What is it?
Erasmus Mundus is the flagship scholarship programme of the European Union. It provides funding opportunities for students and academics worldwide to study or undertake research in Europe.
The Erasmus Mundus programme offers special courses at a selected group of universities at both Master's and Doctorate levels. This consortium (or cluster) of universities comprises institutions from three or more different EU Member States. The scholarships are only available for the specific courses offered from these universities. Students must study in 2 or more of the universities and, upon completion, they will receive a joint degree, a double degree or even multiple degrees.
Funds are also available for scholars to carry out teaching or research assignments at the institutions participating in the Erasmus Mundus Master's Courses.
Erasmus Mundus courses and degrees
Courses at the Master's level are open to graduate students who already have a university degree.
Please find the list of eligible courses at the Master's level for funding here.
Please find the list of eligible courses at the Doctorate level for funding here.
Student scholarships are valued at approximately €24,000(S$41,000) per year. The scholarship covers tuition fees, travel and living expenses in Europe for the full duration of the course. Scholar scholarships range from €2,400 (S$4,000) for a two-week stay, to €14,800 (S$25,000) for a three month working assignment and cover travel and living expenses.
Conditions of Eligibility
You can apply for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship if:
- you are not a resident of any of the EU Member States,
- you have not carried out your main activities (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of the EU Member States, and,
- you fulfil the admissions criteria as specified for each course.
How to apply?
- Go to the Erasmus Mundus website.
- Find the academic discipline here that you are interested in pursuing and click on it. You will find the list of Erasmus Mundus courses offered throughout Europe.
- Click on the discipline (i.e "Agricultural and Forestry Sciences" or "Architecture, urban and regional planning" or "Economics” et cetera). A full description of the discipline and the website address will appear. Each discipline has its own website and information about the specific entry and application requirements, forms and deadlines.
- Unfortunately, there is no common or standard application form and deadlines for Erasmus Mundus Master's Courses or Joint Doctorates. Students must apply directly to the group of university offering the Erasmus Mundus Master's Course or Joint Doctorate of their choice by following the application procedures specific to that consortium (students may only apply up to a maximum of three disciplines).
- When enrolling in an Erasmus Mundus Master's Course or Joint Doctorate, students are encouraged to apply for the Erasmus Mundus scholarship at the same time.
- The Erasmus Mundus Consortium selects the applicant students and scholars on the basis of their study and academic merits, motivation, recommendations, language skills, etc.
- The Consortium proposes a list of successful applicants for final approval by the EC Headquarters in Brussels.
- The EC confirms this selection and assigns the grants.
- The Consortium will communicate to applicants if they have been accepted for the course and if they have been awarded a scholarship (Notification of acceptance is normally in May)
For more information, please contact the EU Delegation in Singapore
Delegation of the European Union to Singapore
250 North Bridge Road
#38-03 Raffles City Tower