This scholarship is offered for African students as well as for the whole international student body. Some of these scholarships are for African students only, while the greater part of these scholarships is open for international students. Erasmus Mundus scholarships contain a variety of different awards and scholarships for international students.
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This type of scholarship is offered by EACEA, which is a short term for Education, Audiovisual, and Culture Executive Agency, and this agency is a part of the European Union. Since EU wants more international students to have the opportunity to study, it has created this branch of scholarships so that more and more international students can have the financial aid.
Currently, this scholarship is divided into 4 different groups of scholarships, and they are Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees, Intra-ACP Partnerships, Intra-Africa Scholarships, and Erasmus Mundus Additional Scholarships.
These different types of scholarships have different eligibility requirements, deadlines, and awards. Since there have been many scams concerning Erasmus Mundus Scholarships, check your source to see if they are trustworthy or not before continuing your search, and yes, this beware of scam came from the official website.
1. Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMDS)
Containing a variety of scholarships, EMJMDS offers many opportunities for international students to study in Europe. This joint-scholarship program has a search engine that you can use to sort our scholarships by majors, country, and by the name of the university. To use the search engine, you can view it by clicking on this link.
- Has to be an international student.
- Has to be applying for a Master’s Degree
- In addition to students, scholars and guest lecturers can also receive this scholarship.
- Applicants can only apply to a maximum of three different programs.
Search Engine for the EMJMDS Scholarships
This is the link for the scholarship search engine, and this site does not provide the application process, application requirements, or application deadlines. For this type of information, you need to contact directly to the university or college that you are interested in. By using the search engine, you can figure out which scholarship that you are applying for, and you need to contact the university that is hosting the scholarship for more information.
This search engine is dedicated only to searching the scholarships, and for more detailed information, you need to contact the hosting institution. If you click on this link above, you will see all this information listed, and the general information about Erasmus Mundus Scholarship is listed on this site.
2. Intra-ACP Partnerships
Unlike EMJMDS, Intra-ACP is only for people from a developing country. Most of these partnerships have already been used, but some partnerships are still up for grabs. Since this is the partnership that is offering these types of awards, you need to contact the partnership in order to get the important information.
- Open to students, graduate students, teachers, researchers, and staff (academic/administrative).
- Has to be from Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific countries.
The application page for Intra-ACP Partnerships contain various partnerships that are still available, and this is the link for the Intra-ACP Partnership’s homepage. Similar to EMJMDS Scholarships, Intra-ACP also does not have the important information such as the application process, application requirements, and the application deadlines, so be sure to contact the hosting partnership if you are interested.
3. Intra-Africa Scholarships
- Graduate students (Master’s and Ph.D.’s) and staff (administrative/academic)
- Has to be a national of an African country.
Basic Application Process
The application process is simple since it is similar to the application process of all the scholarships that we have talked about. In order to apply, this link shows the general process of how to apply.
First, you need to go to the website that shows the various partnership, and from there, you need to click on the project website, check the different courses, and also check the requirements and the application deadlines for the scholarships. After checking all that, you need to apply directly to the partnership through that website.
4. Additional Opportunities
Erasmus Mundus program has not only given opportunities by using the first three groups of scholarships, but it has open additional doors to people around the world by implementing this additional opportunity.
Currently, Erasmus program has opened doors to students, teachers, and even young people, and you can apply and learn more by using one of the links down below.
Studying abroad has been a dream for many of the international students, and Erasmus program is continuing to fulfill those dreams by offering various scholarships to students. This is the link that has all the information about students, and it contains various opportunities for studying abroad.
In addition, it has traineeships (internships, and work), Erasmus student loans, and additional fundings for students with physical, mental, or health-related conditions.
Staff (Training and Teaching)
Since Erasmus Mundus program values teachers whether in training or not, you can receive the same benefits by looking into some of these links. Staff who are in training still should click on this link for more information, while staff who are teaching right now should click on this link for your information.
For students who want to apply for traineeships abroad, this is the right place, since Erasmus Mundus program supports traineeships abroad for international students. This is the link for the trainees, and it contains various information for graduates and undergraduates.
Young People and Youth Workers
This is an additional opportunity for young people to work abroad by doing voluntary work. Opportunities such as youth exchange programs and volunteering activities are available for young people at this link, and networking and training are available for youth workers at this link.
Many great works and opportunities have been offered by the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship program, and more will be available as time passes. Have a great day, and I will see you again in the next post!