Erasmus Mundus Scholarships
Course(s) Offered: Several fields
Course Level: Graduate (masters, PhD)
Provider: European Union
Country to Study in: Any European Country
The European Union offers full-time scholarships for Masters programmes and Doctorate programmes to students coming from any developing country around the world.
These scholarships are exclusively awarded to students that have been selected to attend one of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Programmes at Masters or Doctorate level.
Please note that each Erasmus Mundus Joint Programme defines its own selection criteria and admission procedures. Students or scholars should contact the Consortium offering the Masters /Doctoral Programmes for more information.
Citizens of Developing and/or Emerging countries (EXCEPT the 27 Member States of the EU).
Students from developing/emerging countries who do not come from the 27 Member States of the EU and who are not residents nor have carried out their main activity (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in one of these countries.
All European Universities/Institutions participating under approved Erasmus Mundus Action Joint Programmes
Fields of study
For 2013-2014, about 138 Masters courses and 42 Joint Doctorate courses are supported by scholarships.
The field(s) of study covered are: Agriculture and Veterinary, Engineering, Manufacture and Construction, Health and Welfare, Humanities and Arts, Science, Mathematics and Computing, and Social Sciences, Business and Law.
Number of awards
From the period of 2009-2013, about 5,300 Masters students and 440 Doctoral students from developing countries will be awarded with an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship.
Generally between three (3) months to three (3) years
The programme offers full-time scholarships and/or fellowships that cover the living costs, tuition fees, travelling and insurance costs of the students.
Scholarship amounts can vary according to the level of studies/teaching/research, their duration (3 months to 3 years) and the grantee’s nationality (scholarships for non-EU individuals are higher than for EU individuals).
Method of Application
Should you wish to apply for the academic year 2014/2015 you are advised to consult in advance the web sites of each of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Programmes (Masters/Doctorates) that interest you.
The web sites of each of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Programmes (see links to them above) contain all necessary information concerning the content of the course, its structure, the scholarship amounts as well as the application and selection procedures.
For detailed information on the 'Erasmus Mundus Programme Guidelines' AND also on how to apply for this scholarship, visit the official website (link to it is below).
Deadline varies from program to program. The deadline varies per programme but is around October to January every year.
Eligible students MUST be from developing/emerging countries, except the 27 Member States of the EU. Students must NOT have been residents nor have carried out their main activity (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in ANY ONE of the 27 Member Country States of the EU.
Students can apply for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship to the Erasmus Mundus Action 1 Joint Programme (EMMC) of their choice but the number of applications must be limited to maximum three different joint programmes (EMMC and EMJD together).
Since each individual joint programme consortium is responsible for its own application and selection procedures (and timetable), interested candidates should consult the relevant website in order to take notice of these procedures. If necessary, they should contact the consortium for further information.
For more information on the Action 1 of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Programs, see updated version of the “frequently asked questions” (FAQs).
Application Deadline: Around Dec 2013 - Jan 2014
Open to International students: Yes
More Scholarship Information and Application
Related: List of Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for International students