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Question: When will the next Call for Application be open? Answer: The next Call for Application opens in the autumn of 2018. More information will be published on this summer.

Question: How do I apply to the programme?

Answer: You apply for admission via the on-line application portal, DANS. A link to the application portal is availble on Please follow the instructions carefully and submit all required documents.


Read more about the admission requirements and application procedure under How to apply

Question:Where do I find the application procedure? Answer:The application procedure is described here

Question: How do I submit the recommendation letters?

Answer: You upload the recommendation letters to the application portal.

Question: What are the requirements for the recommendation letters?

Answer: The recommendation letters must be written on office stationery paper with a letterhead. The recommendation must show the complete contact information of the referee i.e. Name, address, e-mail address, telephone or skype number.

Question: Is it possible to apply to more than one ERASMUS MUNDUS programme?

Answer: Yes, you can apply to three programmes in total. However, be aware of the specific academic requirements and profiles of each programme.

Question: Being from within the European Union and granted a programme country scholarship, can I be enrolled at a university in my home country for the first or second academic year?

Answer: Scholarship holders are not allowed to study in the country in which they have obtained their first degree. However, self-financed students are not subject to EU regulations and can chose to study one year in the country in which the university that issued their undergraduate degree is situated.

Question: Is possible to apply as a part-time student? Answer: No, all Erasmus Mundus students must study full-time.

Question: Can I apply, if I already hold an Erasmus Mundus degree?

Answer: It is only possible to obtain an Erasmus Mundus scholarship once, but you are welcome to apply as self-financed student.

Question: Can I apply to an ERASMUS MUNDUS programme if I already hold an MSc degree?

Answer: Yes, it is possible to apply.

Question: Is it necessary to submit a Language Proficiency Test if English was the language of instruction during my undergraduate studies?

Answer: Applicants from the below mentioned English speaking countries are exempted from the language test, however, the secretariat requests a proof of English as medium of instruction from the university that has issued your undergraduate degree.

Exemption from language tests: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Cameroon, Canada (except Quebec), Cayman Islands, Dominica, England, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Montserrat, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Scotland, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, USA, Vanuatu, Wales, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Question: Can I send the results of the language test after the deadline for submission?

Answer: Yes, but no later than 15 March 2018. Note that assessment of your application can not be finalized until the language test results have been received; you are therefore strongly encouraged to submit language test results along with the application before the submission deadline.

Question: I will not receive my BSc diploma before the deadline of submission expires; can I send my diploma after the graduation?

Answer: Due to application procedures and deadlines, it is not possible to submit the application after the deadline, 7 March 2018.

Question: What kind of certification is required?

Answer: Your documents must have an original stamp and a signature verifying the True Copy. Typically, your university will be able to assist you in certifying your documents. Otherwise, we also accept signatures by embassies and official representatives or public offices, e.g. police stations.

Question: When will I get the result of my application? Answer: If you are nominated for one of the partner or programme country scholarships or are included on the Reserve List, you can expect to hear from the Secretariat by primo April 2018. However, the final decision of the EU Commission and the confirmation of the scholarship will not be available until primo June 2018.

Question: Is it possible to re-apply for the programme? Answer: If your application has been positively assessed and you are on the Reserve List, you are welcome to re-apply the following year. However, be aware that all the documents have to be submitted again with the application form.

Question: What is the assessment procedure?

Answer: The SUTROFOR Commission assess all eligible applications during the Commission meetings in the month of March 2018. Each application is assessed by at least two senior acadmic assessors.

Each assessment category (i.e. academic potential, English proficiency, motivation, recommendations and relevant work experience) is allocated a grade between 0 and 5. A final application grade is obtained using a weighting system whereby 60% of the final grade is allocated to academic potential and 10% to each other category.

Question: Can I file a complaint?

Answer: If you believe that standard SUTROFOR assessment procedures have not been adhered to in relation to your application, you must notify the SUTROFOR Secretariat no later than two weeks after receiving your letter of rejection.

Question: Will submitted material be returned to me? Answer: No, submitted material is never returned. It is shredded or filed (for accepted students).

Question: Will I receive academic feed back on my application?

Answer: Due to the high number of applications, we cannot undertake such an obligation.