Scholarships

Scholarships financed by the European Agency (Erasmus+ program) and by the consortium can be obtained after a selection procedure only by the students who apply for joining the program at the M1 level (1st year). The scholarships are given to the selected students during their 2-years Master studies.

Candidates from all countries in the world can apply.

Scholarship candidates must have already obtained a first higher education degree (bachelor) or demonstrate a recognized equivalent level of learning according to national legislation and practices. Most students who apply are currently enrolled for their last year or session of a BSc or BEng program or equivalent. In this case the original version of the diploma will be asked after selection.

There are different kinds of scholarships (see below). The scholarships will be given to the selected candidates during 2-years according to their ranking after the selection procedure. The number of available scholarships will depend on the budget. The candidates in the reserve list (not selected for a scholarship, but selected for participating to the program) will have the possibility to join the Master program as self-financed students. Depending on the budget, self-financed students could receive a financial contribution for the registration fees and the travel expenses.

Scholarships funded by the European Agency (EMJMD scholarships)

– Individuals who have already benefited from an EMJMD scholarship are not eligible for a second scholarship in order to follow the same or another EMJMD.

– Students benefiting from an EMJMD scholarship cannot benefit from another Community grant while pursuing their Erasmus Mundus masters studies.

– EMJMD students scholarships are awarded exclusively for a full-time enrolment in one of the course editions.

The amount of the scholarships (monthly allowance + contribution to Travel and Installation) given to the selected students differ from the country of origin of the students. There are two categories of students (for more details, see here and here):

        • PROGRAMME Countries students:
          Students whose citizenship is one of the Erasmus+ Partner countries (ie Member States of the European Union (EU) and Former Yougoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Turkey)
        • PARTNER Countries students:
          All the students who are not Programme Countries students.
          The students who are residents or have carried out their main activity (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last 5 years in any Programme Country will be considered as Programme country students. The 5-years reference period for this 12 months rule is calculated backwards as from the submission deadline of applying for an EMJMD student scholarship.

      Contribution to subsistence costs

Monthly allowance for subsistence costs given to the awarded students during the two-years Europhotonics Master program is: 1000 €/month.
However, the monthly allowance will neither be given to the scholarship holders for the periods spent during the Master (study/research/thesis) in their country of residence, nor to scholarships holders for the periods spent in any Partner Country exceeding 3 months.

      Contribution to the travel and installation costs

The contribution to Travel and Installation costs given to the awarded students is:
* 1.000€ per year for scholarship holders resident in a Programme Country
* 2.000€ per year for travel costs + 1.000€ for installation costs for scholarship holders resident in a Partner Country whose location is situated at less than 4.000km from Marseille (for the calculation of the distance see here)
* 3.000€ per year for travel costs + 1.000€ for installation costs for scholarship holders resident in a Partner Country whose location is situated at more than 4.000km from Marseille (for the calculation of the distance see here)

Scholarships funded by the consortium

The amount of the monthly allowance is 800€/month during the two-years program, whatever the country of origin. French students will not receive the monthly allowance during the periods spent in France.

Other Scholarships

There are other kinds of Scholarships funded by different institutions (public/private) that can partially finance the expenses for following a Master program in Europe. Theses opportunities depend on the country of origin of the students. The students are strongly encouraged to examine all the possibilities. Finding this kind of Scholarship is a personal issue. We will provide documents (attestations, presentation of the program, official documents…) the students might need for their applications.

Depending on the budget, self-financed students may be offered a grant in order to cover the expenses for one mobility (registration fees, travel expenses).