Erasmus Mundus Scholarships

In this section, we would like to provide you with more information about the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship and some of its regulations.

Applications for scholarship competition entry in September 2022 opened on the 6th September 2021.

More information how to apply is available here: Applying for the Programme

IMSISS Erasmus Mundus scholarships can be offered to students from any region of the world; however, no more than three with the same nationality will be awarded in the same intake under the same category. The scholarship’s terms depend on the student’s nationality and residence.

The IMSISS Erasmus Mundus scholarship includes:

  • a contribution to the student participation costs (tuition fees, full insurance coverage and any other mandatory participation costs)

  • a contribution to student travel and installation costs

  • a monthly subsistence allowance for the entire duration of the study programme

Contribution to the participation costs

The tuition fee will be fully covered by the scholarship contribution and the Consortium. 

4,500 € per year for a Programme Country scholarship holder

9,000 € per year for a Partner Country scholarship holder

Any amount in excess of these contributions will be covered by the IMSISS Consortium and will not be charged to the scholarship holder.

Contribution to the travel and installation costs

Programme Country:

1,000 € per year per scholarship holder resident of a Programme country

Partner Country:

2,000 € per year for travel costs + 1,000 € for installation costs for a scholarship holder resident in a Partner country whose location is situated at less than 4,000 km from the EMJMD coordinating HEI

3,000 € per year for travel costs + 1,000 € for installation costs for a scholarship holder resident in a Partner country whose location is situated at 4.000km or more from the EMJMD coordinating HEI.

Distance is calculated by the Consortium using the EACEA calculator.

Contribution to subsistence costs

Monthly Contribution:

1,000 € per month for the entire duration of the EMJMD study programme (24 months maximum).

Contribution to subsistence costs will not be given to scholarship holders for the periods of the EMJMD (study / research / placement / thesis preparation) spent in their country of residence (at the time of the application deadline)

Contribution to subsistence costs will not be given to Partner Country scholarship holders for periods exceeding 3 months spent in any Partner Country.

Definition of Erasmus Programme and Partner Countries

‌If you apply for Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Scholarship, you should specify your student category (depending on your nationality and residency status during the previous 5 years):

  • Programme Country (Programme Country nationals and applicants who have lived in a Programme country for more than 12 months over the last 5 years)
  • Partner Country (all other applicants)

For full details please check the Definition of Erasmus Programme and Partner Countries document. You should also carefully read the Nationality, Residency and 12 Month Rule tab to confirm your category.

All applicants planning to apply for a scholarship must submit a Scholarship Application Form (linked below) with their online programme application.

In the event that your scholarship application is not successful, you can still be considered for a place on the programme as a self-funding student (subject to available spaces). If you would like to be considered for this please indicate this on your application form.

We encourage all applicants to submit as early as possible and no later than 14th January 2022, when applications will close.

All applications must be received by 14th January 2022.

  • EMJMD student scholarships cover the entire duration of the Master course and are awarded exclusively for full-time enrolment in the course.  Scholarship candidates must have already obtained a first higher education degree or demonstrate a recognised equivalent level of learning according to national rules and legislation in place. Candidates who will only obtain their first higher education degree at the end of the academic year preceding the EMJMD intake can nevertheless apply for a scholarship and can be selected by the consortium, under the condition that the student obtains the required degree prior to the beginning of the Master course.
  • Students who are former Action 1 Erasmus Mundus Master/Doctoral Course scholarship holders are not eligible for an additional EMJMD scholarship. Successful applicants cannot benefit from another EU grant while pursuing the EMJMD scholarship studies.
  • EMJMD scholarship holders must spend at least two complete mobility periods in at least two of the consortium’s full HEI partners which are located in different Programme Countries. Each of these mandatory mobility periods must include a volume of study/research or equivalent corresponding to at least 30 ECTS.
  • The mandatory mobility periods cannot be replaced by virtual mobility neither can they take place in institutions outside the consortium. Additional study/research/thesis preparation/placement periods can take place in other participating organisations in the consortium (partner and associated partner) under the condition that the activities concerned are implemented under the direct supervision of the consortium partner.
  • Contribution to subsistence costs will not be given to scholarship holders from a Partner country for periods exceeding three months of the EMJMD spent in any Partner country.
  • Contribution to subsistence costs will not be given to scholarship holders for periods of the EMJMD spent in their country of residence.

Scholarships are dependent on both nationality and residency.

