Application procedure and selection timetable

Application procedure and selection timetable

Application Procedure

Applicants must apply online and submit the necessary supporting documentation with the online application.

The scholarship application deadline for 2015-2017 is 01 December 2014.  Late or incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the Scholarship Selection Committee

The deadline for self-funding applicants is likely to be:

  • International applications (non-EU) 26 July 2015
  • UK and EU applications 31 August 2015

Selection Timetable

September 2014 Online application form becomes available
01 December 2014 Deadline for ALL scholarship applicants
End February 2015 The Consortium submits its 2015 scholarship candidates proposal to the Agency
Early/Mid March 2015 The applicants received preliminary notification of results
Mid/End May 2014 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.
End July/End August Deadline for international (non-EU)/UK and other EU self-funding applications

Eligibility check

All applications are subject to an eligibility check which 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.

Selection Criteria

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

  • Academic merit (e.g. relevance and level of academic qualifications) - 30%
  • IMRCEES Supporting Personal Statement - 40%
  • Quality of (academic) references - 15%
  • Other (e.g. relevant research/professional experiences/interests) - 15%



When a main list scholarhip 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 IMRCEES Consortium of their failure to win a scholarship. The email should be addressed to the IMRCEES Consortium at the following address: . The email subject heading should contain the words "IMRCEES 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 IMRCEES Scholarship Selection Committee.



(Last updated on 29 August 2014)