Am I eligble for the programme without having earned 240 ECTS credits in economics?
This is possible only in exceptional cases, and decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.
The main criterion is the amount of economics courses in your curriculum. Please send a detailed academic transcript to the academic co-ordinator, who will then check whether you are eligible for the programme.
Can I apply when I am in the final year of my academic programme?
If you are enrolled in the final year of your academic programme, you should submit an official letter in English from your university confirming that you are expected to finalise your course at the end of the current academic year. You also have to submit up-to-date authenticated transcripts of results for each of your previous years of study.
Writing a dissertation was not compulsory at my university. How do I complete my application form?
The online application form requires a dissertation title and a summary of the dissertation work. In case writing a dissertation was not compulsory at your university, please mention this in the application form. If you have done something else instead, an internship for example, please write about that experience.
Am I a partner or a programme country student?
- the 28 Member States of the EU
- Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Students whose nationality is one of the Erasmus+ Programme Countries count as Programme Country students. Students whose nationality is one of the Erasmus+ Partner Countries count as Partner Country student.
Students with a Partner Country nationality who do not fulfil the Partner Country ’12 months’ rule criteria count as Programme Country students.
Students with a double nationality (of Partner and Programme Country) must specify the nationality under which they submit their scholarship application.
What is the ’12 months’ rule?
Students whose nationality is one of the Erasmus+ Partner Countries and who are not residents nor have carried out their main activity in a Programme Country (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years are considered as Partner Country students.
The five-year reference period for this 12-month rule is calculated backwards as from the submission deadline (defined by the consortia) of applying for an EMJMD student scholarship.
Students with a Partner Country nationality who do not fulfil the Partner Country the ’12 months’ rule criteria count as Programme Country students.
How much do I budget for the programme?
In addition to tuition fees, you should budget for travel to the different hosting institutions, for accommodation, food and study materials.
It is difficult to give an exact figure on the cost of the programme, as this is highly dependent on your personal way of living. Please click here for an example of a website that helps you to calculate your budget for a study abroad period.
Can I choose my own locations?
You cannot choose your own locations. It is the Joint Studies Board who decides were teaching will take place. The locations are published on the website well in advance.
During the academic year 2017-2018, teaching will take place in Lille (first term), Antwerp (second term) and Prague (third term).
Can I take a TOEFL or an IELTS test after the application deadline?
The language of instruction in the programme is English. Therefore, one of the eligibility criteria for participation is the student’s proficiency in English. The academic co-ordinators should be able to check this criterium at the time of the selection. An iBT TOEFL test or an IELTS Academic test score is the best objective way to judge about this. Therefore, the test should be taken before the application deadline.
You may be allowed to take a test after the deadline in exceptional cases. Decisions on this are made on a case-by-case basis. If you want to take a test after the application deadline, please send a detailed motivation for it to the academic co-ordinator.
Can I submit the original of my TOEFL or IELTS score report after the application deadline?
If the hard copy of your score report is not yet available at the time you submit your application, you can deliver it later. You should, however, communicate already your score results when submitting your application.
When booking your test we advise you to nominate the partner institution you want to apply to, to be sent your TOEFL or IELTS test results on your behalf. This service is free of charge. For Erasmus Mundus applicants, this is the University of Antwerp.
Can I proof my English proficiency with another English-language test?
The two major English-language tests in the world are TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System). TOEFL and IELTS organize standardized test to measure the English language ability of non-native speakers wishing to enroll in English-speaking universities.
We strongly advise you to take one of these tests to proof your English profiency. If you are in the possession of a score report of another English-language test, you should consult with the academic or the administrative coordinator first.
Can I submit the legalized copy of my degree certificate and/or sworn translations after the application deadline?
The legalization of documents is a time consuming process. We therefore accept a legalized copy of degree certificates and/or sworn translations after the application deadline.
The selection for an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree student scholarship will then be upon the condition of submitting the required legalized documents.
Is there a compulsory format for my CV?
There is no compulsory format for your CV. Please make sure it contains
- your personal details
- your educational background
- your work experience (if applicable)
- your language skills
Please click here for an example of a widely used CV template.