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MAGMa Erasmus Mundus scholarship applications are now closed for September 2023 entry. 

The MAGMa programme is co-funded by the European Union through the Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters programme. This funding provides MAGMa 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).


Scholarship awardees are not liable for any tuition fees. The Erasmus Mundus scholarship includes:

  • a contribution to the student participation costs including all tuition fees, full insurance coverage and any other mandatory costs related to the student's participation in the EMJM study programme. 
  • an optional contribution to student travel and installation costs (this will reduce the monthly stipend amount)
  • a monthly subsistence allowance for the entire duration of the EMJM study programme

Scholarship students will have a choice of how to receive their scholarship.


They may choose to receive 3 advance payments of 1000EUR to help with visa, travel and installation costs, at specific points over the 2 years of study:

  • 1000EUR paid to their existing bank account in August before arrival in Lisbon; 
  • 1000EUR paid in May 2024 (end of Year 1);
  • 1000EUR paid in September 2024 (start of Year 2).

These payments will be deducted from the student's overall scholarship award and will result in a monthly subsistence payment of 1275EUR every month over the 2 years.


Alternatively, students can opt to take 1400EUR per month over the 2 years and no travel/installation payment.

The choice is up to the student. You will be able to indicate your preference in the Welcome Pack which will be sent out once you have accepted the scholarship.


Scholarship Distribution

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 of regular scholarships (60) 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). 


Selection Timeline

1 October 2022 Online application form and scholarship application form become available
27 January 2023 Deadline for ALL scholarship applications
By 7 April 2023  Applicants informed of scholarship decisions
5 May 2023 Deadline for unsuccessful scholarship applicants to secure place on programme

26 July 2023

Deadline for UK and international self-funding applications
31 August 2023 Deadline for EU self-funding applications


Please submit your application online to the University of Glasgow. Please note you must include a copy of your scholarship application form with your programme application form.

ALL required documents must be included with your application before the deadline on 27 January. If your application is incomplete by the deadline, you will not be eligible for consideration for a scholarship.

See How to apply for a list of required documents. 

Good luck!


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, and eligibility of the candidate in relation to the Erasmus Mundus criteria. Applicants who fail to provide necessary documentation by the 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 a 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 in the degree programme, and who have submitted the scholarship application on time, will be put forward to the scholarship competition.   


2023 Selection criteria

The MAGMa 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, they are replaced by the first eligible candidate on the reserve list. In this case, the eligibility criterion concerns the nationality of the reserve list candidate and the rule concerning the presence of a maximum of 10% from the same country among the scholarship holders throughout the four editions. If we have already allocated six scholarships to other students with the same nationality, 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 scholarship selection committee's decision in April, by email only. 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 MAGMa consortium of their failure to win a scholarship.

The email should be addressed to the MAGMa consortium at the following address: MAGMa@glasgow.ac.uk. The email subject heading should contain the words "MAGMa 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 MAGMa scholarship selection committee.

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 have previously obtained an EMJM scholarship are not eligible to apply for an additional scholarship under the EMJM MAGMa.
  • All enrolled students must fulfil the compulsory physical mobility requirement that consists of a minimum of two study periods (of 30 ECTS credits or equivalent) in two countries of which at least one must be a Programme country*. The two study periods should be spent in countries different from the country of residence of the student at enrolment stage. For this reason, you will be requested to provide proof of residency.
  • 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.

*Programme Country group = EU countries, Iceland, Norway, FYR Macedonia, Lichtenstein, Turkey, Serbia

  Partner Country group = Rest of the world

Note on Personal Data

Please note that the data you provide in your application will be shared with the MAGMa 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

Tuition fees for 2023-25

EU (including the UK) 

  • Full time fee: £8,540 per annum or €10,217 per annum*


  • Full time fee: £16,640 per annum or €19,907 per annum*

* The EUR (€) fees listed are based on current exchange rates (August 2022) on the European Commission’s approved currency convertor. Fees are payable in GBP and therefore subject to exchange rates at the time of payment.


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.