The Erasmus Mundus Scholarships are grants from the EU aimed at encouraging and enabling highly qualified graduate students from third countries to follow selected Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses in Europe for the duration of 1-2 years.
Funds are also available for scholars to carry out teaching or research assignments and scholarly work at the institutions participating in the Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses up to a maximum of 3 months.
“Third-country nationals” are nationals coming from all countries other than:
An Erasmus Mundus Masters Consortium is a group of at least 3 higher education institutions from 3 different European countries which has been selected by the European Commission (EC) to offer an Erasmus Mundus Masters Course.
A student scholarship is awarded for the defined period of the Masters Course, up to a maximum duration of 2 years. The grant is € 24,000 per student for a 1-year course (travel expenses, tuition fees, monthly stipends, accommodation, etc) or € 48,000 per student for a 2-year course.
Stipends for scholars will cover a period of 3 months, namely € 14,800 per scholar (accommodation, monthly stipends, travel expenses, etc.).
Grants are paid to grantees directly through the Consortium.
Students and scholars must apply for the Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses and Scholarships directly to the Erasmus Mundus Masters Consortium offering the particular course of interest. Applications cannot be submitted to the EC.
The specific requirements and admission criteria (e.g. study results, language skills etc) are defined by each Consortium and may vary from one Consortium to another.
There are currently 138 Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses available. A list of these Master Courses can be accessed here or it can also be searched using the Google Search by typing: “Erasmus Mundus List”. It is recommended to check the website at regular intervals as new courses will be added.
Application deadlines for one Masters Course to the other are different and set by the Consortium. They may vary from early December to late January. Please check individual Master Courses for further details.
An Erasmus Mundus Masters Course normally starts between August and November.
Before contacting the EC or the EU Delegation, you are strongly advised to read the comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). It is very likely that you will find the answer to your question there.
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