Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Guide 2023


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Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Joint Masters are graduate-level, interdisciplinary study programs designed and administered by an international partnership of institutions of higher education (IHE). The programs involve at least three HEIs from three distinct countries, of which at least two must be from EU Member States and third countries associated with the Programme (previously referred to as Programme Countries).

In this blog, I will share a simple guideline to prepare you for the fully-funded Erasmus Mundus Scholarship from the European Union. The Erasmus Mundus Catalogue lists all of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s degree programs that are fully funded. Each program has its own website, where you can find all the details and apply on the same website (specific to each master’s program).

In the catalog list, look for the program’s full name and then search for the website of your preferred program. Explore it well, and you will find every piece of information you need about your program.

For example:

Screenshot from Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Catalogue Website

To access information about the above Master’s program, visit There, you will find all the details you need, including the application process, deadlines, and required documents. The same applies to every master’s program.

Generally, admissions are open from October to January, and you can apply anytime between those months. However, each program has a different deadline that varies.

Documents Required for Application

In general, the program requires the following documents (although they may vary by program):

Updated CV

IELTS (minimum score of 6.5) / English Proficiency Letter




Motivation Letter

Recommendations (2)

Proof of Address

Although some people may apply and get selected without IELTS, their profiles are compared based on different parameters, such as having publications or other relevant qualifications. We recommend that everyone apply with IELTS, as Erasmus is competitive.

To stand out among other candidates, you should also attach:

Certificates relevant to the program (such as online courses, volunteering, extracurricular activities, internships, seminars, webinars, etc.). Any Research publication you have.

If you do not have any relevant certificates, visit Coursera and Edx and spend time earning them. You can apply for financial aid on both websites to do certificates for free or at a minimal cost. Check here if you do not know how to apply for financial aid on Coursera and Edx.

To prepare for a motivation letter, check my detailed blog and video.

To prepare for IELTS at home, watch videos from these two channels IELTS Liz and Asad Yaqub IELTS and follow their tips.

For Practice go to this website and practice and check your bands.

Some Insights of Erasmus Mundus Scholarship

  • To complete your degree, you will need to study at multiple universities in different countries. This joint master’s degree program requires at least two universities (one year each) or up to four universities (one semester each).
  • You can apply to as many programs as you like.
  • You should prepare a different motivation letter for each program that you are interested in.
  • You must attach all required documents at the time of application. You will not be able to attach or send anything later once the deadline has passed.
  • You can still apply even if you are in your final semester, as long as you are sure you will receive your degree by June/July (2/3 months before classes begin).
  • The Erasmus program only has one intake per year (in September/October).
  • When you apply for a visa, you do not need to attach any bank statements as this program is fully funded.
  • Your recommender should be relevant to your program, such as your professor or your current or past boss (if you are working).
  • There is no age limit for applying, and you can also apply if you already have a master’s degree.
  • After completing the program, you may be eligible for a job search visa, depending on the rules and regulations of the last country you studied in. However, everyone who graduates from Erasmus can apply for a job search visa for the Netherlands.
  • There is no obligation to return to your country after completing the program.
  • There is no separate application for scholarships. If you apply and meet the criteria, and your profile becomes one of the top candidates, you will be considered for a scholarship.
  • The Stipend is 1400 Euros per month with no travel allowance for the new programs and 1000 Euros per month with 3000 Euros per year travel allowance for the old programs.


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