ERASMUS MUNDUS SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA
STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:
- Only candidates who have applied to and have been accepted by an EMMC consortium in accordance with its specific students' application and selection criteria, are eligible for a scholarship.
- Students can apply for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship to the Erasmus Mundus Action 1 joint programme (EMMC) of their choice but the number of applications must be limited to maximum three different joint programmes (EMMC and EMJD together).
- Each project may give rise to the award of only one EU grant to any student for the same joint course over the length of the course concerned.
- In order to make the programme more attractive for third-country nationals, the amount of the full-study scholarship will be higher for third-country masters students (Category A scholarships) than for European masters students (CategoryB scholarships). More specifically:
- Category A scholarships can be awarded to third-country masters students selected by EMMC consortia who come from a country other than a European country and who are not 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 one of these countries (The five-year reference period for this 12-month rule is calculated backwards as from the submission deadline for Category A applications by the EM consortia to the Agency).
- Category B scholarships can be awarded to European masters students selected by EMMC consortia as well as to any masters students selected by EMMC consortia who do not fulfil the Category A criteria defined above.
Students fulfilling the eligibility criteria for both Category A and B – e.g. students with a double nationality – must select the Category of their choice. As a result, they are entitled to apply only to one of the two categories of scholarship at a time.
- Scholarship candidates must have already obtained a first higher education degree or demonstrate a recognised equivalent level of learning according to national legislation and practices. Candidates who will only obtain their first higher education degree at the end of the academic year preceding the one concerned by the scholarship application can nevertheless applyfor a scholarship and be selected by the consortium concerned, under the condition that they acquire the required degree prior to the beginning of the masters course edition concerned.
- Individuals who have already benefited from an EMMC scholarship are not eligible for a second scholarship in order to follow the same or another EMMC.
- Students benefiting from an EMMC scholarship cannot benefit from another EU grant while pursuing their Erasmus Mundus masters studies.EMMC students scholarships are awarded exclusively for a full-time enrolment in one of the course editions.
STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP SELECTION CRITERIA:
- Academic Excellence (very good/outstanding study results in the relevant study areas)
- Academic potential
- Level of language skills
- Letters of Recommendations/References
- Work experience and professional qualifications (if applicable)
- Results of interviews(if applicable: in exceptional circumstances candidates may be asked to attend an interview either in person, by skype, by video-teleconference, or by telephone)
Without prejudice to high academic standards, in or der to ensure geographical diversity among students, EMMC consortia shall respect the following basic criteria when selecting students for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship: No more than two of the students selected for an EMMC scholarship should have the same nationality.