Erasmus Mundus Scholarships

The scholarship competition for the 2019-2021 edition will open 1st October 2018.  All scholarship applications must be received by the deadline of 25th January 2019.

For guidelines on how to apply for the IMCEERES degree programme and scholarship please see: How to Apply.

PLEASE NOTE: applying for the programme does not automatically mean you will have applied to the scholarship competition. You should ensure that you complete the appropriate Scholarship Application Form (see below) and attach it to your programme application which you submit online

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  • Programme Country (EU/EU candidate/EEA and applicants who have lived in a Programme country for more than 12 months over the last 5 years)
  • Partner Country (all other applicants)

For full details please check the Definition of Erasmus Programme and Partner Countries document. You should also carefully read the Nationality, Residency and 12 Month Rule tab to confirm your category

‌‌EMJMD student scholarships can be offered to students from any region of the world – however no more than 3 from the same country or with the same nationality will be awarded in the same intake. The scholarships’ terms depend on the student’s country of origin/residence.

The EMJMD student scholarship includes:

  • a contribution to the student participation costs (including tuition fees, full insurance coverage and any other mandatory costs related to the students’ participation in the EMJMD study programme
  • a contribution to student travel and installation costs
  • a monthly subsistence allowance for the entire duration of the EMJMD study programme
Contribution to the participation costs (tuition fees) Up to €4,500 per year per scholarship holder from a Programme Country

Up to €9,000 per year per scholarship holder from a Partner Country

Scholarship students will receive a fee waiver to cover the difference between the Erasmus scholarship contribution to participation costs and the actual tuition fees.

Contribution to the travel and installation costs 1,000 EUR per year per scholarship holder resident of a Programme country

2,000 EUR per year for travel costs + 1,000 EUR for installation costs for a scholarship holder resident in a Partner country
whose location is situated at less than 4,000 km from the EMJMD coordinating HEI

3,000 EUR per year for travel costs + 1,000 EUR for installation costs for a scholarship resident  in a Partner country whose
location is situated at 4,000 km of more from the EMJMD coordinating HEI

distance is calculated by the Consortium using the EACEA calculator http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/tools/distance_en.htm

Contribution to subsistence costs 1,000 EUR per month for the entire duration of the EMJMD study programme (24 months maximum)

Contribution to subsistence costs will not  be given to scholarship holders for the periods of the EMJMD (study/research/placement/thesis preparation) spent in their country of residence

Contribution to subsistence costs will not  be given to Partner country scholarship holders for periods exceeding 3 months spent in any Partner country

Please note: The participation costs for both non-European and European scholarship students cover all tuition fees and health insurance; they do not include accommodation as well as other living expenses and travel.

Definition of Erasmus Programme and Partner Countries

  • EMJMD student scholarships cover the entire duration of the Master course and are awarded exclusively for full-time enrolment in the course.  Scholarship candidates must have already obtained a first higher education degree or demonstrate a recognised equivalent level of learning according to national rules and legislation in place. Candidates who will only obtain their first higher education degree at the end of the academic year preceding the EMJMD intake can nevertheless apply for a scholarship and can be selected by the consortium, under the condition that the student obtains the required degree prior to the beginning of the Master course.
  • Students who have already obtained an EMJMD scholarship or are former Erasmus Mundus Master/Doctoral scholarship holders are not eligible for an additional scholarship under the EMJMD action.  Students benefiting from an EMJMD scholarship cannot benefit from another EU grant while persuing their EMJMD studies.
  • EMJMD scholarship holders must spend at least two complete mobility periods in at least two of the consortium’s full HEI partners which are located in different Programme Countries. Each of these mandatory mobility periods must include a volume of study/research or equivalent corresponding to at least 30 ECTS.   For the IMCEERES course this means Tartu (30 ECTS) and Glasgow (30 ECTS).   IMCEERES students also undertake 3rd mobility period in one of the degree partner universities.
  • The mandatory mobility periods cannot be replaced by virtual mobility neither can they take place in institutions outside the consortium
  • Additional study/research/thesis preparation/placement periods can take place in other participating organisations in the consortium (partner and associated partner) under the condition that the activities concerned are implemented under the direct supervision of the consortium partner.  Scholarship holders (Programme and Partner Country) can undertake this additional mobility for the remainder of the course at a partner or associated partner in a Partner Country.
  • Contribution to subsistence costs will not be given to scholarship holders from a Partner country for periods exceeding three months of the EMJMD spent in any Partner country.
  • Contribution to subsistence costs will not be given to scholarship holders for periods of the EMJMD spent in their country of residence.

Scholarships are dependent on both nationality and residency.

Students with a double nationality (of a Partner and of a Programme Country) must specify the nationality under which they submit their scholarship application.

