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Erasmus Mundus Scholarship: Introduction

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Areas of Study :
Any discipline
Level :
Doctoral Level
Scholarship Funded by :
Victoria University of Wellington
Provided to :
New Zealand and international students for pursuing their doctoral studies at Victoria University of Wellington.

Erasmus Mundus is a cooperation and mobility programme in the field of higher education that aims to enhance the quality of European higher education and to promote dialogue and understanding between people and cultures through cooperation with Third-Countries. In addition, it contributes to the development of human resources and the international cooperation capacity of Higher education institutions in Third Countries by increasing mobility between the European Union and these countries. Erasmus Mundus aims to enhance quality in higher education through scholarships and academic cooperation between Europe and the rest of the world.

The Erasmus Mundus programme provides support to: higher education institutions that wish to implement joint programmes at postgraduate level (Action 1) or to set-up inter-institutional cooperation partnerships between universities from Europe and targeted Third-Countries (Action 2) individual students, researchers and university staff who wish to spend a study / research / teaching period in the context of one of the above mentioned joint programmes or cooperation partnerships (Action 1 and Action 2); any organisation active in the field of higher education that wishes to develop projects aimed at enhancing the attractiveness, profile, visibility and image of European higher education worldwide (Action 3).

The Erasmus Mundus programme offers scholarships to students of exceptional quality to follow an Erasmus Mundus Masters Course or Joint Doctorate at two or more European universities, as well as scholarships to promote the mobility of students between European and non-European universities. The scheme is open to students throughout the world. The Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association (EMA) provides a forum for the recipients of Erasmus Mundus scholarships and offers a wealth of information about the programme from a student perspective. 


Erasmus Mundus is implemented through the following actions:  

The Programme Guide contains all the general information and the conditions on how to apply for funding. In addition, regular Calls for Proposals are published for the specific actions.


Who can participate

The Erasmus Mundus Programme is open to higher education institutions and to any organisation active in the field of higher education and research as well as to students, doctoral candidates, teachers, researchers and university staff (academic and/or administrative) from any part of the world. The funding opportunities are the following:

(A) Higher education institutions organised into consortia/partnerships

(B) Other bodies:

1) Other bodies active in the field of higher education and research

2) Other bodies which could be particularly relevant for the objectives and activities of the programme

(C) Students and academics

  •   Students in higher education can receive scholarships for:
- Undergraduate studies (Action 2);
- Masters studies (Actions 1 and 2);
  •   Doctoral candidates can receive fellowships for:
- Doctoral studies (Actions 1 and 2);
- Post-doctoral studies (Action 2);
   •   Teachers and researchers can receive fellowships for:
- Teaching and research periods (Actions 1 and 2);

Other academic staff can receive scholarships / fellowships under Actions 1 and 2

Application Process

The Programme Guide provides all the necessary information on the application conditions and criteria corresponding to each of the 3 Programme Actions. Regular Calls for Proposals are published to specify the activities, the application criteria and the budgetary allocations relevant to the call concerned. 

Institutions organised into consortia/partnerships 

Higher education institutions and organisations active in the field of higher education have to apply centrally to the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency in accordance with the application conditions and timetable defined in the Programme Guide and the relevant Call for Proposals. 

There must be one co-ordinating/applicant institution that submits the application on behalf of the consortium/partnership/network of participating organisations. Applicants must be located in an eligible applicant country as defined in the Programme Guide. 

Consortia/partnerships selected under Actions 1 and 2 receive lump-sum amounts for the implementation of their activities and a number of scholarships to award to the best applicants. Proposals selected under Action 3 are co-funded up to a maximum of 75% of their costs. 

Scholarships and fellowships

Students, doctoral candidates, teachers, researchers and other academic staff should address their applications directly to the selected Erasmus Mundus masters and doctoral programmes (Action 1) and to the selected Erasmus Mundus partnerships (Action 2), in accordance with the application conditions defined by the selected consortium/partnership 

Scholarship amounts can vary according to the level of studies/teaching/research, their duration (3 months to 3 years) and the grantee's nationality (scholarships for non-EU individuals are higher than for EU individuals).

Students who wish to follow an Erasmus Mundus Masters Course or Joint Doctorate (with or without a scholarship) must apply directly to an Erasmus Mundus consortium offering such a course following the guidelines below: 

  • Go to the Erasmus Mundus website.
  • Find the academic discipline of interest and click on it. A list of Erasmus Mundus courses offered throughout Europe will appear.
  •  Click on the title of the course. A full description of the course along with a website address will appear. Each course has its own website with information about the specific application requirements, application forms and deadlines.
  •  There are no common application forms or common deadlines for Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses or Joint Doctorates. Students must apply directly to the consortium offering the Erasmus Mundus Masters Course or Joint Doctorate of their choice by following the application procedures specific to that consortium (from the academic year 2008-2009 onwards, the maximum number of courses for which a student can apply is three).
  •  When enrolling in an Erasmus Mundus Masters Course or Joint Doctorate, students can simultaneously apply for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship.
Contact us

Education Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency
Erasmus Mundus Programme
Avenue du Bourget 1
BE-1140 Brussels Belgium
Fax: +32-2-292.13.28
E-Mail : Contact Now

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