Erasmus Mundus scholarships
ILGSPD Erasmus Mundus Scholarship applications are now closed for September 2021 entry, you can still apply for a self-funding student! We welcome applications from students around the world.
Please submit your application online to the University of Glasgow, see How to apply.
Please note you must include a copy of your scholarship form on your programme application form.
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 EMJMD study programme
- a contribution to student travel and installation costs
- a monthly subsistence allowance for the entire duration of the EMJMD study programme.
Erasmus Mundus scholarships can be offered to students from any region of the world; however, no more than three with the same nationality will be awarded in the same intake under the same category. The scholarship's terms depend on the student’s nationality and residence.
|Contribution to the participation costs||
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
Any amount in excess of these maximum contributions must be covered by the participating organisations and cannot be charged to the scholarship holder.
|Contribution to the travel and installation costs||
1,000 € per year per scholarship holder resident of a Programme Country
2,000 € per year for travel costs + 1,000 € 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 € per year for travel costs + 1,000 € for installation costs for a scholarship resident in a Partner Country whose location is situated at 4.000km or more from the EMJMD coordinating HEI.
Distance is calculated by the consortium using the EACEA calculator.
|Contribution to subsistence costs||
1,000 € 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.
1 October 2020
Online application form becomes available
25 January 2021
Deadline for ALL scholarship applications
By 5 April 2021
Applicants informed of scholarship decisions
30 June 2021
Deadline for unsuccessful scholarship applicants to secure place on programme
End May to mid-June 2021
Mobility After the consortium has received the final approval on the selection from the European Commission the scholarship applicants on the main list and reserve list will receive the final results of their applications.
21 July 2021
25 August 2021
Deadline for International self-funding applications
Deadline for UK self-funding applications
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, you 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.
The ILGSPD consortium selection committee assess each application according to the following criteria:
- Academic merit and relevance and level of academic qualifications) - 50%
- Personal statement of motivation and research interests - 30%
- Quality of (academic) references - 10%
- Other (e.g. relevant research/professional experiences/interests) - 10%
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 ILGSPD consortium of their failure to win a scholarship. The email should be addressed to the ILGSPD consortium at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org. The email subject heading should contain the words "ILGSPD 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 ILGSPD scholarship selection committee.
General principles and regulations
- 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 are former Action 1 Erasmus Mundus Master/Doctoral Course scholarship holders are not eligible for an additional EMJMD scholarship. Successful applicants cannot benefit from another EU grant while pursuing the EMJMD scholarship 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.
- 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 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Example: a Serbian student who lived in Germany for 13 months, 3 years before the deadline date should apply as a Programme Country student; a Mexican student who has been living in Spain for 11 months as of the deadline date (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 of the deadline date) of the scholarship holder regardless of the category under which the student has applied.
If you're offered a scholarship, you will be required to provide proof of residency:
- a residence certificate issued in accordance with the candidate's municipality normal registration rules
- a certificate from 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.
Note on personal data
Please note that the data you provide in your application will be shared with the ILGSPD consortium partners as part of the Erasmus Mundus scholarship review process.
Personal data will be sent to the Educational, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (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.
Tuition fees for 2021-22
EU (including the UK)
- Full time fee: £7700 per annum or €8606 per annum
- Full time fee: £15333 per annum or €17138 per annum
The fees charged to students reflect the fee and funding regime established by the European Commission in respect of Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree programmes. This means that, for this programme, fees paid by EU students are the same as those paid by UK students.
The fees listed here cover tuition only. The University of Glasgow can only collect fees in Pound Sterling at the published GBP values. As the programme contains various mobility periods, students (funded and self-funded) will need to cover their own airfares between each chosen partner.