When determining the contribution to participation costs, the Consortium defines the student category – either Programme country or Partner country.  The definition of the student category depends on his/her nationality and on whether the student resided in a Programme country for more than 12 months over the last five years before applying (applicable only to students with Partner country nationality).  Therefore:

  • Students whose nationality is one of the Erasmus+ Programme countries count as Programme country students and should apply using the Programme country application form.
  • Students whose nationality is one of the Erasmus+ Partner countries 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 a Programme country are considered as Partner country students. The five year reference period for this 12 month rule is calculated backwards from the submission deadline (ie the 5 year period from 26 January 2013 to 26 January 2018). Apply using the Partner country application form.
  • Students whose nationality is one of the Erasmus+ Partner countries who do not fulfil the Partner country criteria defined above (12 month rule) count as Programme country students and should apply using the Programme country application form.
  • Example:  a Serbian student who lived in Germany for 13 months, 3 years before 26 January 2018 should apply as a Programme country student;   a Mexican student who has been living in Spain for 11 months at 26 January 2018 (and never before in the 5 year period) should apply as a Partner country student.
  • Please provide EXACT dates on your CV to avoid delays in verifying eligibility.

The contribution to travel and installation costs takes into account only the residence (as determined above, at 26 Janaury 2018) of the scholarship holder regardless of the category under which the student has applied.

Students offered a scholarship will be required to provide proof of residency:

  • a residence certificate issued in accordance with the candidate’s municipality normal registration rules
  • a certificate form the candidate’s place of work, study or training issued by the employer or institution in question

Both documents must have been issued within 12 months before the scholarship submission deadline.

02 October 2017 Online application form becomes available
26 January 2018 Deadline for ALL scholarship applicants
End March 2018 The Consortium submits its 2018 scholarship candidates proposal to the Agency
Early-April 2018 The applicants received preliminary notification of results
Mid-April 2018 The scholarship applicants on the main list and reserve list receive the final results of their applications after the Consortium has received the final approval on selection from the European Commission.   Confirmation of awards under the Geographical Windows scheme may be later.
End July/End August 2018 Deadline for international (non-EU)/UK and other EU self-funding applications

Eligibility check

All applications are subject to an eligibility check that covers all aspects of the application: respect of the application deadline, completeness of the application file, eligibility of the candidate in relation to the Erasmus Mundus criteria. Applicants who fail to provide necessary documentation by the appropriate deadline will be excluded from the application procedure and will be informed of the specific reason for ineligibility.

Scholarship Competition

To be eligible to be considered for scholarship, students must first have secured a place on the degree programme (unconditional or conditional).  The University of Glasgow Postgraduate Admissions Office assesses all applications and will reply directly to the applicant to let them know if they have been offered a place.   Applicants who receive an offer of a place on the degree programme, and who have submitted the scholarship application on time, will be put forward to the scholarship competition.

Selection Criteria

The IMCEERES Consortium Selection Committee assesses each application according to the following criteria:

  • Academic merit (e.g. relevance and level of academic qualifications) – 30%
  • IMCEERES Supporting Personal Statement – 45%
  • Quality of (academic) references – 10%
  • Other (e.g. relevant research/professional experiences/interests) – 15%

Important

When a main list scholarship student withdraws, he/she is replaced by the first eligible candidate on the reserve list. In this particular case, the eligibility criterion concerns the nationality of the reserve list candidate and the rule concerning the presence of a maximum of three nationals from the same country among the scholarship holders in each intake. If there are already three other students with the same nationality on the main list, the consortium will have to take the next eligible candidate respecting its own ranking list (European Commission’s regulations).

Appeal procedure for candidates who fail to secure a scholarship

All candidates will be notified of the decision of the Scholarship Selection Committee by email only in early March. Candidates who do not secure a scholarship and who wish to appeal the decision of the Scholarship Selection Committee must do so in writing by email within 2 weeks (14 days) from the point of notification by the IMCEERES Consortium of their failure to win a scholarship. The email should be addressed to the IMCEERES Consortium at the following address: imceeres@glasgow.ac.uk . The email subject heading should contain the words “IMCEERES Scholarship Appeal”. The reasons for the appeal must be clearly stated in the email. Note: A candidate may appeal ONLY on the grounds of defective or unfair procedure by the IMCEERES Scholarship Selection Committee.

Fees for the 2018-2020 edition are:

  • €12,300 per annum for International (non-European) students
  • €5,900 per annum  for  European students

Fees are converted to £GBP using the Erasmus Mundus approved currency converter, normally using the September previous to year of entry as the exchange rate.
http://ec.europa.eu/budget/contracts_grants/info_contracts/inforeuro/inforeuro_en.cfm

The participation costs for both non-European and European scholarship students cover all tuition fees and health insurance; they do not include accommodation or other living expenses and travel.

Personal data will be sent to the EACEA and may be used for the purposes of evaluating the programme, efficiently managing the project, and producing statistics. Data could be made available to the EACEA, the European Commission, the European External Action Service staff, as well as to other stakeholders of the Erasmus+ programme, such as Erasmus+ National Agencies, National Erasmus+ Offices and the Erasmus Mundus Student and Alumni Association.

The EACEA Privacy Statement document can be found here.

The list of selected candidates will be published on the Consortium website after validation of the Consortium selection proposal by the EACEA.

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