Erasmus Mundus Scholarships

About 15 Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree scholarships per year are available on a competitive basis. The scholarships will be available for 4 intakes over a period of four years (in total about 60 scholarships). There are two types of scholarships, depending on whether your country of residence is a partner or programme country.

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Croatia, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden, North Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey.
PARTNER COUNTRIES: All other countries
For more information, please consult the Erasmus+ pages.


  • Students whose citizenship is one of the Erasmus+ Partner Countries count as Partner Country students.
  • Partner Country students who are not residents nor have carried out their main activity (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any Programme Country are considered as Partner Country students. The five-year reference period for this 12-months rule is calculated backwards as from the submission deadline (defined by the consortia) of applying for an EMJMD student scholarship.
  • Students whose citizenship is one of the Erasmus+ Programme Countries count as Programme Country students. Students with a Partner Country citizenship who do not fulfil the Partner Country criteria defined above (12-months rule) count as Programme Country students.
  • Students with a double nationality (of a Partner and of a Programme Country) must specify the nationality under which they submit their scholarship application.
  • The 12-months residency rule does not apply to the Partner Country candidates who for various reasons and under various circumstances have sought refuge and received a refugee status in a Programme Country.

What do EMJMD Scholarships include?

  • a contribution to the students’ participation costs (including the tuition fees, library and laboratory costs, full insurance coverage and any other mandatory costs related to the students’ participation in the Master);
  • the tuition fee – € 8000 per year for Partners country students and € 8000 per year for Programme country ones – are covered by the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship
  • a contribution to student travel and installation costs;
  • a monthly subsistence allowance (€ 1000 per month) for the entire duration of the EMJMD study programme.

The contribution to student travel and installation costs (see below) and the monthly subsistence allowance (see below) depend on the place of residence of a scholarship holder. In order to decide if you are eligible for a partner or programme country scholarship, you need to submit a residence certificate. For more information on the requirements, visit the application page.

In detail: Contribution to the participation costs
Contribution to the travel and installation costs:

  • 1000 EUR per year per scholarship holder resident of a programme country for travel costs
  • 2000 EUR per year for travel costs + 1000 EUR for installation costs for scholarship holder resident of a partner country whose location is situated at less than 4.000 km from Bari (Italy)
  • 3000 EUR per year for travel costs + 1000 EUR for installation costs for scholarship holder resident of a partner country whose location is situated at 4.000 km or more from Bari (Italy)

NOTE:  In order to verify your place of residence, you need to submit a residence certificate with your application for admission.  You can use for example: 

  1. a residence certificate issued in accordance with the candidate’s municipality normal registration rules; 
  2. a certificate from your place of work, study or training issued by the employer or institution in question. If you have been studying the last year before you apply, you can e.g. upload a copy of your academic transcript or a registration letter of the university where you have been studying. If you have been working you can use a statement of your employer.​
  3. You may use e.g. an electricity bill or any document you can think of, which confirms the place where you have been living

Note: this document must have been issued within 12 months before the submission deadline of applying for an EMJMD student scholarship.

The contribution to the travel and installation costs takes into account ONLY the residence of the scholarship holder (regardless of the category under which the student has been enrolled). A unit cost per academic year and a distance band of 4.000 km applies to any student resident in a Partner Country (including students with a Programme Country nationality). Students resident of a Programme Country (including students with a Partner Country nationality) are covered by a fixed unit cost of 1 000 EUR per academic year.

A contribution to installation costs is offered only to students resident in a Partner Country (1 000 EUR per intake). It is an incentive to help covering the additional costs related to the issuing of visas, residence permits, etc. as well as the temporary accommodation needs upon arrival in the first Country of study and the subsequent mobility trajectories.

Contribution to subsistence costs
Contribution to subsistence costs 1 000 EUR per month for the entire duration of the EMJMD study programme (up to 24 months maximum).

NOTE: Contribution to subsistence costs are not given:

  • to scholarship holders for the EMJMD periods (study/research/internship/thesis preparation) spent in their country of residence;
  • to scholarship holders from a Partner Country for the EMJMD periods exceeding three months spent in any Partner Country.

Important note: Only students who have not received previous Erasmus MSc or PhD mobility grants may apply for a scholarship Full details of the EMJMD scholarships and the rules are mentioned in the Erasmus+ website: 

Other scholarships and grants

•  Programme country students may be eligible for an Erasmus Student Mobility grant.

•  A limited number of tuition discounts are available for non-scholarship students (in particular from developing countries) on the basis of academic merit. Other forms of financial support might be available.

Cost of Living

Living costs vary between the various university cities you will visit during the EMJMD EGEI course.  Costs in Lille (France) and Ghent (Belgium) are relatively higher than those in the other study destinations (Bari, Italy; Xiamen, China; Santander, Spain; Valparaiso, Chile; Tartu, Estonia) .

As general guidance, Universities have provided the following estimates:

Hosting locationRent per month (1 room)Meal (inexpensive restaurant)Fitness club (month)Additional info
Bari (Italy)250-300 €8-15 €20-25 €info
Lille (France)250-350 €10-15 €25 €info
Xiamen (China)200-250 €3-5 €20-25 €info
Ghent (Belgium)350-400 €15-20 €25 €info
Santander (Spain)200-300 €10-15 €30 €info
Valparaiso (Chile)150-250 €5-10 €20-25 €info
Tartu (Estonia)150-200 €8-12 €30 €info

Students should be aware that these costs are approximate and it is possible to spend less with careful budgeting than the amount shown.

Check the cost of living using the Numbeo site (note: figures tend to overestimate true costs for students)

Possibility of Erasmus Mundus Scholarships covering the tuition fee + 1000€ monthly allowance + up to 7000€ contribution to be used for travel and installation costs (the latter depends on your nationality and country of last residence). Application for the scholarship is included in the online application.

Other opportunities for scholarships and loans

We aim to recruit talented, well-qualified and driven students irrespective of their financial background. To this end, we encourage students and potential students to apply for a range of funding provided by national and international government bodies, the European Commission, trusts, research councils, industry and employers. Below are details of potential funders for students of our EMJMD EGEI by region:



North America

South and Latin America


Australia and New Zealand

Additional sources of information on scholarships.