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Are you a Filipino or non-EU student planning to study in Europe? Erasmus Mundus Scholarships support students' costs of tuition, insurance, portions of travel and housing expenses, and can even provide students with a monthly allowance.  


What is the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship?


From 2004 to 2013, the European Commission funded a partnership for implementing the Erasmus Mundus Programs for higher education. It was merged into the overarching Erasmus+ funding program, launched in 2014 and was continued until 2020. Having been extended from 2021 until 2027, the program was seen to quadruple the participation among international students. The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) programs are also implemented under this program. 


If given an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship, the student will be eligible to study a master's degree at a reputable European university. The Erasmus Mundus Scholaship for non-EU students also offer financial aid in expenses, such as tuition fees, insurance, portions of their travel and housing expenses, and other additional expenses needed to pursue their preferred Master's degree. Monthly living allowances are also provided through the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship. Here, the two years of your master's level coursework are also covered in the scholarship. 


How to Get Erasmus Mundus Scholarship


Admission: Eligibility and Selection Criteria


Any Bachelor's degree holder is qualified to apply regardless of where they are from. The Bachelor's degree may also be substituted if they can present that they have completed an equivalent level of education, provided that it is permissible under the rules of the nations in which they would pursue the EMJMD. 


Application processes and compliance tests are administered by the University of Gothenburg whereas The Joint Admission Committee of the Erasmus Mundus Human Rights Policy and Practice (EMHRPP) assesses an applicant in accordance with the following criteria totaling to 100 points: 

  • Academic competence (up to 40 points); 

  • Motivation letter (up to 20 points); 

  • Work experience and recommendation letters (up to 40 points). 

Each applicant's overall score is considered when ranking applicants (from the highest to the lowest final score). It is important, however, to carefully evaluate equal opportunity policies that promote student involvement from underrepresented groups. 


Below are the documents you are required to submit: 

  • official English transcript of records; 

  • a brief, well-written, well-presented motivation; 

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV); 

  • and two letters of recommendation. 

Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Requirement


Upon application, you must have: 

  • A first degree of 180 credits, or 180 ECTS, from a globally renowned college or university. 

  • At least two years of relevant experience in the field of human rights (may include regular employments, internships, and voluntary work).   

  • At least English B/English 6 levels of English proficiency at the upper secondary level or the equivalent score on a globally recognized exam, like the TOEFL or IELTS, according to the University of Gothenburg's yearly call for applications. 


What Does the Erasmus Scholarship for Non-EU Students Cover?


The Erasmus Mundus scholarship will pay for various fees of your program. It covers all costs related to obtaining your selected Master's degree, including tuition, books, supplies, insurance, and lab or library fees.  


You must first be accepted into one of the programs in order to be eligible for this financial aid. The cost will vary depending on the program's length and your country of residence (it is common for non-EU students to be given bigger scholarships).  


Erasmus Scholarship Masters Courses 


At least two groups of higher education institutions in Europe offer EMJMD. And at least two of the program's participating states will be visited within the period of study. You may browse the full list of available courses in the official EMJMD Catalogue should you wish to learn more about the Erasmus Mundus Master's program. It typically takes between 12 to 24 months to finish a Master's program. During this period, the culture, scenery, and history of Europe can all be studied and explored in your own time. 


After receiving the scholarship, you may receive either a joint degree (a singular degree conferred by at least two institutions) or multiple degrees (certificates from two or more universities). 



Want more details and help on applying for the Erasmus Mundus programs? Book an appointment for FREE with an Intake counsellor today! 



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