Erasmus Mundus student scholarship

Partner Country Scholarships (Only for Non-EU students)

These scholarships can be awarded to masters students from all countries other than the EU member states and EEA/EFTA states: Turkey, the Republic of  North Macedonia, Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway. Furthermore, you must comply with a 12 months rule: i.e you must not be a resident nor have carried out your main activity (studies, work, private visits, tourism etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in one of these countries.

To be eligible for evaluation your application for a student scholarship must include a certificate – i.e. an official document – verifying your place of residence.

This can either be:

  • In the form of a residence certificate issued (signed and stamped) in accordance with your municipality, region or state’s normal registration rules
  • In the form of an official letter (signed and stamped) by your current place of work, study or training confirming your current occupation/activity and place of residence.
  • In the form of an invoice, which clearly states the date, name and complete address.

Neither of these documents can be more than 12 months old calculated backwards as from the submission deadline.

The verification of residence is to be submitted as part of your application for admission and student scholarship. Without this document your application for a student scholarship will be incomplete and regarded as ineligible. Please note that passport  and driving licence are not accepted.

Scholarships amounts

Contribution to the travel and installation costs:

  • 2000 EUR per year for travel costs + 1000 EUR for installation costs for scholarship holders resident of a Partner Country whose location is situated at less than 4.000 km from the EMJMD coordinating HEI
  • 3000 EUR per year for travel costs + 1000 EUR for installation costs for scholarship holders resident of a Partner Country whose location is situated at 4.000 km or more from the EMJMD coordinating HEI 

The contribution to installation costs is an incentive to help covering the additional costs related to the issuing of visas, residence permits, etc. as well as the temporary accommodation needs upon arrival in the first hosting HEI.

Contribution to subsistence costs

1000 EUR per month for the entire duration (120 ECTS)of the EMJMD study programme (24 months maximum)

Please be aware that the first monthly contribution to subsistence cost as well as the contribution to travel and installation costs will be paid only upon arrival at the first host university. Also, be aware that since no cash payments are facilitated and your formal registration with local authorities upon arrival may be required prior to your establishment of a bank account, the first payment may not be accessible for several weeks upon your arrival.

Please note that contribution to subsistence costs must:

  • niether be given to scholarship holders for the EMJMD periods (study/research/placement/thesis/preparation) spent in their country of residence.
  • nor to scholarship holders from a Partner Country for the EMJMD periods exceeding three months (indicatively the equivalent of 15 ECTS credits) spent in any Partner Country.

Selection Criteria

If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of scholarships available, applicants will be prioritized as follows:

Eligible scholarship applications are assessed using the following four selection criteria:

  • Academic excellence
  • Relevant work experience
  • Personal motivation
  • Recommendations

Each criterion is assessed using the scale of 1-5 (5=excellent, 4=very good, 3=good, 2=average, 1=poor). Evaluation always starts with the academic excellence criterion: This must be at least 4 for evaluation to proceed. Evaluation always stops if any other criterion is assessed at less than 3.

The following weights on each criterion are used:

  • Academic excellence (60%)
  • Personal motivation(15%)
  • Relevant work experience (10%)
  • Recommendations (15%)

Apart from the screening, language proficiency is assessed as a threshold: Sufficient/not sufficient.

If selected for an EMJMD scholarship, you will be asked to sign a SUTROFOR student agreement

Download the SUTROFOR Student Agreement Template

Important information! In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must have completed your bachelor degree and all requested documentation must be submitted within the application period.

Scholarships for Visiting Lecturers

The SUTROFOR programme supports visiting scholars staying at one of the partner universities for a period of 1-3 weeks. The weekly living allowance including travel costs is 1.200 EUR.

Scholars must be established researchers and teachers. During their stay with one or more SUTROFOR partner universities they will carry out research and teaching activities, for example by contributing to established courses, temporary seminars/workshops or with supervision of students.

Download the Scholar Application Form