EMJM Scholarships

Erasmus Mundus Joint MasterĀ  (EMJM) scholarships

Two years scholarships funded by the European Agency can be obtained after the selection procedure by students who apply for joining the program at the M1 level (1st year). 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.

For the EMJM scholarships, students are divided in two categories:

  • EU Member States and third countries associated to the Programme” candidates,
  • Third countries not associated to the Programme” candidates.

See the European website for an explanation of these categories.

The EMJM scholarships will be a contribution to the costs incurred by the beneficiary students and shall cover travel, visa, installation and subsistence costs. It is calculated on the basis of a monthly unit cost for the entire period needed by the enrolled scholarship holder to complete the study programme. It corresponds to

1.400 EUR per month for the entire duration of the EMJM study programme (24 months maximum).

This period covers study, research, placement activities, thesis preparation and defence, in line with the requirement of the joint Master. During this period, the scholarship can only be awarded in full, and to full-time students.

Eligibility criteria

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

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

EMJM students scholarships are awarded exclusively for a full-time enrollment in one of the course editions.

Geographical balance is taken into account, i.e. no more than 10% of the total number of scholarships awarded during project implementation should be awarded to candidates from the same nationality.

How to apply

By following the online Application procedure, the student automatically apply for the program + the EMJM scholarship.

When the selection results are provided, the applicants are informed by email if they are on the Main List (accepted to the program with an EMJM scholarship) or on the Reserve List (accepted to the program without scholarship).


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