The Specifics of the Erasmus Mundus Scholarships

Now that you know you want to apply for the Erasmus Mundus Scholarships, you are ready to move on to the next step. You are done with all your basic research but there is still a long road ahead until you reach the final ‘Send Application’ button.  Before you start gathering your documents and applying, we have assembled some points so that you know exactly what to expect during your application process.


  • Eligibility Criteria

In general, students who have completed their Bachelors can apply to the Erasmus Mundus Scholarships. It does not matter what nationality they hold or where they are living at the time of applying. Scholars and guest lecturers can also apply to certain programs and specialized categories.

Before you can be considered for the scholarship, you must have secured a place in the degree program for which you want to get the scholarship. The offer you get may be unconditional or conditional, that depends on the university you are applying to and their requirements. You must be able to show your offer during the Erasmus Mundus application process.

To make it clearer, the program is divided into two categories – A and B. Candidates can apply to Erasmus Mundus Category A scholarship if they are a national of a third country, not a resident of the 27 EU Member States, Iceland, Norway, or Liechtenstein, and have not done any major work in their academic or professional life. Candidates can apply to Erasmus Mundus Category B scholarship if they are a European student or if they are a non-European student but do not fit in Category A.


  • Number Of Applications And Grants

Unfortunately, due to the huge influx of applications, you are only allowed to apply for three Masters Erasmus Mundus programs to be considered for a scholarship. In total, the committee awards 24 grants to the best candidates from around the world in each round.

We highly recommended all interested individuals to apply as soon as the round begins in October.


  • Shortlisting Universities

Like all other university applications, the process of selecting the best Erasmus Mundus Program should be done with great care. There are thousands of options to choose from and if you are not careful, you might end up selecting a course that is not the best fit for your career aspirations.

One way to make sure your application process does not end up in disappointment is to start by listing down the top five countries you want to do your Masters from. After this, you can shortlist three universities in each country and then three Erasmus Mundus Programs in the particular universities. Such a workflow will enable you to remain on top of all your applications and give each one your very best.

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