FAQ

1. What is Erasmus +?

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) is a prestigious, integrated, international study programme, jointly delivered by an international consortium of higher education institutions (HEIs) and, where relevant, other partners with specific expertise and interest in the study programme.

EMJMDs aim to:

  • Foster excellence, innovation, and internationalisation in HEIs
  • Boost the attractiveness of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and support the EU's external action in the field of higher education
  • Improve the level of competences and skills of Master graduates and their employabilit

2. How can I apply?

‌The Consortium will only accept online applications for the TourDC programme. 

Please visit the how to apply page for details of the application process.

3. What is the application procedure and selection process timetable?

Applicants must apply online and submit upload the necessary supporting documentation alongside the online application. 

Details of the application procedure and selection timetable can be found here

4. I am still a student and do not yet have a final degree certificate.  Can I still apply?

An applicant who is completing the final year of his/her first degree can apply and will be considered for entry to the TourDC programme but will not receive an unconditional offer of a place on the programme until we have received his/her final degree result. In such cases you may be made a conditional offer pending completion of your degree at the required grade.  The documentation confirming your results must be submitted to the TourDC Consortium via the University of Glasgow online application before a final unconditional offer can be made.  

5. I am not able to provide my English Language test result by the application deadline. Can I still apply?

Scholarship applicants must submit confirmation proof of English Language qualification by the scholarship application deadline.  If this is not submitted by the deadline, applications will not be considered for scholarship places.  A fee paying applicant who is unable to provide proof of English Language qualification can apply and will be considered for entry to the TourDC programme.   In such cases you may be made a conditional offer pending receipt of the language test result at the required grade.  This documentation must be submitted to the TourDC Consortium via the University of Glasgow online application before a final unconditional offer can be made.   Documentation must be provided as soon as possible and no later than the end of July in the year of entry.

6. What do I do if I receive an offer?

You will receive an email from the Admissions Office. Please retain this email communication as no hard copy offer letter will be sent. This message will contain your Student ID and Application Number. must accept or decline the offer using Admissions Self-Service by clicking the link provided in the email message and logging into your application account. Please follow the instructions provided in the email.

Please note that the 4-week reply period is a generic response from the University of Glasgow. We appreciate this can cause concern.  Applicants may wait until the scholarship awards are announced before replying to the Admissions Office.

If your offer is conditional you will be able to access your conditions and submit any required documents using Admissions Self-Service.

Please upload the required documentary evidence to your online application. Once we have confirmed your documentary evidence as meeting the conditions we will issue you with an unconditional offer. Please note that uploaded academic documents should be scanned copies of the original document and should normally be in colour.

7. Scholarship Competition

All eligible applicants (those who submitted their application and associated documents by the scholarship deadline, and who have received either a conditional or unconditional offer of a place on the degree programme) are considered for scholarship. 

The consortium will submit final nominations to the EACEA by mid-April*. We hope to let applicants know the result as soon as possible after this date. Formal notification will follow by the end of May when the Agency has approved the final list of awards. Further details can be found on the published timetable.

8. What happens once I have accepted my offer of a place on the TourDC programme

The TourDC Co-Ordinator will contact you initially.  There will be number of documents required from you and they will also provide you with information about visas, accommodation etc. 

After you have accepted an unconditional offer, you will be eligible to enrol. Details regarding your access to enrolment will be available starting in early August. You will receive another email to tell you how to register online using the University's MyCampus website. That email will provide you with your personal login details and the website URL. Please ensure that your email address is kept up to date as all correspondence is sent via email.

If you are an international student you will receive a Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) which is required for visa application purposes. A CAS is only issued once you have accepted an unconditional offer and you have uploaded a copy of the passport you are going to travel with. If you hold more than one offer, please think carefully before you accept your offer as CAS cannot be changed easily. Rules about how your personal information is recorded on CAS are very strict so please inform us quickly if any of your details have changed. Let us know if you have changed your name, your passport or if you notice any errors in the correspondence issued to you. Your personal and course details must match your documents exactly.

You can also apply for University accommodation. For further information about the University of Glasgow, go to the Accommodation Services website. Information about accommodation at the other Partner institutions will be provided in due course.

You will also receive information regarding the teaching programme closer to the start of the session.

9. Can I apply for a second Erasmus Mundus scholarship?

No, individuals who have already benefited from an EMJMD scholarship are not eligible for a second scholarship in order to follow the same or another EMJMD.

10. Is there a maximum number of Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses for which I can apply?

The maximum number of Masters Courses for which students can apply is three. This is meant to encourage students to focus their choice. To this purpose students are required to specify in their application whether they have applied to other courses. The Commission will verify if students have been selected on more than one course and notify the relevant Consortia of such cases.

11. Do I need insurance?

The consortium will pay the insurance costs for all students. Erasmus Mundus approved insurers such as Marsh or IPS-Lippman are recommended to obtain the minimum health and accident insurance coverage.

Additionally, TourDC students will be covered by the University of Glasgow’s insurance scheme which will be valid in other partner countries for the duration of the 2-year programme. This gives emergency medical cover only but covers postgraduate students, accompanying spouses/partners and children for a maximum period of 12 months on any one trip. There is no excess. The insurance coverage is very comprehensive: death or severe permanent disablement (£150,000); medical & emergency repatriation expenses (unlimited coverage); personal belongings (£10,000); personal liability: limit of indemnity – any one event (£5 million); emergency replacement of passport, visa, travel documents etc (£1,500).

TourDC students are advised to obtain the European Health Insurance Card prior to arrival in Scotland for the start of the programme. Both EU and non-EU students are entitled to apply for this. 

Non-EU students will have to supply a copy of their original visa showing that they are entitled to be in the UK for the period in question and in this way will have full EU medical care cover. EU national students can apply through their own EHIC equivalent so they are entitled to health care in the UK.  Again, overseas nationals who might be studying at the partner universities can apply through the partner country which their visa is for. Basically students will be entitled to medical treatment that becomes necessary, at reduced cost or sometimes free, when temporarily visiting a European Union country. Only treatment provided under the state scheme is covered.

12. How long does the study of TourDC take?

TourDC lasts for 2 years (4 semesters). In semester 1 of year 1, students study at the University of Glasgow - Dumfries Campus and then undertake semester 2 of year 1 at the University of Malta. In semester 1 of year 2, students study at either Lund University or University Institute Lisbon. Then in semester 2 of year 2, students choose the location where they wish to complete their research (depending on their choice in S3).

13. When is the start of the programme?

The Orientation Week for the TourDC programme starts at the University of Glasgow - Dumfries Campus, Scotland, and is normally held in the second week in September.