Erasmus Mundus Programme

Deadlines:  Deadlines for the different programs vary from December through January of each year.

 Eligibility requirements:

  • U.S. citizens and international students from any country may apply
  • Third-country students (anyone living in a country other than a European one) must not have resided nor carried out their main activity (study, work, etc) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in one of the European countries at the time of submitting their application
  • Each program or partnership sets it own academic requirements for applicants

Award summary:
In 2004, the European Union launched the Erasmus Mundus program, a new student scholarship program available to non-EU students. There are different possibilities for undergraduate students, master students, doctoral candidates, and post-doctoral candidates, The Erasmus Mundus program offers full scholarships for joint-degree masters and PhD programs throughout the European region. There are over 130 master degree programs and 30 PhD programs available in a variety of disciplines. Students selected for this prestigious program study in at least two European universities and become part of an international classroom experience with students from around the world as well as visiting professors. The scholarships are competitive, and students are selected on a merit basis. See the extensive list of eligible degree programs at: the Erasmus Mundus web site:
http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/funding/scholarships_students_academics_en.php

 The Erasmus Mundus Program supports three application “Actions.” Actions 1 and 2 of the program provide financial support to European and third-country (any country that is not a European country) individuals to allow them to carry out study, teaching, or research activities in the framework of selected consortia or partnerships. There are different possibilities for bachelor students, master students, doctoral candidates, and post-doctoral candidates.

Students in higher education can receive scholarships for:
- Undergraduate studies (Action 2);
- Masters studies (Actions 1 and 2);

Doctoral candidates can receive fellowships for:
- Doctoral studies (Actions 1 and 2);
- Post-doctoral studies (Action 2);
Note: A full account of eligible beneficiaries and participants per Action is included in the Programme Guide.

The Erasmus Mundus Scholarship covers tuition fees, insurance, a monthly stipend and some contribution for travel expenses. For helpful information on the opportunities that are available for study in Europe go to:
http://ec.europa.eu/education/study-in-europe/index_en.html

Application:
For specific information on how to apply to the program and the university you might be interested in, go to the Programme Guide website:
http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/programme/programme_guide_en.php

Faculty adviser:  Keith Raether