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Applying for EU4M

Who can apply?

European and non-European students as well as non-European scholars are welcome in our master’s programme. Students can apply as self-paying students or financially supported by third-party institutions.

European and non-European scholars can apply to carry out teaching and research assignments and academic work at the institutions participating in the EU4M master’s programme.

When to apply?

European and non-European students applying for this master’s programme should send their documents to the coordinating institution by 31st May of each year at the latest. The deadline for students applying for an EACEA scholarship is January 15th.

Scholars can apply at any time. 

How can I apply?

The application for EU4M JMD has to be made online through the master's course website: http://www.eu4m.eu/student/application

If you have any question or problem please email: secre_uo@eu4m.eu

Is there a deadline for applications?

Yes, the application deadline usually runs from October 1st to January 15th. 

Can both European and non-European students apply for the EU4M JMD Programme?


Can students apply for EU4M JMD through the European Commission?

No. The only way to apply for the Programme or the scholarships is through the online application process indicated on the EU4M Programme webpage. 

I have not graduated yet, can I still apply?

Yes. Students in their final year of undergraduate education may also apply and can, if considered qualified, receive a conditional offer. If this applies to you, you should include a written statement from the degree administration's office (or equivalent department), confirming that you are enrolled on the final year of your education and giving your expected completion date. If you receive a conditional offer, you should present your degree certificate to the Admission's Office before enrolment at the latest.

I have just completed the online application for the EU4M master. Do I also have to send a hard copy of the documents before the deadline?

No. You will only need to provide validated hard copies of the documents if you are finally selected. The final decision will be taken sometime in March-April.

What are the selection criteria?

The selection process is based on a total evaluation of the following items: University Grade Point Average, course work related to the programme, motivation letters, working experience, references and educational background. You may be called for a telephone/Skype interview as a supplement. 

When and how will I know if I have been admitted to EU4M JMD and if I have been granted a scholarship?

You will receive a notification of acceptance with or without scholarship by the end of March. 

Is there a specific format for the C.V., letters of reference, etc?

Europass is the format for the candidates’ CV.

As far as reference letters are concerned, there is no specific format. Please note that the reference letters must be signed, otherwise they will not be considered in the selection process.

I have previously taken part in an Erasmus Mundus Master's programme and have been awarded a scholarship. Can I still apply for EU4M?

You may apply, however you are not eligible for an EACEA scholarship:
"Students who have already obtained a EMJMD scholarship or an Erasmus Mundus Master Course/Joint Doctorate scholarship are not eligible to apply for an additional scholarship under the EMJMD action."

Which languages do I need to study?

The EU4M JMD is taught in local languages at each institution of the Consortium; i.e. Spanish, French, German and English. At the moment of application, you will need to have certified language skills at level B1 (B2 recommended) of the European Framework in the language of your first-year institution, and at least A2 in the language of your second-year institution.

What is a “local language”?

By “local language” we refer to the teaching language used at the EU4M Institutions. This is typically the national language (Spanish at Universidad de Oviedo, French at ENSMM in Besançon and German at Hochschule Karlsruhe), except for Nile University and Ivanovo State Power Engineering University, where lectures are conducted in English. In the latter institutions, it is also possible to follow certain courses in Arabic and Russian respectively.

I don’t currently hold the language certificates required. Do I still have any chance to be selected in the JMD EU4M Programme?

You do have a chance, but it depends on the other candidates. If the rest of applicants can certify the language levels required, they will rank before you in the final list. If that is not the case, you might be selected conditioned to your having the required level at the beginning of your stay in the corresponding EU4M Institution.

I want to study at a specific institution of EU4M-Consortium, what is important?

The mobility path proposed for each individual student is very much conditioned by language skills. Your probability to study at the institution of your choice increases if, at the moment of application, you have certified B1 level (minimum) in the language of the first-year institution, and at least A2 level in the language of the second-year institution.

Assuming you fulfill the language requirements, the higher your degree average qualification, the better you’ll perform in the selection ranking (and the easier it will be for you to be granted your desired destination). Additional merits such as recommendation letters also push you higher in the ranking.

Is an ID card an acceptable ID document instead of the passport?

Although an ID card for EU students is acceptable, we would prefer all applicants to get a passport.

I would like to ask about the length of the motivation letter. Is it compulsory to respect the 250 words limit?

Can I exceed from the word limit? It is compulsory to keep the 250-word limit for the motivation letter. We are aware that this could be too short a space for expressing everything, but the ability to express oneself short and concisely is one of the aspects we are looking for. 

Is it necessary to translate the documents?

If the supporting (official) documents, certificates or letters have been issued in a language other than English, Spanish, French or German you should enclose the corresponding legalized or sworn translation.It is also possible to include documents in different languages, as long as these languages are English, Spanish, French or German.

Should I legalize my Bachelor degree?

At the moment of application for the EU4M Programme it is not necessary to legalize the Bachelor degree. Once the selection process is over, and if you result admitted, your Bachelor Diploma will have to be legalized.

Admission period still open for self-financing students

The admission period has already been closed for students interested in receiving an EACEA scholarship. However, self-funded students may still apply for the JMD EU4M Programme until May 15th

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