conditional aceptance status.

  • Then, following the same ON-LINE MER APPLICATION procedure go to the GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS section and follow the instructions provided in THE ERASMUS MUNDUS SCHOLARSHIPS entry.

  • The MER Secretariat will check your ELEGIBILITY and will communicate you by email whether you are elegible or not, whenever possible within 1 week time.

  • ELEGIBILITY CRITERIA include:

    • Academic criteria: you have been given conditional acceptance by the MER JPB because you fullfil the academic requirements
    • Procedure criteria: all the required data, forms and documents have been successfully submitted
    • EM 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 (see above)
    • "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

  • 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.

THE EVALUATION RESULTS ARE COMMUNICATED TO THE APPLICANTS IN MARCH AS A PRE-SELECTION OF CANDIDATES.

HOWEVER, THE RESULTS ARE ONLY CONSIDERED DEFINITIVE WHEN VALIDATED BY THE EACEA, WHICH MAY OCCUR IN APRIL-MAY.

TIMETABLE

  • Deadline for applications to EM Studentships: January 13th 2017
  • Publication of pre-selection results: Early March 2017
  • Communication of results to selected candidates: May 2017
  • Course opening: Early September 2017 in U Bordeaux or Late September 2017 in U Southampton, depending on each individual pathway.