Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for European1 students and doctoral

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Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for European1 students and doctoral
Erasmus Mundus Scholarships
for European1 students and doctoral candidates
Erasmus Mundus Scholarships are available for students from all over the world
– including Europe – to take part in Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Courses and
Doctoral Programmes.
Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Courses and Doctoral Programmes
These are joint study or research programmes offered by a consortium of higher education institutions
or research organisations from the EU and – in many cases – from outside Europe. These integrated joint
programmes include a mandatory study or research period in at least two different European countries. If
the consortium includes partners from countries outside the EU, the "mobility tracks" offered may also
include a period of study/research at these institutions. All programmes lead to the award of a joint,
double or multiple degree recognised in the European countries represented in the consortium.
There are currently 123 Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses (ranging from 60 to 120 ECTS) and 24
Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate Programmes (lasting three or four years), covering a wide range of
academic disciplines (see "How to apply" section below) and offering Erasmus Mundus
scholarships/fellowships for studies and research activities starting in the academic year 2011/2012.
While during the first phase of Erasmus Mundus (2004-2008), scholarships were only available for nonEuropean students, since the academic year 2010/2011, students and doctoral candidates from the
EU are also eligible for Erasmus Mundus scholarships and fellowships.
Erasmus Mundus scholarships and fellowships
Master Student Scholarships
The masters scholarships cover:
• The student's participation costs in the
joint masters programme, up to a
maximum of € 4 000 per year (including a
comprehensive insurance scheme);
• A contribution of € 500 per month to the
students' living costs, paid during the
entire duration of the joint programme
(including the academic breaks and the
period spend in the student's home
• A contribution to the travel costs if the
programme foresees a mobility period
outside Europe.
The scholarship can amount to as much
as € 23 000, depending on the duration of the
joint masters, the fee level and the mobility
tracks offered.
For the academic year 2011/2012 over 800
Masters scholarships will be available for
European students enrolled in an Erasmus
Mundus Joint Masters Course.
Doctoral Candidate Fellowships
The doctorate fellowships cover:
• The candidate's participation costs in the joint
doctoral programme
• A monthly salary (or living allowance) for a
period of 36 months, amounting to
approximately € 1 600 per month;
• For those candidates recruited under
"employment contracts", a comprehensive
range of social security benefits equivalent to
those of employees;
• A contribution to the travel costs if the
programme foresees a mobility period
outside Europe.
The fellowship can amount to as much as
€ 125 500, depending on the recruitment
method, the research project and the mobility
tracks offered.
For the academic year 2011/2012, over 70
Doctoral fellowships will be available for
European doctoral candidates enrolled in an
Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Programme.
Throughout this text, the terms EU, Europe and European refer to nationals or institutions from the countries eligible under the
Erasmus Mundus programme. This means the 27 EU Member States plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway
How to apply
European students or doctoral candidates interested in an Erasmus Mundus scholarship/fellowship
should consult the list of Erasmus Mundus Masters and Doctorates on the Erasmus Mundus website:
This list provides a general description of each joint programme, as well as a link to the relevant
consortium's website. Here, students and doctoral candidates can find more information about the joint
programme's objectives and expected learning/research outcomes, the mobility tracks offered, the entry
requirements and scholarship/fellowship application procedure and deadlines.
Applications are made direct to the consortium.
Candidates wishing to enrol in an Erasmus Mundus Joint Programme at masters or doctoral level in the
academic year 2011/2012, will have to apply directly to the consortium or consortia of their choice
during the period November 2010 – January 2011. Applicants should note that each consortium is
responsible for designing and implementing its own selection procedure, criteria and timetable. As a
result, the scholarship/fellowship application deadline will vary from one consortium to another.
Erasmus Mundus Joint Programme consortia will have to submit their list of candidates proposed for an
Erasmus Mundus scholarship/fellowship to the European Commission by 28 February 2011 and the
applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by April 2011.
More information?
Erasmus Mundus website:
On the Erasmus Mundus website, you can consult a range of FAQs for students, as well as the Erasmus
Mundus Programme Guide. This document provides a detailed description of the main characteristics of
Erasmus Mundus Joint Programmes, and of the scholarship/fellowship scheme that accompanies them.
Erasmus Mundus functional mailbox:
If after having consulted the information contained on the website, applicant students or doctoral
candidates have additional questions concerning the Erasmus Mundus scholarship/fellowship scheme,
they can address them to the Erasmus Mundus Unit in the Executive Agency for Education, Culture and
Audiovisual using the above email address.
Other useful links:
Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association
Erasmus Mundus National Structures in EU countries
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