Three student intakes, from 2018 until 2020, will be funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. During this time, prestigious Erasmus Mundus scholarships (43 scholarships for Partner Country students and 10 scholarships for Programme Country students) might be awarded to the best students coming from all over the world.

The EMJMD student scholarship includes:

  • a contribution to the student participation costs (including the tuition fees, library and laboratory costs, full insurance coverage and any other mandatory costs related to the students’ participation in the Master);
  • a contribution to student travel and installation costs;
  • a monthly subsistence allowance for the entire duration of the EMJMD study programme.

Details on the EMJMD student scholarship amounts are given below:

  1. Contribution to participation costs
Contribution to the participation costs
up to 9000 EUR per year per Partner Country scholarship holder
up to 4500 EUR per year per Programme Country scholarship holder

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 a Partner country nationality). Therefore:

  • Students whose nationality is one of the Erasmus+ Partner Countries and 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 any Programme Country are considered as Partner Country students.[1] The five-year reference period for this 12-months rule is calculated backwards as from the submission deadline (defined by the consortia) of applying for an EMJMD student scholarship.
  • Students whose nationality is one of the Erasmus+ Programme Countries count as Programme Country students.
  • Students with a Partner Country nationality who do not fulfil the Partner Country criteria defined above (12 months rule) count as Programme Country students.
  • Students with a double nationality (of a Partner and of a Programme Country) must specify the nationality under which they submit their scholarship application.
Examples

1.      A Serbian student who lived in Germany 13 months three years before the deadline for student application is considered as a Programme country student.

2.       A Mexican student who has been resident in a Programme country (Spain) for 11 months at the deadline for student application (and never before) is considered as a Partner country student.

 

 

The annual rate of participation cost/tuition fee for students involved in TEMA+ EMJMD is determined for the duration of the Consortium Agreement:

6 000 € (six thousand euros) for Partner Country students

3 000 € (three thousand euros) for Programme Country students.

A fee-waiver policy has been set up with respect to equality issues, in order to support socio-economically disadvantaged, but highly skilled students

  1. Contribution to the travel and installation costs

 

Contribution to the travel and installation costs

 

1000 EUR per year per scholarship holder residentof a Programme Country for travel costs

 

2000 EUR per year for travel costs + 1000 EUR for installation costs for scholarship holder residentof a Partner Country whose location is situated at less than 4.000km from the EMMC coordinating HEI

 

3000 EUR per year for travel costs + 1000 EUR for installation costs for scholarship holder residentof a Partner Country whose location is situated at 4.000km or more from the EMMC coordinating HEI

 

The contribution to the travel and installation costs takes into account ONLY the residence of the scholarship holder (regardless of the category under which the student has been enrolled).

A unit cost per academic year and a distance band of 4.000 km applies to any student resident of a Partner Country (including students with a Programme Country nationality). Students resident of a Programme Country (including students with a Partner Country nationality) are covered by a fixed unit cost per academic year (1 000 EUR).

A contribution to installation costs is offered only to students residents of a Partner Country (1 000 EUR for the entire course). It is an incentive to help covering the additional costs related to the issuing of visas, residence permits, etc. as well as the temporary accommodation needs upon arrival in the first Programme Country hosting HEI.

Examples

1. The Serbian student of the above mentioned example (Programme country student for the calculation of participation costs) is resident in Serbia at the moment of application. His country of residence is then a Partner country and he/she is entitled to receive either 2 000 or 3 000 EUR per year (depending on distance between the city of residence and that of the coordinating institution) + 1 000 EUR of installation allowances.

2. The Mexican student of the above example, Partner Country student resident in a Programme country. He/she is entitled to receive 1 000 EUR per year as contribution to travel costs and no installation allowances, like all other students residents in a Programme country at the deadline for submitting their applications.

  1. Contribution to subsistence costs

 

Contribution to subsistence costs (for both Programme and Partner Country scholarship holders)

 

1000 EUR per month for the entire duration of the EMMC study programme (24 months maximum).

 

 

Contribution to subsistence costs must not be given to:

  • Scholarship holders for the EMMC periods (study /research /placement /thesis preparation) spent in their country of residence.
  • Scholarship holders from a Partner country for the EMMC periods exceeding three months (indicatively the equivalent of 15 ECTS credits) spent in any Partner Country.
Examples

1. The Serbian student of the above mentioned example, Programme country student for the calculation of participation costs and resident in Serbia at the moment of application. He/she can go up to one year in a partner country but is entitled to receive maximum three months of subsistence allowances for the period spent in any Partner countries. This, as long as the concerned Partner Country is not his/her country of residence (Serbia); in the latter case he/she can still go to Serbia up to one year but will not be paid any subsistence allowances.

2. The Mexican student of the above example, Partner Country student resident in Spain at the moment of application. He/she can go up to one year to a Partner country (including Mexico), but is entitled to receive maximum three months of subsistence allowances for the period spent in any Partner countries. However, he/she will not receive any subsistence allowances if he/she will have a mobility track in his Programme country of residence, Spain.

These and other provisions related to the participation in the TEMA+ programme are included in the student agreement.

Note: EMJMD scholarship holders cannot benefit from another EU funded scholarship scheme to follow the same EMJMD course and this for the entire period of the course.  A minimum of 75 % of EMJMD scholarships will be earmarked for candidates from Partner Countries. Students who have already obtained a EMJMD scholarship or an Erasmus Mundus Master Course /Joint Doctorate scholarship are not eligible to apply for an additional scholarship under the EMJMD action.

[1] The 12-months residency rule should not apply to the Partner Country candidates who for various reasons and under various circumstances have sought refuge and received a refugee status in a Programme Country.