EMJMD student scholarship (Only for non-EU students)

The scholarships available to the SUFONAMA programme can be awarded to masters students from all countries other than the EU member states and EEA/EFTA states (Turkey, the Republic of North Macedonia, Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway).

Furthermore, you must comply with a 12 months rule: i.e you must not be a resident nor have carried out your main activity (studies, work private visits, tourism etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in one of these countries.

To be eligible for evaluation your application for a student scholarship must include a certificate – i.e. an official document – verifying your place of residence.

    This can either be:

    • A residence certificate issued (signed and stamped) in accordance with your municipality, region or states normal registration rules
    • In the form of an official letter (signed and stamped) by your current place of work, study or training confirming your current  place of residence

    Neither of these documents can be more than 12 months old calculated backwards as from the submission deadline, and they must include your full name, date of birth, adress and issue date.

    The verification of residence is to be submitted as part of your application for admission and student scholarship. Without this document you application for a student scholarship will be incomplete and regarded as ineligrible.

    Please note that contribution to subsistence costs must:

    • neither be given to scholarship holders for the EMJMD periods (study/research/placement/thesis/preparation) spent in their country of residence.
    • nor to scholarship holders from a Partner Country for the EMJMD periods exceeding three months (indicatively the equivalent of 15 ECTS credits) spent in any Partner Country.

    Scholarships amounts

    Contribution to the travel and installation costs 2000 EUR per year for travel costs + 1000 EUR for installation costs for scholarship holders resident of a Partner Country whose location is situated at less than 4.000 km from the EMJMD coordinating HEI 
    3000 EUR per year for travel costs + 1000 EUR for installation costs for scholarship holders resident of a Partner Country whose location is situated at 4.000 km or more from the EMJMD coordinating HEI 

    The contribution to installation costs is an incentive to help covering the additional costs related to the issuing of visas, residence permits, etc. as well as the temporary accommodation needs upon arrival in the first hosting HEI.

    Contribution to subsistence costs

    Contribution to subsistence costs 1000 EUR per month for the entire duration (120 ECTS)of the EMJMD study programme (24 months maximum)        


    Please be aware that the first monthly contribution to subsistence cost as well as the contribution to travel and installation costs will be paid only upon arrival at the first host university. Also be aware that since no cash payments are facilitated and your formal registration with local authorities upon arrival may be required prior to your establishment of a bank account, the first payment may not be accessible for several weeks upon your arrival.

    Contribution to participation costs

    Contribution to participation costs 4500 EUR per semester for the entire duration (120 ECTS) of the EMJMD study programme (4 semester maximum)        


    Selection Criteria

    If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of scholarships available, applicants will be prioritized as follows:

    Eligible scholarship applications are assessed using the following four selection criteria:

    • Academic excellence
    • Recommendations
    • Relevant work experience
    • Personal experience

    Each criterion is assessed using the scale of 1-5 (5=excellent, 4=very good, 3=good, 2=average, 1=poor). Evaluation always starts with the academic excellence criterion: This must be at least 4 for evaluation to proceed. The evaluation always stops if any other criterion is assessed at less the than 3.

    The following weights on each criterion are used:

    • Academic excellence (60%)
    • Recommendations (15%)
    • Relevant work experience (10%)
    • Personal experience (15%)

    Apart from the screening, language proficiency is assessed as a threshold: Sufficient/not sufficient.

    If selected for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship, you will be asked to sign a SUFONAMA student agreement.

    SUFONAMA Student Agreement Template

    Important information! In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must have completed your bachelor degree and all requested documentation must be submitted within the application period.