Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMD) Scholarships
Student candidates can apply for an EMJMD scholarship to any EMJMD of their choice (please see the EMJMD catalogue), but for a given academic year the number of applications must be limited to maximum three different EMJMDs.
In all EMJMD courses, the EMJMD scholarships must be distributed in the following way:
- A minimum of 75% of scholarships available is allocated to students from Partner countries that have not lived and carried out their main activities (studies, work etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in a Programme countries;
- A maximum of three scholarships can be allocated for students of the same nationality;
- Without prejudice to academic excellence, EMJMD scholarships are offered to students by taking geographical balance into account, i.e. no more than 3 candidates of the same nationality.
For the second intake of the MIM course, a total of 13 EMJMD scholarships are available (11 for Partner Country students and 2 for Programme Country students), on the basis of merit (see page on Selection Procedure). To apply for an EMJMD – MIM scholarship, the online application process is the same as for all other MIM applications. However, please take into account that EMJMD scholarships are awarded in accordance with a number of specific requirements, which comprise (among others):
- Students who have already obtained an EMJMD scholarship or are former Erasmus Mundus Master/Doctoral Course scholarship holders are not eligible for an additional scholarship under the EMJMD action, and cannot benefit from another EU grant while pursuing their EMJMD studies (a sworn declaration will be required during the application procedure);
- To be considered as Partner Country students, candidates must not be 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 any Programme Country. If they have, they will be considered as Programme country students. The five-year reference period for this 12-months rule is calculated backwards as from the submission deadline (defined by the consortia) of applying for an EMJMD student scholarship. The 12-months residency rule will not apply to the Partner Country candidates who for various reasons and under various circumstances have sought refuge and received a refugee status in a Programme Country.
- Candidates with a double nationality must specify the nationality under which they submit their scholarship application;
Please note that:
- candidates who fail to meet the criteria above may be declared ineligible, and not further considered;
- if, at any stage in the application procedure, it is established that the information provided by the applicant has been knowingly falsified, the candidate will be disqualified from the selection process.
The EMJDM scholarship meets the following costs for each student:
- Participation costs (tuition fees, the insurance scheme and other costs related to the students’ participation in the course) for the full duration of the course (two years): 9,000€ for students from Programme Countries and 18,000€ for students from Partner Countries.
- Travel costs (including mobility costs between host institutions during the course) and installation costs (to cover visa application, residence permits, temporary accommodation needs upon arrival etc.):
- Students from Programme Countries: 1,000€/year (only travel costs, no installation costs);
- Students from Partner Countries whose place of residence is less than 4,000 km from Venice, Italy): 2,000€/year of travel costs + 1,000€ of installation costs;
- Students from Partner Countries whose place of residence is more than 4,000 km from Venice, Italy): 3,000€/year of travel costs + 1,000€ of installation costs;
Please use the EACEA “Distance calculator” in order to calculate the travel distances from your city of residence to the city of the coordinating institution (Venice, Italy), and to decide the distance band (unit cost) applicable to your scholarship. Please note that the place of residence should be proved on the basis of the provision of a residence certificate issued within 12 months before the submission deadline.
- Subsistence costs: an allowance of 1,000€/month, for a maximum of 24 months.
- EMJMD scholarships cover the entire duration of the Master course (two years) and are awarded exclusively for a full-time enrolment in one of the course editions. Scholarship holders spending part of the EMJMD course in their country of residence are not entitled to benefit from the monthly subsistence allowance for this period;
- The EMJMD programme does not foresee any restrictions for remunerated work outside the scholarship activities provided that:
- it is in line with the national legislation of the country(ies) concerned (e.g. the visa or residence permit allows it, and the terms of the Student Agreement);
- the scholarship holder can dedicate the necessary time and efforts to the EMJMD’s mandatory activities in order to successfully complete the entire study programme within the agreed study duration.;
- The monthly subsistence allowance is not given to Partner Country scholarship holders for the EMJMD periods exceeding three months (indicatively the equivalent of 15 ECTS credits) spent in any Partner Country
- The monthly subsistence allowance can only be paid as from the month of arrival of the student at the first host institution and after formal enrolment to the course;
- A scholarship can be suspended if the student has to temporarily leave the EMJMD course (following duly justified and well documented reasons, for example medical reasons and/or serious family reasons). In such a case the scholarship payment will be interrupted until the candidate is again physically present at the host institution and can actively continue pursuing the course activities;
- The MIM programme entails a compulsory public thesis defense in Montpellier (France) in the month of September of the second course year, which is not covered by EMJMD scholarship;
- Students’ personal data will be sent to the EACEA and may be used by other bodies involved in the management of EMJMD acting as stakeholders of the programme for facilitating the student access to the joint programme;
- After the selection results are notified to the successful candidates, additional documents may be requested by the Consortium’s host institutions for enrolment or other academic/administrative purposes;
- Successful candidates must confirm their acceptance or refusal of the scholarship by the deadline specified in the scholarship notification. Partner country candidates must confirm their acceptance and also that they have initiated the necessary procedures for obtaining visas. The Consortium will provide them with a letter specifying that they need the visas to participate in an EMJMD.
Consortium Fee Waivers
MIM Consortium may provide support to non-EMJMD scholarship holders, waiving part of the participation costs (travel costs and subsistence costs are not included in the amounts waived) on the basis of merit. The opportunity to provide students with Consortium fee waivers will be verified in the first months of each academic year. In any case, the maximum waivers cannot exceed the following amounts:
- up to 30% of the candidates who are selected under the terms of such provision will benefit from a maximum waiver of €3,000 per course (if Programme Country students) and €8,000 per course (if Partner Country students);
- the other 70% of the candidates will be waived of about €1,000 per course (if Programme Country students) and €4,000 per course (if Partner Country students).
- Self-paying students who comply with the relevant requirements can apply to Erasmus + Learning Mobility of Individuals (LMI) between Programme Countries. All students from Programme Countries (who were not selected for the Erasmus + Scholarships) will receive an Erasmus mobility grant, according the rules of each university/country:
- From Università Ca’Foscari, all students will receive a 3 months mobility grant to cover their stay in Barcelona (with the exception of Spanish students) and in Montpellier (with the exception of French students);
- From Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, up to 20 students will receive 3 months of funding to cover the mobility to Venice.
- From Montpellier UPVM, students having their internship in a country part of the erasmus+ programme are eligible to an Erasmus grant “Student Mobility for Placement”. Please note that depending on the number of applicants, UPVM may have to organise a selection. In that case, non-selected students will not be granted.
- Other grants may be awarded at national, regional or local level;
- For scholarships offered by the Italian Government to international students wishing to study in Italy, please check the official website of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation(MAE).
- For general scholarships please check:
- Erasmus+ Master Degree Loans:
In cooperation with the European Investment Fund, the Erasmus+ programme has established a loans scheme to help students finance their Master’s studies abroad.
The scheme is open to higher education students who have been accepted for a full Master’s study programme in another Erasmus+ Programme Country. The borrowing can amount to up €12,000 for a one-year Master’s course or up to €18,000 for a two-year Master’s course. For further information please visit the website of Erasmus+ Master Loans or consult the informative brochure.