Scholarship and fees

Scholarship and fees

Erasmus Mundus student scholarships

We are now accepting scholarship applications for the 2018-2020 cohort. The scholarship competition will close on 15 January 2018 at 17.00 UK time. 


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 10 January 2018. 

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

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

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.

 

 Definition of Erasmus Programme and Partner Countries

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 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 09 January 2012 to 09 January 2017). 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 09 January 2017 should apply as a Programme country student; a Mexican student who has been living in Spain for 11 months at 09 January 2017 (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 09 January 2017) 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

Selection timetable

18 September 2017 Online application form becomes available
15 January 2018 Deadline for ALL scholarship applicants at 17.00 UK time
End March 2018 The consortium submits its 2017 scholarship candidates proposal to the Agency
End April 2018 The applicants received preliminary notification of results
End May 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.
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 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.

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 IMAESC consortium selection committee assesses each application according to the following criteria:

  • Academic merit (e.g. relevance and level of academic qualifications) - 30%
  • Supporting personal statement - 40%
  • Quality of (academic) references - 10%
  • Other (e.g. relevant research/professional experiences/interests) - 20%

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 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 IMAESC Consortium of their failure to win a scholarship. The email should be addressed to the IMAESC Consortium at the following address: imaesc@glasgow.ac.uk. The email subject heading should contain the words "IMAESC 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 IMAESC Scholarship Selection Committee.

  

(Last updated 27 September 2017)


Tuition fees

Tuition fees

Fees for the 2018-2020 edition:

  • 14,000€ per annum for international (non-European) students
  • 6,300€ per annum for European students

Fees for the 2017-2019 edition:

  • 13,300€ per annum for international (non-European) students
  • 6,000€ per annum for European students

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. 

(Last updated 29 September 2017)


Additional notes

Personal data will be sent to the EACEA and may be used by other bodies involved in the management of EMJMD acting as stakeholders for the programme (i.e. European Commission, Erasmus+ National Offices, EU Delegations, Erasmus Mundus Student Association) for facilitating the student access to the EMJMD.