Erasmus Mundus scholarships

Scholarships for the 2019-2020 edition

For the IMBRSea 2019-2020 edition there are 13 Erasmus Mundus Partner Country scholarships and 3 Erasmus Mundus Programme Country scholarships available.
Students from all nationalities can apply for the scholarship, under one of those 2 categories. Find out which category you call under here

Applications for the scholarship are done via the regular application forms for admission to the IMBRSea programme. Both aspects (admission and scholarship) are thus combined in 1 single form.

Frequently asked questions: 

Should I send the paper documents before March 1st to be considered for the Erasmus + scholarship?

When you apply for IMBRSea through the online application tool and you choose to try for an Erasmus+ scholarship you are already considered for it. The online application deadline is indeed March 1st. But, you only need to send the hard copies of documents such as your Diploma and transcripts after being approved by the program 

How many scholarships are offered annually?

It varies from year to year, but usually there are a around 20 Erasmus+ scholarships annually. Being 3-5 scholarships for EU/ EEA and Switzerland students and the rest 13-16 for students coming from outside the Europe.  

Is the scholarship more heavily weighted on academic standing or motivation?

Academic records weights heavily on being well ranked to get an Erasmus+ scholarship.

Is there is another scholarship to get funds for this particular program?

The Mobility grants from each of the 5 beggining partners universities (University of Algarve, University of Oviedo, Ghent University, Sorbonne University and University of Western Britany) are available for students that do not obtain the Erasmus+ scholarship. Students should apply at their beggining universities at the end of the first semester, to obtain scholarships for the third and possibly fourth semesters. 

Also, students are encouraged to persue different scholarships and available funds, specially for their thesis, which is done on the fourth semester.

How are the scholarships awarded?

Students are first sorted for elegibility or not to persue the IMBRSea. The ones that are elegible, are ranked according to their academic records, motivation letter, referee's letters and professional experience. The best ranked students get the scholarships. 

EM Partner Country scholarships (13 grants)

Partner Country scholarships can be awarded to masters students selected by IMBRSea who are NOT from a country in the European Union or the FYROM, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey and Serbia. Students from Switzerland are therefore considered as 'Partner Country' students.

Total Amount: The grant amounts to EUR 24500 per year per student (EUR 49000 for the duration of the IMBRSea programme). This amount includes:

  • Participation costs
    • €9000 of yearly tuition fee contribution to IMBRSea (including insurance coverage). This participation cost will be automatically subtracted from the grant. “Participation costs” must be understood as any compulsory administrative/operational cost related to the participation of the student in the EMJMD
  • Travel & installation costs
    • €1000 per year for travel costs if resident in a programme country 
    • €2000 per year + €1000 installation costs if residence is less than 4000 km from EMJMD coordinating HEI
    • €3000 per year + €1000 installation cost if residence is 4000 km or more from EMJMD coordinating HEI
  • Subsistence costs: The allowance will be paid monthly by IMBRsea over max 24 months (€1000 each) on a specific European bank account for the student.
    • NO subsistence costs are paid for the periods (study/research/placement/thesis preparation) spent in the country of residence
    • NO subsistence costs are paid for the periods exceeding three months spent in any Partner Country

Note that if you have resided or carried out your main activities (studies, training or work) in a Programme Country for more than a total of twelve months over the last five years before the submission deadline (1 March 2019), you are considered as a Programme Country student.

EM Programme Country scholarships (3 grants)

Erasmus Mundus Programme Country scholarships can be awarded to students selected by IMBRSea and resident to any Member States of the European Union as well as former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey and Serbia.

Total Amount: The grant amounts to €17500 per year per student (max €35000 for the duration of the IMBRSea programme). This amount includes:

  • Participation costs:
    • €4500 of yearly tuition fee contribution to IMBRSea (including insurance coverage). This participation cost will be automatically subtracted from the grant. “Participation costs” must be understood as any compulsory administrative/operational cost related to the participation of the student in the EMJMD
  • Travel & installation costs:
    • €1000 per year for travel costs if resident in a programme country 
    • €2000 per year + €1000 installation costs if residence is less than 4000 km from EMJMD coordinating HEI
    • €3000 per year + €1000 installation cost if residence is 4000 km or more from EMJMD coordinating HEI
  • Subsistence costs: €12000. The allowance will be paid monthly by IMBRsea over max 24 months (€1000 each) on a specific European bank account for the student.
    • NO subsistence costs are paid for the periods (study/research/placement/thesis preparation) spent in the country of residence

For further information, visit the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) home page and the Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association (EMA).

Students at Masters level can apply for an EMJMD scholarship to any of the  Erasmus+  Erasmus Mundus courses of their choice (see the EMJMD catalogue website http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/library/emjmd-catalogue_en), but  for a given academic year the number of applications must be limited to maximum three different joint programmes.