Scholarships and fees

Erasmus Mundus student scholarships

Note: If your offer status is 'holding for documents' then you will only be considered for a scholarship if you submit the required documents by 8 January 2021

For guidelines on how to apply for the TourDC 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 three from the same country or with the same nationality will be awarded in the same intake. The scholarship’s terms depend on your country of origin/residence.  

The EMJMD student scholarship includes:

  • a contribution to your participation costs (including tuition fees, full insurance coverage and any other mandatory costs related to your participation in the EMJMD study programme)
  • a contribution to your 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 be Undergraduates with a minimum 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent (e.g. a Grade Point Average of 75%) or demonstrate a recognised equivalent level of learning according to national rules and legislation in place. Candidates who will only obtain a minimum 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent (e.g. a Grade Point Average of 75%) 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, unless prior agreement has been reached with the Consortium and EACEA due to mitigating circumstances i.e. Covid-19 related reason.

  • 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). Ensure you detail this correctly on the Scholarship 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. Ensure you detail this correctly on the Scholarship 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 and must be translated to English as necessary.


Selection procedure and timetable

Selection timetable

October 2020

Admissions open for the 2021 intake

8 January 2021

Deadline for ALL scholarship applications

by End March 2021*

Applicants received preliminary notification of results of scholarship application from the TourDC Consortium - successful or non-successful

Mid-April 2021*

The consortium submits its 2021 scholarship candidate proposals (successful applicants) to the EACEA (EU Agency)

End May 2021*

The successful scholarship applicants will receive the final noitification of their scholarship place (after the Consortium has received their final approval on their scholarship proposals from the EACEA)

30 June 2021

Deadline for international (non-EU)

31 July 2021

Deadline for EU applications

 

Note: dates marked with an * are approximate.

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.

Scholarship competition

The University of Glasgow Postgraduate Admissions Office assesses all applications prior to sending these to the TourDC Consortium Management Board.  Only applications that meet with scholarship entry criteria will be forwarded to the TourDC Applications & Scholarships Selection Committee for review.

Applicants will receive an offer of a place on the degree programme once the TourDC Applications & Scholarships Selection Committee has identified and proposed its scholarship holders to the EACEA.  Unsuccesful applicants will then have the option to take up a self-funded place on the programme.   

Selection criteria

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

  • Academic merit (e.g. relevance and level of academic qualifications) - 40%
  • Supporting personal statement - 25% (400 words in total)
  • Quality of (academic) references - 25%
  • Other (e.g. relevant research/professional experiences/interests) - 10%

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 Applications & Scholarships Selection Committee by email only.

Candidates who do not secure a scholarship and who wish to appeal the decision of the Applications & Scholarships Selection Committee must do so in writing by email within 2 weeks (14 days) from the point of notification by the TourDC Consortium of their failure to win a scholarship. The email should be addressed to the TourDC Consortium at the following address: TourDC@glasgow.ac.uk. The email subject heading should contain the words "TourDC 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 TourDC Applications & Scholarships Selection Committee.


Tuition fees

Tuition fees

Fees for the 2021-2023 edition:

  • Home / EU: £6,833 or €7,640 per annum (2 year programme)
  • International: £13,833 or €15,465 per annum (2 year programme)

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.

Fees are converted to £GBP using the Erasmus Mundus approved currency converter, normally using the 1 September (of year prior to 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 fees listed here cover tuition only. The University of Glasgow can only collect fee in Pound Sterling at the published GBP values. 


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.