Erasmus Mundus

Erasmus Mundus homepage:

http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/static/en/mundus/index.htm

Course information:

http://ec.europa.eu/education/programmes/mundus/projects/index_en.html

PLEASE NOTE: for official information, specific details, and updated deadlines and instructions, please check the organization’s website and current application forms; if you have problems or questions, please contact us.

Deadlines:

  • Deadlines for individual Masters Courses are different and are set by the coordinating university. Check with the individual Master Courses for details.

Description:

  • The programme supports European top-quality master’s courses and enhances the visibility and attractiveness of European higher education in third countries. It also provides EU-funded scholarships for third-country nationals participating in these master’s courses, as well as for EU-nationals studying at partner universities around the world.
  • Overall aim is to improve quality of higher education in Europe and promote intercultural understanding through co-operation with third countries (non-EU Member States).
  • Erasmus Mundus scholarships provide Grants for high quality graduate students from third countries to follow the Erasmus Mundus Masters Course (duration: 1-2 years). Besides, grants for high quality scholars from third countries to carry out teaching or research assignments for the Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses (duration: 3 months).
  • Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses: Integrated study programme, deliver jointly developed curriculum, joint admission and examination criteria. Students study in at least two institutions, offering the use of at least 2 EU languages (not necessary 2 languages of instruction). Award of a joint, a double or multiple degrees. 57 courses, wide variety of disciplines, have been selected (of which 35 already operational Master Course and 1 preparatory course), others as off academic year 2006/2007). 21 EU member states represented.
  • Awards: Cover the whole duration of the Masters Course in which the student has been enrolled. Student mobility: 1,050,000 baht (21,000€) per student for a one-year course (10 study months x 1,600€ plus a fixed amount of 5,000€ for travel expenses, tuition fees etc.) or 2,100,000 baht (42,000€) per student for a two year course. Scholar mobility: 650,000 baht (13,000€) per scholar (3 months x 4,000€ plus a fixed amount of 1,000€ for travel expenses) * Grants are made available to the grantees directly through the University Consortia.

Eligibility and Restrictions:

  • Scholarships are available for all nationals except the 25 EU Member States.
  • Students having successfully accomplished their undergraduate (bachelor) studies are eligible for enrolment.
  • The specific requirements and admission criteria may vary from university consortium to university consortium.
  • To come into consideration students must have a high academic score.
  • Persons having obtained a university degree of a higher academic level can also enroll in an Erasmus Mundus Masters Course, as long as the admission criteria for the particular course allows for this.
  • The University Consortium decides who receives an Erasmus Mundus scholarship on the basis of personal curriculum vitae (CV), study and academic merits, motivation, recommendations, language skills, etc.

Application Procedure:

  • Erasmus Mundus consortia and Commission (Delegations) publicise about scholarship programme and Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses world-wide.
  • Students and scholars must apply for these scholarships directly to the Erasmus Mundus Masters Consortium offering the particular course of interest.
  • The specific requirements and admission criteria may vary from university consortium to university consortium.
  • Consortia select students and scholars and propose a list of grantees to the Commission in Brussels.
  • The list of Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses and links to the consortia are available on: http://europa.eu.int/comm/education/programmes/mundus/projects/index_en.html

Attachments:

  • Attachments vary depending on the individual applications for each university. Please read through the application forms carefully.