Europe’s largest master’s scholarship programme is called Erasmus Mundus. It assists the eight greatest universities on the continent in drawing in elite students from developing nations and raising awareness of their master’s degree programmes.
With an Erasmus Mundus scholarship, you can study for a master’s degree at prestigious institutions across three nations. We’ll walk you through how to apply for Erasmus scholarship and get admitted.
Master’s students examining European issues from an interdisciplinary standpoint—particularly the interaction of contemporary historical, political, social, and cultural issues in a global context—are supported by an Erasmus Mundus scholarship. Up to 100 students can receive the Erasmus Mundus scholarship each year. Recipients of the lucky scholarship will be able to attend three universities worldwide while living in at least two European nations.
When does the Erasmus Mundus scholarship application period open?
Every year, the application period for the master’s degree scholarships offered by Erasmus Mundus opens in October and ends in January. September of the same year is when most master’s programmes begin.
Following the receipt of the necessary paperwork, you must upload your application materials to the online application system in order to submit an Erasmus Mundus scholarship. Before starting your application, you must make a new account on the Euro culture website.
Complete the information about your chosen partner universities.
- Choose 3 master’s programs from the Erasmus Mundus catalog.
- Place your chosen programs and universities in order of preference.
You will need to select your application type as “Erasmus Mundus Applicant” to ensure you are considered for the scholarship. If you want to self-finance your studies in case you are not selected for a scholarship, you must specify at this stage.
Application procedures and entry requirement compliance (eligibility) tests are managed by the services of the University of Gothenburg. The admission procedure is carried out by the Joint Admission Committee of the EMHRPP, composed by the conveners and administrative coordinator at Gothenburg on the basis of commonly pre-determined criteria.
The ranking is divided into three parts:
academic competence (including English proficiency based on an overall assessment of requested documents);
work experience and recommendation letters.
The sum of all three parts can give a maximum of 100 points. Ranking is done taking into account the final score given to each candidate (from the highest to the lowest final score). Due consideration shall be given to equal opportunity measures capable of promoting the participation of students from disadvantaged groups.
To be eligible for the programme you must have the following:
A first degree equivalent to 180 credits or 180 ECTS from an internationally recognized university or college.
A minimum of two year of practitioner experience in the field of human rights. Practitioner experience may include regular employment, internships, and voluntary work.
A minimum English language qualification of English B/English 6 at the upper secondary level or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example, TOEFL, IELTS, or equivalent alternatives as stated in the call for applications each year by the University of Gothenburg.
You also need to provide the documents below as they are used in the ranking process carried out by the Joint Admission Committee of the EMHRPP:
official transcript of records in English;
motivation letter in English, well structured, and written in clear and concise language, please use the assigned form available below;
Curriculum Vitae (CV):
and two letters of recommendation
Read more about this in the checklist for application.
The application round opens on October 16,
Application deadline: December 1,
Supporting documentation deadline: December 15,
Admissions results published: March 18, 2024
The late Admission round is open between December 16, 2023, and January 31, 2024
NB! Applies to self-funding candidates only, i.e. the application for the emhrpp scholarship is closed during this period (reopens in October 2024).
Processing personal data
When you apply to the master’s programme, you create an account at the Swedish University Admissions and upload all your documentation there. Read more about how your personal data is processed at the University Admissions website. By applying to an Erasmus Mundus programme, the personal data is also processed by the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Read more about how your personal data is processed by EACEA.
Applying for an Erasmus scholarship provides a means of accessing a rewarding educational and cultural experience. The application process necessitates careful preparation, in-depth study, and a strong demonstration of one’s goals and credentials. Applying with a strong application that highlights academic achievement, a strong desire to study abroad, and a dedication to intercultural understanding will greatly increase your chances of being awarded this prestigious scholarship.
In addition to offering financial assistance, the Erasmus Scholarship promotes intercultural dialogue, global networking, and personal development. By providing students with unmatched learning and development opportunities, it helps shape students’ futures.
The Erasmus Scholarship offers a fantastic chance for both intellectual and cultural enrichment. Although navigating the application process can be difficult, it can be accomplished with the correct knowledge and direction. Every stage is essential, from comprehending eligibility requirements to putting together an effective application.
Recall that the Erasmus Scholarship is a means to broaden perspectives, celebrate diversity, and promote international understanding rather than merely providing financial support. Keep yourself honest, sincere, and passionate as you set out on this journey. With careful planning and perseverance, you can realize your dreams of studying overseas and participating in a multicultural classroom. I wish you luck as you apply for the Erasmus Scholarship.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Am I eligible if I have a degree within x subject?
- Degrees within Social Sciences are eligible for the programme, but this does not discard the possibility of being admitted to the programme with a degree in another area, such as engineering, technology, medicine, etc. As long as there is a relevant connection to Human Rights in your background and fulfil the rest of the requirements, you are eligible.
2. I have finished my Bachelor´s programme, but my degree will be issued after the deadline, can I still apply?
- If your university can issue a certificate which states that you have finished all your programme courses, and therefore, have the right to a degree which will be issued at a later date, then that should be enough for us to mark you as eligible. This document has to be uploaded on the admissions platform by the application’s deadline at the latest.
3. Can I submit my documents in another language other than English?
- Work experience certificates, letters of recommendation, motivation letters and other documents to support your eligibility will only be accepted in English, so please submit an official translation together with the original in case the latter is in another language. Some academic documents can be submitted in languages other than English, please visit the University Admissions website to find out what the rules are for your country and level of studies.