Eligibility for Erasmus Mundus Scholarships


Students from all over the world holding a first degree are eligible for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship.

The European Union distinguishes between scholarships for Erasmus+ partner country nationals and for Erasmus+ programme country nationals. Erasmus+ programme are defined as “EU Member States and third countries associated to the Programme”, and Erasmus+ partner countries as third countries not associated to the Programme.

For the list of Erasmus+ programme countries, see here.

All students who have previously received an Erasmus Mundus (EMJM) scholarship for degree-seeking purposes disqualify for the scholarship and are thus not eligible to apply for it.

All students who are awarded an Erasmus Mundus scholarship will be provided with a scholarship contract.

Students who are awarded with the Erasmus Mundus scholarship are not allowed to study in their home country during the MA.


Selection is based on the basis of pre-defined country slots (i.e. no more than three students selected should hold the same nationality).

On this basis, the EMGS Consortium’s Study Purposes and Selection Committee ranks applicants for Erasmus Mundus scholarships and submits the list to the European Commission. The Selection Committee ranks applications based on merit, together with the additional criteria according to the defined country quota, according to the following criteria:

  • academic excellence
  • academic potential
  • level of language skills
  • quality/recognition of home institution that awarded the first degree
  • motivation letter
  • recommendations
  • work experience/professional qualifications