Erasmus Mundus student scholarships
Scholarship application deadline closed
Note: If your offer status is 'holding for documents' then you will NOT be considered for a scholarship unless you submit the required documents by the scholarship deadline.
For guidelines on how to apply for the EDUMaH degree programme and scholarship please see How to Apply.
The EDUMaH programme is co-funded by the European Union through the Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters programme. This funding provides EDUMaH with the capacity to award up to 90 scholarships over 4 editions*.
*Edition 1: 2023-2025; edition 2: 2024-2026; edition 3: 2025-2027; edition 4: 2026-2028
The Erasmus Mundus scholarship has a value of EUR 1,400 per month, for a total duration of 24 months (two-year programme).
The maximum grant amount per student is 33 600 Euro (1,400 Euro x 24 months).
The Erasmus Mundus scholarship includes:
- a contribution to the student participation costs (including tuition fees, full insurance coverage and any other mandatory costs related to the student's participation in the EMJM study programme
- a contribution to student travel and installation costs (installation costs are meant to cover additional costs such as the visa application procedure, issuing of residence permit, temporary accommodation costs etc)
- a monthly subsistence allowance for the entire duration of the EMJM study programme.
Erasmus Mundus scholarships can be offered to students from any region of the world; however, in order to ensure geographical balance, no more than 6 scholarships per nationality will be awarded over the four editions, which is 10% of the total number (60) of regular scholarships available during the project implementation (4 editions).
In addition to the 60 ‘regular’ scholarships, we also have funding to award up to 30 additional scholarships over the four editions, which are targeted at certain regions. Note: the geographical rule of 10% stated above is not applicable to the additional, targeted scholarships.
The targeted regions for the 30 additional scholarships, as specified by the European Commission, are: Regions 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. These scholarships are financed by the EU’s external action instruments.
For a full list of countries in each region, see the Erasmus+ Programme Guide (pages 34-35).
General Principles and Regulations
- EMJM 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 EMJM 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 are former Action 1 Erasmus Mundus Master/Doctoral Course scholarship holders are not eligible for an additional EMJM scholarship. Successful applicants cannot benefit from another EU grant while pursuing the EMJM scholarship studies.
- EMJM 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.
- 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.
- Contribution to subsistence costs will not be given to scholarship holders from a Partner country for periods exceeding three months of the EMJM spent in any Partner country.
- Contribution to subsistence costs will not be given to scholarship holders for periods of the EMJM spent in their country of residence.
Nationality, residency and the 12 month rule
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 (i.e. the 5 year period from 22 January 2017 to 21st January 2022). 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 27th January 2023 should apply as a Programme country student; a Mexican student who has been living in Spain for 11 months at 21st January 2022 (and never before in the 5 year period) should apply as a Partner country student.
The contribution to travel and installation costs takes into account only the residence (as determined above, at 27th January 2023) 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.
Selection procedure and timetable
|1 October 2022||
Online application form becomes available
|3rd February 2023||
Deadline for ALL scholarship applicants at 17.00 UK time
|End March 2023||The consortium submits its 2023 scholarship candidates proposal to the Agency|
|7th April 2023||The applicants received preliminary notification of results|
|End May 2023||
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.
- Deadline for Applications from Self-funded Home/RUK students: 31 August 2023
- Deadline for Applications from Self-funded International/EU students: 25 July 2023
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.
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 2023- 2025
The assessment of Scholarship applications is performed in accordance with the joint selection criteria agreed among the EDUMaH Consortium Partners and it covers the stages below:
The EDUMaH Scholarships are fully funded by the European Commission and are available for students from all over the world. All applications will be first evaluated for eligibility by the Admissions Team of the EDUMaH Coordinating Institution.
During this first stage applications will go through a rigorous review process and a list of ‘highly qualified applicants’ are selected based on Academic Excellence.
- To ensure that the best candidates are admitted, the Consortium has decided to give priority to academic merit at this stage; Applicants will be evaluated according to their academic excellence (including academic background, awards and grants).
The ‘highly qualified applicants’ will be ranked by the EDUMaH Academic Scholarship Selection Committee. To ensure that the best candidates are selected for scholarship, the consortium will base scores on the below criteria:
- Supporting Personal Statement and Motivation
- Academic Excellence (very good/outstanding study results in relevant study areas), and English language proficiency
- Other (e.g. relevant research/professional experiences/interests)
- Reference Letters
The final selection will result in an absolute ranking list of candidates in two different groups, i.e. one for Programme Country candidates and another for Partner Country candidates.
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 April. 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 EDUMaH Consortium of their failure to win a scholarship. The email should be addressed to the EDUMaH Consortium at the following address: email@example.com. The email subject heading should contain the words "EDUMaH 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 EDUMaH Scholarship Selection Committee.
Fees for the 2023-2025 edition:
Home/EU Fees: (£7,680) €9188 per annum
Please note that fees payable by EU students are the same as those paid by UK students. Nationals of non-EU Programme Countries as defined by the EACEA will also be charged Home and EU fees (Iceland, Liechtenstein, North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Turkey).
International Fees: (£15,680) €18760 per annum
Fees are converted to £GBP using the Erasmus Mundus approved currency converter, normally using the May (of year of entry) exchange rate.
Scholarship students will receive a fee waiver to cover the difference between the Erasmus scholarship contribution to participation costs and the actual tuition fees.
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.