Scholarship Information


There are no EU funded Erasmus Mundus scholarship places available for the 2017/18 academic year. There are a number of internally funded scholarships available. In 2017 this course will run as "European Masters in Dependable Software Systems" with a number of internally funded scholarship available. For further information on this including information on how to apply, please see: 

See Graduate Studies information for details of alternative scholarship funding available for this programme.

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships 2016:

€49,000 max per Partner Country Student

€34,000 max per Programme Country Student

Reason for funding

Partner Country scholarships

Programme Country scholarships

Contribution to participation costs 2 (fees, insurance coverage)

€ 4500/semester
€ 2250/semester

Contribution to travel

Up to 4,000km - €2,000p.a

Over 4,000km - €3,000p.a.

€1000 p.a.

Installation, visa related costs

€1,000 over two years


Monthly allowance 1

€ 1000  per month


€ 1000 per month




Basic Criteria for Selection of Scholarship Recipients

Without prejudice to high academic standards, in order to ensure geographical diversity among students/scholars, EMMC consortia shall respect the following basic criteria when selecting students/scholars for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship:

  • No more than three of the students selected for an EMMC scholarship within  the categories should have the same nationality.
  • 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 (Partner country scholarships) than for European masters students (Programme Country scholarships). More specifically:
  • 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 apply for 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.

1. The number of monthly allowances is calculated from the start to the end of the course and includes, if applicable, the summer break between two academic years. The allowance will not be given to scholarship holders for periods of the JMD (study/research/placement/thesis preparation) spent in their country of residence. The monthly allowance amounts may be increased in order to help cover the additional costs of students with special needs; EMMCs concerned will have to inform the Agency accordingly in the context of their annual student scholarship applications.

2. Participation costs include any compulsory administrative and operational costs related to the participation of the Student in the DESEM Erasmus Mundus Masters programme (e.g., admission, registration, university tuition, course exams, thesis examination, library and computer access, insurance coverage, etc.). The insurance scheme selected by the Coordinating Institution covers adequately the Student in case of accident, injury, hospitalisation and illness while participating in the DESEM Erasmus Mundus Masters Programme. Other costs, such as document application, visa and residence permits, books, local transportation, travel to the host universities and accommodation, including the travel and accommodation expenditures to participate in the two summer schools are not covered by these participation costs.

* This designation shall not be construed as recognition of a State of Palestine and is without prejudice to the individual positions of the Member States on this issue.