Erasmus Mundus student scholarships

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

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 14 January 2022. 

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 Countries 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 application form.

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 14 January 2017 to 14 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 14 January 2022 should apply as a Programme country student; a Mexican student who has been living in Spain for 11 months at 14 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 14 January 2022) 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

14 September 2021 Online application form becomes available
14 January 2022 Deadline for ALL scholarship applicants at 17.00 UK time
End March 2022 The consortium submits its 2021 scholarship candidates proposal to the Agency
End April 2022 The applicants received preliminary notification of results
End May 2022 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 2022 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 2022-2024

The assessment of Scholarship applications is performed in accordance with the joint selection criteria agreed among the IMAESC Consortium Partners and it covers the stages below:



All applications will be first evaluated for eligibility by the Admissions Team of the IMAESC 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, and demonstrated levels of English language proficiency)
  • Supporting Personal Statement and Motivation
  • Other (e.g. relevant research/professional experiences/interests)
  • Reference Letters 



The ‘highly qualified applicants’ will be ranked by the IMAESC 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 40%
  • Academic Excellence (very good/outstanding study results in relevant study areas), and English language proficiency 30%
  • Other (e.g. relevant research/professional experiences/interests) 20%
  • Reference Letters 10%


The top ranked applicants at this stage of the process will be invited for an interview by zoom or tele-conference with the IMAESC Selection Committee. 

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.


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. Please ensure you check your emails - including spam folders - for communication. The email should be addressed to the IMAESC Consortium at the following address: 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.


Tuition fees

Tuition fees

Fees for the 2022-2023 edition:

  • £15,333 per annum for international (non-European) students or €17,643 per annum
  • £7,300 per annum for Home/European students or €8,400 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).

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. 

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.

The EACEA privacy notice can be found here.