Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. What is Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree (EMJMD)?
EMJMDs are highly integrated study programmes that are delivered by an international consortium of Higher Education Institutions. They aim to:
- Foster excellence, innovation, and internationalisation in Higher Education Institutions
- Boost the attractiveness of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and support the EU's external action in the field of higher education
- Improve the level of competences and skills of Master graduates, and their employability.
2. What is the difference between Programme and Partner Countries?
Programme Countries are the countries which can participate in all the Erasmus+ actions, i.e. the Member States of the European Union (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom), Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey and Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM).
Partner Countries are all the other countries of the world
3. How can I apply?
The Consortium will only accept online applications for the IMCEERES programme.
You can apply as a self-funded student or you can apply for an EMMC Programme country or Partner country scholarship.
See the How to Apply webpages for full details.
4. I am still a student and do not yet have a final degree certificate. Can I still apply?
An applicant who is completing the final year of his/her first degree can apply and will be considered for entry to the IMCEERES programme but will not receive an unconditional offer of a place on the programme until we have received his/her final degree result. In such cases you may be made a conditional pending completion of your degree at the required grade. This documentation must be submitted to the IMCEERES Consortium via the University of Glasgow online application before a final unconditional offer can be made. Similarly, applicants completing the final year of their first degree may be offered an IMCEERES scholarship upon condition that they obtain the outstanding entry requirements. Documentation must be provided as soon as possible and no later than the given deadline in July of the year of entry.
5. I am not able to provide my English Language test result by the application deadline. Can I still apply?
An applicant who is unable to provide proof of English Language qualification can apply and will be considered for entry to the IMCEERES programme. In such cases you may be made a conditional offer pending receipt of the language test result at the required grade. This documentation must be submitted to the IMCEERES Consortium via the University of Glasgow online application before a final unconditional offer can be made. Similarly, applicants may be offered an IMCEERES scholarship upon condition that they obtain the outstanding entry requirements. Documentation must be provided as soon as possible and no later than the given deadline in July of the year of entry.
6. What do I do if I receive an offer?
You will receive an email from the Admissions Office. Please retain this email communication as no hard copy offer letter will be sent. This message will contain your Student ID and Application Number. You must accept or decline the offer using Admissions Self-Service by clicking the link provided in the email message and logging into your application account. Please follow the instructions provided in the email. Applicants may wait until the scholarship awards are announced before replying to the Admissions Office or making English Language test arrangements. If your offer is conditional you will be able to access your conditions and submit any required documents using Applicants Self-Service. Please upload the required documentary evidence to your online application. Once we have confirmed your documentary evidence as meeting the conditions we will issue you with an unconditional offer. Please note that uploaded academic documents should be scanned copies of the original document and should normally be in colour.
7. Scholarship Competition
All eligible applicants (those who submitted their application by the scholarship deadline and who have received either a conditional or unconditional offer of a place on the degree programme) are considered for scholarship. The Consortium will submit final nominations to the EACEA at the end of mARCH. We hope to let applicants know the result as soon as possible after this date. Formal notification will follow in May when the Agency has approved the final list of awards.
8. What happens once I have accepted my offer of a place on the IMCEERES programme?
After you have accepted an unconditional offer, you will be eligible to enroll. Details regarding your access to enrollment will be available starting in early August. You will receive another email to tell you how to register online using the University's MyCampus website. That email will provide you with your personal login details and the website URL. Please ensure that your email address is kept up to date as all correspondence is sent via email.
If you are an international student you will receive a Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) which is required for visa application purposes. A CAS is only issued once you have accepted an unconditional offer and you have uploaded a copy of the passport you are going to travel with. If you hold more than one offer, please think carefully before you accept your offer as CAS cannot be changed easily.Rules about how your personal information is recorded on CAS are very strict so please inform us quickly if any of your details have changed. Let us know if you have changed your name, your passport or if you notice any errors in the correspondence issued to you. Your personal and course details must match your documents exactly.
You will also receive information regarding the teaching programme from Central and East European Studies closer to the start of the session.
9. Can I apply for a second Erasmus Mundus scholarship?
No, individuals who have already benefited from an EMMC scholarship are not eligible for a second scholarship in order to follow the same or another EMMC.
10. Is there a maximum number of Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses for which I can apply?
The maximum number of Masters Courses for which students can apply is three. This is meant to encourage students to focus their choice. To this purpose students are required to specify in their application whether they have applied to other courses. The Commission will verify if students have been selected on more than one course and notify the relevant Consortia of such cases.
11. Do I need health insurance?
The Consortium will pay the health insurance costs for all scholarship students. Self-funding students should arrange their own health insurance. Erasmus Mundus approved insurers such as Marsh or IPS-Lippman are recommended to obtain the minimum health and accident insurance coverage.
Non-scholarship IMCEERES students will apply for the University of Glasgow’s insurance scheme which is for compulsory elements of the programme spent abroad up to a maximum of 12 months for any one trip. The insurance coverage is very comprehensive: death or severe permanent disablement (£150,000); medical & emergency repatriation expenses (unlimited coverage); personal belongings (£10,000); personal liability: limit of indemnity – any one event (£5 million); emergency replacement of passport, visa, travel documents etc (£1,500) etc.
IMCEERES students are advised to obtain the European Health Insurance Card prior to arrival in Glasgow for the start of the programme. Both EU and non-EU (Third Country) students are entitled to apply for this.
Third country students will have to supply a copy of their original visa showing that they are entitled to be in the UK for the period in question and in this way will have full EU medical care cover. EU national students can apply through their own EHIC equivalent so they are entitled to health care in the UK. Again overseas nationals who might be studying at the partner universities can apply through the partner country which their visa is for. Basically students will be entitled to medical treatment that becomes necessary, at reduced cost or sometimes free, when temporarily visiting a European Union country. Only treatment provided under the state scheme is covered.
12. How long does the study of IMCEERES take?
IMCEERES lasts for 2 years (4 semesters). Students study at the University of Tartu and the University of Glasgow in year 1 and at a multiple degree partner university in year 2.
13. When is the start of the programme?
Students start in Tartu in early September.
Last updated on 26 September 2017