Frequently Asked Questions
Can the deadline for scholarship application be extended?
The deadline of 15 January preceding to the start year of the programme, 23:59 CET for Erasmus scholarship application cannot be extended. In very exceptional cases recommendation letters can also be sent in later. All missing documents should uploaded with a students' online application before the deadline of 15 January preceding to the start year of the programme, 23:59 CET. Applicants for programme country scholarship, can send in their application until 15 February preceding to the start year of the programme.
How many Erasmus Mundus scholarships are you providing?
On average around 20-23 EMJMD scholarships per year will be awarded.
How many applications do you receive every year?
In previous years we received around 450 applications.
I have double nationality (programme as well as partner country): for which scholarship should I apply?
You have to choose yourself for which scholarship you wish to apply. For the one that you indicate in your application form you will be considered for scholarship.
Is it necessary to have English tests done at the moment of applying? Or can I take the test after review of my application or being admitted to the program?
You can submit your application without a proof of English language proficiency. Your application will be considered for academic admission. However, before the deadline of scholarship application (15 January for partner and 15 Feburary for programme countries), you should have uploaded your English test results with your online application. Therefore you are requested to register for an English test that meets the requirements as soon as possible. Experience is that test dates are quickly fully booked, so that you run the risk that you cannot submit your test results in time.
I am not a native English speaker from one of the countries listed under the list of countries for which a language certificate is not required. But I have followed several years of education in English. Do I still need to present you with a TOEFL or IELTS test result?
Yes. If your country is not among the countries in the exemption list you are requested to do the English test. The only exception that we make is if you did your BSc study in a country that belongs to the list for which a language certificate is not required.
I have not yet completed my bachelor degree. Can I apply?
Students in their last year of BSc study can also apply. They need to show proof of their studies with a duly signed and stamped statement that declares that they are currently in their last year. They need to include the transcript of records showing all courses completed and all uncompleted courses for which they are enrolled. The statement should mention in which month they are expecting to obtain the diploma. A valid bachelor diploma (a temporary diploma is acceptable for last year students) will be required before 15 August 2021.
I have completed my studies but don't have a transcript of records (yet).
your application is not valid and cannot be accepted without a full transcript of records including grades obtained and showing the average mark.
Can I send my documents in another language than English?
Communication and all the official documents including BSc diplomas / transcripts of records/ certificates etc., should be in English. This does not count for passports. If you cannot arrange translation of the documents before the application deadline of 15 January, you can submit an unofficial English translation for the time being. Should you be selected for a scholarship, we need to receive your BSc documents translated by a certified (sworn) translator. At that moment, you need to send us a certified copy of the original document (in the language that is not English) with an original stamp, and a certified copy of the translation.
What are certified copies?
Authenticated or certified copies are copies with an official stamp to verify that the copies are true copies of original documents. This official stamp may be from one of the following: a solicitor/notary, the educational institution from where you gained the diplomas or the local council/local authority/local government office.
To whom should motivation and recommendation letters be addressed?
Motivation and recommendation letters can be addressed to the coordinator of the programme, or "To whom it may concern".
Can the recommendation letters be sent it anonymously?
If required by the referee, the recommendation letters can be sent anonymously by the referees to the email address email@example.com. In such a case a letter with a brief statement indicating this preference can be submitted instead of the recommendation letter in the online submission form.
When can I expect the outcome of my application?
We expect to inform all applicants before 30 April 2021 about the outcome of their application for admission and scholarship. In case you will not be selected for a scholarship, you may consider to pay the cost by other means.
What are the costs of the programme, if I wish to pay by other means than Erasmus scholarship?
Tuition fee payable: € 18,000.00 (excluding VAT) for 2-year programme.
- Insurance: € 40 per month / € 960 total (if you are from Europe you may already have a European Health insurance card, valid in the countries where you are studying)
- Cost for visa if applicable
- In addition, we estimate that a student may need on average €1000 per month to cover costs of living and travelling between partner institutes.
What does the scholarship include?
This information can be found here.
If I wish to pay for the programme by other means, what is the deadline to pay?
The deadline to make your payment is 31st May 2021 if you are from outside Europe and 30th June 2021, if you are from Europe and do not need a visa for Germany. Please note that we can only admit around 5-7 students as self-payers. It is first come, first go. The available places will be filled with the applicants who have first confirmed their participation and whose payment has been received first.
Can I apply for more than one Erasmus Mundus programme and scholarship?
You can apply for maximum 3 Erasmus Mundus scholarships per academic year.
When does the programme officially start?
Students are expected to arrive in the week of 14 September 2021 for registration. Thereafter during two weeks period statistics and GIS will be taught. The official semester will start mid-October 2021.