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I already had an Erasmus Mundus/Erasmus+ scholarship in the past. Can I apply again for an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) scholarship?
If you received an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD), Master Course (EMMC) or Joint Doctorate (EMJD) scholarship in the past, you cannot apply for an EMJMD scholarship.
If you previously received an Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Partnerships scholarship, you can apply for an EMJMD scholarship.
If you previously received other types of grants, for example Erasmus+ Study grant or Traineeship grant, you can apply for an EMJMD scholarship.
What is the 12 months residence rule?
Students from partner countries who have carried out their main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of the program countries will be considered program country applicants according to the 12-months rule.
I have two nationalities. Under which should I apply for an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD)?
You have to choose under which nationality you want to apply.
Good to know:
- EMJMDs may offer a higher number of scholarships for Partner country students
- The scholarship amounts for Programme and Partner country students may differ
- Check if the 12-month residence rule applies to you
Can I interrupt or postpone my Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) studies?
If you need to temporarily interrupt your studies, you should immediately contact the Coordinator of your EMJMD. Any interruption has to be approved by the Coordinator. They will be able to give you more information regarding the procedure.
If you have to temporarily leave the EMJMD course for justified reasons, your scholarship may be put on hold for a certain period of time until you are again physically present and can actively continue pursuing the course activities.
Can I get EU funding for an internship / training / conference if I am not an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) student?
EMJMDs only provide scholarships to students enrolled in EMJMD courses.
If you are an EMJMD student, remember that any internship / training / conference during the EMJMD period should be agreed upon with the Coordinator of the course.
If you are not an EMJMD student, please contact the International Relations Office of your university.
For your information, the Erasmus+ Traineeship grants provide financial support for internships to students enrolled in higher education institutions in Programme countries. However, these grants are not managed by EACEA. Get in contact with the International Relations Office of your university for more information.
Can I work during my studies in an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD)?
Erasmus+ scholarships are designed as full-time scholarships. As such, they should provide enough resources for students to be able to concentrate on their studies without the necessity of paid employment. The courses require intensive academic activity. Moreover, work permit conditions for non-EU students vary from country to country.
Can I do an internship or study at an Associate partner of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD)?
The EMJMD is responsible for determining the students’ mobility schedule. Any study period spent at an Associate partner must be agreed upon with the Coordinator of the EMJMD
As common practice, the Associate partners offer internship or research possibilities to the students as part of the study programme
Do I need insurance when I attend an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree? Should I pay for it?
A mandatory insurance coverage is provided by the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) at least to the students who receive an EMJMD scholarship.
Which insurance services are included in the health and accident insurance coverage provided under Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree?
The minimum requirements are stated by the Erasmus + guidelines available here
When attending an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) can I choose the countries where I want to study?
The countries where you can study are defined by the EMJMD. To know more, contact the Coordinator.
As a general rule, you must study in a minimum of two different Programme countries.
You may study / research / do an internship in an institution or in a country outside the EMJMD consortium, always upon agreement with the Coordinator of the EMJMD.
How can I obtain my visa to study in an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD)?
The Coordinator of the course you will study will provide you with guidance and support when applying for a visa. However, you are entirely responsible for completing your visa request and for obtaining it before the start of your studies. As the procedure can be time-consuming and differs from one country to another, it is best to start applying the soonest possible.
Will I receive an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) scholarship if I am on the reserve list?
The number of EMJMD scholarships is limited and the selection is very competitive. Good candidates, who are however not selected for an EMJMD scholarship, are placed on a reserve list in a ranked order. Depending on your rank on the reserve list, you might be offered an EMJMD scholarship if one or several students on the main list reject the scholarship offer.
Can I study part-time in an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD)?
No. EMJMDs are full-time higher education courses, and as such they require the full-time participation of students.
Where can I find alternative sources of funding for my studies?
If you wish to study abroad or to do a traineeship abroad, the best is to contact the International Relations Office of your university and enquire about student mobility.
You can also have a look at:
- the Intra-Africa programme
- the Master loan
- the Erasmus+ programme website
Can I apply for an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) before I graduate?
If you are applying for an EMJMD and have not yet obtained the required undergraduate degree, contact the EMJMD Coordinator.
If you expect to graduate before the start of the EMJMD, the Coordinator may evaluate your application and make a conditional offer.
Nevertheless, bear in mind that every EMJMD is solely responsible for determining its application and selection procedure.
What does the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) scholarship cover?
The EMJMD scholarship covers:
the participation costs, including tuition fees and mandatory insurance coverage. Most of the time, the EMJMD directly deducts the participation costs from the scholarship.
a contribution to travel costs:
- 1000 €/year for a scholarship holder residing in a Programme country, or
- 2000 €/year for a scholarship holder residing in a Partner country less than 4000 km from the EMJMD coordinating institution, or
- 3000 €/year for a scholarship holder residing in a Partner country 4000 km or more from the EMJMD coordinating institution.
a contribution to settling-in costs: 1000 €, for scholarship holders residing in a Partner country only.
a monthly living allowance of 1000 €/month for all scholarship holders.
- scholarship holders studying in their country of residence will not receive the subsistence allowance during that period;
- a scholarship holder from a Partner country cannot receive the subsistence allowance for more than 3 months when studying in any Partner country.
How should I apply for an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) if I am from a Partner country but I am living in Europe?
Check if the 12-month residence rule applies to you:
If you are a national from a Partner country and have carried out your main activity (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last 5 years in one or several Programme country(ies), you should apply as Programme country candidate. The wording “total of 12 months” refers to all possible cases:
- a single period in one Programme country
- several periods in one Programme country
- the sum of different periods in different Programme countries
The 5-year reference period is calculated backwards from the EMJMD scholarship application deadline. This 12-month rule does not apply to Partner country candidates who hold refugee status in a Programme country.
If you are a national from a Partner country and the 12-month residence rule does not apply to you, you should apply as a Partner country candidate.
Which countries are “partner country” and which ones are “program country”?
The list of countries whose nationals are eligible for a scholarship is presented here. A differentiation between program country students and partner country students is applied.
No more than 25% of the total number of scholarships available will be awarded to program country students.
Can I stay in my home country during the EMJMD Course?
Scholarship holders spending part of the EMJMD course in their country of residence are not entitled to benefit from the monthly subsistence allowance for this period. Partner country students spending part of the EMJMD course in any partner country are not entitled to the monthly subsistence allowance for this period.