Erasmus Mundus and External Scholarships for Students
Erasmus Mundus scholarships for students
Erasmus Mundus scholarships are available for students accepted to Mundus MAPP. The Mundus MAPP universities select candidates in a competitive process from among eligible applicants, and forward the names to the European Commission for approval under the Erasmus Mundus Programme. Please note that candidates are NOT required to apply directly to the Commission for funding (indeed this is not possible). A condition of the scholarship is acceptance to Mundus MAPP.
Candidates who are awarded an Erasmus Mundus scholarship are required to complete the entire 2-year long Mundus MAPP program, and will receive both their degrees only upon completion of the full program. Completion of year 1 alone, for instance, will not be recognized with a degree.
Eligibility for Erasmus Mundus scholarships
There are two types of scholarship offered by the European Commission. Both categories of scholarship recipients also receive financial support from the Mundus MAPP universities in the form of partial tuition fee waivers (reduced tuition fees).
Students accepted to Mundus MAPP who DO NOT come from any of the countries listed below, and who are not residents nor have carried out their main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in the countries listed below, are eligible for "Category A" scholarships:
- Member States of the European Union and Croatia,
- EEA-EFTA States (Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein).
All other students accepted to Mundus MAPP are eligible for "Category
B" scholarships, i.e., students who come from one the countries listed
above, or have resided or conducted their main activity in one or several
of the countries listed above for more than 12 months in the past 5 years.
The number of scholarships for each category of individuals (students from categories A and B) are determined in the autumn by the European Commission on a yearly basis, and varies between 7 and 17 students scholarships each year.
NOTE: At least two of the countries visited during the Erasmus Mundus Master Course studies must be different from the country in which the scholarship holder has obtained his/her last university degree.
Individuals who have already benefited from an Erasmus Mundus scholarship are not eligible for a second scholarship in order to follow the same or another Erasmus Mundus Master Course.
Students benefiting from an Erasmus Mundus scholarship cannot benefit from
another EU grant while pursuing their Erasmus Mundus masters studies.
Erasmus Mundus scholarships are awarded exclusively for full-time enrolment.
The value of the scholarships is a total of € 48 000 for Category A, and € 20 000 for Category B for the duration of the programme (two academic years).
Mundus MAPP tuition fees are normally € 11,000 per academic year (22,000 for two academic years). However, part of this fee is waived by the Mundus MAPP universities for Erasmus Mundus scholarship recipients. The value of these partial tuition fee waivers is € 3,000 per academic year for Category A scholarship holders, and € 7,000 for Category B scholarship holders. Consequently, Mundus MAPP scholarship recipients cover the following fees from their scholarships:
€ 8,000 per academic year (16,000 total for two years) for Category
A scholarship recipients; and
€ 4,000 per academic year (8,000 total for two years) for Category B scholarship recipients.
On the basis of a written agreement, the applicable fee is directly deducted by the Consortium from the students' Erasmus Mundus scholarships. The remainder of the scholarship (€ 16,000 per academic year for Category A and € 6,000 per academic year for Category B scholarship recipients) is paid to the students' bank accounts in monthly instalments.
Candidates who wish to be considered for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship will need to indicate this in the on-line application form. No separate funding application will be necessary.
Scholarship applicants will however have to provide all relevant information
for the consortium to determine scholarship category, particularly information
on citizenship and residence in the past five years.
Applicants wishing to be considered for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship may
apply for no more than two other Erasmus Mundus programmes in addition to
Mundus MAPP. In case a student applies to more than three EM programmes he/she
will be excluded from the selection for an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship.
A limited number of Netherlands fellowships are available to applicants from 62 developing countries and countries in transition selected by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The list of countries is available here.
This scholarship program is only available for students who have ISS for
the first year in their mobility track.
The NFP has an on-line application system, which is separate from the Mundus MAPP application form. Applicants should apply before February 5, 2013. Mundus MAPP will be asked to confirm their acceptance to the program in the on-line system. Please note that Mundus MAPP can only guarantee a timely decision on applications which are received by January 3, 2013.
Please follow the instructions on how to apply on the NFP website.
Click here to apply for Mundus MAPP!