Everything You Need to Know about Erasmus Mundus Scholarship

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The Erasmus mundus scholarship is a Fully funded scholarship run by a collaborative partnership of multiple higher education institutions and the European Union with the aim of providing quality higher education learning for interested and eligible students from these selected countries.

Erasmus mundus scholarship

The Erasmus Mundus scholarship allows international students to complete their master’s degree programme in two or more European universities and countries, or even the US and Australia. If you are considering applying for the Erasmus Mundus scholarship, it is best you start between the application between  October and January for programs starting the next academic year.

Opportunities Erasmus Mundus Scholarships provide for Academia

The Erasmus Mundus Scholarship is not only focused on students, it also provides teachers with opportunities and staff training. It covers a wide range of people from those students who have just completed a first degree to adults who are still willing to learn and network. In addition, it adds vocational education to the list of opportunities it provides for all.

Eligibility for Erasmus Mundus Scholarships

There have been frequently asked questions which will be briefly answered at the tail end of this article. One of such questions has been:

How do I know I am eligible for the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship?

Criteria for eligibility 

  • Students from all over the world holding a first degree are eligible for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship.
  • You must be from one of these selected countries
  • After meeting the criteria, a body recognized as the EMGS Consortium’s Study Purpose and a Selection Committee, peruse applications and rank applicants for the Erasmus Mundus scholarships.

How Applications are Ranked

Applicants are ranked according to:

  • Academic excellence
  • Academic potential
  • Level of language skills
  • Recognition of home institution that awarded the first degree
  • Motivation letter
  • Recommendations
  • Work experience.

How to Apply for Erasmus Mundus Scholarships

  • Visit the official website
  • Explore the catalogue and note the deadline of each Programme
  • Choose a Programme of your preference from the Catalogue
  • Visit the Programme website of the Catalogue you have chosen
  • Comply with all the requirement needed (Some of the general requirement include: Degree, transcript, CV (preferably and EUROPass CV), Letter of motivation, letter of reference, Proof of Nationality, Certificate of residence, A recent Photo, English Proficiency level orcertificate of medium of instruction.

How to have an Edge Over other Applicants

  • To have an edge, you need to write a good letter of motivation, your letter of motivation is very Important. Read on to learn how to write an outstanding statement of purpose that will standout among other applicants
  • Remember to cross check all your document before submission
  • Submit your application on time

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Erasmus Mundus Scholarship

What is an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship

An Erasmus Mundus scholarship is the brain child of the European Union (EU) that aims at enhancing quality higher education through the strategy of scholarships and academic collaboration between EU and other non-EU member states.

Is Erasmus Mundus hard to get?

In all sincerity, the Erasmus Mundus scholarship is highly competitive. It is not gotten on a platter of gold. But ensure that you provide and submit all required documents

How do I get the scholarship in 2022?

The application for 2022 is already closed. But it is best to start your application for 2023 between the period October 2022 and January 2023. Start your application here https://www.eacea.ec.europa.eu/scholarships/erasmus-mundus-catalogue_en

What GPA is required for Erasmus Mundus scholarship?

First-degree graduates with CGPA between 2.5 to 3.0 have been selected in the past.

Is Erasmus Mundus a fully funded scholarship?

Yes, successful candidates of the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship enjoy fully-funded Scholarship.

Recognized Countries

There are two categories of countries recognized by the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship article 16 constitution.

  1. The Program country students

These are the EU member states which include: Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Croatia, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden and some countries recognized as third countries associated with the program. These third countries include; members of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) which are also members of the European Economic Area (EEA). They are 3 in number: Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.

Also, countries in accordance with the treaty of Erasmus Mundus Scholarships’ tenets. Such countries are referred to as candidate countries. They include; North Macedonia, Republic of Turkey and Republic of Serbia.

  1. The Partner country students

They are referred to as third countries not associated to the program. All in accordance with section 17 of Erasmus Mundus Scholarships’ constitution.

These countries are grouped into 14 regions namely:

Region 1

  • Known as the Western Balkans. They include:
  • Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo6 and Montenegro.

Region 2

  • Also known as the Neighborhood East includes: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Territory of Ukraine as recognized by international law.

Region 3

  • The South-Mediterranean countries which include: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia.

Region 4

  • Known as the Russian Federation: This Comprises of all the territory of Russia as recognized by international law

Region 5

  • Asia and High Income Countries:  Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, DPR Korea, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.
  • In addition to region 5 are the high income generating countries such as: Brunei, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Macao, Singapore and Taiwan

Region 6

Central Asia: Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Region 7

  • The Middle East: Iran, Iraq, Yemen and also these high income countries in the region: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates

Region 8

  • The Pacific which includes: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
  • In addition, the High income countries in the region like Australia & New Zealand.

Region 9

  • Sub-Saharan Africa which includes: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo – Democratic Republic of the, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Eswatini, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Read some facts about Sub-Saharan Africa

Region 10

  • Latin America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela

Region 11

  • The Caribbean: Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad & Tobago

Region 12

  • US and Canada:  United States of America and Canada.



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