Applicants are required to complete the on-line application procedure, providing their personal data and the following compulsory documents and forms.

The application procedure consists of 3 steps:

  • STEP 1 (Eligibility): Applicants will complete the Eligibility Checking procedure by uploading the required documents (1-5) and submitting before deadline. Only applicants determined to be eligible are allowed to carry on the application procedure until its completion following either the EM Student Scholarship or the Self-Funded application pathways. Applicants deemed non-eligible cannot be apply again until the next year call.


  • STEP 2 (Application):
    • (A) Erasmus Mundus Scholarhip Application: Applicants deemed at Step 1 eligible to apply for EM scholarship will complete the Erasmus Mundus Student Scholarships Application procedure by uploading the required documents (6-14) and submitting before deadline.
    • (B) Self-Funded Student Application: Applicants deemed eligible as Self-Funded Student at any step will complete the Self-Funded Student Application procedure by uploading the required documents (1-10 & 13-15) and submitting before deadline.


  • STEP 3 (Enrolment):
    • (A) Erasmus Mundus Scholarhip Holders: Selected Scholarship holders will be individually informed to proceed for enrolment and requested to upload the required documents (17-18).
    • (B) Self-Funded Students: Selected Self-Funded Student will complete enrolment procedure by uploading the required documents (16-18) and submitting before deadline.




(These must be submitted before eligibility deadline; upon clicking the STEP 1 submit buttom a submission confirmation will be sent by e-mail)

  1. Proof of Nationality: Passport or national identity card (pdf copy1)
  2. Proof of Proficiency (PoP) in English (see Language Policy)
  3. Proof of Academic achievement: Official Transcript of Records of the BSc Degree (pdf copy1,2; latest update including at least 4 semesters3)
  4. Curriculum Vitae: Mandatory Europass format (pdf)
  5. Eligibility Form (online)



(These can be uploaded at any time before the given deadlines; upon clicking the STEP 2 submit buttom a submission confirmation will be sent by e-mail)

  1. BSc Degree Diploma (pdf copy1,2)
  2. Secondary School Degree: or equivalent requisite to access University studies at the applicant’s home country (pdf copy1,2)
  3. Motivation Letter: applicant’s personal statement to participate in the programme – (maximum length: 6000 characters)
  4. Two Reference Forms:  submitted by academic/professional staff (on-line)4
  5. Proposed Study Plan Form: teaching modules of preference, research topics of interest and additional information5 (on-line)
  6. Proof of Residence (PoR): Resident Official Document that verifies which the place of residence at the time of application6 (pdf copy2)
  7. Signed Erasmus+ Scholarship Mandatory Declaration form, where applicants declare they comply with Erasmus+ eligibility requirements (e.g., 12 month rule, etc.)
  8. Photograph (passport type)
  9. Supplementary Information can be provided at the applicant’s convenience, uploaded altogether as one single pdf or zip file



  1. Self-Funded Student Declaration form; only to be uploaded by Self-Funded Student applicants (signed PDF)
  2. Proof of Payment: uploaded to the online application system before the end of June
  3. BSc Degree Diploma: original to be presented at the Induction Week (September)
  4. Secondary School Degree: original to be presented at the Induction Week (September)


(1) A copy is enough to apply for admission. The Transcript may be incomplete at the time of application but must be complete by the time of final enrolment. The BSc degree may be uploaded later after the submission deadline but always before definitive admittance and enrolment. Further on, originals or their certified copies will be required to proceed with final registration at the universities; you must keep these documents with you all along the progression of the MER2030 EMJMD Programme.

(2) Sworn translation into English (or any official European Language) is required to be eligible.

(3) The final Transcript concluding the whole BSc Degree must be available for final enrolment before the start of the programme in early September.

(4) The applicant must proceed to contact the referees through the on-line application; then the referees will complete the Reference Form, which will be notified to the applicant. In the case a referee is not responsive, it will be the applicant’s responsibility to contact a new one; in any case, only the applicant is responsible to obtain the two required Reference Forms submitted to the system within the deadline.

(5)  At time of application this is only tentative to depict applicant’s academic profile and will be fully open to changes before definitive admittance).

(6) The place of residence may be verified on the basis of the provision of the documents listed in the PRADO website. For example: (a) a residence certificate issued in accordance with the candidate’s municipality normal registration rules; or (b) a certificate from the candidate’s place of work, study or training issued by the employer or institution in question. These documents must have been issued within 12 months before the submission deadline.



  • For competitive applications it is important to keep in mind the following aspects regarding the selection procedure.
  • The main selection criteria are study and academic merits (degree, transcript, curriculum vitae, experience, relevant data), motivation and well-thought out study programme (motivation letter, intrinsic coherence of the proposed study plan and research topic themselves and with the applicants profile and background – merits, letter, supplementary information), reference forms (individualised, informative, concise, targeted on the MER2030 EMJMD programme, supportive), and chances of success in the Programme (e.g., possible pursuit of a PhD programme, or integration in an industry research unit in the home country may also be considered; integrity/elaboration/maturity of the application as a whole).
  • Selection is highly competitive. Even excellent candidates can be underscored if some of the documents/data are missing or faint of if the application is not properly frameworked. Uploading incomplete or unclear documents (e.g., transcript) will lead to underrating. It is highly recommended to examine carefully the MER2030 EMJMD webpage, especially the MSc Thesis and Partnership sections, in order to prepare the Motivation Letter as well as to propose realistic and coherent Research topics and a Study Plan in accordance.
  • Offers will be made only to those Applicants that satisfy the requirements for entry, as set out above, for whom the supplemental information is deemed satisfactory according to the JPB.
  • By submitting you recognise that the MER Consortium is allowed to use your image (e.g. photographs taken within the framework of the MER2030 EMJMD academic activities) for public information about and promotion of the Master as well as for related academic outreaches (leaflets, posters, guidelines, reports, webpage, etc.)


Application deadlines:

  • Eligibility: January 15th (to be decided by the MER JPB by February 15th)
  • EM Student Scholarship applications: March 15th (to be decided by the MER JPB by April 15th)
  • Self-Funded Student applications: May 15th (to be decided by the MER JPB by May 30th). Conditional pre-acceptance letters supporting Self-Funded Student applicants to apply for other scholarships (e.g., National) and for visas can be only secured after April 15th for those who complete step 2B. A firm offer will be made only on completion of the general application procedure.
  • Late Self-Funded Student applications might be considered exceptionally by the MER JPB but the Secretariat and the International offices of the Partner Universities cannot ensure any support regarding travel, accommodation and other services.