Students with a double nationality (of a Partner and of a Programme Country) must specify the nationality under which they submit their scholarship application.

When determining the contribution to participation costs, the consortium defines the student category – either Programme country or Partner country. The definition of the student category depends on his/her nationality and on whether the student resided in a Programme country for more than 12 months over the last five years before applying (applicable only to students with Partner country nationality). Therefore:

  • Students whose nationality is one of the Erasmus+ Programme countries count as Programme country students and should apply as a Programme country applicant.
  • Students whose nationality is one of the Erasmus+ Partner countries 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 a Programme country are considered as Partner country students. The five year reference period for this 12-month rule is calculated backwards from the submission deadline (ie the 5 year period from 31 January 2017 to 31st January 2022). Apply as a Partner country applicant.
  • Students whose nationality is one of the Erasmus+ Partner countries who do NOT fulfil the Partner country criteria defined above (12-month rule) count as Programme country students and should apply using the Programme country application form.
  • Example: a Serbian student who lived in Germany for 13 months, 3 years before 31st January 2022 should apply as a Programme country student; a Mexican student who has been living in Spain for 11 months at 31st January 2022 (and never before in the 5 year period) should apply as a Partner country student.

The contribution to travel and installation costs take into account only the residence (as determined above, on 31st January 2022) of the scholarship holder regardless of the category under which the student has applied.

Students offered a scholarship will be required to provide proof of residency.

  • a residence certificate issued in accordance with the candidate’s municipality normal registration rules
  • a certificate from the candidate’s place of work, study or training issued by the employer or institution in question

Both documents must have been issued within 12 months before the scholarship submission deadline.

Selection timetable:



Deadline for Scholarship Applications

Wednesday 14th January 2022

Applicants Informed of Preliminary Decisions

By Early April 2022

Confirmed Selections Communicated to Successful Applicants

May-June 2022

IMSISS Starting Dates

September 2022

Eligibility check:

All applications are subject to an eligibility check which covers all aspects of the application: respect of the application deadline, completeness of the application file, eligibility of the candidate in relation to the Erasmus Mundus criteria. Applicants who fail to provide necessary documentation by the appropriate deadline will be excluded from the application procedure and will be informed of the specific reason for ineligibility.

Scholarship competition:

To be eligible to be considered for scholarship, students must first have secured a place on the degree programme (unconditional or conditional). The University of Glasgow postgraduate admissions office assesses all applications and will reply directly to the applicant to let them know if they have been offered a place. Applicants who receive an offer of a place on the degree programme, and who have submitted the scholarship application on time, will be put forward to the scholarship competition.

Selection criteria:

The IMSISS consortium selection committee assesses each application according to the following criteria:

Academic merit, including the relevance of academic qualifications to the programme: 20%
Supporting personal statement: 45%
Quality of (academic) references: 10%
Other (e.g. relevant research/professional experiences/interests): 25%


When a main list scholarship student withdraws, he/she is replaced by the first eligible candidate on the reserve list. In this particular case, the eligibility criterion concerns the nationality of the reserve list candidate and the rule concerning the presence of a maximum of three nationals from the same country among the scholarship holders in each intake. If there are already three other students with the same nationality on the main list, the consortium will have to take the next eligible candidate respecting its own ranking list (European Commission’s regulations).

Appeal procedure for candidates who fail to secure a scholarship:

All candidates will be notified of the decision of the Scholarship Selection Committee by email only by early April 2022. Candidates who do not secure a scholarship and who wish to appeal the decision of the scholarship selection committee must do so in writing by email within 2 weeks (14 days) from the point of notification by the IMSISS Consortium of their failure to win a scholarship. We will respond to all appeals within 7 working days of the closure of the appeals window in late April 2022. Please note working days refers to Monday-Friday and do not take into account UK public holidays which may fall during this period.

For more information email 

Please note that the data you provide in your application will be shared with the IMSISS Consortium Partners as part of the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship review process. Please see our Privacy Notice for details.

Personal data will be sent to the Educational, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) and may be used for the purposes of evaluating the programme, efficiently managing the project, and producing statistics. Data could be made available to the EACEA, the European Commission, the European External Action Service staff, as well as to other stakeholders of the Erasmus+ programme, such as Erasmus+ National Agencies, National Erasmus+ Offices and the Erasmus Mundus Student and Alumni Association.

The EACEA Privacy Statement document can be found here.